You’ll Need a Ship to Bring Down the Sky in Mass Effect
I’m extremely excited for the first helping of Mass Effect downloadable content, which was recently announced. The “Bring Down the Sky” pack’s content won’t be immediately accessible from the outset of the game – which in itself doesn’t sound like a problem, unless you consider the way the game world works.
Upon completing the game, your character is thrown back to the start of the game (at a higher difficulty, if you wish). Without spoiling anything, the final stretch of the game restricts you and doesn’t allow you the freedom you have for the majority of the game. So, unless you have a save file from before that stretch – which neither Stephen Totilo nor I had the foresight to keep – you’re going to have to invest some time into the beginning of the game until you’re given access to the Normandy.