I knew that quite a few BioWare fans fancied themselves better writers than the studio's own storytellers, but I didn't realize they'd go to the trouble of crafting their own ending to the Mass Effect trilogy. That's what they've done though, and there is strong demand for it to become more than fanfiction.
This whole thing reminds me of Misery, where Kathy Bates' character grew so furious that the protagonist of her favorite books was killed off, she held the author hostage until it was rewritten. Obviously, a Facebook page is a little less scary than smashing a writer's ankles with a mallet, but the passion is still comparable.
I suppose it's a testament to how engaging Mass Effect has been, that it's prompted such a heartfelt reaction from fans. Still, to demand a game be rewritten via a patch to suit your own opinion of what makes a better ending could definitely be seen as a little arrogant.
What do you reckon? Did the ending leave you with an empty feeling? Do you want something else? Should BioWare bow to the demands, or stand by its narrative decisions?
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