Tag: Science Fiction

The Life of a Hero! – Taking a Look at the Character Alec Ryder in Mass Effect Andromeda

  Mass Effect Andromeda starts on a pretty low point. Your twin brother or sister is in a coma, your father is a busy workaholic who never really spent time with you as a child and your first mission in Andromeda is a failure. Worse, Habitat 7 claims the life of your father, forcing you …

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The Cracks in the (friend)Ship – Taking a Look at the Tempest Crew Members of Mass Effect Andromeda

  In my previous article I spoke about the squad members in Mass Effect Andromeda and how well written they were. But I also neglected to mention the crew members, who are equally important to your mission. And there’s a good reason for that. Whereas the squad mates have interesting personalities and character arcs your …

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The True Power of Friendship? – Taking a Look at the Companions in Mass Effect Andromeda

Remember that article I made predicting that Mass Effect Andromeda wouldn’t be as good as the trilogy because it didn’t have interesting companions? I was wrong. Many may disagree, but I genuinely found the Andromeda companions, both the squad and shipmates, pretty interesting characters in their own right. And while I have to admit that …

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When Krogan Start to Croak – Taking a Look at the Krogan Race in Mass Effect Andromeda

  While it needn’t be said that discluding the Quarians is a ghastly sin worthy of decapitation, there is a second race in Mass Effect Andromeda that was handled poorly: the Krogan. What is wrong with them, you may ask? Simple: The Krogan are fucking soft! I’m not talking about the pleasant kind of soft …

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Judging a Book By Its Cover? – Critiquing the Plot of Mass Effect Andromeda

  When Mass Effect Andromeda was released it got a lot of criticism for its animation and voice acting. And yeah, those are baaaaaaad. But while everyone was expressing their opinion in the healthiest of ways, a question was left unanswered: how good is the story of this game? I won’t keep you in suspense: …

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The Samurai Jack Plot Marathon – Why Season 5 of Samurai Jack Failed

  When the fifth season of Samurai Jack started I was really excited and thought it was the start of some interesting developments. The Bushido mindset Jack carried and the psychological implications were a clear indication that Genndy had done his research. There is something inherently satisfying about exploring the hero’s quest failing and seeing …

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The True Power of Friendship! – Why the Original Trilogy Was So Good

  I never buy a game at the release date anymore. In the current gaming industry it’s all too apparent that companies make the games as fast as they can and release them with a helluva lot of bugs. I think nobody will disagree that Mass Effect Andromeda had those early-release bugs: terrible animation and …

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When Work Really Pays Off – Re-imagining the End of the Mass Effect Trilogy

  Yeah, I know that this is the third article about Mass Effect 3 in a row, but I find it so fascinating simply because it was so bad that it ruined the entire franchise for a lot of gamers. You can harp that up to people being butthurt, but the fact that such a …

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Ridiculously Overpowered Big Reapers– The Biggest Flaw Of the Mass Effect Trilogy

  Everyone knows by now how Mass Effect 3 ends: you push one of three buttons and depending on the choice the story ends in a slightly different way. In my previous Mass Effect article I somewhat give an explanation as to why that happens, but there’s a second reason: the Reapers were just too …

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The Creeping Voice in Your Mind – Discussing the Indoctrination Theory of Mass Effect 3

  In preparation for Mass Effect Andromeda I decided to fire up the old trilogy and re-experience the great joy of fucking Ta- euh, of connecting with the companions and great plot this game trilogy has to offer. Though I have to say it was pretty difficult to play through Mass Effect 3, knowing the …

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