Would You Rather have a New Mass Effect 3 Ending or Keep the old one?

Welcome to another installment of the “Would You Rather?” series. If you’re unfamiliar with what these articles are about, please take a look at our previous entries for more information. Since I have no prior experience with this franchise, I am going to let one of the writers who has played the game, Denoch, answer this question. Here we go.

Question #3: Would You Rather have a new Mass Effect 3 ending or keep the old one?

Denoch’s Answer: I am a HUGE fan of the Mass Effect franchise and all three games were galactically fantastic, with that said, I feel that the ending is “good enough” for maybe a different game that has a linear story but not good enough by Mass Effect and Bioware standards. There were so many choices we made, so many people that we sacrificed or saved, and so many women or men that we might have romanced only to see an ending that doesn’t conclude this trilogy well based on the choices we did or did not make. On top of that, all three choices we can make at the end are essentially the same thing. It’s not that the end is horrible or should be changed by any means, but rather it needs to be EXPANDED based on the choices we made throughout our journey. In other words, give me a 30 minute ending or however long it takes to conclude every major decision I made in the series!

Ok, now it’s time to hear our readers’ thoughts on the subject, so please feel free to share your opinions with us in the comments below. Also, if there are any other topics that you would like to discuss, post those here as well, have fun everybody!

  • Sophanax

    The bottom line for me was when I realised that I simply didn’t want to play it through again. I’ve gone through multiple playthroughs on the first two, but knowing what I was going to get at the end of ME3 just soured me to the whole experience.

    I know some people think it should have been left the way it was, the devs artistic licence and all that, and that’s fine; their opinion. Mine is that it should be changed. After 120 hours I was expecting a LoTR wrap-up, what I got was “Don’t forget to switch the lights off when you leave the universe, bye!”

  • Mshinoda

    No doubt, revise their ending.    People claiming that it should not be changed because gamers are entitled babies or because of artistic integrity seemed to have missed the point.  The game failed at a consumer level.  Aspects were promised mere months before the games release that were not delivered upon.

  • MassivelyIneffective

    Anyone who has completed the game I would suggest they go view this link.  It will help you to better understand why so many gamers feel let down by the ending.  Video is long so only watch if you have time.  Spoilers.

  • Riley

    For a series that was based around choice, not only did it not embody choice but it essentially goes against that premise entirely.

  • Justcause

    TOTALLY agree with Denoch here. Glad to see some reviewer are not intent on painting consumers as entitled assholes.

    will be returning to this site

  • Jimmy

    I applaud tqcast for running this article… You should see some of the stuff being said at ign and xplay… enough said.