- Apr 10, 2011
I'm hardly riled up...Frankster said:Glass houses dude, considering all the superflous BS sheperd does in the games (playing FEDEX for every person in the galaxy that misplaced something ever, going to do non essential character quests, generally dicking around), theres a lot more to be riled up about if you really want to push the "hero is in a hurry to save the world so is totally unrealistic!" angle then stopping off at omega or cho on your way to meeting aria or fulfilling optional sidequests and staying a few mins to dance with the dancers or get a quick dance.Hagi said:I'm not saying it's unrealistic for important people to go to strip clubs. I'm saying that it's unrealistic that a character who, no matter whether you go renegade or paragon, is always portrayed as duty-bound and driven knowing that he's got no time to spare and that the fate of the galaxy hangs in the balance decides to take some time off to stare at some random stripper.
It's the same kind of silly that exists in many games. You're on this grand epic quest to stop some evil wiping out humanity, it's constantly mentioned how dire the situation is and then you spend your time doing side-quests to deliver bread or find some pieces of lost jewelry, apparently lacking the attention span that right now there's a giant dragon/reaper/demon/whatever rampaging about supposedly killing thousands of people. And you're supposedly the only one who can stop him. And, being a duty-bound and driven character, you spend half your time utterly ignoring that threat.
And in Me3 the sense of urgency of needing to go back to earth ASAP before the reapers destroy it is non existent regardless of the presence of strip clubs or not, you could take the strip club out and replace it by a bar or heck, a restaurant and it wont change a thing in the game besides there being no asari dancers and club music and people dancing horribly.
I called it silly. No more, no less.
It is silly. All that you mention is silly.
Am I going to let silly things ruin the game for me? Of course not.
But I'm not going to pretend they aren't silly and I don't believe the game would've been improved without all the silly fedex quests and strip clubs.
It's nothing against strip clubs in particular as you seem so eager to claim. It's simply a complaint about the silly nature of strip clubs as opposed to the glorification in this article as some sort of hidden desire of malekind.
Strip clubs, like so many superfluous things, have no place in frantic quests to save the galaxy. Nor do bars and restaurants. Mass Effect was a great series, but I do think it could have been improved by maintaining a heavier focus on the central conflict instead of getting distracted by random people in distress, strippers and other things that have absolutely nothing whatsoever to do in any way, shape or form with the Reaper threat.