30 Days of Gaming : Day 17

I got my Dead Space 2 hoodie in the mail today! Woo! 
 

The Reapers

Hi! I'm here to DESTROY ALL OF YOU. 
There are very few antagonists in gaming that pose as much of a threat as the Reapers do. Can you honestly name another group of villains that methodically extinct entire species when they become the dominant race in the galaxy? Shit no, you can't!  
 
And they're not just my favorite baddies because of the insanely ridiculous threat they pose, either. They're my favorite because of just how awesome the story behind the Protheans and the Reapers are. I picked them because how great the end of Mass Effect 1 is. I picked them because Sovereign was the shit. The simple idea of them is genius and mysterious, a combination of some incredibly inventive thinking and some amazing sci-fi artwork and design. The end of 1 and the final cutscene in 2 gets me ancy-in-the-pantsy at what to expect out of Mass Effect 3, almost entirely because I want to know how you stop a force as destructive as the Reapers. 
  

Days of Gaming Recap!

Feb 13th, 2011 - Day 1: Your Very First Videogame
Feb 14th, 2011 - Day 2: Your Favorite Character 
Feb 15th, 2011 - Day 3: A Game That Is Underrated   
Feb 16th, 2011 - Day 4: Your Guilty-Pleasure Game     
Feb 17th, 2011 - Day 5: Game Character You Wish You Were  
Feb 18th, 2011 - Day 6: Most Annoying Character
Feb 19th, 2011 - Day 7: Favorite Game Couple    
Feb 20th, 2011 - Day 8: Best Soundtrack  
Feb 23rd, 2011 - Day 9: Saddest Game Scene  
Feb 26th, 2011 - Day 10: Best Gameplay (Part 1)  
March 11th, 2011 - Day 10: Best Gameplay (Part 2)    
March 12th, 2011 - Day 11: Gaming System of Choice    
March 13th, 2011 - Day 12: Game Everyone Should Play  
March 15th, 2011 - Day 13: Game You've Played Over Five Times   
March 16th, 2011 - Day 14: Current Gaming Wallpaper   
March 17th, 2011 - Day 15: Game You're Currently Playing     
March 19th, 2011 - Day 16: Best Cutscenes
7 Comments
7 Comments
Posted by aurahack

I got my Dead Space 2 hoodie in the mail today! Woo! 
 

The Reapers

Hi! I'm here to DESTROY ALL OF YOU. 
There are very few antagonists in gaming that pose as much of a threat as the Reapers do. Can you honestly name another group of villains that methodically extinct entire species when they become the dominant race in the galaxy? Shit no, you can't!  
 
And they're not just my favorite baddies because of the insanely ridiculous threat they pose, either. They're my favorite because of just how awesome the story behind the Protheans and the Reapers are. I picked them because how great the end of Mass Effect 1 is. I picked them because Sovereign was the shit. The simple idea of them is genius and mysterious, a combination of some incredibly inventive thinking and some amazing sci-fi artwork and design. The end of 1 and the final cutscene in 2 gets me ancy-in-the-pantsy at what to expect out of Mass Effect 3, almost entirely because I want to know how you stop a force as destructive as the Reapers. 
  

Days of Gaming Recap!

Feb 13th, 2011 - Day 1: Your Very First Videogame
Feb 14th, 2011 - Day 2: Your Favorite Character 
Feb 15th, 2011 - Day 3: A Game That Is Underrated   
Feb 16th, 2011 - Day 4: Your Guilty-Pleasure Game     
Feb 17th, 2011 - Day 5: Game Character You Wish You Were  
Feb 18th, 2011 - Day 6: Most Annoying Character
Feb 19th, 2011 - Day 7: Favorite Game Couple    
Feb 20th, 2011 - Day 8: Best Soundtrack  
Feb 23rd, 2011 - Day 9: Saddest Game Scene  
Feb 26th, 2011 - Day 10: Best Gameplay (Part 1)  
March 11th, 2011 - Day 10: Best Gameplay (Part 2)    
March 12th, 2011 - Day 11: Gaming System of Choice    
March 13th, 2011 - Day 12: Game Everyone Should Play  
March 15th, 2011 - Day 13: Game You've Played Over Five Times   
March 16th, 2011 - Day 14: Current Gaming Wallpaper   
March 17th, 2011 - Day 15: Game You're Currently Playing     
March 19th, 2011 - Day 16: Best Cutscenes
Posted by Video_Game_King

Kefka's a pretty cool antagonist, taking suffering to its ultimate extreme, creating a great irony in the process.

Posted by aurahack
@Video_Game_King: Any opportunity to bring up FFVI, hm? :P Kefka is pretty great but man, the entire galaxy.
Posted by Video_Game_King
@aurahack: 
 
Is that Mass Effect? Keep in mind that I haven't really played either game.
Posted by aurahack
@Video_Game_King: It is. Click on the pretty hyperlink in the header of the blog and read up on just how big of a threat they pose. :o
Posted by Video_Game_King
@aurahack: 
 
Even though there's the small chance that someday, I might play this? I don't like spoiling games like that, especially major titles.
Posted by sarge1445

hmm mine I would have went Adachi, bitches