Mass Effect 2 character on the left, rebuilt Mass Effect 3 character on the right.
As you may or may not be aware, there are widespread reports of people being unable to import their Mass Effect 2 character’s appearance into Mass Effect 3. Specifically, this is occurring when attempting to import a character who’s appearance remained untouched between ME1 and ME2.
While this is obviously frustrating for many people, I myself took it as an opportunity to correct certain…atrocities my female Renegade Shepard was previously subjected to.
Countless lives have been lost in a battle that has raged across the galaxy. Alliances have been formed, enemies have been made, and the final battle looms. In just a few days, Bioware will deliver their conclusion to a trilogy that has truly blurred the lines between video game and narrative.
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I was pretty sick last week, hence the lack of updates on the site. It felt like it was a cold on steroids…definitely not the flu, but still quite nasty. It wasn’t until late Friday that I was feeling well enough to do some gaming, but I did a TON of it over the weekend.
I started up Mass Effect 2 again so that I could complete a playthrough with my Female Renegade Shepard (I’ve got 13 hours and 54 minutes on the savegame) Even though it’s been two years since I wrote it, my original review for ME2 still represents my opinion today. I find this to be quite interesting…I figured I would view the game differently now, but that’s apparently not the case.
On Friday, I also got started on making an additional dent in our 2012 backlog by loading up Chrono Trigger when I wasn’t sleeping or playing ME2. I’ve got a little over 10 hours on it, and just beat the Guru on Mt. Woe. It’s really odd: I’m trying to go through it as if I were the age I would have been when it was first released (I would have been 11), and it’s really cool, but I feel like Final Fantasy VI and Secret of Mana/Evermore were better (which I was busy playing when Chrono Trigger originally released, hence why I didn’t play it back then.) Don’t get me wrong, I really like (love?) the game, it’s just that it hasn’t been the earth-shattering experience I’ve been told to expect. Maybe it’s because I don’t have any nostalgia attached to it? ::shrug:: Who knows. It’s definitely good though, and I look forward to going through it again at some point after I finish it. Ironically, it gave me even MORE appreciation for Radiant Historia, which quickly became one of my favorite games of all time.
Over the course of this week and the coming weekend, I hope to finish off both ME2 and Chrono Trigger, paving the way for more backlog goodness. Hmm…perhaps L.A. Noire will be next? We’ll see!