This fine evening I played through the Arrival expansion for Mass Effect 2, in the remastered trilogy.
I had forgotten how bad the first section was. The player is sent in solo to rescue someone who has been kidnapped. The rescue is straightforward but then there is one of those terrible sections that pop up in games from time to time, where it seems like the developers wanted to stretch things out a little longer & so they just make the player defend an NPC from waves of enemies in a cramped environment. It sucks bad, especially because Mass Effect is very much built around the player having squad mates by their side.
The 2nd section is a half hour long corridor shooter, which is enjoyable enough if you stay in cover & use Shepard’s powers efficiently.
So that wasn’t the best play session ever. More like doing a job & getting it out of the way. Now I can look forward to the rest of the game, which I know has some great stuff coming up. I’m not actually that far into the main story & haven’t done the Overlord or Lair of the Shadow Broker expansions yet, which are both very good. Lots to look forward to!
Mass Effect works as an example of one of my most beloved game series, which I still play to this day. It’s not the only one but it is one of my favourites. I’m a big BioWare fanboy & happy to admit it