When Mass Effect Neutered the Reapers, and We Didn’t Care

Why world-building and narrative supersede inconsistency in the message

Adam Meadows
SUPERJUMP
Published in
6 min readJul 21, 2021

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In Mass Effect, the Reapers are absolute killing machines. Waaaaaaah, they cry, telling you just how killy they really are — and presumably that they’re going to be killy at you, too. These killy-killy machines are specifically designed, we’re

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