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Mass Effect 3 Omega DLC plot files found on disc

Tuesday, 25th September 2012 11:08 GMT By Dave Cook

Mass Effect 3′s incoming Omega DLC pack will deliver more single-player content. It’s not out for a while but gamers have datamined the full game disc to reveal possible plot spoilers for the DLC. SPOILER ALERT. You have been warned.

OXM reports that the Omega plot summary was found in text files within the Mass Effect 3 disc. Read on for SPOILERS.

Aria tells you that Omega is now under a blockade from Cerberus. Since a direct attack didn’t work, Cerberus is now trying to starve Omega into submission by blockading supply ships coming in through the regular Omega relay. The level’s appearance will change to reflect this – the Afterlife has gone quiet, the music is off, the flashing lights are gone, maybe a soup kitchen has taken over the dance floor. Aria requests that you steal into the blockade and board the command ship. Take down the blockade so Omega can be resupplied.

As punishment for breaking the neutrality pact, Cerberus launches an attack against Omega. The enemy is attempting to destroy Omega’s shields, which will allow asteroids and meteors to smash into the station. You must repel the assault and ensure the shield remain operational.

The ‘Omega’ title does indeed refer to Omega Station, the floating space station from Mass Effect 2. Queen bee Aria has lost control of the station to Cerberus and calls on Shepard – we’re guessing rather rudely – for help in taking it back. Mass Effect 2 DLC character Zaeed Massani is alluded to being an enemy at some point too.

There you have it. Are you happy to be returning to Omega? Let us know below.

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  1. KrazyKraut

    SHITSTORM INCOMING!!!

    Forget the Capcom DLC disaster, this will outrage the masses.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. roadkill

    @1 I was outraged when they tried to sell me day 1 DLC. Now I just don’t care anymore. Now I just pirate everything EA.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. freedoms_stain

    I don’t see why there would be an issue with the story guys getting their bit done before the game launches. The actual content isn’t on the disc.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Ristas

    Why would anyone be outraged? Read the news. It says there are TEXT FILES showing the plot of the game. Text.Files. Why would any sane human being be outraged by that?

    #4 2 years ago
  5. roadkill

    @3 and 4 Don’t be idiots! Just because they didn’t put the content on the disc doesn’t mean that it wasn’t already done when they shipped the game. Just like all the multiplayer DLCs were done. It’s good that they had the decency to release them for free. As they should have been.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. KrazyKraut

    It was not seriously meant. Because its every time the same.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. ps3fanboy

    me3 is the biggest disaster in resent gaming history… but i am sitting with a copy of me2 here, i have not yet played it. i know for sure i am not gonna play me3…. but i heard me2 is the best game in the series… so i ask you guys, is me2 worth playing, and do it have an ending or do it just end on a cliff hang?… yes it also include the cerberus extras too…

    #7 2 years ago
  8. f1r3storm

    “me3 is the biggest disaster in resent gaming history”

    “i know for sure i am not gonna play me3″

    Yeah…

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Henry

    @7

    >>me2 is the best game in the series
    Depends.
    Different from ME1, ME2 focused more on the TPS combat than the RPG element. Fans didn’t like this change. But this change made the game appeals to broader audience.

    >>is me2 worth playing
    Yes

    >>do it have an ending or do it just end on a cliff hang?
    It has its ending. Not a cliff hang.
    But ME2 is just like a big side quest when compared to the main plot line of the whole ME series (save the galaxy).
    ME2 let you finished that side quest, but far from reaching the final goal.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. TheWulf

    I don’t care either way, I won’t be bothering with it. I hate starting up Origin to play the game. Not because I have issues with multiple clients (I don’t), but simply because the software is so exceedingly terrible and does things which I question, such as the random, unsolicited, uninformed scanning.

    It could be the best thing ever, to be honest. But unless they can at least release it on GMG, Gamer’s Gate, GoG, Amazon, GameFly, GameStop, or whatever… then I’m just not interested. I’m not saying release it on Steam, I’m just saying that I’m sick of Origin. I can only stomach a horrible UX for so long.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. TheWulf

    As for ME3 vs ME2? ME3 was okay! It wasn’t brilliant or anything, and it certainly wasn’t up to Obsidian standards, but it was okay. I did, however, love the hell out of the Legion segment of it. That was legendary. That was almost worth the asking price alone. Whether everything else was was debatable. But I enjoyed myself, and I enjoyed the multiplayer, too. It was okay.

    I can say that I enjoyed ME2 a lot more, but that’s because ME2 didn’t have its head up its arse so much about fetishising humans (which ME3 did, a lot). I mean, holy fuck, someone at Bioware definitely has a human fetish. And that comes across really weirdly in a Sci-Fi game. What this meant was that there was a lot of pseudophilosophy about the nature of the human condition, and it had its head up its arse with pretension about how we’re all beautiful butterflies (even the evil ones).

    ME3, in some ways, with hindsight, struck me as the first two seasons of TNG. And whilst they weren’t bad (at all), they were tolerable and palatable… but they had way too many “Get the fuck over yourself, Picard.” episodes. Which makes me glad that the later seasons gave Picard vulnerabilities and actually turned him into a person, rather than some kind of almost-god sitting in his ivory towership.

    What this meant was that ME3 was all about fapping about how great humans are, and felt… weird. Just weird. Like extreme patriotism feels weird.

    Instead, ME2 had a lot of genuinely interesting alien cultures for us to learn about. And we had a lot of unusual input from the alien crew members, which gave some vastly different perspectives on things depending on whom you took with you. (Such as taking Legion to Tali’s hearing.) It also allowed for some out-of-left-field ethical dilemmas, some of which were almost, almost at Obsidian’s level (but not quite).

    Of course, ME2 had a silly ending (like every ME had a silly ending) but… ultimately it was overall just a better product. It had a more enjoyable storyline, and it brought the Universe to us more than ME3 did. ME3 just… fetishised humans too much. GO TEAM HUMAN. YOU ARE THE UNDERDOGS. FAP AT HOW GREAT YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU CAN OVERCOME. Christ. Please. That was the most galling part of ME3, which was a lot of ME3.

    Again, ME3 wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t nearly as good as ME2. Apparently, a lot of this was to do with how ME3 had a smaller team of writers than ME2. Apparently they sacked almost all of their great writers. Because where ME2 had loads of brilliant moments, ME3 had just one – the Legion bit.

    So I definitely think that ME2 is the better game. Because better writing. And because it doesn’t terrify me with how it felt that someone was almost writing a porn game. Love letters to humanity about how utterly perfect humanity is isn’t what I look for in my games. I don’t need games to bolster my confidence in my species. I look for good storylines and enjoyable experiences. ME2 did that better.

    I think I’ve figured out what bugged me about ME3 so much.

    It was faux propaganda material. The operative word here is ‘faux,’ of course. But think of what propaganda does, and how it works. Now, ME3 was bizarre because the game read like a human race propaganda film, the kind you might encounter in WH40k, just to prove how much superior to everyone else we humans are. And how irrelevant every other creature is.

    ME2 didn’t have that feeling about it at all. The other characters actually felt important, like they all had a role. In fact, ME2 was more about the alien crew than it was about Shepard. Shepard was the vehicle that we used to understand them and their respective plights. Humanity was just one of the species we interacted with in that game.

    But ME3 is really unbalanced in how it focuses in a fetishistic way around humanity. Only humanity. Oh no, earth! Oh no, those poor children! Oh hey, saved by a human. Aren’t we humans fantastic? Just… no. What I’m looking for from a game isn’t some bizarre propaganda film. I don’t need that. I don’t need convincing that humans can be great. I know some creative ones that I absolutely idolise. I don’t need a game telling me how incredibly wonderful and awesome my species is.

    So it was really like this big, interactive propaganda film. And that’s weirdly terrifying to me. But that’s also interesting, and it still doesn’t make ME3 a bad game. ME3 wasn’t a bad game. It’s just not what I want.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. revolting

    “me3 is the biggest disaster in resent gaming history”

    This is supremely overstated.

    The only thing wrong with ME3 (excluding Origin, since that’s a PC platform distribution issue rather than a problem with the game itself) was the ending. That the ending was such a piss take is a big deal, a huge deal for a years-long trilogy with an epic overall storyline. For many, me included, it’s unforgivable.

    BUT.

    Putting the ending aside, the series as a whole was superb. ME1 was excellent. ME2 was different, in some ways good and in some ways bad, but still excellent over all. And ME3? ME3 is also excellent, a thoroughly enjoyable experience, superbly crafted and a pleasure to play… right up until you hit the end. Even with the huge slap in the face that was the conclusion, the game leading up to it is excellent.

    I guess the issue of “is ME3 good or bad?” is, like so many things, entirely dependent on personal perspective. Is a game good or bad if you enjoy hell out of the 60-ish hours (or 180-ish if you count the whole series) that make up the bulk of it but don’t like the last 10 minutes, or are the preceding hours inconsequential and the final 10 minutes the only thing that matters? Personally, although I found the ending infuriatingly disappointing, I thoroughly enjoyed every second leading up to it. I’m glad I played the thing, definitely.

    #12 2 years ago