Mass Effect 3 Fan Complains to the Feds Over the Game's Ending

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One upset fan in the great Mass Effect 3 rageathon now is making a federal case out of his crushing disappointment in the game. Literally.

BioWare Forum user "El_Spiko" went to the Federal Trade Commission's web site to file a false advertising complaint directed at Electronic Arts and how it marketed the game. He also filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau.

"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," El_Spiko says. "This is not somethign [sic] 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."


He goes on to say: "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."

El_Spiko is asking likeminded gamers to join his crusade and file FTC and BBB complaints.

Fan filing FTC complaints against EA after Mass Effect 3 ending [Gamepur via Game Informer. h/t Andrew F.]

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You know, when I opened the article, I thought this was completely ridiculous but after reading it, I don't feel that way any more. What's stopping games from being approached like any other product? I actually LOVED the ending (I chose the middle option) but the flaws are GLARING. Either it was rushed or intentionally poorly designed. There's no way someone came up with these endings as they are and said "This is totally well done." I don't necessarily want a new ending but there are more than a few holes that need to be patched up and I can't imagine them just leaving it as is. As amazing as the game is I don't think you can deny that it's faulty on some level or another. Don't we, as customers, have a right to a complete product? I think I'm with this guy after all.