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Mass Effect 3 will get ‘extended’ endings. But is it enough?

Mass Effect 3 was one of the most awaited games in recent years, but when many of the gamers finally beat the third outing, they raised arms against the producer, to complain.

Normally a company would ignore the complaints and move merrily onto the next title for development but so many people complained that they had no option but to take action. The pressure was added by a handful of petitions to campaign against the game ending.

The outcome is a new content pack for the game, called ‘Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut’ which will expand on the events of Mass Effect 3 and add clarity to the holes in the conclusion.

Bioware published a small article to explain what exactly the people will get when the content is available. The new downloadable content will deliver “additional cinematics and epilogue scenes to the existing ending sequences. The goal of these new scenes is to provide additional clarity and closure to Mass Effect 3.” The DLC won’t bring new endings which so many have asked for.

“BioWare strongly believes in the team’s artistic vision for the end of this arc of the Mass Effect franchise. The extended cut DLC will expand on the existing endings, but no further ending DLC is planned.

Though we remain committed and are proud of the artistic choices we made in the main game, we are aware that there are some fans who would like more closure to Mass Effect 3.  The goal of the DLC is not to provide a new ending to the game, rather to offer fans additional context and answers to the end of Commander Shepard’s story.”

They are strongly defending the game they made however, adding “So there you have it. Are we proud of the game we made and the team that made it? Hell yes. Are we going to change the ending of the game? No. Do we appreciate the passion and listen to the feedback delivered to us by our fans? Very much so and we are responding.”

Some gamers aren’t taking this as a positive move, because they were so unhappy with the ending of the game that they wanted a complete rewrite. One of the gamers who posts a blog on attackofthefanboy said “In other words, BioWare would like to take this opportunity to say, “F**k you, the game is our creative vision and if you don’t like it, piss off. We already have your money.”

Is it safe to say that the  “Indoctrination Theory” can now be put to rest? If Shepard indeed did not become indoctrinated on his run to the conduit, and the final 20 minutes of gameplay actually did play out in real-time and are actually not some sort of dream sequence, why and how does Shepard survive as revealed in the possible post-credits scene? Damn it BioWare,we want answers!”

Kitguru says: Not the outcome many people wanted, but is it better than nothing?

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