Comment posted PS Uni Underground Radio 011: Congressman Chewbecca by Trumanera.
If you have finished the game. Watch this.
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To the commentators.
Please watch this video, if nothing else it will help you to gain perspective as to why people are upset about the mass effect 3 ending. Spoilers.
I fully understand why people are upset. That doesn’t mean I agree with them. Obviously they don’t agree with me, which is just fine.
Yeaahhh, uh no… Its actually EA story. The Publisher owns the IP. The developer must do what publisher asks or they get no funding.
Yep, Mass Effect does indeed belong to EA.
That’s not necessarily how a developer-publisher relationship works, though. Ideally, a publisher trusts a developer to make something that’s both fun and creative, while also being profitable for them. I’ve never heard of a publisher intervening about a specific plot point or gameplay mechanic, threatening to pull the plug if it isn’t changed. Usually when a game gets canned, it’s because it simply isn’t shaping up to be something worthwhile — remember NBA Elite?
This an inaccurate representation, as video games usually are constructed threw a combined effort. Additionally it seems to me that:
1. Publishers have been forcing developers to change endings for years.
2. Video games leave the realm of being purely artistic creations when they enter a market. They are created for profit.
3. I believe most of these people behind this movement are not “Demanding”
nor feel they are “entitled” to anything. They are simply telling
Bioware : Hey it would be really great if you guys did.
I can’t agree with your second point. Almost everything ever made is created with the hopes of generating profit.
Ultimately, my point is that, yeah, the ending to ME3 is a bit underwhelming in the scope of the entire series. Yet I still think that it’s highly thought-provoking, for better or worse.
Frankly I’m just glad to see that a game’s story can be taken seriously enough to generate this kind of debate, whether I agree with the displeasure of others or not.
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