Okay, if any of you guys haven’t played through the multiplayer on the ME3 demo, I highly urge you to do so. I usually really hate multiplayer, but this is crazy fun.
Fantastic Mass Effect 3 fanart by Patryk Garret. FemShep artwork from Bioware
The only game that makes me hesitate with my mouth agape as my thumbs hover over the thumbsticks. Mass Effect to me, is the pinnacle of emotional attachment in a video game. I’m only 7 hours in Mass Effect 1, and I’m already so attached to Tali that I always pick her to be in my squad. It started this way with Miranda too, but this is more…pure, i guess, than Miranda was. I wanted Miranda out of Lust, I want Tali out of Love. But I’m scared. What if she dies?What if her death is my fault? What if our Love is the reason for her death? Could I live with that character anymore? Could I continue to play that character and not turn completely evil and wreak havoc upon the galaxy out of spite and vengeance-seeking?
To the people who haven’t played this game, you can’t possibly understand what we experience in this universe called Mass Effect. It’s beyond your comprehension. It’s foolish escapism at it’s worst and and an experience beyond comprehension at it’s best. It’s like any book, except it’s your story. Your story alone. Just hold on Tali. Please, hold on. :c
This is amazing and just what I’ve always believed; this is what ME is all about. It’s not just another game with aliens and space craft and conflict; it is another world, another life we experience that can change us as we play and becomes more than a game. It becomes a moral compass. Beautifully written, MarkyMarkV!