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A fan who wants to see the ending of Mass Effect 3 changed has taken his complaint to the Federal Trade Commission, the agency created to protect consumers.
His argument is that Bioware did not deliver on the promise of its game saying, "after reading through the list of promises about the ending of the game they made in their advertising campaign and PR interviews, it was clear that the product we got did not live up to any of those claims."
He continues by inviting others to file complaints against Electronic Arts with the FTC if they share his sentiments.
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The sense of entitlement is just astonishing to me. I understand people being upset about the DLC issue but going to the FTC about the ending of a video game? Really? These developers put everything they could into this game and to show such disrespect to the artistic vision they had just goes against everything I think video games stand for.
So let me get this straight, this person thinks that the ending was soooooooooooooooooooooo bad, that it is worth a legal case, really? This person is stupid.
This is absolutely ridiculous. If you don't like the game, just take it back and get something else. If no game has a good enough story for you, quit complaining like a troll and go make your own game.
So, ummm. what happened to video games being the stories the people who MADE the game wanted to tell...
If you want a story with a different ending, write one yourself.
His name on Bioware is El_spiko. Feel free to bombard him with a petition stating that he is ruining games as an art by declaring it a product to the FTC and that he isn't even a game developer or programmer or producer or director or writer or anything that has to do with games except a consumer and to suck it up and enjoy it for what it's worth!
Geez. Way too far man. Did anyone file a complaint with the FTC for any other video game or movie? This fan needs to get out of the Mass Effect world and back to reality.
Wow... and he calls himself a fan.
This is ridiculously stupid...
....man is a ***
What a whiny little brat! Lol!
I haven't finished it yet, but can the ending really be That Bad?
Nothing but the truth about Mass Effect.
(spoilers marked with *)
ABOUT MASS EFFECT AND OTHER GAMES: -
Games are like TV-series and movies, they need fans to survive. There are those players who don't really care about games anyway, they just play to kill time. Not this cool. Then, there are those who really enjoy playing, they like the story, they can identify themselves with the characters, and everything is cool, right? And then, there are those players who don't like changes. Not a bit. I don't like changes either. But we have to face changes in games. We have to face mistakes of the producers and planners. And we have to face a weird ending in Mass Effect. Really?
WHY PLAYERS ALWAYS HAVE TO COMPLAIN: -
As said, there are really many players out there. And there have been complaints about Mass Effect yet. "Mass Effect 1 was too much RPG. I also hate the exploration of the planets." "Mass Effect 2 has changed too much. I also hate the scanning of the planets." "Mass Effect 3 is too much Action. I also hate the ending." Hey, guys, really? They try not to make the same mistake again and again, and that's the reaction? I know, Mass Effect 1 was not perfect, I had to explore every planet about 3 times to get everything, but okay. Mass Effect 2 wasn't perfect either, the whole story was just "get your team and do this mission". Mass Effect 3 has mistakes too, but "Mass Effect 1-3" was one *** trilogy, right? But that's just how players think: "Changes are bad, Endings I don't understand are bad, Everything is just so bad."
WHY I LIKE THE "MASS EFFECT 3"-ENDING: *
From the very first encounter with Sovereign I knew that this game would have an awesome story. And let's have a look at this: The Reapers are so powerful that they can destroy everything - it's obvious, that you need something more powerful to stop them - and what would that be - yes, it's God. Or something. Okay, I don't want to say that this kid in the Mass Effect 3 ending is god, but why not? There's a really mighty being, and it sends reaper to bring order to the universe. Then, Shepard has the choice: Control/Symbiosis/Destroy. (Ah, yeah, and I don't think "destroy the Reapers" is the best option, because of the death of the Geth and EDI. Best ending for me? Symbiosis, of course.) So, now you want to know, why I like this ending? Because you have to think. Because there are so many secrets. What about an ending that shows you everything? Where the Reapers came from? What this God-kid-thing really is? Lame. The more BioWare has to explain, the more this beautiful end gets ruined.
WHAT MY SHEPARD DID: *
I don't know how my friends played, but they messed it up. I like my ending, but I don't say, it's the best. I saved the Kroganas, I saved both Quarians and Geth, Liara probably awaits a baby, Joker and EDI fell in love, I sacrificed myself to save everything I love. Cool end, really. Come on, guys, this story is awesome.
WHAT PLAYERS REALLY SHOULD COMPLAIN ABOUT: -
Please, stop to be mean. Stop protesting. BioWare did a good job. You guys have to deal with other things. First, the DLC at Day 1. Do I have to say more? Second, War Asset. Is it fair to give a Readiness Rating that is only affected by Multiplayer? Third, the possible endings. Isn't it weird that Shepard can influence the whole story, but if you want a perfect ending and a high military strength, you have to do what BioWare wants? I also don't want to get this military strength points just to see another squad member at the end (come on, I know they all survived, they have to) or three seconds where Shepard takes a breath. This is what you guys should complain about, okay?
If you liked MASS EFFECT 1-3, please post this in forums where guys are like "Uh, that was ***, I loved Mass Effect, but I hate this end, and now everything is bad, I have to kill myself, blah, blah.". Thanks. Talk to me, if you're this 1%-player who liked the end. Thanks again.
My reasons for considering an FTC complaint against EA have little to do with ME3. They're almost entirely focused on EA Sports
I am frankly stunned by the number of people claiming that this is going too far. Really...too far? Does the ending of the game or does it not directly contradict the claims that Bioware made about their product? They promoted something as a selling point of their merchandise, and that something proved not to be present in the product that they sold. That is, literally, the definition of false advertising.