Mekon wrote:edit: Time will tell if anything eventuates from all this e-rage. I suspect Bioware is playing PR games to keep sales going in the short term. How would it possibly benefit them to invest resources into changing the ending? Would they make any more sales?
I don't think they're going to outright change the ending. I do think they're going to try and release more content. And who knows, among all the DLC debate they might build a unique reputation for releasing free content.
It'll probably be written off as a marketing move. It was interesting that their founder mentioned both this new content and the start of making a new Mass Effect game in the same post. So give free content to people now, get their undying loyalty for the next product.
Personally, I don't want them to outright change the ending. I'm OK with how things turned out, in general.
I do dislike how they skipped over important things to streamline the ending. For a game that promises to 'be the player's story', this felt uncharacteristic.
To me, the best way to sum this up was the entire series for up to the last few hours felt like you were in control of events. This was the game's main selling point. Then the game basically made you sit back and watch your character being played by the game, in many cases contrary to how you'd do it. It just wasn't the same game. More Call of Duty than RPG.
Now that the game's out and has (likely) made wild profits, this can be largely fixed with new content, not changed content. You can end up the same end spot, just don't make it feel like you got on a train a few hours out.