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    BioShock 2 Protector Trials Now Available [Bioshock 2]

    Protector Trials, the new single-player DLC for BioShock 2, is now available for 400 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live or $5 on the Playstation Network. More »


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    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    I have exactly 400 bucks in my MICROSOFT WALLET but is this addon worth spending those points on?

    edit: and the answer is... MAYBE!

  3. #3
    Registered: Nov 2003
    Location: The Plateaux Of Mirror
    There's apparently another singleplayer DLC coming out soon that is more narrative driven. Might want to hold off to see how much that ends up being.

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    is Best Pony
    Registered: Nov 2002
    Location: The magical land of Equestria

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    Registered: Oct 2004
    Location: Does it matter?
    I'm about halfway through it and I'll say yes, it's worth it. If you enjoyed BioShock 2 and wanted a little more, it's easily worth the 400 points.

    The DLC is divided into a handful of levels (6 or 7) that are slightly redesigned areas from single player. Each level has 3 trials, and in each trial you're given a different set of weapons and plasmids. Each level has a Circus of Values, Ammo Bandito, and one or more health stations, so it's worth hacking them before you put the little sister down.

    As a little sister drains ADAM uninterrupted, a multiplier builds (up to 4). If she's attacked, it'll slowly go down until you deal with the splicer. Each splicer you kill gets you money, which you can spend at the machines.

    Here's the thing - each trial has a very specific play style due to what you're assigned. One trial gave me the fully upgraded drill with some drill based tonics (including specialist) and Insect Swarm, forcing me to go melee.

    Another trial gave me nothing but traps. Cyclone trap, Decoy, remote turrets, trap bolts, trip wires, and proximity mines. As such, setting up in the start was easy. But then I had to scramble later on to purchase more ammo and set up traps fast enough as to not get overwhelmed. The upside to this is you get to play around with play styles you may have never tried out in the campaign.

    The DLC is hard, for sure. I've always been running around, trying to keep up with the waves of enemies while balancing ammo and supplies. You unlock bits of concept art and videos as you play, which is a nice addition. It shouldn't take more than a couple hours to get an A on every trial, but for 400 points I'd say it's worth a look.

  6. #6
    Registered: Oct 2004
    Location: Does it matter?
    In unrelated news, I had no idea you could charge cyclone trap... with another cyclone trap (doubling its power).

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    PC Gamering Smartey Man
    I <3 consoles and gamepads

    Registered: Aug 2007
    Location: New Zealand
    Apparently it's been delayed for PC. Meh, I might buy it at a future date.

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