Posts tagged mass effect 3
Posts tagged mass effect 3
Actually, can we talk about how the Gunslinger moves like a Banshee from Mass Effect 3?
Because it is really distracting me.
Tali’Zorah, of Bioware’s Mass Effect series.
Problems with this picture:
Yesterday at a meeting someone in the group was talking about an upcoming event and the need for straws. Somehow they got to the point of saying “We don’t need that many straws.”
I kind of nerded out and said, “you can never have to many emergency induction ports.”
No one got the reference…
So we we might actually get some DLC endings for ME3.
What do you love most about Mass Effect?
Where should I begin? Should I begin with how much I love the story? Or should I talk about how much I love the characters and how human than are, even the alien ones, or perhaps I should talk about how I love that they address social issues like every Sci-fi story, but do it in such a manner than you actually don’t mind them talking about it. Or maybe how I love the fact that Mass Effect has changed what an RPG can be. To be honest, I can’t just pick one thing that I love the most about the game series, I love everything, Mass Effect has come to become one of teh greatest game series that I have ever played.
And as I sit here looking at my copy of the final game in the series for XBox with the reversible Male!Shep and Fem!Shep cover I can’t help think about how far we have actually come. Back in 2007 I never thought that this game would be so huge, nor that I would love it this much, I have never really realized how epicly awesome the story is, and how this is truly the end of the story, it all comes down to this. but I love this game, from every companion to every antagonist, from every side quest to every main plot point. From every minor character that seems to know who Shepard is to the Trurian Councillor. The Mass Effect universe is more than just an in-game one, it is in fat an entire galaxy with events that are happening all the time, from the Krogan Rebellions that happened when humanity first discovered electric power, to the Quarian/Geth conflict that happen when humans still thought they were alone in the galaxy. The complexity, depth, and writing of the story are what actually makes this series so good, and I will cry when I finally finish the story.
But anyway that is what I love most about Mass Effect, thank you for reading these for the last 30 days and I hope you all enjoy Mass Effect 3 as much as I will.
To my copy of Mass Effect 3. You’re beautiful, you’re beautiful, you’re beautiful it’s true.
What made you first want to play Mass Effect?
To me, what did it was the very first print advertisement for the first game I saw in an issue of Official Xbox Magazine back in 2007. (I seem to have lost the image itself, even though I know for a fact it is somewhere on my computer.)
There was just something about the ad that made me want to play the game. Maybe it was the eloquent simplicity of the ad. Maybe it was the picture of Shepard and Ash in the foreground looking up into space with a line pointing to Novera and Feros and the few lines that just gave the image so much power. I forget the actual words, but I know it was something to the extent of “the galaxy needs a hero” or something.
That worked so well on me. I didn’t know what the game was about, if it would be good, any of the characters’ names, what the game play was like, or anything about the game other than you need to save the galaxy. But for some reason I was hooked. Their ad worked, months later i read a review of the very game I longed to play and a couple weeks later I found myself giving GameStop my money. And now I find myself on teh cusp of finishing teh epic taht is the Mass Effect story. I fell in love with the game before it was even released and now I can’t wait to play the final game.
They say that a picture is worth 100 words, but they really don’t say how true that is. I don’t know why, but the very first advertisement I ever saw for the game hooked me and caused me to find out more about the game and actually want to buy the game. And mind you, this was a print ad, in a magazine I only read for game reviews, and it was a full page ad that had very few words, but was brilliantly done and captured the audience and made me want the game. Most people would probably say that their friends told them how awesome the game was, or they just read a review and decided to get it, but for some reason I just have this thing with good advertisements and writing, if you take the time to come up with something that is so eloquently simple I will fall for it, and the first ad I saw for Mass Effect did just that. And little did I know how much of the game it actually did reveal to me. But anyway, taht is what made me want to paly the game.
Tomorrow is the last day of “30 Days of Mass Effect." It is alsothe day that Mass Effect 3 comes out. So tomorrow will be a very special day.
Also tomorrow’s topic: What do you love most about Mass Effect?
This has been “30 days of Mass Effect" According to Timmy Cap
It is almost here….
I can see it on the Horizon…
I can taste it…
I can smell it…
the following gifs are what I am:
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Opinions on Quarian/Geth conflict.
This sub plot is perhaps one of the most important stories in the Mass Effect universe. And much like the Genophage it has a ethical issue at its core. Only this issue is whether or not AI development is a good idea, and what should happen if/when we create AIs. Should synthetic life be considered equal to organic life? Is synthetic life actually the same as organic life? Should synthetic life have rights? Can it think? Act? Does it have free will? These all are asked throughout the game series and to me it actually makes you think. Were the Quarians wrong to try and destroy all of the Geth when they became sapient? Were the Geth wrong to fight back? And were the Quarians wrong to want to make a race of robots to do all the jobs they don’t want to?
You see, the Quarians are just like every advanced society, they don’t want to do the really crappy jobs, so instead of finding other people to do them and have to pay them they just decided to create robots to do them, but it turns out that the Quarains put in a hive mind and forgot to establish rules of robotics so that the AIs they created wouldn’t think about rights. Which in itself is another ethical issue. If you had the power to create life would you allow it to have free will and risk it rebelling against you or would you make rules so it can never defy you? The Quarian/Geth conflict isn’t about AI learning how to think and fighting their creators, it is about what could happen if you rely on technology too much. The Quarian/Geth conflict addresses an issue that some sci-fi stories never cover, or just covers. But the beauty of Mass Effect is that a story confronting the ethical issues of AI can be just a minor story arch, but is talking about like it is part of the bigger picture, and it is introduced in a rather intriguing way that engages the player.
Quite frankly, I think that if the Quarian/Geth conflict was not in the games, they wouldn’t be great games, they would only be good games. But I feel that the Quarian/Geth conflict adds a more realistic feel to the game. The story gives you a break from hearing about reapers and saving the galaxy, it shows you that there is more in the galaxy than just Shepard saving it. It shows you why Shepard needs to save it. The Quarian/Geth conflict not only talks of morality and ethics but it also helps to expand the galaxy that you play in. Sure, it is one thing to travel to many different planets doing things to save them and helping the galaxy, but it is entirely different, to hear about a war before the game even takes place, to hear a history of the galaxy that humanity isn’t even a part of, to hear about so many things and so many people that are faceless, but still live everyday and to realize that if you fail your mission you are failing the trillions of trillions of living beings throughout the galaxy. The Quarian/Geth conflict is actually one of the more intriguing sub-stories in the game. And that is why I love it, because it just makes you think about whether or not creating synthetic life is ethical right or wrong. It has the same morality issues that Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein addressed, should you play God? And if you do, are you ready for the consequences? That is why this story is so great it can address important issues that are being debated in science and philosophy and is in a game and doesn’t even feel like we are at the center of a debate, and the beauty of Mass Effect is that you get both sides of the story, and it is just absolutely fantastic. So those are my thoughts on the Quarian/Geth conflict.
tomorrow:What made you first want to play Mass Effect?
This has been “30 Days of Mass Effect" According to Timmy Cap
Opinions on the Genophage
This is going to be a long one folks…
I have many thoughts about the Genophage. First and foremost as a writer, I feel that writing in a huge social problem like the Genophage is just brilliant writing, and it brings up a morality debate that is not often found in video games or entertainment.Obviously it has done what the writers of BioWare wanted it to do, as the fans we are thinking about whether or not if it would be a good idea. At the center of the Genophage debate is one of the oldest morality debates of mankind, “Do the ends Justice the means?”
Personally, I think what the Salarians did was absolutely appealing, and it is much like what Saddam Hussein did to the Kurds. To me Genophage shows how far weapon technology can go, and how far people are willing to go to end a war. To me, the question is whether or not the Genophage was wrong, it is more about whether it was justified. And for that we need to get out of the human mindset. And in Mass Effect 2 this was done perfectly. Mordin even says that to the Salarian people there was no choice. the Korgan were too dangerous in the war and would have destroyed the galaxy in their war. But, Mordin is basing his argument purely on science. Whereas Wrex, who is old enough to remember the Krogan Rebellions has had a long enough life to built up hatred for what has happened to his people.
The thing is, the Genophage is probably the most unique biological warfare ever deceived. The fact that it doesn’t make the Korgan sterile in itself is an oddity. It adjusts the birth rate so only a few Krogan are carried to term instead of a lot. The weapon was not designed to kill, it was designed to slow down grow. And to me that says a lot more than any argument anyone can throw at you. To me, it shows that the Salarians could not commit genocide. Even though the creators of the genophage knew that many Krogan infants would die, and even though the Krogans completely devastated the galaxy, and are ruthless and tough, the Salarians could not bring themselves to exterminate the whole race, but they also knew that they wouldn’t win with conventional means. So thus they say no choice but to develop the Genophage, much like the US saw no choice but to develop nuclear weapons in WWII. The Genophage argument is the nuclear weapons argument. Just because you have the technology should you use it? Just because it will end the war should you do it?
Throughout history, doing questionable acts in the name of good has always been debated and the fact that the Genophage further echoes that in a game where you can do violent things to bad guys makes the game even better. But it also brings up another point. Who is the ”good guy” and who is the
"bad gay" in the Krogan Rebellions? The Salarians say that the Krgans would have destroyed the galaxy, but the Krogans say that they are the victims and just wanted to gain planets to help their world. But throughout the two games I have always thought about everything this way: The difference between a "good guy" and a "bad guy" is that good guys have rules. Did the Krogans have rules? Did the Salarians? And this is actually where the biggest argument is. Does the Genophage fall under one of those weapons that are outside of the rule book? Was the Genophage really fair to the Krogans? And, has their race suffered enough yet? The beauty of Mass Effect is that it does not matter what Shepard thinks, because in the scheme of things Shepard is only a human in a galaxy full of trillions of people of different races and species, and while one person can save the galaxy, one person can not change the minds of it. The beauty of having Genophage in the story is that it gives the story continuallity throughout the series and it actually makes the player thing, and that is what I think about the Genophage.
tomorrow: Opinions on Quarian/Geth conflict
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Least Favorite Companion
I am going to get a lot of guff for this one…
To be honest. I honestly do not like Miranda. From the moment I meant her during the Lazarus Project I thought she was a bitch, an attractive bitch, but a bitch nevertheless. even after I got to know her I just didn’t like her, and I really don’t know why. I just can’t stand how bossy she is and how she always questions Shepard, in fact out of all of the characters in the game I used Miranda the least. i just don’t like having her on my team and when she got shot in the Collector’s base I was very gleeful until I remembered that she was engineered to be perfect and she didn’t die. I’m also kind of curious why her father didn’t give her a good temperament. Seriously, you would think some one who was engineered to be perfect would at least be nice and not brag about it. And you would think someone who ran away from being a perfect daughter in the perfect life would not be such a bitch to everyone. At least Jack had an excuse to be bitchy, and at least least Jack show’s more emotions than self-loathing and narcissism. But that is just my thoughts.
tomorrow: Opinions on the Genophage.
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