on Feb 15, 2011
I sort of love it when games try to prove they can progress the plot without any actual combat. Forget that we’ve spent weeks watching Regina hammer her skull into the soft bellies of mercenaries, the Samara loyalty quest is different. You have to talk to people, click on stuff and listen to futuristic livejournals of sexually confused youth! All the interesting parts of being an investigator.
It’s important to note that I failed this quest three times in a row. You might be wondering why a psychotic asari wouldn’t want to melt my brain. Well, do you remember when Indiana Jones casually shoots that guy who tries to intimidate him with some sparkly sword tricks? Imagine the quest is that sword dude and I’m Indy, but I forgot my gun. Why couldn’t Shepard do what she’s good at and just solve a problem with extreme, public violence? All I wanted to do was find this woman, shoot her under the table in some scummy bar and then apologize for the mess.
That’s right, two Harrison Ford movie references. Boom.