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Old July 30 2010, 01:59 PM   #736
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Re: Mass Effect 2

Speaking of punching her in the face:



They came second.
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Old July 30 2010, 02:58 PM   #737
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Well look at that...they even managed to capture the Gerry Anderson body language.
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Old July 30 2010, 06:29 PM   #738
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Speaking of punching her in the face:
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They came second.
"" indeed.

Oh, and speaking of female Shepards:

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Old July 31 2010, 10:12 PM   #739
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Yeah...Thane looked cool but he got annoying very quickly. Plus he suddenly looses his crazy ninja skills as soon as he signs up with you, not not much help in a fight.

Actually, now that I mention it, did anyone else find the way Jack goes from an insanely powerful biotic who can single-handedly obliterate a heavy mech to someone who is only slightly more capable than Miranda. They should have given her an ability (with a long cool-down of course) that pumps her up and multiplies her attack damage, or something along those lines.
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Old July 31 2010, 11:10 PM   #740
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Agreed, the cinematics especially with Thane and Jack did set us up for a disappointment. Oh well, in the end, balancing gameplay always takes precedence over the lore.
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They should have given her an ability (with a long cool-down of course) that pumps her up and multiplies her attack damage, or something along those lines.
Oh, definitely. Some kind of overdrive mode on a lenghty cooldown would have been very cool.

Alternatively, they could have given her a separate buff type ability to dramatically increase the effects of her Shockwave and Pull while proportionally increasing the cooldowns.

By the way, I was very disappointed to see that Jack didn't have Singularity. She's supposed to be this complete bad-ass of an Biotic Adept, yet she can't create a Singularity?
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Old August 1 2010, 01:26 AM   #741
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That occurred to me too, though I suppose one could argue that Jack can create singularities, but she just doesn't, preferring instead to favour her characteristic brute force approach.

Could Samara create a singularity? I forget.

As for Thane, perhaps a "takedown" ability, similar to that one they later gave Kasumi? Something that bumps up his damage resistance, speed and makes him harder to hit to allow him to get in close and either insta-kill (for cannon fodder goons) or damage and stun-lock (for the more formidable types.) Would have been damn useful to deal with those rocket launcher wilding enemies that just sit there and spam you to death.
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Old August 1 2010, 02:31 AM   #742
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This is kind of topical



The Bioware blog post has more detailed pictures and info
FemShep?! These cosplayers are Not!Canon!
True, but only because Shepard is really a redhead.
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Old August 1 2010, 03:00 AM   #743
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The Bioware blog post has more detailed pictures and info
FemShep?! These cosplayers are Not!Canon!
Not!Canon?

I've had enough of your spurious allegations.
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Old August 1 2010, 04:07 AM   #744
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I don't think there's such a thing as canon where Commander Shepard's appearance or gender is concerned...which if you think about it is a bit of an odd omission in the history books for the saviour of humanity.

For the record, my femshep looks like this: -


One of the things that (mildly) annoyed be about ME2 was that she lost her scar. Not sure why it bothered me, but it did...
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Old August 2 2010, 03:33 AM   #745
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Besides, we all know FemShep is the OneTrueShep.
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Old August 2 2010, 03:44 AM   #746
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lolno.

Of course, I know I'm in the minority when it comes to that opinion.
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Old August 2 2010, 06:00 AM   #747
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There is some guy running around claiming to be Commander Shepard but I think it's just Conrad Verner. He's totally unbelievable compared to the real thing.
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Old August 2 2010, 06:59 AM   #748
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There is some guy running around claiming to be Commander Shepard but I think it's just Conrad Verner. He's totally unbelievable compared to the real thing.
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Old August 4 2010, 04:00 AM   #749
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Looks like there's another DLC out, this time an all weapons pack. They do look like fun but there's no way I'd pay money for extra weapons. Does anyone else find this kind of paid DLC a little galling? I mean you don't see Valve charging anything for all the extra content they've tacked onto TF2 over the years, do you? Now there's a company that knows how to treat it's customers!

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Old August 4 2010, 05:05 AM   #750
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Looks like there's another DLC out, this time an all weapons pack. They do look like fun but there's no way I'd to pay money for extra weapons. Does anyone else find this kind of paid DLC a little galling? I mean you don't see Valve charging anything for all the extra content they've tacked onto TF2 over the years, do you? Now there's a company that knows how to treat it's customers!
So very true. I would like to see a real, full expansion pack for Mass Effect 2, not these stupid little DLC packs that should be free.
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