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The recent release of Mass Effect: Deception, a new novel written by William C. Dietz and published by Del Rey, didn't sit well with fans.
Upon its release, a lengthy Google document was created outlining many of the book's errors. BioWare has since acknowledged the issue and is releasing a new version of the book with the errors corrected.
"The teams at Del Rey and BioWare would like to extend our sincerest apologies to the Mass Effect fans for any errors and oversights made in the recent novel Mass Effect: Deception," the publisher said on its forums. "We are currently working on a number of changes that will appear in future editions of the novel.
"We would like to thank all Mass Effect fans for their passion and dedication to this ever-growing world, and assure them that we are listening and taking this matter very seriously."
William C. Dietz also previously wrote Resistance: The Gathering Storm, Halo: The Flood, and Hitman: Enemy Within.
Good, I just finished the book last night, I'll make sure to pick up the new copy, Gillian better not be freaking 18 after like two years.
It's good that everyone is so passionate. I'm a fan of ME, so I'll admit that even though some of these errors were nitpicky, they did irk me to a degree. Just do us a favor and make sure this person never writes another Mass Effect book again.
I'm more mad at the lack of an editor to begin with than with the author. A lot of those errors could have been caught if someone had cared to read over the book before they published it.
From the looks of it they basically will have to rewrite the book considering all of the errors made in it.
Well I guess that's cool. I actually liked the Splinter Cell bokks and a Halo book or two. Maybe I'll give these ones a try some time.
Wow, I read the Google document. I have played through ME1, ME2 with ME1 save. I have only one save file for each game, have not replayed at all. I know that allot of you have played each game several times, but I like the idea of no second chances once I have made a decision. And I spent so much time in each game talking to everyone, reading everything, experiencing all the world has to offer. I just couldn't bring myself to try it a different way, and I couldn't spend that much time doing it again. But even I know about allot of the game specific errors listed in the document.
Damn, some of those are pretty big mistakes. Postpone the book for as long as it takes to get the source material right, at least.