Hey, Bioware may have released an official statement, but it doesn’t mean this battle’s done yet!
There’s a thread on the BSN that provides a full breakdown of the PR damage control situation at Bioware and how the retake movement can best move forward. Thought I might as well spread this thread around for those who haven’t read this yet.
For Those Interested in the Retake Movement’s Efforts on the Bioware Forums:
This topic has been a boon for me, and for others, in that several well-spoken people have taken great efforts to help the discontent masses understand the inner workings of Bioware’s PR moves. They also continue to hold the line and offer ideas as to how we can continue to do so through civil protest and intellectual discourse and debate.
If you have time to spare, at least take a look at the first posting (which, I warn you all, has grown larger and larger within a span of days) and see for yourself what has been going on!
Hold the Line, my friends! The Movement continues unabated!
Yes!Great work guys! Bioware has responded to our outcry and has officially declared that more endings will be given to fans! Read the article and go perfect your Shepard play-through, because there’s more coming!
Sad to say but she is pretty much all I’m hangin on to at this point.
Followed by Hudson, Walters, & Gamble?
That’s practically half canon to me. Even if she is just speculating “like us.”
Jessica is such a godsend for this fandom, I swear. Not only is she the reason I got in the demo early, but she’s just amazing. Such a sweetheart.
If she’s for real, I wonder if she’s going to get her ass chewed out for that.
Jess….if you’re trolling us…I’ll strangle you with your tubes….
actually no I won’t
…….but I’ll think about it
Hey guys, you might be interested in this. c:
Supporting the Cause
Good evening. I have been following the Retake Mass Effect movement for a few days now, even before I finished the game. The claims you and so many others made with regard to the game’s ending registered vividly with me to the point that I wished to finish the game simply to see if they were true. Sure enough, the unrest and disgust among players remains significantly valid as both fans and as readers - since all players of the Mass Effect franchise are investing in a story as much as the gameplay.
The ending as a whole unnerved and disappointed me. From the time Shepard was ‘hit’ by the Reaper laser to the final cinematic of the ‘perfect’ ending with the Stargazer and Child. I will honestly admit that the scene between Shepard, Anderson, and the Illusive Man was a genius stroke, but that’s the only thing I would leave unaltered. Otherwise… I’m forced to believe the current theory that Shepard was the target of some heavy indoctrination.
Everything else - the personification of the Citadel, the mass relays being destroyed, the unexplained ‘flight’ of the Normandy, how your party members ended up on board when they were supposed to be with you the whole time, the unexplainable wormhole and crash landing, and Shepard drawing breath in a place that shouldn’t even have oxygen… Nothing makes sense if taken at face value.
So that leaves only a few other possibilities: Shepard actually experienced that very scene, destroying the Reapers and saving countless worlds only to have them shatter with the mass relay explosions (in which case he’d be dead anyway, wouldn’t he? So why is he breathing at the end?), he was the target for indoctrination and either became so twice over or broke free and woke up under london rubble… or Bioware intentionally made one of the worst endings in modern video game history. I’m disinclined to believe the latter option.
I’m hoping beyond hope Bioware has a plan for this. If not, then there will be few buyers for Dragon Age III when it is finally released - especially if they make a post-ending DLC rather than a patch. If not… well, now is their chance to make things right. You can count my voice in amongst the rest. Thank you for your eloquence, your patience, and your dedication as a Mass Effect fan, and here’s hoping that this will yield something better for all concerned.
Great article, addresses every issue with the ending
This is the only thing that can make me calm my tits about the Mass Effect 3 spoilers right now, and it might not even be true.
This informations is unconfirmed but I feel it still has a place here just in case it’s true.