And after almost 40 hours of playing the recently released third and final installment in the trilogy — which has raked in million of dollars and racked up record sales — I finally experienced firsthand the controversial ending.
What controversy, you ask? The short version (vague spoiler alert!) is thatMass Effectcreator BioWare is accused of creating an ending that not only doesn’t provide closure, but is incompatible with many of the laws of the universe in which it’s set, ignores many of the decisions you’ve made along the way as Commander Shepherd, and basically just feels like a tacked-on cop-out. (For a full list of its crimes, read the now-famous ChipIn petition to“Retake Mass Effect”that raised $80,000 for children’s charity.)
In other words, it’s Jenny floating in a pool in the last episode of The L Word. - Sarah Warn