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post #21 of 128
I'll wait for the true ending DLC.
post #22 of 128
As overblown as this is I find it extremly hard to sympathize with EA. Maybe a little for bioware. I want their response to this.
post #23 of 128
While I agree that some fans are taking this to the extreme, they still make very valid points. A company, regardless if it is a video game or not, made exact and precise definitions on what the product would entail, and upon production, did not include any of it. Frankly I think we should give more power to them for sticking up for something they care strongly about. I just wish more people who create an uproar when the government destroys our rights.
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I disagree with most.
I don't really get the "qq more" attitude around here.

Mass effect 3 is the last of a series of games that people followed for 5 years. That's a freaking lot. People enjoyed the plots, the npcs... that's what's awesome about videogames.
Then came that half-assed ending. It sucked. It was a huge disappointment.
I say, complain as loud as you can. That's your hobby, that was your time and money. Complaining may ensure a better attitude in the future.
I hated the ending. No, I didn't cry, screamed or threw anything at my monitor. No, it didn't ruin my day/weekend/week/month.
But, when I come into a videogame forum, I talk about.... videogames?
So I finished the game, came to the conclusion it sucked big time, complained and that's that. Life goes on.
Don't want to hear people complain? Don't go into the threads... or go cure cancer or something... (or fold while complaining... heck, whatever) biggrin.gif

This.

I also think a lot of you are completely overlooking the principle of the complaint. If you go to the source and RTFA, the very numerous quotes from EA and Bioware very clearly show that we were lied to in regards to the ending. It isn't about whether or not the ending was good or not (because I haven't even played it) but from what I understand about the ending, what EA and Bioware said about it (and the game as a whole) were lies.

Interesting article on the ending (SPOILERS):
http://bit.ly/xP85GK

If the article is right, the ending is absolutely brilliant and this is all part of the plan.
    
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Nerds need a life...
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Nerds need a life...

Poopa, what forum are you on?
LOL, you are a nerd.
It's just that some people actually do need a life.
post #27 of 128
Good lord.

It's things like this that make me hate the litigious nature of people here in the US. I sincerely hope this person is denied any such claim.

I never played the ME series, and I honestly have not followed the news about it. I don't know what was supposedly said about it pre-release, but no doubt whomever at EA/Bioware said things pre-release, it's under some sort of "unofficial" capacity, and I find it hard to believe that *nothing* that was said pre-release panned out in ME3.

Suck it up and be an adult. Bought something you don't like? Think about that the next time you go out and buy something like a little sheeple.

Player reviews for ME3 seem overall positive. It seems like statements were made that are fluffy--could have meant anything. "Fans" seem most unhappy with how the game ended, and claim that the multiple endings "promised" (or rather alluded to) were not there--is that the case? Are there not multiple endings depending on how the user plays out?
    
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Im speechless.
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Mass Effect 3 fans are taking their fight against Bioware and EA on the issue of game's ending to EXTREME level. Gamers are now filing FTC complaints against EA and Bioware for "FALSE ADVERTISING" after the ending of Mass Effect 3.
Here is what Bioware Forum user "El_Spiko" wrote:
"Against EA. After reading through the list of promises about the ending of the game they made in their advertising campaign and PR interviews, it was clear that the product we got did not live up to any of those claims. This thread has a great compilation of their claims:
"http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/355/index/10056886"
Clearly, none fo these were represented in the ending. If anyone else wishes to file a complaint (the more there are the more likely the FTC will take action) just go to FTC.gov and fill out a complaint form in the Consumer Protection section. Here's EA HQ's address and phone number:
209 Redwood Shores Parkway
Redwood City, CA 94065
source

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post #29 of 128
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Originally Posted by Shmerrick View Post

While I agree that some fans are taking this to the extreme, they still make very valid points. A company, regardless if it is a video game or not, made exact and precise definitions on what the product would entail, and upon production, did not include any of it. Frankly I think we should give more power to them for sticking up for something they care strongly about. I just wish more people who create an uproar when the government destroys our rights.

Rep+ to you sir.

Everybody in this thread except Shmerrick missed the point.

I haven't played any of the Mass Effect games, so I am not judging ME3 for its merits or demerits.

What I do know is one thing: according to all the interviews that that forum post quotes, they made promises on a future product and, according to some players, those promises were not fulfilled. It's as simple as that. People who pre-ordered can, if it is really like that, rightfully claim false advertisement. That is all.
Edited by tpi2007 - 3/18/12 at 9:00pm
 
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I think its pretty clear that NOT buying a product from a company doesn't send the company a message. Too many people not willing to sacrifice teh good 95% of the game for that crappy 5%. So I guess this is what happens.
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