Commander Shepard, protagonist of last year's undisputed GOTY Mass Effect 2, has a lot of favorite things. Whether it's a store on the Citadel, carrying out Pyjak genocide, or punching reporters in the face, Shepard likes a lot of things. Except Reapers.
Then again, Reapers are to Shepard like the Batman is to the Joker; life just doesn't have much meaning without their existence. In the last piece of Mass Effect 2 DLC before we get to have a collective nerdgasm over Mass Effect 3, Arrival does not only bridge the storyline but forces Shepard to take actions that may have severe consequences.
Whether or not that makes it a worthwhile purchase depends on a number of things, and it's mostly something you'll have to find out for yourself. But if you are a Mass Effect fan, Arrival will satisfy your hunger in a number of ways. Let's find out how it does this without delving into spoiler terrority too much, shall we?