I was cleaning out my inbox and found an email from Dictionary.com from way back in 2014! Yeah, I know I should clean my inbox out more often, lol. Anyways the word of the day for November 30 was specter, of which the British spelling is spectre…
Now, some of you may be aware of this but I’ve been playing a lot of Mass Effect recently and the first thing I thought of when I saw the word of the day was the video game that I’d (by November 2014) devoted more than 100 hours of my life to.
In the Mass Effect trilogy you play a Commander in the human Alliance Navy. Commander Shepard is a Spectre, one of the elite agents that answer only to the Citadel Council and basically have free-rein to get their assignments done in whatever way they feel is the best way.
This means that you can either play as a Paragon Shepard and unite the galaxy by building alliances or you can choose to be Renegade Shepard and, basically, rule through fear and bullying. Either method will bring you to the climactic end of the Mass Effect trilogy and no matter which you choose, you may have lost some friends along the way.
I’m on my third play-through of this trilogy and I’ve played mostly as Paragon because many of the Renegade choices are actually quite distasteful to me.
Have you played the Mass Effect trilogy? What did you think about it?
The other Spectre that came to mind is the recently announced addition to the Bond movie franchise. Starring Daniel Craig as Bond, Naomie Harris as Moneypenny, Ben Whishaw as the Quartermaster, and Ralph Fiennes as M (you will be missed, Judi Dench).
Based on the highly popular book series by Ian Fleming, this latest movie has me excited before I’ve even seen the first trailer or stills! I’ve enjoyed the Craig-Bond movies and I can’t wait to see what happens in the next one…
I may have to go back and watch all the movies that came before, just to be prepared. Also because I haven’t seen the Sean Connery movies in quite a while and… well, Sean Connery!