[Ruh Roh] Better Business Bureau feels ME3 is guilty of “false advertising”
While not an actual legally binding position, the Better Business Bureau’s Majorie Stephens feels that fans were right to report EA and BioWare. In a recent post on their blog, Stephens explains that BioWare’s marketing campaign for ME3 did in fact over promise and under deliver, specifically in the department of absolutes.
While you can have a different experience through many of the scenarios in your journey, your decisions will not “completely” change the outcome of the game. Stephens also mentions the statement that "along the way, your choices drive powerful outcomes, including relationships with key characters, the fate of entire civilizations, and even radically different ending scenarios", again noting that this statement is rather misleading.
So BioWare and EA are guilty of false advertising, but there aren’t any official punishments being doled out at this time. At least fans can hang their hat on the fact that their opinions are validated. It sure is a good thing no one filed a complaint against Peter Molyneux though. He would probably be serving 25 to life for all the promises that he under delivered on.
Oddly this loads as a white screen after half loading the top part of the artical on Firefox? only page that has done this for me, fix it?
Anyway, interesting to see how this pans out, ive not played it, but from what i gather without spoilers they really did say "Screw you ^_^" to fans. I do sorta agree with the hombre that claimed Borderlands claims were untrue, though apparently the combos on 2 will be much more varied...we shall have to wait and see. Though in BLs case they did exagerate to a ridiculous degree, did they not claim a BAZILLION guns in most of their trailers? thats not the same.
Jar-Jar, while annoying, isn't prominent in the series after episode one. He makes only a few appearances, and that is all.
one name..... Jar-Jar.... that destroyed saga for many....and Mutt Williams is the Jar-Jar of Indy
I can see something like this have a major Negative impact on how video games are made, I mean people might not make games like Mass Effect anymore cause hell...one wrong slip up and hey you're in a court case losing money because one person didn't like how the game was made or ended. I can see a lot of good video games that could be, not be made because of it....hell I'll even go the extreme and say hey...video game crash, maybe not all video games but I can see a certain type of video games stopped from happening.
I don't see how his argument is valid though...there are major story line differences and other things. Mass Effect 3 is an ending.....the entire game is an ending...and seeing as how you can chose which races live what gets cured who lives who dies. To me...that's multiple endings...to a lot of major story lines and arcs through out the series. So the ending ending to the ending is a bit meh to most people....get over it. The games give you multiple endings, just because the final cinematic is the same doesn't mean that the endings are, look at the bigger picture. Look to the future of what you did. Look at the entire game itself.
Personally I think that the guy's doing it for attention....and if he gets a million dollars for doing it....then I lost what little faith I had in humanity or at least our political government.....
"While not an actual legally binding position [...]"
"So BioWare and EA are guilty of false advertising [...]"
Looks like you're guilty of false conclusions.
I'll be looking forwards to them proving that destroying all organic life in existence, destroying non-organic robots, including the ones invading Earth and killing everyone in sight, and merging the two into a new symbiotic life-form are not different things.
Yeah, none of those examples are false advertising. Try again.
That's the most apt way of putting it.
Wow, even the BBB thinks there was false advertisement. What do you think they would think of the advertisements for old Atari 2600 and NES systems and their games?
...seriously? You're gonna go after those? I don't see what was so bad about the prequels, and the Indian Jones move was just going to be bad, but this whole situation is over hyped. Wish people could just drop this shit at some point.
Wait we can't, we've already got a little series that almost could from Bioware....
How dose this hold a bad precedent? I wish they would do stuff like this more often, my god imagine if somebody did this for Star Wars I-III, or Indiana Jones and the kingdom of the Crystal skull.
The reason nobody goes after Molyneux, is because everybody knows he always talks out of his ass....AND HE IS A PUPPET OF MILO!
It's cool. Everyone needs an editor!
Well to expect advertising to tell the truth is pretty dumb. If this goes through Peter molyneux is out of a job, all he does is falsely state claims that never end up anything like he explains.
Sorry to go kind of OCD there. :P
Holy sh*t, when I heard they'd been contacted, I thought they were gonna brush it off. Whatdoyahknow.