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Why Mass Effect is Wrong

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With Mass Effect 2 boldly showing its cheerful newborn face and being praised unconditionally like all newborns are, I finally got my ass around to playing the original game.

I think it’s easy to see that Bioware is not my favorite developer. In fact I think they are quite terrible. On top of the generic leprous problems absolutely every Bioware game is afflicted with, Mass Effect suffers from it’s own particular evils, mostly involving core game elements.

I’ll get to those later though, for now I need to get all of the aesthetic and technical failures out of the way.

First of all, I’ll say that I played the PC version, which, according to every review ever, improved upon the original in such a fantastic way that it was undoubtedly the best version, and arguably the best port of any game to date.

I don’t know what kind of diamond-laced supergame the reviewers got, but I wish I got it too.
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Written by PIR

February 11, 2010 at 15:18

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Dragon’s Age: Ferpect

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Some have claimed that Dragon’s Age is something akin to the fantasy RPG messiah, descending from the heavenly gates of Bioware in robes and sandals, to part the waters of JRPG androgyny and repetitive everythingness to deliver unto us a pristine and flawless gaming experience.

Bioware has also been blessed with a near mythical reputation and thus is given praise of the highest order for no other reason than because they are Bioware, so these claims  hold absolutely no water to me.

I’ve played 4 origin stories, and a smattering of what else the trivial story has to offer afterwards, and my opinion couldn’t be any more meh. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by PIR

November 13, 2009 at 02:32

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