I Heart FemShep
by Margaret Krohn on February 15th, 2012

Hello lovelies!

I wanted to share some things that I've been up to! I know a few of you who actually read Yuria's Log are wondering...WHEN WILL THERE BE ANOTHER?! Well, I have two in the making, so do not fret. I've been having a bit of trouble trying to write the combat parts. We're currently in a dungeon crawl and there has been a lot of small battles. I want them to sound fun and epic. I'll release those when I am satisfied with my makings.

On to other things! For any of you who enjoy podcasts, I was a guest on The 8-bit Cubist with Mr. Benja this weekend. I appreciate that he thought of me for his Valentine's Day - Gaming with Virtual Feelings podcast. If you haven't checked it out, you should totally drop by and leave them a comment! Also...Enjoy laughing at me. I have not done a podcast in so long. Very strange hearing yourself talk. Lots of things to improve on that front. Haha.
If you haven't already guessed what my next topic is going to be by the above picture, I'll just spell it out! M-A-S-S E-F-F-E-C-T 3!!! So pumped for this game. I stayed up late tonight to play through the demo and I wanted to go over some of my thoughts really quick while they are fresh in my mind. I was a little disappointed, but it's a demo, so I can't expect too much to happen. I'm hoping that the hardmode version of the game is a bit more satisfying. I found the demo to be really easy and straight forward.

The combat reminds me a lot of Saints Row: The Third, at least when it came to the shooter aspect of it. I found cover to be a bit too sticky at times and then not so sticky at other times which was frustrating. It was definitely not as polished as the Deus Ex cover system, but it did what it needed to do for the most part. I found myself hitting shift a lot to run fast instead of spacebar which, in return, kept pausing the game. This is a shooter habit. I end up doing this in any game that has some form of sprint. I blame Battlefield and other such FPS games.

I don't like that the UI is so far out of my vision. I feel like most games these days try to keep everything on the bottom bar and or close to the middle of the screen and less on the outter upper edges. They are using the upper left corner for some of the powers which was a bit strange to me. I have also not played a console game in awhile, so I might be missing out on something. Often games change up their UI based on whether the player is playing on console or PC. Anyway, the UI bothered me a bit, but that wasn't a big deal, I'll get over it.

Other than those small bits, I enjoyed the demo of the game. I can't wait to play through the rest of it. AND! I am super stoked about the multiplayer aspect. I'm wondering how fun that will be. I normally play games with a few friends and I'm getting a bit sick of all the single player games, so this will be a great change.

I better head off to bed! I have a ton of work to do tomorrow. Did you play through the demo? What are your thoughts? Leave me a comment below and let's discuss! 

<3 x 9001,

/Magz


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5 Comments

Han - February 15th, 2012 at 5:04 AM
Hey, I listened to the podcast, and ye had some laughs :)

The ME series is my alltime favorite, so I can't wait to get into Sheperds shoes again. Would love to here your thoughts once you've played the full game.
Margaret Krohn - February 15th, 2012 at 12:47 PM
Thanks Han! I'm glad you enjoyed the podcast. I had fun chatting with Mr. Benja. He's a cool dude.

I love ME as well. I can't wait to play through more of it. I also didn't realize there was a multiplayer demo, so I might have to hop in and check that out whenever I get a chance.

Once ME is out and I've played through it, you'll probably see a post about it.
Han - February 16th, 2012 at 1:05 AM
I would love to interview you at some stage, if you have the time. Pls let me know
http://www.isgaming.co.za/node/4439
Margaret Krohn - February 16th, 2012 at 1:12 AM
For sure. Toss me a list of questions in the contact section under "About Me" or email them to me at mmakrohn@gmail.com. <3
Margaret Krohn - February 16th, 2012 at 4:31 AM
Actually, this was helpful feedback! I removed the contact part from the "About" section and made it it's own page! That should help future people. =]

Baby steps. Some day, I will have a fabulous site. In the meantime, I appreciate everyone's patience.
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