General Tarsis, her Legion of Dawn and the importance to the lore of their Armor pieces within the W Mar 10, 2019 15:52:52 GMT
Post by Energizer Bunny 211 on Mar 10, 2019 15:52:52 GMT
Good morning, everyone. Firstly, let me say that I thoroughly enjoyed the main story and the game as whole. This post is not meant as a review, but as a point of discussion. Honestly, my one gripe (and this might not even be a big one, or even valid...If somone else has a different view on this topic or can explain things to me in a different way, I might feel diferently about what I first perceived to be a shortcoming). But, having followed the development from start to finish, watched all the trailers etc (speaking specifically about the LOD trailer)....There was a certain air of mystery, a deep sense of lore and importance to the character of General Tarsis, her Legion of Dawn and specifically her armor set that played out in that trailer. It was talked about in reverence all throughout the game and certain characters seemed to stress the importance of the Freelancer wearing her armor to return to where it all began. The armor was key to success.
Now, to have it stolen and then have to go after the person who stole it....That adds some tension and drama to the mix and it further stresses just how crucial the General's armor is. This is good. My complaint is when you're simply left to "build your own replica". It cheapens the impact of the original, real piece. And further more, you don't even actually need that particular armor set to get back to the Heart of Rage. I played the entire game decked out in the N7 armor set for my Javelin (and it looked really cool). So the inclusion of the LOD armor sets become merely a cosmetic vanity piece rather than a plot device (especially since you can claim your LOD armor pieces right from the start in the store near the Forge). But again, you're then walking around in a replica, a knock-off. Not the real thing. And I just wish they would have followed through on playing-up the lore and importance of the actual armor, rather than shrugging it off and reducing it all to some cosmetic piece.
I'm curious though does anyone else agree with or see my point about the LOD armor and Gen. Tarsis? I think they kinda dropped the ball on that point- not entirely, of course, not totally wasted, but for the importance put upon the armor through lore etc and the stress upon it throughout the story, I think they missed out on really developing it as much as they could have within the story.
I would have liked to see the entrance to the Tombs play out as it did in the Trailer, I would have liked to also see the Player actually get to wear the original piece of armor and I feel that the development within the story could have been pushed and molded into something that really fit the framework of the lore, as it was described witin the trailers and other advertising media.
Open Discussion is encouraged. What do you think about the over all presentation and usage of the Legion of Dawn? Do you think it was utilized appropriately and effectively to drive the story or add to the lore (Yes/No, why or why not)? What changes would you have any (if any)? Do you think/feel that the game captured the 'legend' of the Legion as well as the Trailer portrayed it? (yes/no/why?/why not?)
I would like to encourage an open discussion on this topic as I feel it is one that merits greater discovery.