One thing that Mass Effect 2 was known for was its great DLC added to the campaign. Kasumi wasn’t as praised as the rest, but there is no doubt that Overlord and The Shadow Broker DLC will remain my favorite added content for a long time to come. Too bad the same can’t be said for what has come out for ME3. [Read more...]
Whether you were a fan of the ending of Mass Effect’s trilogy or not, it’s hard not to be excited for the campaign DLC that this series has had to offer (need I remind you about Lair of the Shadow Broker?). Yet that was before the series had come to an end, begging the question if this DLC is even necessary. [Read more...]
Throughout the Mass Effect series there have been many elusive presences in the galaxy, none more so than the Shadow Broker (the Illusive Man falls short on a spelling technicality). Thankfully with the new DLC for Mass Effect 2, titled Lair of the Shadow Broker, we are finally getting some answers about this mysterious character. [Read more...]
Kasumi’s Stolen Memory introduces another addition to Shepard’s squad. Keeping with the team of many talents, Kasumi offers up some pretty nice skills thanks to her master thief career path, which is exactly why she has been recommended for your mission (if you have already completed this mission as I have, AKA beaten the game, then just consider it one less vacancy on the Normandy. Stupid Collectors…). In return for her services she asks the favor that Shepard help steal back something that was stolen from her late partner. [Read more...]
A few years ago BioWare opened my eyes to what RPGs could really be like with the first Mass Effect, a game that wasn’t hard to love. It created a massive universe with humans as the babies of the species still needing to prove themselves among a broad group of alien races that were all fleshed out with histories, cultures, and lives of their own. Putting our best foot forward with a military man named Shepard, he hunted the galaxy in the search to better integrate our species into this vast universe, fighting off a major, life-altering threat in the process. With the release of the greatly improved second game in the series Shepard is back, proving that it takes much more than death to keep him from standing at the helm of another larger than life adventure.
Following an epic battle to save the Citadel at the end of Mass Effect, the Normandy deserves a little pleasant “tra la la” time out in space. Instead, the crew is spending their time searching space for the reason behind why other ships are going missing. Thinking it to be a simple mission, things quickly travel up the intensity scale when a giant ship comes out of nowhere and attacks them. With the hull being torn apart around them, Shepard orders the evacuation of the crew, staying behind to help Joker escape, who he eventually manages to get to an escape pod. [Read more...]
Below you will find a Q&A between Lauren and myself in which we had a casual conversation over Mass Effect 2 and what we liked and disliked about the game, or expectations going in, and our outlook on the future of the series. So take a look if you are a fan of the series or gaming after getting pumped with one of the best video game trailers in recent memory.