I don’t really care about Mass Effect anymore

My friend forwarded me a link today; it was for some upcoming Mass Effect 3 downloadable content.  I haven’t even downloaded the “updated” ending downloadable content that was released, some time ago, I don’t really remember when. The point is, I realized that I didn’t really care about this new downloadable content.

The bottom line is that the way the Mass Effect 3 ended, I guess had a bigger impact on me than I thought it would.  I don’t remember abhorring it like lots of people all over the internet did, but at the same time, I don’t actually remember feeling any sort of satisfaction at it either.  All I really know is that going through the game a second time, as the ultimate renegade, as I had done in both prior MEs, felt more like a chore than being an entertained demi-god, stomping everything in sight.  In fact, I didn’t even finish that game, because I first wanted to get 100% galactic readiness, but then that most certainly became a chore, and I never pursued it.

It’s really quite incredible the more I think about it.  After ME2, I exclaimed that it was my favorite game ever, beating out years of Resident Evils, Silent Hills, Left 4 Deads, Final Fantasy Tactics, and various 90s-era SquareSoft games.  But after the conclusion of ME3, I just don’t really care about the franchise as much as I once did.  There’s something to be said to describe such a phenomenon, but I can’t really place my finger on it.  It’s a lot like a wet blanket over the series, because I still do like a lot about the Mass Effect series, but there’s something awkward and unpleasant about it that makes it being genuinely comfortable to truly love.

As for the upcoming DLC, who knows if I’ll bother to get it.  I just don’t really care about it.  If it costs anything more than what I have remaining in my MSPoints, I probably won’t bother, but if it’s free, and I actually have some free time, then maybe.  SPOILERS AHEAD But if it actually is going to cost money, it’s going to be a pretty hard fucking sell to make me want a bonus mission to a game where everything is fucking eradicated in the end anyway.

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