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Submitted by leonHurley 1329d ago | opinion piece

Debate: should Mass Effect 3′s ending be changed?

Mass Effect 3′s Extended Cut DLC will be here soon. The question is: should it be? We debate whether Bioware should have created the additional content. (Mass Effect 3, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

FrightfulActions  +   1329d ago
Why the hell is this even up for debate and why would anyone be against free content? It seems more like the ones who go against the free content are the ones acting spoiled. You're getting stuff for free and yet still find a reason to complain. Where the hell was all these debates when Asura's Wrath released 'true ending' dlc? Where were the debates when Fallout 3 released DLC that changed the storyline ending and prolonged your gameplay experience? Fans wanted more - they gave us more. Why have so many people become so snobby over games, they're suppose to be fun and enjoyable. Some are art, sure, but I'd rather see them as fun entertainment rather than art if me viewing them as art means we have absolutely no say-so as fans as to what we want to enjoy. Supply and demand works wonders.
DarthZoolu  +   1329d ago
When games are viewed as art Gamers win! The gaming industry is one of the last fronts where the product has to be good for people to buy & enjoy it. I don't want this to become like the music industry where people are buying music because they like the guys tattoos or somebodies stupid fucking outfits. I want games to get more in depth with better artificial intelligence with bigger environments with more detail I don't want a lot of commercial Wii games that are made to just sell a lot and be trendy!!!!
TopDudeMan  +   1329d ago
I only saw one of the endings and although it was pretty abrupt and didn't really explain what happened to any of the characters, I didn't think it was that bad.

My only problem was that my paragon wasn't high enough to do a certain paragon action at the end of the game. (obviously, I'm still dodging spoilers, but you guys know what I'm talking about).

@Segamon, no problem. I hate it when people spoil stuff.
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MWH  +   1329d ago
thanks buddy.
Sharingan_no_Kakashi  +   1329d ago
Not this debate again...

I personally dont care. My problem with ME3 wasnt the ending. The game was just boring. And I loved ME2. I've been about 16 hours into ME3 for the last couple months. Prolly wont finish it.
DarthZoolu  +   1329d ago
ME1 was by far the best it was like a Real Space Odyssey! Tons of planets and side quests and exploration I was kinda let down by 2 & 3 it should have gotten bigger and more in depth not more linear.
Redempteur  +   1329d ago
Again ??

There is no debate , here the ending is a total insult to anyone who has played the previous's bad

-retcon this ending and explaing things !!
-explain things and fill the plot holes !!!
sjaakiejj  +   1329d ago
This debate is meaningless as the ending is not being changed. It's extended with more cutscenes and information, much like a director's cut in movies, something which certainly isn't something that has never happened before. Hell, Dragon Age: Origins extended its ending with 10 hours of gameplay in the form of Awakening.
tigertron  +   1329d ago
Thats just the problem. They're "expanding" upon a dreadful ending that spoilt the entire game and indeed the franchise due to its numerous plotholes and the fact that Bioware broke the promises they made in regards to the ending.

They promised and didn't deliver. That has made me loose faith in Bioware.

ME3 is a brilliant game, theres no doubt about it but it lacked features that were present in ME1 and 2. The game just felt rushed and I'm sure EA had a hand in this. It has EA written all over it.
sjaakiejj  +   1329d ago
Give it a chance. Too little information in a scene often makes it seem worse than it actually is.

Bioware repeatedly said that EA had nothing to do with it though, so if you want to put the blame somewhere, put it on Casey Hudson, as he's the guy who wrote the ending without the input of his team-members.
Lucreto  +   1329d ago
I was fine with the ending but it would be nice if they explained the ending a bit more. The last 10 minutes were confusing but it didn't ruin the series for me.

What were the promises Bioware broke?
MacDonagh  +   1329d ago
@Lucreto I've added a video for your perusal on what lies were told about ME3. An important rule of business is that you never bite the hand that feeds you and Bioware may never fully recover from this.

Related video
tigertron  +   1329d ago
@ Lucreto

Interviewer: [Regarding the numerous possible endings of Mass Effect 2] “Is that same type of complexity built into the ending of Mass Effect 3?”
Hudson: “Yeah, and I’d say much more so, because we have the ability to build the endings out in a way that we don’t have to worry about eventually tying them back together somewhere. This story arc is coming to an end with this game. That means the endings can be a lot more different. At this point we’re taking into account so many decisions that you’ve made as a player and reflecting a lot of that stuff. It’s not even in any way like the traditional game endings, where you can say how many endings there are or whether you got ending A, B, or C.....The endings have a lot more sophistication and variety in them.”

Unfortunately we did get an ABC ending, or a Red, blue or green ending. That was just one example. Here is a thread of quotes:

I'm not one to rant and rage on the internet but Bioware did lie to us.
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MrDead  +   1329d ago
Changed, no
Explained, yes
h311rais3r  +   1329d ago
Uh....wasn't this done months ago? Don't refuel this fire.
Megaton  +   1329d ago
This "debate" was over in March, and these people still don't seem to even understand what the EC is. It changes NOTHING.
LAWSON72  +   1329d ago
I think that when a game is made and is good because of story you should not give us 3 shitty endings that are exactly the same. Its bad enough that your decisions mean absolutely nothing.
Ethereal  +   1329d ago
The game hasn't ended yet. This DLC will show the true ending.

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