- Sep 9, 2011
This is something that i have been trying to explain several times. I got this hypothesis that since EVERYONE (to the unbiased game "journalism" to even OTHER fans) keep barking the lie that "everything is subjective" and that "you are entitled and dont know any better" the fans of ME WANT to say something negative that its obvious that it affects them..........but dont trust themselves to do it. They have been lied so many times that they have been affected, they believe that "if so many people say that i am wrong or that there is something wrong with me, then it must be true. Millions of people cant be wrong, cant they?"Uszi said:And there's also a segment of fans, and I know one personally, "IRL", who refuse to engage in any sort of discussion about this. I'm talking about someone like me (and maybe you) who was a full on Mass Effect nut, who was totally invested, but who hasn't been back since April, hasn't bought any DLC, etc. The difference is this person still thinks the ending was fantastic because they "didn't want a happy ending," but refuse to acknowledge the flaws in the ending or make an explanation for why this ending is still "good" despite the laundry list of faults.
It strikes me as an attempt to assuage cognitive dissonance, and I'm reminded of him when I'm talking to people who are defending the endings. He wants to like ME3, so he won't admit its flaws to himself. Maybe I'm starting to sound unreasonable, but I think you need to at least be able to explain why the faults don't ruin the ending for you if you claim you like it. And, I'll accept, "I don't care about the faults," as a reasonably good explanation, but I don't even usually get this. Instead I get people ducking out of the conversation or a refusal to even acknowledge the faults exist.
Or, at least, this was back in April. Honestly, this thread is the first time I've revisited any of this in months. I swear.
Reminds me of "World Fell Silent" a freeware about a girl that commited suicide:
This is bulling in its finest form. One that doesnt leave marks on your skin but in your head, always doubting your own potential because everyone just jumped the bandwagon fallacy and dont want to critice their surrundings anymore.
Just let it go. There is no point in complaining. We are nothing but pebbles in an ocean. You cant make the difference in the industry, stop being so naive!!
Repeat Ad Nauseum.