Before you read this please note that it contains spoilers for ME3, so if you don’t wanna read about it then close this now! I warned ya!
I’m talking about the Mass Effect 3 day one DLC called “From Ashes” that you can see here. NOTE: That link goes to the DIRECT XBOX LIVE MARKETPLACE where you can see what the DLC is about and what comes with it, it is a spoiler so please do NOT click it if you plan on playing ME3 spoiler free.
Now I’m gonna be the first to admit that I’ve read SOME of the spoilers for ME3 since I’m stupid. Now I know that some certain species will appear and how important said species is in the lore of the Mass Effect trilogy. I’m talking of course of the
Now in ME3 you can have a Prothean squadmate…who has a very strange accent but who am I to complain, and without going too far into it, he’s a Prothean. Making him possibly the last of his kind. So this is a pretty big deal right?
You get this character in the first day DLC, and you can imagine giving what it is he’s pretty damn important to the story (and take it from somebody who’s read half of the script, he is) so this baby is First Day DLC…ok. Zaeed was first day DLC and he was free. This must be free too…right?
Wrong. To get this DLC called “From Ashes” you must pay 800 MS Points. So basically if you live in the US you have to pay $60 for the base game, and another $10 for this character that is quite important to the ME3 storyline.
You may as well have bought the Collectors Edition since it comes free with that.
Now before you say “Oh shut up whining Spearhead!” please know, that I am not. I am not whining, I am not complaining and I guarantee I’ll be purchasing the DLC.
What I’m doing is basically informing those who didn’t know on these forums how important said character is to the story in ME3. So if he’s so important and vital to the lore of Mass Effect then why was he not included in the final game? Very good question and one I do not personally have an answer to.
This whole thing leads me to believe that ME3 was incomplete because this character was in the leaked script last year, so it’s in the main storyline which I am technically confirming right now. So my point is why should people pay for something that should’ve been included in the base game?
If the game needed to be pushed back another month or two, so be it. Bioware has pushed it back before so one more time couldn’t hurt could it?
Personally, I don’t mind. I’m a little miffed about being technically cheated out of $10/£6.29 for something that should have been included with the final product to start with. Either way, like I said, I don’t mind and I’m still going to purchase it but at the end of the day I just wanted to give my two cents and maybe warn a couple of people who may not want this DLC character and mission.
And yes. I’m very aware that this is a Halo based website, but this is the General Discussion and you are allowed to discuss more than just Halo in this topic. Just a heads up.