Wow, he really is.
As a casual gamer, I usually buy a game, play it through, and then move onto the next one without considering that extra “DLC” nonsense. After trying a few DLC missions, I’ve realized how very, very wrong I was.
Well, I did it. I played Mass Effect again. And if there's one thing I took away, it's that it's awfully hard to have fun replaying things differently the second time around.
I'm finally giving in. I rarely re-play games, but I keep remembering how amazing Mass Effect is, so I'm going to put the rest of my list on hold and go play the whole damn trilogy again. Please don't judge me.
PC Gamer recently did a fun little face off about whether in-game romances hurt storytelling, but I think they missed a very crucial point—one that goes far beyond "romance options" and explains why the end of Mass Effect really wasn't all that bad.