The Mass Effect series is among my top favorite games, and I’m a long time fan. I love the detailed story, the unique and original universe, and the immersion and actual take-away experience. I also love Commander Shepard. I think this is the only game I’ve played where the main protagonist is also my favorite character. Admittedly, I am emotionally attached to not only Shepard, but members of the crew. I can never decide if Tali or Wrex is my favorite. Or Garrus. Maybe Jack? I also love Dr. Chawkwas. Oh, and Joker and Mordin! It’s possible that I love everyone that has ever taken a crew seat on the Normandy. (Except Zaeed and Allers.) I ate up every DLC and extra these games have had to offer (for two gaming systems, and I ended up buying Lair of the Shadow Broker 3 times on accident – long story) and it’s no secret that Bioware has full access to my wallet.
I’m not going to do an official review – I don’t think that’s why people come to my blog. But I loved, loved this game, even after the ending broke my heart, and not in a good way. (If you know anything about ME3 and the ending, I am firmly planted in the “Hold the Line” camp and I will be watching Bioware’s future announcements like a hawk. A hawk with a Talon V with a scope.)
Anyway, I just wanted to share with everyone that I have finished one of the games I was looking forward to and thoroughly enjoyed. That means more time will be spent working on the next comic project which I have finally named. But that’s another post for another time. In the meantime the only gaming distraction I have is Star Wars the Old Republic.
Any of you play Mass Effect or SWTOR? If anyone wants to play the ME3 multiplayer on PC, let me know – I’m hoodiegypsy on Origin. My fav right now is my Drell Vanguard.
P.S. The soundtrack is phenomenal.
P.P.S. The Ardat Yakshi temple was so incredibly creepy, then scary, then sad. That was the point in the game where my anger towards the Reapers flipped that tiny rage switch in my brain and I tore stuff apart.