After the three-game Mass Effect trilogy came to an emotional end recently—part sadness at the closing of Commander Shepard’s storyline; part anger at the poorly executed ending (which was made much better by the release of an extended cut)—it seemed we’d be waiting a bit before any word of future titles in the franchise were spoken of. That said, we all knew that Mass Effect 4 would be arriving some day.
But while the game is still far off in the distance (next generation consoles, in the likeliest of scenarios), BioWare has already begun early development on the title, and they’re looking for feedback from we the players to help them decide where exactly they want to take the next game.
You know something went wrong with your video game when tens of thousands of fans who were thrilled to finally play it ultimately ended up enraged and signing petitions to get the game’s ending fixed. This was the case with BioWare’s trilogy-maker, Mass Effect 3.
But, to their credit, BioWare took notice after all the negativity, and they promised to make some big changes for their fans to try and make it up to them. Those changes ending up becoming a nearly 2GB add-on called the Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut, which you can download for free right now if you’ve not already.
Now that the add-on has been released, you’ve been able to check it out, and some time has passed, there is only one question to be asked: are you satisfied with Mass Effect 3 in the end? Head below for more and to speak your mind on the changes, but do no proceed if you’ve not beaten the game. Spoilers, there shall be.
Were you one of the many Mass Effect fans enraged by the highly questionable choices of BioWare in regard to the ending of their trilogy-maker, Mass Effect 3?
If so, you were happy to discover that the company admitted to the weakness in their closing moments of the game, and have since been awaiting the changes they promised to make in hopes of remedying the problems.
Much time has gone by without so much as a peep, but now, suddenly, BioWare is ready to release their answer to your complaints.
Continue reading for details about the new content and to listen to an interview with executive producer Casey Hudson and lead writer Mack Walters.
The Gold Box spotlight deal of the day over at Amazon today is for the video game Mass Effect 3 for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, PC, and PC Download for only $29.99 each (that’s 50% off the regular price of $59.99).
Note – this deal is valid only for today, Tuesday, April 25, 2012, til 11:59pm PST while supplies last.
Visit the main Sale for more details. You can also visit the EA Store for more sales on titles like Star Wars: The Old Republic and Crysis 2.
Keep an eye on the main Gold Box page all day today for video game Lightning Deals.
Amazon is currently having a sale right now where you can a Buy Two Games, Get One Free on video games like Mass Effect 3, Halo: Reach, Fallout: New Vegas, Dead Space 2, Gears of War, Bioshock, LEGO Star Wars III The Clone Wars, and hundreds more.
Visit the main Sale page to select the three games you want, then add them to your shopping cart. On your final checkout page, you’ll see a credit for the lowest priced game. (See the sale page for more terms and conditions.)