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Old March 9 2013, 12:49 AM   #1966
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/\ That was another good moment.

Did anyone come across a mention of Legion? I don't recall ever seeing or hearing anything about it. At least Mordin got a nice send off with that datapad you find after the party.

Also, does Chakwas show up if you decide to keep her with the Normandy?
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Old March 9 2013, 12:51 AM   #1967
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Also, does Chakwas show up if you decide to keep her with the Normandy?
No, but it's mentioned that she's busy with a medical emergency.
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Old March 9 2013, 02:23 AM   #1968
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I love the new Citadel DLC. The action part is really fun and interesting. Also, it's awesome that your apartment is in Tiberius Towers. That's clearly a Trek reference. But the best part is Glyph with a fucking bow tie.
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Old March 9 2013, 10:45 AM   #1969
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Did anyone come across a mention of Legion? I don't recall ever seeing or hearing anything about it. At least Mordin got a nice send off with that datapad you find after the party.
I wondered about that too, but as far as I can tell, no, there's nothing about Legion. A pity considering both Mordin and Thane got a little something extra (even more so if your femshep romanced Thane.) Indeed, I was kind of hoping for a "toast to absent friends" scene in there somewhere. But I suppose given all the different permutations that would be a little impractical.

I also wish they didn't tease us with yet another poker table we don't get to use! Oh and while the new armour set you can win is nice, why did it have to be Cerberus armour *again*!? That's three. Why no Spectre armour? Hell, I would have been happy they used the same Alliance version as Ashley, Liara and Brooks wore. A set of the same armour the "villain" wore would have been nice too.
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Old March 11 2013, 07:30 AM   #1970
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That was, without a doubt, the very best DLC for the entire series. Hell, I'd say it's some of the very best content of the entire series and serves as a perfectly wonderful tribute to all these characters we've grown to love. Sooo, so much humor, callbacks, some hard fights and a fun lighthearted mission. And the Lancer is absolutely my favorite gun now.

But the highlight, of course, was all the character work and all the brilliant little moments that are too numerous to mention.

I've only done it with one character so far, a Shep/Miranda playthrough and considering how little she got to figure in the rest of the game I was especially touched by her scenes.

Hard to try and pick a funniest one, but I might have laughed out loud the most for Grunt's birthday party. And Jaavik the movie star. Kasumi's random appearances throughout the party were a hoot too. Oh, and Traynor/EDI? I. died.

Most touching (aside from the romance scenes) would probably have to be either Liara's piano or Mordin's datapad. Hilarious and then "Will stick to patter songs from now on." Or maybe Thane's memorial, I got a bit choked up there too. And you gotta love Jack's continued growth.

So many wonderful moments! Really, there's almost nothing I have complaints about.
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Old March 11 2013, 07:57 AM   #1971
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Despite my expectations, ME3: Citadel was amazing. The adventure was fun, exciting, and filled with good moments, and the character scenes and party were just an absolute joy. It was a wonderful fond farewell to the franchise, and I'm happy it's here. Frankly, it feels like a much better farewell than the ending itself.

I guess this is what happens when you have an actual writing team do a finale instead of a producer/hack writer doing one, huh?
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Old March 11 2013, 09:17 AM   #1972
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I thought that the whole party section was inspired. Such a simple concept but what a great way to see the characters in their interactive element for one last time. The banter, the humour, the character-writing was absolutely oozing in class. From Garrus and Zaeed obsessing over the home defense in Shep's apartment to Joker ripping the p1ss out of Cerberus in front of Miranda and Jacob, to the whole EDI/Tali/Traynor conversation (or the Joker/Traynor convo in the alternate party) - it was all utterly superb.

And that final scene......gulp.

Goodbye Normandy

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Old March 11 2013, 09:51 AM   #1973
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And that final scene......gulp.

Goodbye Normandy
Yeah, it was Ocean's Eleven's fountain scene, wasn't it?
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Old March 11 2013, 10:14 AM   #1974
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It took a second for the penny to drop with me, that this was the end of the DLC, the end of ME3, the end of Shepard's story, and likely the last time we'll see this great group of characters. Although narratively this doesn't go at the end (although you can make it so if you really want), emotionally it IS the end. Lump-in-the-throat time with that scene when that dawned on me.

Take my hat off to BW for this DLC - prior to it, I thought the ending made the game practically irretrievable, for me at least. The Citadel content though reminds me of what BW is capable of when it brings its A-game to the table, and gives you a great chance to draw an emotional close to the series that the game's ending didn't actually give me.

Bravo BW.
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Old March 11 2013, 09:13 PM   #1975
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Another couple of scenes I enjoyed



I like the Lancer, but it feels too overpowered. I replayed London with that and everything was going down easily
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Old March 11 2013, 09:19 PM   #1976
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If you're playing as a Lv60 character by that point (which you should if you have imported from ME2 & done most of the DLCs) then everything goes down easy. At that point, even on "insanity" difficultly there isn't that much of a challenge.

But yeah, the Lancer still packs a wallop.
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Old March 12 2013, 12:01 AM   #1977
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Hahaha! Too bad I didn't keep the party low-key in my playthrough, then I could have gotten this scene...



Shepard.

Grunt.

Shepard.

Wrex.

Can that even be considered a conversation?!
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Old March 12 2013, 12:46 AM   #1978
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Another couple of scenes I enjoyed

Grunt is great in the DLC;



BW have posted up the Citadel soundtrack for free as a thank you to fans;

Citadel OST
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Old March 12 2013, 05:47 PM   #1979
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If you're playing as a Lv60 character by that point (which you should if you have imported from ME2 & done most of the DLCs) then everything goes down easy. At that point, even on "insanity" difficultly there isn't that much of a challenge.

But yeah, the Lancer still packs a wallop.
Presuming I'm actually any good at the game.

I'm not sure what level my Shep is at off hand but for the one who has gone through the citadel, I guess she'd be around that mark
ME1 + bring down the Sky main missions completed
ME2 (all dlc and except for Firewalker all missions complete)
ME3 (completed - then New Game+ with all the DLC in).

For the party, I started off loud and just got louder so I missed the Shep/Grunt/Wrex conversation

@Angel4576 - Just got the soundtrack too. Thanks for the info
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Old March 12 2013, 06:01 PM   #1980
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I missed the Shep/Grunt/Wrex convo because I was trying to be too clever when I gibbed the save file.

In a game where I successfully sabotaged the genophage cure and got away with it originally, I went back in and switched Wrex to being alive, completely forgetting that Wrex is smarter than Wreave, and thus figures out your deception. Confrontation ensued, Wrex dead. Doh!

I could do it again, but I also missed Kasumi so I need to go back and do things again anyway. I'll get Wrex to the party in that game I think.
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