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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 5:39:04 AM PST
M. Stifler says:
Battlestar Galactica. The newer one.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 4:40:31 AM PST
Kin-foot says:
So Star Wars doesn't count? Firefly is at least longer than the original trilogy.

If Riddick can be called a Space Opera, Firefly sure can -
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_space_opera_media

And Ender is a Space Opera. There are a good amount of books for Ender's story and another set for Bean.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 2:23:32 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 6:21:26 PM PST
Yeah, but I did this after I had finished the game. I just wanted to see if I really COULD lose Shepard and my whole team.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 6:07:07 PM PST
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DVvM says:
I think "completing ME2 in less than 10 hours" is like "watching a television show and skipping all the episodes that are one-offs that don't contribute to the overarching plot."

You miss a lot of stuff in your speedrun of ME2.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 6:05:55 PM PST
Yes, yes it is.

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 4:22:11 PM PST
You mean the 1st Mass Effect? Then yeah, but I'd compare it more towards Star Trek.

Just a little rant with the 2nd and 3rd's story:
2 and 3 hardly had a story to follow. Two was just a task machine with missions with little meaning, don't get me started on the ending of that beast (I actually think its WORSE than the 3rd's ending). Third, yet another task machine, but lets tie many predictable deaths of a couple of your members that really had little emotional value (because it was obviously a boring task). Actually, the 3rd was about 75% all cheezy scenes.
If they wish to kill off members of your crew don't do (A) 2nd's route (kill them all off at the final battle) and (B) Make them incredibly predictable tasks..
The 1st did it right: You had no idea you were going to have to choose between kaiden and ashley in that mission.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 4:20:36 PM PST
"I mean, the entire run of the series plus the movie tie-in is shorter than any one of the three Mass Effect games."

Fourteen episodes plus a two hour or so movie...sixteen hours or so (a bit less, obviously, but screw math right now). Excellent point.

You can totally beat ME2 in less than 10 hours, though.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 4:15:23 PM PST
I'm not too clear on what constitutes space opera, but things like Star Trek (all five series) always seemed too episodic to really qualify to me.

I agree that Firefly is more of a Western with maybe S/O elements.

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 4:10:54 PM PST
Kr155 says:
Mass effect is up there with the greats. Btw anyone play online since retaliation released. I'd like to hook up with some people to play gold if anyone is interested

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 4:08:08 PM PST
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DVvM says:
I don't think there's enough Firefly to have it really stand up to longer running space operas.

I mean, the entire run of the series plus the movie tie-in is shorter than any one of the three Mass Effect games.

The thing about Space Opera is that it's supposed to be vast both in scale and in themes, Firefly could have gotten there but with only 14 episodes it can't really compare to 90+ hours of Mass Effect, 75 episodes of BSG, 110 episodes of B5 (plus six movies), 176 episodes of DS9, etc.

It's themes and scope being less vast and sort of intimate and it's run-time being so short make Firefly more of a Space Western than Space Opera.

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 4:07:54 PM PST
Alien Fodder says:
Star Trek will always be first for me but Mass Effect is definitely second, no doubt about it.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 4:05:31 PM PST
Neither Firefly nor Ender's Game (except the first book) are really space opera.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 4:04:56 PM PST
I forgot to factor in B5. It has been too long since I watched it. Where's my B5, Netflix?!

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 4:04:20 PM PST
Kin-foot says:
Surprised no one said Firefly. Guess I will...Firefly>Mass Effect

And Ender's Game series.

I really do like ME a lot. I just like a lot of other Sci-fi stuff.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 4:03:55 PM PST
Without clicking on this, is it from The Fifth Element?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 4:03:25 PM PST
Absolutely.

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 4:03:21 PM PST
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DVvM says:
I would put DS9 and BSG (and maybe B5) ahead of both Star Wars and Mass Effect.

But I'm much more of a Trek fan than a Wars fan.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 4:03:11 PM PST
Valid point.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 4:02:32 PM PST
Good way of putting it.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 4:02:24 PM PST
I assume you mean the OT only?

SW, in general, with all forms of media, is probably the best.

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 3:59:28 PM PST
I'd have to go with StarWars>Mass Effect>BSG>Star Trek.....just not a trekkie :-/

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 3:10:35 PM PST
Star Wars and Star Fox are better.

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 2:59:17 PM PST
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Super R-Typ0 says:
*snort* NO ONE BETTER SAY NUTHIN BAD*wheeze* ABOUT STAR WARS! <gasp>

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 2:50:50 PM PST
Kirksplosion says:
Touché.
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