Posted by Raine Hutchens on Mar 15, 2012

Director For Mass Effect 3 Speaks In Defense Of DLC And The Game’s Ending

It’s a new day, a new dawn, and the controversy over Mass Effect 3 is still raging on. Fans are still spurred about the day-one DLC, and even more feel snagged by the game’s storyline and ending. A small margin like the ending and DLC while others have raised their voice to speak out about it. EA has had a chance to respond on all the news, and now someone who falls really close to home with the game wants to speak – the Mass Effect 3 director.

“I think a sense of common sense is prevailing,” said Casey Hudson. He spoke in an interview with Digital Trends about the issue with the DLC and the game’s less-than-climactic ending. “Initially, it was spun in a direction that suggested that we had taken the lore out of Mass Effect 3 and were holding it inside the DLC only, which now the people who actually have played Mass Effect 3 and the DLC they know that that’s not true. When we finish a game, we finish it many months before it actually hits the shelves and that team goes on to work on something else that in those intervening months represent millions of dollars of development time..” In this case, that happened to be a piece of DLC, as BioWare assumed players would enjoy as much as with the release of Mass Effect 2. They aimed to make sure people had it as an opportunity to build their first play-through if they saw fit to having it, though it was optional.

When it comes to the game’s ending, though, Hudson has his mind set. “I didn’t want the game to be forgettable, and even right down to the sort of polarizing reaction that the ends have had with people.” You see, he likes the mystery and interpretations that players have given Mass effect 3’s ending. He thinks it’s what makes the story exciting and keeps the momentum building. Some players, however, don’t fully agree. Those select few want a straight-edged ending that capitalizes on the encompassed story. Whatever your preference, it doesn’t look like it’ll change anytime soon, despite the ongoing petition.


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