This week, Bioware released - at least for PC and Xbox 360 gamers - its Extended Cut ending/s to Mass Effect 3, the final game in its Mass Effect trilogy.
PlayStation 3 owners of the game, however, will have to wait until next month to get their hands on the fleshed-out endings and exposition of the game.
I haven't downloaded it yet - I haven't had time - but I'm almost tempted to just watch the endings online so I don't have to replay through the final battle on Earth again. I've played the game to the end, seen the final ending that my galactic readiness status gave me and was happy with it. Yes, it had some glaring plot holes but I'm not really convinced I need to go back and get closure on that (I probably will at some stage, though). And to be honest, I've moved on from Mass Effect 3 now: I'm playing other stuff.
The official Mass Effect FAQ page says that the 1.9GB download "expands on the endings of Mass Effect 3 through additional scenes and epilogue sequences" but doesn't alter the endings, only "reveals greater detail on the impact of the player's decisions".
Just as the original ending sequence didn't please all gamers, I suspect that the expanded endings will not please every ME3 player either.
Today, I'd be keen to hear from gamers who played Mass Effect 3 about your thoughts on the Extended Cut DLC (if you've downloaded it). Has it expanded on the ending you had - or has it just made things worse?
Please remember, though, some readers may not have finished the game yet so preface your comments with a "SPOILER" tag if you're going to get into specific detail.
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