Unforgettable: Thresher Maw vs. Reaper Destroyer

United We Game‘s “Unforgettable” series is all about those moments in games that stick with you well beyond the credits. Having recently completed the Mass Effect trilogy, “Unforgettable” provided me the perfect opportunity to relive and discuss one of the series most memorable and jaw-dropping scenes: the Thresher Maw vs. The Reaper destroyer in Mass Effect 3. The scene between the two giants is brief, but it remains one of the most amazing things I’ve ever witnessed in a game.

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Image from Flickr user Ryan Somma (CC)Image from Flickr user Ryan Somma (CC)

One of my favorite general moments in entertainment, from books to movies to games, is the unexpected save from the jaws of doom. Someone or a group of people is in the gravest of grave danger. The situation looks absolutely bleak, and things are only going to get worse unless help arrives. Only, there’s no chance of help. The end is truly nigh! But then, suddenly (or seemingly so) a savior comes out of nowhere to snatch the person or group right out of the clingy hands of death! And doom is abated once more.

It’s a classic scenario that we see over and over again – from Star Wars to Jurassic Park — and it gets me every time. I’m easily sucked into watching or reading scenes where it looks like curtains for our heroes, only for them to find…

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