Mass Effect 3, perhaps one of the most loved and talked about titles in Bioware’s history as game developers, can’t seem to shake the heat when it comes to fan reception of the title’s ending. With positive response from the Citadel DLC the EA published developer has redeemed themselves with fans and given a satisfying evidence of proof that they will take the series in the direction fans want with future titles. This pleased fans and opened new hope for Mass Effect 4 (whenever it eventually becomes announced) being the genre-defining branching-storyline game they all know it’s capable of being.
However, Bioware’s speaking towards the ending of the title did originally mislead some by claiming that most fans were okay with the ending to ME3. It should be noted that this poll is proof that the ending was not okay with the literal statistical majority of fans. It’s important going forward that Bioware and fans all recognize that the new direction the Citadel DLC takes is what is needed for future installments of the title.
The increase in potency of decisions made and how they effect the game-world are paramount. Because of this innovation shown in the Citadel DLC fans were able to forgive, but a repeat of the ME3’s ending later in the series will put a sour taste in any gamers’ mouth. These numbers should be taken as a warning reinforcing that:
“Endings suck, we want a brighter one.” – 68,432 votes – 91%
“Endings are fine, we just want the Normandy on Earth or somewhere near Shepard.” – 4,461 votes – 6%
“Fine as it is.” – 1,767 votes – 2%
Click here for the full size, unedited image of the poll which was created and filled out at Bioware’s Official Social Forums by Mass Effect fans who have been actively engaged in enjoying and discussing the title since its release.