So now that the popular Mass Effect trilogy has drawn to a close, it would seem there is a lot of buzz about how many gamers seem to dislike the way it all ended. It was judged so poorly that memebase.com features “demotivational posters” with images of terrible things and the phrase “At least it’s not as bad as the ending to Mass Effect 3”. What would be the mature, responsible means to express disgust with the ending of such a beloved franchise? One gamer thinks this deserves the attention of the Federal Trade Commission and the Better Business Bureau.
This crazed fool gamer thinks that EA is guilty of false advertising, based on Bioware’s claims about how the player can influence the direction of the story through decisions made throughout the game. “El_Spiko”, a user on the Bioware forums and the man behind the reports, boasts about his game of tattle-tale on the forum in a mess of bad spelling and childish raving:
“Against EA. After reading through the list of promises about the ending of the game they made in their advertising campaign and PR interviews, it was clear that the product we got did not live up to any of those claims. This thread has a great compilation of their claims:
Clearly, none fo these were represented in the ending. If anyone else wishes to file a complaint (the more there are the more likely the FTC will take action) just go to FTC.gov and fill out a complaint form in the Consumer Protection section. Here’s EA HQ’s address and phone number:
209 Redwood Shores Parkway
Redwood City, CA 94065
This is not somethign I was happy to do, but after the terrible ending that was in no way the product that had been advertised to me and the lack of any kind of response from Bioware/EA to address this, I felt it was one of my only recourses. I’ll be returning my copy of the game before the end of my 30 day return policy if the ending still hasn’t been addressed by then.”
Filed a Better Business Bureau complaint as well. They can be found at BBB.org. The BBB will at the very least notify EA of any complaints they recieve, so every complaint filed is something that EA will hear about.”
I would like to think this entire rant and course of action is the act of some loser kid, but to say something like that would be an insult to children. For the sake of humanity, we can only hope this is a sad attempt at forum trolling.