I just finished ME3 for about the fourth time. Honestly I mostly liked the twist at the end. To me it makes sense. The Reapers DID NOT create themselves. And as for the final choice? Every major part of the game came down to moral choices. I can say that it might have been nice to see what the eventual results of your final choices were. That's kinda frustrating that they weren't depicted. But I can accept that part of it was letting you the player decide that - even if I think it's kinda sloppy script-writing to do that. Other than that I'm really confounded about what the ME3 haters can't stand about it. I guess I'm usually more accepting of things as they are than some. I might complain about something I find really upsetting but I'm not going to go on a rampage and demand that the whole game be re-written or something.
My play-thru this time was as a Sentinal: Biotic/Tech mix. Freezing enemies with the cryo-blast before shattering them was a lot of fun. Ditto finding a scope for my SMG early on. I could out-sniper enemy snipers with my SMG thanks to the scope.
I've played Vanguard (biotic/soldier), Tech, and Biotic all the way thru so far. I'm not sure if I've done a Soldier yet all the way thru. That leaves Infiltrator (tech/soldier) for my final run.
So far every play-thru I've gotten more and more of the end story bit. This last time I actually got to see the Normandy take off from the wild planet again.
I also picked up the Omega and Leviathan DLCs. Omega was awesome, around five hours of additional game play. Companions for it are Aria T'loak (a potent biotic former super-agent) and a female Turian Sentinal. Several new enemy types to fight and some odd-ball battles. Leviathan was interesting. Meeting the race that crafted the Citadel and started the whole mess was pretty cool. Could have had a bit more action though.
Aliens franchise. . .
I turned 17 just weeks after the original film was released. I was desperate for my birthday to come so I could go see it unsupervised, and it was gone from the last of my local theaters the week before. So I didn't actually see the movie for almost a decade after that. I was living with several friends when Aliens was announced. Colonial Marines Vs Aliens sounded like epic fun to me. I even came up with my own story plot before we really knew what the movie was about. Mine involved a group of space pirates that used LV-426 as their base. The warning beacon makes the place especially useful because the Colonial Marines wouldn't think to look there for them. But after they pirate a vessel carrying a VIP the CMs hunt them to their base. Unfortunately for all concerned a couple bored pirates left at base had decided to go explore the alien craft despite all warnings to leave it alone and one got nabbed by a face-hugger. By the time the CMs arrive the entire base is over-run, but they have to search to see if they can find the VIP before they can leave. I even named the place Hades or something, thinking that one of the less known names for Hell would be perfect. I was delighted when the official name for the planet turned out to be Acheron. It seemed the script writers had the same idea I had, just came up with a different name.
When I saw the third film I originally liked it. It was a good action-thriller piece. Even Ripley's demise at the end was heroic in that she denied The Company the alien they'd killed everybody to get. But eventually the fate of Newt, Hicks, and even Ripley left me feeling sour. It just seemed WRONG that everybody would die in their sleep because nobody considered that the egg-laying queen might lay a few eggs on the Sulaco before going on her rampage. Somewhat telling is that basically nobody who was involved in writing the scripts for Aliens3 wants to be associated with it. The story about how the various scripts got written, re-written, thrown out, replaced, and replaced again is almost as entertaining as the movie itself.
Alien Resurrection. Again, another good action thriller. It was nice to see Ripley alive again even if it was a clone.
Prometheus. I just watched it a month or two ago. Not entirely certain how I feel about it yet. For those who don't know, it's a supposed prequel to the whole Aliens franchise with an entirely different premise for where the Aliens come from than the AvP films would suggest. Or at least the first one since I haven't seen the other(s) yet. As far as I can tell it completely breaks the continuity of the AvP films.
A few weeks back I bit into a suger-cone and had one of my restored front teeth completely disintegrate. My new dentist wants to pull a load of teeth out and maybe restore the ones I can afford, which isn't many considering I'm on US Disability and well below poverty income. My own fault really since the lack of a steady schedule caused me to forget regular brushing habits. Nothing hurts most of the time, but it's not pretty at all. Otherwise I'm just playing games to pass the time. I'm hoping that somebody produces a PC game worth spending cash on again.
Listening to: Pink
Reading: Random D&D/Pathfinder books
Watching: my brain melt down
Playing: with my belly button
Eating: my heart out