Mass Effect 3 Petition Raises $40K
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:
- A more complete explanation of the story events
- An explanation of the outcome of the decisions made, especially with regard to the planets, races, and companions detailed throughout the series
- A heroic ending which provides a better sense of accomplishment
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]