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  • Summary: Unearth lost secrets from the past and recruit the Prothean squad member in The Prothean Pack. Also includes a new appearance for each squad member. NOTE: Collectors Edition copies of Mass Effect 3 include a code for this content. [Xbox.com]
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  1. Apr 17, 2012
    78
    Great for Mass Effect fans wanting more back story then, a little unremarkable for everyone else. [Issue#217, p.83]
  2. Mar 15, 2012
    70
    From Ashes is easily the best character-centric DLC the series has to offer. Unlike Kasumi or Zaeed in Mass Effect 2, Javik is a persistent personality, his integration a lot smoother and substantial. With that said, From Ashes is clearly at aimed at those who want to dig deeper in to the rich sci-fi universe. If you're only in it for an extra mission, forking out £7.99 is steep by anyone's standards.
  3. Mar 21, 2012
    60
    You don´t need From the Ashes if you think it'll add something relevant to the main plot. If you're looking for some background information, a new squad-member, a fresh weapon and a few war assets as well as outfits, it delivers exactly that.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 17
  2. Negative: 9 out of 17
  1. Feb 19, 2013
    9
    I found this piece of DLC to be very fun. It was not necessarily important to the overall story but did add some fun elements to the overallI found this piece of DLC to be very fun. It was not necessarily important to the overall story but did add some fun elements to the overall game, more specifically the squadmate. It was a lot of fun to bring him on mission with various other people to hear his opinions and reactions to the mission or people you talk to. Please don't let the negative views of so many bitter people negatively impact your desire to try this DLC. It's well worth the money. Collapse
  2. Mar 6, 2012
    9
    I find it depressing when a developer releases a daring game or piece of DLC, because people are so quick to criticise it. This expansionI find it depressing when a developer releases a daring game or piece of DLC, because people are so quick to criticise it. This expansion adds something that no other game has. The option to pursue a homosexual relationship in a game! Not many games have the option to have sex in any form, and those that do in every game I know of always go for the man-on-woman option. A developers efforts to include the sexuality of different people should be applauded, not booed and hissed at. This kind of backwards mentality is sad and must stop. (By the way the game itself is grand, touching and an epic conclusion to a saga that deserves full praise) Expand
  3. Mar 6, 2012
    9
    626 MB download means the content wasn't on the disc. Nice size expansion and bonus that they've included for real fans who bought the626 MB download means the content wasn't on the disc. Nice size expansion and bonus that they've included for real fans who bought the collector's edition. Expand
  4. Jan 6, 2014
    5
    I have mixed feelings about this DLC. The character included is interesting, and helps expand on the history of the Mass Effect universe. HisI have mixed feelings about this DLC. The character included is interesting, and helps expand on the history of the Mass Effect universe. His interactions with Shepherd on the Normandy and on various missions goes from decent to very good (recommend you bring him to Thessia). On the other hand, this content should never have been a DLC. The content does not add new gameplay, or an extensive multi-part mission, or bring in content that is colorful but separate from the main mission. Instead, you get a relatively short single-part mission that feels completely like a part of the main game that was ripped out for cash. It is well done, and up to Mass Effect's standards, but leaves a sour taste in your mouth to have to pay extra for core gameplay. It feels like being cheated by something that is supposed to be entertainment, and Bioware's reputation should decline because of it. Expand
  5. Mar 15, 2012
    3
    From Ashes is one of the worst examples of DLC in recent memory. An example of a game developer removing content from the main game in orderFrom Ashes is one of the worst examples of DLC in recent memory. An example of a game developer removing content from the main game in order to get you to pay extra the only thing your really "downloading" is the lackluster mission to wake the character. The truth is you already have him with your Mass Effect 3 purchase and it only takes editing one game file to get him. Expand
  6. Mar 9, 2012
    0
    This so called DLC was made long before the game was being sold, even having associated files on the retail disk. Ultimately, you're beingThis so called DLC was made long before the game was being sold, even having associated files on the retail disk. Ultimately, you're being charged for an "extra" which has been intentionally cut from the game to make it an "extra". Expand
  7. Mar 6, 2012
    0
    Day 1 DLC. Prothean squadmate, on the disc. I don't care if it's not important to the main story. I don't care if you had a separate teamDay 1 DLC. Prothean squadmate, on the disc. I don't care if it's not important to the main story. I don't care if you had a separate team working on it. You had it ready to be released alongside the game and on the disc itself. There is no excuse for this not being free for everyone. Shame on EA. Shame on Bioware. And shame on consumers for still blindly buying their crap and letting EA get away with it. Expand

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