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Game News BioDLC Update: Lair of the Shadowbroker Released

Discussion in 'RPG Codex News & Content Comments' started by VentilatorOfDoom, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. VentilatorOfDoom RPG Codex Staff

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    <p>Mass Effect 2 sees another DLC, Lair of the Shadowbroker. <a href="http://masseffect.bioware.com/home/news/110/" target="_blank">The return of Liara</a>.</p>
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    <p>The next episode of Mass Effect 2 DLC <strong>The Lair of the Shadowbroker</strong> will be available on both the PC and Xbox 360 on Tuesday September 7 and will cost 800 BioWare or Microsoft points.</p>
    <p>Liara T'Soni is tracking down the mysterious Shadow Broker, and no one is safe. She'll do anything to recover the man the Broker kidnapped... and the Shadow Broker's agents will do anything to stop her. Team up with Liara and chase clues from the luxurious heights of Illium to the Shadow Broker's own secret lair. This DLC adds the Shadow Broker intel center, new research, and five new achievements &ndash; and the chance to continue a relationship with Liara.</p>
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    <p>I heard initially the whole download file was merely a 1,5 GB big bunch of zeros. But it is fixed now.</p>
    <p>&nbsp;</p>
    <p>Spotted at: <a href="http://www.rpgwatch.com/#15729">RPGWatch</a></p>
     
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  2. chzr Scholar

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  3. Multiple Sarcasm Arcane

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    This is what I don't get about the DLCs: so, you buy the game near after release, play it once or twice, depending on how good bad it is (can't think of a single game that both a) holds more than 2-3 replays of interest and b) has DLCs released for it). Then a DLC comes out, and... you play through the whole thing again? Then another - you rinse and repeat? Another...? And another? And another? How many times can one wade through the same shit BioWare flick full of awesome before your brain leaves you a two week notice? Just curious about the logic there.
    I suppose some hardcore :)lol:) fans will buy them all, but it can't be that popular to replay a game every time a DLC comes out (i.e. advantageous/profitable) to make it a business model, can it?
     
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  4. Andyman Messiah Mr. Ed-ucated

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    Actually, Mass Effect 2 has a continue playing after final mission feature so you can wrap up all side quests and stuff.
     
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  5. Freelance Henchman Arcane

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    Awaiting racofer's test of this one.
     
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  6. Rean Codex Grammar Police Patron

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    I think it is the best DLC they've done so far. There's two new missions which try out some new stuff instead of the same old, same old. You can fly a taxi through Ilium which feels very Star Wars Episode II-ish (in a good way). Bioware's art department really went all out on the last mission - the eye candy and just general atmosphere is fantastic. And after the end, your choices in ME2 come into play, depending on whether you had a relationship with Liara in ME1 and stayed loyal to her in ME2. Also, you get lots of neat little extras. Overall, a nice way to fix something that I felt was missing in ME2.
     
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  7. waywardOne Cipher

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    more yawns from the Whogivesafuck department at BW.

    i "romanced" liara every time in ME1 because (a) i like breaking virgins in and (b) ashley was a hick. this DLC was needed in the original fucking release of ME2 or at the very least within a month of. this shit now is pointless.

    eye candy? screenshot or it didn't happen. i've seen better "art" in oblivion mods.
     
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  8. Sceptic Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    Oops :oops:
     
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  9. VentilatorOfDoom RPG Codex Staff

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  10. racofer Thread Incliner

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    I have to update my poll on that other topic now that Liara is romanceable again.
     
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  11. Freelance Henchman Arcane

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    Just played this, it was pretty nice actually. Some interesting environments and it brings a big part of the story to conclusion.

    Frankly, this belonged in the original game though, considering how important the results of the end are (yeah I know, not like Bioware really cares for logical conclusions).

    PS: From an e-mail you can read at some point:
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    23:12 - Distraction team breaks radio silence, informs primary team that Weyrloc team returning. Specialist Solus asks whether this constitutes parameter shift. Commander Kirrahe suggests that Specialist Solus is in fact a walking cloaca, restates importance of holding the line.

    :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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  12. dr. one Augur

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    ^agreed. some solid content in there, should´ve been in the original. the features player gets access to after mission ends are a nice touch. final boss/reveal was underwhelming.
     
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  13. racofer Thread Incliner

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    Played it yesterday.

    It's without a doubt the best DLC for ME2. The whole Illium stuff was surprisingly well done and didn't feel like a rehash of already existing scenarios. The Azure Hotel was cool and featured an erotic movie playing in one of the rooms with a lulzy dialog between Shepard and Liara about its content.

    Vasir was the toughest fight of the whole game (even more than the human reaper, lulz!). It wasn't that hard for my Vanguard but I could see some issues for other classes. At least Vasir felt like a Spectre and not just another weak ass boss. The Shadow Broker was surprisingly easy though.

    I have yet to see all the content on the Shadow Broker Lair though, since there are dozens of dossiers and e-mails about everyone from the game in there for me to read (yes, you read it right: no voiced stuff or anything. Plain good'ol text :incline:). The same goes for the video logs. I still haven't seem what the other side missions I can get from there are all about but there are a few to keep me going for a few more hours, I will check them perhaps today or tomorrow.

    Since I stayed faithful to my beloved Liara, I had the choice to continue my romance with her and it was okay. No emo shit or anything, she was just unsure about what to feel since she mourned for Shepard for two years. The dialog you have with her once she comes visit you on the Normandy is actually fun:



    • Liara: So tell me what do you want? If this all ends tomorrow, what happens to us?

      Shepard: I don't know...marriage, old age, and a lot of little blue children.

      Liara: You just... say these things! [​IMG]


    And the scene ends with:

    [​IMG]


    Conclusion:

    10/10

    :love:
     
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  14. Drakron Arcane

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    There are no side missions, you can buy the survey data that marks on the map rich planets so you dont have to look for it (but its pointless, I have more shit in my hold that I can use at this point, granted we do get MOAR UPGRADES so we might need it) and you can "invest" on certain events but that is not a mission you can play and the end result (success/failure) is fixed, its just a way to gain (and/or lose) credits.

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    Grim Terminus Alliance:

    Award: Abolitionist (Complete full playthrough without any slave kills, free all slaves encountered)

    Award: Cure for What Ails You (Kill 100+ quarians)


    Geth Attack: Eden Prime Fundraising Edition:

    Donation Level: Ultra Platinum

    Player Score: 0 (Purchased but not played)


    Fleet and Flotilla: Interactive Cross-Species Relationship Simulator:

    "Based on the Bestselling Vid!"

    Playtime: 75 hours, 6 minutes

    Player Score: 15 (Hopeless)
     
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  15. Black Arcane

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    When Team Fortress 2 gets its next update I expect Codex to post a news about it.
     
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  16. Cassidy Arcane

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    FIFA, Madden and NBA have stats too. In fact, stats are more important in them than in Mass Effect so they should be covered as well.
     
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  17. Grunker RPG Codex Ghost Patron

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    Haha, oh, that joke never gets old!

    ...actually, it got old after it was told one time. Fuck off.
     
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  18. Black Arcane

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    What joke?
     
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  19. Grunker RPG Codex Ghost Patron

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    TF2 has character interaction, choices and consequences and thanks to inventory it's more of an RPG than ME2.
     
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