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08 March 2012 @ 02:00 am
Mass Effect  
So far, this game is living up to all of my considerable expectations. I am off for bed now, but i thought I would share my favorite moment so far (I am only about 3 hours in):

A bit of the premise: every 50,000 years, a race of beings called Reapers appear to wipe to galaxy clean of all sentient life in a kind of purge. As Commander Shepard, your job is to find a way to stop them. Most of the information you've gathered on how to do this comes from a race of advanced beings called the Protheans, who were themselves wiped out by the Reapers during the last purge. 

However, in Mass Effect 3, you have the option of finding one of these Protheans preserved in a lifepod, and recruiting him to your cause. As you might imagine, as the last survivor of his entire race, thrust into a time when the galaxy is ruled by races who were once completely primitive, he is a little...well, let's just say he's having a few problems adjusting.



The Prothean is a little condescending to the rest of us, but especially to Liara, Asari scientist and the ship's resident Prothean expert. She is a little insulted by the Prothean's attitude, and he explains that it is odd waking up to find the galaxy ruled by species once so primitive - the Asari, the humans, the Turians...

Liara: "There are also the Solarians."

Prothean, shocked: "The lizards evolved?"

Liara (a little stiff, insulted on behalf of the Solarians): "I believe they are amphibious."

The Prothean stares for a moment, then: "They used to eat flies."


Maybe you had to be there, but it was funny to me. 





And now at two in the morning, I am saving the game, and off to bed.
 
 
 
"Connoisseurs of Difficulty"kistha on March 8th, 2012 08:44 pm (UTC)
Glad you are having a great time! How did the husband sleep while you were playing until 2am?
rhienellethrhienelleth on March 8th, 2012 08:51 pm (UTC)
I took my hard drive and played out in the living room on his xbox. :)