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posted by martyb on Saturday February 15 2020, @03:00AM   Printer-friendly
from the the-game-goes-on dept.

Meet the community still obsessing over Mass Effect 2 10 years later:

Is Mass Effect 2 the series' golden goose or its ugly duckling? As the game passes its 10th anniversary this year, the debate rages on. Many space cadets recall their time with the game through a lens of utmost fondness, while others contend its status as the most detached and defunct entry in BioWare's illustrious trilogy (Andromeda, for all its pluses and minuses, is usually not part of the same discussion).

Regardless, a decade after its release, folks from all walks of life cling to Mass Effect 2 and the events surrounding it like a vice grip, continuing to invest time, effort, and money in the maintenance of their interest long after BioWare announced its plans to discontinue the series indefinitely.

What old games are Soylentils still invested in? Starcraft? Half Life?

And for Mass Effect fans, um, Liara or Miranda?

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  • (Score: 2) by Mojibake Tengu on Saturday February 15 2020, @06:54PM

    by Mojibake Tengu (8598) Subscriber Badge on Saturday February 15 2020, @06:54PM (#958571) Journal

    As there are no old books, there are also no old games.

    However, Mass Effect epoch is over, for me. ME2 was excellent. But after ME3, ME died for me with Andromeda, boring and uninspirative when played. Too declassed, apparently for the purpose of widening the audience. And necessity of buying stuff for online multiplayer in ME3 was annoying.

    Nearly the same happened to Elder Scrolls with too childish Oblivion. And similarly to ME2 community, there is still a thriving (and open source) community for Morrowind. Skyrim caught me for years, because its ability of modding. It happened I made a completely different game of it for myself in past 8 years, a magic system which suits me and my worldview best, and lot of rational changes to world.
    I could say, I exhausted the that paradigm completely in this life. It's over too.

    Currently, I focus on Fallout76 for a recreational gaming. I consider it a best multiplayer for the past 40 years. Proper tactics is a critical factor in it, thinking and planning is good. Evolving multiple characters (Lv105, 43, 24, 13, 12 as of today) helps to complete quest challenges quickly, which provides a steady income of atoms and removes a necessity of buying unlocks for true money, as lazy players do.

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