Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Lair of the Shadow Broker

The newest Mass Effect 2 DLC was finally released yesterday and oh how it was worth the 800 points. Lair of the Shadow Broker is a heavy piece of action and fan service. It is likely one of the hardest missions to undertake as well. On the plus side, not only are you able to further your romantic relationship with Liara (if you were faithful and selected her at least), but you can cruise around Illium in a cab chase while dodging traffic. It is hard for me to get more in depth with anything on this package without fear of revealing too much for those who haven't tangled with it yet. Add-on content is a beautiful thing which allows players the chance to revisit their games with new material and an expanded story, but more importantly, it is a means to which developers can test out new concepts and ideas that may be featured in greater detail in later games. If you can help it at all, don't read the achievements for this DLC and just play the mission through. The extra gamer points are easy enough to secure and basically involve completing the mission and accessing terminals on the level map. It takes about two hours or so including the dialogue sequences so be prepared for a nice time back out in space with the Normandy gang. Later, gamers!

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