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This three-game series is epic in every sense, a sprawling space opera with a story that changes based on your actions, using a main character you created. It's brilliantly written and performed and, honestly, is some of the best sci-fi I've ever seen regardless of medium.

But that also creates some issues as a vidder: No. 1, it's an absolutely massive universe with hundreds of hours of amazing supporting characters, individual plotlines, and so on - an overwhelming amount to digest in a single overview. No. 2, the player chooses who lives and dies, can shape their own romantic subplots, etc., so every playthrough is different and there's no definitive "story." No. 3, how to get the footage?

beccatoria was a huge help with that last one, pointing me toward several You Tube walkthroughs that used similar-looking created characters. (Though in the future I'll probably just capture my own.) I chose to focus here on the biggest plot points that were similar for most playthroughs and make it a very wide-view kind of look at the story, with an emphasis on the general theme of overcoming xenophobia and personal issues, and coming together. I wanted to try to capture the feel of playing the series more so than the moment-to-moment specifics.

But there's no way around the fact that I need to do more. There are just so many unforgettable aspects of these games, so many characters and moments that wrench at your heart and burn themselves into your memory. In that sense, this vid feels like it's just skimming the surface of a rich, deep fandom that's alive with possibilities.

Lyrics:

We didn't know that it would blow up with such might
The stars are even brighter contrasted by the night

Sent out shock waves
Filled up the outer space
Even the ghost came
To the late, late, late show
Watch us play

Everything went tossing
Everyone was talking
Making up their faces
Wonder what we look like naked?

Ah! The irresistible force met the immovable object
Oh!
Ah! The irresistible force met the immovable object

Banging and banging
And banging and banging
And banging
Together

We've become a big business
Oh, a galaxy merger
The two of us a big bang
God is a real man
God is a dad
God is a dad!

Ah! The irresistible force met the immovable object
Oh!
Ah! The irresistible force met the immovable object

Banging and banging
And banging and banging
And banging together

Ah! The irresistible force met the immovable object
Oh!

Some may call me a lucky shot
No, but it was not

Banging and banging
And banging and banging
And banging and banging
Banging and banging
And banging and banging
And banging together

Thanks for watching!