What's the Problem With Mass Effect 3's Ending Then?
Written Tuesday, March 13, 2012 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
OK. So we're jumping on the bandwagon and doing a little news post about Mass Effect 3's divisive ending. First of all, I'll go on record and say that I personally didn't have a problem with it and am happy with the choices I made in the game. However, there's been a considerable backlash regarding the trilogy closer, with some fans deeming Mass Effect 3's ending less than satisfactory.
So much so in fact, that someone has started up a Facebook page [thanks to Rudy and Mix for bringing this to our attention] entitled 'Demand a better ending to Mass Effect 3', which aims to have BioWare change the ending to the game and "bring about a change for the better," it says. The page currently has 19,711 'likes'.
This seems somewhat odd, and were BioWare to fold under pressure from fans, what would that mean for video games at large? Would fans then feel entitled to throw their toys out of the pram whenever a game doesn't play out the way that they hoped? And moreover, how ridiculous would it be to download an alternate ending patch? Very, is the answer.
In movies, changing a movie is a practice that's not unprecedented (*cough* George Lucas *cough*), but it's usually a move that's initiated at the behest of the director, and not the fans. Ridley Scott's Director's Cut of Blade Runner was arguably better than the original due to its revised ending, but should BioWare dare to venture into this kind of territory with Mass Effect 3?
What did you all make of Mass Effect 3's ending? Were you as happy as the Illusive Man sucking on a cig or as angry as a krogan with a thresher maw up its butt? Let us know in the comments, and try to keep it spoiler free, please folks. If you haven't finished the game, you may want to avoid reading the comments, just in case.