The thing I hate about DLC, is that a lot of companies hold back on certain parts of the game instead of releasing the full version in the first place. So, we pay for a 60 dollar incomplete game and have to dish out more money instead of like the old days where you paid once and that was it. I think DLC is a good idea if it is done with the true spirit of what it was supposed to be. Bethesda shows this spirit with their Dawnguard DLC. That's added content. Other companies, such as EA, clearly hold back so that they can get more money. Yeah, I get it, it's a business, but when you purposely hold back content to release it at a later date instead of just shipping a complete game...well, to me, that's low class.
Like most of us our favorite games sometimes need a little thing or two to expand our replayability. In this case I chose the DLC for Mass Effect as an example of why one can make the achievements in the game tedious and make you hte it! I am talking about the Pinncale Statiom DLC that is not included when you purchase the Platinum version of Mass Effect. Bringing Down the Sky is a excellent add on which made playing Mass Effect more epic than it already is, but Pinnacle Station didn't.
Here in Pinnacle Station when you become a Spectre, you get an invitation to try out these battle simulations on this station. At first i thought oh cool a new way to improve my shooting skills and performnce to clear out bandits holds and defet enemies quicker. When you start there four types of missions and two are to do them in. The objectives are explained and that no real grenades or something like that which make you choose who you want on your team to help clear these.
The thing is, the enemy respawning in there is so dumb and it makes you fail these missions on purpose I swear. Also sometimes when you have one enemy to go and your time is perfect, the enemy appears in a rock or wall. They don't move and you end up wasting time trying to either lurre them our or trying to find the target to shoot them. Another thing is that the enemies are geth type. I mean a different variety would be good like batarians or a turian, but no it' geth since they are a big threat.
So even if you beat all 12 scenarios, there is one left and you get a retirement home as a prize? My question is does it carry on to Mass Effect 2 and 3? Also with the reapers how would you enjoy it as you sip some tea and watch the beautiful view. " What a nice retirement home I won, the view of the stars, the peaceful feeling and a reaper slowly foating by, wait a reaper?!" I figured besides an achievement there would a trophy in your cabin or a medal or a perk or some rare armor to wear in the final fight. So in conclusion some gmes don't need a clunky, glitchy DLC to mar the beauty of it unless it is done right and the price for it is reasonable.
IMO all DLCs are invented to rob us - I hate greedy developers - isn't enough for them that games are so expensive?
@brandon1028 It costs 400 Microsoft points so you decide :P
The Pinnacle Station DLC was difficult and many times boring but it does offer you high level gear, since you already have it, check out the retirement home and order some gear from it, the best guns and armor of the game are given in this DLC. It's randomly generated so you may need to save and load and experiment as it's quite expensive. Just my 2 cents for you to get some gameplay-enhancing enjoyment out of this.
This is why I'm glad I went straight to ME2. Not only was it the better game but the DLC was actually fun to play. Did this cost money?
@brandon1028 Y me2 dlc's are awesome
overlord was cool and shadow broker was pure win.
ME3 leviathan was ok..it wasnt bad and clearly i smell that those "original reapers" will be the new villain in the new casey mass effect game
Now i am waiting for omega,everyone wanted this dlc from start
They really built this DLC when it came out. It was marketed as a sign of things to come. They were wrong and it really sucked. Thank god ME2 was so much better.
Pinnacle station was pretty easy and it did offer some gamerscore but overall it did nothing towards the franchise which was a shame when compared with bringing down the sky.
But the franchise has improved heavily DLC wise so I would say bioware has learned to not waste time and money on pointless battle simulation DLC.
Honestly, it wasn't that hard for me to beat all Pinnacle Station missions, on normal. I just did it way towards the end of the game, when I had all the best gear. The home you win is on a planet similar to Mars and th view is just a plain desert. Also no, you don't get to visit that home in the sequels. It's not that great of a house and I prefered the Normandy cabin.
Mass Effect has it's great share of moments and features, but there were a few quirks that could have been greatly improved. The inventory sucked hard for me, but I hated the total absence of an inventory system in the 2nd game.
Anyway, Bring Down the Sky was ok.
Thanks for this; guess that is why even if I do not purchase the downloadable content, I will still enjoy the game.