Welcome to the Comparative Opinions podcast! You know when you reach the point in a video game where you find yourself doing something very different from the rest of the game? Well, that’s what hosts David and Holly talk about this week, citing some examples of when games have done it wrong, and when they’ve done better!
We’ve been thinking and talkinga lot about Mass Effect lately, what with the new game out this week. Which has had me thinking a lot about my re-play of Mass Effect 3… and the fact that I haven’t finished that. The whole point of it was to get to the end and see the “new” ending, but before that I got lost in the new DLC’s and all. I apparently stopped right before the best bit of the best one!
With Andromeda out, I don’t know when I’ll be back to this game… but my initial thoughts on the re-play were interesting for me to re-read, so hopefully you’ll enjoy them as well!
I know, it’s happening. I’m going back to Mass Effect 3.
And I’m playing FemShep with the default look, so… this one!
The timing of the creation of our blog is such that we haven’t necessarily talked much about Mass Effect 3. I don’t think any other game has ever received quite the backlash that this game did. I feel safe in saying that because few games have ever created as much anticipation and fan buy-in as the Mass Effect games – playing the same character, with that many choices and decisions, for that long, is pretty much unprecedented. We cared. And, never have we seen a response like we did with this game – the studio went back and made an “extended cut” ending, supposedly to make it make more sense.
I say supposedly, because I had beat the game and was pretty much done with it before this ending came out. As such, I haven’t seen it. That’s one of a few reasons I decided to replay Mass Effect 3! So let me lay out some reasons, and then share some of my initial experience with the play-through, and maybe you’ll decide you need to re-approach this title as well!
Welcome to the Comparative Opinions podcast! This week we went over an hour (sorry!) for hosts David, Holly, and Julia to rank the Mass Effect and Dragon Age trilogies. Our ranking might surprise you, because it surprised us! I think we have some replays in our future. It also psyched us up for the upcoming Mass Effect Andromeda!
Welcome to the Comparative Opinions podcast! This week, hosts David and Holly are joined by Julia to talk about the Mass Effect Trilogy, which Julia has played quite recently! We talk the high points of the games, some things we wish could be better, and quite a bit about the relationships system! Spoilers for sure, and a good way to ramp up for the upcoming Mass Effect Andromeda! Also, we’re all sick, sorry about that.