Do you have any Mass Effect 2 DLC?
Yes, all of it.
28.1% (338)
28.1% (338)
Yes, but only the free stuff.
16.6% (200)
16.6% (200)
Yes, the mission packs.
13.5% (163)
13.5% (163)
Yes, the extra armor and weapons.
1.7% (20)
1.7% (20)
No, I don't have any DLC.
15% (181)
15% (181)
No, I don't have Mass Effect 2.
24.1% (290)
24.1% (290)
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Question of the Day, January 3, 2011

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Question of the Day, January 3, 2011

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BioWare says that there will be more Mass Effect 2 DLC coming to bridge the gap to Mass Effect 3. Do you have any of the DLC already released?

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Only the free stuff. That was mostly crap.

Why would I buy DLC for a game I have little intention to ever play again?

As I've said many times about Mass Effect 2:

Awesome game. Terrible RPG.

Might pick up the PS3 version when it hits $20, as some kind of giant DLC/game bonus bundle, though.

Not Yet I don't!
FYI I only just got the game for Christmas. Why did I wait so long? Fuck if I know!

I have a bunch of DLC that I originally didn't plan on getting and ended up getting. I got all of the mission based packs and one or two that gave weapons and armour. I also have the free DLC. Others like the alternate appearance pack were in no way worth it imo.

A little of A, little of B, and little of C.

I have all the free stuff, Kasumi, Overlord, and Shadow Broker, the Kestral Armor pack, and the weapon pack. I also had some points to spare and got the alternate appearance pack. Mainly because it finally fixed Garrus's armor.

Most DLC has a ridiculously low playtime-to-price ratio, so I only go for the free stuff. I've got the pre-order bonuses for Dragon Age armor and some other pre-order bonus I've forgotten about.

I have all the mission DLC and most of the extra armor and weapons and stuff.

Couldn't there just be a "Yes, most of it" option?

All of it...Bioware owns my soul, So it kind of hard to disobey my overlords.

Must...obey...Master...Buy...More DLC...

My answer would also be "most if it", strange option to forget.

Lair of the Shadow Broker was awesome!

I've played and completed Mass Effect 1 & 2 and intend to get 3, yet I have no desire to play any of the DLC.

They just seemed like more side missions and I found them, and the recruitment missions, to be very repeative in their structure. I'd rather just continue with the main plot.

I have Lair of the Shadowbroker, Overlord, and all the free stuff. Kasumi didn't seem worth it, I don't use weapons enough to justify a purchase for extra weapons, and I would never, ever, forgive myself if I used Microsoft points to buy costumes.

ya i got it it was a big hassle too i wish it would have just came with the game a la fallot 3 goty edition

Onyx Oblivion:
Only the free stuff. That was mostly crap.

Why would I buy DLC for a game I have little intention to ever play again?

As I've said many times about Mass Effect 2:

Awesome game. Terrible RPG.

A better shooter make worse an RPG game does not - or something like that.

And in terms of choices, it's a superb RPG, it's just broken off from the stat-based crowd.

Maybe people should stop obsessing with "how much" of an RPG Mass Effect 2 is. (Yeah, I'm looking at you too you fucking Human Revolution haters - mention the cover system one more time and I'll cut your hands off.)

OT: The Liara DLC, and the free stuff. BioWare are one of my favourite developers, but boy do they struggle with their DLC - I don't think they're trying to rip people off with lack of content, they just don't know how to do something so contained, or even how much they should be doing in one piece.

lol wow its either ALL or nothing it seems XD nice

p.s. the free stuff really shouldnt count >.<

I have all of it, even the arguably pointless stuff. It's pretty much my favourite game of all time so I went all out with the DLC.

The Lair of the Shadow Broker was easily the best. Kasumi's was good if a little short, and Overlord was interesting but felt less important to the plot as it didn't really connect to it in any way.

Woodsey:

Onyx Oblivion:
Only the free stuff. That was mostly crap.

Why would I buy DLC for a game I have little intention to ever play again?

As I've said many times about Mass Effect 2:

Awesome game. Terrible RPG.

A better shooter make worse an RPG game does not - or something like that.

And in terms of choices, it's a superb RPG, it's just broken off from the stat-based crowd.

Maybe people should stop obsessing with "how much" of an RPG Mass Effect 2 is. (Yeah, I'm looking at you too you fucking Human Revolution haters - mention the cover system one more time and I'll cut your hands off.)

Exactly. While I liked the stats-based levelling from Mass Effect, it didn't bother me that much for Mass Effect 2 when the simplified it except the implication that we are too thick to get the stats stuff.

I'd probably get DLC for ME2 if Bioware didn't use that stupid Biopoints system for PC. Also the DLC never went on sale for PC like it did on Xbox. Not sure I want to spend $10 for a single mission when I only paid $10 for the full game.

Woodsey:

Onyx Oblivion:
Only the free stuff. That was mostly crap.

Why would I buy DLC for a game I have little intention to ever play again?

As I've said many times about Mass Effect 2:

Awesome game. Terrible RPG.

A better shooter make worse an RPG game does not - or something like that.

And in terms of choices, it's a superb RPG, it's just broken off from the stat-based crowd.

Maybe people should stop obsessing with "how much" of an RPG Mass Effect 2 is. (Yeah, I'm looking at you too you fucking Human Revolution haters - mention the cover system one more time and I'll cut your hands off.)

The choices (if you're referring to the morality ones) in ME2 were a joke. They were far too black and white. Moreover Bioware seemingly has no clue what either Paragon or Renegade mean. The renegade options were pure awful though, it's one thing to play a "bad" character, it's another to play a fucking douche bag.

I hate cover based combat. It's boring as hell. I don't mind it in small doses but there needs to be something to break up the monotony, which ME2 really didn't have. As for Human Revolution, not getting my hopes up on that one.

Legion:
I have all of it, even the arguably pointless stuff. It's pretty much my favourite game of all time so I went all out with the DLC.

Woodsey:

Onyx Oblivion:
Only the free stuff. That was mostly crap.

Why would I buy DLC for a game I have little intention to ever play again?

As I've said many times about Mass Effect 2:

Awesome game. Terrible RPG.

A better shooter make worse an RPG game does not - or something like that.

And in terms of choices, it's a superb RPG, it's just broken off from the stat-based crowd.

Maybe people should stop obsessing with "how much" of an RPG Mass Effect 2 is. (Yeah, I'm looking at you too you fucking Human Revolution haters - mention the cover system one more time and I'll cut your hands off.)

Exactly. While I liked the stats-based levelling from Mass Effect, it didn't bother me that much for Mass Effect 2 when the simplified it except the implication that we are too thick to get the stats stuff.

Well I think the point was that the shooting's going to be at it's best if you feel like you're doing actual damage - and it does, it makes the combat better. Alright, you can debate whether or not you prefer the heat sinks to the overheating meter, but I've yet to find anyone say they didn't prefer the actual shooting.

Mass Effect is an RPG through it's choices and dialogue; the genre's splitting into your more stat-based stuff (Dragon Age) and Mass Effect (and The Witcher 2 it seems).

Making it more of a third-person shooter does not necessarily make it less of an RPG, especially if the RPG stuff that the series was really about is better. Mass Effect wasn't exactly heavy on the stats anyway.

DSK-:
I have a bunch of DLC that I originally didn't plan on getting and ended up getting.

Exactly that, but only missions (and not all of them... not yet at least).

They are good at that, Bioware. The DLC has a bad enough duration / price ratio to seem expensive and not allow you to impulse buy but is interesting (and much more importantly, well marketed) enough to make you want to try out some of it and confirm / reject that the duration / price ratio is indeed bad.

This poll is difficult to answer, as I've bought a little of each.

I wonder if this should have been check boxes for each, rather than the standard pick one option.

No, because the vast majority of DLC (including that of ME2) is stupidly overpriced.

I've gotten them all as I'm a huge Mass Effect fan. Firewalker was a little disappointing but it was completely free so I'm hard-pressed to really complain about it.

Kasumi's Stolen Memory, Overlord and Lair of the Shadow Broker were absolutely fantastic though, and completely worth the money.

Got the free stuff, and the Stolen Memory, Overlord and Shadow Broker packs, though not played the last three. Got them when they were 200MP each, just not managed to play it.

All of it, except LotSB, which I plan to buy as soon as I've finished Mass Effect one last time. ME2 turned me into an insatiable fanboy.

As far as DLC goes, Mass Effect has been a mixed bag. Bioware is one of the companies I purchuse DLC from, and obviously as someone with strong opinions about it, I have tried enough of it to know what I'm talking about.

To put things into perspective, "Lair Of The Shadow Broker" is one of the things that should have been included as part of the main game. What's more there is evidence it was planned from the very beginning due to the prescence of voice files for Liara in the main game, long before the release of the DLC, which caused a lot of contreversy over gouging. Simply put given her popularity from the first game (and apparently everyone's favorite romance option), Bioware knew that by not including her in the main game but as DLC they could make more money.

The problem with these "bit sized chunks" of additional content is that they are overpriced for what you wind up getting. I have no real issue with expansion packs, but I think paying $5 to $15 depending on company for something that includes at most a couple of hours of play time and very few new game assets (reusing tiles, graphics, and other things from the main game) is going a bit far as a money making gimmick. My opinion for a long time has been that you should probably get roughly 1 hour of play from an expansion for every dollar spent. I look back at things like Origin's expansion packs for "Wing Commander" and "Ultima 7" as more or less how things should be done, but of course there is less money to be made that way which is why you don't see it.

In the long run we'll see what happens, I know there are many people who disagree with me, but to be honest as time goes on, I am finding DLC to be more and more of a way of nickel and diming players. It seems like things that the player base really wants are being held out of games to be sold later for extra money. In the end the cost of getting all the material for a game winds up being pretty bloody high, which is annoying given that games are already pricy enough as is.

I haven't even started up ME2, let alone get any DLC for it.

I likely won't get any of it though.

Good question this time.

I got 'em all, but not like "bought" them all. I want to enjoy the game, the full game. Since I already payed 50$ for it, I'm not gonna throw away another 50$ for some crap weapons & armor and stuff that should have been there in the first place (i.e. Shadow Broker, Kasumi). Plus, they didn't fix quests which were broken since the release. Makes you think.

Colonel Alzheimer's:
I have Lair of the Shadowbroker, Overlord, and all the free stuff. Kasumi didn't seem worth it, I don't use weapons enough to justify a purchase for extra weapons, and I would never, ever, forgive myself if I used Microsoft points to buy costumes.

The Kasumi dlc was pretty good, though a little short. I like her as a squadmember, she has decent powers, and the smg you get in the mission is pretty good.
I did buy two item-packs, and kind of regret it, but I like having choices ingame.
I'm with you on the costumes..

Yeah! Actually, I just downloaded it all this morning...

I guess I'm like psychic or somethin...

I am still waiting for the Platinum Edition for the Xbox 360. I pretty much only buy Platinum editions of games I like a)because they are cheaper and b)because they usually include downloadable content. So the sooner Bioware releases the Platinum edition the sooner they will get some more sales!

No, nor do I own Mass Effect 2. (Or any Mass Effect, for that matter)

I bought the Digital Deluxe Edition, so I have some of it. Planning on buying more later, though.

I have major issues with the way that game was run, and games these days are run. The new edition comes out 1-2 years tops after the first one, that should last until the newer one comes out I.e, halo 2.

EA finally had an ingenious solution that if all the content was free would have been the greatest Idea gaming had seen in eons. You see, that stuff people gripe about devs cutting from games, you give it back to them, for free, on a staggered schedule, and give people reason to keep playing it past say a 5 day rental system.

Second reason why would I fart around with 2 hours of content for like 10-15 bucks when I can get games off steam for 1/3 the price. DLC vs midweek/weekend deal if you have a good pc, you know which one is best for your money.

Well, I'm getting the PS3 version, so yes, but for free! Hurray!

I've got some Free DLC(Zaeed, Normandy Crash Site), Kasumi and Lair Of The Shadowbroker.

Which I don't think fits the Poll choices.

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