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#7471 The Crotch   I was famous and I was powerful. CAGiversary!   14427 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 03 October 2012 - 04:12 PM

Some neat bits, some irritating bits.

Proceed as your conscience demands.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 04:19 PM

So adequtate then? OK then I'll just wait to see how Omega goes and see if it warrants an on sale purchase if both are on sale sometime in 2013 then, thanks.

Does it need to be played during a playthrough to get the most out of it or can it be played at the point of no return and not seem horribly out of place?

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#7473 Ryuukishi   What a lovely day!! CAGiversary!   10002 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago   Has been playing Final Fantasy Type-0 HD
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 04:22 PM

I thought it was pretty good. Not quite up to Shadow Broker standards but better than average for Mass Effect. I would recommend it to anyone who likes ME3, but if you've got reasons for not wanting to buy it, it's not essential.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 04:54 PM

I generally agree with Ryuu's assessment of Leviathan. I think its a little more essential to the story, though. So, if the story is turning you off. This may not be for you. For me, its a must buy. Its not LotSB, but it has you doing different things gameplay-wise and I think it adds a huge opening to the future of the ME universe, but also added a "well, wtf? Element to the story.

On sale = get it. Not on sale and you are unsure = waiting for sale. Unless you are a hardcore ME fan.

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#7475 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   43311 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 03 October 2012 - 05:39 PM

I'd third the options listed above, it adds some reasonable backstory to the game. It also adds some good weapon mods useable again on NG+, if you're going back for a second go-round.

I'd suspect it'll go on-sale when the Omega DLC comes out, though if you're not hardcore ME fans, wait for the sale.

I enjoyed it and though it was second to LoTSB in quality and enjoyment value.

My DLC rankings across ME1, ME2 and ME3, from best to worst:
LoTSB
Leviathan
Bring Down The Sky
Stolen Memory
From Ashes
Overlord
Arrival
Price Of Revenge
Pinnacle Station
Firewalker

I think that covers all of them.

#7476 Ryuukishi   What a lovely day!! CAGiversary!   10002 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago   Has been playing Final Fantasy Type-0 HD
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 05:56 PM

From best to worst:

1. Lair of the Shadow Broker (best DLC ever, high point of the entire game/series)
2. Stolen Memory (really love this mission, Kasumi is a great squadmate)
3. Leviathan (great gameplay variety, similar to Stolen Memory)
4. The Price of Revenge (mission itself is nothing special but Zaeed is one of my favorite squadmates)
5. From Ashes (similar to Zaeed, so-so mission but awesome squadmate added)
6. Overlord (fun but nothing special, just a slightly beefed-up ME2 sidequest)
7. Bring Down the Sky (meh... unmemorable)
8. Arrival (very meh... hated playing without squadmates)
9. Pinnacle Station (awful, completely misses the point of Mass Effect)
10. Firewalker (so awful I never even finished it)

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#7477 Anexanhume   Charge! CAGiversary!   3037 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 03 October 2012 - 07:30 PM

LoTSB
Leviathan
Arrival
Stolen Memory
From Ashes
Overlord (for stupid hammerhead sequences. Liked the other parts)
The Price of Revenge
BDtS
Firewalker
Pinnacle Station

Hoping Omega goes somewhere near the top...

#7478 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   43311 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:14 PM

Guess I had a better memory of BDTS than others did. Mainly for the combat at the end, I suppose.

#7479 Anexanhume   Charge! CAGiversary!   3037 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:56 PM

Guess I had a better memory of BDTS than others did. Mainly for the combat at the end, I suppose.


I enjoyed the story component of it but the mako sessions were so laborious in that game.

#7480 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   43311 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 03 October 2012 - 09:30 PM

I enjoyed the story component of it but the mako sessions were so laborious in that game.

Actually, the Mako driving in BDTS was some of the least annoying out of anything else in the game. Mainly because they made sense in a point A to point B process instead of some of the random paths you took to get to objectives in the rest of the game.

#7481 The Crotch   I was famous and I was powerful. CAGiversary!   14427 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 03 October 2012 - 09:34 PM

BDTS had the best mako sections of all of ME.

Which, as far as compliments go, is pretty weak, but it's the best I've got.

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#7482 Anexanhume   Charge! CAGiversary!   3037 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 03 October 2012 - 10:04 PM

Actually, the Mako driving in BDTS was some of the least annoying out of anything else in the game. Mainly because they made sense in a point A to point B process instead of some of the random paths you took to get to objectives in the rest of the game.


BDTS had the best mako sections of all of ME.

Which, as far as compliments go, is pretty weak, but it's the best I've got.


Basically this.

At least no sudden thresher maws.

#7483 chubbyninja1319   Ghost Rider in the Sky CAGiversary!   4556 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago   Has been playing Batman: Arkham Knight
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 10:24 PM

Did someone say "Mako"!?!? Super fanboy powers engage!!!!!

I'm actually replaying ME1 right now and still enjoy the Mako sections. Bring down the sky is solid but doesn't hold up to Lair, Leviathan or Stolen Memory. I liked how they tied it into ME3.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 10:44 PM

From best to worst:

1. Lair of the Shadow Broker (best DLC ever, high point of the entire game/series)
2. Stolen Memory (really love this mission, Kasumi is a great squadmate)
3. Leviathan (great gameplay variety, similar to Stolen Memory)
4. The Price of Revenge (mission itself is nothing special but Zaeed is one of my favorite squadmates)
5. From Ashes (similar to Zaeed, so-so mission but awesome squadmate added)
6. Overlord (fun but nothing special, just a slightly beefed-up ME2 sidequest)
7. Bring Down the Sky (meh... unmemorable)
8. Arrival (very meh... hated playing without squadmates)
9. Pinnacle Station (awful, completely misses the point of Mass Effect)
10. Firewalker (so awful I never even finished it)


My list:

1. Lair of the Shadow Broker (great combat, Liara, significant plot resolution)
2. Bring Down The Sky (I also liked the combat, Mako parts, variations of the end with Kate/Balak)
3. Overlord (fantastic ending sequence, very cool atmposphere)
4. Cerberus Network DLC (almost entirely because of the Normandy Crash Site sequence)
5. From Ashes (Javik was a great squaddie in ME3, setting aside the day 1 DLC mess)
6. Stolen Memory (introduced great SMG, Kasumi)
7. Arrival (would be higher if you could have brought squadmates)
8. Firewalker (worse than the Mako!)

Never played Pinnacle Station and I havent got Leviathan.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 02:04 AM

I thought it was pretty good. Not quite up to Shadow Broker standards but better than average for Mass Effect. I would recommend it to anyone who likes ME3, but if you've got reasons for not wanting to buy it, it's not essential.


Agreed and Overlord is high up on my list due to reading the ME novels.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 02:16 AM

Agreed and Overlord is high up on my list due to reading the ME novels.


as weird as it sounds, another reason I liked Overlord was caught you spent most of it shooting Geth, felt like Mass Effect 1 all over again :lol:

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 01:57 PM

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 02:45 PM

I just think vehicles don't belong in Mass Effect. I hated the Mako and I hated the driving sections in ME2 DLC (Firewalker and Overlord). The skycar in Lair of the Shadow Broker was fine, because it was brief and exciting and Liara's backseat driving was hilarious.

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#7489 Anexanhume   Charge! CAGiversary!   3037 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 04 October 2012 - 03:00 PM

I just think vehicles don't belong in Mass Effect. I hated the Mako and I hated the driving sections in ME2 DLC (Firewalker and Overlord). The skycar in Lair of the Shadow Broker was fine, because it was brief and exciting and Liara's backseat driving was hilarious.


I did enjoy the skycar sequence. Liara's babbling kind of reminds me of the "big badda boom" scene in the fifth element :lol:

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 04:25 PM

Holy crap! MASS EFFECT 3: RETALIATION MULTIPLAYER DLC

Trailer:

Edited by Spybreak8, 04 October 2012 - 04:30 PM.
TRAILER!

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#7491 Ryuukishi   What a lovely day!! CAGiversary!   10002 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago   Has been playing Final Fantasy Type-0 HD
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Posted 04 October 2012 - 04:32 PM

Holy crap! MASS EFFECT 3: RETALIATION MULTIPLAYER DLC


Wow, that is quite the update. Fighting Collectors again sounds awesome.

Anyone find it odd that Harbinger has a bigger presence in a trailer for multiplayer DLC than in the entire singleplayer campaign? :lol:

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#7492 theredworm   I am The Red Worm! CAGiversary!   2455 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 04 October 2012 - 04:46 PM

Holy crap! MASS EFFECT 3: RETALIATION MULTIPLAYER DLC

Trailer:


Wow

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Does anyone want to be gay lovers with me in Fable 3?


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#7493 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   43311 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 04 October 2012 - 05:31 PM

Wow, that is quite the update. Fighting Collectors again sounds awesome.

Anyone find it odd that Harbinger has a bigger presence in a trailer for multiplayer DLC than in the entire singleplayer campaign? :lol:

Shhh. You weren't supposed to notice that. ;)

#7494 mrn111   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   151 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 04 October 2012 - 05:38 PM

Holy Fuck!! Bioware may have dropped the ball on the single player but they knocked it out the park with the mutliplayer. And all this DLC is free!(MP that is):drool::whee:

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 09:11 PM

Harbinger!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 12:37 AM

Holy crap! MASS EFFECT 3: RETALIATION MULTIPLAYER DLC


Harbinger, old buddy, old pal. About time you paid a visit! This all looks and sounds fantastic. Just when I am thinking about moving on from ME3, they inject new life into things. I think the hazards will be a great addition and it's nice to see some new enemies added to the mix.

Perhaps this will draw a few people away from B2 MP for a bit, too. 8-)


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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:44 AM

I can't wait to get my hands on that jetpack Turian.
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And that image of the swarm hitting firebase Glacier is just too cool. These environmental effects are going to add so much to the MP side of the game. Great stuff.

Also, for the ME merch fans out there, that Reaper statue is finally being produced. June 2013 release, $350 but $100 deposit is required now, edition size not to exceed 1000. It's way cool, but I would have rather had a $35 to $50 open ended edition like the Normandy replicas.

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#7498 Spybreak9   $$$$$ Game Scholar CAGiversary!   6803 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago   Has been playing Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
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Posted 05 October 2012 - 12:55 PM

Having that statue would just remind me of the retcon of the beloved series that I love.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 01:20 PM

does this mean i can finally level up my collector rifle?

and does it also mean, everyone else who didn't get the collector rifle through special promotions can now get the collector rifle?

#7500 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   43311 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:48 PM

Also, for the ME merch fans out there, that Reaper statue is finally being produced. June 2013 release, $350 but $100 deposit is required now, edition size not to exceed 1000. It's way cool, but I would have rather had a $35 to $50 open ended edition like the Normandy replicas.

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http://biowarestore....ip-replica.html

Damn, I think I just came. :drool: