Monday, November 24, 2014

The Pull List: Spider-Woman #1 Review

I'm going to go ahead and reveal to you that this post right here? It is going to be a fucking rant, filled with as many expletives as I can muster, as much fury as I can call down from the heavens. It may not even be coherent, and I could not care a single bit less.

Because really.

WHAT. THE. FUCK. IS. THIS. SHIT.
Spider-Woman #1 Regular Cover
Via Marvel Comics
Also, yes, there are going to be spoilers.  

30 Day Mass Effect Challenge, Day 24: Opinion on the Genophage?

It's safe to say that I've given the genophage a lot of thought, given my not-so-understated love of the krogan, and my answer will probably not surprise you. I am surprisingly consistent when it comes to my giant warrior turtles.
Via Gelvuun on DeviantArt

Sunday, November 23, 2014

30 Day Mass Effect Challenge, Day 23: Saddest Moment in the Games

Mordin Sacrifices Himself
Mass Effect 3, Priority Tuchanka

Not going to lie, I was deeply affected when Mordin started singing his "Scientist Salarian" song. It's even worse if you play renegade and can't convince him to let the STG sabotage run its course (if you killed Wrex and/or Bakara dies). Nope, I'm not going to link to that video because it hurts my heart just a little bit more than I'd like to admit.

Later on, in the Citadel DLC, Shepard discovers a tablet with several audio recordings, which seem to actually make his death that much more poignant. He was such an incredibly complex character - arguably one of the best written from the whole series - that, the more you found out about him, the more you wished he would have survived. But like he said, it had to be him.

"Someone else might have gotten it wrong."

Mordin's Final Goodbye

Saturday, November 22, 2014

30 Day Mass Effect Challenge, Day 22: Hardest Part of the Games

I've been pretty honest when it comes to how I play games: if things get too difficult, I will put down the controller and walk away. It's not that I don't appreciate a challenge - and I am quite competitive - but you cannot convince me to spend hours trying to beat the game on legendary or insanity or whatever title the developers on various games went with. With Mass Effect, I did try playing on insanity, but when the damn varren had shields? Nope. Done. And plus, I was playing the game for the story, character development, and friendships/romances, not for its FPS aspects.

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Pull List: Wonder Woman #36 Review

Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh.

I didn't have high hopes for this one, guys. I saw the cheesecake cover in Previews and discovered that the writer, Meredith Finch, has only written for Zenoscope Entertainment. You know, the publisher of the masterpieces that are the various GFT (Grimm's Fairy Tales) series.

(Oh, and there are no spoilers here, since I didn't get pissed off enough to include any. So feel free to read away!)

30 Day Mass Effect Challenge, Day 21: Worst Part of the Games

As much as I love sandbox style games, there is one part of them that I detest: traveling. Even if they give you a vehicle, like the horses or carriages in Assassin's Creed, the simple idea of roaming through the countryside, after a while, gets ... how to put this lightly. Fucking annoying. And then you have otherwise awesome games - Halo: Reach, for example - that insert driving levels into otherwise total FPS gameplay. I get it, the developers wanted to give some variety, but fuck, if those weren't my least favorite parts to play.

Which, of course, brings us to today's challenge: the worst part of the games. And, if you've played Mass Effect, you probably already know where I'm going with this.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

30 Day Mass Effect Challenge, Day 20: Best Part of the Games

The best part of the Mass Effect series is also the one of the worst parts, so today's challenge question is going to seem ... kind of contradictory? I don't know. You be the judge.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

30 Day Mass Effect Challenge, Day 19: Best Antagonist

I kind of wish that Harbinger was my answer here. He had such potential as a major antagonist, possessing the Collectors and forcing them to do his (and the other Reapers' bidding), and I was more than primed for a showdown in Mass Effect 3. And then Bioware gave me ... well, he was there, shooting his Laser o' Death, and then just flew off. Because ... reasons. It's not like I wanted another Sovereign-style ending, but come on, Shepard said Harbinger's name with such menace that it seemed really anticlimactic and well, more of a foot note sort of thing. Like, meh, whatever, go deal with that Star Child person on the Citadel; he's the one who matters.

Right.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Happy Birthday, Sister Person!!

Today is my lovely sister's 28th birthday!






Happy birthday, Stefers! Go on over to her blog and show her some birthday love!

30 Day Mass Effect Challenge, Day 18: Best Protagonist (NPC)

"You can stay here and let old wounds fester as krogan have always done. Or you can fight the enemy you were born to destroy, and win a new future for our children. I choose to fight. Who will join me?"
Urdnot Bakara/"Eve" from Mass Effect 3
Via Mass Effect Wiki
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