“Over the centuries, mankind has tried many ways of combating the forces of evil… prayer, fasting, good works and so on. Up until Doom, no one seemed to have thought about the double-barrel shotgun. Eat leaden death, demon…”
Enjoying Mass Effect All Over Again
For a long time now one of the posts I’ve had hiding in the background is some variation of “My Top 10 Mass Effect Moments”. But what can I say about a series as grand as Mass Effect in a simple post that sums up what it really means to me?
Luckily I’ve had a small loophole present itself to me, my partner and housemate have decided to do a run through of the trilogy during the current quarantine. They both really got on with Dragon Age (made by the same people) and were spurred on by my cries of “Mass Effect is basically the same in space!”.
They were both a bit hesitant since the main combat mechanic of the game is shooting, something that the traditional RPG’s they are both used to lack. Luckily they both sat down, gritted their teeth and are slowly but surely working their way through the games and getting used to the combat as they go. My partner in particular enjoys throwing the Mako (in game all terrain vehicle) from mountains and giggling with glee.
Our housemate has been an absolute joy to watch because she is experiencing the story for the very first time, un-spoilered. My partner on the other hand has caught a lot of the trilogies big moments via my playthroughs of the trilogy.
From grand epic reveals, to heartbreaking moments and all the way through pulse pounding set pieces it has been an absolute joy to watch their journeys through one of the best game series of all time (except that damn ending). My housemate in particular has lots of squeely, physical reaction to some of the moments and I can’t help but laugh (in the nicest possible way).
You some times get the conversation that will sometimes go along the lines of “If you could wipe out one film/book/game/whatever from your memory what would it be?”, to me that thing is Mass Effect. To be able to experience the trilogy again, completely virgin, would be amazing. It might even take away the sting of the ending because know I wouldn’t have almost a decade of build up.
Anyway, I’ll keep working on that/those Mass Effect post/s I promise!
Thanks for reading! Until next time, remember to take care of yourselves. Peace!
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