Mar. 21st, 2012

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This is a five-point defense of the players who disliked the ending of Mass Effect 3, so naturally there are A TON OF SPOILERS should you choose to read it. At the risk of becoming, as I worried with my roommate last night, the backlash against the backlash, I still find these arguments lacking. There is exactly one point they raise on which I agreed, but that was a logical error so out of line with the events of the ending that, like or dislike, stands out like a colossal WTF?

I hereby resolve to stop protesting against the backlash. Haters gonna hate, I believe, is the thing the kids say. And who knows? If I play through a second time with Renegade Shepard and like the ending less, I might be among them. Bloody unlikely, but we'll see.

What I'm most contemplating now, though, is a re-play through the whole series, stopping along the way to pick up a couple of the DLC adventures from the first two games that I never played. (Yes, you read that right: there was something branded Mass Effect, a video game no less, that I have not played!) I'm still mightily opposed on grounds of fuck EA and their enforced new-game buying tactics, DLC shouldn't be used as a bribe to get people to pay for your game or prevented from having if you don't, etc., etc. But my high and mighty standards stand weak before my love of these games. I don't expect my willpower to last.

In other video gaming news, has anybody out there played Heavy Rain and can anyone explain to me why the game wouldn't be, like, immediately solved by the protagonist just going to the fucking police in the first place!?!? Even with abusive asshole cop in charge of the investigation! It would be better! [ profile] moonlightalice and [ profile] wellgull are watching me go through the story--which I bumped down to easy difficulty because the game play is that much not fun--and we're all in fits about how stupid absolutely everything the hero does is. Every five seconds, I'm hissing Call the poliiiiicccccceeeeeeeee.


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