Bioware has taken a beating over the ending to its Mass Effect trilogy.
Now, Gamepur.com is reporting a least one fan is taking the complaints up the chain of command. User El_Spiko on the Bioware forums said:
"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: "http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/355/index/10056886"
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 [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. 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."
As serious as EL_Spiko's suggestion may have been, the idea garnered almost nothing but ridicule on Twitter:
hey haters i'm glad all your impotent nerd rage has basically spoiled mass effect 3 for me, i'm filing an FTC complaint against the internet
@masseffect is no reason to take it to the FCC or whatever it's calledReally people? Just because you're butt hurt over the ending of
Lol someone reported the Mass Effect 3 ending to the FTC xD
Gamers are filing FTC complaints against EA because of Mass Effect 3's ending. Said gamers are pathetic little children.
If this guy can file an FTC complaint about the end of Mass Effect 3, then some of us should get together about The Killing...