Mar 14 2012

An Excellent Mass Effect Portrait Series

Published by at 10:00 am under Images,Video Games

You’ve read my thoughts on Mass Effect 3, and despite the ending, I still believe the series is fundamentally incredible. One of its best aspects is that its characters aren’t just one-dimensional archetypes. Rather, they’re fully-fleshed out beings with deep seeded motivations.

That’s what this portrait series form artist Arkis illustrates. It has each of the crew members listed along with their various reasons for fighting. I think they’re all pretty accurate for the most part, though Mordin’s might actually be “seashells” (you’ll get it if you played ME3).

Check out the full series below:





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10 responses so far

  • Velovan

    Good artwork. Of the three games, ME3 definitely did the best character work. Vega was the only weak link, though I hear he’s better I the FemShep version…

  • http://bananafeed.wordpress.com Patty

    Don’t talk about seashells. My heart tightens up when I hear about it.

  • trashcanman

    Vega had some great lines in my game (I play FemShep), but I brought him on all of two missions, and those were when I didn’t have anyone else to choose from. He just didn’t reall interest me all that much. I’d have much rather had Grunt back onboard. There was a distinct lack of Krogan in ME3’s crew

  • Lima Zulu

    Remind anyone else of the old Animorphs book covers? Awesome.

  • matt

    animorphs was fucking awesome. and two garrus is obviously this cycles “avatar of broness”

  • Kandice

    @trashcanman: I agree, he wasn’t too bad in my game. I brought him on a fair amount of missions (i liked his carnage and incendiary ammo) but I would much rather have grunt back. We got everyone else back, why not a krogan?

    The only thing I didn’t like about vega was that he would always hit on my Shep, even though I was completely not interested.

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  • Velovan

    Every Mass Effect had a useless male character. ME1 had Kaiden, ME2 had Jacob and ME3 had Vega. I like to think of it like another theme… it’s the Mass Effect version of the Red Shirt.

  • jay

    I’d definetly grab two of these if you made them into posters.

  • Xin

    The Shep one seems a bit unfinished to me compared to the others.

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