The Mass Effect Happy Ending Mod is finally available for Mass Effect Legendary Edition, finally giving players another option for concluding the epic space opera.
Mass Effect Legendary Edition finally launched last year. Since then, fans have enjoyed diving back into the galaxy and experiencing the fun of Command Shepard and his or her crew. Modders have been having some fun, too, with the release of mods the provide graphical overhauls and restore lost content. Now, a new mod has arrived which changes the endings to make them a little more palatable.
Spoiler warning: this mod changes the endings of the game, so naturally, I'm going to be talking about how the game ends. If you haven't yet beaten the game and want to stay free of spoilers, it's best to stop reading here.
How the Mass Effect Happy Ending Mod Changes the Game
As Eurogamer reports, the Mass Effect Happy Ending Mod is now available on Nexus for PC players. It makes several lore-friendly changes to the game and gives you a much nicer option for the ending.
Here are some of the ways how Audemus' Happy Ending Mod (AHEM) changes the end of Mass Effect: Legendary Edition. (Again, spoilers ahead!)
- The Crucible now targets Reaper technology instead of Reaper programming. This means that the Reapers are destroyed, but EDI and the Geth survive.
- The Star Child no longer exists. Consequently, Commander Shephard survives.
- The Citadel and Mass Relays are no longer destroyed.
- Several cinematics and sequences (such as The Crucible docking scene) have been altered to fit the ending or to be more exciting.
Audemus' Happy Ending Mod has also been built to work with the Citadel Epilogue Mod in mind; this means that you can use both of these mods together if you'd like to.
You can download the Mass Effect Happy Ending Mod on Nexus Mods right now. If you don't yet own the game, you can buy Mass Effect Legendary Edition on PC and consoles for $59.99 or your regional equivalent via its official website.
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