So I'm about 1/3 of the way through Mass Effect 3. It's been great so far.

I've been squeeing over any minor interaction with Garrus. I became a pile of squishy mess when he said he needed Shepherd. I like this game's dialogue bits better because when there isn't any new cutscene dialogue with a character, they still have things to say. It makes it seem like going down to talk to Garrus (or any other character in the game) is more relevant, because he's likely to say something new or comment on recent events. Before it was like JESUS GARRUS WE CAN TALK ABOUT RESEARCHING SEX POSITIONS LATER DON'T YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO SAY ABOUT GOING ON A SUICIDE MISSION!?

Wrex still holds the number two spot for favorite character. He's softened a little as the game progresses, but he's always been a smart, if rough character. One of the funnier moments with him is when he complains that, "the women come up with ideas, then talk. Then think about it. Then talk about it more!" and Shepherd's like "well, maybe you should listen to them. They come up with good ideas." And Wrex just looks at her like "herp." Good on Wrex for listening to Eve when the time came though.

Eve is just about my new favorite character, third only to Garrus and Wrex. I have a soft spot for the krogan. Eve is a brilliant character. She brings much needed understanding to the krogan, and makes their plight much more relatable. Playing as a FemShep, I liked that there seemed to be more of an understanding between the two women. They both felt the pressure and knew what the stakes were, perhaps better than anyone. While they are badass and can hold their own, they both approach any given situation with as much compassion as possible. Talking with her in the med bay was probably one of my favorite moments of this game so far.

Alas, we come to the sad part of this update. I just finished Tuchanka. While the genophage was cured (also, fuck that asshat Dalatrass), the loss of Mordin made me pretty bummed. I'll admit, I teared up a bit as he was going up the elevator. It hit me that I wasn't going to see him again. I never used him much on my squad in ME2, but whenever I had the chance, I would speak with him. He was probably one of the best written characters in the series, and I'm sad he wasn't there from the beginning. But he was well rounded, and loved it when he talked about religion and philosophy. While I still greatly disagreed with him that the genophage was needed, I respected his position that it was right at the time. I'm glad he got some form of redemption through curing the genophage, even if he sacrificed his life for it.

In honor of Mordin, let us sing:

Where ever he is, I hope he's running tests on those seashells.