May 26th, 2017
hibernate: ([ouat] evil smirk)
I finished Mass Effect Andromeda and my final assessment of the game is that it's flawed, but enjoyable. I think it's safe to say that I won't be replaying it as much as any of the Dragon Age games, but the same was true of the original trilogy.

So much of the critism of this game compares it to Mass Effect 1-3, and can never quite identify with that because I never had that much fun playing them. Biotics aside, I found pretty much every aspect of battle incredibly dry and boring. I adore Ashley and Liara, but there were a whole lot of characters I felt so disconnected from. Plus, the military nature of the game always made the crew seem more like Shepard's employees than the cooky space family I want/need/crave.

(The Citadel DLC is still the greatest thing to happen in our time.)

My small, tiny interest in Sloane Kelly has grown a little bit into a full on obsession after reading the tie-in novel Nexus Uprising. More on that in another post, probably. Too many feelings.

I conclusion, Mass Effect Andromeda appealed to me a whole lot more than the original trilogy, but Dragon Age 1-3 still win out by a mile.

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In other news, Once Upon a Time season 6 is finished, and though there's a season 7 coming, this very much seemed like an ending to the story started in season 1. I'm assuming, going forward, that seasons 1-6 will be more or less self-contained, while season 7 kicks off a new kind of story.

I... can't quite believe I've stuck with this show for this long. There have been ups and downs, and several points where I was sure I was giving up on it, but I am really happy now that I didn't. This show definitely qualifies as one of the weirdest and most enoyable TV experiences I've had. The sheer absurdity of some of their storylines is staggering, but somehow they always make me believe it.

After we watched the last episode, [personal profile] commoncomitatus and I were both like, "...ha ha, what a weird few years, some of it was great but so much weirdness, wouldn't want to rewatch that, ha ha... unless..... you........... do.................?????"

So we're doing a rewatch from the very beginning now. It's going to be glorious.
Mood:: 'busy' busy
May 24th, 2017
nostalgia: (elementary - perfect queen joan (w/unico)
posted by [personal profile] nostalgia at 01:20pm on 24/05/2017 under
It was the last of the Elementary season last night and it was v drama again. Now there is none more for ages D:
May 20th, 2017
nostalgia: (twissy touchy)
posted by [personal profile] nostalgia at 08:15pm on 20/05/2017 under , ,
My main thought is basically extremis )

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