My nephew sometimes visit me and we talk about games. He is becoming a true nerd and I am proud of him. He is 12 years old now and the enthusiasm how he talks about his games really puts a smile on my face. I wanted to make an interview with him, but I only asked what is his favorite game and he started talking about it for at least 20 minutes. I only asked a few questions when I felt that I got totally lost.( I will use Italic when asking the questions) Children brain functions differently than ours so I think it is awesome to experience a game from their perspective. It is really chaotic so I only recommend reading it for those who have already played the games. Nevertheless the usual useful links are at the bottom of the page if you want to buy them. So without any formatting here is our discussion about his favorite game:
Why did you like these games?
My father used to play with it. Shepard is the hero. In mass effect one Shepard appeared. He became a spectre. It means special tactics and recon sys. They are people who are allowed to kill in a mission. His job is working instead of the council. The council are Salarian, Asari and Turian. These are the three main species in the milky way, but later mankind also became a main species. In the first mass effect book you can learn much more about the characters. There is a Savering, a spaceship that isn’t really a spaceship, but a synthetic life form and Saren climbs into it. They talk with the spaceship to keep alive all the organic lifeforms. For 50 thousand years the Saverings species try to annihilate all organic life in the milky way, but Savering is the spaceship name and the race is reaper. Savering takes over control of Saren, but Saren doesn’t know it. Taking control called Indoctomation. At the end of the first game after Savering took control of Saren he returns as a robot. This is the end of the first part.
Now lets talk about the team members. There is Garus Vakarian who is a Turian that worked at the Citadel. Savering wants to destroy it. He wanted to call there the other reapers. You meet Ashley Williams in your first mission. She is fighting against the get on Eden Prime when you meet. The Get are robots that a race called Qarian created, but this race took vengeance against its creator. This is why the get want to kill their makers who went to them and wanted to change sides to the reapers. There is also Kaiden Elenko who also follows you to your first mission, but doesn’t happen much with him. There comes a point where you have to choose which one of your followers gets sacrificed. Ashley Williams or Kaiden Elenko. On Weremien a heavier conversation takes place with Uldron Rex who is a Krogan, because there you find a Krogan antidote for Genofage. Genofage is a virus that makes Krogan impossible to be born. They found the cure for it, but it was a trap so lots more Krogan could be switched to Saren side. You must try to convince Rex that this is a trap, but for that to happen you must collect enough renegate points that you gain by being lawful or evil. Lawful choice is when you try not to kill lots of people. At mass effect 3 you can even choose rex as a teammate. Taly is one of my favorite helper besides Garus. Tari is a Galerian who you meet after fighting with a mercenary called Fist. She can be romanced if you are a man. The mercenaries try to take her away when you save her and asks her what this was. Sarin wanted her to take out her speech. What is it I know to interrogate. 🙂 Not in a friendly way. She comes with you on every quest and becomes a really good friend. Wait I write this down, because his name is hard: Liara T,Soni an Asari. Please delete that I write this down. Stop it! Ok I will definitely delete this part before posting. You meet her at Feros which is a planet. Liara is a scientist who researches a race called protan that extinct 50 thousand years ago because of the reapers. Although she is a researcher she can fight too.
Mass Effect 2
Now comes mass effect two story. At the beginning of mass effect 2 you start to play with Shepard, but he dies. An unknown race lasers Normandy. This race was a legend in the terminus system, but many believed they were only made up by the council to keep everyone there. Shepard joins the Cerberus that is a company who doesn’t like aliens. Shepard doesn’t like this. His leader is the elusive man. He asks Shepard to help him beat the collectors.
These are the teammates. Thane, ark angel, a.k.a. Garus who we know from the first game. Kasuni, Zaeed, Grunt who elusive man didn’t count with, because Okir was the first choice for the team, but he died while trying to save Krogan. Samara, Tali, Miranda and Jacob. They don’t need to be asked for help they are with you from the beginning of the game. Mordin(at this point I asked him to stop with the names, but he just had to check the internet for a picture to remember the rest of them) Jack and Legion who is a Get that didn’t help the reapers. All of the Get is controlled by an artificial intelligence. These were the teammates that you have to do Loyalty missions.(there are some others that I won’t mention)
In the story you collect all of your helpers, but down the road you can do separate missions like shadow broker where you help Liara catch Shadow broker from the first game. He kidnapped one of Liara’s friend because she helped Cerberus revive you. There is also the overlord dlc. In the dlc. you must face a rouge artificial intelligence who is a man with autism and you help him escape from the nightmare that the Cerberus made. You send him to Grisomm academy. There are other smaller dlc.-s too. You meet with Ashley Williams and Kaiden Elenko on a planet where they started to kidnap people from a colony.
That is the end of the second game?
No of course not there is still much more. There is a mission, but it would take two long to describe all of it, but in the end they were prothean. At the end of the story you go to the collectors base and you defeat the collectors with the upgrades you installed to your ship. Your ship is the second version of the normand. You get to the base and choose some people who are good in all kinds of stuff. You rescue the team that worked in the spaceship. The reapers were the ones who changed the proteans to collectors. Harbringer was the reaper who who controlled all the collectors. You fight with a human reaper who the collectors worked on so they could create from a bunch of people they kidnapped from the collective and you get the option to give lots of reaper data to the elusive man or not. I forgot to tell you that in this mission lot of your teammates can die even the ones who were with you from the first game. When you defeat the human reaper you gain knowledge that the reapers are heading to your way and you have to stop them. In the end there is a dlc. in which you can stop the reaper arrival by detonating a mass relay, but you don’t stop them just slow them down. From here comes the third game.
Mass Effect 3
The reapers are here and they started to destroy the planet. Shepard doesn’t work for Cerberus anymore, but he is with the alliance again. The Cerberus is your enemy in this game and they want to kill you. They try to collect reaper technology for elusive man to control reapers. You can get a prothean helper if you go to Eden prime where it all started and you find out a bunch of things about the prothean and the reaper. There is a dlc. there about the reaper origins. They were also an organic life form in the beginning, but they changed themselves to robots. There is also the citadel dlc. where you fight with your evil clone that chronos made and you need some body parts from it. You meet with your usual helpers, but there is also James Vega and a prothean helper called Javik. You manage to help the council on their planets.
At the end there is the ending where everyone was angry except me. You must choose from three different choices. You can share your DNA with all the world and everyone will be happy. There will be peace between organic and robot life. The other choice is what the elusive man wanted, you control the reapers. The third option is what the alliance and captain Anderson who is your friend from the previous games wanted. Here you kill all the synthetic life and maybe you get to live at the end. In the other endings you die. I didn’t want to tell you everything, because that would be a huge spoiler.
Why where the people so upset about these endings?
Because most of the cinematic were almost the same so there is an extended cut dlc. that added a bit to those cinematic. The main difference is the color of everything that comes out of the citadel.
Why is this the best game if you must tell me in one sentence?
This is my favorite, because I played with it for several hundred hours during my life and it is a really good rpg. and I like sci-fi.
Where to buy
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