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Overlord

4.1 from 220 votes

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53,217 tracked gamers have this dlc pack, 43,585 have completed it (81.90%)

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Krokodil Grot
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Krokodil Grot
Posted on 21 June 10 at 03:47
This dlc review has 19 positive votes and 1 negative vote. Please log in to vote.
Overlord - A quality piece of DLC in this reviewer's opinion.

Well, sort of.



Overlord has Ceberus screwing up yet again. They made a mess, and naturally they call on the all powerful Shepard to fix their mistakes. Think of the lunar mission from the first Mass Effect. Someone has been experimenting on VI's and AI's, and it's blown up in their face. However, unlike ME1'a lunar mission, this story is much more complicated. I won't go into much further detail about the story, because it is quite good and I'd hate to ruin it for you. It is, IMO, the real reason you want to buy Overlord.

This story is all Overlord really has to offer buyers, but like I said, the story is the reason you want to buy it. This DLC is meant to tell a story, not to give you stuff to play with.

However, a few things mar Overlord's otherwise good image.

The Hammerhead returns, with all its strengths and flaws. Like before, moving around is a breeze compared to ME1's Mako. But the armor hasn't been upgraded at all. Be prepared to reload a few times as you are blown up by ridiculously small amounts of bullet hits. Easier difficulty levels lighten this blow, but I wish Bioware would have listened to the complaints given about the Hammerhead.

You are given a new planet to explore, Aite, however the exploration feel isn't quite there. I like how Bioware is attempting to regain some of the original game's feel with exploration, but they didn't quite succeed at this task. Besides running over or shooting space cows and checking out the view, there is only one point to exploring: finding Cerberus data packs. These offer absolutely nothing gameplay wise, you can't see what's in them and you're never given an explicit reason to collect them besides unlocking a measly 10 point achievement. You don't even get a credit reward for finding all of them. Bioware really missed an opportunity to provide some interesting backstory through exploration, which I think is a shame. I have fond memories of coming upon some amazing things while exploring in the first game, but this comes nowhere close of capturing that feel. In all reality, though, this is forgivable. This DLC is obviously not meant for exploration, it is meant for the story as I have said. While an amazing opportunity was missed, the lack of good exploration doesn't really detract much from the overall experience Overlord offers.

The last, and biggest, detractor form the Overlord experience is identical to the one that plagued the Kasumi DLC: SHORTNESS. The whole DLC took me 90 minutes tops. Not very much for 7 USD. Despite how good it was, I wish the story would have had a bit more length to it. If there's any reason not to buy Overlord, this is it.

On another note, achievement whores should stay away. Unless you think 25 GS is a fair deal for the price. Your call. Though, as I've said, you should really buy this for its story. Why are you playing Mass Effect if not for the story anyways?

In conclusion, Overlord is a DLC that does what it meant to do right, but misses some opportunities in the process. I'm sure I'm not alone in wishing it was a bit longer as well.

I score it a very nice 4/5.
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TrueAchievement
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Posted on 01 June 11 at 13:22, Edited on 04 June 11 at 09:10
This dlc review has 13 positive votes and 12 negative votes. Please log in to vote.
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