GawainBS wrote:The ending of ME3 was different, alright. But it's incomplete, at the least. <snip>
Incomplete is a mild way of saying it.
[url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6M0Cf864P7E&feature=youtu.be"]Angry Joe - has some good insight on why people hate the ending.[/url]
Amongst other sources on it.
Outside the stupidity of Joker flying away with your squad mates from Earth and the 'Stargazer' talk, there's so many plot holes tand issues with the ending that it's almost insulting to consumers who've bought the game based on Bioware promises.
It contradicts the motives and story build up in ME1 and ME2.
Least of all that 'Shepard' would never accept the Star-Ghost-God-Child's story - ME1 and ME2 shows the character is build by defiance of the inveitable outcome and changing that no-win situation.
Even the background traits you selected in ME1 portrays this.
And to claim it's because people want a 'happy' end is just a strawman defence - along side the 'it is art' argument.
Sure some likely wanted a happy end - I do think there should be a choice for one as it fits the series/character build up indeed (akin to how Dragon Age Origins handled the ending) - but what most reacted to, and started from was the inconsistencies and plot holes.
Bioware just got lazy this time, they ruined the characters and their own story - and they then lied to customers before hand and defend it as 'artistic vision' and downplaying the complaints afterwards.
ME3 is a waste of time if you liked ME1 and ME2 and wanted an end to the trilogy.
If you didn't play those - I suspect ME3 is much more acceptable.
One positive thing from all this - it looks like more people are waking up and starting to take a stance against all the bait n' switch that developers do when hyping their games before launch and the 'professional critics' that rely on advertisement money.
I just hope people remember this next game come from Bioware and other big development companies.
My take - I think and hope Bioware lost a lot of customers on this stunt.
I know they lost me at least.
No more instant pre-order, I'll wait for user
reviews on every single Bioware game from now on; and if going to buy - it's second hand or similar.
Fool me once....
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