January 20th, 2010, the most scandalous sabotage masqueraded as a video game sequel makes a dent in the universe. Workflow and creativity will perish, yet, spacefaring will reach unprecedented climax and whatnot. I wouldn’t have thought I’d be interested in Mass Effect 2, although I’ve spent quite some time with the first installment, enjoyed the fights, enjoyed its shattered, almost traditionally futuristic universe, the characters and the character interactions that are usually dramatically shallow. Not this time.
Then I took a look at the new cinematic teaser trailer and I had to make a few calculations to see if the new project we’ve scheduled for the beginning of February coincides with the release date. Good news, it doesn’t, we’re just finishing the big project to enjoy a few days off in the universe which is, bit of a cliché, carefully butchered again by a new slaver species.
If you’re even a bit of a SF fan, you’ll go head over heels drooling for this voice actor star cast reveal (almost Japanese in its unstructured nonsense, this phrase) video (see?) – Tricia Helfer and Michael Hogan from the Battlestar Galactica series, Adam Baldwin of Firefly, Carrie-Anne Moss of the Matrix series, Martin Sheen, Keith David, the lovely Yvonne Strahovski – seems like a strong, if not directly overkill team to me. No more words, check the videos – a bit of an introduction to the new ladies, the much-debated Subject Zero and Samara and the already familiar and beloved Tali. This game comes with the full approval of the PDHQ!