Wednesday, March 21, 2012


I'm not going to do a review-style blog entry on this one since the series of Mass Effect games is so popular that information and images regarding each can be found virtually everywhere on the internet. In other words, if you haven't heard something about these games it's likely you've actually been living in another galaxy.

This morning I started playing the first Mass Effect game because Mass Effect 3 (as you may have heard) is out now and I decided that it was probably as good a time as any to actually start playing the game(s). Since they've received almost nothing but good press and have been praised with gaming awards, I went into the first game with rather high hopes regarding how enjoyable it would be to play.

So far I'm not mass-ively impressed. I'm an action-oriented sort of gamer and I enjoyed playing through the game's first combat sequence, but now the sun is setting here in Ohio and I find that I've spent my entire day wandering around a huge space station talking to other characters and listening to them talk. That's at least eight hours of "gameplay" of just talking. RPG fans might rejoice, but thus far I've been kinda bored. Perhaps this explains why "Herculine Shepard" does not appear amused...
...but then, this gal doesn't look like she's easily amused...

So anyway, that's what I've been doing. Unless I get to kill something else pretty soon, I'm going to go back to playing Two Worlds or maybe even Doom...


  1. My friends gushed about mass effect and its story. Frankly (only having played 1) I'm more amused by the awkward five or so seconds it takes for Shepherd and Kaiden to speak or Shepherd walking up to groups of people talking that just stand and stare back at him. It feels more like Asperger's Effect.

  2. @KMX E XII:

    I've noticed an autistic moment or two myself so far. For the record though, I did finally make it to the game's second firefight sequence... which of course was followed by more talking...

  3. I don't think the entirety of Citadel Station is meant to be tackled in one go, but any obsessive is of course tempted to clear it for the earliest maximum XP / PR (and fluff indulgence)

  4. Not like the direction my blog is heading in is any less!

  5. You know, I was actually waiting for the third game to start playing them too. I've put that on hold due to the scale of the colossal shitstorm raging about the ending though.

    <goes back to trying to comprehend Blender>

    1. I've been trying to avoid any such spoilers, but unfortunately I don't live in a cave in Tibet...

    2. I was avoiding them too. All I wanted to know was, "are the endings good and do they change a lot depending on your path?"