There's been some rumors flying around about a piece of DLC which contains a Prothean character. I'm very certain you folks know what a Prothean is and why it is such a very big deal in the Mass Effect series. From what has been reported from various gaming sites is that the DLC was put up on XBOX live by mistake and then promptly pulled down. There are also a few folks out there posting artwork and supposed voice clips that were said to have been found in files of the PC game demo.
Whether or not these are real or fake is unknown, but one thing that has aroused the ire of some folks to the point of cancelling their pre-orders is the supposed story that the Prothean Character is part of a DLC that you can only get if A) you get the N7 collector's edition or B) you buy the DLC for 10 bucks which would be made available from day one.
Now some have said that to leave out a character which would possibly be crucial to the story in DLC seems rather unfair given the fact you have to pay for them or buy the collector's edition when you're already paying sixty bucks if not more for the game by itself.
Is this a case of EA trying to squeeze more dough out of unsuspecting players by taking advantage of them? Or is it no big deal and this could all be sensationalist garbage?
Me personally if it is in fact some piece of content that keeps us from seeing what could very well be crucial to the story and then forcing players to pay more money on top of the full price that we're already paying for the game itself does certainly sound unjust, unfair, and down right bad business.
HOWEVER if this is all just a big hoax by a bunch of folks simply hating on the game or EA then no biggie.
By the way folks, please keep things civil and don't turn this into a flame war. I want FACTS, not BS.
Your thoughts people?