Just in time for the long weekend, Bioware has announced their plans on the new "Extended Cut" DLC planned for this Summer.
I'll let everyone read it and decide for themselves whether they like it or not. Below is my personal opinion on this.
After reading all of the bullet-points i honestly thought that they had made the right decision. I believe in the Indoctrination theory so it doesn't bother me that they aren't changing the endings, but simply adding to them. I would imagine though, that if i did not believe in Indoctrination that i would be angry now since the ending is a bit odd taking it for what it is.
Overall it doesn't matter i think, it is in fact irrelevant, because they have promised more cinematics and epilogue scenes to show expand on the ending and show the consequences of all your choices... I honestly believe that this will make the ending on-par with the other two games, maybe even better just for the fact that it IS the 'final' battle. Of course i AM assuming they are going to do the cinematics right... call me naive, but i don't think they will just be random clips of people fighting (I think the fan reaction shows what will happen if it is ;D)
Now for something that pissed me off a bit:
DARKLARKE wrote: 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.
Now, i've already mentioned how i don't mind 'artistic choices' but what I (and everyone else) is angry about is the fact that the ending did not show any consequences of your actions. The fact that they are going to fix this now, but still remain in denial about this fact is kind of pathetic to be honest. Also they are aware that "some fans" would like more closure? How about every fan... There are some people who say they like the ending based on it's artistic merits... which is fine, but as soon as you mention that nothing they did mattered in the rest of the series, they become just as angry as anyone else.
DARKLARKE wrote: Oh and it’s at no cost to you – the fan.
How could I not mention this? lol. Some others may disagree with me but I'll give Bioware one more chance just because of this (i'm assuming the endings will be good after this, if they aren't... then...)
Overall, i'm very glad that Bioware has listened to the fans, even if they do appear to be in a bit of denial as to WHY people disliked the endings. I don't believe that takes away anything from their intentions though, which are good overall I believe. I am also extremely proud of the fans! We have shown that we CAN fight back against these types of things. I believe this is a major victory for us, and I hope Bioware will keep this in mind before trying to screw us over in the future (again, call me naive :P)
So what does everyone else think of this? Are you willing to give Bioware another chance because of this? Do you think this DLC will be good? etc. etc.