Mass effect 2 concept art
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I love you, mom.
Here are two posts that reiterate that. No other introduction is worthy.
Read: My Mother, Commander Shepard by Daniel Starkey on Gameranx.
Read: Allow Natural Death by Jenn Frank on Unwinnable.
As we go into the New Year and make resolutions, these articles serve as a good reminder as to what the true meaning of the season is: Live for yoursellf and your family and friends.
From all of us at Good Games Writing, have a Happy New Year and healthy and prosperous 2013.
I started playing Skyrim and my lizardman character is going to be unlike any character I’ve ever played in any RPG. Why?
Because he’s not going to be me.
Fyrin ai-Raghaq (or “Fyr”) is Argonian, incredibly racist, and does not care for human life. He does not value it; he regards people as a…
I can say that I roleplay to an extent. I make decisions on what I think my character would choose but I don’t like to totally limit myself. Sometimes I break the barrier and do something I would want over what the character would do even if it breaks the immersion because I don’t want to be a total slave to that character. I am after all playing the game for my own amusement. I really see why it’s fun to roleplay though and I actually am doing so in Skyrim.
My character Icarus is a professional thief who gets the job done without killing anyone or being seen. He doesn’t kill for the sake of it, only if he has no other choice. He is generally helpful if there is something to be gained from the situation. That doesn’t stop him from doing the right thing at certain moments or being honorable. I’ve avoided playing the main quest because I’m sick of always being ‘the one’ in games all the time and I definitely don’t think that my character would embrace such fame and glory. He just wants to get by quietly and make a living. He even tried to turn down being head of the thieves guild but of course had no choice in the matter because “you are a natural born leader”.
I don’t agree with the lady butt comment though, I mean yeah it’s a plus if you’re a 14 year old and you want to see a female behind jiggling but it’s more obvious to me to choose whatever gender you feel comfortable with. I feel sorry for those QA testers who can’t get over the fact that they have to stare at a mans behind for hours on end. Why are they staring in the first place? It’s not about asses. Mass Effect and other Bioware games have a serious fixation with relationships and sex. I feel sad that sometimes all I see people talking about is “who did you have sex with”. There is nothing wrong with having those subjects in games don’t get me wrong, if anything it’s a step forward to achieve a more mature type of medium but it’s certainly not the reason why I play Mass Effect. I had a strong urge to ‘get’ with nobody because that wasn’t what my Shepard was about. In the end my Shepard has had two relationships. Only because it fit in with how the game was panning out. Liara because she was endearing really and seemed to care for Shepard. In Mass Effect 2 my Shepard felt lonely and abandoned because of Liara’s absence and ended up with Jack because they seemed to gel well with each other over common issues. For me it’s not about gratuitous sex but rather that he/she felt a bond with those people and it felt right to me to make/see that happen.
I’ve played as both male and female because I’ve wanted to see both sides and in the case of Mass Effect yes, the female Shepard is the better choice due to superior voice acting.
I don’t want to seem negative about this, I really like roleplaying in games. In Star Wars The Old Republic my bounty hunter character is going to be a bit of a cold racist bastard who is in it for himself. So I’ve already got that planned out nicely. I will be making various characters in Skyrim and exploring the many moral options. It’s a spectacular game.Source: stochastic-gamer
Steam is having a sale on the whole series of Mass Effect. Amazing prices, not one to miss if you haven’t picked up ME1 or ME2 yet.
Niclas KjellstrÃ¶m Matseke