By Daniel Wilks on August 12, 2013 at 12:30 pm
As has been made abundantly clear by my numerous columns centred around the games, I’m immensely fond of the Mass Effect trilogy. I unashamedly love the games and the characters that inhabit it. Whilst I wasn’t spurred into a cupcake baking internet frenzy by the ending, I did find it a little disappointing — but not for the reasons that were claimed by the majority of those who complained about the ending. I thought the final choices were fine, by and large.
What I had a problem with was how the mythology surrounding the invasion of life-destroying, sentient machine bugs was left awkwardly resolved, as though the mythology had not been set until the final line of the trilogy was written.
By Toby McCasker on May 29, 2013 at 11:04 am
When the bullets are flying thick and fast like swarms of flies with knives, I don’t like being out there by myself. I want a brotatoe at my side. Not only do the odds of being killed by a knife-fly go from 100% to 50% (maybe 25% if the brotatoe in question is really into potatoes, fried ones) but there may come a time when I would prefer not to stab-tackle a madman strapped with bombs through a plate glass window and would instead like Frank Woods to do it for me.
Many such brotatoes have similarly saved my ass with their badass, but after much ado about eating chips and thinking, I have realised my fave brotatoe is not a bro at all, but a sister.
By Brendan Keogh on April 5, 2012 at 12:59 pm
The recent controversy around Mass Effect 3‘s ending, and BioWare’s announcement that they would address the fan’s concerns, lead many to claim that players now have as much power as game developers when it comes to claiming ‘authorship’ of the game. Actually, argues Brendan Keogh, the exact opposite is true: players now have less power than ever before.