Tell Me About Your Emotional Connection to Mass Effect
Nick's looking for your answers.
The Shepard Trilogy of Mass Effect has finally come to an end, which has evoked some strong feelings from fans. There's outrage over the ending and not just the ending, but its impact on the series as a whole. I have no feelings on the topic as I have not even played a single title in the series, and truthfully, I have very little ambition to ever do so. Sure, I gave Mass Effect a shot and I actually own both the first and second title, but as someone who's not much a fan of sci-fi, the story and characters hold little intrigue for me. But this is not about me; this is about you, the fans of the series.
I'm looking for answers – I want to know what makes this series so special to you, because I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around it. We've seen countless games release, even full series come and go, but I've never before observed such investment in a series. The absolute outrage over the ending to Mass Effect 3 has really brought the topic to a head. If fans were not so invested, this ending wouldn't have hit the community as hard as it did.
So, what is it about this series that evokes such an emotional response? What makes the games different or unique from others? Why does the ending of Mass Effect 3 evoke such rage that you're willing to throw money into charity just to send a message to Bioware?
Not being a fan of the series, I feel so detached from all of this, but I'm confident someone can explain it to me so I better understand this controversy.