Tag Archives: Commander Shepard

Best VGM 359 – Mass Effect 3 – Purgatory Nightclub

The official song is ‘Staggered’ by Ekstrak. I prefer to call it the ‘Shepard Shuffle Song’

Beyond The Finale, There’s A Game In There – Mass Effect 3 Review

MASS EFFECT 3 (2012) – BIOWARE

In a nice touch, the boxart is reversible – on the other side you will find the female version of Shepard pulling a pose

Yes. The ending is pretty disappointing.

I apologise for starting a review so bluntly, but it seems that whenever I have witnessed Mass Effect 3 being mentioned in conversation, it is the finale that is the immediate point of contention. Rarely has the conclusion of a game been so poorly received; Bioware were only just cleared of a ridiculous court case that claimed that the game broke advertising rules by not giving players a satisfying ending based on their playing history with the franchise. The thing is though, it’s really quite sad – because ending aside, Mass Effect 3 is an excellent game and has much to praise. Continue reading Beyond The Finale, There’s A Game In There – Mass Effect 3 Review

Less Space, More Guns And No Elevators – Mass Effect 2 Review

MASS EFFECT 2 (2010) – BIOWARE

Shepard, Miranda and Thane look to wage war on the EA logo

Back when I reviewed the original Mass Effect near to a year ago, I claimed that it was a fine game and a excellent space opera produced at the first attempt by Bioware, but that it could do with a bit of refinement. When the long-anticipated sequel was released in 2010, it seemed to have done the trick amongst critics – instantly becoming one of the best reviewed games of this generation. But having played it myself, I can’t quite agree with the unanimous praise for the game; it is undoubtedly a superior product overall, but something about it doesn’t quite click. Continue reading Less Space, More Guns And No Elevators – Mass Effect 2 Review