Blog 457: The DLC Effect (Part II)

After 30-odd hours of Mass Effect 2, I finally completed it. The suicide mission itself feels so small and emaciated next to… well, then entire rest of the game.

Anyway, quite a while before the ending, I ventured into the other two DLC packs, Lair of the Shadow Broker and Arrival

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Blog 456: The DLC Effect (Part I)

After completing Mass Effect at the end of last week, I decided to buy all the bonus mission downloadable content packs for Mass Effect 2 before continuing my Shepard’s journey.

First up: Kasumi: Stolen Memory and Overlord.

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Blog 402: The Greatest Miner in the Galaxy

Mass Effect 2 is a conflicted soul; the game made so many advances in so many ways, and yet took astounding backward leaps in others. More like it took a jump to the left instead. It went diagonally, in the best case.

With the release of patch 1.02 (finally I can play offline and have all my DLC active — thanks lads, I thought that was a horrible DRM trick rather than a bug), I am finally returning to this game to try out bonus free DLC such as the Firewalker pack. No, I am not buying Kasumi (five minutes long, from all I’ve heard) nor Overlord (which just sounds a bit floppy — come back Pinnacle Station, all is forgiven).

Just how well does the game stand up to a second play? (And is the lateness of this second play indicative of the game’s ultimate mediocrity?)

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Blog 364: Mass Effect Tournament?

Since I paid the princely sum of £3.99 for Mass Effect‘s latest downloadable content pack, Pinnacle Station, I feel the right to lambast it horribly.

Well, I can’t lambast it horribly; it was all right. It wasn’t £3.99 all right, though — maybe closer to £1.99. Especially since the previous DLC, Bring Down the Sky, came out free for PC users.

Grumble grumble.

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