OP-ED: Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut Strikes a Satisfying Balance

Mass Effect 3

After a three-month wait, BioWare has presented the final version of the endings to Mass Effect 3. This is due entirely to the outcry that took place following the release of the game in March. Many players wanted more details and felt the game left things too vague after they had invested 100-150 hours into the trilogy; others were of the opinion that the endings needed to be replaced outright. Executive producer Casey Hudson warned gamers recently that today’s free downloadable content release would not satisfy everyone, and with good reason: The Extended Cut doesn’t provide a bunch of new endings so much as it provides expanded, more differentiated versions of the existing ones, and I for one am perfectly okay with how it worked out.

Spoilers follow below — if you wish to experienced the Extended Cut for yourself, read no further.

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