Should I Play Mass Effect? – The Cursed Checkpoint #108

As the release of Mass Effect 3 approaches, Ethan faces the daunting task of playing the entire franchise to catch up. He brings in resident Mass Effect fanboys, Justin L and Justin G, for questioning to find out if he has been missing out.

The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and interviews about a single video game, genre, news headline, or industry story. It features a rotating cast of up to 3 members of the Horrible Night writing staff and/or video game industry professionals.

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Episode Background

Ethan knew this day would come sooner or later. Mass Effect is a very popular topic on Horrible Night and once again he is faced with not having played any of the games prior to the next major release. The fact is there are a ton of games to play and jumping into a huge franchise like this could prove to be very time consuming. Ethan wants to be sure about his decision, but he needs answers to some questions that some may find unrelated to the games entirely.

This episode is for anyone who is interested in the Mass Effect franchise. It does not matter if you have or haven’t played any game in the series and it does not contain spoilers.

Show Notes

Cast: Ethan, Justin L, Justin G
Runtime: 31:51
Games: Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, Mass Effect 3

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6 Comments Should I Play Mass Effect? – The Cursed Checkpoint #108

  1. Nate G

    Which Shepard will you be playing for your first playthrough… and which love interest? Having a hell of a time deciding between Miranda and a long distance thing, or Liara and a squaddie LI….

  2. Justin Lacey

    I still plan on getting my renegade FemShep up to speed before I play ME3. My goal is to get Miranda to switch teams if it is possible.

  3. Ethan Moses

    My Shepard (Soldier Class, focus on assault rifles) is a pretty nice guy, but he means business. In terms of love interest, my Shepard is too busy with space for that sort of thing

  4. Nate G

    Ethan there are some things where it’s just better to give in… Get wrapped up in the story, get wrapped up in the characters, get wrapped up in a little romance. Like a good novel. I think ME3 is one you can just play through for the action (particularly with the different story/action/rpg modes), but it’s like reading the cliffnotes of a book. You miss all the nuance. Plus seeing all the familiar people, names, places… gives the whole thing a sense of continuity that feels really special

  5. Justin Gifford

    Agree with Nate G – the story is SO good and deep, you’re missing out. Also, Miranda is…well endowed.

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