Today's marketplace is one of instant gratification. The aspiring shopper can go online, place an order, be billed immediately, and receive their anime DVDs the very next day. In olden days, the shopper would have to wait for a catalog to arrive, fill out an order form, and then mail it in along with payment to a company far away. Weeks later the package would arrive, but it would not be anime. It would be a thrashing apparatus used to harvest wheat, or some kind of terrifying medical instrument designed to cure a painful uterine prolapse. To put in bluntly, the world of old was a festering cesspool and the people that lived in it were devoured whole by its evil.
Given our society's obsession with stalking and ridiculing celebrities, it's tempting to seek a life of anonymity. But beware: not being famous has its own hidden costs.
Mass Effect: Andromeda turns its nose up at the original trilogy's rigid morality. It boasts a more nuanced and intellectually compelling shades-of-grey approach in which a heart icon pops up when it's time to tell an alien to take their clothes off.
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