I’m told by Nintendo fans that there is a cabal within the video game industry that is out to destroy Nintendo.
Two games down with the third and final instalment of the trilogy to go, this is arguably the most controversial of the three, but there’s no stopping now. While I had my expectations challenged during the ending of Mass Effect 3, I know exactly what to expect during my second playthrough and it’s the entire reason I chose to embark on this marathon run through the Mass Effect trilogy. Just before I saved for the last time in Mass Effect 2, I made sure to park the Normandy in Earth’s orbit, it was time to face the Alliance for my actions, it was time to face Mass Effect 3 once more…
After finishing the first Mass Effect, I continued my epic marathon run through the Mass Effect trilogy. As soon as the credits finished and the game too me back to the start screen, I eagerly swapped out the Mass Effect disc for the first disc of Mass Effect 2. There was no time to waste, Commander Shepard’s journey must continue…
Back in 2012, when I had finally finished Mass Effect 3 (after I had downloaded the Extended Cut… I waited), I told myself that I had no reason to go back and play the entire series over again from the beginning. I am one of many who wasn’t satisfied with the end of ME3, a big reason is because it didn’t give me any motivation to go back and replay over 100 hours of content since many of the choices I made would ultimately do nothing to affect the overall outcome of the ending of the trilogy… there was just no point.
However, during the period of time at the end of the year and start of the new year, I often get the urge to go back and replay games I had already played. Last year it was Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn which took somewhere over 100 hours to complete back to back. This year, I had the urge to go back to Mass Effect after my nephew had told me that he had bought the first game but couldn’t figure out how to get pass “the first part” and that “there was too much talking” …ugh… he’s a Call of Duty type of fan, go figure. Not only that, but I also wanted to give the trilogy another chance after the mess that was Mass Effect 3, and while I have been highly critical of many aspects of the Mass Effect games, I still feel that there are many things throughout all three ME games that deserve a lot of praise. I wanted to remember all of those great moments throughout the series, even if it came with the sour taste of the not so great and downright horrible things that happen to the series as well.
I installed all 3 games onto my Xbox 360 and downloaded all the story DLC (played in their appropriate place chronologically) for each game. I was committed to go through the entire trilogy and play 100% of the content (that I could achieve on a single playthrough of each game), back-to-back, from start to finish in one huge marathon run. The entire process took over 120 hours (30+ hours for Mass Effect, 40+ hours for Mass Effect 2 and 50+ hours for Mass Effect 3) to complete all three games. By the end of it all, I had been through one hell of a ride all over again, though I was left emotionally exhausted after the Mass Effect 3 ending, and perhaps mildly depressed.
Now, here we are, at the start of a Game Spotlight for the first Mass Effect game. Later on I will release Game Spotlights for Mass Effect 2 and 3 as well a final article regarding my thoughts on the trilogy as a whole… so, enjoy!
It’s considered the X-Wing of the Old Republic era, but I haven’t really been using it all that much lately. That changed after I got the Ion Cannons and Quad Cannons for the Star Guard and finally found a decent combo to compliment the Concussion Missiles.
“Princess Peach’s sweet voice will soon be the bread that makes the sandwich of Cackletta’s desires! And this battle shall be the delicious mustard on that bread! The mustard of your doom!”
That slug cannon hits like truck being carried by a bigger truck being carried by a large cargo plane on a kamikaze run straight into your face… and because of that, once you get spotted by anyone, they’re all going to come for you and most of the time, you die. Plenty of death to go around in this video…
So far, I’ve used the NovaDive pretty heavily in my videos along with some use of the Quarrel gunship. In this video I try out the Pike, the second strike fighter you can use that has two secondary weapons unlike the Star Guard which has two primary weapons. Right now I have the Cluster Missiles and Proton Torpedoes equipped, though I’m thinking of trying out the Ion Missiles in the future.