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Starting this up for the first time. Any tips?

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Starting this up for the first time. Any tips?
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>>275818763
Don't be deterred by the game's first few hours, they're basically meant to be a tech demo for the "immersion" back in 2007. Gunplay is an acquired taste too.

Basically: give it a chance after the first few hours.
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pick infiltrator and only use wrex and garrus
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biotics or bust
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>>275819314
>No Brogan in ME3
>According to Bioware, ME3 newcomers all used Ashley and James

Jesus, and the Fire Emblem fans complain about Awakeningbabbies. ME3babbies are literal cancer.
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Either Ashley or Kaiden will die. You have to choose which one lives.
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>>275818763
play an adept and go full space wizard.
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>>275818763
Pick Vanguard, it has the most of the fun powers and on top of that a shotgun. Put points into either paragon or renegade or you'll miss out on options later on.
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>>275818763
Treat the game as a standalone. The end is the end.

Because the sequels suck ass.
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>>275819626
why would he want to play a class that's limited to a pistol? if he plays vanguard he gets most of adepts powers anyway
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>>275819314
Pretty much this. Best class. Best bros. Their elevator banter is great
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Fug Liara
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>>275819729
>Not wanting to bro it up with Grunt, Legion and Thane
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Biotics are broken as fuck and make you invincible. If you want to be a Jedi/Sith and just murder everything with gravity and physics, pick that.

Other classes are boring as shit.

Wrex and Kaiden are the best party members in the game.

Make sure you do the side content as the game is like 4 hours long without it but like 30 hours long with it.

Getting achievements actually unlocks stuff for the gameplay so try and go for those.

Make sure to turn the religious space racist nutjob into a crater for being a bitch.
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Kill Carth or he'll be all over your dick in 3.
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>>275818763
Bang Liara
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Pick Vanguard and dominate with a Shotgun.
Also skip on the sequels and play The Ur-Quan Masters instead
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>>275819732
once you max out all your powers you don't even need guns, you can just send people flying.
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>>275818763
Pretend it's the only one, or pretend that Alpha Protocol is the real sequel.
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>>275818763
Do sidequests as they pop up
Talk to Wrex on the ship as much as possible
Do his quest as soon as it comes up
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If you're going to do a sidemission, it's best to bring someone with Electronics along if you dont have it yourself.

At a certain point you might feel overwhelmed at the inventory filling up with useless junk.

If you're on a mission convert it to omni gel if you can take no morr equipment but if you can, sell all the junk.

Also talk to Ledra first when you get to Feros...Salarians are neat
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>>275819990
Here, I second >>275820072 in addition to my own suggestion.
AP doesn't get enough love.
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>>275818763

Don't get bored on the citadel. If you get a "damn this game is boring" leave the fucking citadel and keep doing the main story. You can always return.
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>>275818763
Do NOT pick Vanguard for your first run. Hardest class to play in the game.
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Is there any preference on gender? I heard somewhere that the voice acting for FemShep was really good while it's the opposite for Shep.
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>>275820889
On a console maybe.
On PC with mouse aiming, it's OP as fuck.
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>>275819461
>ME3 newcomers all used Ashley and James

good gravy. what is wrong with people.
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>>275821013
Actually if anything on console it's easier. In the original 360 version of ME Biotics are even more broken than in the other versions.
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>>275820957
Only big difference is who you can fuck. After that it's just which VA you'd rather listen to for several hours. Tried to start as regular Shep but I didn't like his voice so I rerolled FemShep.
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>>275819854
>space racist
Spacist?
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>>275820957
No, both are pretty good. FemShep just got more attention on "game journalist" blogs because "muh feminism".
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>>275819461

Using that bitch and that idiot instead of based Garrus, Liara or Javik.
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>>275820957
I recently watched a clip of Femshep in 1 and she doesnt sound that great. I guess she gets way better in later games but bleh. She mumbles she's nasally when she finally manages to raise her voice.

For as much shit as Maleshep gets he can at least make "generic action hero" work in this game
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>>275821215
Everybody should fuck the alien on their first playthrough. Also it's very annoying, if not impossible, to make a decent looking femshep - whereas default sheploo is kind of okay if you like that sort of rugged look.
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>>275820573
>Full unarmed run on AP
The most fun I will ever have in a video game.
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>>275820957
In the first game, you really do want to play as Femshep.

In ME2, Mark Meer's jilted delivery coupled with the psychotic actions you can do actually makes it more hilarious and worth doing a few playthroughs as a male.

In ME3, Meer actually does a decent job.
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>>275818763
Although the temptation is there, don't play 2 or 3. If you must, definitely don't play 3.


Don't play 3
DON'T PLAY 3
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>>275821602
But 3 was much better than 2 aside from the ending debacle.
Better gameplay and god tier multiplayer.
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>>275821602

Or play 3 and when anderson says "I'm proud of you" turn off your console/PC
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>>275818763
Be a minmaxing anus. Pick Engineer first and look up the achievement for using the engineer ability. Spam it in a corner until you get the achievement, then restart and make a soldier. Max HP, max shields, 10/10 honky tonk.
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>>275821602
If you played 1 and 2 you have to play 3. You have to experience it for yourself, there are no words for it.
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>>275821762
There are words.

The word is "garbage"
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>>275821718
This man is a fucking liar.
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>>275821556
Did you play as Suave Thorton, Specialist Thorton, Utilitarian Thorton or Psychopath Thorton?
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me3 is like the terrible final season to a tv show that's long past its prime and gone to shit, but you watched it from the start and wanna how how it ends for some reason.
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What is the most fun class? I played Soldier the first time around and got bored because it was just guns and shit.
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>>275821728
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IM-r2hxtO8g
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>>275821848
It's so beyond garbage that it goes back in time and ruins all the fun you had with the first two.
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>>275820957
MShep is best if you want to have fun

FemShep is for if you want to see what a women PMSing all the time sounds like
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>>275821718
EA pls
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>>275821858
I'm a little biased because I REALLY, REALLY DESPISE 2 WITH A FLAMING PASSION.

but 3's shooting was better than 2's, it had more RPG mechanics than 2, there was a semblance of an attempt to bring back some of the shit they stripped out in 2.

Also the multiplayer really is fucking phenomenal.
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>>275821980
wait what the fuck
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUKiOcV1SSc

I posted this

both are fucking top tier though
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>>275822025
Stop being so melodramatic.
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>>275821958
One of the Biotic classes. It's going to be awesome at a certain part near the end when you use biotics on enemies
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>>275822025
/r/ing that "I will still be mad" pic
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>>275821980
Were you going for this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdHTnpgpLDc
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>>275822091
It had better mechanics but it had much shittier story and writing in general.
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>>275822108
That song always felt out of place. Wish they'd remixed Vergil's theme or something. Anything else would have been better credit music.
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>>275821954
ME3 is like lost. The ending is so bad that it makes you mad you watched from the beginning
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>>275822091
The only thing 2 had were awesome squadmates and decent atmosphere.
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>>275822293
Standalone, it's not a bad song.
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>>275822208
lol no

that is relevant for the feeling of never being able to play mass effect 1 for the first time though
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>>275820062

>tfw max lift during the final mission sends enemies flying off into space
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>>275822293
disagree 100%

It didn't hit me how fucking amazing the game was until you see the ship leave in the distance to this song

pretty fucking good ending especially since the series could have ending then and there
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>>275822346
I mean Vanguard was decently fun and all, but ME2 gets a shitload of praise for OMG THE SHOOTING SO MUCH BETTER THAN THE FIRST and the shooting still doesn't feel like a real TPS, it's jilted and clunky.
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>>275822140
suck a dick, there will never be a more disappointing game than ME3.
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Different Anon but I've been wanting to replay but I prefer to do the missions a certain way Therum, Asteroid, Feros, Noveria with a bunch of Sidemissions before and after each one then Virmire then a couple Citadel missions before heading to Ilos. Is there a better sequence or no?
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>>275820957
It's not that Shep's bad, it's just the Femshep puts in a legitimately good performance while Shep is pulling in basic voicework
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>>275822496
Nah. It ended too hard on an action movie sequel note. "Finishing this fight." Yadda yadda. It should have ended on 2 though. They should have waited a generation and launched ME 2 (2 gets replaced with a decent subtitle) and it's a fucking tech marvel.
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>>275822523
There already was, it was called The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

or Super Smash Bros. Brawl
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>>275822726
ass blasted tourneyfag detected, opinion discarded.
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>>275820957
The way I could put it is that FemShep is giving a decent performance, while Shep's voiceovers sound like they're a placeholder meant to help the real actor with timing.
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>>275819782

Liara is the worst part about ME1 though

>In my culture we do this onii chan pls have sex with me pls thats how our entire species is
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>>275822332
This is a problem with a lot of AAA gaming these days. It's a mixture of development teams being too bloated with publishers putting to much pressure on them for an early release.
What game developers desperately need these days for this to be a thing of the past is a little more trust and time to deliver a finished product. But good luck convinsing most publishers of that, they think time = money, so they probably spend even more of managing 200+ worker bee crunch hour sweatshops instead of giving a 20-50 manpowered team enough time and space to work their magic.
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Wow, I loved this game. It's a shame the company went under before they could finish the story.
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>>275822523
ME2 was more disappointing than ME3.
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Tali/Garrus combo masterrace

any other combination is wrong

>muh Wrex

Wrex has the largest hitbox and charges enemies constantly, thus getting downed more frequently and not as useful
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>>275822726
>two genuinely good games that fans shit on for stupid reasons

Hey you're right
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>>275822941
It's a shame it never got a sequel
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>>275818763
Stop. It's only downhill from here
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>>275819314
>My bros before hoes team
>No Wrex in 2 or 3
>Garrus is a shell of himself in the sequels
>Fuck you bioware
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>>275822997
He has a shitload of HP, has the power to turn invulnerable, and has access to Biotics which are the most broken abilities in the game.

Wrex+Kaiden is the most broken combination.
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>>275822917
Forgot my pic.
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>>275823105
>>Garrus is a shell of himself in the sequels

Really? I thought he was boring as fuck in the first game while in the second and third he's got much more going on.
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>>275823105
He didn't get worse, he was just absent. I think he was better in 2 but most of the time if you tried talking to him in 2 you got muh calibrations. Shooting with him in 3 was probably the high point of the whole game.
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For the love of god if you're playing on PC download the enhanced textures mod. Im not sure what the name is but it brings it up to Me2 levels instead of the aged piece of shit it looks like now
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>>275822941
>>275823061
There's some truth to this.
Almost none of the developers that made the first one worked on the sequel, and the few who remained where all but gone by the time development begun on the 3rd game .
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>>275819463
You, my good sir, are a giant douchebag.
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>>275818763
Don't play 2 or 3.

Mass Effect doesn't have a real sequel.
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Kill off Kaiden, not Ashley.

Ashley is an anti-alien xenophobe that may rape you if you're too friendly with her, but unlike Kaiden she actually has a personality and a use in combat. Her and Wrex get the Immunity ability, which makes them nearly immune to damage for a time. If you're playing a non-combat class like Engineer or Infiltrator, having two glorious meat shields is a god send.
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>>275819463
They both suck, but you can't kill them both.
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>>275821848
No. There simply is no experience that compares to the retroactive destruction that is Mass Effect 3. It ruined the entire series for me, after I'd already played it, after I'd already loved Mass Effect 1.
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>>275823510
Too bad about that retcon that makes her a man baby.
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>>275822726
fuck off nintenyearold. adults are talking
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i dare you all to find a better feel than this
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>>275823510
Ashley is the most useless character in combat in the entire game. Even Tali is better.

Kaiden is easily the most broken and overpowered party member. Not only does he open all doors and chests but he gets Biotics which are gamebreaking as fuck on any character.

Also Kaiden is boring but at least he's not an asshole who tries to kill my best bro.
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It's not a mass effect game if there isn't barrier and immunity tanking.
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>>275823730
>tfw i accidentally shot him to death because of vague dialogue choices
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>>275822515
It was but 3 they went ahead and gave Vanguard Nova, the hilarious but useful running, freed up the weapon system and Heavy Melee was given a roll cancel.

Fuck the story in 3, Fuck most of 3 in general except for a few things, but the gameplay succeeded in making it a decent TPS
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>>275823807
you are not worthy
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>>275821958
Infiltrator is god tier because muh snipes
Second best is Vanguard which was weapon skills+biotics so you could spam throw and in ME2 unlock the assault rifle
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>>275823807
>Never have this problem because I can tell upper options are "non-violent" whereas lower ones are lower morality.
>Not understanding a simple system like that.
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>>275823702
>there are still people on /v/ that actually believe this
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>>275823494
The sequels are better in terms of gameplay. Try playing all three games, then going right back to ME1. You will see how clunky the game feels.
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>>275824051
I actually enjoyed the clunk in ME1, made it feel unique.
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>>275823807

>Vague dialogue choices.
>Literally one of the best dialogues of ME1 as you can solve that situation in 3 diferent ways or he dies.
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>>275823939
It's still bullshit how the wheel doesn't always reflect what you actually do. I bitched Kaiden out several times trying to figure out how to tell him I didn't want to gorge myself on his cock proteins.
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>>275823925
Infiltrator is also good for power leveling. You get 1/3 as much experience killing shit in the Mako as you do on foot. Hop out, find a nice place to camp, and snipe turrets and big ass Geth shit. You'll rake in the EXP.
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>>275823871
It also had a good balance of rpg and tps. By far had the best weapons and weapon modding in the series.
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I can't imagine a scenario where I won't hate ME3 for ruining the series
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>>275824168
This is the problem with Mass Effect. There is no platonic friendship. You are in it to bone-zone anyone you're nice to.

I'm surprised we don't fuck Keith David.
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>>275822948

Only because we still had hope before ME2.
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>>275824384
sorry theres no beta mode
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ME2 is the only case I can think of where the game is somehow much more casual while also being much more difficult than its predecessor.
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>>275824475
says the cuck
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>>275824475
Hey, fuck you. I wanted to fuck Keith David.
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They don't leave ME1 and 2 on a cliffhanger do they? I don't want to have to play ME3 given that I'll probably go into knowing I'm going to hate it. Hard to be objective when everyone else is saying that it's garbage. Not saying that they're wrong, I've heard of the multiple endings of ME3 just being slight color changes.
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>>275824658
They are cliffhangers, but 1 is a solid action movie cliffhanger. It can end right there if you want.
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>>275824658

ME1 ends with a "This is only the beginning"
ME2 ends with a "OMFG THEY ARE HERE"

So yes.
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>>275824658
ME1 is a cliffhanger.

ME2 isn't really a cliffhanger but does leave stuff open.

The only people who hate ME3 are casuals who were too stupid to realize that the series died at 2.
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>>275824658
Unfortunately 2 is more blatant about it. However there are a multitude of ways to fix that.

If you bought the average Arrival DLC you can kill yourself. Or you can just heavily botch the last mission.

Also I'm just gonna post best ME1 songs not named Vigil: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS4Uagty2vE
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>>275824858
Define "hate" for me.
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>>275824658
1 was a cliffhanger to the Reaper invasion. 2 starts a different plot that's pretty disconnected from all that and ends itself pretty well but you're still left wondering what's going on with the Reaper stuff.
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>>275824858
>ME2 isn't really a fliffhanger
>Fucking reaper armada coming at FTL speed.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RO7K4W-c9g
Where did it all go so wrong?
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>>275824658
All three of the ME games are garbage and 2's ending is arguably as bad as 3's. You're not missing anything at all by skipping the entire franchise.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGDdax9g4i8&list=UUAtFhYeTQZPuvj93t34fp7A
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>>275825261
When Bioware sold their soul to EA.
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>>275825195
that's a dlc
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>>275825261
fuck that music gives me feels.

I hate you so much EA/Bioware
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>>275825261
>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5Z0681z4wc
>That first minute
The rest is meh but at least I know where that weird musical stinger from Noveria comes from now.
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>>275818763
>Bought all 3 on ps3
>mass effect 1 ran like a pile of shit
>not about 2 or 3 but now it's collecting dust
That was the last time i bought a bioware game. Should of went pc meh.
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I had enough of bioware, in this order

Baldurs Gate
Neverwinter Nights Series
Mass Effect Series

Nice story to make a retarded final, ALL THE FUCKING TIME.
Nah, Im fine, enough of Bioware.
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>>275825461
Gotta hand it to Bioware, not many companies could make two new promising IP's and then waste almost all of their potential within a couple of sequels.
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>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbxWhzBjm3U
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>>275826069
What's wrong with the Baldur's Gate final?

>>275826075
It's typical EA scorched earth tactics. They buy up promising studios, let them make one dream game or two, then backseat manage the fuck out of them, forcing them tor rush and crunch sequels to said dream games to maximize profit, then disband them after the fans stop putting up with that shit.
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>>275825689
Bioware isn't even the same company. It's just a name.
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>>275826764

Visceral is the saddest one there, they held out for a long fucking time
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>>275826652
The first game had a great soundtrack. Felt like it belonged in some 80s sci-fi.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHkBFymRiOs
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>>275826764

The 1 is fine, the 2 isn't, as any other series.
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>>275826075
What potential? Their potential left when EA bought it out. I mean that literally, the good of the staff just left
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Skip to 2.
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>>275826870
the dragon age team is mostly people hired during work on bg2
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>>275826764
>What's wrong with the Baldur's Gate final?
That it ends. I always feel emptiness inside when finishing a great game.
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Don't let the boredom of Noveria and Feros put you off. The rest of the game is better.
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>>275827086
Check again, faggot.
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>>275827154
I liked Noveria and I honestly wish the game had a bit more subterfuge type stuff. I think it'd be great to follow Saren around, snipping the strings that hold him aloft until he has to come out. Rather than chasing after clues and getting lucky.
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>>275827368
It's not the story parts I find boring, it's that fucking brown and grey cardboard spaceport. Ugh.
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>>275827596
Noveria was more cold metal like the citadel.
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>>275825195
Its the same as ME1 ending, they're coming either way. ME2 is a filler episode anyway.
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>>275826953
That entire ride in was fucking great.

>>275827154
>Boredom of Feros
No such thing. Only thing going against it is that annoying clone with the biotics.
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>>275827913
>that annoying clone with the biotics
fuck that cunt
>one of my first playthroughs decide to do a Soldier Shep because yay cliches
>actually wrecking shit pretty well
>get to her
>kill the first clone by accident
>second one comes up and fucking dumps my ass on the ground and shotguns my gut for the kill before Wrex can react
finally beat here
>Liara's mother
>that bitch
>her god damn commandos
fuck her
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>>275827695
Either way, fuck that fucking place. Yes I mad.
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>>275828356
Well you're entitled to your opinion, but I politely disagree.
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>>275828509
OH Fair enough YOU Friend
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>>275818763

Saving the rachni queen doesn't really matter in the end.

I know you don't know who that is, but when you get to that point and think that it's going to be some great deal... It won't be. It doesn't matter what you pick. Or I should say it doesn't REALLY matter.
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Yeah I don't miss the days of getting knocked on my ass because biotics.
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>>275828850
>Asari commandos stun locking you
How do you not enjoy the game effectively cheating?
>my captcha was to find the picture of cake
what the hell was that?
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>>275828832
None of your choices really matter in ME. It's a unintentional story about nihilism
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>>275829224

Yeah but it pissed me the fuck off.

This was literally the hardest choice I had to make in the game, because it wasn't clear what releasing her might do. All you know is that they killed a bunch of shit in a big war and maybe they might do it again, but is it worth destroying an entire species for?

And then they go and fuck it up in 3 by basically saying "Yeah, they are doing cool shit over here where you can't see them and also they weren't evil they were just mind controlled".
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>>275829593

I thought it was stupid you couldn't just leave her in her cage and tell the Council.
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>Go infilitrator
>max out snipers
>go commando
>max out damage + marksmen
>max out specter training
>use the specter HMWSR Master line X
>Use explosive rounds X
>use two Rail Extension VII

Congratulations your sniper rifle has become a ultimate Ion cannon that is capable of one shotting any mob in the game. Even on the hardest difficulty you can literally two hit anything with full shield.

Only problem is that 1 shot overheats the gun instantly.
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