BioWare finally released some new DLC (Downloadable Content) to finish the story for people that played through Mass Effect 3 and were left thinking “WTF?!”. Fun fact… The DLC is Free… it had better be if they have any desire to draw fans back for Mass Effect 4: The Prequel.
The only thing that really bothers me is that this was needed as extra content months after release. The fact that this game was sold and marketed as an ‘epic’ trilogy where every decision matters was killed as soon as people started seeing that every ending was bleak.
I think this is primarily because people have been spoiled by movies and books where the good guys win and the bad guys lose. People don’t want to believe that war (especially planetary war) will end up destroying almost everything… even hope.
I have yet to play a single second of Mass Effect 3 simply because I had no desire to pay money for a game that leaves me wondering if there will be DLC to finish the story. This seems like reading a book and buying it on a per-page basis.
It would be one thing if this was Call of Duty where the story’s made up and the plots don’t matter. But this was an amazing action RPG that pretty much seduced you into years of promise and ended up leaving you to write fan fiction in order to finish the story they decided to leave open to loose interpretations.
*As for the reference to Mass Effect 4… Zip your pants back up for now. They are only rumors… but then again, it wouldn’t be the internet without angry fans looking for hope and rumors of a new game in the series.
Just remember how “great” the Star Wars prequels were and ask yourself if you wish you had even watched them after the original trilogy. To answer this I will leave it to Darth Vader –