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Old January 30 2010, 04:53 PM   #166
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Well, most BioWare games just have a lack of a denoument because it's too expensive to animate them or whatever - the text endings in JE and DA for example. Surprisingly, this is less of a problem in this game mostly because it's the "middle chapter" and because they intend to release DLC (which I hope is geared toward people who have completed the game and not just random sidequests).

But I'm talking about the boss fight that happens at the end. When you see it, you'll think it's the most silly thing you've ever seen.

Also, there is a fuel upgrade, but you only get 500 more fuel. Kind of pointless. I kind of wish that when you started a new game after you beat the game, they just gave you infinite resources. They give you a slight bump - 50k of each type - but that's definitely not enough to upgrade everything.
It just adds an unnecessary couple of hours to the game.
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Old January 30 2010, 08:52 PM   #167
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WOO! I got mine in the mail today! I can begin tonight!!!
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Old January 30 2010, 10:04 PM   #168
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There seems to be 2-4 scannable planets per system and maybe 2-5 systems per galaxy, and about 15 galaxies.
They're actually star clusters. You're only ever in one galaxy.

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Old January 30 2010, 10:41 PM   #169
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You know, ME2 is sorely lacking a smack-the-shit-out-of-Joker option.



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But I'm talking about the boss fight that happens at the end. When you see it, you'll think it's the most silly thing you've ever seen.
The Reapers definitely don't seem as cool afterward.

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Old January 31 2010, 01:04 AM   #170
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Whew, almost read Ryan's spoiler about the Reapers. That was close.

I have to agree about the exploration segment of the game. Even without the Mako missions, it feels like a downgrade. Scanning whole planets for resources is dull as dishwater. Literally flying a mini-Normandy around from place to place kind of takes me out of the experience. Actually having to buy fuel and probes is just annoying after not needing to worry about fuel in the first game. I hope in ME3 BioWare places less emphasis on that sort of stuff.

Everything else is golden so far. The Archangel mission was fantastic.
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Old January 31 2010, 03:24 AM   #171
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I finished all of the Loyalty Missions; Tali's was my favorite, but they were all pretty awesome except for Zaeed, who I think was not really worth picking up.
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Old January 31 2010, 04:09 AM   #172
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OK I've started the game! I finished the Omega station mission where you recruit the funny evil doctor guy. My number one thought; I really, really need an HD-TV. I can't read this goddamn text. The text that's telling me which buttons you need to play the game. And the manual doesn't tell you what the buttons do either. Is there a melee button? Also, I'm playing on the easiest difficult setting and I'm still almost dying whenever there's a group of baddies. You really do need to stick to cover. Maybe I shouldn't have picked soldier class, but the biotics powers sounded too confusing to use in combat.
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Old January 31 2010, 04:39 AM   #173
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You really need the Biotics to get you through the game. Even the tech powers are useful this time around because they give you the extra weapon damage.
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Old January 31 2010, 04:51 AM   #174
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But I'm talking about the boss fight that happens at the end. When you see it, you'll think it's the most silly thing you've ever seen.
The Reapers definitely don't seem as cool afterward.



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I finished all of the Loyalty Missions; Tali's was my favorite, but they were all pretty awesome except for Zaeed, who I think was not really worth picking up.
I find that Thane's and Samara's quests are the most interesting because they are different. Zaeed's is interesting in so much as choosing one choice can potentially screw you for the rest of the game (if you care about how the end game plays out).
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Old January 31 2010, 06:05 AM   #175
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Whew, finally finished the game myself. In a nutshell, the first game had a better story, but this game was better in every other respect. 75% of the story basically consisted of running around the galaxy recruiting people. this And the ending was nowhere near as cool as the big Babylon 5-esque battle at the Citadel in the first one. But the fact that you can keep playing after you finish the main storyline is awesome. A first for a Bioware game! Too bad I don't really have anything left to do.
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Old January 31 2010, 07:12 AM   #176
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But I'm talking about the boss fight that happens at the end. When you see it, you'll think it's the most silly thing you've ever seen.
The Reapers definitely don't seem as cool afterward.



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I finished all of the Loyalty Missions; Tali's was my favorite, but they were all pretty awesome except for Zaeed, who I think was not really worth picking up.
I find that Thane's and Samara's quests are the most interesting because they are different. Zaeed's is interesting in so much as choosing one choice can potentially screw you for the rest of the game (if you care about how the end game plays out).
Well, I picked the "paragon" option, so I'll find out I guess.

Also, Morbin singing had me rolling on the floor.
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Old January 31 2010, 08:14 AM   #177
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Hah, I'd like to believe that was a reference to ST: Insurrection.
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Old January 31 2010, 11:49 AM   #178
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Well there seems to be enough ore that you can just pick up the huge spikes and leave the planet as soon as it gets to moderate or poor. Also running out of fuel only costs you like +1500 in one of the four resources, which you can get from a couple of good ore location on a planet. So between only picking up huge deposits and not worrying about fuel I've been going through the mining pretty quickly and have six digits in everything but element zero.
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Old January 31 2010, 12:45 PM   #179
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I've barely started and I'm hooked.

Having read some of the comments though, I suspect the fuel thing might annoy me a little. My character is supposed to be in command, a special ops Soldier etc. Can't I delegate some of the day to day stuff while I'm thinking of how to save tha galaxy (yet again)
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Old January 31 2010, 02:42 PM   #180
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Sir Isaac Newton is the deadliest son of a bitch in space!

I hope whoever wrote that speech got a raise. That was epically hilarious.
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