25 Days of Favorites – Day 17

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The time has come for me to share my favorite game series with you all. Aren’t you excited? Well I am, so get there! Anyhow, I picked this series for what I hope are obvious reasons, I mean I will share some of my main reasons below, but I hope that those of you who like this series as well will know automatically what I am talking about. It’s no secret that I love these games but no, my favorite series is not Tomb Raider, it’s none other than:

The Mass Effect Series

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The Mass Effect series will always hold a special place in my heart, I have never been on such an emotional roller coaster in my life. When I started playing video games, I never in my wildest dreams imagined that a game would make me feel the way this series made me feel. The joy of seeing old friends, the desperation when a battle is lost, the sorrow of losing a teammate, the happiness of seeing love pan out. These games have it all. I’ve said before that I’ve never been one for RPG’s but the Mass Effect series always had me hooked. Every heard the phase “you had me at hello?” Well Mass Effect had me with Shepard.

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I played through all three games with a female Shepard (I heart you Jennifer Hale!), she looked the same in all three games, I never changed her appearance. She had short black hair (like I did when I first played Mass Effect) and lots of dark eye make-up and black lipstick. Very punk-rock. She was a war hero, and grew up in space. In the first two games she was a soldier, and then a sentinel in the third game. In Mass Effect I romanced no one (on the main play through) and the romanced Garrus in ME2 and ME3. My squad was always Garrus and Liara (when applicable) or another biotic. She was a paragon through and through, never making a renegade choice unless it was the right one, which was rare. I didn’t lose a teammate in Mass Effect 2 on the suicide mission, everyone made it out alive. At the end of Mass Effect 3, my final choice was the control choice. I lived a full life with my Shepard and we never regretted a thing.

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The Mass Effect series offers a variety of intense characters, settings, visuals, gameplay, and story line  Some of the most beautiful landscapes are available in these games, being that they are in future and in distant parts of the Galaxy  There are also some amazing aliens, they look cool and they have in-depth histories. The story line is so well done, I legitimately cried at least 4 times while playing Mass Effect 3. I mean really crying, not just sniffling, crying. It was so amazing, and makes me glad to be a gamer. I get to enjoy brilliant games like these, and i feel privileged  much like any other gamer should when playing games like these. These games just pulled me in, made me love characters and stories, and emotionally connected me to them. Because of all that, the Mass Effect series is by far my favorite video game series.

Honorable Mention:

The Tomb Raider Series

5 thoughts on “25 Days of Favorites – Day 17

  1. If it wasn’t for the fact that you know already – *cough* have only played the first one – I’d probably pick (M)Ass Effect as well.
    I’ll have to say Legend of Zelda series, with Metal Gear Solid as the Honorable mention.

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  2. Great pick for a series. Mass Effect was a series of games that pushed me emotionally while also being kick-ass to play. To me art will always be something that, no matter if it is a painting, book, movie, or a video game, will make you feel something. This is a great example of video games being art. I also had my paragon character look the same though out the series, but mine was a male. Since I’m going to be picking up the trilogy on PS3 I may create a female character to experience the talented Jennifer Hales voicework. 😄

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  3. I really want to just sit down and play the mass effect series in it’s entirety. I only played ME2 and I thought it was amazing, but I never got around to playing the other two.

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