So I have a post up at Forbes on the bizarre reaction to BioWare’s latest game, Mass Effect 3, on Metacritic. Despite glowing reviews, the user score has been hovering around 2.5. At first I thought this was a reaction to the gay romances available in the game. Now I’m not so sure.
What’s going on here? Is there a gamer vendetta taking place against BioWare? Does it have to do with the fact that the developer has been placing more and more gay options into its games? Or is it because they have become a creature of EA?
I know we don’t talk a lot about games around here, but I also know Jaybird has had his own issues with Mass Effect 3 and those of you who do play these games, and BioWare games in particular, well if you have insights I’d love to hear them.
Here’s one of the controversial scenes from ME3:
There’s also a lesbian shower scene which is – surprise! – not quite so controversial. You can watch that and read my post and about a hundred angry comments here.