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by Jonathan Rothwell

[LINK] Charlie Brooker on space-gays and Mass Effect 3's ending

Brooker is always at his best when discussing games and eviscerating bigotry.

Players have complained bitterly about the ending of Mass Effect 3 – not because of the potential for homosexual love, but because they found the narrative underwhelming. The game has a variety of different endings, depending on your decisions: some have moaned that none of the possible endings are happy or satisfying enough...

I can't work out if that's depressing or sweet. On the one hand, they're spoiled little emperors with a mind-boggling sense of entitlement: it's one thing to be disappointed by the end of a story, but another to demand the author sits down and writes you a new one RIGHT NOW. You need "further closure"? What's wrong with you? But on the other hand, it's a sign that players sometimes invest so much of themselves into the characters they play, they care about them to a degree that should make any author jealous.

[Previously…](http://rothwell.im/blog/2012/03/29/mass-effect-3-gets-an-ending/ “Mass Effect 3 gets an ending)