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Old April 15 2010, 03:14 AM   #646
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Re: Mass Effect 2

Thread bump.

Just finished ME2 about half an hour ago. Amazing game, though I did find it a bit short in terms of side-missions. I didn't visit every planet though, so maybe I missed a few things.

Started with an import from ME1 with a paragon infiltrator Shepard that let the council die. Wasn't intending to import that one, but I couldn't tell the difference between the files at the start. Followed pretty much the same track in this game, maxing out on paragon with some renegade leanings (notably, I left the base intact for Cerberus).

However... Garrus died in the mission. He was the only one that bit the bullet (or rocket as it appeared to be). I sent him through the ventilation shaft. My whole team was loyal, but he's the one that ended up dying.

All in all, very good game.

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Oh yeah, I've gotta say that Mordin Solus is my favourite character in that one. Very short. And to the point. And I loved the Gilbert and Sullivan routine he did once.
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Old April 15 2010, 04:02 AM   #647
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Yeah, he's not really good with the vents.
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Old April 15 2010, 07:37 AM   #648
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Yeah, you really, really should have sent Tali or Legion on that one.
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Old April 15 2010, 08:15 PM   #649
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Has anyone else noticed that the Collector General looks a lot like one of the Shadows from Babylon 5?
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Old April 15 2010, 08:24 PM   #650
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^Actually, I felt the general Collector foot soldiers looked a lot like the Chigs from Space: Above and Beyond.
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Old April 15 2010, 08:47 PM   #651
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^Actually, I felt the general Collector foot soldiers looked a lot like the Chigs from Space: Above and Beyond.
When I first saw them in Bioware's "Enemies of ME2" video, my first thought was "CHIGS!" I still call them that because it's so much cooler than "Collectors."
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Old April 15 2010, 09:12 PM   #652
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However... Garrus died in the mission. He was the only one that bit the bullet (or rocket as it appeared to be). I sent him through the ventilation shaft. My whole team was loyal, but he's the one that ended up dying.
I'd laugh, but the first time I did it, I sent Thane to do that job.

Oh well. He was dying anyway.
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Old April 15 2010, 09:19 PM   #653
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^Loyalty means absolutely nothing if you pick the wrong person for a job, they're just dead.
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Old April 15 2010, 11:45 PM   #654
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Yeah, you really, really should have sent Tali or Legion on that one.
Well, I naturally assumed that he could handle a simple task like opening a door. Besides, didn't he have some tech ability? Maybe not enough I guess.
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Old April 16 2010, 03:21 AM   #655
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If you listen to the dialogue when you assign teams it has clues as to who to pick. With that one I think Miranda says something to the effect that Jacob (who volunteered) wouldn't be able to open it quick enough and that it needed a tech.

Just like when you needed a biotic to get through the swarm it's implied that while any biotic could do it in theory, a strong one (Jack or Samara) would be best.
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Old April 16 2010, 04:05 AM   #656
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If you listen to the dialogue when you assign teams it has clues as to who to pick. With that one I think Miranda says something to the effect that Jacob (who volunteered) wouldn't be able to open it quick enough and that it needed a tech.

Just like when you needed a biotic to get through the swarm it's implied that while any biotic could do it in theory, a strong one (Jack or Samara) would be best.
Yeah, I thought about that afterwards. And I did pick Jack for the biotic part, so that was good on my part.
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Old April 17 2010, 12:14 PM   #657
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-Brett- wrote: View Post
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However... Garrus died in the mission. He was the only one that bit the bullet (or rocket as it appeared to be). I sent him through the ventilation shaft. My whole team was loyal, but he's the one that ended up dying.
I'd laugh, but the first time I did it, I sent Thane to do that job.

Oh well. He was dying anyway.
I sent Thane on that mission my 1st run-through as well.

I figured that since he was so good at navigating duct works on his recruitment mission (where he dropped down and annihilated all the baddies) he world be good for a similar task on the final mission.
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Old April 20 2010, 02:40 AM   #658
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Brandonv wrote: View Post
Has anyone else noticed that the Collector General looks a lot like one of the Shadows from Babylon 5?
I noticed this and thought there really were a lot of ties to B5. I saw somewhere (official website I think) a list of sci-fi elements that ME drew reference from (including Star Trek II: TWOK and Star Wars) but no B5!

The Collectors look like Shadows
Ancient enemies that periodically return to wipe out the galaxy
The hero returns from the dead (I was convinced that Shepard would be given a death sentence due to the regeneration technology only holding out so long)
The Spectres are practically the Rangers
A central spacestation for all alien races to gather together on
The Asari = the Minbari
The Turians = the Narn
A character named Mordin (ok, this might be stretching it)
Evil opportunistic Earth corporations
All the themes about alien species building communities together vs a strong independent Earth
etc.
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Old April 20 2010, 02:44 AM   #659
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However... Garrus died in the mission. He was the only one that bit the bullet (or rocket as it appeared to be). I sent him through the ventilation shaft. My whole team was loyal, but he's the one that ended up dying.
Why on earth did you do that? They make it pretty abundently clear that you're supposed to send a tech expert.

Man, was that suicide mission awesome (and intense) though.
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Old April 20 2010, 02:49 AM   #660
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The Spectres are practically the Rangers
How so?

The Asari = the Minbari
The Turians = the Narn
Those are both a real stretch

A character named Mordin (ok, this might be stretching it)
Well, technically, B5's character is Morden

Evil opportunistic Earth corporations
B5 hardly invented that one. That's a standard plot line.
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