I think anybody reading this will know what’s up by now. Mass Effect 3′s ending angered many a fan to the point where they were demanding changes. Conspiracy theories abound! The REAL ending was going to be DLC in a move to make money by EA. It’s actually something really wacky called Indocrination Theory that makes Bioware about 10x smarter than most of us. Bioware hates children and supports disease….ok that’s not true, but judging by the level of freak out by some, it seems that way. As hard as it was to not weigh in my review, I wanted to keep that spoiler free. THIS ARTICLE IS GOING TO BE FULL OF SPOILERS. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. I’m glad I waited because today Bioware announced that the “Mass Effect Extended Cut DLC” will be coming this summer and will be free. Is this a good idea? Did fans get what they want or destroy the creative process for all game developers in the future? What of the children?! Let’s discuss.
Obviously this has been a long time coming. The Mass Effect series is not just a universe in which three games are set. It is basically one enormous continuing game. Bioware told us from the start that decisions made in the first game would be carrying over to both two and three. So now Mass Effect 3 is finally here. With the expectations of two whole games weighing down on it, Bioware set themselves up to end the series in a spectacular fashion. More than anything in the series, it’s the characters that captivated me. Yes, I care about the fate of the universe, but I care even more so about the fate of Shepard, Tali, Liara, Garrus, Wrex, Grunt, Jack, and all the other squad mates that helped me throughout. Except for James, I didn’t really care what happened to him.