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PSXE Poll Update: BioWare Shouldn't Write A New ME3 Ending

Although BioWare has already said they'd like to address the fan outcry concerning unsatisfactory Mass Effect 3 endings, it seems the majority of gamers say the developers shouldn't bow to such demands.

It remains a dicey issue throughout the gaming community, so we figured we'd ask the million-dollar question. As it turns out, most say BioWare shouldn't bother at all with a new ending, while the remaining voters were split almost evenly among the other three options. For the most part, as time goes on, it appears that most gamers are saying fans overreacted, and that BioWare should be rewarded for a fine product. However, such a backlash has been heard by the designers, so that's something, right?

This week, we wonder what your take is on Resident Evil 6. The recently released Operation Raccoon City didn't go over well with critics (even if it selling quite well), but that's just a spin-off. The hardcore fans are hoping RE6 restores the franchise's good name; the name it has so justly earned. But those hardcore fans are a little worried about the new installment's more action-oriented focus...are they justified in that concern? Or will RE6 rule the school?

Tags: mass effect 3, me3, mass effect 3 ending,

4/1/2012 8:41:48 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (32 posts)

ZettaiSeigi
Sunday, April 01, 2012 @ 9:29:14 PM
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I'm still of the opinion that Mass Effect 3 needed more closure and that the plotholes at the end need to be addressed. But again, that's just me and I'll stop at that.

I haven't really played a lot of Resident Evil so I can't really have an opinion. I have friends who are big fans of the earlier RE games and they are vocal about not liking RE5 or even ORC. So my vote on the poll would be the one saying that it doesn't interest me.

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xenris
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 8:54:23 AM

I agree, I don't think they should re write the ending. However they should explain a bit more to the fans. Especially if it is a dream sequence and shepard is in fact alive. I would like to see how the war actually ends.

I'm excited for RE6.It looks more like a blend of RE4 and RE5 to me. Both of which I liked a lot. Here is my concern as with all Capcom games. How much stuff is going to be locked on the disc?

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bebestorm
Sunday, April 01, 2012 @ 9:46:41 PM
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Bioware shouldn't redo the ending they can take the feedback into consideration for future ME projects. As for RE6 I think it will do fine.

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M8Rj758m31
Sunday, April 01, 2012 @ 9:58:49 PM
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The results of your poll doesn't match the results of the ones on well known websites like cnet. http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57402711-1/friday-poll-should-bioware-change-mass-effect-3s-ending/

I wonder why...

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, April 01, 2012 @ 11:01:32 PM

Because they're right and we're wrong...?

That's what I should say, I suppose, but I'm not stupid enough to say it.

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Jawknee
Sunday, April 01, 2012 @ 11:47:51 PM

CNET's readership is not of the same caliber as PSX's.

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Qubex
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 4:03:00 AM

I agree Jawk... harr harr harr ;)

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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xenris
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 12:50:31 PM

I would think their opinions are just as valid as the peoples here Jawknee.

Although from what I have gathered from other polls, forums and message boards most gamers actually do want more closure.

I think it has died down because Bioware said they were looking into it and wait for an April announcement. So people stopped beating the dead horse so to speak.

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TheAgingHipster
Sunday, April 01, 2012 @ 10:00:14 PM
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Any idea what the actual numbers were?

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Underdog15
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 9:19:31 AM

On the current poll, you can click on "previous polls". That will give you a total number for you. :)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, April 01, 2012 @ 10:12:24 PM
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Bioware alluded to new ending content once and confimed it in an interview after that so I figured I'd go ahead and buy ME3. Thankfully the negative hoopla allowed me to get it for $45 new. I've got to play ME2 again first so maybe the new content will be out by the time I end ME3.

I don't see the poll anywhere this time, but I have to say I have no faith RE6 will be what I would want. (something creepy and scary)

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baseballdude_ [Administrator]
Sunday, April 01, 2012 @ 10:30:33 PM
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Poll history here:

http://www.psxextreme.com/scripts/polls/polls.asp

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PC_Max
Sunday, April 01, 2012 @ 10:51:14 PM
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I don't take the polls too seriously myself. Its not like someone called a wide demographic within a community and even those can be suspect if everyone in that community has a certain/similar view.

As for endings or changing them. Bioware set themselves up in regards to what kind of game series they developed. Ultimately though it is up to them or EA to decided whether they are going to change or do a spin on the ending or not at all. My thought is they have had something up their sleeves all along and knew what an uproar they were going to cause.

Lets wait and see.

As for RE6... I am not bothered with the series. I could never get in to the story or the game dynamics. Yes, I am a Silent Hill. Not quite the same game but more in the direction of that genre that I was interested. I say "was" since I only liked the original 3 SH's.

Keep Playing!

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xenris
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 10:20:46 AM

Yeah, I agree. I definitely think they planned a DLC ending.

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cLoudou
Sunday, April 01, 2012 @ 10:58:25 PM
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Imagine if Bioware announced a new ending as an April Fools joke. Oh I can see some of the Bioware fan boys rage.

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bigrailer19
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 1:27:51 AM

I'd love that...

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woodlandwoods
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 1:25:14 AM
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The original ME3 Ending poll on the Bioware Social Network would like to have a word with you:

http://social.bioware.com/633606/polls/28989/

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 9:49:59 AM

It's a poll. We apologize if not everyone agrees with your entitlement philosophy.

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telly
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 11:33:35 AM

Dude, it's a DIFFERENT POLL. Different people took it, hence different responses. I'm really not sure what the conspiracy-tinged comments are about. You think Ben cooked the numbers until it came out one way or another? I mean, you couldn't be suggesting that. At least, I hope not...

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xenris
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 12:42:46 PM

I agree its a different poll. However the article is written in a way that makes it seem like the majority of gamers everywhere don't want a new ending.

Which just is not true. Other polls, suggest the majority of gamers want some sort of closure whether that is a new ending or more reasonably DLC to add to the ending.

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Palpatations911
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 2:21:44 PM

Every other poll was the opposite of the PSXE poll. You don't have to be a douche just because he pointed it out, Dutka.

Last edited by Palpatations911 on 4/3/2012 2:23:21 PM

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Pandacastro
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 1:34:14 AM
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Anyone else saw toonami reviewing mass effect 3 yesterday? Sucks they brought it back for one day.

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Qubex
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 4:04:29 AM
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I am not fussed either way. From what I have seen of the production it looks good. I will play it for what it is and enjoy the journey... games are not a matter of life or death for me and it will not affect me adversely whether an ending is the way I would have liked it or not.

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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___________
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 4:41:32 AM
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i dont want a new ending, i want a new game!
a new endings not going to fix all the things bioware f*cked with ME3!
they need to create a new game but the problem is they have royally f*cked themselves!
this was the ending to the trilogy, to one of the biggest best franchises ever created!
and they have completely ruined it!
so sad to see years of hard work spoiled by just 1 game.
i was so excited for this i had planned to buy ME1,2,3 on PC after i finished the ps3 version just so i could start from the beginning and see how that would change my ending.
ME3 disappointed me so much though its destroyed every last desire i had in doing so!
in fact ME3 is the very first ps3 game i have only finished once!
thats how much i was disappointed in it i cant be bothered going back and trying out other things to see what other endings i could get.
congratulations bioware you have killed every last excitement and passion i had to the series!
way to turn one of my favourite things in the universe to one of my most hated!
hope your proud!

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aaronisbla
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 5:53:22 AM
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Willing to bet a good majority of those who voted they should leave it alone, only voted so because quite frankly, they are tired of hearing about it.

Surprised that wasn't an option actually...

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Laguna
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 8:38:04 AM
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I don't want them to change the ending, I want them to build upon it. Paid DLC it will probably be, but it won't nullify their work.

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Underdog15
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 9:25:10 AM
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When I think of the past games like... I dunno... EVERY FINAL FANTASY, for example, the endings always leave a few un-answered questions. Theoretically, we should know the characters well enough to make our own assumptions. Afterall... their stories aren't REALLY done, now are they?

In FFVII, you beat the game, the lifestream came out to fend off meteor, the screen goes white, credits roll, then 500 years later, Nanaki and kids (wasn't Nanaki the last of his kind?) come prancing out to see an overgrown Midgar.

LOTS of unanswered questions at that point. WERE humans evil enough afterall for holy to wipe them out? Did Cloud and Tifa get together? How did Barret settle down? What happens with Reeve or Vincent? Does yuffie make off with all the materia? And does Cid settle down with Sheena?

Note, the jRPG crowd never started petitions and bellyaching... They all got answered, of course, over a decade later. But at the time? No... we just put it back on the shelf and thought, "WOW.... that game was incredible!"


Just an observation.... Perhaps Mass Effect isn't as incredible to be satisfied with just that....

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xenris
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 10:16:43 AM

Its hard to compare the two. One promised choice and consequence and an uncountable amount of endings based on those choices. The other was story driven where your choices didn't affect the story.

I think thats the big thing, people are mad at ME3 for having a let down ending that ultimately made all of their choices pointless, plus all the stuff right before release the ME3 devs lied about, saying that your choices across all three games would result in dozens of different endings etc.

FF7 didn't have choice that affected the story, so I guess people didn't feel as cheated maybe?

I do know that every one of my friends including myself didn't like FF7s ending. But over time we started making up our own endings, and theorizing what happened based on what we know happened in the game. Like the ending after the credits you hear children laughing, so we figured the innocent did survive.

Some games the cryptic vague ending really adds to the game. I remember the huge amount of fun Shadow of the Colossus fans had on gamefaqs, talking about the story and the ending, what they thought it meant etc.

It felt really out of place in ME3 where the idea was that we were going to get closure you know?

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Underdog15
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 10:46:21 AM

Perhaps multiple endings takes away from a more contrite and well-thought out ending with passive ways of telling us everything is ok (like children laughing). Maybe multiple endings takes away from a single strong one?

Food for thought, anyways.

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telly
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 11:35:20 AM
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I'll keep an open mind about RE6, but I sure do miss the Haunted House/zombie small town feel of the earlier games. But maybe that will still be present in 6? We've seen a promo trailer, hardly indicative of the final product. Haven't played a good horror game in a while so hopefully Capcom will deliver the goods.

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burnedknight
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 12:10:40 PM
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I just finished ME3 this weekend and I didn't like the ending but i dont think Bioware should change it just because fan outcry. It's Bioware's game they can do whatever they want with the game but Ithink Bioware will probably change the ending anyway because I think they planned a paid DLC ending

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telly
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 12:14:24 PM

i didn't love it but I didn't dislike it either. And it seemed perfectly clear to me that further DLC would explain what happens in the moments/days/weeks/months/years after the conclusion, and that made me really happy. The post-release DLC for ME2 was a game highlight -- BioWare carried on the storyline right up until shortly before ME3 begins, and it was such a pleasure to play through it. Why would fans be upset they're clearly going to do pretty much the same thing this time? Did they really want/expect a LOTR-style "everything is done and the protagonist literally goes off into the sunset and we will never discuss any of this ever again" approach? Thank goodness they didn't go that route.

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