Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Evolution of Mass Effect

By | 2017-09-08T21:42:12+00:00 May 26th, 2013|Categories: Close Looks, Retrospective, Video Games|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Part Three of Critical Mass Effect

[SPOILER WARNING: As with all entries in the Critical Mass Effect series, this contains various degrees of spoilers, in this case for Mass Effect 2]

The unimaginatively titled Mass Effect 2 may as well have been called Mass Effect². Bioware’s approach to the sequel seems to have been to take everything that was distinct about Mass Effect and […]

What Mass Effect Got Right

By | 2017-09-08T21:42:12+00:00 May 4th, 2013|Categories: Close Looks, Retrospective, Video Games|Tags: , , , , , , |

Part Two of Critical Mass Effect

In the last entry, I highlighted the most egregious problems of Mass Effect. But the fact remains that I’ve played it to completion twice, when I don’t manage to complete most of the games I start. Clearly, it’s doing something right. To round out my coverage of the first Mass Effect, I’ll take a stab at explaining […]