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Re: Effects of Mass
« Reply #940 on: November 21, 2013, 05:38:14 PM »

Seems like there's a lot of extra missions in there too?

A couple friends have all described the DLC as "About 5% of the game in terms of size about but 40% of the fun".
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Re: Effects of Mass
« Reply #941 on: November 21, 2013, 05:54:35 PM »

The only ones I can remember are Kasumi's mission, Zaeed's mission, and the bridging mission between ME2 and ME3... but considering that I can remember a lot more about the first and last of those examples than I can even many of the interstitial missions in the games proper, your friends might be on to something.
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Re: Effects of Mass
« Reply #942 on: November 21, 2013, 06:37:09 PM »

The consensus was that Bring Down the Sky was the #1 one to have, but to also try and get as much DLC as possible.
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Re: Effects of Mass
« Reply #943 on: November 22, 2013, 08:12:24 AM »

If you play and enjoy ME1, then Shadow Broker is incredible for ME2, and highly recommended.  Arrival for ME2 is important in terms of bridging things for the third game.  Overlord for ME2 is pretty dumb.  For ME3, From Ashes should basically be goddamn required.  The character it adds brings more to the game than just about anything else could in terms of interesting dialogue.  I never got around to playing Citadel, but apparently it's the "all the characters get one final Star Trek episode romp chance to shine" setup that everyone actually wanted for the end of ME3.

Bring Down the Sky is good, but it's also not important to the overall narrative or structure.  It's just a good, solid ME1 mission. 

Thaaaat's all I remember.  There's a few other dumb one-off mission ones (wasn't the jumping tank lava planet thing a ME2 DLC?) but nothing that's really incredibly worth it.  But they were all worth what I LEGITIMATELY PAID for each and every one of them.
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Re: Effects of Mass
« Reply #944 on: November 22, 2013, 08:57:47 AM »

Is the DLC for 1 or 2 even available on Steam? All I see is the game, be it the deluxe version (which is actually 1 & 2 combined). Do you get the DLC elsewhere or is it included with PC purchase? (the ME1 DLC seems to maybe be included with all PC version purchases?)

If it is separate and you get it elsewhere, I guess that's where the "SecuROM on the DLC installer" is?
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Re: Effects of Mass
« Reply #945 on: November 22, 2013, 09:11:35 AM »

Bioware is terrible and makes you buy all of the DLC directly from them, and you do so with points and they never go on sale.
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Re: Effects of Mass
« Reply #946 on: November 22, 2013, 09:33:21 AM »

[...] for the Bring Down The Sky DLC, while that's still done outside of Steam, it looks like it's now a simple code-free download.

The other ME1 DLC, Pinnacle Station, is terrible - just a "battle simulation" pack, no plot, no reason to pay money for it.  BDtS is free.
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Re: Effects of Mass
« Reply #947 on: November 22, 2013, 11:06:48 AM »

Bioware is terrible and makes you buy all of the DLC directly from them, and you do so with points and they never go on sale.

This sounds less and less like something I even want to play, let alone buy (which I am still on the fence about).

Christ, when did games get this complicated.
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Re: Effects of Mass
« Reply #948 on: November 22, 2013, 11:09:29 AM »

Like, I do sort of want to play a cool and lavish space RPG/shooter, sure. That's absolutely something I'd enjoy.

But my primary motive is actually just to be able to understand the jokes on makanidotdot's art blog. There's a low bar for my walking away here.
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Re: Effects of Mass
« Reply #949 on: November 22, 2013, 11:15:18 AM »

LEGITIMATELY PAYING for Mass Effect was the best MORAL choice I ever made

+5 renegade

fuck you i don't want my ethics to be that transparent anyway
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Re: Effects of Mass
« Reply #950 on: November 22, 2013, 11:19:31 AM »

Someone just send Mongrel a 360 or PS3 copy of the ME Trilogy
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Re: Effects of Mass
« Reply #951 on: November 22, 2013, 11:30:49 AM »

Someone just send Mongrel a 360 or PS3 copy of the ME Trilogy

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Re: Effects of Mass
« Reply #952 on: November 23, 2013, 04:08:02 PM »

Christ, when did games get this complicated.

About the point EA bought BioWare.
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Re: Effects of Mass
« Reply #953 on: November 23, 2013, 07:35:58 PM »

I've played ME1 & 2, and got ME3 on the 360 for $5 or so at Gamestop a week or two after it came out. Never touched SP, just did MP with friends. Read up on the entire bullshit, went nope nope nope. They're decent games, Mongrel, but nothing that will make your mass erect, so at this point in complexity, just look up the clips of Shepard decking the reporter on youtube and call it good.
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Re: Effects of Mass
« Reply #954 on: November 23, 2013, 10:50:46 PM »

If you play and enjoy ME1, then Shadow Broker is incredible for ME2, and highly recommended.  Arrival for ME2 is important in terms of bridging things for the third game.  Overlord for ME2 is pretty dumb.  For ME3, From Ashes should basically be goddamn required.  The character it adds brings more to the game than just about anything else could in terms of interesting dialogue.  I never got around to playing Citadel, but apparently it's the "all the characters get one final Star Trek episode romp chance to shine" setup that everyone actually wanted for the end of ME3.

Wasn't Leviathan pretty much "Give EA Fifteen Dollars to Give the Ending Some Context?"
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Re: Effects of Mass
« Reply #955 on: November 24, 2013, 05:31:11 AM »

Leviathan basically just reworded the ending, and also made it even shittier by giving it slightly more context.
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