I know I have Skyrim to play. I know I have Assassin’s Creed Revelations to play. I know I have four other games I got for Christmas to play. But I can’t help it when it comes to Mass Effect. It was the end of the year, I had no motivation to work on anything to do with deadlines, and I still hadn’t finished my Renegade playthrough of Mass Effect 2. So yeah, you can see what I chose to do.
Like the game before it, I had a very hard time with some of the decisions I had to make as a Renegade. Sometimes, I just couldn’t bring myself to select the Renegade response to something. As a result, I didn’t max out my Renegade meter, and during the confrontation between Legion and Tali, I wasn’t able to select the intimidation dialogue. I had to yell at Legion instead, which I know weakened the loyalty a little. And that’s probably why he died in the suicide mission, which greatly surprised me. I hadn’t seen anything in any online guide about a character dying at this certain part, and I was so surprised that it was Legion. I had heard of people losing Miranda, Tali, and Mordin, but not Legion. I thought that if anyone would die, it would be Thane, because I didn’t complete his loyalty mission. I remembered that mission being a giant pain in the ass the first time around, so I ignored it. He’s dying of some disease anyway, so whatever.
Also like the game before it, I had a hard time with the Renegade ending as well. I just know that’s going to bite me in the ass come March. But I guess that’s part of the fun of doing these playthroughs–seeing which decisions help you save the world. I know I’ll be playing all three other times to see what different choices affect what. Like maybe go a neutral route to see how a mixture of Paragon and Renegade affect things. The answer is probably not much, but I don’t care. I HEART MASS EFFECT!
But now that that is done, it’s time to buckle down and work on Skyrim and ACR. I have guides to review! I’ve even made some New Year’s Resolutions in regards to my pathetic stack of shame. Bastion is in that stack in spirit, as it doesn’t have a case.
By the way, could I ask everyone for some prayers for my Xbox? It’s not sounding happy as of late, and yesterday, it had a VERY hard time booting up. I just know I’ll see the Red Ring of Death any day now, and my Xbox is years past warranty. I should be more than glad that I’ve had it since 2008 and it hasn’t red-ringed once. And I am, but that doesn’t mean I’ll be happy if it dies now. I guess that means I will be finishing several of my PS3 games while I save up to replace it…but that doesn’t give you permission to die, you Windows machine! Please don’t die! I have Mass Effect 3 to play in two months!