Bioware announce last week that the final single player DLC is coming on March 5 for PC, PS3 and Xbox (March 6 for PS3 in Europe). It’s focused on The Citadel. Of course there’s a mission to complete, but this is different than anything I’ve seen. Features include Shepard having an apartment on the citadel to furnish, casinos to try your luck in, and more time with your squadmates old and new. But they aren’t saying much on that subject. In fact, they are being teases as usual…
Lots of Citadel stuff we don't want to talk about yet...but, rest assured - the characters are a HUGE focus.— Michael Gamble (@GambleMike) February 21, 2013
Mass Effect 3 is the most polarizing game I think I have ever seen. A portion of the fanbase loves it, with some annoyance at the endings, and another portion hates it, and even after the extended cut DLC are still demanding better endings, and will never forgive the day one DLC debacle.
I understand both sides. And both feelings are completely valid. I just happen to fall on the “Love it” side, well, since getting the Extended Cut release. Before that I was pretty annoyed with it. That’s why it bothers me so much that when Citadel was announced, anyone that was thrilled, was quickly told why they shouldn’t be, why it was trash, why it was worthless. Now, if I come across someone that hates ME3, I’m not going to waste my time and theirs trying to tell them why they should love it. I think that should work both ways. Don’t rain on my parade you know?
The biggest criticism though so far (not counting the “it’s not post game I don’t want it” and “if it doesn’t change the endings I don’t care” arguments) is the ability to furnish Shep’s apartment. I find this exiting, I love that aspect of Skyrim, and The SIMS. Every hero deserves a sweet place to call home. Apparently even the Bioware Staff enjoy it!
But the moist annoying criticism of this feature was… “it’s girly”.
Seriously? Men don’t enjoy this stuff? That’s false. One look at Skyrim Nexus tells you that men enjoy improving, building, furnishing and perfecting their Skyrim abodes possibly as much as we women do. I personally find it relaxing during my study breaks. Seriously guys, we have been begging for more time with Sheps companions outside of battle, something charactr based not just another mission where Shep saves the day. We finally got that. So let us enjoy it, and stop raining on our parade. We in return shall endeavor to not try and rain on yours.