Bioware and EA face fan backlash over Mass Effect 3

20 March, 2012 - 7:48 pm by

So Mass Effect 3 has been on the shelves for two weeks now, and as more and more players finish the game, more and more gamers are turning to the internet to voice their dissatisfaction on the game’s seemingly hateful endings. It seems that the marmite endings are more hated than loved. Little spoilers lay ahead.

The source of the complaint is that even though there are multiple decisions to be made through out the trilogy, the climax of Mass Effect 3 means that all the endings are roughly the same. It has even lead one angry gamer to sought legal action in the US. El_Spiko, a regular on Bioware’s forums commented “After reading through the list of promises about the ending of the game they made in their advertising campaign and PR interviews, it was clear that the product we got did not live up to any of those claims.”

In response to the ending, Bioware issued a statement and avoiding the spoilers, the final paragraph reads:

“Throughout the next year, we will support Mass Effect 3 by working on new content. And we’ll keep listening, because your insights and constructive feedback will help determine what that content should be. This is not the last you’ll hear of Commander Shepard.”

So it appears that to change the ending, DLC will be used to complete the story. This may be some relief for some but could insight more hatred as having to pay for Downloadable content on a £40 game could stoke the fire further.