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... and this is my favorite thread on the MMCafe! [QUOTE] Finished Mass Effect...more discussion later, but for now: [/QUOTE] So, what do you think? Did it get better or worse with that ending? I love the first ME, everything in it, even with all its problems. I had a few problems with some changes implemented in the sequel, like the ammo system, the omnigel feature or how they switched around a few buttons like Save/Load (I loaded once instead of saving, thank heavens for that smart quicksave feature) and the X/B setup for the galaxy map, but I quickly forgot them after seeing how they managed to improve the combat system, the technical issues (no texture popup this time!) and the variety of the missions (and while they are still the same "kill everything that moves" kind, at least you don't have to do them in the same boring warehouse with the crates rearranged). One thing I really miss is the Mako, I know most people didn't like it but it wasn't too bad (except on that planet called Nodacrux, stupid mountains). But I'll tell you something, even if the sequel hadn't improved anything of that, I would still love it, because the writing is great, it triggers a wide array of emotions in me, I genuinelly care for the characters, it is a joy to see them develop, I get anxious when they are in danger, I laugh a lot with this game and sometimes it brings tears of joy to my eyes. I started the first game as renegade, being an asshole to everyone, killing and outright executing people (and genocided a couple of races!) left and right, telling my crew not to bother me with their petty problems, punching reporters and talked some into committing suicide, etc. I loved being the bad guy, I loved giving the finger to the government, but then I played a second time, this time as paragon, and I liked it equally! Suddenly I cared about my crew, I cared about helping people, I wasn't the murdering asshole of the first playthrough, but a compassionate and caring yet imperfect human being. Then I played the game again, and again and again, memorizing every line, reading the codex over and over and being nice to my crew even if I was still a murderous bastard to everyone else (kiss my ass council!). It goes withouth saying, that Mass Effect 2 was my most anticipated game for a couple of years. The intro sequence gave me goosebumps, it was so powerful and moving, and I almost shed a tear when the piano notes marked the end of the beginning. I wanted to play as a full renegade, (to conmemorate the first time I played ME) but I couldn't! I could not be an ass to my former crew, but most importantly, I didn't want to. Sure, I was still a bad guy to some of the new characters (but even they won me over pretty quickly. Oh Mordin, how I love you!), but I was overjoyed when I found Tali, Garrus and the rest of my former team, I felt I was encountering old friends, not just the cast of polygons of some game. Both games are full of powerful and emotive moments, even a line of dialog from the news network can bring a smile to your face. I'm in my 4th playthrough with my paragon female Shepard imported from the first game and I'm still encountering small details that bring a smile to my face. Can't wait for Mass Effect 3!
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