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Takahashi apologizes for his Mass Effect bashing

Last week Dean Takahashi of The Mercury News gave Mass Effect a written review lashing, going as far as to call it "Mass Defect". Takahashi was steadfast in claiming that his Mass Effect experience was lackluster, the game's mechanics were weak and that there really wasn't all that much to enjoy. Overhyped to no end, get the picture? But after a quick replay over the holiday break (and with the help of a few tips), Takahashi retracted his review apologizing to BioWare saying that they made "a better game than I thought" and that it isn't "as flawed as I thought". Interesting stuff.

So why a change of heart so quickly after the replay? Well, Mr. Takahashi admitted that he only put in eight hours for his review and seemingly forgot to upgrade his character along the way. But after giving the upgrading system a chance he soon experienced RPG bliss and everything came full circle. It was like a re-birth of Mass Effect.

Lesson learned kids. Always navigate a games' menus and be sure to upgrade your character whenever possible. Also, it's okay to admit you're wrong. We all make mistakes. Now group hug.

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Elsnerma41

1-03-2008 @ 3:47AM

Elsnerma said...

One giant check from Microsoft, and all the negative reviews go away...

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nmmalone42

1-14-2008 @ 10:42AM

nmmalone said...

Mass Effect had me playing for very long stints. I would loose track of time and see that four hours had passed.

Your squad getting stuck on walls and the frame rate issues are small compared to the overall experience, I think.



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