on Jan 27, 2011
Tomorrow is the one year anniversary of Spoiler Warning. Today, we’re going to wrap up the Lair of the Shadow Broker DLC with a special two-part episode.
I know this is longer than most of you prefer, but if you can tough it out you will reap the following rewards:
- Mumbles and Rutskarn will beatbox their way into your heart during one of the special instrumental “oops Josh is dead again” interludes.
- I do my Doctor Claw voice.
- Rutskarn and I say something about the game that might be construed as marginally positive.
- We find out how much hard drive space Josh has.
Aside from the fact that he was a new, unique alien, I really had no idea what the Shadow Broker was like. I guessed that he looked like Bowser, as a joke. Later I guessed that he was Dr. Claw, as a joke. I guessed that he had a throne room, as a joke. I made these guesses for humorous effect, because of how stupid and absurd they sounded. Then at the end we found out he looked like Bowser, sounded like Dr. Claw, and sat around a throne room.
BioWare is like your high school sweetheart that you marry right after graduation, and then wake up one day years later and realize you simply don’t know this person anymore. Where did it all go wrong? It’s hard to say. Their attention seems to be elsewhere, and you suspect they might be wooing someone else behind your back. The only thing to do now is to start drinking and feeling sorry for yourself.
On the upside, the hook at the end was pretty cool and I can’t wait to see how the consequences of this play out in the next game!