Well, this has been quite the saga. Remember when Mass Effect 3's Metacritic Problem first reared its problematically homophobic
head? Or that somewhat heated discussion (ahem) over the Mass Effect 3 ending, why it is fine and/or the worst thing ever, etc, etc? And even as Mass Effect 3's free Extended Cut DLC has been announced, the game's publisher
wins a somewhat rigged-seeming anti-award that many are attributing largely to ME3's ending
and paid DLC. Well, fine, here's news of a free multiplayer DLC
update to go along with the free single-player revision already
announced. Can we finally agree that Mass Effect 3 is actually a
pretty good deal?
The Mass Effect 3 Resurgence pack,
coming to consoles and Origin April 10 (4/11 in Europe), will add two
new maps, Firebases Condor and Hydra, to the game's multiplayer
line-up. There's also six new multiplayer characters (Asari Justicar
Adept, Krogan Battlemaster Vanguard, Batarian Soldier, Batarian
Sentinel, Geth Engineer and Geth Infiltrator), three new unlockable
weapons (Striker Assault Rifle, Kishock Harpoon Gun and Geth Plasma
SMG) and new consumable powerups for you to choose from. Come on,
surely someone at EA/Bioware deserves an unironic cupcake or two by now.