Originally Posted by fastford58
Should I pick up the ME2 DLC before playing this? I never really looked into it, but if characters from the DLC are going to be popping up, I would at least like to know what is going on with them.
If you hadn't already I would pick up "Lair of the Shadow Broker" just because it is the best DLC and is generally just really awesome, also has some story elements you might want to know before going into ME3 regarding certain characters.
The other DLC I'm not so fussed on, "Arrival" was nice and is a kind of set up for the beginning of ME3 but doesn't really give you any real choice over the situation.
"Kasumi Stolen Memory" was alright at times and I personally quite like the SMG they give you as part of it, and "Overlord" is more along the lines of a ME1 DLC with a side planet to zoom around on and was a sort of interesting side story away from the rest of the game.
Regardless of if you don't play any of the DLCs they still would have happened in ME3 but without any small decisions you would have made in them.
Originally Posted by sionyboy
Is the arrival dlc necessary?
Or any good? I have Overlord and Shadow Broker.
It is alright, a little bit of a let down as I was expecting more exciting things to happen, it is really just another side mission and the implications of it's events are what leads into ME3 but you have no choice over their consequences.