The original Mass effectt tells the story of a small group of aliens and humans who work together against all odds to stop a deadly, super-powerful mega-robot from starting the process that will lead to the destruction of all life. Epic stuff. However, the last song you hear during the credits is a strange electro rock song that sounds almost like a ringtone at times.
Last week among all of them E3 messages and work, I could find a few hours to play some video games. And I could play something Mass Effect Legendary Edition
If we listen to it, should we:
The last parts of Mass effect are filled with big fights, tense dialogue, and some big decisions. As I said, epic space operas. When it was done I felt pumped to play Mass effect 2, ride from high to save the galaxy. Then it started playing and well, no offense to the people who did it, but I laughed.
I can’t imagine how similar they sound, can I?
The other reason I laughed was because after everything I’d been through, I was expecting a big, epic orchestral piece, perhaps with the classic sci-fi trope of scary choral singing. Or a muted, thoughtful song that just consists of a piano and a few other instruments in the background. Instead, I got a song that is totally solid on its own. But as an ending topic too Mass effect feels out of place.
It feels so out of place that I’m shocked that I couldn’t remember it all these years later. I’ve talked to others Mass effect Fans I know who have played the game a lot more than me over the years and found out that this was actually the song that ended the game in 2007. This is not a change in the newly released version Mass effect: Legendary edition.
It’s all a little bit strange, but it’s also more enjoyable and memorable than a random piano popping up in the background of credits that most people skip anyway. Mass effect has always been a little quirky and silly compared to other, more serious science fiction universes.
Maybe that was the point in choosing this song. BioWare wanted to do something different. If that was the goal: Mission accomplished.
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