If you’ve been online at all over the past couple of days, chances are you’ve witnessed the massive outcry against the ending of BioWare’s Mass Effect 3. It appears that a large number of gamers are unsatisfied with how the experience wraps up and are requesting that the developer change the conclusion via DLC.
BioWare’s Casey Hudson has responded to the protests, telling Digital Trends that they plan to stand by the game’s polarizing ending.
I didn’t want the game to be forgettable, and even right down to the sort of polarizing reaction that the ends have had with people–debating what the endings mean and what’s going to happen next, and what situation are the characters left in.
That to me is part of what’s exciting about this story. There has always been a little bit of mystery there and a little bit of interpretation, and it’s a story that people can talk about after the fact.
Hudson did go on to assure gamers that the team will be taking their feedback into account as they move forward with downloadable content, confirming that more single-player goodness is on the way.
It’s very important to us and we will always listen to feedback, interpret it and try and do the right thing by our fans. That’s why if you look at Mass Effect 2 we knew that people wanted to spend more time with a character like Liara, and so we created an ongoing storyline with her as part of the comics and then built it into the DLC stuff, and we’re always listening to fans.
We have some really great multiplayer content and some really great single-player content coming over the air, and their feedback will become part of how we design that.
To be honest, I found the rather controversial ending of Mass Effect 3 incredibly satisfying, as its polarizing nature has undoubtedly gone on the stir up plenty of conversation within the gaming community.
Be sure to read our full review to find out what we thought of the game. And as always, we want to hear from you, so if you have already finished the game, let us know what you thought of the ending in the comments below.