Board 8 > Mass Effect Legendary Edition Part 2 *spoilers*

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TheRock1525
06/02/21 1:54:52 AM
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So I'm moving through ME2, and I think one of my biggest problems with ME3 is still the lack of hub worlds. It's fun landing on a planet and having a little space to explore before you get to actual missions.

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BlAcK TuRtLe
06/02/21 1:59:06 AM
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The biggest flaw in both ME2 and ME3 was the scaling back of any kind of exploration. Imagine a world where they took the concept of landing on a planet with the Mako from ME1 and built on it in 2/3, instead of just putting in the useless scanning mini game?

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TheRock1525
06/02/21 2:02:39 AM
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I massively prefer scanning to how planets were handled in ME1.

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TheRock1525
06/02/21 2:06:18 AM
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Shit, I forgot that Garrus and Tali hook up if you don't romance either of them.

I was gonna romance Garrus but now I'm having second thoughts.

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BlAcK TuRtLe
06/02/21 2:09:29 AM
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TheRock1525 posted...
I massively prefer scanning to how planets were handled in ME1.
Ya, that's a hard no. And imagine they improved on it by adding more things to do. ME2 and ME3 were linear as hell and boring. The only good part of ME2 were the loyalty missions (Tali's in particular)

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TheRock1525
06/02/21 2:10:36 AM
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The only good part of ME2 is everything.

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UshiromiyaEva
06/02/21 2:57:44 AM
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ME2 still easily the best entry in this franchise.

What really shocked me about ME3 playing again was just how bland every environment is. Gray moon, brown desert, metal base, and over half of them are full of debris. Nothing feels alien, nothing feels special. The only exception being stuff that apeing off of things you already did in ME2. Planets you've been hearing about for the entire franchise have NOTHING going on. One of them you go to the moon instead an it's a gray generic moon with barricades and, oh yeah, turrets (seriously, nothing screams EA corporate demands like mandatory turret sections).

I can't beleive in saying this, but Andromeda did a much better job with environments.

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ninkendo
06/02/21 3:21:28 AM
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But do you agree with Adam Sessler that the ME3 ending is good because the entire game is the ending

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UshiromiyaEva
06/02/21 3:26:57 AM
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I had a whole long thing typed up and then at that last second it all got erased because my phone keyboard dropped off and I accidentally clicked a link.

So gonna just say the short answer: fuck no

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ninkendo
06/02/21 3:51:40 AM
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BlAcK TuRtLe
06/02/21 8:52:47 AM
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ninkendo posted...
But do you agree with Adam Sessler that the ME3 ending is good because the entire game is the ending
This sounds like the take of someone trying to be "edgy" by sticking up for the abortion that was the ME3 ending

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ninkendo
06/02/21 9:03:37 AM
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Adam Sessler is an old man at this point in his career he's the furthest thing from edgy

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06/02/21 10:25:06 AM
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PerfectChaosZ
06/02/21 12:48:04 PM
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ninkendo posted...
Adam Sessler is an old man at this point in his career he's the furthest thing from edgy

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andylt
06/02/21 12:51:31 PM
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UshiromiyaEva posted...
I can't beleive in saying this, but Andromeda did a much better job with environments.
Yeah I'll second this, if there's one area where Andromeda moved the series in the right direction, it's the environments. The open world stuff was pretty fun.

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UshiromiyaEva
06/02/21 12:58:20 PM
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Ehhhhh I don't know if I'd say all the open world stuff worked for me, but it did more visually.

The jungle in particular stands out.

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LeonhartFour
06/02/21 4:19:50 PM
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I don't remember a lot of Andromeda's environments aside from the dungeons that unlock the ability to terraform the planets.

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greengravy294
06/02/21 7:17:22 PM
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Getting my ass kicked on Kasumi recruitment mission. Ugh

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colliding
06/02/21 11:05:57 PM
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Never played the Arrival DLC for Mass Effect 2 before. Wow, they really decided to just make Shepard a mass murderer huh

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FFDragon
06/02/21 11:12:52 PM
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e: wow gamefaqs changed the astronaut emoji to a man and a rocket. way to ruin things.

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TheRock1525
06/04/21 3:58:43 AM
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So I forgot: what missions can be done after hitting the Collector Base? Could I hold off on stuff like Firewalker and Project Overlord?

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XIII_rocks
06/04/21 5:06:51 AM
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Hitting Geth Incursions.

I'm kind of sweeping through ME1 in a very systematic fashion. Want to do everything but like, quickly and efficiently
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Leonhart4
06/04/21 5:53:18 PM
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TheRock1525 posted...
So I forgot: what missions can be done after hitting the Collector Base? Could I hold off on stuff like Firewalker and Project Overlord?

Pretty sure all the DLC can be done whenever.

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XIII_rocks
06/05/21 2:44:03 AM
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And Arrival is best done after it's finished anyway

Man I forgot about Mass Effect 1's weirdness. Like the goofy little Bond-esque tune that plays when you solve the Towers of Hanoi puzzle.
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TheRock1525
06/05/21 3:52:43 AM
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I found some planet where the mission is just endless mechs until you leave on your shuttle, and I just kept hanging around and shooting them. It said there was like 180 but I didn't feel like testing that theory.

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XIII_rocks
06/05/21 2:59:16 PM
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Alright, just about half of Feros, the Feros-spawned side missions, Virmire and the endgame to go
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XIII_rocks
06/05/21 7:18:14 PM
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Man

I love the story on Feros, the way the mystery unravels, the choices you have to make, the gas grenades etc. It's unique to the series, and interesting.

But jesus christ the environment is awful. So grey and samey and almost confusing because it's so colorless. I guess that's what they were going for but they may have done their job too well. The reason I said earlier that I had half of Feros left is because I stopped after I got out of the Mako because I was getting so frustrated and bored with the way it looked.
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CaptainOfCrush
06/05/21 7:22:59 PM
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Yeah the colony story is well done (I like how you later hear enthusiastic radio reports about the colony rebuilding itself if you save everyone), but the environment on Feros is much less interesting than Noveria or even Liara's dig site.

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Murphiroth
06/05/21 7:50:28 PM
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TheRock1525 posted...
I found some planet where the mission is just endless mechs until you leave on your shuttle, and I just kept hanging around and shooting them. It said there was like 180 but I didn't feel like testing that theory.

You can actually hang around there and kill them until they stop coming, but I don't think it's 180 of them.
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Leonhart4
06/05/21 7:53:39 PM
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My wife is playing through for the first time, and she's slowly getting the hang of the gameplay. We've only done the mission to recruit Liara for the main missions so far, but she's doing planet exploration right now to help her get used to the different aspects of the game.

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KamikazePotato
06/05/21 8:00:26 PM
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Leonhart4 posted...
My wife is playing through for the first time, and she's slowly getting the hang of the gameplay. We've only done the mission to recruit Liara for the main missions so far, but she's doing planet exploration right now to help her get used to the different aspects of the game.
Is she leaning towards Paragon or Renegade?

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Leonhart4
06/05/21 8:47:24 PM
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She's been playing Renegade more than Paragon (she thinks Shepard should be more soldierly and businesslike), but she picks a lot of middle of the road options, too. I've made sure she puts her points into Charm and Intimidate whenever possible though.

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Leonhart4
06/05/21 11:37:04 PM
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My wife is strangely obsessed with properly parking the Mako before dismounting it.

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Ashethan
06/06/21 12:21:37 AM
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Wish I could get my wife into Mass Effect. Only thing she'll play is Story of Seasons and Ace Attorney. My daughter's playing it though.

Never thought I'd be picking up Mass Effect again, but here I am. Wish they'd drop the price on Andromeda. I'd like to give it a try, but for like $10.00 cause I heard it's terrible.

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TheRock1525
06/06/21 3:04:58 AM
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I mean physical copies are dirt cheap.

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xp1337
06/06/21 4:03:35 AM
#36:


Leonhart4 posted...
My wife is strangely obsessed with properly parking the Mako before dismounting it.
even in space you have to obey the traffic laws. spectre immunity only goes so far.

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FFDragon
06/06/21 12:45:09 PM
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I remember that goodwill was selling new copies of Andromeda for $13 four months after release, I have to imagine after four years it's like 13 cents.

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Dancedreamer
06/06/21 1:28:21 PM
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Finally got Omega to work. Had to upload my data to the cloud, hook my drive back up to my PS4, and then I was able to get past it (but only by choosing the renegade option). Then it played fine on PS5 from thereon out.

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UshiromiyaEva
06/06/21 4:49:18 PM
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Honestly there was a long period of time where the dialogue was vague enough that I assumed it was a glitch and Tali always acted like Miranda died.

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LeonhartFour
06/07/21 12:18:02 AM
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Just finished the Luna VI mission, and there's a string of binary code at the end. I've never bothered to look it up before, but my wife was curious, so we did.

It's saying "Help," which is pretty wild considering that VI eventually becomes EDI.

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Dancedreamer
06/07/21 12:25:10 AM
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The greatest enemy in Mass Effect: Enemies who you can't reach and aren't able to move, but aren't dead and are required to be killed to move forward.

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TheRock1525
06/07/21 12:31:59 AM
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LeonhartFour posted...
Just finished the Luna VI mission, and there's a string of binary code at the end. I've never bothered to look it up before, but my wife was curious, so we did.

It's saying "Help," which is pretty wild considering that VI eventually becomes EDI.

Yeah I mentioned it in the other topic how fucked up that mission is.

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Leonhart4
06/07/21 3:13:02 PM
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My wife did not punch out the reporter, but when I told her afterwards that you could, she almost reloaded her save so she could (she doesn't want me to tell her anything in advance unless one of her choices would get a squadmate killed, which I did inform her was possible just so she knew).

Also I guess I've never chosen the Mindoir background for Shepard because I didn't remember that scene on the Citadel with the escaped slave. It was really good.

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Ashethan
06/07/21 4:46:35 PM
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Leonhart4 posted...
My wife did not punch out the reporter, but when I told her afterwards that you could, she almost reloaded her save so she could (she doesn't want me to tell her anything in advance unless one of her choices would get a squadmate killed, which I did inform her was possible just so she knew).

My daughter did it on accident because she just does all the interrupts. She felt bad, though, and went back and didn't punch her out.

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Murphiroth
06/07/21 4:50:14 PM
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Patch dropping soon that will fix the bug that prevents you from leveling to the cap in the new leveling system in ME1. Sucks for those of us that finished already!

They're also toning down the mass relay jump audio in that game.

And then in ME2 they changed the amount of credits you get for importing a character from ME1 back to what it used to be, instead of the 600000 or so I started with. Glad I played before they fixed that!
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CaptainOfCrush
06/07/21 5:55:51 PM
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Lol I started with a million credits. Glad I got in early.

I'm flying back home tomorrow and looking forward to starting ME3 pretty much right away.

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TheRock1525
06/07/21 6:05:00 PM
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CaptainOfCrush posted...
Lol I started with a million credits. Glad I got in early.

I'm flying back home tomorrow and looking forward to starting ME3 pretty much right away.

Same, I had over a million but I think I never spent below 500k while buying everything I wanted so I assume it would have been good.

I'm honestly getting almost as giddy to play ME3 as I was for it at launch. I was always of the mindset that ME2 was the best but I feel the combat isn't quite where it needs to be.

Also its getting me to give Andromeda another shot just cause I feel like I'm caring less and less about the stories of these games.

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LeonhartFour
06/07/21 6:06:23 PM
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I feel like money and resources were never a problem in ME2. There's way more available than you'd ever need, although starting with a million credits would be nice!

Good to know we can now hit the level cap in one run though!

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XIII_rocks
06/07/21 6:28:14 PM
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son of a bitch
motherfucker

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so I missed the Prothean entry for the codex at the start of the game, and it turns out that - idiotically - that is a missable thing, so now I need to replay the game to get them all

By the time I finish, it'll be my only missing trophy. Infuriatingly dumb
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UshiromiyaEva
06/07/21 6:44:58 PM
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Can't you just....NG+ and grab it? Don't see why you would have to restart and play through.

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