Excerpt: Sigh. Ever since Mass Effect the first, each new piece of DLC (well, not the weapon packs or useless multiplayer nonsense) has brought a little more excitement to an already stellar series of games.
Excerpt: It’s about time we showed some more love for the game fans hated with unequalled passion earlier this year for its ending, and BioWare has done a significant amount in this latest DLC to rectify the issues people had with the only other proper single player content, From Ashes.
Excerpt: Excuse us while we get a little teary over this third and final add-on for Mass Effect 3 . As the game’s last piece of downloadable story content, Citadel is an affecting farewell to this particular branch of the Mass Effect universe — a saga that’s had us cheering, medi-gelling, and romancing (and...
Pros: + A warm, fuzzy send-off to Shepard and the, + Gameplay and objectives feel incredibly varied; plenty of mini-game activities.
Cons: ? How long would it take to do 182 pull-ups in real life?
Summary: Commander Shepard leads a serious life. The galaxy is facing a major threat, and the disparate races that inhabit it need an attitude adjustment if they're all going to survive. Juggling these issues has afforded the commander precious little time to catch his breath.
Pros: Fun mix of combat and character interaction, Abundant humor from entire cast, Fighting alongside old squadmates is nostalgic.
Excerpt: The Good: Combat is better than ever. Gone are the dull, repetitious planet scanning and safe/pad cracking minigames. RPG elements are well-balanced. The Bad: Completes the ME story arc, but does so in a vacuous, unsatisfying way that makes your decisions in getting there meaningless.
Excerpt: Commander Shepard’s been all over the known universe, piloting the Normandy through asteroid fields, exploring uncharted planets, and navigating endless space-bases. But with Leviathan — the new single-player add-on for Mass Effect 3 — Shep gets to set foot in the most alien landscape of all: a...
Pros: + Diverse new locations and environments; creative segments add to series’ sense of expansiveness., + A few new weapon upgrades; all-new banter with crew/love interest will please hardcore fans.
Cons: ? Why do you love that screaming husk head so much, Vega?
Conclusion: Leviathan is Mass Effect 3 with a touch of X-Files’ atmosphere and LA Noire's investigations. What's not broken (or broken, depending on your point of view) hasn't been fixed, and the new narrative and gameplay angles are welcomed and unobtrusive.
Mass Effect 3: Omega is explosive, nostalgic, and somewhat pointless (review)
28 June 2012
Conclusion: Mass Effect 3 is a spectacular game — one that deserves a lot of credit, especially during this time of the year. Unfortunately, the controversy centered on its hotly debated ending has overshadowed the impressive downloadable content that BioWare introduced.
Pros: Welcome back to the madness that is Omega Mass Effect 2 introduced players to the criminal-friendly wonderland known as Omega and its iron-fisted ruler, Aria T’Loak. You’ll return to the shady, asteroid-based space station for some spirited firefights during BioWare’s latest downloadable ME3 side...
Cons: The whole thing is a little pointless Omega’s premise is shaky at best. You, playing as mega-hero Shepard, agree to help out the dubious Aria regain her station from the antagonist Cerberus general Oleg Petrovsky … in the middle of an everything’s-at-stake, galaxy-wide war. Why? Commander Shepard...
Excerpt: No one wants to hear what you thought of Mass Effect 3's ending. No one. The hysteria over the trilogy-capping game's final scenes reached a hysterical fever pitch a week or two after its release, but the complaining is now, months later, still popping up in every corner of the Internet.