There were plenty of great moments in the single-player mode of Mass Effect 3, some heroic, some tragic, but many memorable (even the ending).
The game’s multiplayer Galaxy at War mode
, however, is also capable of supplying quite a few unique experiences, depending on your luck and the people you get to play with.
I started my own server a few days ago with the hope of meeting a few like-minded individuals that wanted to complete a Bronze challenge map. I was playing with my level 15 Krogan soldier, affectionately dubbed Kroggy, and three other players quickly joined the lobby.
We were sent to the Firebase Reacto mapr, which is an underground facility located on the planet Cyone, and were facing off against the Geth.
The first couple of waves went off without a hitch, as I kept doing heavy melee attacks with my Krogan against the unsuspecting robots, while my squadmates also handled their fair share of enemies.
Sadly, wave 3 arrived with an objective to upload data, which meant we had to bunker down in one area and withstand enemy onslaught until a certain time passed.
We fought bravely but I was the only character who made it out alive. After completing the objective and taking care of the enemies, I was surprised to see that the rest of my “dear” squad mates decided to exit the game altogether, leaving me alone in front of the Geth onslaught.
What followed was a game of cat and mouse with the robots, as I was running in circles around the map, keeping them on my tail. Occasionally, I looked back and fired either a few Inferno grenades, a Carnage blast, or a charged shot with my Graal Spike Thrower shotgun.
This was probably the most fun I’d had with Mass Effect 3 up until then, as all I needed was some Benny Hill music to go with the constant running and gunning.
This got me through multiple waves and even through wave 6, when I was once again tasked with uploading documents. I died once but I quickly used a first aid kit to get me back into battle.
The real challenge arrived with the next wave, 7, when a Geth Prime showed up. I once again started running around the map, methodically eliminating the enemies until I was face to face with the giant robot. I hunkered down into cover and started wailing at him with grenades, carnages and shotgun spikes. Luckily, it seemed that he got stuck and couldn’t advance to my position.
Sadly, this epic tale ended on wave 8, when I ran straight into two Geth Rocket Troopers and a Flame one, who quickly eliminated my poor Krogan.
Even so, I’m now even more attached to Mass Effect 3’s multiplayer and to my beloved Kroggy the Krogan Soldier.