I have hit an impasse in regards to continuing in Mass Effect.
I played Viking last night and made some major progress, and Fable 2 has really hit home with me (even though a shout to Bildo as he suggested a deal for my son, and I worked it out with him, and he said he wanted to do the $40 deal. Now I have to get my own copy...ARGH).
But, I sat for a moment and stared at my Mass Effect as I debated putting it in. And instead decided on more Viking.
This always comes back to what it is about the Sci-Fi genre that really does not keep me enthralled.
And we are discussing hardcore Sci-Fi. Not weird Sci-Fi (like Bioshock which I am holding off on playing until I finish Viking).
KOTOR for example was a very good game...but I never finished it. Yet, Jade Empire I played twice. KOTOR 2 kept me for an hour, and then I was done.
In the MMO field, I could not keep up with Ryzom or EvE or SWG or even Tabula Rasa.
And when we think of the MMO genre...how many Sci-Fi games have been successful?
Maybe it is the fact it is an RPG. I LOVED Halo, Gears of War, which are also Sci-Fi. Yet, I am not inundated with techie talk...
Final Fantasy is a great series which strikes a balance between Sci and Fantasy. That I enjoy (Lost Odyssey is also awesome).
I may have to really think through the Mass Effect issue and make some decisions.
It is a really well done game, and makes you feel like a hero in that universe...but, will I feel like playing it again?
Only time will tell.