June 25th 2012 9:36 am PT

Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut

Content: Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut
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Dash Text: An expanded ending for Mass Effect 3. Additional scenes and an extended epilogue reveal the impact of Shepard’s choices on the future of the galaxy.

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  • Hugoku

    I have serious doubts about this being a response to complaints regarding the ending, as some bloggers like to report. I’m sure this was pretty much planned ahead.

    • bnlf

      i dont think so. they officially said it was a response because no one liked the ending.

      • http://twitter.com/alpagot Richard Alpagot

        I liked the ending :-p

        • bnlf

          more generally speaking ;)

      • http://twitter.com/GaussBb Bradley

        And you believe EA and Bioware?

        • bnlf

          and you believe they would move their asses to make something just because they wanted to add FREE content to the game? LOL naive. they just wanted to chill things down

      • http://twitter.com/AdamDJTbrand Adam Thompson

        I remember it now “Oh no, boo hoo, the gameplay is too mainstream. Boo hoo, the ending is too science fiction RPG.”

    • Brent Phillips

      Can you explain the point of them planning this ahead of time?

      • Hugoku

        Well, you just don’t code (design, test) this kind of stuff on a whim. I guess they knew what they had and were prepared for the backlash.

        • http://twitter.com/ENich1 E.Nich

          I agree with you, it takes time to develop such DLC, I’m sure it was finished before the launch of the game or shortly after that. Maybe they plan to price it in the future? Or perhaps this ending wasn’t finished in time and the game had to be released.

  • Brent Phillips

    Not needed. I’ll be playing Dawnguard.

  • http://profiles.google.com/thief000 J.A.J.G. Thiéfaine

    Witnessed the strangest thing downloading this. My Xbox 360 remained in an endless loop of the message that “Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut has downloaded”. The download was stuck at 100% and It did this for more than a few minutes (and I couldn’t cancel it because that gave an error). After I restarted my console and logged in the problem persisted. I restarted my console again and didn’t log in and I saw that there were 2 instances of the same file located on my harddrive. I deleted one (the other one couldn’t be deleted as it had an incomplete exclamation mark icon) and the problem went away. Soon after the yellow exclamation icon turned into a normal one. Weird!

    • http://twitter.com/achiavg Achilleas G

      The exact same thing happen to me.I fixed it by deleting the file restarting the console and then deleting the second one.(For some reason it had two Extended Cut files).Maybe it’s because mid downloading the internet failed on me.

  • http://twitter.com/Navarin Buster Wolf

    it’s an improvement, but the actual gameplay is unchanged and you have to slog through the last two missions again which are absolutely dire. Just Youtube the endings in a few days unless you’re desperate.

    Still it’s some nice damage control, if a bit small and a bit late.

  • http://twitter.com/katoukate Kate

    The LEGEND save file isn’t appearing in saved games. Anyone else get this glitch? Guess I should redownload…?