Ep. 032: Mass Effect

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Ep. 032: Mass Effect

Post by Chris » Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:19 pm

Chaos Theater Ep. 032 - "Mass Effect"
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Segment Breakdown for this Episode:

01. Intro: "What We've Been Up To"
Runtime: 0:00:01 - 0:22:01

02. Discussion: "Mass Effect"
Runtime: 0:22:40 - 2:33:50

03. Outro: "Audible recommendations", "Chaos Theater Mailbag" and "Internet whoring"
Runtime: 2:34:35 - 3:15:43

Wait, Mass Effect? Yes, we were originally supposed to discuss Satoshi Kon, but our guest for that topic was sick, so we decided to push that back and bump up our planned discussion of Mass Effect. After catching up on what we've been doing, we dive into a super long discussion of the three Mass Effect games, along with some of the extended fiction. We then wrap up with our Audible recommendations and your questions from the Mailbag. Next time, if things go as planned, we'll be covering Kon.

Music Featured in this Episode:
"Boing Zoom DAKOTA!" from Rock Candy 1 by Shadow
"An End, Once and For All" from Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut by Clint Mansell and Sam Hulick
"M4 (Part II)" from Mass Effect by Faunts
"Suicide Mission" from Mass Effect 2 by Jack Wall

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Re: Ep. 032: Mass Effect

Post by Shinigam_Newtype » Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:17 am

This is by far the worst episode of this podcast that I have had the displeasure of listening to. It was uninformative, slow paced and all around terrible.

As a listener of your show, I DEMAND that you re-record and subsequently re-release this episode, correcting all the discrepancies I mentioned previously. Of course, I expect this to be free and available within the next few days.
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Re: Ep. 032: Mass Effect

Post by Hyakushiki » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:12 am

Well played, sir well played! :lol:
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Re: Ep. 032: Mass Effect

Post by Chris » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:16 am

Shinigam_Newtype wrote:This is by far the worst episode of this podcast that I have had the displeasure of listening to. It was uninformative, slow paced and all around terrible.

As a listener of your show, I DEMAND that you re-record and subsequently re-release this episode, correcting all the discrepancies I mentioned previously. Of course, I expect this to be free and available within the next few days.
If we give you free multiplayer DLC, will that shut you up...errr satisfy you? :P
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Re: Ep. 032: Mass Effect

Post by Arbiter GUNDAM » Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:33 pm

I guess I'll have to finally play the Extended Cut so I don't get spoiled by anything when I listen to this episode. ;)
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Re: Ep. 032: Mass Effect

Post by The Fowl Sorcerous » Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:34 pm

next weekend's listening event make it through the end with extra pedro tangents in every episode for bonus gear packs.

seriously, I've developed an appreciation for Kaiden. not because he's a subtle character who developed nuance in the 3rd game, but because his ZOINKS together. after 2 where you have to play guidance councillor for the entire crew it refeshing to have someone say 'nah i'm okay. just a little head-achey'.

as for live action femshep (funny way to pronounce best shep btw): Gina Carano. think about it.

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Re: Ep. 032: Mass Effect

Post by Chris » Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:24 pm

The Fowl Sorcerous wrote:as for live action femshep (funny way to pronounce best shep btw): Gina Carano. think about it.
Given that she can't act and they had to change her voice after the fact for Haywire, no thanks. I'll take my Kate Beckinsale with red hair any day. :)
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Re: Ep. 032: Mass Effect

Post by The Fowl Sorcerous » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:00 pm

If they're stuck dropping umpteen million dollars into a cast that's half CG dubbing her with jen hale is a minor concern.

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Re: Ep. 032: Mass Effect

Post by majorshatz » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:33 pm

Wanted to say good job on the episode.
I do disagree with a few things like how the ship from mass effect 3 was the best. The second one was definitely better especially without that stupid lag time between the command room and the bridge and just felt like it lost that amazing feel and slick feel. Which makes sense the military did get there hands on it.
I also don't think the Illusive man was completely against aliens in Mass Effect 2, he was able to see their good traits suggesting them as crew members instead of just finding some human counterpart.

I did love getting to hear about some of the renegade options, I always have trouble going against paragon actions.

Overall great podcast as for suggest for female Shepard; how about Lindsey Lohan :P just kidding.
If I got any facts or assumed wrong sorry long pod cast and many different characters. Keep up the good work.
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Re: Ep. 032: Mass Effect

Post by Varnis » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:53 am

Great Episode guys...My playthrough was pretty much the same as Fem-Shep being the Bitch to everyone else but nice to her crew, but my male Shepard was a goody-two-shoes and wanted to save everyone and talk peace with everyone.

Although you guys mentioned almost everything that you guys set up with your characters except...What 'Classes' did you guys play as? (i.e. Soldier, Vanguard etc), Not that it was important...I'm just curious
What more can i say? That's the way things are!

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Re: Ep. 032: Mass Effect

Post by Mu La Flaga » Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:14 pm

Good episode.
I admit I haven't played any of the Mass Effect games, so I can't really comment on them.
But was interesting to listen to the various things can happen during the game based on choices ect.
Not to mention more about Morden.

For the mailbag stuff, well if you ever see the DS version and want to try it.
It really isn't all that great, I haven't played Wii remake version of Goldeneye.
Besides maybe call me crazy but hey I can still play it fine :P(N64 version)

As for PS3 and the PSP E-1000, well it's not all bad.
It was just an example I put in as a more recent one of Sony being cheap as F over here.
I will keep hold of my 3000 rather closely since hey it works well and all that.

Also, I miss Pedro's self destruct ringtone heh.

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Re: Ep. 032: Mass Effect

Post by hotlimit » Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:59 pm

Loved ME1, but couldn't get through ME2 for the same reason that Pedro didn't like ME1 as much - it didn't feel as much like an RPG as it did a straight up shooter. I totally get what he meant by it feeling like something is calculating your shots and aiming rather than just being able to aim and shoot, and being that I'm terrible at shooters, the few hours I played ended up being a slog. I'd love to go back to it, knowing all the crazy stuff that happens, but I don't see it happening any time soon.

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Re: Ep. 032: Mass Effect

Post by Chris » Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:23 pm

It's a shame you weren't able to get through the second game. It's an improvement on the first game on every single level, at least in my opinion.
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Re: Ep. 032: Mass Effect

Post by yazi88 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:08 pm

I was wondering if you guys also had a few problems playing Mass Effect 3 on the PS3 like I did. The seems to mess up for me quite often and I own a brand new slim PS3 which replaced my old fat 60 gb model. My game tends to freeze quite often whether on the loading, middle of cutscene, warping, etc.

I'm guessing its because there was no install feature that causes more problems for the system even though some of the loading times are better thanks to better coding but even then I had much less problems playing Mass Effect 2.

Within a span of just 5 hours playing on Saturday with the hope of finally beating the game, my game froze 3 times.

This is one the few times I'll give a bit of credit for the Xbox 360 version, that there are optional installs for all modern and current games, except for the launch 360 games for some reason though.

I still love Mass Effect 2 and 3 though. Thank you for reviewing it in this episode.

What are your thoughts for the upcoming Leviation DLC? Do you guys think there might be another new playable character?

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Re: Ep. 032: Mass Effect

Post by Hyakushiki » Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:59 pm

I had a problem with the game sometimes freezing during loading screen while on the Citadel, then I downloaded a patch and never had that problem since. You may want to check if you have the newest update installed.
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Post by yazi88 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:52 pm

Of course I have the latest update, otherwise how would I play multiplayer to get Galaxy at War readiness at 100%?

Just yesterday at a span of 3 hours my game and system froze twice.

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Post by Chris » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:03 am

I had more problems with 2 freezing than 3. As for Leviathan, I don't have any comment on it until I play it.
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Re: Ep. 032: Mass Effect

Post by The Fowl Sorcerous » Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:24 pm

i just saw wreck it ralph:

I renounce all previous casting comments; Jane Lynch to play Sheppard.

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Re: Ep. 032: Mass Effect

Post by Arbiter GUNDAM » Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:17 am

If the movie were CG or animated, maybe.
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Re: Ep. 032: Mass Effect

Post by tHeWasTeDYouTh » Mon May 20, 2013 4:17 pm

the "Final Hours" app shows the game's lead writer and project director were unsure of how to end their game as late as November 2011 (when the game was supposed to come out). As a result, they stole the storyline from Matrix 2 & 3 and jammed it into the ending of ME3. Suddenly our choices don't matter, and the ending cinematics are both lazy and baffling.

also you guys did not mentioned Tali's face or all the other rushed things in the game

I am glad the fans destroyed mass effect in the end, pay the price Biogarbage and EA
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