Sunday, 31 January 2010

Inter-breeding with the ancient astronaunt

So here I am playing through a game that came out in 2007. I said previously that I'd be concentrating my gaming towards titles that I had yet to finish but I hadn't expected to pick-up on my status in Mass Effect. I'm truly glad I did, as the characters and storytelling are superb.

Now that I have completed the majority of ME and the romanctic subplot has now run its course, with the Paramour achievement gained, I'm happy with how I played my Shepard. I wanted an alien-human romance to develop and that's what I got. My worry is that this devloping relationship will not be furthered in ME2 or that Liara will play out a minor role. But I suppose there is always the 3rd installment that could change everything!

To tie in nicely with the theme of alien-relations here are my top 3, if I am reincarnated as a human with a Shepard like choice:

Third place
 Padmé Amidala

Homeworld - Naboo
Spieces - Human

The one-time democratically elected Queen of Naboo, who dies in childbirth. OK not an alien spieces par-se but included because she fits in with my own futristic persona.

Hold on! Critical mistake!!

The Star Wars universe is set in the past...time machine please!

Second place 

Homeworld - Vulcan
Spieces - Vulcan

Born 2088/2089 I'd have to live until I was 118 to see her birth...hmm makes it all sound a bit flat. But a future generation may yet see her like.

T'Pol with her striking looks and intelligent mind, was always fascinated by humans. Even taking up with one of the crew of Enterprise.

Mind-meld could be a blessing or curse in a Vulcan/Human relationship.

First place 
Liara T'Soni

Homeworld - Thessia
Spieces - Asari

Born in 2077 and now 106 years old, Liara is only a very young adult. She combines beauty, intellect and biotic power with a hint of a uncertainty in the future.
Will my 'Shepard' cheat on her in Mass Effect 2? I can not yet devulge that or is that decide?! Knowing how I have played Mass Effect, I'll be as loyal as a puppy!


  1. I approve of these three choices!

    As for ME1, I was not happy with the game at first, but the story and the characters are so good that I ended up playing through the game twice, once as a paragon and renegade.

  2. Completed ME - had a little lackluster ending but overall the game was tidy. Think I will save another playthrough after I run through ME2.