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Oh Captain my Captain – Mass Effect 2

I’ve been a lot of things in RPGs, I’ve been the last of a sacred order, a warrior monk, a Jedi, a Captain, a General and the son of a god, but I’ve never really felt quite as in charge, as looked up to and respected as I do in Bioware’s Mass Effect games. There’s something about captaining a ship that the series has always gotten entirely right, the way that the crew look to you for answers, not because they can’t do it themselves, but because they trust your judgement. The first Mass Effect game was great and flawed…

Heads Up

The humble HUD or Heads Up Display is often – quite literally – an overlooked part of many games. But development teams spend plenty of money and resources in making sure it’s just right. Whether it’s removing the health indicator altogether or having a simple collection of information on the screen HUD designs are almost as unique as the games themselves. If you stop and really take a look, you can tell that most HUD designs are made from very clear, concious design decisions. They have their advantages and their disadvantages, and it’s pretty hard to tell if a game…