There are not enough leisure threads on this list. Too much politics.
OK .. so, Mass Effect 3
I had heard about the blow up over the ending of the game, but never
paid any attention to it because I had never even played ME2.
Well, over the past several weeks, I have played through ME2 and ME3
back to back. I just finished tonight.
Now that I have seen the way they ended the series, I would like to
extend both middle fingers in a heartfelt salute to BioWare and bestow
upon them all of the well wishes that such a gesture implies.
I have come to 3 possible conclusions.
1. They were running out of time or money, so they just slapped all of
that crap together so there would be an "ending".
2. They were trying to use the ending as a launching point to expand
the universe/timeline to introduce a new series since Cmdr. Shepard and
the Normandy can only save the universe so many times before it gets silly.
3. The person in charge of the overall storyline fancies themselves
another M. Night Shyamalan.
I don't think it was number one. The ending was too purposefully done
to be something throw together at the last minute. It had to be two or
three, probably both.
All I have to say is that YOU DON'T THROW IN A GOD DAMMED DEUS EX
MACHINA PLOT TWIST AT THE END OF THE FINAL ACT! It breaks traditional
literary structure, so there needs to be a really good reason for it.
Making the story seem all metaphysical and deep just for the hell of it
is not a good reason. I felt like I was watching the end of the second
Matrix movie again, or Star Trek (2009).
So, to sum it all up. Screw you, BioWare. You and your little dog too.