Mass Effect 3: Omega (DLC)
Mass Effect 3’s new DLC, titled Omega, takes you to – you guessed it! – Omega, which fans will remember from the second game in the series. This time around, you’ll be assisting Aria T’Loak in taking back the space station from the hands of Cerberus who took control a few months previous.
What do I get, and why do I want it?
Instead of having your already-established teammates along with you, Omega see’s you leaving them behind while you gain Aria as a comrade for the mission, and eventually gaining Nyreen Kandros as a third, who is a former associate of Aria’s and the first female Turian to appear in the Mass Effect series.
Naturally the main enemies you encounter are variances of Cerberus troops from the regular foot soldiers to Atlas Mechs. However, there are two new enemies you will be facing throughout Omega, the first are Rampart Mechs, Cerberus’s new killing machine which have been put in place to keep civilians under control, and the second are Adjutants, which are creatures who have been genetically altered by Reaper tech and can infect others to become just like them.
The plot of this DLC is to help Aria to take back Omega from the Cerberus General Oleg Petrovsky. There are approximately four missions aboard Omega for you to complete, and while there is only one central plot quest, the other three are able to be completed as you play throughout the main story. Omega (DLC) Also gives you the chance to acquire two new weapons, five new weapon mods and two new powers to add to Shepard’s already powerful arsenal of weaponry.
How much does it cost?
Mass Effect 3’s Omega DLC will set you back a pretty penny, at 1200 Microsoft Points on the Xbox 360, and $14.99 USD on the PS3. While this is fairly standard for a primary slab of single-player DLC, when you look at the bang for your buck value, there’s a certain lacking quality here, seeing as the average player could power through this DLC in just a few hours, and it doesn’t exactly provide a lot of replayability compared to the rest of the game.
- Learn more about Aria and Omega
- Adds in more equipment
- Chance to dust the main game off the shelf
- Short playtime (3-5 hours)
- Some cut scenes are riddled with glitches
- Not much in the way of choices
Conclusion – Is it worth It?
This DLC brings what I consider to be measly amount of play time (around 3-5 hours) to the table, at an average quality. There’s not a lot of choice, content or excitement here, with the only real highlight being the core story and the characters. At a fairly steep asking price, Omega certainly isn’t the single player content Mass Effect fans have been waiting for.
Written by Baxy