— TeachUHowToDouggie (@zamoose) June 15, 2015
There are 43. The rankings from #42 to #2 are absolute bull[expletive deleted]. But #43 (the worst) is spot-on, and so is #1 (the best).
No, really. I tested this. With SCIENCE. Which is to say, I asked my wife, and she confirmed both the best and the worst Companions without breaking a sweat. So that’s three data points, right there.
My wife and I went to the movies tonight to go see the BBC special on Vikings (because SHUT UP). So I go to use the bathroom before the show actually starts*, and as I’m walking into the actual theater itself I hear the music starting. So I begin to walk.
And then I begin to run, because they played this. As God is my witness, they played this. As the intro to the program.
…Except that nobody else noticed this, apparently. I find it difficult to believe that nobody else would have noticed this.
It may shock some of you to hear that I’m STILL playing Skyrim. It’s not my fault: the fans keep putting out good mods. The one I’m using now even addresses a major flaw in the game: even after you join the Bard’s College you can’t actually, you know, be a bard. This mod fixes that: your character can now play about five or so musical instruments, and – we’re getting towards the point now, I swear – play a bunch of fan-made Skyrim-themed songs.
Oh, yes, this is so totally a thing. But this isn’t a Skyrim-themed song: it’s a Mass Effect-themed song, which made me straighten up in my chair when my Dragonborn started singing it in an inn. (more…)
I can’t believe that I haven’t linked to this yet. I’m Commander Shepard, and this is my favorite bit from Citadel:
Mind you, my Shepard has a different haircut.
Also: I’ll be damned.
Turns out that Conrad Verner was useful after all. Sure, only one point and everything… but, hey: that’s one more War Asset point than, say, I would have contributed.
…Which is to say: start at Mass Effect, play through; then play through all the rest until I hit Mass Effect 3 and the ending? The Mass Effect Trilogy is almost weirdly inspirational in its mere existence, although part of it may be simply because my previous favored ME2/3 Shepard has a small error in her backstory (she’s not Spaceborn, which may translate into a small dollop of extra pain in ME3).
But that’s a lot of free time.