March 11th, 2012

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Mass Effect 3 feelings!

I got through Mass Effect 3! I have so many good feelings about this game and its blatant emotional manipulation. It felt like the last season of a good TV show, trekking on through a bunch of old dangling plot threads and getting some resolution to them, getting to revisit old friends and old enemies.

The apocalyptic wartime ambiance of the game is pretty amazing, I think. It hangs over everything you do, every choice you make, every place you visit. I love the little moments where you can carve out little pockets of happiness amongst all the darkness. It's kind of weird to admit this, but I don't think I particularly cared deeply about the story of this series until this game. You run around doing all this stuff, and it's supposed to feel urgent and personal and connected to you and your character, but it doesn't, not entirely. I am usually pretty good at doing pure paragon and pure renegade playthroughs because I don't care enough about the choices to make a huge decision. On the other hand, this one punched me in all my feelings everywhere. I'm not sure I could do a renegade playthrough. It would be too emotionally painful.

Anyway, I'm guessing you're here to talk about the ending (if you've gotten there).

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I have more feelings if you want to talk about them! ALL THE FEELINGS.

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