I know I’ve been kind to dear old Mass Effect this second time around, but this thing with the Mako magically appearing in the garage is bonkers. I can’t believe nobody took the time to justify or lampshade this. In fact, it kind of reminds me of Ye Olde Plot Door Rant, where there’s a pointlessly obstructionist NPC who controls access to a painfully contrived locked door. You have to do this long, roundabout quest to get the door open, and when it’s over you discover that the door lock only ever applied to you.
This could have been done better.
Also, when the VI pops up and says, “It looks like you’re trying to restore the facility”, it really makes me think of Clippy The Office Assistant. I never noticed it before, but now I can’t escape the notion that this must have been intentional.
Do It Again, Stupid
One of the highest-rated games of all time has some of the least interesting gameplay.
What did web browsers look like 20 years ago, and what kind of crazy features did they have?
I'm a very casual fan of the series, but I gave Civilization VI a look to see what was up with this nuclear war simulator.
The plot of this game isn't just dumb, it's actively hostile to the player. This game hates you and thinks you are stupid.
Artless in Alderaan
People were so worried about the boring gameplay of The Old Republic they overlooked just how boring and amateur the art is.