Honestly, I’m almost to the point now where every time I hear someone complain about Mass Effect 3’s ending, I roll my eyes and change the subject. Either that or I tell them that as a Joss Whedon fan… they need to get over it (I miss you, Tara)! But then again, I haven’t played Mass Effect 3 yet. I’m still stuck in the bliss of Mass Effect 2 where Shepard keeps visiting the new blue Shadow Broker, secretly hoping that initiating a conversation with Liara will magically create new dialogue. Shepard wants some blue babies.
BUT, I do plan on getting Mass Effect 3 eventually, and maybe after I finish it, I will also be one of the “whining” gamers. Maybe I’ll write a follow-up blog after that happens. But I’ll return to my point. Was Mass Effect 3 falsely advertised? The BBB says yes!
“The issue at stake here is, did Bio Ware falsely advertise? Technically, yes, they did. In the first bullet point, where it states ‘the decisions you make completely shape your experience’, there is no indecision in that statement. It is an absolute.”
But comparing this to other details, does this statement even matter? A movie doing well in the box office may be advertised as the Movie of the Year, but does that mean I’ll walk out of the theater thinking the same? No, usually I’m thinking that I need more popcorn.
I could tell you that my microwavable cheeseburgers are the greatest thing your taste buds will taste, but you could take a bite and think it’s the most horrendous thing ever (and no, I don’t eat microwavable cheeseburgers). But obviously this is different than Bioware stating “the decisions you make completely shape your experience.”
Ultimately, none of this matters. A DLC will be released in the summer, one that will probably still disappoint gamers everywhere, and we’ll all be simply yelling in circles over this predicament. I guess I’ll either cry momentarily over a sad ending, or I’ll just shut the game off early and pretend that Shepard and Liara found their happy ending and are running around with blue children somewhere in the stars.