04-25-2012, 03:22 PM
Join Date: Mar 2012
Achievement Guide and Road Map
-Estimated achievement difficulty: 2/10
-Approximate amount of time to 1000: 2 And 1/2 hours
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
-Number of missable achievements: 0
-Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No
-Does difficulty affect achievements?: Yes
-Glitchy achievements: None
-Unobtainable achievements: None
-Extra equipment needed?: None
After a month's wait, it's finally here. Following after one of the most bizarre endings to a videogame ever, players have been waiting for this epilogue pack to finally see how one of the most creative plotline wraps up. The question is, was this wait worth it?
With full confidence, yes. The last four episodes have some of the most imaginative fights this game has to offer. Some fights of the DLC are recycled from the original content, but this isn't a bad thing, for two reasons:
-These fights have been modified so they aren't completely the same as before
-There are few of these moments where data is recycled
What keeps this fresh and entertaining is that there are new gameplay features added as the story progresses, pushing Asura's wrath beyond its potential, leaving players wanting more. The four episodes consist of boss fights only (excluding one episode) and all of it will keep you hooked from the opening revelations, to the shocking heartbreaking conclusion.
My only complaint would be the story additions. The new villain is so quickly introduced and gives a rapid explanation of his backstory. But this is so quickly explained it's hard to feel whether this person is truly evil, what his ultimate purpose is or where he came from. Sadly these answers are never fully answered, leaving many questions (Not as many as the Mass effect 3 ending plotholes though). The twists in the story change our view on it all together, and you feel that this should've been included on the disk itself, rather than DLC. Also, there is a hint of a sequel, but its too ludicrous to believe if its either legit, or a joke.
Either way, its money well spent, and nicely wraps up this insane game. So now moving onto the achievements.It's not to hard to get the 6 Dlc achievements, as most of them are gained just by a playthrough on any difficulty, "Gaea's champion" is the only real challenge, and only if you haven't got a certain gauge. I'd recommend to start on normal and work your way through it, to get an understanding of what you're up against, then go through on hard for the "Gaea's champion" achievement. Or you could skip the hassle and start on hard from the get go, your choice. So, at long last, lets end the wrath.