Fan Rewrites Mass Effect 3 in ME3: Vindication
You can say a lot of things about fans of BioWare’s Mass Effect 3 but you can never accuse them of not being dedicated to the cause. Last week, Mass Effect fan, Gerry Pugliese, released his year-long passion project, Mass Effect 3: Vindication.
ME3V is a over 500-page long rewrite of the final instalment of the Mass Effect Trilogy. In it, Pugliese describes his motivation saying: “ME3 grossly whitewashed, overlooked, or made irrelevant, so many of the choices we made during Shepard’s journey: the Rachni, the Collector base, rewriting the heretics, and choosing a councilor – just to name a few of the things that irked me.” Coincidentally, I wouldn’t argue with him much at all on those points.
In Vindication, there are new conversations, new dialogue options, new missions, new crew romance options, new squadmates, rewritten characters, new enemies, new DLC, a new character class and, most importantly, ten revised endings to the game.
You can download the whole Mass Effect 3: Vindication document as a PDF. It’s a hefty read but it’s interesting. And I’d call this a far more impressive message to BioWare than sending cupcakes (as delicious as cupcakes are) or threatening boycotts.