Posts Tagged ‘mass effect’

Trek Effect?

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

I haven’t been following news on the new Star Trek film hitting theaters this weekend primarily to keep myself in the dark so I can see the movie without having formed an opinion of it ahead of time. I’m not a trekkie. I don’t watch the television shows. I have enjoyed most of the movies, however, and was definitely planning on giving this new spin on the franchise a shot. Today, I saw something that’s almost guaranteed I’m sitting in an uncomfortable chair for a couple hours this weekend.

Does this screenshot, or does it not, seem like it could have come right out of the Xbox 360 game Mass Effect? Mass Effect was the game that got me to love games again. It got me wanting to try more RPG titles, which was a genre of game I’d abandoned quite some time ago. Even if this is the only scene that looks like this in the entire movie, I’ll enjoy myself. Also, it brings to mind there needs to be a Mass Effect movie. Period.

Re: Romancing The Game

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Today’s comic is semi-autobiographical. I’ve been on a Mass Effect to Dragon Age to Mass Effect 2, then back to Mass Effect and now Dragon Age again before hitting up Mass Effect 2 once more. I’d be a gigantic liar if I said the romance subplots weren’t a part of why I’ve been starting so many new games. But just a part.

The Mass Effect franchise I’m playing multiple games on a “just to see” basis to discover how ME3 will take the choices made in ME1 and ME2, and importing them in such a way that it matters to both the narrative and possibly even the gameplay. I’d be very disappointed if the decisions didn’t have more of an impact in the third game than they did in the second. I’m expecting a drastically different experience depending on choices I made in the first two games. So make with it Bioware.

Also, I’d anticipated getting back to Hidalgo by this point, but he’ll have to wait another week as amu needs some time to remake the new character involved in that part of the story. To make up for it, here’s a surfing alpaca: