Fans of the Mass Effect (ME) series of video games have been taken on something of a rollercoaster ride, as the trilogy's ending is poised on a razor's edge. Critics and fans alike await the release of the forthcoming DLC - Extended Cut - to enjoy what they hope will be a better ending.
Meanwhile, as a gamer, if you've ever played the female version of the lead character - Commander Shepard - you will remember the striking voiceover work done by actress Jennifer Hale.
In an interview with Kotaku, Hale talks about trolls, endings, leaks and how she turned down offers she found tasteless.
"I think it's sad and behind the times. I think it's an easy out. It's like toilet humour: sure it's fun for a minute but I like the clever humour of really smart, funny people, and that's just not smart. For me, I can't do anything about what the world's doing, I just know what I can put my energy into and what I choose to feed, and I don't choose to feed that. It's not in my world." Hale explained.
Earlier, in a similar interview with Edge, Hale spoke about missing Shepard's role and that she did not get offers to continue working with the game.
The end to the critically acclaimed Mass Effect series could well mean the termination of the stint with BioWare for Hale. The actress has, however, expressed her desire to continue lending her talent to any forthcoming projects for the franchise.
Despite her busy schedule with her voiceover roles in blockbuster projects - Diablo 3, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and The Green Lantern animated series - the actress took time off to talk about the Mass Effect 3 endings.
"I have two feelings about the ending. One is that endings are hard if you're a writer. Endings are really hard to do and it's hard to do an ending where it's sort of collaborative with thousands and thousands of people, and to satisfy all those people is impossible.
"I have an enormous amount of respect for the writers on Mass Effect and they did everything they could at that moment, and I also love that Bioware is listening to everybody and going back through to create some more DLC for everyone to play," she said.
She also spoke about leaked information about the original ending for the series and expressed her anger against whoever leaked the information.
"I don't know how the [ending] was [before it was leaked], because I don't see the script until I literally get to record. I get to see nothing in advance. I will say that the leak was reprehensible. It was wrong it was awful and whoever did that I wanna punch em.
"It was heartbreaking. Mac [Walters] worked his butt off on that and so did the team and it was wrong. I don't know what the changes were, I didn't get to see that," said Hale, in an absorbing revelation with Kotaku.
Watch the full interview here.