Not going to say a lot about all the controversy rampaging through the social media channels these days other than gee, thanks for ruining my anticipation of a game ending for ME3.
Just because you have multiple public outlets for your opinions doesn’t mean you should expect anyone to act on them. Back in the day, before you had a social media outlet, didn’t you just complain bitterly in the privacy of your own home, or to your family or friends if they were so unlucky, and then move on? Just because you’ve now found others who share your opinion and help feed your rage, doesn’t mean there aren’t a whole lot of the rest of us who don’t. I don’t think the mutual enabling is healthy. I think in the past you probably got over it faster and even started thinking for yourself about how it wasn’t as bad as you originally decided. Now, rage, rage, rage, blah blah blah, feed the flames and keep the trolls healthy.
But hey, now we think we own the world and can shape it however the loudest voices decide. What a monster we’ve created.
P.S. I’ve finished ME 3 now. I still don’t agree with the entitlement attitudes or the excessive angst, nor do I think that making an alternate ending is a good idea, but I now understand why there is a controversy. I really don’t know how I feel about the ending. It could have been much worse, all we’ve done could have been cheapened, and it wasn’t. It might be in a DLC alternate ending though.
How do you come up with the just right ending for a conflict of that scale? The sheer number of harvested, the destruction, the overwhelming odds; Those problems don’t get solved easily. So yeah, I’m still digesting the ending. I didn’t hate it, but even knowing there was grief and controversy, it wasn’t what I expected. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It also wasn’t what (I think) I wanted, but I’m not sure how I could have been given what I wanted realistically or with integrity to the epic journey. So yeah, it is what it is…
P.P.S. On further thought, I’m less happy with the ending than I realized. I remembered a codex entry about what happens when you destroy a mass relay and now I’m not sure if I did more damage than all the reapers combined… So yeah, add me to the people who wouldn’t mind a bit more clarification.