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


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.


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

The Pull List for November 19, 2014

So, as you may know, the next few weeks are going to be absolutely ape-shit crazy, so I'm not going to be able to put as much effort into The Pull List as I'd like. I have so much packing and tossing and selling and donating to do that I might just cry, so I'm going to revert to my old way of doing this for the next little bit: blurb for a few and then list the rest. Hopefully, once we get moved, everything will settle down? Please?

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Pull List: Drifter #1 Review

I don't know if it's this way in every comic book shop around the U.S., but in the last few I've frequented - including the current one at which I work - whenever a new Image comic comes out, people take notice. I guess with the success of The Walking Dead and Saga, both of which have issues that are worth well into the multiple hundreds of dollars, customers just want to be ahead of the game, especially if they are big time collectors. We even have one customer who wants every single Image first issue of anything, even if he never picks up the rest of the series. For me, however, I have the privilege of testing the waters prior to purchase, so I don't always have to worry that all of the issues will be gone by the time I am able to make it to the store. When I picked up the first issue of Drifter, though, I had the feeling that I was reading the beginning of something that was going to be very successful.

30 Day Mass Effect Challenge, Day 17: Worst Mission/Loyalty Quest/Side Mission/DLC

At first, I was going to do one of each, but then I got to thinking. Which one do I absolutely loathe playing? I mean, yes, I am annoyed that I have to waste my time aboard the corpse of the Estevanico; I don't enjoy updating Thane every time Talid moves; driving the Mako over all that stupid terrain to get salarian IDs, various resources, the asari matriarch's writings, etc. is mind-numbing. But I shrug and just do them. Because they, for the most part, give me war assets in the end (not the Estevanico one, but whatever - it's a quick mission and those museum people send me a nice email afterward).

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