So, this statement might just shock you a little bit, but apparently Mass Effect 3 is pretty good. I mean, just look at our own Mass Effect 3 Review of the game, not every game gets a 9.6. But, this being the internet and all, some people have started complaining about the game and, more specifically, it’s ending. Now, full disclosure, I haven’t actually finished the game yet, so I have no idea what exactly is wrong with the ending, but apparently the outcry toward it has been loud enough that Bioware felt a need to respond.
Series producer Casey Hudson took to the Bioware forums to defend his game’s ending. “We always intended that the scale of the conflict and the underlying theme of sacrifice would lead to a bittersweet ending—to do otherwise would betray the agonizing decisions Shepard had to make along the way. Still, we wanted to give players the chance to experience an inspiring and uplifting ending; in a story where you face a hopeless struggle for basic survival, we see the final moments and imagery as offering victory and hope in the context of sacrifice and reflection.”, he said in defense of the (apparently) bittersweet ending.
He also hinted at the future of the game, “So where do we go from here? 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.”
I’m guessing he’s just talking about future DLC rather than a sequel starring Shepard. Although, hey, anythings possible Where do you want to see Bioware go with the Mass Effect series? And how did you feel about the ending?
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go see what all this fuss is about…