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Yeah, he doesn't get it. BioWare is a husk. A empty shell of what it was.

And BioWare already denied the indoctrination theory people, as cool as much sense it makes, why would they deny it and act shocked at people not liking the ending.

This reminds of "Squall's Dead"

People reached and reached and found what they believed to be the truth of a confusing ending:

http://squallsdead.com/

Same thing that happened with Mass Effect 3, people were confused at the ending, a bunch of random stuff happened, then cutscene, so people made the theory linked above...

Once again, the Dream comes into play:
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Welcome! "Squall's Dead" discusses the possibility of Final Fantasy VIII's storyline covertly revolving around the death of its main character early on, a theory which - so far - appears to be undiscussed on the internets. We will attempt to explain the basis of the theory, and argue why it may be true. At the end of the article we concede that there is no real "proof", merely suggestions and hints. However, we hope this analysis will add meaning to the game for all players - perhaps refreshing its value over a decade since the game's release - and inspire a discussion as it did between us.
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At the end of disc one, Squall and Friends face Edea on a parade float in Deling City. After the fight, when Edea seems defeated, she conjures an enormous ice shard and propels it through Squall’s chest. Squall stumbles back and falls off the platform. He sees Rinoa above, reaching to him as he falls. Squall closes his eyes and dies. The entire remaining game time, from the beginning of disc two to the second half of the ending movie, is a dream.

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Bioware used to do good games. Then again there has been many dev houses that used to do good games until they got all business and no fun. I do not have ME 3 and I'm sad to say - I'm not planning to get one either althoiugh I loved the first two a lot.

It's like a good book series. If you know the end sucks you just dont read the last one in otherwise great series and dream up your own ending.

The saving grace of PC gaming is, however, that there is always someone new and hungry whos dreaming to be "the next great hit" and once in a while they indeed are. In this age of internet the news of awesome game travel fast. As is the word of a flop traveling fast if one hypes a lot but does not live up the promise.

The hard part is to get enough people interested to get the "word on the streets" so to say even if you have a good game.
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Hey look! Another Mass Effect 3 thread on people whining about the ending thumb.gif

So tragic.
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if they sold "MILLIONS" of copies (lets say upwards of 2M at this point given launch days 900k sales)

there are 53k people in a facebook group wanting the change. lets assume that the number of people want the "new" ending is about 75k for the sake of people who arent on facebook or havent added their name to the group.

thats 3.75% of people voicing a change.

it looks like a small number. but thats 3.75% they they can probably win over by throwing a DLC ending into the mix (assuming their costs dont run too high and they make it free) and possibly sucker later on with more DLC

in the real world, no company is going to bend over backwards like this for 3.5% of their customers unless there is a potentially legal consequence. especially given that they made their money off those people already. game companies take a TON of flak for anything deemed "bad" or "unacceptable" in a game because it seems gamers have become a little snooty as of late. have you ever seen a band that put out a completely crap album essentially forced to "re-do" that album? its the same principle, they both work in the entertainment industry so its not like this is "completely different"
    
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Hey look! Another Mass Effect 3 thread on people whining about the ending thumb.gif
So tragic.

What ending? I saw someone take a breath in a pile of rubble. Bioware always said the game was about choice. I guess it was their choice to leave the door open......funny guys.
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What ending? I saw someone take a breath in a pile of rubble. Bioware always said the game was about choice. I guess it was their choice to leave the door open......funny guys.

I've been mislead by movie trailers, you don't see me crying for a refund of my movie ticket or have them re-release the movie with my script.

Some people just need to grow up.
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The biggest problem I see with this hypothesis is that the ending gets completely ridiculous the second that kid shows up at the end and starts spouting nonsense. If we buy into this absurdity, as Shepard must, the absurdity of the rest of the ending, even taken purely at face value, doesn't raise any eyebrows.

So, we aren't given any reason to even suspect there is something deeper, because the stupid is not an anomaly, it's just par for the course.
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What ending? I saw someone take a breath in a pile of rubble. Bioware always said the game was about choice. I guess it was their choice to leave the door open......funny guys.
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I've been mislead by movie trailers, you don't see me crying for a refund of my movie ticket or have them re-release the movie with my script.
Some people just need to grow up.

Misled, an interesting word choice. I see no problem with people complaining, if they feel like they got a bum deal....which I understand is subjective. The thing that has surprised me the most on this forum is when people are getting labeled as whiners, crybabies, and having a sense of entitlement just for speaking out. When did it become fashionable as a consumer to just bend over and take it......without as much as a peep? Count me out.
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I was lead to believe Hot Fuzz was a comedy.

I was disappointed.
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People actually think that the so-called "Indoctrination Theory" makes the story better?

I think it makes the ending better. So from terrible to semi bad now but it COULD HAVE BEEN SO MUCH MORE
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