Mass Effect 3 has released it's latest DLC. Adding to the main campaign of the game. Is this DLC worth a purchase? Come on and find out.
The guys over at Bioware have been dropping free DLC all year, so what do they turn around and do. They release a DLC you have to buy. The nerve. Costing $15 or 1200 Microsoft points, and around 2GB of storage space. It's a lengthy DLC more along the lines of Lair of the Shadow Broker.
Aria leaves a message for Shepard, saying that she need his help with a special side project. It turns out she wants your help to reclaim Omega with her, but she only wants you. The rest of the squad is left behind. We finally get our first look at a female Turian, and there is certainly a difference in the facial structure between males and females. However, this Turian, Nyreen, has a personal arc that essentially goes nowhere and concludes at the end of the mission with a unnecessary heroic moment. BioWare clearly had no idea what to do with her, and that's a shame. I found her to be a better character than that of Kasumi.
In the grand scheme of things, this mission, which will run you a fourth of the cost you paid for the entire original game, seems like a let down. The main problem is, it just feels like another mission that you shoot at a few Cerberus troops to get to the next point. Unlike Lair of the shadow Broker(which stands as the greatest Mass Effect DLC ever in my book) and The Arrival, this content doesn't expend or add anything new to the Mass Effect universe. It's always fun shooting up Cerberus Troops, but not at this cost.
Bottom Line: It's nice spending time with Aria, and getting to know a little about the female Turian. The cost of this is just too high. If it were around $10 or 800 Microsoft points this wouldn't be a problem. Mass Effect 3: Omega 7 out of 10.
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