Saturday, September 1, 2012
Mass Effect 3 DLC: Leviathan
Mass Effect 3 has had plenty of free DLC. There have been several new maps added to the multiplayer portion of the game. There has also been an extended ending added at the demand of the fans. But can the first major single player, post-release DLC live up to the in-depth story and compelling game play? This is Bioware, of course it does.
The new content, Leviathan, takes Commander Sheppard and the team on several missions to discover the origins of some ancient artifacts. Beyond that, I can't tell you much without giving away the story. But I will tell you this, it's a hell of a good story. The add-on really expanded the mythology of the series and contributed to the history of the galaxy and even somewhat the ending of the third game.
The cost of the DLC is 800 MS points or $10. For this price, it's an extremely short addition. I hunted in every corner and slaughtered every enemy and still barely dragged out two hours. There were some intensely memorable moments with breathtaking cut scenes; I just wish there was more.
Overall, I think that this DLC is worth the purchase. The achievements are easy, the story is amazing, and it's nice to have a reason to pick up the single player campaign again.