Game Beaten: Mass Effect 1 + 2 (Legendary Edition)

Sun 06 Jun 2021, 10:16

I was originally gonna do all 3 games in one post, but I'm gonna take a break from the series before I play the third game (because of other games releasing, such as the Yuffie episode for FF7R and the new Ratchet & Clank) so I figure I should post my thoughts on 1 + 2 before it's been too long since I've played them.

I've actually never touched these game when they were originally released, so playing these games now is a brand new experience for me, and I've only heard good things so my expectations are pretty high.

Mass Effect

Date: 2021-05-24

Time played: 11h 16m

Was pretty hard to get into but once I learned how to read the journal and look at the map I could get by and it was a breeze. In fact, I ended up quite liking it. The dialog choices were fun, great characters, music is good, looked nice, good gunplay... Most of the complaints I have stem from it being an old game but not quite old enough that I can look past it. Had I played it around the time it was new I probably would've thought it was amazing.

ME1 Screenshot

This is definitively a game deserving a replay eventually. I know it's popular with the series, and I can see why. There are so many things I'd like to try and do differently... and do side quests of course.

Mass Effect 2

Date: 2021-06-04

Time played: 43h

Really didn't like the game at first because it was so dark and depressing and moody and all the menu systems were different, but eventually I got into it, and when I did I got really into it and really enjoyed it.

A really solid game that I want to replay in the future for sure, to make different choices. There were so many times I was wondering "hmm, what would've happened if I had done that?"

Not really sure what I specifically liked. I guess I just liked all the squadmates (except Jacob, zzzzz) and their backstories. I think my favorite was Samara's and her loyalty quest. Jack was good too. Miranda is one of the oddest characters I've encountered in any video game, but I ended up liking her too. Tali, Kasumi, Grunt were nice too. I like everyone! ... except Jacob.

The menu systems were really weird though. Like the way you dealt with upgrades and picked weapon loadouts and armor. I think they were trying to make it as simple as possible so you wouldn't have to think about it, but I was just more confused by it. I was never really sure what weapon was the most powerful so I just picked the one at the bottom of each category, seems to have worked out.

I liked the game so much I even ended up getting the platinum trophy for it. Well... to be fair, it was a pretty easy platinum trophy.

Overall, I really liked the game and I was kind of sad when it was over because coming back to the ship felt like "coming home", and I'm gonna miss that.

Since I enjoyed ME2 so much, I also ended up taking more photos:

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ME2 Screenshot

The sun was extremely bright on my OLED HDR TV. Really cool, except that it felt like I was burning my eyes.

ME2 Screenshot

We'll see when I get to Mass Effect 3. It could be next week, it could be next month, it could be next year, it could be never.