A pretty sweet music video for Mass Effect 3….
So I’ve spent the past few days obsessing over Mass Effect 3. And needless to say Bioware delivered. Continuing from decisions made in the previous two games, your task as Commander Shepard is to rally and unite an entire galaxy in order to take the fight to the Reapers. No small order, as previous decisions and actions (choosing to save or destroy a species, or the life or death of a squadmate as a result of your actions) influence the way other species treat you and whether or not they are willing to lend support.
At the start, Earth is invaded, as are the homeworlds of other species. Along the way to prepare the galaxy for war you encounter fantastic set pieces, storylines from previous games playing out entirely based on your decisions and you’re shown just how dire the situation really is.
Convincing different species to work together is one thing, but when there’s bad blood and unforgotten atrocities stemming back centuries in the way of said alliances, Commander Shepard certainly has some work to do.
Newcomers to the series can learn about the history and lore of the Mass Effect universe through the in-game Codex, and how the war plays out essentially comes down to what you’re willing to do to save Earth, and by extension, the rest of the galaxy.
Those like me who have played the first two games will no doubt enjoy playing through and seeing our past decisions unfold, continuing past relationships and finding out who survived and who didn’t. Newcomers will get a little confused at first (without consulting the Codex) but will come to enjoy the spectacle and of course, the unexpectedly entertaining multiplayer. The only issue I had with the game was a lack of closure with the ending, but that’s just me, and I’m definitely going to play it quite a bit longer to see how different decisions lead to different consequences.
Nearly time until release, and having played the multiplayer demo over and over, I really am excited for Mass Effect 3. Most games have you on an epic mission to save the world from who or whatever is trying to take over, or to win a war. The guys at Bioware take things way further, and have you and your squadmates on a (ridiculously against-the-odds) mission to save all life in the galaxy from total annihilation. No pressure then….
This awesome rendition covers the experiences of Commander Shepard in Mass Effect 1 and 2, using the tune to Portal’s “Still Alive”. Did I mention how much I can’t wait for Mass Effect 3?
So I blitzed through seasons 1-5 of The Guild, and yep, I love the show….
A little late to the party, but I’m finally getting round to watching Felicia Day’s webseries The Guild, and I love it….