GarthVader wrote:Nate DaZombie wrote:GarthVader wrote:Mass Effect 3.
Yah, boi. Love it. Loved the first two, and this is good thus far.
Wait till you see the ending :/
Messing around in Shadow Complex
From what I've heard, I'm going to pretend the ending doesn't exist...
Do you like the philosophical sci-fi endings (like Blade Runner) that were really popular from the 1960s through the early 80s?
Then you'll probably be okay with the Mass Effect 3 ending. Not everything is explained, and that's totally okay. In fact, a writer shouldn't explain everything, so going with that, a story should be as the creator intends, not as the audience intends.
The problem with the Mass Effect ending is that a certain segment of the audience was led to believe that they had inherent control over the direction of the story. And then, when the ending became an example of the writers saying, "This is what we were going for"... that audience freaked out. It was a massive overreaction to a well-done conclusion.
If anyone actually objects to the fact that not everything is explained in the ending of Mass Effect 3, I'd invite them to read Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany, and if they're feeling adventurous, Finnegans Wake by James Joyce.
See if you can write a letter demanding explanation then.
...I cannot stand gamer entitlement.