I love Mass Effect’s ability to bridge any gap, in this case the gap between kids that didn’t really grow up together and aren’t really friends but were around-ish during certain points in their lives cuz their parents are old friends who live really far apart who meet up once every few years
i.e. me, a 26 year old, and this boy whom I hadn’t seen in 3 years, whom I’ve always known as kid who’s know a young man of 19
me: so you got a PS3 eh, me too
him: what sorts of games do you play?
me: some shooters, some adventure games, stuff like Uncharted, Mass Effect…
him: ohh man Mass Effect I played all 3 games recently
me: MASS EFFEEEECT OMGGGG SO GOOOOD
him: SOOO GOOOOOODDDD
me: did you start from 1 did you play them in order
him: yes I did
me: ATTA BOY
him: what class
me: Vanguard fuck yeah you??
him: Infiltrator, yeah sniper rifle! my squadmates died a lot tho
me: haha ouch I had the opposite problem as a Vanguard, who’d you romance
me: niiiiice. what ending?
me: cuz EDI and Legion right?
me + him: YEEEEEEAAAAAAHHHHHHHH