Mass Effect 3, again, heads back to the middle of the single player campaign with its newest downloadable adventure: the Omega DLC. Shepard can’t always be as choosy as he/she wants to be when picking allies so they tend to come in the form of whatever is at hand. It just so happens that our old friend Aria T’Loak has a fleet of ships, along with a stockpile of Element Zero, she can lend us but there is one little problem…
What You Get
The Omega DLC takes place during Mass Effect 3’s single player campaign, so you’ll have to have a save that’s from sometime before you begin the final events of the game if you want to play. As per usual, when starting a Mass Effect DLC, you’ll get a message that somebody wants to talk to you and you can then go find them to kick things off.
This time around, that somebody is Aria T’Loak; the baddest Asari in the galaxy. Even though Aria controls most of what goes on in Omega station, and not just in the Afterlife night club where you often find her, most of you know that she’s driven out of her home by Cerberus forces later in the game. This DLC will send you on a series of missions, deep into Omega Station, in an attempt to retake control.
After an initial sequence on the Citadel, most of this DLC will take place in the tunnels below Omega so the scenery doesn’t tend to be very interesting. This adventure is also pretty short, and only took me just over three hours to finish. There are a couple of secondary missions, but these all amount to fetching items you’ll come across while completing the main story. There are some good moments in the narrative, and you will get to know more about Aria’s past and her connection to a certain Turian, but just as the story gets going you’ll find yourself in the final battle.
Bioware make some really great games but they still haven’t figured out how to make a great campaign DLC. The Omega DLC is too short and the setting is rife with missed opportunities to extend the mission and make things more exciting. With a $15 price tag, for only three hours of gameplay, this just isn’t the reason you were looking for, if you were thinking about getting back into Mass Effect 3.
Release Date: November 27th, 2012