I’m just going to go out on a limb here and enter hostile ground. Bear with me, as I state some facts:
a) I’ve seen every ending for Mass Effect 3.
b) Now, I played the first two games, as well, but not the last one.
c) Here’s an article where you should read the comments and not the actual article.
d) I’ve read nearly every complaint and praise article/thesis I could find.
My opinion is this, and it’s not what you think it’s about – Mike and Gerald are not trolling the ME3 haters.
What I think they are doing is picking on the subject of the debate about the ME3 endings. We all know the CURRENT feelings about the ending and the endings. What we don’t know is HOW Bioware would fix it and how people would feel even if they did. Penny Arcade took a stab at it, in the exact opposite direction Bioware did. Which is what they always fucking do.
What really made me dislike the haters in this scenario is that they’ve decided to attack Child’s Play. As if the money goes to Penny Arcade. It doesn’t – it goes to hospitals. I loved this truly ironic moment in a comment about Penny Arcade’s response to the whole ME3 ending –
Mike and Jerry apparently don’t fucking care about our feelings. They have clearly sold out to Bioware, and thrown the intelligent gamer under the bus. It’s obvious they didn’t read into the entire movement behind pushing for a better Mass Effect 3 ending. To add insult to injury, they closed the highly flammable discussion thread in their forums. Instead, they’ll take our money for their little Charity and add it to the pile of their money from EA. Fuck these guys.
Uh, if that commentor had actually done any research in the opposite direction about Child’s Play, they’d actually have an idea how it’s not personal Penny Arcade profit. It’s a charity for terminal ill children. Also, any flamming forum thread – ANY FLAMMING FORUM THREAD – on PA forums gets closed after it starts to get violent.
What a fucking bunch of douchebags these ME3 ending whiners are turning out to be. Jesus.
NOTE: I am somewhat biased, because I’m a friend of Mike Krahulik’s. But even if I weren’t, I’m pretty sure I’d still feel the same way.