New Mass Effect DLC touts EVEN MORE new DLC, and Quarians become closer to home
It’s no surprise that the Mass Effect 3 “Extended Cut DLC” was released recently, after such an upraoar from returning fans and newcomers to the series alike.
Neither is it a surprise that, as we are often genetically bound to do, gamers began to dig into the code. However, they found once they started probing was an interesting little Easter egg, more code. Only this time, it was for a new batch of DLC entitled Leviathan.
Hidden within this Inception-style rabbit hole was incomplete dialogue from the main crew, particularly describing a mining colony once indoctrinated by a defector from the Reapers. Whilst the dialogue doesn’t actually show choices you will have as Shepard, they are supposedly set up as if you were making your rounds on the Normandy SR-2, talking to it’s multiude of crew members. Obviously this results in a string of “I can’t believe that happened” style responses
Anyone who’s put enough time into the Mass Effect series can decipher that Commander Shepard will actually be sent into an asteroid mining colony, in order to retrieve a doctor who had managed to escape the indoctrination. Leviathan, the moniker for this piece of DLC, also happens to be the name of the defected Reaper.
The colonists had been indoctrinated for nearly a decade, and as a result the what they became witness to have a stark effect. After talking with Leviathan Shepard strikes a deal to get the colonists released. There seems to be a lot of talk about someone being in love with Shepard floating around, possibly courtesy of Liara. It could be interesting to engage in a big fight with the Reapers, whilst battling alongside one of your own.
The dialogue also openly mentions the Reaper’s creators, which have only been the stuff of whispers so far. Could this be an indicator of plans to include the “Creators” species in future DLC? Who knows. Something not quite so hidden is the massive reveal of the Quarian species’ features, which seem to just be a race of slightly blue people. Does this help players relate to the race? Or would you have preferred some horrific alien mash-up of Predator and Hellraisers Pinhead like I was hoping for? Leave a comment with your thoughts, and what your ideal/nightmarish alien creation would be.