I recently tried downloading the Cerberus Network DLC for Mass Effect 2 onto my Xbox 360. Since I was using an offline account and never accessed Live nor hooked the 360 up to the Internet (and don’t intend to keep the internet connected to my Xbox anyway) I was forced to connect to the Internet to download the DLC. Every time I attempted to log in I was told to “log in” despite having my offline profile open and having already logged into Xbox Live. When I couldn’t get Live to recognize that I was already logged in, I was advised to delete the profile and re-download it from Live. Unfortunately I wasn’t aware of the difference between an offline and online profile and apparently all of my Mass Effect game saves are now corrupted as belonging to an “unknown profile”.
Not surprisingly Xbox support was useless and simply told me to “start over again”, which I’m absolutely not doing after having sunk 70+ hours into my second Mass Effect play-through. I downloaded Horizon, but I am not entirely certain how to make it work, since it appears that a prerequisite for making Horizon work is having an uncorrupted save file. I’m hoping someone can prove me wrong.
EDIT: I was able to successfully transfer all of the data off of the 360 using the “transfer content” option, so thankfully I now have the actual files available to manipulate. I guess my next question is if it’s worth trying to inject these saves into my actual Live profile or the new offline profile I created. This experience has really soured me to Xbox Live as a whole and I don’t know if it’s even worth using anymore.