So I finally caved and bought the first Mass Effect
after I'd heard a lot about it and was interested, and so far I like it. I'd never actually played a Bioware RPG, though I watched Angelo play Knights of the Old Republic
at one point, but that doesn't count.
One thing you can do is customize how your character looks, so here's mine.( Read more... )
It was only later that I realized I'd essentially made (the modern) Batwoman.( Read more... )
Yeah. I swear I didn't intend that, and it was only later that I went "Wait... pale redhead with green eyes OH SON OF A--" This is what happens when you're a nerd, your interests intersect unintentionally. I think some Captain Janeway wound up in her appearance too, which would make sense since I loved
Janeway when I was a kid and that turned out to be one of the early clues about me being gay. Interestingly I really didn't care much about Seven of Nine despite the fact that she was supposed to be the hot one.
Another part of this RPG is a sort of "moral choice" system that lets you choose what to say and what actions to take, with the two axis being Paragon and Renegade. Basically, Goody Two Shoes and Total Douchebag respectively. Me being me I've mostly gone the Paragon route, though early when I was playing I made a choice that I thought would just keep someone there so I could keep talking to him, mainly saying "You're not going anywhere", but the game interpreted that as me shooting them in cold blood. Oy. I then loaded it from the last save point and redid it since I did not intend to do that. Though the good part about the Goody Two Shoes route is that you can convince thugs that they're better off finding another job rather than get into a firefight, which considering how often I die during the combat parts is a very good thing.