So you got BioWare to do something about the endings. And yet, as I and others in the industry said ( Bioshock creator Ken Levine included), this isn't going to solve the problem.
You can't please everyone. It's just the way of the world. And even though the developer has promised a Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut for the summer – which is free and entirely unplanned; a direct response to the outcry for a better climax – not all fans are happy. And nobody is surprised.
As reported by ABC News 10 , there are already examples of more complaining on the part of ME3 fans. Here's what a student at the University of South Carolina Lancaster had to say:
"We do not want an extended cut, we want an ending that fits Mass Effect 3, not some ending clearly ripped from the bad endings of several movies that completely destroys the purpose of playing the game."
Others have spoken out saying they don't think BioWare should change the story at all, and we particularly like Facebook user Eileen Presser's comment on the subject, which sums up what a great many journalists have been saying concerning this topic:
"How infantile is that? "If that is the order of the day & how they live their life because they think endings that don't please them should be changed, they are in for some very tough sleeding in life."
A little while ago, I did a piece that tried to explain, in the most civil way possible, that the Mass Effect 3 fans had every right to complain, and every right to stand up and be counted. But at the same time, the brazen, childish attitude with which those complaints were initially expressed reflected badly on the gaming community. And all I've got to add is this-
I would strongly suggest you all just thank BioWare for bowing to your whims and move along your merry way. You've made your point. If you don't want to be seen as entitled, spoiled brats (which is the way some view you, unfortunately), you really can't complain about the Extended Cut, too. If you do, I'll lose the last scrap of respect I have for hardcore followers of that franchise.
Related Game(s): Mass Effect 3