- Summary: Liara T'Soni is tracking down the mysterious Shadow Broker, and no one is safe. She'll do anything to recover the man the Broker kidnapped... and the Shadow Broker's agents will do anything to stop her. Team up with Liara and chase clues from the luxurious heights of Illium to the Shadow Broker's own secret lair. Adds the Shadow Broker intel center, new research, and five new achievements and the chance to continue a relationship with Liara.… Expand
10Lair of the Shadow Broker is Mass Effect 2's biggest and best downloadable content. It is a sequel to the Mass Effect Redemption comic book and takes place during the events of Mass Effect 2, or if you prefer, not long after. Shepard teams up with his old squadmate Dr. Liara T'Soni to hunt down the Shadow Broker and they have to overcome some obstacles on the way.
This DLC doesn't just offer a new mission, it's the best mission in the entire Mass Effect saga so far. There's enough variation in the action to keep you entertained from the beginning to the end. The writers have done a brilliant job making this content entertaining and the dialogues can be quite hilarious. Combined with some darker aspects this creates a very good balance.
The experience is as personal as that of the core game. The DLC recognizes some of your actions in both Mass Effect games and it looks like your actions in the DLC will have a huge impact on Mass Effect 3. It's a bit of a shame that many people who are against DLC will not be able to experience this. The voice acting is good and so is the music. Everything you'd expect fromt this series.
The biggest problem is the same as in all DLC packs. There's no voice acting from your squadmates. It does make sense, since recording new lines for 12 extra characters is hard and expensive work, but it does feel like something's lacking.
Overall I would say this is a great experience and all Mass Effect fans should at least consider buying this. Not just for the content itself but also for how it may influence Mass Effect 3.… Expand
This is high quality additional content. The Lair of the Shadow Broker undertakes one of the more interesting characters you never met in ME 1, delivering a very well thought out 2-3 hours of excellent story telling, the temporary return of Liara T'Soni, and some very, very nicely rendered locations. I enjoyed every moment of this DLC; the revelations and rewards that accompany it are extremely satisfying, while the whole experience was fun as hell. The Mass Effect series, in my opinion, was meant to be played from Mass Effect 1 to Mass Effect 3 for the maximum level of enjoyment; otherwise you will be missing out on a lot of character attachment, plot, and just exemplary storytelling. Those who felt connections between themselves and the characters from either game would do well to get this. That would be a no brainer. But for those who don't find themselves as charmed about ME like I am, than this can be avoided, but I would definitely recommend this as a great addition to the DLC files. The price, to me, is a small sum to pay for this kind of entertainment. Highly recommended.… Expand