Mass Effect 3, one of my favorite games of all time, has officially been alive for about two years. While I, too, was a bit discouraged by the ending, it wasn’t something that made me want to riot and burn down BioWare’s offices. What is interesting, however, is the amount of emotion that still lingers over the controversial ending. Internet petitions and other forms of outrage have existed for a long time now, but one fan has used his own creativity to “fix” Mass Effect 3’s ending.
Gerry Pugliese has written a 400-page “fan revision, and blueprint, for fixing Mass Effect 3.” The script, called Mass Effect 3: Vindication, is full of new dialogue and missions in book form (which makes me happy because I LOVE READING). There are tons of new scenes, revisions, and choices that involve big plot points, character relationships, and the ending.
Pugliese stated, “The endings are a third of ME3V and I’ve created more than ten new ending scenarios, including having Shepard and friends survive, and going on to live happy lives; or Shepard succumbing to the Reapers’ power, turning evil, and enslaving the Galaxy, and turning many other major characters into Reaper minions to serve at his/her side.”
And while he did this to change a video game that he loves, his mission isn’t just to “fix” the game. He’s looking to work in the video game industry. While I haven’t read the script yet (I’m determined to), the ambition demonstrated is pretty amazing, and I hope his creativity certainly leads to a career in the industry some time in the future.
If you’re interested in reading the 400-page script, you can find the direct download here. Or you can check out some of it at the link below: