Mass Effect Ain’t So Bad After All
A particular harsh review was written of Mass Effect by Dean Takahashi recently, in which he went so far as to call the game “Mass Defect.” Many others, myself included, were taken aback by the review – were we playing the same game as Takahashi was? As it turns out, Takahashi only put eight hours into the game and didn’t level up his character, which would obviously make the game a pretty boring and difficult affair.
After hearing so many complaints about his review, Takahashi decided to go back and replay part of the game with some of the recommendations he had received from readers, and sure enough, Mass Defect this is not. While he still has a number of issues – which even I have to agree with, despite how much I love the game – he did offer an apology to BioWare and Microsoft and has as much as can be expected from someone. Good for Dean for admitting his mistake and doing what he can to reconcile the situation.