Our impressions of a game can evolve if we give them time to sit. To ruminate. To digest, if you will. Hence The Digest, a series where a guest critic and I look back over the past month in games. It’s a chance discuss the finer points that strike us now the initial release frenzy has passed. We also enjoy a snack because, hey, treat yo’self.
Our guest for the debut of the show is a special one: my friend Evan Narcisse, reporter and columnist for Kotaku. We may disagree on the fun of weapon customization, but we agree on the scrumptiousness of cake.
In today’s segment our topic is the aforementioned Mass Effect 3. With the conclusion of the trilogy at hand, we talk about the series’ portrayal of humanity (mostly jerks) and technology (mostly terrible). I’m looking forward to hearing what you think. By the way, we don’t address the ending controversy—we agreed beforehand that we were sick of talking about it—but feel free to hash that out in the comments. Be sure to warn your fellow readers if you’re going to get into specifics, though.
In tomorrow’s segment, Evan and I will talk about SSX, and then we wrap it up on Wednesday with Journey.