Mass Effect: Bring Down the Sky in a nutshell is a smaller expansion than you would expect. This is primarily because the DLC or ‘downloadable content’ for Mass Effect is going to be split into several different portions with ‘Bring Down the Sky’ as the first of these. So, if you’re a fan of Mass Effect, you’ll be happy to know that there will be more content coming but you’ll eventually have to shell out a few more Microsoft points yet to see it all.
The expansion itself (which is worth 400 MS points) doesn’t add a lot of new content to the game and is more like an expanded side mission. The story behind Bring Down the Sky revolves around a hijacked asteroid aimed at an unsuspecting planet by a newly introduced group of bad guys, the Batarians. Their only goal is to kill millions
of people because they’re like that. Of course, whilst there may not be a whole lot of new material in the game to enjoy, the storyline (which seems simplistic on the surface) is actually quite engaging and I am sure fans of Mass Effect will really enjoy this aspect of the expansion.
The story writers behind Mass Effect are definitely one of the best things about this game and therefore I expect that the new downloadable content (even if it looks like it’s going to be drip fed to the fans) will add a lot more value to the game as each portion of the content is released.
So if you’re looking for vast and expansive new content, you won’t find so much of that here but you will find a storyline that’s well worth investigating, especially if you’re a fan of the original game.
I give this expansion the thumbs up and can only hope that the following expansions will offer a fresher, new content as well as a solid storyline to follow.