So on June 26th the Mass Effect Extended Cut ending DLC will be here and maybe somehow, someway people will stop talking about it.
Now I love Mass Effect, I really do, but the last three months have been hard to watch. Some people liked the ending, some didn’t quite get it and chose to ride it out for the DLC, some rewrote the ending in their heads and that is what they live with, and - more annoyingly - others chose to become utter trolling assholes that I am ashamed to share the same sector of the Internet with, those that commented each and every time Bioware made a post about anything at all.
Bioware: So here’s some free Multiplayer DLC.
Person: THANKS! I HATE THE ENDING!
Bioware: The sun is sure nice out.
Person: SURE IS! AND THE ENDING SUCKED!
Bioware: How do you like these shirt designs?
Person: HOW ABOUT YOU FOCUS ON MAKING A BETTER GAME?
Because the marketing and merchandising departments have any say over the making a video game.
It is one thing to criticise and another to illogically flip the proverbial shit each and every day for three months. Do they email the weatherman and tell him to stop looking for storm clouds, he should be reporting on the murder of a local teen because he’s on the News?
So now this I hope, I pray, will be the end of it all. That people will download it, that it will be played, and that all will be sated.
This won’t happen because really when they announced the DLC it should have been the end of it, “Oh they’re going to give us the Extended Cut, it should clear up things, right?” Wrong, it was just more passive aggressive - or just aggressive - comments thrown forward, and not for one day, not for one week, this has gone on for months.
I guarantee at least 1% will not be happy when they play the Extended Cut. We will all have to live through another three months of this madness because there are still people out there that expect Bioware to make a game that plays out a personal fantasy. They don’t seem to grasp what we are getting are additional scenes, additional dialogue, and maybe a reason why the Normandy is out in the asshole of space rather than fighting around Earth.
So when the DLC comes, I will play it, I will probably enjoy it, and likely I will tear up my Mass Effect Members card and never be seen again. Because Mass Effect 3 didn’t break me, its fans broke me.
On all my Final Fantasy VII photos I’ve been taking, I chose to write them to the voice of Ron Howard as I’m such an Arrested Development fanboy.
Maybe I should call it Arrested Fantasy..