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Pathfinder Update: EOS Colonisation

Let’s make something clear, the original Mass Effect trilogy was, and is, one of my favourite gaming experiences. It goes beyond any other gaming experience because all the others are still gaming experiences while the Mass Effect trilogy transcends that and has a place in my heart similar to other …

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Gaming Moments

The earliest memories of video games within the home I have is the devices my friends had, whether it be an Atari VCS or spending ages typing in the code from a magazine to play some game on a ZX81. Those ZX81 games always had lofty ideas behind them but …

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We’ll Always Have Virmire

I finished playing Mass Effect 3 nearly two weeks ago and the choices I’ve made through the game are still lingering. This is why Mass Effect has been a completely different game experience for me than any other: no other game I’ve played has been driven by relationships, choices and …

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Mass Effect 3: The Final Curtain

On a Sunday, exactly three weeks ago, I resurrected the Xbox 360 from its shelved status, connected it up to my computer monitor and speakers and put the Mass Effect 3 disk into the drive. There is no game I’ve looked forward to more. If you want the short answer, …

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There Is Content In That There Galaxy!

I’ve played Mass Effect 2 for over 30 hours now. Even if you knock off three hours for scanning planets for resources, and that’s an over estimate, that’s a lot of content. Not only that, it’s pure content, as virtually zero time is spent faffing with inventory or making complicated, …

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What’s Great About Mass Effect 2

This is spoiler free. I’m going to try and take a different approach to the one I took when I played the original Mass Effect and try and include less of the actual story. We’ll see if it works out. So, after about nine or so hours of play what’s …

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Kicking Out The RPG Baggage

Today I spent eight hours playing Mass Effect 2. The game can be summed up in one word: awesome. I’m sure I’ll wax lyrical about it a lot over the coming weeks, but for the moment I’m interested in one set of choices the game design encompasses. Computer role-playing games …

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Mass Effect Concludes: Oh My God!

I’ve just finished Mass Effect, and I have to say I’m in awe. Conclusions are hard to do, it’s so easy to let the ‘audience down’. Mass Effect doesn’t let you down, this is an epic conclusion, it’s like attack on the Death Star amazing, or Sheridan’s attack towards Earth …

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I Unleashed The Rachni For Sex

As I discussed last time, I’ve been venturing off the rails and as such I’ve been away from the central, dramatic story of Mass Effect for some time. I’ve potentially spent more time off the rails than on them so far. Since I cleared my mission log earlier today, I …

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A Tale Of Two Games

As some people may know I’m playing through Mass Effect, and what’s weird about the game is it’s essentially two games. One is an epic science fiction drama that almost seamlessly, or at least better than any other game released so far, merges the the need to weave a narrative …

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