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Leviathan DLC to Further Expand Upon Mass Effect 3's Ending?
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Looks like there could be further expansion to Mass Effect 3’s ending for those that download the upcoming Leviathan DLC.

The changes can be found in script information hidden within Mass Effect 3’s Extended Cut DLC, information that is uncovered by having the Leviathon add-on installed.

Read on, but beware SPOILERS.

The upcoming add-on will reveal more information on the Leviathon, the creators of the Reapers.

Extra dialogue options will allow Shepard to question the Star Child AI about the Leviathans' fate, as hinted at in the Extended Cut's existing dialogue.

The extra lines were extracted from the Extended Cut by members of the official BioWare forum, who then posted on Pastebin.

If the new add-on is installed, Star Child AI will say, "They are the creators. They are the ones who requested the solution. They became the first to be harvested."

"We required their harvesting to create the first Reaper. To enforce and enact on the solution I created."

In addition to this, those rummaging through the game’s code also discovered hints about the content of further story-based DLC, called Omega.

If authentic, the add-on will likely see Shepard taking back Mass Effect 2 location Omega from Cerberus. The mission was snipped from an early version of Mass Effect 3.

Dialogue options exist in Mass Effect 3 to instigate the mission but are currently inactive, presumably until the new add-on is released and downloaded.

It’s a storyline that has already been set up in the Mass Effect 3: Invasion series of graphic novels.

More as and when it hits.

[via Eurogamer]




 
 

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Comment #1 by XWiishireX
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 12:14:03 PM
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Not ripping on the multiplayer when I say this, but THANK GOD for some DLC that isn't MP add-ons or fixing what shouldn't have been broken.


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Comment #2 by OnePunchEckert
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 12:14:45 PM
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Yes lol. Both story based sound like they'll be fun. Replaying 1-3 will be a nice segway before the fall titles


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Comment #3 by strawberry
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 12:20:48 PM
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Just my two cents:

But if I'm buying a DLC which changes a games ending, then it probably should have been included in the main game to begin with. If you want to make DLC, that's fine... But I already paid 60 bucks for the original game that I purchased, so I shouldn't have to pay more just to change the ending. In my opinion a games ending shouldn't be changed whatsoever after it's been released. This all goes to show that ME3 wasn't ready to be released, and we all paid for an unfinished product.

Thanks EA. I'm glad I sold this 3 days after I beat it.


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Comment #4 by Erunion
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 12:21:35 PM
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Not getting to take back Omega was annoying, especially after gathering the mercs for Aria.


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Comment #5 by The Bum-Mobile
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 12:23:11 PM
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Don't know if I'll be getting the DLC, I liked Mass Effect 3 but wasn't overwhelmed by it, but the Omega DLC sounds interesting. And it surprises me it's taken this long to get the singleplayer stuff started. You'd think it'd be their priority.


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Comment #6 by Blue Thunder28
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 12:24:29 PM
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This pleases me greatly.


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Comment #7 by IHeartPS3
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 12:25:08 PM
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"The upcoming add-on will reveal more information on the Leviathon, the creators of the Reapers.

Extra dialogue options will allow Shepard to question the Star Child AI about the Leviathans' fate, as hinted at in the Extended Cut's existing dialogue.

The extra lines were extracted from the Extended Cut by members of the official BioWare forum, who then posted on Pastebin.

If the new add-on is installed, Star Child AI will say, "They are the creators. They are the ones who requested the solution. They became the first to be harvested."

"We required their harvesting to create the first Reaper. To enforce and enact on the solution I created."

In addition to this, those rummaging through the game’s code also discovered hints about the content of further story-based DLC, called Omega.

If authentic, the add-on will likely see Shepard taking back Mass Effect 2 location Omega from Cerberus. The mission was snipped from an early version of Mass Effect 3.

Apparently, dialogue options exist in Mass Effect 3 to instigate the mission but are currently inactive, presumably until the new add-on is released and downloaded.

It’s a storyline that has already been set up in the Mass Effect 3: Invasion series of graphic novels.

More as and when it hits."


About fucking time for some more SP DLC


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Comment #8 by Iceman9482
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 12:26:21 PM
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Although I do agree with #3, the way I see it, is that if you get another peice to the story that adds on and can change some of the information in the ending, wouldn't that inturn change the ending? But I am glad they are putting time in on these DLC and not rushing it.


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Comment #9 by hotdogenigma
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 12:28:06 PM
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@1 Screw the MP, I don't care how much free stuff they've given us, the weapon packs are complete garbage and random and the same play got stale FAST. It took way too long to give us single player DLC. I agree with #5, single player DLC should have taken priority, but I'm sure Bioware puked their MP on us so people would stop bitching about it. It was free, great, it still didn't make up for the coma I was in for a couple of months.

@3 I'm not sure if it's going to change the ending, so far it just sounds like there will be additional dialogue. I'm sure there is still going to be a red, blue or green choice. However, if it does change the ending, then I'm bang on with you!

OT: I'll play the DLC but again the story is finished, I'm not sure if this will really add value.


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Comment #10 by Aussie27Legend
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 12:33:07 PM
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Going back to Omega would be pretty cool, but I don't like the fact that it seems like it was ripped from the game early on. I really don't know if I blame EA or Bioware for that but its not cool.

Although I don't intend to pick this up myself, any kind of extra clarity or deepening of lore is very much appreciated.


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Comment #11 by wbpridgen
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 12:52:16 PM
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I just want to cuddle with Tali more.


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Comment #12 by Darth Odan
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 12:57:49 PM
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This is old news. They've been talking about this in the bioware forums for months.


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Comment #13 by Iconoclast Envy
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 01:16:00 PM
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More MP DLC


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Comment #14 by NoThru22
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 01:16:56 PM
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The Omega mission wasn't snipped from Mass Effect 3, it was always meant to be DLC. The Mass Effect 2 comic was a prequel to the Lair of the Shadowbroker and the Mass Effect 3 comic is a prequel to the Omega DLC. Don't try and tell me they did the exact same thing but not on purpose.


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Comment #15 by Zalabar22
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 01:35:16 PM
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... Umm great... News posted on something everyone has know for months. Sarcasm aside, I am really glad they are starting to release single player DLC. Despite what everyone else says I really did and still enjoy mass effect 3. There is a lot of hate aimed at it, but it is still a great game. I believe sometimes we as gamers don't realize how much work is truly put into a game. It can take years to develop a game and it takes thousands of dollars. I don't see why everyone has such a negative tone to this game. Instead of focusing on the destination, focus on the journey.


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Comment #16 by BarnesyJr48
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 01:43:46 PM
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@ #5 I imagine it was their priority to work on SP DLC, until everyone started whinging about the ending and they had to divert resources to do the Extended Cut.


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Comment #17 by Kailon791
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 01:48:10 PM
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@15 That is the most rational, well thought out and truthful post I've seen on here in a long time. Thank you for bringing a level and head a true thought to these discussions. You have my thanks. You are indeed a gentleman and a scholar! (or gentlewoman, cant tell my GT)


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Comment #18 by Loquacious B
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 02:35:21 PM
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@15 & 17 Hear, hear! I couldn't have said it better myself. I loved the journey through the entire franchise and found it very rewarding to play, after all isn't it about the joy of playing the game?


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Comment #19 by tripleb2k
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 02:58:53 PM
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@3 nobody wants your 2 cents. keep it.


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Comment #20 by Boro Iz Rich
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 03:04:58 PM
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@7
Why the f_ck would you quote the article?! That's just plain stupid.

OT: I love ME so I will be getting this. Nuff' said.


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Comment #21 by Dragon14785
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 03:41:19 PM
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I'll be honest, it was obvious they were going to do Omega DLC as soon as you meet Aria. Even more so if you've read Invasion. But at least they are finally releasing SP DLC.


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Comment #22 by Infomouse
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 03:45:34 PM
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This does NOT change the ending. Mike Gamble has said this before, that Leviathan DLC will add a few extra lines of dialogue with the Catalyst, and that's it. No new ending.


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Comment #23 by Bickle
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 04:06:14 PM
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@Wilshire

Don't you mean what WASN'T broken?

The ending was just fine the way it was. I swear, people demand everything be spelled out for them. They don't understand the last episode of Lost, they get confused by Prometheus,and then they have trouble with (if you chose the synergy ending) the idea that Joker and Eve are restarting intelligent life in the universe a-la biblical. The "extended cut" ending was far far worse, and cheapened it.


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Comment #24 by Ninja Sandman
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 04:27:58 PM
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"In addition to this, those rummaging through the game’s code also discovered hints about the content of further story-based DLC, called Omega."
"Dialogue options exist in Mass Effect 3 to instigate the mission but are currently inactive, presumably until the new add-on is released and downloaded."
Maybe I'm just stupid but does this sound like a disk locked content aka capcom deal? I'm not trying to hate on this dlc but seriously if you understand this as not being disk locked content please explain it to me cuz thats what I'm taking it as after reading those quotes above.


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Comment #25 by CompanyOfWolves
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 04:28:58 PM
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I think the reson why it's taken so long for single player DLC could be that, for months and months, Bioware have had to deal with all the demands to change the ending. Perhaps that shifted their priorities and maybe we'd have been seeing this sooner if it wasn't for that.

Personally I don't mind that it's been about 5 months for this to happen. I hate buying a new game and there being a stream of DLC for it before I've even had a chance to beat the core game though I can see how it might iritate those who rented, or traded/sold their copy.


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Comment #26 by creaper210
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 04:30:22 PM
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This DLC sounds sweet. I'll definitely be taking Javik with me here.


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Comment #27 by Hurricane Of 87
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 04:47:00 PM
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#3: I'm sure EA are hurting after they've already taken your money.


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Comment #28 by mjc0961
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 04:47:44 PM
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My cup of care is completely empty. They spent too much time supporting the crappy MP that I wouldn't play if it was the only video game left in my house. ME3 is firmly back on my shelf and I'm not going to fork out $10 to get 30 minutes more playtime out of it.


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Comment #29 by Dirty130
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 05:10:20 PM
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@7- Leave a comment and look silly. Quote an entire news story and just look plain stupid. Well done.


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Comment #30 by sourberry
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 05:22:15 PM
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Just my 4 pence (my opinion is obviously worth a lot more to you peons but I'll force it down your throats with a significant discount) I know the report says 'expand on' rather than 'change' because those are the words written but this dlc is obviously going to negate any previous ending I've seen regardless if I download it or not and it's currently impossible to end the game without it since everyone is still waiting to see the ending!

I already paid £39.99 for this game, I shouldn't have the option to pay more to expand on it!

Thanks EA I'm glad I'm able to continue to whinge about dlc released long after I got rid of the game!


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Comment #31 by Kroesis
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 05:42:02 PM
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@24 not stupid but you are aware that bioware add code 'hooks' to the game for a lot of planned dlc (just like ashes)? Presumably that's what they're doing here. Makes it easier to integrate the new stuff into the existing game and, for on disc stuff, saves on download size. Some of it might be there but not all.

On another note, pretty sure that we got the easier to produce MP dlc whilst they spent the majority of the time sorting out the extended cut which meant their planned sp dlc schedule got delayed.


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Comment #32 by Ninja Sandman
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 07:37:19 PM
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@31 thank you! That makes a lot more sense and I've always respected bioware for not giving in to the disk locked content craze like other developers. I can appreciate them adding code "hooks" if its part of a dlc plan, that dosent bother me in the same way as finishing a game then taking chunks of it out to re-charge already paying customers. Thanks Again for writing that out so well Kroesis :)


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Comment #33 by Qofi
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 08:15:54 PM
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@32: Javik is on the retail disk. You can put in a console command to unlock him without downloading any DLC.


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Comment #34 by Shepard666Commander
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 09:22:51 PM
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@#3 eat s***and die dude


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Comment #35 by P1TTMAN
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 10:12:21 PM
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@15 I'll bitch about the ending all I want, when it makes no god-damn sense.
And people don't understand the ending of Lost because it sucks-- it's not that the viewers (or the gamers, in this case) are too stupid, or aren't paying enough attention-- it's that the writers got lazy and didn't check their facts.
The Lost ending sucked because writers quit and were replaced with morons; the ME3 ending sucked because writers decided to totally ignore everything they had established in the first two games.
As fun as ME3 may be to play, there are tons of plot holes, and the ending is, indeed, shit. Feel free to continue trying to rationalise some weird theory to make sense of it-- but it's still shit.


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Comment #36 by P1TTMAN
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 10:13:48 PM
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I'm sorry; I guess I meant @23... whoops.


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Comment #37 by Rums
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 11:28:17 PM
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I hear the new DLC gives Shepard big ol'fairy wings.


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Comment #38 by Zalabar22
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 11:53:53 PM
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#17: I'm a dude. Lol, but my name doesn't really give any clues to that. #35: ... ok... But anywho, I'm glad others agree mass effect is still a good game. I guess haters will be haters, but there are still some people out there who appreciate Mass Effect.


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Comment #39 by Tonstar64
Thursday, August 09, 2012 @ 12:36:54 AM
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@11 Thats all i want too.

OT: Ive been waiting for some SP Dlc. Havent played the game since i finished the singleplayer. And yes i did play the MP too, but it wasnt as exciting.


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Comment #40 by II BOMBSCARE II
Thursday, August 09, 2012 @ 05:17:52 AM
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Aria actually mentions taking omega back but you dont get the mission so them releasing it at a later date is actually ripping us off, i'll still get it regardless


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Comment #41 by StormedKestrel
Thursday, August 09, 2012 @ 06:42:37 AM
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as long as the omega or leviathan dlcs give me a fucking krogan squadmate i'll be happy


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Comment #42 by vonbakk
Thursday, August 09, 2012 @ 07:06:32 AM
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@2 its segue not segway #learnsomethingneweveryday


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Comment #43 by TerraRazoR
Thursday, August 09, 2012 @ 07:23:28 AM
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Meh..... Franchise Lost. Who cares.


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Comment #44 by xXthefragileXx
Thursday, August 09, 2012 @ 09:42:46 AM
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@3 all of the DLC for ME3 so far has been free. The Leviathan DLC is additional single player story that happens to also include a few extra lines of dialogue in the ending, most likely to help tie it in to the games existing plot.


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Comment #45 by Tcougarfb
Thursday, August 09, 2012 @ 11:04:40 AM
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Sweet were getting some single player dlc this time.


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Comment #46 by darkmikasonfire
Friday, August 10, 2012 @ 08:44:51 PM
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all 4 times i played this game i wished we could help her get omega back and to simply kill some more asshat cerberus. i hope this dlc comes up and doesn't just stay dead, i want to go back to omega and visit mordin's old place and such; maybe blow up omega >.>


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Comment #47 by General Barnett
Friday, August 10, 2012 @ 11:09:06 PM
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interesting indeed


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Comment #48 by SHADOWLOLO14
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 @ 08:34:24 PM
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im looking forward to playing this dlc it sounds interesting i mean yeah it may change the ending i dont know but i looking foward to playing ME3 again to do the dlc so whatever.


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Comment #49 by Russman
Saturday, August 25, 2012 @ 11:51:16 AM
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Heck I might just wait and watch the DLC walk through and extra dialogue which changes nothing really on youtube.


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