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A petition to change the endings to Mass Effect 3 has raised $40K in just one day.
The petition, dubbed Retake Mass Effect, is a Child's Play donation drive which hopes to bring positive attention to the situation. "We would like to dispel the perception that we are angry or entitled," the group said. "We simply wish to express our hope that there could be a different direction for a series we have all grown to love." All the money donated goes directly to Child's Play, which provides video games for the patients at Children's Hospitals worldwide.
The petition asks BioWare to make a number of changes to Mass Effect 3's endings, including:
The donation period ends April 11.
BioWare's Casey Hudson recently responded to the criticisms about the game's endings saying, "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"
[Source: Retake Mass Effect]
I think what most people are missing in Casey's interview is the enthasis on 'What's going to happen next.' As much as I feel let down by the final closing moments, I think the man has a plan... Sadly I think that plan will involve DLC, but I have always bought the story DLC for this series and I doubt I will stop now.
Someone came up with quite a detailed hypothesis concerning that everything post MASSIVE SPOILER..... Harbingers laser blast doesn't actually happen...
At least the money is going to a good cause.
The series had to end in a bold way, it was the only way to go out. BioWare's response to the "issue" may not have been what people wanted to hear, but we're doing exactly what they wanted at this point. Discussing, picking it all apart, piecing everything back together. To be honest, I didn't have a problem with 99% of the ending. I just wanted my love interest (Liara, for all three games) to show some more emotion in the final scene. Also...
In one ending Shepard is defiantly alive (if breathing counts... the rest of him--my Shepard was a guy--probably has it pretty bad at that point), and in a second it is *possible* for him to be alive (the synthesis one). I went synthesis... I want to believe he is alive. Call me crazy.
its not that bad jesus overreacters
The only problem I really had was not really knowing what happened to all my teammates and races. Other than that, and a couple other qualms, I thought that the ending wasn't too bad.
I like all that but the last one, and i am fine if they do none of this, i love the shrouded ending, reminds me of old sci fi movies.
this is just lame, an ending's an ending, stop whining about it and get over it.
I'm glad to see all of the concern regarding the game's ending is at least helping a good cause.
As much as I wouldn't mind seeing a clearer, more "complete" ending, I'd be perfectly happy if Bioware chose instead to focus more on the multiplayer as I feel there's a lot of room for it to grow (*crosses fingers for playable Geth*).
People should also remember that what's most important is the journey not the destination. Even a lackluster ending cannot take away all the fun times me and thousands of other players had working our way through such an amazing trilogy.
Stuff like this makes my eyes bleed. A bunch of self absorbed, sensitive, entitlement brats...that's what this generation will be remembered for. This sounds like the occupy video games movement lol next thing you know they will try and get the government involved nnnooooooooo!
It sounds like a good charity and all but I'd feel odd donating to one that is trying to get involved in the development of any video game.
Hell I'll donate for this cause.
THIS IS CRAP! ALL THESE PETITION SIGNERS NEED TO GET A LIFE!
wow, that's actually really cool. way to take charge fans