Stolen Pixels #137: Breen Interviews Commander Shepard

By Shamus
on Oct 27, 2009
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Last time around people were asking if Breen was going to interview the male or female version of Commander Shepard. Now you can find out. Also, Breen now has a sidekick. I should have thought of that ages ago.

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  1. Rutskarn says:

    Part of me was kinda hoping for Adrian Shepherd.

  2. bbot says:

    The metrocop’s speech bubble in the final panel looks odd.

  3. Yar Kramer says:

    Same here, Ruskarn. But he’s a Corporal, not a Commander. Somebody needs to do something with the idea of mixing them up … ;)

    That said, I suppose games with karma-meters ought to have some sort of … notification on the save-file of what they did, maybe …

  4. chabuhi says:

    Does Dr. Breen work for Worldwide Pants?

  5. Kdansky says:

    “Mass Applause”

    I am not sure if I should cringe or cheer.

  6. Magnus says:

    You mention the choices in ME1 being important for ME2, but I deleted the game long before this was made known.

    I wonder if you don’t have a savegame, you’ll be able to tell the game what choices you made during character creation?

    The first game was a bit disappointing really. I didn’t like the combat, I didn’t like the conversation wheel, I didn’t like the mako.

    I expect I may give this a miss.

  7. Lilfut says:

    Fun fact: I’ve read this already.

    I’m subscribed to both TS and SP’s RSS feed (yes, SP has its own feed).

  8. chabuhi says:

    It’s funny — I usually find myself only agreeing with the criticisms of some of these games in hindsight. I liked the random planet hunting in ME1 when I played it, but after the fact I had to admit that it was pretty pointless. Same thing happened to me with Fable 1 — loved it while playing, but looking back had to agree with many of the critics.

  9. RedClyde says:

    This one made me laugh out loud. “I can be a woman. If you want.” XD

  10. Hal says:

    Hm . . . the whole “Start the sequel with a save game from the last game” was one of my favorite features of the old Sierra Quest for Glory series. Shame, that . . . I never got to play #4, and I hear that #5, the last in the series, was both a huge departure from the previous games and a big disappointment. And unless someone has been tinkering with the code, there’s no way any computer today would run those games in a playable fashion.

    What were we talking about again?

  11. Corsair says:

    I play Quest for Glory. You just need DosBox. Shadows of Darkness, the fourth game, is buggy as all hell, unfortunately, but it makes up for it by being, imo, the best game of the series by a good stretch. Also, a group called AGD Interactive has released a free remake of Trial By Fire.

    http://agdinteractive.com/

  12. Hal says:

    Y’know, I’ve tried various programs that deal with the hardware. I don’t remember if DOSBox was one of them. I do remember that none of them worked right, because there were certain parts of the game that somehow got around the fix and worked off of the processor speed itself.

  13. Vladius says:

    I love the idea of a Metro Cop being a comical servant character who thinks he knows what’s in Breen’s best interest.

  14. Drew says:

    It looks like the first three Quest For Glory games are available on GameTap as well. I’ve no idea how they run, but I’ve had good results with my limited interaction with the free GameTap games, so I’d say there’s at least a chance they work well.

  15. Rutskarn says:

    The only thing the save-continuation reminds me of is Baldur’s Gate. I remember just about crapping a brick when I found out I could just import Meyers seamlessly into the sequel, and then on to the thrilling conclusion.

    Unrelated note: I sent the e-mail, but I’ve had some troubles on my end recently, so let me know if you haven’t gotten it yet.

  16. Nyaz says:

    Hmm I guess I won’t be using my own Shepard in Mass Effect 2. Why? Well, I bought it for PC, then BioWare decided it was a brilliant idea to release a patch that completely borked Mass Effect for me (bluescreens of death, sound completely garbled). So I don’t trust that at all. I’ll be getting the Xbox 360 version, thank you very much.

  17. Deoxy says:

    Two whole days with a post… Shamus, are you ill? or DEAD? No complaint here, really, just noticing a very rare break in the ongoing flow of words around here…

  18. SolkaTruesilver says:

    @Deoxy

    Shush. Don’t say the D-word man, it’s just grim.

    I’ll tell you, it’s of bad luck to say “day”

    (Seriously, maybe he just got ill/somebody around him. We’ll get news when we’ll get news. Some people here actually have his phone numbers and will be able to inform us if needs to be)

  19. Martin Annadale says:

    Starting to get a little worried now….

  20. SolkaTruesilver says:

    He’s okay folk!

    He’s been doing some overtime with Borderland, that’s all. Be secured!

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