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The End of Mass Effect

By |2014-10-19T18:47:30+00:00October 19th, 2014|Categories: Close Looks, Retrospective, Video Games|Tags: , , , , , |

Part Four of Critical Mass Effect

This is the fourth and final part of Critical Mass Effect, a close look at the Mass Effect series. Previous entries are:

This final entry looks at Mass Effect 3, […]

The Evolution of Mass Effect

By |2017-09-08T21:42:12+00:00May 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 […]

Mass Effect’s Astoundingly Inept Sidequests

By |2017-09-08T21:42:12+00:00April 20th, 2013|Categories: Close Looks, Retrospective, Video Games|Tags: , , , , , |

A Special Presentation from Critical Mass Effect

Author’s Note: This is the first entry in Critical Mass Effect, a compendium of articles on Bioware’s ambitious, troubled space opera trilogy. The next two entries will focus on everything wrong and right in the series’ first entry, but my contempt for that game’s sidequests needed an entry of its own.

Mass Effect’s sidequests are not all […]