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  • Vincent Wolf - January 21, 2013 12:45 a.m.

    That ME3-one was absolutely unnecessary and kind of insulting. Yes, we do deserve a proper ending. And we do have a right to whine when we were unsatisfied with it.
  • SOLAMON77 - February 2, 2013 5:59 p.m.

    No you don't. Sorry to say it, but you have absolutely no control over another person's creative expression. You don't have to like what they create, but you have no right to demand they change it.
  • GoldenEagle1476 - January 12, 2013 9:13 p.m.

    I beg to differ on some of the issues you listed with ACIII, I happened to really like the story and never experienced any glitches with it. That's just me though. I'm also happy with the Extended Cut DLC for Mass Effect 3. Like other people have said, I didn't mind that the ending was sad, it was the shitty plot that made me rage. I mean, the entire Mass Effect series is so well written and paced, and then the last hour is just a rushed piece of crap that makes no sense to the story at all.
  • bboyd - January 11, 2013 10:50 a.m.

    Hate to continue stirring the pot in what has already been well discussed in this article, but the gaming media needs to get it clear: Mass Effect 3's ending wasn't terrible because it was sad. It was filled bad writing and absurd plotholes. Was the fan outcry an overreaction? Absolutely. But please understand that a large part of the overreaction was the antagonizing media bullshit like what is written on the ME3 entry on this very article. If you don't understand why fans were upset, or are willing to oversimplify it for "hits" or any other reason. . . then you shouldn't be writing in my honest opinion. Do yourself a favor and try to avoid pissing off readers for no good reason.
  • Divine Paladin - January 12, 2013 10:55 a.m.

    Funny, because from what I'd seen and heard during the outlash at ME3, the LARGE majority of the complaints were simply that your decisions didn't matter, and had nothing to do with your apparent opinion on the writing. Hell, I'd say a good fourth of the rage I saw was from people that didn't actually play the game, and just wanted to hop on the bandwagon. With stuff like that happening constantly all over the internet for a good month, I think the kind of comment that GamesRadar has made a few times is completely justified to make fun of THOSE people, not necessarily you. Be
  • Divine Paladin - January 12, 2013 10:56 a.m.

    *Because not everybody argued against ME3 for the reasons you did. (Though I will admit I don't agree with how much GR likes to make fun of the situation.)
  • Edias - January 10, 2013 5:06 p.m.

    That ME3 thing was embarassing, I love that Pope hat and I actually liked NeverDead; I even played through it on hard.
  • Temperance11 - January 10, 2013 5:38 a.m.

    "The War Z" is nowhere on this list!? Seriously!? In previous years, the "Anti-Game" award defines a game that was not only bad but also did something to set back the video game industry as a whole. I can't think of any other game released this year that would be more deserving of that accolade.
  • MD-Stranger - January 9, 2013 10:32 p.m.

    And GR becomes the latest website to pretend that the issue with Mass Effect 3's ending wasn't the megaton of plotholes and total stupidity that it contained, but that it was saaaaad, bonus points for the patronising attitude in the entry
  • Redeater - January 10, 2013 1:26 a.m.

    This isn't even close to the first time others like myself have been on this site explaining their problems with the ME ending. The only difference is this time they felt the need to completely belittle us as well.
  • Unoriginal - January 10, 2013 4:44 a.m.

    Don't be unfair now. I was right there with everyone else crying about ME3's plot holes and lazy endings but it did get out of hand. The petition, EA's victory over BP in the "worst company ever" contest, the muffins. People even began to forget the other 99% of the game that was mostly excellent. People went from understandably sore to full on crybabies in no time flat.
  • Bloodstorm - January 10, 2013 7:49 a.m.

    I'd still argue that those outcomes were from a very small subset of those of us that actually wanted some real discussion and acknowledgement that our concerns were legitimate. If anything, that overreaction was brought on in the days following the original outcry by passionate fans, as every video game news journalist patronized those that felt the games ending was sub-par. I still do not believe that every journalist on this planet (overstatement) could have played all 3 games to completion and all felt the ending to be adequate. It's improbable.
  • sk8r7 - January 9, 2013 5:37 p.m.

    It's articles like these that have made me keep coming back, year after year, throughout the entire site's restructuring, and sometimes the bearing of bad news. The annual features have been almost always been able to outshine any game delays, cancellations, and studio shutdowns. And yet, the newest relaying of news has sometimes been the best. Thank you, Gamesradar.
  • Net_Bastard - January 9, 2013 2:53 a.m.

    The Fan overreaction award for knee-jerking excellence should probably go to one of the two things instead: SSX 2012 (aka Deadly Descents) VGA Reveal Teaser Trailer (I know that the trailer came out before 2012, but the game came out in 2012 so it should still count). It was a clusterfuck on so many levels. The fans overreacted on an unprecedented level, most of the PR backpedaling was extremely terrible, and everything culminated into this big ball of shit. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD Soundtrack. There were so many series fans that were mad because *gasp* they would have to listen to new songs! (which were very good IMO) And that means that new artists will get publicity! Oh no!!!!
  • louis-hideme - January 9, 2013 1:23 p.m.

    oops
  • Clovin64 - January 9, 2013 2:34 a.m.

    Ah, the Mass Effect 3 Ending debacle. Fun times. I for one was greatful for the ME3 Extended Cut. The original ending was pretty terrible, not for being sad, but for being a poorly written, unsatisfying, rushed, confusing lore-contradicting mess of head-banging stupid. That said, the while many had legitimate intelligent complaints about the ending, there were also many VERY vocal fans on the internet who came across as raving lunatics. I flicked through some user reviews on metacritic recently, and was dismayed to see a pattern: "I'm not going to review, discuss, or evaluate in any way the actual gameplay, but this game has a terrible ending and day 1 DLC. 0/10! Worst game eva!" Then EA was named as the worst company in America? (Actually I'm not completely sure how related that was to the ME3 thing) On the other hand, many who liked the ending regularly grouped the ending-haters together as entitled raging fanboys, as well as the the common assumption that people didnt like the ending because it wasnt a happy one. "You idiots can't appreciate art. Go back to playing COD you unintelligent drooiling retards." I'm pretty sure everyone can agree the ME3 ending debacle was a messy bussiness. It will be interesting to see how the ending to Bioware's next Mass Effect game will be recieved.
  • Redeater - January 9, 2013 12:33 a.m.

    I couldn't even get past the Mass Effect entry. Hey Gamesradar, everyone has gotten over the Mass Effect entry long ago. Why do you insist on pulling this Fox News type bullshit and keep stirring the pot? Then you add insult to injury by grouping everyone who had a problem with it into the same category?
  • Redeater - January 9, 2013 12:40 a.m.

    I've been visiting this site on average about 3 times a day and have commented usually on every second or third article for the last 5-6 years. If I wanted this type of cheap "controversy to get page hits" journalism I would go back to IGN. This site has seriously been sliding downhill since the original T'dar crew left.
  • The_Ouroboros - January 9, 2013 4:18 a.m.

    The main reason I'm still here are for the gems such as Cooper's recent Pokemon piece. I've only been here for four years, and whereas I used to come daily, now it will be every week or so at best. Actually Redeater, what's your GT?
  • Redeater - January 9, 2013 11:54 a.m.

    I would post it here but that Triptofan guy kind of scares the hell out of me! He got into an argument with some guy and found out personal info about him. I like to think I get along with most people on here but I have been a surly asshole as of late so I would rather not chance it. :)

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