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A Beautiful Disaster: Vindictus
League of Legendary Elitism
Did ‘Homefront’ predict the future?
A Brief on Pirates of the Burning Sea
The Best of Gaming Horror Part IV. – “Dino Crisis”
The Best of Gaming Horror Part V. – “Manhunt”
The Best of Gaming Horror: The Future of Gaming Horror
Tabletop gaming technology is great, don't forget the physical books
“Blackwater”: A waste of PR money!
Why shooters should stop imitating Modern Warfare
Criterion Collection should take an interest in video games
Crystal Castles a perfect classic
Captain America and The Avengers still flying high
Konami classic still strong with X-Men fanatics
The King of Dragons is second to none in adventure
Playing it Old School – Jack Bauer’s First Day of Gaming
The action packed classic of Gyruss
'Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City' is a reunion that fans could skip
Playing it Old School: Max Payne and the birth of Game-Noir
Gamers need to stop bickering about ‘Mass Effect 3’ ending
'Operation Raccoon City' DLC adds more insult to injury
EA unveils new 'Medal of Honor: Warfighter' trailer
'Crysis 3' announced for Spring 2013
EA fulfills 'Battlefield 1943' promise for PS3 gamers
Gamers need to stop bickering about ‘Mass Effect 3’ ending
Since the release of Mass Effect 3 back in March, video game websites and message boards have exploded with complaints regarding the ending. This has lead to gamers organizing an internet campaign called Retake Mass Effect.

So what is so controversial about Mass Effect 3 ending? Spoiler Alert: Regardless of which ending the gamer achieves, Commander Shepard will die.

However this is not the typical outrage seen when other franchise kill-off a popular character. Unlike other video game heroes, gamers had to build the character of Commander Shepard when they played all three Mass Effect games; actions and outcomes from one game had an impact on the progress of the next game.

Yet the death of Commander Shepard only transformed the character into a tragic hero. As defined by Aristotle, the tragic hero is a virtuous character in a dramatic tragedy who will embark on an odyssey but is destined to perish. The odyssey of Commander Shepard is about his battle against the reapers at the cost of his own life.


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The Mass Effect-trilogy is a well written odyssey that was destined to end tragic for Commander Shepard. His death only makes the story more memorable as the character dies a martyr for the audience. Mass Effect is only one of many great works that have embraced the concept of the tragic hero.

Besides, BioWare should not be surprised by the reaction as fans will always be outraged over the death of a beloved character. For example, House fans were outraged when Dr. Lawrence Kutner (played by Kal Penn) was killed-off the show. 24 fans have a long list of beloved characters they fell were unnecessarily killed-off. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle faced a wave of public outcry after killing-off Sherlock Holmes in The Final Problem.

While it's understandable for gamers to be frustrated over the death of Commander Shepard, they need accept it as blessing that made him a martyr. In the end his death only solidified the story of Mass Effect as one of legends to be.
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