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Published on March 19th, 2012 | by Sam Desatoff, Editor

BioWare Considering Changing Ending To Mass Effect 3

Since its March 6 release, Mass Effect 3 has drawn criticism from gamers displeased with its ending. Many online petitions have surfaced demanding that BioWare change the ending altogether. Some have even earned upwards of $40,000 in donations.

BioWare posted yesterday on the Mass Effect Facebook page:

We are aware that there are concerns about a recent post from this account regarding the ending of the game. In this post it was stated that at this time we do not have plans to change the ending.

We would like to clarify that we are actively and seriously taking all player feedback into consideration and have ruled nothing out. At this time we are still collecting and considering your feedback and have not made a decision regarding requests to change the ending.

Your feedback and opinions are of the utmost importance to us. We apologize for any confusion this has caused. Our top priority regarding this discussion is to keep communication with you, our loyal fans, open and productive.

As someone who has not played any of the Mass Effect games, I cannot offer an opinion on the ending. But as an observer, the whole issue seems to have gotten out of hand. It seems a little selfish of gamers to demand that BioWare change the ending entirely. This sort of conflict will reflect poorly on gamers as a whole, causing them to come of as entitled, and that’s not good for the industry at all.

Should BioWare leave the game as-is, or are they obligated to change the final product to please petitioners? Sound off in the comments below.

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  • Ironhandjustice

    I believe they should. There are thousands of posts regarding this, and I can resume the into:

    -No epilogue. All your choices doesnt’t matter anymore in the last ten minutes.
    -No explanation of the ending. Just “as is”
    -Only three identical choices. Resumed on “take the blue, green, or red pill, Neo”.
    -No epic.
    -No logic in most of the thing seen in the end, with major conflict between this and Arrival DLC. The same for character position within ME3. They should be in some place, and magically they translate to another place.
    -Not personal. The same for every player when the entire series speak about “your” sheppard.
    -Huge plot holes.
    -Lack of any kind of “final enemy”.
    -No final battle
    -Complete destruction of the universe’s rules with no chance of any post-ME3 game.
    -Copied from Asimovs Foundation final choice.

    I can’t say anymore without spoiling.

    For more information, read the forums.

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