Mass Effect 3 'Extended Cut': Hidden evidence of future single-player DLC
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 12:48 PM
Bioware's controversial 'Extended Cut' DLC for Mass Effect 3 reportedly contains clues to potential future single-player content for the game.
The 1.85GB add-on was finally released this week, following months of raging on the internet by gamers who felt thoroughly dissatisfied with the ending of the third instalment of Commander Shepherd's galactic trilogy.
Warning, spoilers ahead
Much of the fury centered on the last five minutes of what, for many, had been a 100 hour+ experience, in which they felt they robbed of their involvement in crafting the galaxy-spanning story.
Many also criticised that the somewhat similar (read 'almost identical') multiple endings for the Reaper-sized plot holes they failed to address and an overall lack of closure concerning Commander Shepherd's crew, as well as the various species left scattered across the galaxy.
With the 'Extended Cut', Bioware has sought to address these complaints – but a cursory glance at the studio's forums shows that opinion remains as divided as ever – with some saying that the ending's shortfalls have been addressed with the skill of an Adept, others saying that nothing has really changed and yet more remaining adamant that Bioware should never have had to release the tweaked endings in the first place.
A fair few even wondered if Mass Effect 3 was still relevant so long after release, especially with so many other great games coming out since.
New single-player DLC imminent? (Oh, and more spoilers!)
We'll leave you to decide what you think about the ending, but what did catch our eye while perusing the fan reaction to the ending was talk of hidden tidbits in the files that outline new single-player DLC.
According to Video Gamer, the files were discovered by Bioware forum user ULT1M4T3xPL, who subsequently shared them with the internets. They show snippets of dialogue revolving around a 'rogue' Reaper called Leviathan.
Here's a taster from the leaked script: "So a Reaper goes rogue and kills one of its own. That's what we're looking at here, right?"
Phew! Sounds interesting, right? Needless to say more details will be forthcoming in the near future.