A decade ago, Mass Effect inspired a whole generation of gamers. Players must help shape a galaxy-sized narrative through the choices they make while playing. Thenin a storm of controversy. The ripple effects of that moment are still being felt today, and well beyond the gaming community.
But it’s not bad at all. There is enough pink nostalgia for the Mass Effect universe – CNET’s Sean Keane calls it “the video game equivalent of the original Star Wars trilogy” – thatjust dated a this includes all three games and pretty much all of the downloadable content. Yes, they improved their game.
These are just two of the in-depth features and thought-provoking comments that appeared on CNET this week. So this is it. Here are the must-see stories:
Commentary: The conclusion of the Mass Effect Trilogy was the catalyst for a type of online outrage that has grown stronger and stronger over the past decade.
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Even if you’re just there to kick the ogres around, there is an underlying base of knowledge that holds it all together.
Comment: The remastered collection of trilogies simultaneously makes you nostalgic for a bygone era and excites you for the future of the beloved sci-fi series.