You want to know the real reason people hate the Virmire Survivors, Miranda, and Javik?
It has nothing to do with being “racist/xenophobic.” Wrex, Garrus and Tali all show signs of being prejudiced against one or more groups of people.
It has nothing to do with being “whiny,” most characters show emotional vulnerability at least at some point in their character arc. Garrus complains about C-Sec, Jack against Cerberus, etc.
It has nothing to do with being a “bitch” or an “asshole.” The krogan are one of the fandom’s favorite species and they’re nothing but assholes with the exception of Bakara. Grunt is one of the most beloved characters and he’s a borderline psychopath in ME2, not to mention has racist tendencies himself.
The reason why these characters are hated and misunderstood has nothing to do with being racist, nothing to do with being a jerk, nothing to do with being whiny.
You know what they all have in common?
They question Shepard.
Ding ding! Checkmate.
Pretty accurate to a lot of the discourse.
Though I feel the need to butt in that the reason I didn’t care for Kaidan in the first place is that he kind of came off as “dude whose sole purpose is to state the obvious as much as possible.”
But somehow getting to play the first game solved those issues. IDEK how that functions, but it did. Or maybe he just grew on me.
Seriously though, when I finally got to meet Ash I was (wonderfully) surprised by how amazing she is, and indeed tat she actually isn’t “space racist” (I can’t even begin on how much I hate this term) like the majority of the fandom keeps saying. Fuck all y’all, Ash is top shelf.
So the Omega DLC (which I finally just played through last night with Maki) gave me a ton of Shakarian feels I wasn’t expecting in the least…
So I’m almost done with Awakening…
(No, I still hadn’t played it, I wanted to complete my ‘canon’ game first…and then decided fuck that, i just wanna see and i’m tired of dodging spoilers. /cough/)
I have to say that, aside from a few great things (sigrun and velanna in general) I’m not terribly impressed. The Mother is creepy as balls, but I’m only able to handle her entire existence if I force myself to Not Think About It. Which is pretty much the only way I can handle any and all mentions of Broodmothers because a;slkdjf;aijwe;lkwasdnfsldkjfa;ldskjfsdij;fsd DO NOT WANT, but The Mother really takes the cake.
And unless my copy is glitching the hell out, I don’t particularly appreciate the way that half the dialogue seems to be written for a human warden and only a human warden especially when it comes to dealing with the Dalish. So far, Velanna is the only Dalish who has at all acknowledged that she’s dealing with a Dalish warden. But even when we ran into what remained of her old clan, their entire dialogue tree treated the Warden like she’s a shem’len, short of actually calling them one. Same goes for all of Velanna’s dialogue outside of the wending woods.
Velanna, I love you darling, but you do not need to explain the way the Dalish works to someone with the most complicated, obvious vallaslin etched onto their face. I think they know, dear.
And being attacked for absolutely no reason by “elven warriors”? jdsadfljkdsflk what the hell, y’all? really?
SDAF;LJKSD I HAVE SO MANY FEELS YOU GUISE.
and no one to discuss them with. D:
Can I just say now (before everything goes to hell) that whatever happens, OH MY GOD THIS GAME!!!!!!!! This is the ME I’ve been waiting for. The crew actually knows each other, the relationships really feel like they’re there, the emotion is just a;sldkjfa;lsdkfj. GOD. I DON’T WANT THIS TO END GUYS.
when you’re having a terrible goddamn week and then FINALLY do something right
Did I just see a TV commercial that uses the word “feels”?
I did just see a TV commercial that uses the word “feels.”