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Old August 6 2010, 11:44 PM   #766
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Yeah. I had him guarding the bomb, so it just made more sense to lead Saren away from that area to ensure that the bomb went off. I actually didn't mind Kaidan all that much, it was just a roleplaying decision.
Not me. Killed him dead without hesitation and good riddance to the bland, boring git that he was.


He was pretty boring. I'm not sure how BioWare managed to flub both of the human male companions in both games.
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Old August 6 2010, 11:51 PM   #767
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Being a rather boring guy myself, I take great comfort in the fact that guys like Kaiden and Jacob can score with a chick like FemShep

That said, my FemShep went with Garrus. He's always been my favorite crew member.
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Old August 7 2010, 03:15 AM   #768
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I didn't think Jacob was boring so much as he had a stick up his arse most of the time, but to be perfectly fair he was the only actual military type out of all the main cast and somebody had to fill that role. I think one of the many improvements of ME2 over the first game was the inclusion of the loyalty missions that let you get some insight into each character. I think there were some character associated side missions in ME1 but as I recall they were pretty forgettable and all just the same kind of copy/paste mission were you clear out that same damn outpost that all the other side missions used.
In fact they're so forgettable I can only recall Garrius and Wrex's missions; track down the evil doctor and find some old Krogan armour respectively. I'm not even sure any of the others even had associated missions.
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Old August 7 2010, 04:43 AM   #769
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Well, the mission where you blew up tons of Geth in the Armstrong Cluster had somee connections for Tali with that Geth data you could decide to let her send back or not, which didn't matter at all when ME2 rolled around.
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Old August 7 2010, 02:51 PM   #770
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Liara had a personal involvement in the mission on Noveria, it was her mother you were trying to kill, after all. She didn't do much, but I believe that there was some extra dialogue if you brought Liara along on your team.
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Old August 7 2010, 03:24 PM   #771
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I didn't think Jacob was boring so much as he had a stick up his arse most of the time, but to be perfectly fair he was the only actual military type out of all the main cast and somebody had to fill that role. I think one of the many improvements of ME2 over the first game was the inclusion of the loyalty missions that let you get some insight into each character.
The problem with Jacob is that he starts off being this fairly nice guy with an interesting backstory, then he practically becomes a different person once you get on the Normandy. His loyalty mission sucked too, since it didn't really affect his character in any way, was yet another family issues mission, and Jacob's backstory as a Corsair would've given us a pretty awesome mission.
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Old August 7 2010, 03:32 PM   #772
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Liara had a personal involvement in the mission on Noveria, it was her mother you were trying to kill, after all. She didn't do much, but I believe that there was some extra dialogue if you brought Liara along on your team.
I was just thinking exactly that. Indeed, I think she was the only one with an actual personal stake in the events. Everyone else had their reasons for joining up of course, but Liara was the only one with a personal connection.

Still, the mission wasn't really about Liara and her mother, not like say Jacob's loyalty mission was about him and his father. It was about a Rachni infestation and Benezia just happened to be the end boss. I'm not saying Liara or any of the others didn't get any character development at all, just that ME2 did a better job of fleshing out the characters.
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The problem with Jacob is that he starts off being this fairly nice guy with an interesting backstory, then he practically becomes a different person once you get on the Normandy. His loyalty mission sucked too, since it didn't really affect his character in any way, was yet another family issues mission, and Jacob's backstory as a Corsair would've given us a pretty awesome mission.
You know I'd forgotten about the Corsair thing. That really could have made for a much more interesting mission.
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Old August 7 2010, 03:36 PM   #773
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I think ME1 did a good job with Garrus' character development, the way it was possible to influence him as a Paragon Shepard (or, alternatively, reinforce his disposition as a Renegade ).
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Old August 12 2010, 04:54 PM   #774
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I just downloaded the NEW Content for Mass Effect 2 with the new Hover Vehicle and the mission to shut down the AI at the Cerberus research complex.

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This is getting good.
This mod has the the stuff that the real game need.
1-A new hover vehicle with destructive capablities instead of being fairied but a shuttle from Star Trek TNG

2-Great Difficulty
3- MORE GETH!


All in all....
I have to say that Playing the Downloadable content has made MASS EFFECT to Really Good when it really suxed as a total product with pulling out and revamping the weapons situation with heat clips.

2-Destroying the Normandy for no reason.
3-A pointless Main Character Death at the beginning.
4-The annoying continuance of the ineffective government
5-The monotonous Mineral scanning.
6- The Funky Character Missions that feel like complete and utter Time Wasters. It just doesn't make sense why you have to gain the loyal to of People that are already loyal to you.

7- The Gameplay hallways that lead you in only one direction like some sort of arcade game.

About the only thing I liked about the new Mass Effect was the Powerful new destructive weapons and the Downloadable content. I love the Armors KEEP THEM COMING.

The DC is what makes this game worth the money.
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Old August 16 2010, 03:18 AM   #775
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Yeah, I just finished the Overlord DLC and enjoyed it a lot. Excellent use of the Hammerhead and a really great story. I wonder if this is how we should expect the Hammerhead to be used in future DLC and ME3.
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Old August 17 2010, 09:14 PM   #776
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Hey did anybody else know that Mass Effect 2 is coming to the PS3?
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Old August 17 2010, 09:29 PM   #777
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^ Yeah I read about it earlier today. EA just announced it at Gamescom today.

While I already beat the game on my PC, I will definitely this it for the PS3 as well. Too bad they won't release the first game as well.
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Old August 17 2010, 10:09 PM   #778
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Yep. And unless they include a character creator, this pretty much guarantees that nothing from ME1 will really matter in ME3. There's the "canon" Renegade Shepard storyline and that's it.
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Old August 17 2010, 10:26 PM   #779
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While I do think it's a great idea to offer PS3 owners a chance to play a truly excellent game, I do kind of agree with firehawk. I'm not sure if BioWare would be able to release ME1 onto the PS3, since it was published by Microsoft before BioWare joined EA, but I don't know if the exclusivity thing applies anymore.
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Old August 18 2010, 03:10 AM   #780
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Yeah, I just finished the Overlord DLC and enjoyed it a lot. Excellent use of the Hammerhead and a really great story. I wonder if this is how we should expect the Hammerhead to be used in future DLC and ME3.
I'm playing on INSANE..so it will take me awhile.
I hope this is the future....I it continues to get better.
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