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Match 10965 Commander Shepard vs. Fanboys


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#1 tjcoolbeanz

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 10:16 PM

Discuss how mass effect is influenced by other sci-fi works, and how it itself fits into modern pop culture.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 10:16 PM

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Commander Shepard
Read more about Commander Shepard at Wikipedia
Official Site: Bioware Links: Giant Bomb Mass Effect Wikia Wikipedia

Fanboys
Read more about Fanboys at Wikipedia
Official Site: Public Domain Links: Wikipedia Urban Dictionary Trial of the Fanboy



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Posted 07 March 2012 - 10:56 PM

Fail.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 11:12 PM

Welcome to electricferret, tjcoolbeanz. Since you're new here (at least I hope that's the case), I figured that I should tell you that a match is made in the CBUB Battles, there's expected to be at least some kind of story behind it.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:55 AM

He legitimately made a good discussion topic and you guys aren't discussing it?

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 09:45 AM

Mass Effect is awesome! That is all. :P

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 11:32 AM

It is a kinda cool topic just not a good setup. It will have a much bigger impact when it if they make a movie. Who should play shepherd?

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 11:56 AM

It is a kinda cool topic just not a good setup. It will have a much bigger impact when it if they make a movie. Who should play shepherd?

Eh probably that guy from Prison Break, you know the Fox show?
And this "match" is absolutely fail.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 11:57 AM

If it had been put in the Fan Discussion or the General Discussion board on the forum, it would have been a great topic. But as a setup/match. It's bad.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:40 PM

Hmm. Interesting question. I think part of the reason Mass Effect is so great, and popular, is that it combines the best, "cliches" I guess you can say, from other influential sci-fi works. Even though it takes cliches, the game itself is not a cliche, because its story effectively combines all of these elements. Some obvious ones:

Star Wars- Fairly obvious, biotic powers. This is the same company which made KOTOR I/II
Alien- The Rachni
Blade Runner- The Spectres
Star trek- Krogan/Klingon. They even sound similar.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 07:57 PM

Alien- The Rachni

I think the Rachni are much more based off of the Racnoss from Dr Who than the Aliens. They aren't really that similar, other than the fact that they both have queens that control the others, but even that is take from bugs in the real world

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 08:43 PM

Eh, thats what I took of it. I do think that the whole fear of the AI thing is a theme taken from Frankenstein.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 08:46 PM

Eh, thats what I took of it. I do think that the whole fear of the AI thing is a theme taken from Frankenstein.

They also reference The Matrix and 2001: A Space Odyssey in the second game




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