I’m going to try and keep this as spoiler-free as possible, but here’s the deal – Mass Effect 3‘s endings suck. There are essentially three and all three are, well, let’s say there’s no “good” ending this time around. The best you can hope for is least heart-wrenchingly depressing. Now, these are people who have spent years with their characters, working as hard as they could to get the perfect set-ups for the final showdown.
They are not pleased. So the fans are striking back and doing everything possible to make themselves heard.
The BioWare Social Network is afire with people ranting about the ending. Visit the Mass Effect 3 Story and Campaign Discussion forum and you’ll find the majority of the recent threads are all expressing outrage about the trilogy’s conclusion. Polls have also been created, with two of the largest asking, “What would you like to do about the endings? “ and “DLC or patch could add a fourth option: REFUSE.” Take care before clicking through to either of those polls, as there are spoilers.
But wait, there’s more! Sorry, I couldn’t resist. Fans have also taken to other sites to further their fight. A petition has been launched on Change.org in support of new ending DLC. A Twitter account called New Ending for ME3 is rallying the fight. Finally, there’s the Demand a better ending to Mass Effect 3 Facebook page.
It’s quite a mess, really, and things are only going to get worse. After all, Mass Effect 3 only came out on March 6, 2012. Only a small number of people have beaten as of now. Over the next few weeks, more people are going to finish. If the initial batch is this mad, imagine how the masses will be when more start finishing the game.
I have to say, I wholeheartedly agree with them. I haven’t beaten Mass Effect 3 yet, but I have seen the endings and I am not happy about what’s coming for Clover Shepard. I hope BioWare is listening and an epilogue DLC is released that either adds a “good” ending or, at the very least, offers a fantastic rescue mission.
Site [BioWare Social Network] Site [Change.org] Site [New Ending for ME3 on Twitter] Site [Demand a better ending to Mass Effect 3 on Facebook]