I don’t know if 2021 (as a year) was better or worse than 2020 — they were both pretty rough! — but I find myself feeling a tad more optimistic than I did before. We could hem and haw about it until the cows come home, but I do believe that ’21 was a much better year for new releases in ’20, so I don’t feel the need to go overly snarky and make my list entirely out of remasters. This was a great year for games, and I want to recognize the wide variety of brand-new, original releases that captivated me throughout the year.
Tag: Mass Effect
A Space Opera For The Ages
HIGH One of the best stories in gaming.
LOW Weak boss fights across the trilogy.
WTF That giant robot in Mass Effect 2.
To help celebrate the impending release of the Mass Effect Legendary Edition, the good people over at BioWare have created some freebies for fans to enjoy.
It’s rare that we post news here at GameCritics, but once in a while something pops up that I’m sure our readers will want to know about. So, in preparation for the upcoming Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, we’re sharing the below info (in a condensed fashion) which was provided to us by EA/Bioware PR.
HIGH The game mostly works!
LOW It mostly works.
WTF Sure, don’t explain what those meters do until the end of the game.
A Night to Remember
HIGH Finally bringing the entire team on a mission.
LOW Dr. Chakwas was a no-show.
WTF Finding Kasumi going through Shep's panty drawer.
Something interesting I noticed this year was a trend of push-back against "choice" games in which the player did not get to control every outcome. The two biggest examples which spring to mind are, of course, The Walking Dead and Mass Effect 3.
HIGH "Time to find allies… The story of my life."
LOW Coming back to Mass Effect 3 for pre-ending DLC felt more than strange.
WTF Where the hell was Aria’s couch?