It is seriously disappointing that 5 minutes can destroy any chances of a game being considered for any award.
It isn't just that the ending is so bad. It's that EA went so far in the resulting aftermath. If they had just said "yeah, that is fucking horrible, our bad" and took one to the chin, it undoubtedly would not have gone over as badly as it did, especially considering the entire debacle culminated in them stealing from fucking charity.
Whoa, what? How did they steal from charity? I thought a bunch of people just decided to donate to Child's Play in an effort to make a statement about how badly they wanted the ending to be addressed. Isn't that a win for charity, or is there some part of the story that I never heard about?