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After fans started online petitions, and even issued complaints to the FTC, BioWare finally spoke out about the endings to Mass Effect 3.
In a letter published from co-found Ray Muzyka last week, the studio will create "game content initiatives" that will hopefully provide fans the closure they were originally looking for.
Some feel this is justified. After all, if video games allow the creators to modify or edit their work at any point in time, why shouldn't they be allowed to? Others claim this is setting a bad precedent, saying the original vision of the creator's work should not be dictated by fans.
BioWare said it won't reveal its plans for what it's doing with the game's endings until sometime in April.
Where do you side on this matter? Feel free to discuss in the comments below. You're allowed to openly discuss story spoilers, so if you haven't finished the game yet you should probably do so first before jumping in.
I absolutely loathe them. Not because there was no happy ending, but because it left me completely unsatisfied and it was full of plot holes.
The ending-to me-did not seem to "fit". I got the impressions Bioware was trying to prove something rather then just ending the trilogy. The ending just seemed out of synch with the rest of the feel of the game. I understood the ending but felt like Bioware left it open for another DLC.
I played the game with the intention of closure, even if that meant killing off everyone. A DLC continuation of femshep would just cheapen the experience for me. I truly enjoyed the whole emotional thrill ride and do not want it tarnished by dragging they story our any further. I made my closure and I am done with Mass Effect forever.
Personally I think this is how it should have gone, the Synthesis one was stupid and unrealistic, hands down. As for the other ones I think the Destroy all Synthetics one should have been the bad ending, the take control of reapers should have been the ok ending, and there should be one where Shepherd doesn't die and the Crucible only destroys the reaper.
That is as basic as I could put it.
I would say that the lack of closure with what happens to your team/all the troops your gathered together along with the mass relays blowing up is what i had the most problem with(which could be explained/fixed in DLC planned or otherwise)...and the reason why the reapers were doing what they were doing was just bad and it kind of cheapened the reapers over all. So that being said the whole ending was not bad it was just what happens after Shepard, Anderson, and Illusive Man stand off were it went the wrong way for me.
I,ve been saying people just need to wait and have faith. So far I seem to be be right. Just saying
I don't think it was a bad ending from the point of view of what happens, but rather how vague and ambiguous the final scenes were.
the ending is atrocious on every level. why not end with a bang!
I honestly think that this whole situation is ridiculous. I kinda wish Bioware wasn't going to change anything, just to show all of those petitioners that it isn't the players right to demand a different ending.
I did not like the ending, but I knew that they were necessary. Shepard was never going to walk away from the Reapers with his life, and he knew it. He faced it head on like a hero. It's not a happy end or a "bow tie" ending that ties everything together, but it was the necessary end. That being said, the only thing I can wish for is more closure on the squadmates. These are characters with whom we've all grown increasingly close to over the course of five years. Nowadays, that's longer than quite a few marriages. With that kind of connection and emotional bonding with the characters, I was definitely looking forward to seeing how they move on after the final battle. I would've loved to see Garrus go to the bar and toast to Shepard, or Ashley, or whoever your respective love interest was, crying at the realization that Shepard isn't coming back. Moments like that are all I can ask for as far as closure goes. Shepard was only ever a part of Mass Effect; I'd like to see where the rest of the universe ends up.
The moment I finished ME3 I felt deeply unsatisfied. And I had purposely kept myself away from spoilers so I had no idea there was a LOT of people saying the same thing. The reason I disliked (at first) it was because it broke a couple of my unbreakable rules:
1) Main villain switcherooo - I hate absolutely everything about the stupid Reaper god.
2) Show don't tell- it's not enough to KNOW these things would supposedly happen (WHY DOES SHEPARD TAKE HIM AT HIS WORD ANYWAY? HE'S THE VERY DEFINITION OF AN UNRELIABLE NARRATOR! MY SHEPARD WOULD NEVER DO THAT!!!) For them to mean anything we need to see it happen. I wanted to SEE Shepard controlling the Reapers and maybe rebuilding the galaxy, and I wanted to SEE the Geth and EDI die. Synthesis was so stupid I don't have an opinion about it.
Then Bioware and EA gave us a big middle finger with the DLC advertisement at the end of the credits!
What it all boiled down to was the universe and characters I had grown to love over the years was completely destroyed. All the Mass Relays are obliterated (maybe killing most of the galaxy), your crew is stranded on Gilligan's planet never to be seen again, and everybody you brought to war with you is going to starve to death on Earth. Good job Bioware! I've never felt like everything I've done in a video game has been pointless before this.