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#1 Posted by yogetoutdaway (126 posts) -

I just replayed the section where Drake finds the map in that golden head in Marlowe's library. I still don't get why the "golden hind" clue he got from the decoder lead him to think it had to reference something in Marlowes library; that made no sense...

#2 Posted by yogetoutdaway (126 posts) -

"...but reviews can (and should) also function as a design critique, and the best kinds of game reviews are informative to the player and developer" That's a nice ideal, Klepek. Except it's asinine to assign a score to a game and expect a review to be analysed as though it's some sort of philosophical critique.

#3 Posted by yogetoutdaway (126 posts) -

Eh. Look, Bioware is very close to its fan community; it knows that putting in a multiplayer feature will initially piss everyone off. The fact that they still went through with implementing it means that they either really feel it's worthwhile to do so, or they're required by EA to do so. I'm inclined to believe the former.
#4 Posted by yogetoutdaway (126 posts) -
@allworkandlowpay said:

@yogetoutdaway said:

Well, in the Gears 2 level called "Origins" we find out that, in the past, the human "subjects" at the New Hope Facility were taken to Mount Kadar, which was later determined to be the entrance to the Locust capital. We also find out that the Sires (who were never refered to as "subjects", but rather "the genetic bridge to our future") were left behind at the facility for futher observation. Given that "sire" can mean forefather or progenator, we might infer that the Sires where the original Locust in the Hollow before the humans came along and did some kind of funky sci-fi experimentation that gave rise to the modern Locust. I don't know about the Queen, though. Not sure how people came to think that she and the science lady are one in the same, so I'm definitely missing something.

I think the Sires may be the forefather to the Queen, and thus the "sires" to the downfall of humanity, not the Locusts themselves. When you go into the hollow, you see an entire cultural mecha, one that looked to have been hundreds, if not thousands of years old. The locusts had an advanced class structure, a largely worshiped unidentified religion, its own architecture and culture, etc etc. Its doubtful that they made all this in thirty years.

If I recall though, there was a file in Gears 2 in the "Origins" level about a girl who was being tested on with the Sires, who escaped. Likely the Queen.

All will be revealed in Gears 4.


That's very interesting; so you don't believe that the scientist lady has anything to do with the Queen?
#5 Edited by yogetoutdaway (126 posts) -

Well, in the Gears 2 level called "Origins" we find out that, in the past, the human "subjects" at the New Hope Facility were taken to Mount Kadar, which was later determined to be the entrance to the Locust capital. We also find out that the Sires (who were never refered to as "subjects", but rather "the genetic bridge to our future") were left behind at the facility for futher observation. Given that "sire" can mean forefather or progenator, we might infer that the Sires where the original Locust in the Hollow before the humans came along and did some kind of funky sci-fi experimentation that gave rise to the modern Locust.
 
I don't know about the Queen, though. Not sure how people came to think that she and the science lady are one in the same, so I'm definitely missing something.

#6 Posted by yogetoutdaway (126 posts) -

HA! That sounds funny!
#7 Posted by yogetoutdaway (126 posts) -

Goddamn this dude can drone on worse than a woman! Angry, pasty, bearded whining is for jerks, Will Smith.

#8 Posted by yogetoutdaway (126 posts) -
@OllyOxenFree: How did that whole "Ashley is a racist" thing start? From what I remember she regards Terra Firma with contempt. Maybe people were just put off by her being a Jesus fangirl.
#9 Posted by yogetoutdaway (126 posts) -

Man, part of what makes Mass Effect awesome is all the stuff that the codex adds to it. If a person's only exposure to Mass Effect is a movie, how are they supposed to know the history of all the races and how all the tech works? Also, I hope Shepard isn't a character in the movie.

#10 Posted by yogetoutdaway (126 posts) -

Interesting read. I never really had a problem will the turret section, for me the parts that made me want to break the disk were the parts where you cross the bridge (I never have a good time platforming in a first person game) and the strider fights at the end because I couldn't figure out how to dole out a trio of rockets without losing 50-80% health.
 
As far as the story, I wish the explanation for the alien discovery and occupation of Earth wasn't reduced to "portal storms." How am I supposed to know what that means? Also, I wish I could see the lower half of Freeman's body in the field of view when I look down because it's lame when all I see is a floating hand.