Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 21st Mar 2012 23:54 UTC
Games As I made very clear in my thorough review of Mass Effect 2, I'm a huge BioWare fan. This relationship got very, very cloudy when BioWare released Dragon Age II, a rush job with no story and atrocious gameplay. Mass Effect 3 looked like redemption - until I hit the terrible, terrible ending. The criticism of the ending has been so immense and consistent, BioWare is contemplating changing it. Of course, this story is riddled with spoilers, so be warned.
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It's just a game!
by cmost on Thu 22nd Mar 2012 02:16 UTC
cmost
Member since:
2006-07-16

Let's just remember folks that this is JUST a game! If you want to get angry about something, try directing it towards something real and meaningful like the sad state of our environment, economy, politics or medical care.

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RE: It's just a game!
by aliquis on Thu 22nd Mar 2012 02:26 in reply to "It's just a game!"
aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

Guess they feel they can actually change something when it comes to games.

(medical should be possible to.)

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RE: It's just a game!
by alexz on Thu 22nd Mar 2012 04:54 in reply to "It's just a game!"
alexz Member since:
2012-02-25

Do not try to understand gamers. They are the first to call for EA boycott every time EA does something "terrible", but a couple of weeks later "Oh, a shiny new game! Let me enter my credit card number, boycotts never work anyway."

People want to force a multinational to change the ending of a game AND be a free DLC.

There's two problem with this mentality. The first is money. The second is also money.

They will not develop something if there's no ROI. Maybe Bioware would've done it, I don't know them that well, but EA wouldn't approve.

Let's face it, making a new ending available for free implies tens of thousands of dollars in development (believe it or not, developers, animators, voice artists, and designers are not paid 5$/hr, and a single person is not enough to do a new ending in a big studio).

It's the last episode of the trilogy. Unless they plan to pull a starwars on us, pleasing ME3 fans won't attract then to future ME games: there will be none.
Only solution left is paid DLC.

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RE[2]: It's just a game!
by flynn on Thu 22nd Mar 2012 16:13 in reply to "RE: It's just a game!"
flynn Member since:
2009-03-19

It's the last episode of the trilogy. Unless they plan to pull a starwars on us, pleasing ME3 fans won't attract then to future ME games: there will be none.
Only solution left is paid DLC.

They have said in the past numerous times that they are not done with the IP, just with Shepard as protagonist. They want people to buy Mass Effect: the MMO, and Mass Effect: The First Contact War, or whatever other garbage they churn out. The problem is with ME3 leaving such a sour taste in everyone's mouth that most people will not bother with further ME games unless they fix the ending to this one. Making a free ending DLC would cost them money in the short term, but allow them to make it back in the long term with further projects.

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RE: It's just a game!
by fran on Thu 22nd Mar 2012 15:20 in reply to "It's just a game!"
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

Let's just remember folks that this is JUST a game! If you want to get angry about something, try directing it towards something real and meaningful like the sad state of our environment, economy, politics or medical care.

It's never just a game dude :-)

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RE: It's just a game!
by drstorm on Thu 22nd Mar 2012 21:03 in reply to "It's just a game!"
drstorm Member since:
2009-04-24

Let's just remember folks that this is JUST a game! If you want to get angry about something, try directing it towards something real and meaningful like the sad state of our environment, economy, politics or medical care.

There's always that ^ guy!

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