More Reviews
REVIEWS Boo Bunny Plague Review
If you think you can enjoy the definition of budget game design, this one might make you laugh.

Minimum Review
With so many shooters crowding the marketplace, it’s refreshing to see Minimum take the low-fi route through Steam Early Access.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Halo: The Master Chief Collectio Preview
Microsoft and 343 Industries want to bring the entire Halo saga to Xbox One and this collection does exactly that with new graphics for Halo 2.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
Release date: 09/30/14

Alien: Isolation
Release date: 10/07/14

The Evil Within
Release date: 10/14/14

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
Release date: 10/14/14


LATEST FEATURES PS4's Until Dawn Scared Me Out of My Headphones - TGS Hands-On, Headset-Off Preview
Hopefully it doesn't keep me awake... for the whole night!

NIntendo Download September 2014 - Updating Each Week
OK, so I didn't update before PAX and I may have missed one before that. Let's try this again!
MOST POPULAR FEATURES The Updating List of PAX Indies
We're heading to PAX Prime! Are you looking to check out a few unique indie games while you're there? UPDATED: Dragon Fin Soup, Dungeon of the Endless,

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP shandog137
A Letter to the Big “N"
By shandog137
Posted on 09/12/14
I have and will continue to have a place in my heart for Nintendo. In fact, my first console was a Super Nintendo. The video game market has changed drastically since the early '90s and it seems like what once was platinum is more so along the lines of silver now. Nintendo has always been...

DAILY MANIFESTO

Post Revolution: Mass Effect

Posted on Tuesday, September 28 @ 23:22:37 Eastern by
This week's Post Revolution looks at Mass Effect. How the hell am I going to play this after Mass Effect 2?

I was a little late to the Mass Effect bandwagon, I'll be honest. It wasn't until Mass Effect 2 was about to release that I was even remotely interested in playing the first installment of Bioware's sci-fi action series (notice how I classified it?). Still, with the focus on narrative and story in the ME series, I knew I had to start off on the first born.

I made my way through Mass Effect once as a paragon, male Shepherd. The story was cool, combat was a little frustrating, but largely manageable. The end boss was ridiculous. Once I put ME2 in my console, I was very happy I played through and made my own decisions. Having that kind of control over the way ME2 turned out was really satisfying, and meeting up with old friends like Wrex was awesome.



I've since beaten Mass Effect 2. Now I'm going back for my second playthrough of Mass Effect. I am beating my head against the desk right now.

I'm honestly a little ashamed to say it. The "hardcore" gamer in me wants to favor the technicality of the first Mass Effect. I want to prefer the density and challenge that goes into picking weapons, ammo types, suits, and party members.

The rest of me is just so goddam frustrated. Those of you in the know are probably nodding your head knowingly.

For those of you who haven't played Mass Effect, won't spoil any of the story, and I HAVE TO recommend you play the first game first, but please get all you want out of it before moving on. Mass Effect 2 revolutionizes a lot of the gameplay for the better(?).
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.


comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution