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Mass Effect 3 Ending Controversy Has Gone too Far

During the past two weeks, things have gotten out of hand. People destroying copies of Mass Effect, starting charity drives to change the ending and now, returning the game because they didn't like the ending. Enough is enough.

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FCOLitsjustagame2168d ago

Listen you make a crappy product that people expected to be good and their going to be annoyed. Why worry about it if other people want to protest. As long as they are not keeping you from the game or anything else,just leave them be. The company will either make it right or it will all fade away over time. Complaining about other people complaining just make it last longer. (well just like my post will).

Fuzrum2168d ago

Totally agree. Thanks for raising awareness of Retake Mass Effect 3's cause, hardcoregamer.com!

Canary2168d ago

Consumers have a right to complain about inferior products. Anyone who tries to quell consumer feedback, positive or negative, is either a shill for the corporate machine, or too incredibly... profoundly stupid for words.

If you get tired about reading criticism of subject X, you stop. To demand that the debate cease is... as I said, there are no words.

anti-fanboy2167d ago

But with media you cannot just say its an inferior product. Mass Effect is not so much a product as it is a piece of literture. The ending was written that way for whatever reason. You may not like it, I may not like it, but it was written that way.

I believe it was very well written so well it makes it look like trash. If you look at the "Indoctrination theory" it was written to indoctronate the gamer as well.

Mottsy2167d ago

People are finally standing up to these companies! If we don't like something then we should let these companies know. We should of stood up to alot of these game companies long ago. But hopefully this is a start and they will start righting their wronging.

Pintheshadows2168d ago

I just finished it again. I don't agree with changing the end, I don't agree with the widely accepted theory and I don't think petitions will ever do anything useful, ever.

The fact is ending is still a terrible mess and there's F' all that's worth doing about it. Just don't buy Biowares next game. I'm just going to accept that Bioware really messed up on those ten or so minutes.

However I won't be taking anyone who says they liked it seriously (honestly, i'm convinced you're trolling) and if you think that's harsh I don't care.

xXxSeTTriPxXx2168d ago

i have yet to beat the game (also playing tales of graces f and sfxt).is the ending that grotesque?..i'm only like 10hrs in and so far it's been a thrill ride.i just can't imagine the ending being that bad, when the game (so far) is great with a level of polish rarely seen (form it's predecessor's).i'm sacred to even beat the game with all this controversy surrounding the endin.

FCOLitsjustagame2168d ago

It is a fantastic game with great stories and lots of little details which is part of what makes the ending such a "WTF just happened" kind of moment.

So play it, enjoy it, go into the end with no expectations (because you cant prepare for it anyway) and then you will see if you like it or not.

rogimusprime2168d ago

@ xXxSeTTriPxXx

I thought just like you did last week. "how bad can it be? why are people SO damn angry, they should get a life and move on!!!!" It was a thrill ride. For some folks, 5 years worth of gaming and tons of hours invested. Great story and characters, but they way they threw it all away was worse than the third matrix film.

I just chose to ignore the ending and play multiplayer. Much more satisfying. Even if you don't want them to change the ending, you have to admit that they did a disservice to THEMSELVES by writing such a well written universe, different species, planets, mass relays, biotics, etc...and just pissed it all away with a 10 minute barely interactive scene.

Say what you will about Hideo Kojima and cutscenes. He knows how to finish a damn game.

Pintheshadows2168d ago (Edited 2168d ago )

The reason the ending is so bad is because it doesn't fit in with the high quality of the rest of the game. The writing suddenly goes 'loco' as James would say.

I was about 15 hours in thinking all the complaints were taken way out of proportion regarding the ending. It just didn't seem like it could be bad. I was loving it. When I finally got there I was unbelievably disappointed.

It didn't ruin the game or the rest of the franchise for me though. Despite what people like assume. And it is only the last ten minutes. So enjoy it and hell, put the ending out of your mind.

What's SFxT like? Thinking of getting it. Haven't played a fighter since SC4.

Godmars2902168d ago (Edited 2168d ago )

Yeah, though I still plan on buying the game I'm also getting mixed feelings about supporting a company that seems to be able to continue or conclude a game's story, or they flat don't care. Are actually insulting to a degree. Considering how they resolved Tali's reveal.

And then there was the constant pre-release claims which turned out to be flat out untrue. How is anyone suppose to believe anything from a company that pulls crap like that?

Summons752168d ago

Meh Sloppy writing is sloppy writing, no excuse in the world can hide that fact.

Bay2168d ago

It's not going too far yet. When people start rioting and physically hurting others is when it gets too far. This is nothing, and hell donating to charity shouldn't even be a negative.

It's not like a book, movie, play or any other kind of story based media where they'll have to take another year or so to come up with content to address fan's concern, ME can have new endings made in a month slightly more, and then patched right into the game via free/paid DLC.

Plus, if someone's satisfied with the current endings, then be satisfied with it. No one's forcing you to like new endings (if they come out), or even get them. I'd say, if new endings come out, then we'd have more satisfied people.

SilentNegotiator2167d ago (Edited 2167d ago )

ZOMG! Asking for refunds and filing complaints to the FTC! How uncivil!
/s

(and no, a couple of death threats does not mean the entire movement is uncivil)

Like you said, people have nothing to lose if the dissatisfied get compensation. So why is there a billion times larger stink coming from the people defending ME3 than from the people dissatisfied with the ending.

JonnyBigBoss2168d ago

The ending was a travesty, though. Don't make a series about affecting the outcome with a trilogy without a good ending. ME3 is a shame.

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