897 Cusp.

First of all, many thanks to those of you who voted me for the thing the other day.  Many enemies were crushed.  I’ll get to the uncrushed ones soon enough…

I’m not actually sure what the final point of that whole thing is actually, or how it works going forward, but I guess If I need you guys for anything later on I’ll let you know.  XD

I’ve secured The Adventures Of Tintin for viewing later.  I’ll let you know how that goes. 

I finally cancelled my netflix account since they haven’t updated their anime catalog in quite some time.  Having watched all the Doctor Who I neded to, and most of the anime available, it was becoming almost impossible to find anything worth seeing that I couldn’t see for free some other way, or with better services I already pay for. 

I downloaded the demo for Resident Evil: Revalations a while back.  I’m sick of the series, but the demo was really well done.  I could see the title doing well.  You can only play a little section of it, but you get 30 tries before it deletes itself, or something.  The countdown is such bullshit because you have access to such a small section most people are going to get sick of it long before 30 tries are up.  I was sick of it after 2.  Honestly if someone want’s to play the same ten minute section of your game, over and over, just fucking let them.  They’re either too poor to get the game proper, which is bad enough, or there’s something badly wrong with them.  Why Capcom gotta be a dick about everything anymore?  That’s not much of a slight really, but Capcom’s relationship with its fans is getting more and more adversarial.  I swear they are actively trolling Megaman fans at this point. 

I managed to get the Mass Effect 3 demo to download.  Took almost 8 hours, but whatever, I guess…  I’ve been away from Mass Effect long enough that I don’t clearly remember how it played in 2.  I just remember being a total badass by the end and how awesome the story was.  I did not feel that way in the demo.  And rightly so really.  You’re dropped into situations where you’re supposed to be at a disadvantage.  I would have liked access to a sniper rifle though.  I ended up shotgunning almost everyone because I can’t aim for shit.  After a few hours of play maybe I’ll adjust.  As it stands now, if you are a wall in ME3 I am your worst nightmare.  Stationary objects are fucked!  I really disliked how the enemies tossed grenades constantly.  It seemed like they had an endless supply of the damn things.  Anyway, it was nice to see Xrex, Garrus, Mordin, and Liara again.  There’s really no character that I don’t want access too.  My top picks for squads are any combination of Tali, Garrus, Wrex, or Thane.

In my playthrough Kaiden died, and I romanced Ashley. (I played a version where I went with Liara, but I think that file got corrupted. It may be inverted though.) In 2 I romanced Tali, and on another try I went for Miranda.  So that’s two possible playthroughs right there.  Honestly, I never want to play Mass Effect ever again.  I could play 2 a few more times if need be.  Ideally there will be some way to start a character fresh while still making all the choices possible between the various games.  2 Had that comic thing you could do.  I never used it, but I may for a future platthrough.  Hopefully something like that will exist for 3.

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Well, there’s alwaye Escape from New York on Netflix. Loved that movie. Oh and the Firefly series and Serenity!

Mass Effect 3 has been built to awesome. If it feels depressing, good. That’s what you’re going to be feeling and what you’re supposed to be feeling throughout the game. What you’re also supposed to be feeling is the awe and shock moments-there are a lot of those. ME3 has impressed me immensely with it’s story. Not spoiling anything- YOU ARE FREAKING MAKING ALLINACES WITH OPPOSING RACES! You do get closure on your choices from way back in ME! and ME2 and they come back to you in the coolest way. Oh and Conrad Verner is suddenly cool as well(Yeah that was a shock to me)

-Sorry tl;dr

I still can’t bring myself to care about a Mass Effect game. Tried the first, hated the “morality” system, loathed the Mako controls, got pissed off that my supposed infiltration based character had to fight everything rather than sneak around it (infiltration style) and never finished the damned thing.

I also got tired of chasing after sub-plots about ten minutes into the thing. Damned sub-plots. I suppose I could be interested in the third if I find out they got rid of the artificial time limits (the sections where they say hurry and get to the next point before bad thing happens, only you get to wander around outside for however long you like only to show up at the same time, generally right before or barely too late…)

I think the demo download play limit is what more and more companies are doing since a lot of people who do demos just play that demo over and over again. They state they have no interest in buying or even renting the game due to their ability to play that limited scope demo over and over again. I think the demo limit is to encourage people to pass it around to people who do not have wifi connection.

Plus in all honesty twice is what you really need to use that demo for to get how the game mechanics work and that bit isn’t in the actual game. The game has a lot more content and characters to play through. The coop works well provided you don’t have someone who has a shit connection which would cause lag.

Seriously lovin’ Nina’s hair. That kind of style is what’s been inspiring me to grow mine back out (cut it REAL short to save time and ripping with a toddler).

Loving Mass Effect 3. Great game, and worth purchasing. The demo will give you of a mission in Act 1. You WILL end up being a bad-ass again easily, and the best way to play is with a imported file from ME2. Also, that comic-book DLC will allow you to make all the important(but not all…some things you HAVE to play ME1 to get)choices without having to play the series from scratch again.

Also, Nina’s hair IS awesome lately. :)

…I feel like I have to explain my comment before I make it. I’m a total Portal fangirl who’s current OTP is Chelley.
That said…
…Bit of a Wheatley moment there, John. With the back-tracking, and the word-stumbling, and the general social awkwardness.

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