Beat Mass Effect 3 Citadel DLC yesterday and I'm not sure how to feel.

The story was absolutely absurd, but in a good way. It didn't take itself very seriously with plenty of in-game jokes about how ridiculous it was. Yes, it clashed with the overall tone of the rest of the game, but I wouldn't have it any other way. The actual combat gameplay was about on par with the other two DLCs (2-3 hours) but there was a surprising amount of stuff to do afterwards. The combat arena they added is surprisingly addicting with its own economy and unlocks.

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But let's get to the best part of the DLC; the dialogue and jokes they make. Like I said the DLC contains the best form of fan-service. It can at times get a bit cheesy or corny, but it also has the capacity to make smile, shed a quiet tear and laugh a lot. The amount of jokes they pack in is staggering, and they're all genuinely funny. The best part is that all the dialogue overheard is based on the number of squadmates (former and current) that survived meaning there are potentially dozens of ways the squad chatter can turn out.

The most important part though is that Citadel makes you remember why I fell in love with the series. It's a perfectly crafted love letter to the series and its fans. Commander Shepard's last shore leave is equal parts a celebratory get together and a fond farewell, both to the trilogy and the characters we've come to love.

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So thanks for a fantastic voyage, see you starside.

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