I still remember the day I first picked up Mass Effect. I'd already played Dragon Age: Origins and loved it, so diving into BioWare's science fiction universe felt like the next step. I was still pretty new to video games, so every new adventure felt especially exciting as I got used to just how immersive this medium… Continue reading N7 Day: Reflecting on My First Experience with “Mass Effect”
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… Continue reading 5 Reasons to Relive the Original “Mass Effect” Trilogy
As someone who plays a lot of role-playing video games, I’m pretty used to making decisions in my RPGs. Sometimes the simplest action can impact the story in a big way later. It makes immersing yourself in a game feel very interactive and exciting. But how do video games handle the process of offering decisions… Continue reading Decision-Making in Video Games: Should We See the Butterfly Effect or Not?