Okay, over the half decade Mass Effect has been out, the gameplay mechanics have been altered significantly from game to game, leading to an interesting mixture of action and RPG gameplay. From my perspective, i can see that there are areas of each game that would be better suited to the other titles and i've compiled the things i've personally noticed into my ideal Mass Effect game. Firstly, i would take the leveling and experience setup from the initial game and bring it forward into games 2 and 3. To me, this would alleviate the "not RPG" feel of the 2nd and 3rd games. Second, i would have kept the overheat mechanic of the first as well, because going from infinite ammo with a short cooldown to the thermal clip system seems like a step…Read more >
Having been a science fiction fan since birth, i find myself doing my utmost to learn about the armor systems of the various games i play. Because there are so many different games that involve unique body armor of some sort or another, i shall condense this to a more managable list of 5 different suits: The N7 armor of Mass Effect, Mjolnir of Halo, Aquila of Warhammer 40,000, Nanosuit of Crysis and the T-51b of Fallout. The first observation i will make is that these suits are either fully powered armor, as in the armor supports in own weight, or semi powered, in that it augments the wearer's strength and assists in the heavy lifting. The comparisons shall be protectiveness, hazmat protection, and practicality.
The N7 suit o…Read more >
okay, i'm going to start out by saying that none, literally none of the matches i have been in lately have had any semblance of intelligence behind the players. most players i end up will end up either A: rushing large groups of enemies as some terribly unsuitable class and dying or B: stand around plinking the enemies with a Predator while the rest of us take up the slack. Considering that six months have passed since i last played ME3 online, and the horde of suddenly expensive DLC packs, i still find that using a Turian Soldier with powers built around Marksman can frequently carry the game. Let me explain my strategy. My first action upon entering a game is to find a nice defensible position and take cover while i wait for the enemies …Read more >
Now that we know the fate of the Illusive Man, do you really think he was as evil as the Alliance made him out to be? Or do you think, as i do, that he was the victim of bad writing. let me explain. In ME, w saw the results of several Cerberus operations resulting in the death of an Alliance Admiral. leading up to that mission, it's made out that Cerberus is a bad organization that does terrible things for no apparent reason. Then in ME2, you see that Cerberus is split up into cells that operate independently of one another but they all have to report back to The Illusive Man with status updates and what not. This revealing in the second game shows that while Cerberus may do bad things, they have an ulterior motive, keeping humanity afloat…Read more >