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The R-EA-per Threat by LordSchmee The R-EA-per Threat by LordSchmee
I have my theories that EA either forced Bioware to push the game out quicker, or forced them to make this ending in order to get some DLC down. Either way I feel that Bioware respects their fans enough that they wouldn\'t have done this of their own accord. Maybe I\'m wrong but that\'s my feeling on the matter.
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ComradeRichard Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
The ending is in fact an attempt at being deep and edgy and not really marketable, EA probably forced the 'Buy More DLC' message at the end but that's the end of it. The rest of it falls squarely on Bioware's shoulders, and they let one guy write the ending so what the fuck did they expect? Blaming the for-profit publicher for the actions of a company that has a writing team that has proven to have their heads shoved up their collective arse is just going to make negotiating all the more difficult.
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LordSchmee Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not very accustomed to Bioware, the only games I've played (and watched interviews of) are Mass Effect. So my judgements come from those interviews, the games themselves, and my own knowledge about how businesses work. However.
Many of the people commenting on this picture have decided that EA has screwed up a lot of Bioware games. I can't speak for that 'cause I wouldn't know, but I doubt they're lying about it all so that's one reason.

But no. Soooo much about the ending makes NO sense. It's not just "wow, that was a deep ending, we're left in the dark and now we have to speculate."

No, that's not the ending. The ending is BS because it has so many flaws and contradictions (Normandy flying away, teammates on the Normandy who were with me when Harbinger attacked, etc, etc) that I doubt Hudson would have made such a big mistake. He's an excellent writer, he wrote the entire series perfectly - how could he have written such a botched ending when left to his own devices? Clearly someone intervened.
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ComradeRichard Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Except Hudson didn't write the ending, they let one guy, the lead writer no less, Mac Walters do the entire final sequence.

One guy.

I'm dead serious.
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LordSchmee Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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Well, even so, I still don't think Bioware would leave it like that.
If you check out AngryJoe's new video on www.thatguywiththeglasses.com you'll see him cover some evidence on Bioware's intentions of the ending. He's a great guy and he's done a lot of coverage on this. :D
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nephren-ka Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm in the middle of my through ME3 and already thinking about giving up playing with all these commentaries...Did they really messed it up that bad?!?
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LordSchmee Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The ending is horrible, but the game is top notch. Play it 'til the end, then once you're done, join the fight! Together we can Retake Mass Effect 3. :D
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nephren-ka Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll probably go till the end with it. But what worries me a lot is that I love the Dragon Age series as much as Mass Effect. What if they make DA3 and mess with it too?
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LordSchmee Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If you hold the line and fix Mass Effect 3, then maybe they'll think twice before doing it ever again. :D
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ParadigmFallen Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional Artist
You know that part in the Matrix with the Architech? Imagine that happening, but in LotR, when Frodo enters Mordor. That's about how disjointed it is.
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nephren-ka Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Man... :/
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Grusnoid Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
They want to sink the ship and leave
The way they laugh at you and me
You know it happens all the time
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DeepHurting Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Oh, we can all have the "complete" ending alright, you just have to pay them an additional sixty dollars over the course of the year. Nothing like ransoming off the epilog to boost sales eh? :P
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chibilombax Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Bioware is still guilty
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mythlover20 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional Writer
It is a good point, and that is what I have been thinking again.

Like Kraktzor said, a lot of problems with Bioware cames happened only after EA took over.
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Epzi10n Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
+1 Likes.
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Kraktzor Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
..you have a very good point. Many of the "problems" I have had with Bioware games have only come since EA took over.
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LordSchmee Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Bioware have never let us down until now. Until the very end. Unless it's some sort of way to trick us into getting angry and telling them OUR versions of the perfect endings... which would be utter genius, then I'm almost certain EA are behind it, somehow.
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kato42 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
EA has slowly wrecked every game company they bought. All EA cares about is milking every nickle they can out of their customers (seriously, the CEO of EA talked about how you get the players hooked, and then start charging micro-transactions for everything under the sun, he even admitted he has spent thousands that way).

I don't think it was EA directly, I think it was their influence.

The game feels finished, except the ending, and they did push the game back last fall already, so I don't think it was rushed out. And Casey Hudson admitted that they specifically changed to this ending, because they wanted 'speculation' and 'mystery' (not to mention, I don't think they actually had a clue how to end it).

What that says to me is that they no longer cared about the story - its a complete reversal from everything they did before - and only cared about showing how clever they were, and trying to drive up sales. I don't think they expected the fallout they got, nor do I think they intended to do a DLC ending, they did it with the intent of getting people talking back and forth about the ending and getting people to buy it to find out what the big deal is. I don't think they were anticipating that the hate would be so over-whelming however.
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