As much as I want to say the Gears of War 3 weapon skins, the award goes to ME3's Fro Mash... sorry, From Ashes.
Not only is this day 1 DLC but it is essential to the ME universe. It's one of those DLCs where you really can say that the main game is not a complete game without it. If you played through ME3 without that character from the DLC, I hate to say it but you missed out on A LOT. It also doesn't help that Javik is arguably the most interesting character (for both gameplay and narrative) in a crew that is pretty lame when compared the last game.
So for being such an essential part of the game and being cut just to have some day 1 DLC, From Ashes wins the award as the absolute worst example of DLC this past gen. That plus the fact that the coop had a season pass in addition to micro transactions really makes one wonder WTF is going on at EA and if they are really are this clueless as to how markets work. --- well I am not like your dad. I worked as a chef at TGIF-Mattson
As soon as I saw the topic title the first thing that popped in my head was From Ashes too. What a friggin joke that was.
I liked how EA kept saying "b-b-b-but we couldn't finish it before the game went gold, since it was unplanned, so there's nothing wrong with charging people for it", when it was advertised more than 6 months in advance as being part of the CE. Yeah, unplanned my ass.
“It takes about 3 months from ‘content complete’ to bug-fix, certify, manufacture, and ship game discs,” he tweeted. “In that time we work on DLC… On [Mass Effect 3], content creators completed the game in January and moved onto the From Ashes DLC, free with the [Collector's Edition] or you can buy separately.”
BioWare associate producer Michael Gamble also spoke up, posting on the BioWare official forums to explain the situation to fans:
“The Prothean is optional content that is certainly designed to appeal to long-time fans, which is why he is part of the CE offering,” he said. “Mass Effect 3 is a complete –- and a huge game — right out of the box. The content in From Ashes was developed by a separate team (after the core game was finished) and not completed until well after the main game went into certification."
But, hey, never let facts get in the way of a mindless rant, right? --- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMKUUUvjjzo Fan of: Steelers(6-time Champions), Red Wings(11-time Champions)
I didn't play the DL and I still enjoyed my time with ME3, up until the ending that is. Prior to completing ME3 I was thinking of what I was going to do different as I played through the series again. The ME3 finale and ending quelled any interest I had in ever going back through the games. --- I don't care about the altitude, I just want another drink.
But he did shed light on a TON of lore, and he completely changes parts of the script in numerous missions, with the most obvious one being Thessia. Compared with Zaeed and Kasumi he was a really fleshed out character.
To the average long-time fan of the series, he was pretty goddamn important.