Diminishing Returns YKTTW Discussion
At some point your collection of cool becomes a hinderance to quality
- "Too much of a good thing is an awesome thing. But too much of an awesome thing is... umm... really, really dumb and bad." -- Strong Bad
- Mass Effect 2 added a great deal more characters to choose from for your personal team compared to Mass Effect 1 (Six for 1, ten for 2 or twelve with DLC). In the first game the characters were added to your team as you progressed through the main story, making it a natural progression of the story. Because of the number of characters the second game largely involves actively recruiting these characters (and doing their "loyalty mission") as the primary story instead of acquiring them along the way. The developers admitted it was a bit overkill and backed off for Mass Effect 3.
- The producers of Batman: The Animated Series pointed this out when it came to a couple of episodes, specifically "The Strange Secret of Bruce Wayne" (which portrayed Joker, Two-Face and Penguin in a more ineffectual and comical manner than when they were acting alone) and "The Trial" (where nearly every villain appears but few have any lines).