The story of Aria T’Loak is one of those story arcs that was never really explained in the Mass Effect series. Everyone knows that Omega was once a territory of Aria that she lost control of at some point in the game. Those who are hoping to see her reclaim the territory she lost, the new Omega DLC for Mass Effect 3 will show you how she will reclaim Omega while giving Shepard a lot of cool items for just going with her on the mission.
Compared to the Leviathan DLC, does the Omega DLC offer more than just its story? Let’s take a look on what’s HOT and what’s NOT in our review of Omega DLC for Mass Effect 3.
Unlike the short Leviathan story arc that was released for Mass Effect 3 a couple of months ago, the newly released Omega DLC should give gamers more than two hours of gameplay. Taking place in Omega, Shepard will be helping Aria T’Loak in her quest to reclaim Omega from Cerberus. Players are expected to go through the city streets of Omega to the towers that hold the core that powers up the city. Though the DLC is somewhat linear, players will be seeing more than just new places as there are new enemies to take down too. Nothing new has changed in this DLC as you will be involved to a lot of open firefights from start to finish, though at the end you will be happy that you played it.
Aside from the main mission of Shepard and Aria reclaiming Omega, there are a few other things that you can do while on Omega such as doing sidequests. The sidequests that you will get to do in the DLC include hacking to simply collecting stuff for certain NPCs in the game. By the time you’ve finished all missions for this DLC, you are looking to gain around 3-5 more levels. Also, don’t forget that aside from Aria, you will also get to control one of her colleagues, Nyreen, a female Turian soldier.
New Power Up: Flare
Similar to the bonus power that you get from completing the Leviathan DLC, the Omega DLC will also give you one bonus power, in which I think is very useful. Used by Aria, the ‘Flare’ power will create an explosion that can will cause heavy damage to all types of enemies. If you are over level 50, you can easily breeze through the game on Insanity without any problem as the Flare power will pretty much be enough to take down the shield and half of the enemies’ health bar.
More War Assets & Weapon Upgrades
If you are still playing Mass Effect 3 and are looking for war assets, you can expect that by finishing this DLC, you are looking to get at least 400 of them. Those who are looking to maximize the military strength that you have, purchasing this DLC will add a huge amount to the overall strength that you currently got. While it may not change the ‘bad ending’ we all hated, a high military strength will impact the ending at the end. In addition to War Assets, there are also a plethora of weapon upgrades that will be useful for anyone who are looking to make their weapon all powerful.