It’s been more than a month since one of the gaming industry’s biggest kerfuffles in recent years. BioWare’s epic sci-fi trilogy may have gone out with a bang (a multi-coloured one, nonetheless) yet it has caused an undeniable rift in the series’ ardent fanbase.
It caused such a stir that BioWare is now feverishly working away on downloadable content that will explain and expand on the original ending.
For me, I thought the conclusion was utter tripe though I can’t place myself among the legion of “Retake Mass Effect 3” die-hards. I didn’t have to scour the final chapter scene-by-scene or converse on shady forums to recognise the number of loop holes tossed up, but that isn’t what upset me.
Mass Effect, to most of its fans, has always been centred around its strong cast of characters. To go into the final chapter alone made me feel disconnected and highlighted the fact that, even though I had been building Shepard’s character for well over 100 hours, I didn’t feel as though s/he could carry the pressure to make good on years of dedication.
If you happen to be in the same boat, then here’s something that is bound to put a smile on your face; that’s if you manage to fight back the tears. Compiled and edited by YouTube user “Nicholasfunstuff” this emotional retake of Mass Effect 3’s is based on the terrific artwork of DeviantArt’s suthnmeh.
When BioWare amends the ending to ME3, hopefully it won’t be too far off this great comic-inspired scene.