- Apr 28, 2009
It's a ploy by EA and BioWare's writers to set-up future DLC expansions, like I said in the rest of my post you so diligently failed to mention. BioWare practically admits that right at the end of the game.KingsGambit said:There has to be because of how badly the ending was cocked up. We're not talking about the IP here. The points are creative control vs. player-driven narrative and such a badly thought out mechanic. The premise, if you re-read the article, is that as players, we've guided the story/movie the entire time until that point and are then left without suitable options, reward or closure. THAT is a simple fact.RaNDM G said:The intellectual property always belongs to the publisher. BioWare makes the games, but EA has the final say in all things.
Why does there have to be a discussion about this? It's a simple fact.
It's a marketing ploy. They're basically saying this:
The real problem is that this ploy is going to work. EA is going to make bank from gamers wanting a satisfying ending for Mass Effect 3. They will pay any amount of money to get that contrived ending out of their heads, which is the dickiest move of all."Hated the ending of Mass Effect 3? 1200 Microsoft points gives you an extended final mission lasting a WHOOPING [insert number of hours here]! Also comes with [insert complimentary in-game item(s) here] as well as [new multiplayer game mode(s) here]!"
I'm not even sure that's a real word. I'm kinda surprised it's in the dictionary.
Also, you messed up that second quote.
@Nimcha wrote that. Not me. Just want to make that clear.RaNDM G said:This is exactly the destroy option.
Glad to see someone shares my opinion.mfeff said:Excellent article, shame it has so few hits and or comments. I wonder how long this kind of "honest opinion" will last?
Integrity, is generally not conductive to prospering.
Had "this game" been any other game, it would of been just another game. The fact of the matter is, the real value is in the I.P. That all aside, clearly the I.P. belongs to the Publisher and Developer and how they choose to handle their product is clearly up to them.
Questionable or not, clearly ME 3 "strikes" one, upon a detailed introspection to be a mediocre "pump and dump". Perhaps as a cash infusion? Who knows... Moving away from a single player narrative was the idea all along, but this presents some interesting problems in an already crowed FPS market place.
Bioware as a brand, has demonstrably taken a black eye from this.
Mass Effect as a franchise, is a wait and see, if the DLC moves, it's all ok one supposes... if it doesn't perhaps a lesson learned... (again), about cannon alterations and "artistic visions".
At 70 plus percent sell through being on the x-box, maybe the gamble will pay off? (Shrug).
Ultimately, it is all about money. That is what the real score is kept in.
Concluding, humorously... who owns this?
A sea of lazy.
It's a desktop landscape wallpaper called winter_snow_tree_fantasy. I bet they picked it because it's the first thing that showed up on Google.
Using stock photos without Photoshop. It doesn't get cheaper than that.