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It’s done, Commander. Go get Williams and get the hell out of here!
Screw that! We can handle ourselves! Go back and get Alenko!
Confession time: I liked Virmire. Now before anybody tries to lynch me via anon, let me explain myself.
Once upon a time, there was a girl who played Mass Effect for the first time. Mind you, she did not particularly care for much sci-fi; she preferred fantasy, and had Bioware not have created a fantasy RPG known as Dragon Age (and loved it), she would have never picked up Mass Effect. So this girl plays the game and right from the get go, she is immersed into the narration, the characters, the music, the environment, the universe. And then came along Virmire…
I do not like what is demanded from the mission on Virmire, however, I liked the emotion it inflicted. I have never really been that touched by video game the way Mass Effect did. You either lose a friend or a lover and it’s heart wrenching. The first time I went through Virmire, I left Ash behind and I felt so terrible that I had to put down the controller and walk away from the game itself to digest what had just occurred. Even then, I was so broken up over it. I even got upset at Kaidan for not being angry at my Shepard. My next playthrough, I left Kaidan behind (not in spite of him) and still felt just as horrible. I had grown to love these two so damn much and it still stings every time I play through it again.
Sorry about the rambling, I promise the next one won’t have some sappy commentary.
Anyway, I really am not satisfied with how this one turned out. I’ll do better next time.