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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RE: It's just a game!
by alexz on Thu 22nd Mar 2012 04:54 UTC 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[3]: It's just a game!
by Yagami on Thu 22nd Mar 2012 17:09 in reply to "RE[2]: It's just a game!"
Yagami Member since:
2006-07-15

"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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That is an idiot,lame comment.

You already know what they will do next, and that it will be churned garbage.

And you complain them for making money with other protagonists, but you want them to follow the route of "Sheppard 4, killed the reapers, takes on God Next" and "Sheppard 5, Killed the Gods, takes on Developers Next".

Just finish the damn Sheppard thing.
MGS also finished the story with its protagonist. Does that make that following MGS are churned gargabe ?

Its Sheppard, not Rambo.
Damn.... Hollywood Know-It-All gamers !!!

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