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Some fans aren't exactly happy with the way Mass Effect 3 ended. Numerous online petitions were even started asking the developer to change the endings. But BioWare says it wanted fans to have discussions about their meaning.
"I didn’t want the game to be forgettable, and even right down to the sort of polarizing reaction that the ends have had with people–debating what the endings mean and what’s going to happen next, and what situation are the characters left in," explained executive producer Casey Hudson in an interview with Digital Trends. "That to me is part of what’s exciting about this story.
"There has always been a little bit of mystery there and a little bit of interpretation, and it’s a story that people can talk about after the fact."
Casey was also asked to respond to fans that were unhappy with the day one downloadable content From Ashes.
"We chose to work on a DLC which people really enjoyed for Mass Effect 2 and we also wanted to make sure that people had it as an opportunity to build it into their first play-through if they wanted that as an optional thing," he said. "That’s what they did and now that people have played it they can see that, yes, it was optional versus the way it was initially spun by some people on the Internet."
[Source: Digital Trends]
Why couldn't they do something like Battlefield 3 and the Back to Karkand map pack,if you preoperative it was free. It really does seem like they were just trying to scrap every nickel and dime out of even the loyal fans who have been playing it since the first one. It's a shady business practice no matter what this guy or any other ultra popular publication says. The fans have right to be mad.
Why couldn't they do something like Battlefield 3 and the Back to Karkand map pack,if you preordered it was free. It really does seem like they were just trying to scrap every nickel and dime out of even the loyal fans who have been playing it since the first one. It's a shady business practice no matter what this guy or any other ultra popular publication says. The fans have right to be mad.
the ending still thows out every single interesting thing about the game and the reapers dont make any sense at all seriously they go from being amazingly enigmatic and frightening to flat out retarded.
***. Completely ignored what people were angry about the DLC for in the first place to put their own spin on it and then blamed the people complaining. Yeah I'm done with Bioware.
I'm actually one of the (very) few that liked the ending. <Spoilers> I mean one would assume there would only be two ending options: Kill the reapers, or some sort of weird Paragon-style choice of getting them on your side. Both of those were in there, along with a 3rd option. I do understand the annoyance of Shepard's change in character in that last conversation though. The A.I. didn't bother me that much, because it was that same image as that boy that kept popping up through out the game. Also, with the Grandpa scene, it was cool that he was called "The Shepard," and he clearly states that there are more stores of "The Shepard," so I don't think he really "died," after choosing Synergy/Merging. Of course, that's all just my outlook on it.
Day 1 DLC: Not all of it was completely finished when the game was ready for launch (several days before it was available for us), so they put the character on the disc and spent the next few days finishing up the rest of it, which they released as DLC. Since it was optional and not needed for the game, you people should be glad it came out at all.
As for the story: Go back and look at all the choices you've made throughout all 3 games and see what has been altered because of them. There's an impressive amount of player control being shown right there. And the endings are the epitome of control. There is no clear-cut ending. You have the ultimate amount of control by piecing together what you think should be the ending. So stop complaining about them taking what they promised (control) and ramping it up so far that you can't even comprehend it. I applaud BioWare for their work on Mass Effect 3, and on the whole series.