Although I was thoroughly engrossed in the story of Mass Effect 2, my story of Mass Effect 2, I couldn’t help but feel a little weird when Dawn was watching me play through my choices. Â Yes, this included romance dialog but even regular old paragon vs renegade type conversation. Â The world of Mass Effect isn’t any more geeky and sci-fi than Farscape, in a lot of ways it is actually more convincingly conceived, but at the same time, the movie-like presentation mixed with dinosaurs in armor and musical-singing Salarians just seemed a little too…nerdy?
As much as this is Bioware’s “blockbuster” game, there is something about the way it is presented that still lands it firmly in the domain of geekiness. Â Certainly Farscape is a geeky show but I get the feeling that non-gamers would really be willing to sit through someone’s playthrough of the game. Â Certainly the mechanics are part of it- watching someone shoot and shoot and shoot their way through a story isn’t fun if you aren’t doing the shooting. Â But is there something about the choose-your-own-adventureness of the story that diminishes it in some way? Â I’m really not sure.
The game does tell a good story, but I don’t think it really says anything new. Â I suppose it doesn’t necessarily need to but when a game is this hyped and this loved one would hope that it might deliver something more than a good heist.