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Topic: The Mass Effect series
Posted By: Rico Len
Subject: The Mass Effect series
Date Posted: 18/April/2013 at 00:18
Seriously? Not one forum search produced results for a thread with Mass Effect in the title? Really?

So BioWare released their last DLC a while back for Mass Effect 3 (now it's on to Mass Effect 4!) Basically all it was was a celebration commemorating the success of the first trilogy through story form.

They added a shore-leave party on the citadel that takes place after taking down Cerberus but before the final assault on Reaper-occupied Earth.

Here's a little video sample of what the DLC can be like if say, you're femshep and romance Samantha Traynor. The bit where everyone teases Traynor for getting off on EDI's voice is pretty damned funny.




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Posted By: LennyComa
Date Posted: 18/April/2013 at 08:10
Love the Mass Effect series, It is my favourite series of games ever. I have completed it multiple times with both Sheps with different Powers (Vanguard is possibly my favourite). I can't wait till I can afford all of the DLC. Also there is some talk well more occasional mutterings i have heard of a Mass Effect Prequel or a Forth game.

I would like a 4th game but i have a Idea for it, Spawn of Shepard, basically if you were a Male Shep and romanced a character that character be it Tali/Miranda/Liara/you get the Idea falls pregnant/replicates your DNA in Liara's case and Sheps kid is in the Alliance and there is a new threat to deal with, (maybe the Leviathans and the Yahg's have decided to take over or something I haven't given the story much though). If you were a femshep and were romanced by a male character, you survive the final assault on the Reapers and find out your pregnant then retire and raise the kid etc. Now for the homosexual relationships that's a stumper but something can be worked out I'm sure. Just an Idea I had when playing the game with a few friends online.  


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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 18/April/2013 at 17:04
I've heard that it will be a prequel involving Captain Anderson and loosely weave in and out of the plot of the books, which IMO would be the best way to go if they're doing a prequel, as Karpyshyn was the reason that series worked so damned well. ME3 quickly fell apart without him as a writer.

Hopefully if they do go on to further the story at some other point in time they revisit Karpyshyn's dark matter theories. The idea that the Reapers existed and replicated the way they did in order to combat the dark matter/dark energy crisis the galaxy was facing sounds damned good. That planet where you recruit Tali'zora in ME2 where the sun was aging inexplicably fast was linked to the dark matter/energy crisis, and was supposed to be the REAL threat in the Milky Way Galaxy, not the reapers.

In any case though, god I loved the first trilogy. I would take Mass Effect over Star Wars or Star Trek any damned day. I took played Vanguard. Vanguard in ME3 was friggen badass. I played a Femshep Vanguard Paragon as my first play-through, then a male renegade Infiltrator my second play through. It was like playing a completely different game. The galactic events were the same, but the script was completely different and the play style was very different as well. The whole series is just plain genius.

I'm in the process of downloading and installing all the new DLC for ME3 right now. Previously I only played with From the Ashes (the one that added Javik the Prothean to your squad). I've yet to play with the Extended Cut (though I watched all 3 different endings on youtube), Leviathan, Omega, and Citadel. It should add a lot of extra life into the game as it's been almost a year since I played it last.

I really wonder if they were to do a whole new trilogy for Mass Effect if it would be a good idea to put it a ways into the future and thus almost completely disconnected from the events of the first trilogy. On the one hand I totally fell in love with Garrus, Tali, Liara, Wrex (and Mordin and Legion, but well... /sigh).

On the other hand, I think with a comprable amount of work, a new cast could be put together that was just as likable. I mean, Grunt basically replaced Wrex in the second game and he was very nearly as likable as Wrex, so I'm sure I could learn to like a new Turian, Salarian, Geth, & Quarian, and Liara and Grunt (probably not Wrex since he was already pretty old) would just be getting into the prime of their lives a few hundred years in the future so likely still around. Plus it would be cool to introduce squad mates that were Batarian, Volus, and Yahg.

If they were to address the dark matter/energy crisis, it could really be great.


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Posted By: LennyComa
Date Posted: 18/April/2013 at 20:15
Tali, Garrus and Joker are for me something I would want I can't see in those roles not being in the ME universe. However if the sequel was set a few hundred years ahead of where it is, Liara would still be alive and a Matriarch figure (is that the right word), and I would love to see Vorcha crew and even Elcor and Hanar crew. 
If a prequel is the way it goes seeing Anderson and Sanders being some badass Alliance Heroes would be awesome, but I think prequel set during the Rachnai Wars where you can choose weather you want to be a Krogan, Salarian or Turian. Or even Playing as a Quarian on the Geth's rise would be awesome, a story where you can't win would be an amazing thing to play but i don't know if people would go for that.

Personally I would like a Sequel set maybe 20-25years from ME3 and Shep depending on the ending you got (e.g. If you got the breath in the final second or not) decides weather your shep is retired and old or dead and it is Shepards Son/Daughter/Alienlovechild goes on and saves the galaxy from the new threat be it Yahg uprising or a completely new race deciding to give Alliance space and everything in it an almighty asskicking. 


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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 18/April/2013 at 22:13
Liara is currently around 100 years old, the equivalent of being 10, she's still not even considered a full adult by asari standards (according to ME1) and they live to be anywhere from 900-1200 years old. 200 years in the future would be nothing to her.

Urdnot Grunt as a tank bred Krogan is literally an infant when he was let out of his capsule, just a fully grown and mature infant. It's hard to say how much longer he would live, but Krogan also have comparable lifespans to that of the Asari. So I could see, 200 years in the future, Grunt being anything from a mature mercenary with a large shoulder like Urdnot Wrex has/had or perhaps being the new clan leader of Urdnot. Even Wrex, for as old as he was wasn't exactly ancient, so it's possible 200 years in the future even he would still be around and if so he would certainly still be the leader of clan Urdnot.

Personally I think it'd be hilarious to have a Volus on your team.


I agree though, it would be fun to see a future where you're still Shepard, just, child of the original John/Jane Shepard, and taking part in the Rachni Wars or the Geth uprising would be sweet. Whatever the case, I just hope they make it as good of a story as this original trilogy has been.

I just started working on the Leviathan DLC... uh don't know how you are about spoilers but perhaps you might not want to keep reading if they really friggen bug you. But I won't divulge much because I don't know much, and perhaps just being seeing trailers for the DLC you might know as much as I'm going to say anyways.

(spoiler)

However it appears that in Leviathan, you're tracking down the original species that spawned the reapers. I'm only just getting into it, but damn if it doesn't seem like the creature, that by all accounts so far seems to be a 'rogue reaper' and also labeled as a "reaper killer" might just be the reaper's race before they were turned into the synthetic monsters they are now. Kind of like the difference between humans and husks. Leviathan might just end up being a whole race of pre-reaper reapers. It's really damned good so far.

(/spoiler)

I've also just installed citadel and well, now I'm heading back to keep playing Leviathan.


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Posted By: LennyComa
Date Posted: 18/April/2013 at 22:28
The Spoilers won't bother me too much as i will be getting it in 2 weeks time. I hope whatever BioWare decide's to do Prequel or Sequel that they don't put ground vehicle missions in it, or planet scanning and system scanning. However i did like the side missions you'd find when mining planets for resources in ME2.

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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 18/April/2013 at 22:40
I'm sure they will have some kind of missions like you mention, probably something different still but in every way comparable.

Hmm... and yet... I just found this:

http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/mass-effect-4-will-be-a-fresh-and-new-universe-experience-says-bioware

Quote BioWare has confirmed that they will be producing Mass Effect 4 from their Montreal Studios, set in an all new universe somehow related to the original series.

The game developer spoke about the upcoming Mass Effect 4 game at a panel at PAX East in Boston to celebrate the culmination of the original Mass Effect series.

Casey Hudson, the series’ executive producer, said the game will be developed mostly from the BioWare Montreal studios, but he would remain the executive producer for the new game from the Edmonton BioWare headquarters.

Although http://www.trustedreviews.com/mass-effect-3_Games_review" rel="nofollow - Mass Effect 3 was the end of the Commander Shepherd story, the next game in the series would explore the potentials the Mass Effect universe has to offer. BioWare has already said the game will not be called Mass Effect 4, but until we have any further details, that is the way the game is being identified.

“We are starting to get ready to develop another Mass Effect game, and it’s going to be a new thing,” said Hudson. “We want to be able to give fans an opportunity to get back into the world with these things you’ve come to know and love about the Mass Effect experience but start something fresh and new – a new way for you to explore the whole universe in Mass Effect.”

The fourth instalment in the series has yet to be officially announced, but Hudson did confirm the game will use the Frostbite engine. Mass Effect 4 will most likely be a title launched on the next-generation http://www.trustedreviews.com/sony-ps4-release-date-news-rumours-and-specs_round-up" rel="nofollow - PS4 and http://www.trustedreviews.com/xbox-720-what-you-need-to-know_round-up" rel="nofollow - Xbox 720 consoles.

New BioWare IP
However, as well as offering a few teaser details on a Mass Effect 4 game, Hudson also revealed that he and other Mass Effect original trilogy creators will be working on a new non-Mass Effect title.

“We are developing a whole new fictional universe at BioWare for myself and Preston [and other main Mass Effect trilogy creators]. That’s kind of our next thing. We’re focusing on building something new the way we did at the very beginning on Mass Effect,” added Hudson.

It is currently unknown what the team are working on, but if its half as successful as the Mass Effect trilogy they could be onto a winner.

Hudson was also excited about the Mass Effect movie currently in development at Legendary Pictures.

“That hopefully should be seen as a good thing, because what we’re looking at are, I think, the right things to make sure it’s going to be a great movie,” he explained. “It’s not just going to be a movie; it’s going to be really special.”

Are you a fan of the Mass Effect trilogy? What was your opinion on the much debated conclusion of Mass Effect 3? Give us your thoughts via the TrustedReviews Facebook and Twitter feeds or the comments section below.


Not called Mass Effect 4, and a whole new universe. I suppose that's a good thing, but I would still really love to get more from the actual storyline of Mass Effect.


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Posted By: LennyComa
Date Posted: 18/April/2013 at 22:52
This Pleases me, the mivie i am worried about....Please don't fuck it up Legendary Pictures Please.

With the New Crew and that I suppose It's a good thing but c'mon I defy anyone who played all 3 m,ass effects not to be sad to see some characters gone. Hopefully if they can make us i suppose "care" is the word, for the new team like they did With Garrus/Tali/Liara/Wrex/Grunt/Mordin/Kaiden/y'know almost everyone then It can't be anything but a good thing.


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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 19/April/2013 at 22:37
So I just finished the Leviathan DLC... f**k me dude that was the best DLC I've played for Mass Effect yet, and The Shadow Broker DLC was incredible.

(spoilers)

My hunch was right. The Leviathans are to the reapers what humans are to husks, or protheans are to the collectors. The Leviathans are gigantic squid, and the first and greatest intelligent life to evolve in the galaxy. They had the ability to "enthrall" lesser species, almost exactly the way the reapers use indoctrination. Much like the Protheans in the cycle before ours, the Levianthans dominated every other race in existence. Harbinger, once a Leviathan himself turned himself into a reaper in order to gain immortality and betrayed the Leviathans, as time went on more followed suit, and a war began to wipe out all organics, including the Leviathans.

The details are a bit sketchy still, but it appears the Leviathans are very nearly on par with the Reapers in every way, except they're organics. It even sounds like they have a very similar mindset as well in that they consider all other organic species inferior to the point of being insects and thus not worth caring about.

Ah but Shepard is different. And you convince them to join the war efforts... I swear I hope when I go to beat this game there's a clip of a Leviathan taking out a Reaper in melee combat, kinda like the Thresher Maw vs Reaper.

(/spoiler)

I have to say after playing Leviathan, I almost feel prejudiced against Omega & Citadel, I really can't see how those DLCs can stand up to Leviathan.


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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 25/June/2013 at 23:24

God I'm still finding awesome new lines in Mass Effect 3. Love Javik, best troll ever.


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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 11/February/2014 at 19:34
Really cannot get enough of this game. I'm on my 4th or 5th playthrough from the beginning. Just got to Illium and talked with the Asari Matriarch/Bartender. She might be my favorite ancillary character in the game.

Rumors say she's Liara T'Soni's father / Matriarch Benezia's mate.



PS. This guy's fem-shep looks a lot like Bo Dallas to me. :p

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Posted By: LennyComa
Date Posted: 11/February/2014 at 19:52
I'm hoping against all odds Bioware decide do do Mass Effect 4: Spawn of Shepherd. Where if you were a Male Shep your Paramour ends up with your kid (Unless you picked Homosexual). Or if Fem Shep or Gay/Lesbian Liara uses your DNA to replicate in that weird way her Asari do. 

Or they do the prequel with Anderson that I heard about.


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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 11/February/2014 at 21:10
http://%20http://motoringcrunch.com/news/mass-effect-4-update-2/1006489/" rel="nofollow - http://motoringcrunch.com/news/mass-effect-4-update-2/1006489/

I really can't wait to see both Dragon Age 3 and Mass Effect 4.

TBH I would probably rather see the Lazerus project #2 bring Shepard back AGAIN, but even so, I love the mass effect galaxy.

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Posted By: LennyComa
Date Posted: 12/February/2014 at 10:26
I think the Shepherd story has run it's course....even though it would be nice to know if the breath at the end was a life saving or life ending one. I like the Idea of playing as shepherds kid strating from the Academy (Tutorial mission) all the way up to making their own way despite the father's success always being the measuring stick. Just seems to me there could be a lot of life in the story.



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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 12/February/2014 at 14:53
It has run its course, you are right, but it does seem like the lazerus project worked once, why wouldn't they do it again?

It is gonna be hard for a crew not involving Drew Karpyshyn to live up to the original cast. I would almost rather see Shepard brought back to deal with the dark matter problems the reapers were trying to solve. Originally, the reapers were supposed to actually be misguided saviors just like they claimed to be. There was a lot of setup in me2 pointing towards the dark matter problems. I would love to see that storyline get finished. I can only hope/imagine that is still where they are taking this series into the future.

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Posted By: LennyComa
Date Posted: 12/February/2014 at 14:58
Good shout with the dark matter issues. Although like i say the rumour I head was the next ME game will be focusing on Andersons Exploits



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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 12/February/2014 at 15:24
Yeah, I'm not so big on that. I mean, don't get me wrong, I'm sure if they go that route I would like it well enough, but it just wouldn't be (to me) as good as if they were to finish Drew Karpyshyn's story and delve into the dark matter problems he was setting up.

Personally, I'd rather see Shepard memorials on the Citadel, Earth, Tuchanka, Ranoch etc. and maybe see Krogan clan leader Urdnot Grunt, Matriarch Liara T'Soni, and such things like that while trying to figure out the problem the Reapers died trying to address, than to go backwards in time with a sequential successor to the Mass Effect series.

"Mass Effect Origins" or some such title would completely alleviate any reservations I have about the direction of their next mass effect game, but to me, the dark matter issues are where "Mass Effect 4" needs to lead.

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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 16/September/2014 at 23:32
"Probably very late to that party: Mass Effect... any part of it. Just recently got my hands on the first two and am completely hooked. Only installed the third today... will start that as soon as I got a character through the first two the way I like it. XD"

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My recommendation? Play the series twice, as a combination of male/female and renegade/paragon. My femshep was a paragon the entire time, and she was a little less interesting IMO because of being a paragon, so I played her first when the game was new. After that, I played again as a male Shepard, and was 90% renegade (except when it led to the death of someone I liked, or completely fucked up my chances of getting an outcome I wanted later in the game). RenShep is hilarious and a badass through and through, and beats the crap out of, or kills everybody.

Also different romance options for each Shepard.

Other than that, have fun! Best game trilogy ever IMO.

Oh also! Get the DLC! You probably can skip ME1 DLC if you feel so inclined, but Bring Down the Sky or whatever it's called is actually very much worth while.

In Mass Effect 2 you simply must have Lair of the Shadow Broker, Kasumi, and Zaeed, and recommend Overlord as well.

In Mass Effect 3 you must have the Extended Cut, Citadel, From the Ashes (Javik the prothean team mate), and Leviathan, and I also recommend Omega.

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Posted By: LennyComa
Date Posted: 17/September/2014 at 07:50
I love this series I just wish I could still play it (When I started to work in africa I gave my ps3 to a friend who lives in glasgow) I wish it was possible to rework it for the PSVita. Still very very good games and Do like the DLC in ME 2, Shadow Broker and Kasumi especially. I got all the ME 3 DLC and Omega was so worth it, from the ashes was good but too easy IMO. 

EDIT:- Just saw Mass Effect 4 available for preorder....Oh Mi Gawd, Oh Mi Gawd, Oh Mi Gawd. Cant wait to play that bad Boy


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Posted By: Steven Nyte
Date Posted: 17/September/2014 at 10:35
Originally posted by Rico Len Rico Len wrote:

"Probably very late to that party: Mass Effect... any part of it. Just recently got my hands on the first two and am completely hooked. Only installed the third today... will start that as soon as I got a character through the first two the way I like it. XD"

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My recommendation? Play the series twice, as a combination of male/female and renegade/paragon. My femshep was a paragon the entire time, and she was a little less interesting IMO because of being a paragon, so I played her first when the game was new. After that, I played again as a male Shepard, and was 90% renegade (except when it led to the death of someone I liked, or completely fucked up my chances of getting an outcome I wanted later in the game). RenShep is hilarious and a badass through and through, and beats the crap out of, or kills everybody.

Also different romance options for each Shepard.

Other than that, have fun! Best game trilogy ever IMO.

Oh also! Get the DLC! You probably can skip ME1 DLC if you feel so inclined, but Bring Down the Sky or whatever it's called is actually very much worth while.

In Mass Effect 2 you simply must have Lair of the Shadow Broker, Kasumi, and Zaeed, and recommend Overlord as well.

In Mass Effect 3 you must have the Extended Cut, Citadel, From the Ashes (Javik the prothean team mate), and Leviathan, and I also recommend Omega.

I did it the other way around. The first character I made was male, totally goody two shoes. The second was a female badass of the 10th order XD. I mostly play them however I feel like though, so my current character turns out to be a bit of both with a slight paragon edge. 

As for the DLC´s, I got all for ME1, all but Zaeed for ME2 and still have to check for the ME3 DLC´s. (I haven´t started playing ME3 yet either. I just started over from the very beginning and will play this current Shep all the way to the end of ME3)


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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 17/September/2014 at 16:14
From the ashes was easy, but for me it was about the payoff of having the Prothean in your squad when you do other quests. His lines were classic. The perfect troll.

Omega was cool, but extended cut, citadel, and from the ashes I wouldn't even play without. imo Leviathan should have been a part of the game and not a dlc, which I guess goes for Omega too, I just preferred learning the reaper organic race backstory.

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Posted By: Steven Nyte
Date Posted: 17/September/2014 at 20:10
Just wanted to check if the ME3 DLC´s are on steam or something... and was baffled... no ME3 on steam at all! I guess EA really pulled the plug there once they released their own gaming portal with Origin...

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Posted By: Steven Nyte
Date Posted: 26/September/2014 at 05:57
Just finished my first playthrough of ME3. They definately have to come up with something new for ME4. NOt only because Shepards Story is finished (that could be easily remedied with Project Lazarus 2 or canonizing the "destroy all synthetics" ending) but the overall feel of ME3 invites a finished feeling to it. In ME1 and 2 it was all about exploring, getting stronger and stronger to finally kick that final boss in the nuts and get everyone out alive. ME3...... is sad. In my regards, ME3 is all about setting the stage for a brighter future while saying goodbye to the amazing characters you met along the way. In that regard.... I would love for them to explore on that brighter future. I would very much like to see some of the characters that survived ME3 in smaller NPC roles and cameos but no actual storyline interaction is required.

But... damn.... I sure had hoped to get to bang that psychotic biotic once more before stepping into the light.... *sigh*


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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 26/September/2014 at 16:18
That's actually a really apt way of putting it: "Setting the stage for a brighter future while saying good bye to the amazing characters you met along the way."
 
There's some really high spots here and there though, the one on one "dates" (if you want to call them that) where you get to spend a little free time with your squad mates, like when you do target practice with Garrus at the top of the presidium and purposely miss: "I'm Garrus Vakarian and THIS is my favorite place on the Citadel!" was an awesome feel-good moment.
 
And there were a number of them like that, even without getting the Citadel DLC. I don't know if you got the Citadel DLC or not, but that thing is packed full of those kinds of moments. In fact, IMO it made romancing Miranda in 2, and then staying loyal to her in 3 worthwhile.
 
I definitely think Project Lazarus could do a lot to further the story of Commander Shepard IF they wanted to go that way, but TBH, while I would LOVE to see the old group together again, I agree that the story has run it's course and it's time to move on. Hopefully into the future, where you can see Matriarch Liara T'Soni and Urdnot's Clan Leader Grunt still playing roles in the storylines.
 
BTW DID you get the Citadel DLC? Because that DLC does give you the same kind of effect of getting that vacation time to spend with your love interest and have a good time with him/her.


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Posted By: Steven Nyte
Date Posted: 26/September/2014 at 18:38
yeah, i got the citadel DLC. I loved that during the party, Jack dances on the table and basically states that - since I romanced her, Shep would later on eat her on that table - much to the disgust of Cortez. (I also rofld when I caught Kasumi going through my underwear drawer)

Ideas like Matriach T´Soni or Clan Leader Urdnot Grunt would be awesome, could then also be Miranda running Cerberus which transformed into a welfare organisation of sorts, Jacob being Admiral Taylor, Jack actuall becoming dean of grissom academy or sthn. I would like that.


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Posted By: LennyComa
Date Posted: 26/September/2014 at 19:10
I like that Idea but I see Liara staying in the Shadow Brokering business. Miranda I see in an Anti Cerberus Roll I wouldn't see her running with the Cerberus Name. Grunt as a Clan Leader Yup totally see it, Jack as Grissom Acadamy Dean Again yup I see it. 

I would like to know more about what happens/happened to Tali, Kasumi, Joker and EDI. I see Tali being on the Quarian Council, Kasumi maybe helping the Shadow Broker/Liara with Acquisitions and EDI and Joker Flying on the Repaired Normandy.

I still like my Spawn of Shepard Idea. Shepard's Child finishes Officer training and he or she is put in charge of a ship similar to the Normandy and has to build a crew to stop the Yarl threat or something like that. and since my Shepard and FemShep were Breathing in the Rubble Dear ol' Dad or Mom can make a NPC Cameo appearance to keep the geeks like me happy.

On a barely related note my N7 Faux Leather Jacket Arrived today so Chuffed with that.


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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 26/September/2014 at 20:47
Citadel, considering all the death, and sadness in Mass Effect 3, was really the only really great high spot in the game where everyone was at their best and not all so serious about the end of the galaxy et all.
If you're talking about Sheppard spawn, then Liara and Grunt will not have aged noticeably. Liara would still be in the maiden stage of her life, and Grunt still little more than a boy by Krogan standards as well. This would then put guys like Garrus Vakarian, Tali Zora, Jack, Miranda aged to middle aged and in leadership roles however, and at least still alive, and also Wrex would likely still be the head of clan Urdnot as well.
 
TBH I really like that idea the most.
 
From a story-tellers perspective, it might make more sense to put the story out a few hundred years, which kills off everyone but Grunt and Liara who would be either elderly or in the prime of their lives. Liara would likely stay the shadow broker, but, if you remember the conversation with her father Matriarch Aethyta, the bartender born of a Krogan, she was a matriarch who served as an honored advisor right there at that bar. (I fucking loved that character - pretty sure I have her story linked earlier in this thread). So it's not like Liara would have to be back on Thessia serving on some council, being a matriarch is more like reaching the grandmother age in a human woman's life.
 
EDI however ought to be just about the exact same character, so that would kick ass to see her/it again.
 
Anyways, I'm sure I'd like a prequel storyline to playthrough, but I'd much rather something I the future.


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Posted By: Steven Nyte
Date Posted: 26/September/2014 at 22:20
Originally posted by Rico Len Rico Len wrote:

Citadel, considering all the death, and sadness in Mass Effect 3, was really the only really great high spot in the game where everyone was at their best and not all so serious about the end of the galaxy et all.
If you're talking about Sheppard spawn, then Liara and Grunt will not have aged noticeably. Liara would still be in the maiden stage of her life, and Grunt still little more than a boy by Krogan standards as well. This would then put guys like Garrus Vakarian, Tali Zora, Jack, Miranda aged to middle aged and in leadership roles however, and at least still alive, and also Wrex would likely still be the head of clan Urdnot as well.
 
TBH I really like that idea the most.
 
From a story-tellers perspective, it might make more sense to put the story out a few hundred years, which kills off everyone but Grunt and Liara who would be either elderly or in the prime of their lives. Liara would likely stay the shadow broker, but, if you remember the conversation with her father Matriarch Aethyta, the bartender born of a Krogan, she was a matriarch who served as an honored advisor right there at that bar. (I fucking loved that character - pretty sure I have her story linked earlier in this thread). So it's not like Liara would have to be back on Thessia serving on some council, being a matriarch is more like reaching the grandmother age in a human woman's life.
 
EDI however ought to be just about the exact same character, so that would kick ass to see her/it again.
 
Anyways, I'm sure I'd like a prequel storyline to playthrough, but I'd much rather something I the future.

The Matriarch Aethyta character explains some of the more ruthless decisions Liara is able to make in ME2-3 very nicely too, seeing that... strictly speaking, Liara is 1/4th Krogan..... And yeah, that character is just boss, especially the "slap his ass with a singularity" line - it´s what goes through my head everytime I order Liara to use that skill during fights.

I think that Wrex could still be alive as well even if you forward the timeline for a century or two - he would be elderly by then thought, given that he states in ME:Citadel that he is 700 years old (and pretty much in his prime or just slightly past it at that time - he states, after the party in Shepards place, that you feel a night like the night before when you hit 700 years) - So I would actually love seeing him become... like maybe the Ambassador of the Krogan to the Council or - this is a longshot though - Councillor Urdnot Wrex. Grunt though, definately still in his adolescence now, would be in his prime and would make a very capable Leader of not only Clan Urdnot but the entire Krogan race.

I don´t know how long Turians generally live, so I can´t really make a statement about Garrus here.

EDI was destroyed in my ending...... Made me a bit sad actually.

Since I believe that Quarians are about as short lived as humans - Tali being 22 when she first joins the Normandy crew, according to the Mass Effect Wiki, she would be dead if the story jumps a few centuries, but I would even rejoice in finding a member of the ´Zorah family

However if they jump the storyline for, say 150 years only, you could even still see a very old Miranda (she stated in ME2 that she most likely lives for half again as long as a regular human, so a 170-something year old Miranda could be possible)




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Posted By: Steven Nyte
Date Posted: 13/December/2014 at 19:59
Double trouble posting XD

Just wanted to let everyone interested know that since I now got my new Computer running and it´s finally strong enough to do this, I´ll be doing some Mass Effect let´s plays shortly (as shortly as starting the next week or so) which will be uploaded on my cousin´s gaming channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/NetHeroesChannel


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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 13/December/2014 at 20:24
Oh cool, I'll give it a watch, let us know when you upload a video.

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Posted By: LennyComa
Date Posted: 14/December/2014 at 11:15
Well I am getting the Trilogy for Christmas. I can't wait, I lost all my original copies and I am looking forward to completeing the trilogy from start to finish with my Shepards 

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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 14/December/2014 at 16:59
I am about to do the same in Dragon Age.

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Posted By: Steven Nyte
Date Posted: 14/December/2014 at 19:43
Originally posted by Rico Len Rico Len wrote:

I am about to do the same in Dragon Age.

still can´t warm up to Dragon Age. I put down Origins again after a few hours of playing it... it´s just not for me.


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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 21/October/2015 at 04:59

I can't fucking believe this.

Normally I just have fun threatening the guy and sticking a gun in his face, and shooting him in the foot because it's hilarious. Damn I feel like a real bullying asshole now. This story is great!

I've never seen any of this before. Friggen Conrad Verner the superfan! All that detail, all that depth, and the guy's a hero that gets a happily ever after if you do everything right in the first game.

Once again, Mass Effect shows me that for as much as I think I know, there's still more depth for me to discover.





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Posted By: LennyComa
Date Posted: 22/October/2015 at 08:29
So gonna replay to get this storyline 

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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 07/November/2015 at 23:46
FEMSHEP!



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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 25/November/2015 at 05:29

Ho - lee shit this is the funniest thing ever (assuming you are well versed in Mass Effect's game world).

I don't know how I ever missed this thing. In the presidium commons there is a blasto 6 advertisement, you can click on it and get audio of scenes from the movie.

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They picked the BEST aliens to make this movie. I'd heard commercials several times for Blasto the Hannar Spectre and it sounded like a great joke, but they really took it to the next level with the scenes.

The Elcor side kick, the Volus police chief, the Elcor whore, and the Vorcha bad guy. It's a crazy mix of xenophobic stereotypes taken to the extreme.

Badassfully is my new favorite adjective. I laughed a little harder every single time the elcor said it. Same with the elcor whore saying Coquettishly.

Best lines:

"This one wonders if a prothean has descended from the heavens to inhabit your body, because this one would enjoy enkindling that." - I'd hit that

"You may engage in courtship rituals with this one's gastro dermal lining." - Kiss my ass

"Bubin: Badassfully, Hey, man, that's my sister.
Blasto: Your progenitor's genetic propensity for attractiveness was passed only to her." - You're ugly

"Are you engaging in reproductive behavior with this one?" - Are you fucking with me?

"Badassfully: Hold it spectre, we do this one by the book.
You may hold the book, while this one opens another excretion vent on the Vorcha ambassador." - I'm going to open up a can of whoop ass.

"This one has forgotten whether its pistol is equipped with incendiary ammunition. Does the criminal scum consider itself fortunate?" - Do you feel lucky, punk?

"Elcor whore: Coquettishly, that's right baby. Tell me your soul name.
Blasto: It is whatever you wish it to be, Polyp.
Bubin: Badassfully, what the hell is going on here. Are you sleeping with my sister.
Blasto: Slumber would be difficult due to the energetic nature of our copulation.
Bubin: Badassfully, damnit, Blasto, that's it. You and me. Outside, now.
Elcor Whore: Coquettishly, please don't hurt him.
Blasto: This one promises not to hurt your brother.
Bubin: Badassfully, I did not ask to be partnered with you, Blasto.
Blasto: No solid waste excrement."


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Posted By: LennyComa
Date Posted: 25/November/2015 at 05:46
I know what I am doing first when I get home (My Girlfriend) But after that on goes Mass Effect

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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 20/March/2017 at 15:04

Especially on PC, you expect to see graphics that don't take several steps backwards. This game was heavily featured as PlayStation 4's 4k definition premier game. So what happens is everyone expects not just the graphics to be good, but by association the art-style and animations to be good, too. Sure, maybe we can see all these crazy stupid animations clearly in 4k definition, but so what!? People expect it to be polished all the way around or it feels like everyone involved in hyping the game, from PlayStation to BioWare, to Electronic Arts have all been lying to them.

I wouldn't even begin to compare what I've seen from Mass Effect: Andromeda with Uncharted 4. I wouldn't even begin to compare Witcher 3 or MGS5 with Uncharted 4. I mean Uncharted 4's characters look so real, I don't know where to even nitpick at it. Just go do a search for "Uncharted 4 graphics" and see what you come up with.

And this isn't about "oh look how great Uncharted 4 is!" that's not my point. My point is that game came out last summer on a f**king console! Why the hell hasn't the PC come up with SOMETHING vastly superior to that by now??? Console gaming graphics are always (up until now at least) head and shoulders above anything a console can produce, so as a PC Gamer, I hear all this hype leading up to the release of MEA about it's incredible graphics, and then I'm shown THIS!? What!? Are you f**king kidding me? It's insulting.

Yes, the game may be pretty good. It may even be VERY good. But I think it's already pretty well established it's no where near as good a game as Mass Effect 2 was, and the graphics are... well ok, but nothing to write home about.

What's more? If I had heard Mass Effect: Andromeda wasn't as good as the original trilogy, but it's still Mass Effect and it's really fun, I'd have signed up right away and been hyped for it regardless. It's the feeling that I've been lied to that really turns me off from this game more than anything.

This video actually makes me want to buy it because that's essentially the message I got from them. It's Mass Effect and it's good, but it's not as good as Mass Effect 2. OK That's fair, I believe that, and I'm fine with that. I'm understanding enough to realize Mass Effect 2 set the bar ridiculously high in terms of overall game quality, so it's going to be hard for ANYONE, let alone the people that made Mass Effect 2 to top that. That's like asking whichever music artist you like best to write a song better than your favorite of all time, I mean, maybe they can do it, but probably not, yet so long as it's in the ballpark it's pretty easy to enjoy it anyway.

I'll probably actually get the game now, up until now I've been pretty much set against wasting my money because who knows what else they've lied about and how much worse it actually could be. Now that I at least know it's a worthy addition to the Mass Effect gaming universe, even if it's not as good as ME2, I know much better what to expect and I can go in with an open mind and enjoy it for what it is.


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