Eurogamer writes: "Once regarded with uniform suspicion, premium downloadable content for console games has thrown off some of that stigma in recent months, as the likes of GTAIV: The Lost and Damned and the Mirror's Edge Pure Time Trial Pack have advanced the original games in directions influenced by critical and community response.
With Tomb Raider: Underworld's Xbox 360 episodes, however, fans perceived the dark spectre of corporate indulgence. The two new episodes - Beneath the Ashes (out tomorrow, 24th February) and Lara's Shadow (10th March) - had overlapped slightly with the full game's development, and an exclusivity deal with Microsoft did little to purify Eidos' motives in the eyes of sceptical players.
Tomorrow, we'll get to make our minds up, as Beneath the Ashes goes on sale. Before that, we spoke to Ron Rosenberg, senior producer on both episodes, to find out more about them and more about their DLC credentials and relationship with Underworld itself. You'll also find out a bit more about the second episode, Lara's Shadow, for which Rosenberg exclusively confirms that you get to play as the Doppelganger. Look out for our review of Beneath the Ashes very soon."