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.
Could Have Been Great
Here are four games that could have been much better with just a little more work.
Marvel's Civil War
Team Cap or Team Iron Man? More importantly, what basis would you use for making that decision?
The Witch Watch
My first REAL published book, about a guy who comes back from the dead due to a misunderstanding.
What was the problem with the Playstation 3 hardware and why did Sony build it that way?
A horrible, railroading, stupid, contrived, and painfully ill-conceived roleplaying campaign. All in good fun.