Games are an art form. Music, film, art, all of these are considered as art forms and gaming encompasses them all, hence my opening statement. When a developer makes a game it should be to express themselves and not to make money. It should be to create a story that satisfies them, not other people. It is with this in mind that I am boycotting the Mass Effect 3 ending DLC that is due out this year.
The ending of Mass Effect 3 is terrible, in fact the only game I can recall having a worse ending is Assassin's Creed: Revelations. I was angry when I finished the game and I feel as though it did little to answer my questions, however, it was what the developers wanted and it completes their vision for the trilogy, we, as gamers and as people, should respect that.
We didn't though, well not all of us anyway. Thousands of gamers took to Twitter, Facebook and various other websites to pressure Bioware into changing the ending to their story. THEIR story, not ours. Thousands of people demanded that these creative people changed something that they made just because it wasn't satisfying enough. Do people demand that musicians change their albums? Do we expect directors to change films? Should we? No, no we shouldn't.
Whether the ending was terrible or not is irrelevant, we should all have the common decency to respect what the developers did, we can express our dislike of it, but to actually force them to change it is, quite frankly, sub-human. The people who demand it of them, and ultimately pressured them into it quite literally disgust me.
I hate the game's ending but I respect Bioware and understand what it means to create something so I won't be downloading the DLC and I shall do my best to prevent those that I know from doing so. If the creation isn't good enough for you, don't buy into it, simple.