Blog: Journey into the Mass Effects and the frustration of Meat

It's November. All the big games are out: Halo 4, Black Ops 2, Assassin's Creed 3. What game have I been playing?  
...Mass Effect

Hot new release, guys.
On November 6th, instead of buying Halo 4 like any other normal person, I bought the Mass Effect Trilogy. I've already played the first two, but only owned the first one as an Xbox Live download, and I liked the second one enough to decide I wanted to own it, and I'm interested enough to play the third one despite all the hate. Thus my decision to buy it, and I haven't regretted it at all. I decided that I would play through the entire series with a whole new character, and it really feels like I'm getting the most out of it since I'm not rushing through the games. When I played Mass Effect 2 for the first time, I pretty much just kept renting it from Blockbuster, which doesn't exist where I live anymore. (Hence the reason why I don't play as much games.) So this time around I can take as long as I want completing the game without having to worry about returning it a week from now. Those games aren't meant for you to speed through, because it can be easy to miss some things when you do. Let's just say, on my first playthrough of Mass Effect 2, I didn't think upgrading the ship was that important. Yeah. 
 
 I really hope Mordin doesn't die in my game. Again.
I'm at least 1/4 of the way through Mass Effect 2 right now, I'm guessing. (7 hours in.) I just got the first wave of squad members, and the Illusive Man is sending me to a colony where Ashley is. (I killed Kaiden in ME1 with this character.) Already, I'm spending way more time playing ME2 than before, but I didn't spend much more time in Mass Effect 1. My initial playthrough of Mass Effect was about 8 hours, and this one was 10, mostly because I did that stupid moon mission and I saved Wrex. ME1 played a little better than I remember, but it's still clunky compared to the other games in the series. Mass Effect 2 is a massive step forward in terms of gameplay, though I wish they would've kept more of the RPG elements, but perhaps that's for the best. I don't need to tell you about how awesome Mass Effect 2 is. I'm addicted to it. Which, I guess, is a good thing, since most of what I've been playing this year has been Persona. (Side note: I'm 35 hours into Persona 4, just beat the void quest. Haven't really touched it much since I got ME.) 
 
I also bought Super Meat Boy not too long ago, which is awesome and frustrating. I cannot get past Rapture. I don't know how you people do it. That game is insane and I love it for that. I just wish I had the skill to beat it! I also played Costume Quest in October, to hype myself up for Halloween. It's a nice little game and I recommend it if you ever find yourself longing for a Halloween game. And I've been playing Persona 4 Arena here and there, and by playing I mean reading, because that game is still barely a game, but I'm enjoying it for the most part. I just wish the game didn't force you to view everyone's stories before continuing. I wish it was animated, too, because clicking through all of that stuff gets super boring after a while, but obviously that is not a realistic request.
 
That's pretty much all I've been playing. I saw Wreck-It Ralph yesterday with my girlfriend, which was decent and enjoyable, though it has a plot hole that I cannot get over: 
 
Anyway, that about all I have to blarg about for now. I'll do this again when I play more games. Until next time, Bombers.  
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It's November. All the big games are out: Halo 4, Black Ops 2, Assassin's Creed 3. What game have I been playing?  
...Mass Effect

Hot new release, guys.
On November 6th, instead of buying Halo 4 like any other normal person, I bought the Mass Effect Trilogy. I've already played the first two, but only owned the first one as an Xbox Live download, and I liked the second one enough to decide I wanted to own it, and I'm interested enough to play the third one despite all the hate. Thus my decision to buy it, and I haven't regretted it at all. I decided that I would play through the entire series with a whole new character, and it really feels like I'm getting the most out of it since I'm not rushing through the games. When I played Mass Effect 2 for the first time, I pretty much just kept renting it from Blockbuster, which doesn't exist where I live anymore. (Hence the reason why I don't play as much games.) So this time around I can take as long as I want completing the game without having to worry about returning it a week from now. Those games aren't meant for you to speed through, because it can be easy to miss some things when you do. Let's just say, on my first playthrough of Mass Effect 2, I didn't think upgrading the ship was that important. Yeah. 
 
 I really hope Mordin doesn't die in my game. Again.
I'm at least 1/4 of the way through Mass Effect 2 right now, I'm guessing. (7 hours in.) I just got the first wave of squad members, and the Illusive Man is sending me to a colony where Ashley is. (I killed Kaiden in ME1 with this character.) Already, I'm spending way more time playing ME2 than before, but I didn't spend much more time in Mass Effect 1. My initial playthrough of Mass Effect was about 8 hours, and this one was 10, mostly because I did that stupid moon mission and I saved Wrex. ME1 played a little better than I remember, but it's still clunky compared to the other games in the series. Mass Effect 2 is a massive step forward in terms of gameplay, though I wish they would've kept more of the RPG elements, but perhaps that's for the best. I don't need to tell you about how awesome Mass Effect 2 is. I'm addicted to it. Which, I guess, is a good thing, since most of what I've been playing this year has been Persona. (Side note: I'm 35 hours into Persona 4, just beat the void quest. Haven't really touched it much since I got ME.) 
 
I also bought Super Meat Boy not too long ago, which is awesome and frustrating. I cannot get past Rapture. I don't know how you people do it. That game is insane and I love it for that. I just wish I had the skill to beat it! I also played Costume Quest in October, to hype myself up for Halloween. It's a nice little game and I recommend it if you ever find yourself longing for a Halloween game. And I've been playing Persona 4 Arena here and there, and by playing I mean reading, because that game is still barely a game, but I'm enjoying it for the most part. I just wish the game didn't force you to view everyone's stories before continuing. I wish it was animated, too, because clicking through all of that stuff gets super boring after a while, but obviously that is not a realistic request.
 
That's pretty much all I've been playing. I saw Wreck-It Ralph yesterday with my girlfriend, which was decent and enjoyable, though it has a plot hole that I cannot get over: 
 
Anyway, that about all I have to blarg about for now. I'll do this again when I play more games. Until next time, Bombers.  
And remember: