I’m sure you know by now that I love a good controversy. And the ending of Mass Effect 3 is the latest in the gaming world. If you’re unfamiliar with it (have you been living under a rock?) many gamers are upset by just how open-ended the ending actually is (nerds).
As I prefer to keep this a spoiler-free zone (and have yet to officially beat the game), I will keep this vague. I’m sure we all know someone who has beaten the game or perhaps we’ve even watched someone beat the game. But does being consumers give us the right to complain?
Clearly people are upset that much of the story is left “unfinished”. What happens to your companions? How do your choices before the ending really effect the galaxy at large? Whatever happened to Emily Wong?
Clearly fans are upset. Bioware defends their ending(s) by saying they wanted to create a game that would be talked about and discussed, not forgotten. Congratulations.
Honestly, I don’t understand why gamers are so upset. Obviously, Mass Effect developer Bioware is setting the stage for Mass Effect 4 in which more of the story is revealed and the universe is expanded beyond Commander Shepard (No more Shepard? Say it isn’t so!).
You just know someone out there on the interwebs is creating a Mass Effect 4 video and will soon post it on YouTube (and that doesn’t piss you off?).
If anything, be upset with game developers for creating games that beg for sequels (as long as the sequels are delivered, however, we should all relax)…of course, then we could also get mad at authors for waiting until book 7 to wrap-up the plot of a novel (or playoffs that last more than one series) but then, aren’t we just yelling at ourselves (or by ourselves at the TV)?