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themcnoisy

@themightyant You will love it. All the dlc is included such as the lair of the shadow broker and firewalker. When I originally played ME2 I thought it was great, the remaster with everything included is special.

@trev666 when did you last play it? Yes the main story pillars have only 5 missions - but you need to run at least 12 others without loyalty missions. That's 17 decently sized missions without any side content. Which as we all know, you probably will do.

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themcnoisy

Oh yeah, top tip. Go fem-shep. If you haven't tried it before it's the only way I can play the trilogy now.

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trev666

@themcnoisy i finished the trilogy last month and ive probably completed it 10+ times.

Just because mass effect 2 puts barriers in that make you play recruitment missions to get the next main mission to pop up doesnt make those missions main missions as they do not advance the main story.

I compare the mission structure in ME2 to when games put a level cap before you are allowed to do a mission

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trev666

@themcnoisy Thats another thing about mass effect that i have controversial opinion of, I dont get all the love for being femshep Ive found it makes very little difference to you playthrough apart from you romance options

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themightyant

@trev666
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themightyant

themcnoisy

@trev666 I can see what you are saying, so in ME1 and 3 most of the missions are based on the overall story arc it's fair to say. Whilst in 2, the recruitment is a smorgasbord of different story styles not necessarily based on the destination. I can see that.

In that sense it's a bit more like a mini series than a film. I enjoy that, you can knock off a couple of missions after work and then a few at the weekend. Before the big crescendo.

I get with the citadel it's parred back. But then you also have Omega and Ilium. It is a slight miss, as like you I would love that big hub world (without sacrificing Omega or Ilium). But the 3 hubs have their own flavour and add to the world building without mentioning the likes of Tchuchanka. There are so many more assets in ME2, so many different places to see. Every level is different. Where as with 1 that same warehouse is reused 20 times. So I can accept the citadel being less of a focus.

As for fem-shep the voice actors performance is better imo. Much better.

Anyhow I'm not writing about ME1 so will leave it there.

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ralphdibny

@themightyant

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ralphdibny

I wanted to share some screenshots...

Mako Madness:
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This last one is a blue star but it looks like the planet carries on behind it as if it is sitting in a well in the planets surface...

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^ New Party Member - Class: Thief
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themightyant

@ralphdibny These are great! I haven't really used the photo mode in this game but you make me wish I had! I didn't even know that "shifty looking cow" creature existed, and how did you make the Mako fly so high! lol Well done.

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ralphdibny

@themightyant cheers! I can't say what days I took some of those Mako photos but I seem to remember thinking about the criticisms about the inflexibility of the Mako as I was lining a few of them up. Mostly I just flung the Mako off of high peaks using a combination of boost and thrusters!

Find the shifty looking cow! There is one in a herd of them that is actually called Shifty Looking Cow (says so when you look at it). If you go up to it and look at it, it freezes. Turn the camera around and look away, turn it back and look at it and you will see it edging closer until it freezes again. If you look away and let it get really close then it does something to you...

trev666

little things like the shifty looking cow or the prothean artifact on Eletarnia are some of the little things that make mass effect great

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Balta666

@themightyant it is definitely an unpopular oppinion but I agree with @trev666. ME2 is a fantastic game with many good companions but I really disliked cerberus, the ilusive man and Miranda which brings it to the back of the rank.
P.s: I also don't have a problem with ME3 ending and actually in game I had the biggest screw up on the whole series (One of my lovers killed herself after I f upped on a more diplomatic way of solving the issues at hand)

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K1LLEGAL

Great to see a lot of engagement this month with Mass Effect Legendary Edition. I haven’t had the time to join unfortunately. But the first Mass Effect is one of my all-time favourite games (and one of my most replayed games). Is the Legendary version of 1 a big improvement? I might have to go through it. I didn’t understand the excitement for the Legendary release because all the games are backwards compatible.

And just while i’m here, the first is my favourite of the trilogy. I just really loved the world building, it had an extremely strong antagonist in my opinion, and I liked how it felt more like a Bioware RPG than the other 2.

Perhaps if you were on PS3 and played Mass Effect 2 first that would be your favourite just because it would have been your introduction to the world.

I would rank the games; 1,2,3,Andromeda… with 1 being the best. So progressively worse lol, but I would still encourage people who like the trilogy to try Andromeda. It is still a good game (and mostly fixed now I believe), just not Mass Effect 4.

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TuckNorris85

@ralphdibny I have played this game about a dozen times and never found the "shifty looking cow". I have seen the creatures but must have just driven right past them lol

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trev666

now everyone seems to refer to Ashley as a racist to my knowledge shes a xenophobe which is different

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