Scott has been playing through Mass Effect from start to finish again, here are his opinions as he reaches Mass Effect 2, his most beloved of the series.
"Storyline wise, it makes zero sense that Miranda’s father was enough of a pervert to spend so much time giving her such a perfect ass but wasn’t enough of a pervert to also make her bisexual. And what about Jack? Don’t even try to tell me she’s only interested in dudes." LOL Yea I prefer the original. I liked 2, but don't see what all the fuss was about. And I Never play RPGs and prefer action shooters. So that is a very odd preference for me.
the article starts: "this will be my last mass effect article." i give him several months. either when the extended ending comes out or ME4
It makes more sense if you read all his stuff regarding the Mass Effect 3 ending. It wasn't so much as "I am not going to write about Mass Effect because I hate it" I think it's more, "I have wrote way to many Mass Effect articles lately, and I need to stop" sort of thing. At this point, it's become a running joke because he starts all of his Mass Effect articles that way now.
"Despite my choices in the first game, the story isn’t particularly different from what I saw as a paragon" This isn't news, the choices in Mass Effect have always been an illusion. Sure you can make different choices but few make any significant difference. I've played through all of them as both Paragon and Renegade and hardly anything important changes. That's why I wasn't at all upset about the ending of Mass Effect 3, it's the sort of thing I was expecting.
I've played through ME1 and ME2 a few times and aside from who lives and who dies, it is essentially the same. Your actions do matter to an extent, but there is a single path that you will go down regardless of what actions you take. That being said, the franchise as a whole is great. I'm really hoping Bioware puts the campaign DLC out soon...You have to wonder what they would have done (DLC-wise) had the fans not disagreed at the level they did.
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