I finished Mass Effect 3, what, 2 weeks ago? At least. And yes, there is no strategy guide review to speak of as of yet. It is coming, I swear, I’m just having motivation issues in writing it. There’s nothing wrong with the guide at all, so please don’t think that. The problem lies with me, in that I’m so sick of discussing Mass Effect 3 and anything related to it.
I honestly thought I would never utter those words. Me, sick of discussing anything Mass Effect? That has to be impossible, right? Sadly, it’s true, and it started way back before I even finished the game.
As I’m sure you’re all well aware, less than a week after the game’s release, the Internet was on fire with those who hated the ME3 ending. Not only did they hate it, but they were demanding that BioWare give them a new ending. I’m all for criticizing media–obviously–but to demand a new ending? Really? No one has the right to demand a new ending. If we do, then I want a new ending to those Twilight books as well as those hours of my life back. In response to the Retake Mass Effect movement (was it really yours in the first place?), I created a support group for BioWare’s ME3 ending. It wasn’t about liking the ending; it was about respecting BioWare and their decisions on how to end their story, because let’s face it: it is their story.
As you can imagine, it wasn’t long before I became a complete babysitter for the group, stopping fights, banning trolls, and defending myself when I was called a complete idiot, accused of being in BioWare’s pocket, and told I wasn’t a real a fan. Right after I finished the game–and for the record, I loved the ending–I wrote my review for Gaming Angels and then took a nap for 3 hours so I could decompress everything Mass Effect.
And then I did two ME3 spoiler casts. And then I was asked to be on two others (of which I turned down). And then some of my other friends wanted to discuss the endings. And then my non-ME gamer friends were calling me, asking me what the hell was going on.
So you can see…I’m just really, really tired of talking about it.
It’s not a good excuse I know, and I owe Prima Games a huge apology for procrastinating. My goal is to write it this week. I already have the outline laid out for it, I have the scans completed, and I know what I’m going to say. I just need the power to turn off my ME3 apathy for an hour.
Thank you all for your patience.