Tag Archives: Commander Shepard

Initial Impressions of Mass Effect: Andromeda!

Sure, it’s not quite like the Mass Effect trilogy, but so far I’m loving Mass Effect: Andromeda. Here are a few things I’m enjoying about it as I play. =)

You can also read my game diary as I track my progress and experiences in the game here! I’d love to compare notes!

Thanks for watching! =)

— Ashley

 

5 Reasons to Relive the Original “Mass Effect” Trilogy

Today is the launch of the new Mass Effect game, Andromeda. As a huge fan of the original Mass Effect trilogy, this game is a day one purchase for me that I’m excited to sink the next few weeks of my life into.

But it’s those first three Mass Effect games — the original trilogy — that made me fall in love with this series. The first games follow Commander Shepard, and I have an extreme fondness for that character and story. They’ll stick with me forever.

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Inhabiting a Character: My Favorite RPG Leads

Role-playing video games are how I got into games in the first place. The ability to create a character is a liberating experience. It’s starts with how the character looks, then goes on to how the character acts in their world through my in-game decisions.

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Playing Batman as Full-on Cheesy Hero in Telltale’s Series

I have a soft spot for playing a hard-ass in video games. Anytime I get dialogue choices and moral decisions in games like Knights of the Old RepublicMass EffectinFAMOUS, or Telltale Games series, I go Sith on everybody. I don’t like to persuade with my heroism; I resort to threats. My characters call people on their bullshit, intimidate to get respect, and act like they own every dungeon or spaceport they walk into. It’s really fun, in part because that’s not at all how I would act in real life.

But playing Telltale’s Batman series, I decided to play the hero like I’ve always seen him: a good guy who believes in the law.

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