Disgruntled Mass Effect 3 fans get refunds from Amazon

March 21, 2012

Are you one of the thousands of fans out there dissatisfied by the ending to Mass Effect 3? Did you happen to order the game via online retailer Amazon? Well you’re in luck. Video Game Writers reports that members of the official BioWare forums have been asking for refunds based on their disappointment with the game’s ending; more surprising yet, they receive them, despite the product being opened and used. It appears if the blame is placed squarely on the developers, a “partial or full refund” is applicable within 30 days of purchase.

The demand for refunds comes as part of a boycott by the Mass Effect fan community, as they demand alternate endings for the recently released third title in the series. “Hold the line” has become a common term of encouragement between those disheartened by the supposedly weak finale, as their support grows daily. We reported just yesterday that the controversy is raising money for Child’s Play (with the sum currently standing at $73,431); however fans have also gone as far as filing complaints to the Federal Trade Commission claiming false advertising with regards to the players’ ability to influence the story and produce an appropriate ending.

Amazon has confirmed that refunds will be given to anybody who makes a claim according to the above terms, stating they will “issue a full or partial refund if you are not satisfied with the quality of Mass Effect 3, and it is the developer’s fault.”