I'm going to keep this spoiler-free, because this blog isn't about whether the ending of Mass Effect 3
is good or not. In fact, I'm not even going to talk about the ending itself, nor am I going to express my own opinion of the matter or talk about any theories involving the future. Whether the ending is "good" or "bad" is completely up to the player, and that's the whole reason I sat down to write this blog. Movements like Retake Mass Effect are a joke, and everyone who supports that way of thinking should have all technology taken away from them.
How many people here have heard of Star Wars?
Anyone? Show of hands? It's not exactly a secret that the Star Wars
movies have always been under fire for the changes George Lucas makes to them, seemingly with every release. Not only is there disappointment, though -- People actually go out of their way to DEMAND that Lucas rewrite his stories to how THEY say the movies should be. People who have NOTHING TO DO with Star Wars
other than the fact that they're sad, obsessed individuals demand that the story be shaped to what they deem is acceptable.
Sounds a lot like Mass Effect 3
"fans" to me.
Whether or not you like the ending of the game, or even if you hated whole thing, you have NO RIGHT to demand ANYTHING of the developer in terms of changing the story. If you didn't like it, then don't play it. There is NOTHING explained more simply than this "situation." Just because you're another everyday, run-of-the-mill fanboy/fangirl who thinks you rule with an iron fist doesn't make you correct in your thinking. Do you work for Bioware? Did you get paid to do anything involving the game's development? No? Then crawl back under the rock you came out from.
The only good thing that came out of Retake Mass Effect was its charity work. It's absolutely awesome that they raised so much money for Child's Play, and yet even that gesture was still tainted when they acted like "Oh, look what we did for the kids, now change the game!" How about you raise money for those in need because it's the right thing to do instead of as a front to get whatever the hell you want?
If you liked the ending of Mass Effect 3,
that's great. If you absolutely despised it, then that's perfectly fine, too. But you don't get to go around and demand that everything be changed to cater to your every wish and desire -- You're nowhere NEAR that special. If you want a better story, then go to programming school and make your own game.
Then again, I guess it's a lot easier to just sit on your thrones and complain, isn't it?
UPDATE: You know, the more I think about it, the more I believe my rage is coming from reading so much about this on GameFAQs, which isn't much of a surprise, in retrospect. Even if this group has good intentions, most people on GameFAQs are giving them a bad name with all the extremism.