One of my best friends swears by the Mass Effect line of video games. He’s as hard core a gamer I know, he’s been gaming for a few decades and he swears the original Mass Effect is his “favorite video game of all time”.
“Even better than Pitfall or X-Wing?” I ask.
“Yes, even better”. He states.
He has yet to chime in on the current Mass Effect 3 debate over the ending of the final piece of the trilogy, and I personally have just slightly more than zero experience with the storyline. I did try Mass Effect 2 as a rental when it came out, but as with all new games and their endless cut scenes and lack of actual gamer control I got bored with it in about an hour and returned it to Blockbuster. But my friend is very worried about what he will find as he’s been reading all the noise about the game.
There is a seriously hard core group of Mass Effect fans and a there is a large vocal percentage that are very unhappy with how the final installment ends, and demanding a DLC that changes it. BioWare has commented and is obviously in “spin” mode over the situation, There’s even the now obligatory online petition.
“We understand there is a lot of debate on the Mass Effect 3 ending and we will be more than happy to engage in healthy discussions once more people get to experience the game. We are listening to all of your feedback.”
The skeptic in me thinks all of the press may have just sold even more copies and the company prepared for this to happen and has a DLC ready, for a small additional fee. Yeah, unhappy user could buy their ending. But that alone is pretty fascinating a scenario in today’s gaming. If you don’t like how the game ends, just download a new ending. Personally that feels like defeating the purpose of a story based video game, but there is a lot about gaming to day that I just can’t come to grips with.
Watch the Computer and Video Games Video Guide below and you might begin to understand why
- BioWare: “We are listening”, so don’t spoil Mass Effect 3 (vg247.com)
- Retake Mass Effect petition backers raise $12,000 for charity (vg247.com)
- Ex-Mass Effect Developer Defends Day-One DLC (inquisitr.com)
- Mass Effect 3 Review- The Good and The Bad (nicolecloutier.me)