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I definitely could have finished ME1 yesterday.

I could have. Instead I got all completionist-obsessive (and Steam doesn't even track achievements /sobs I wish I could transfer my PS3 trophies over) and decided I needed to travel to every system and cluster and planet and abandoned ship in the galaxy. OH! And I finally got all 21 keepers. The first time I played I gave up at 20 and went to kick Saren's ass, but I did it. Such accomplishment.

The game has gotten a little glitchy on me. I'm not sure if it has anything to do with the mods--They've been running smoothly for the first 25 or so hours. Game just crashed out of nowhere twice, and I've had Shepard get stuck in a few places. Making her draw her weapon got her out of one spot; the other was a deal-breaker and meant I needed to reload. Fortunately, I save like every 15 minutes. Every 5 now.

It really made me wish I could switch to other party members à la DA--That saved me a few times in all 3 games.

There's been a fair amount that I forgot since the first time I played. Like Feros and the Thorian--Once I got there again, it all came back to me, but prior to that I was staring at my journal log with no recollection of what happened there. And then when I got there, it was "Ooh, this is the place with that fucking sky bridge."

I remember really enjoying ME1 when I played it the first time, and I still am now or I'd call it quits, but replay value seems to be low. Doing a lot of the missions a second time just feels like an obligation rather than something I really want to do. I think what's really driving me is:

1. Playing more renegade than paragon
2. Wanting to talk to my crew
3. Wanting to play ME2/play all 3 games with a single Shepard (this is really the big one--I like this Shepard a lot, too)
4. Being obsessive about checking off tasks on lists (it's what drives me, man)

I'd like to have it done by Thursday--This is one of my short weeks, and some ME2 + alone time (starting to get very PMSy--sorry, everyone) on Friday sounds really good.

Date: 2015-10-05 05:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] renegadefolkhero
I didn't do much side content in ME1, I think planetary exploration overwhelmed me. But the absolute hardest thing for me was the Mako stuff, hands down. I despised it.

My recall of the story is terrible, so if I played again it might seem newish, but I remember really liking Saren and the ending.

Date: 2015-10-06 10:20 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] phdfan
One of the bloody keepers can descend into the floor and be invisible. I missed it the first time too.

Date: 2015-10-07 12:17 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] phdfan
IIRC, it's the keeper in the elcor/volus embassy, which was just not there for me. Really annoying bug!

Date: 2015-10-06 10:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] theharlotofferelden
I tried playing more renegade then paragon but ended up with both gauges 70% full by the end of the game. I'm proud of it, but I'm also sorta annoyed with it because ME2 registered my save as "paragon" because it was smidge more full than renegade. Ugh.

I've since compensated for my paragon alignment with making poor decisions like letting the Rachni go free, keeping the Collector base, etc. Poor decisions ftw.

If I replayed ME1, I'd probably go for no. 2 on your list, because I recall coming out of the game feeling really disappointed with interaction and banter. ME2 was most disappointing in terms of banter, because it seems like it can only be triggered at the Citadel when you're going up stairs in the market district, if it can be triggered at all. Honestly not really sure, as the only time I got it to trigger was with Garrus and Tali, where Garrus teased Tali about their conversations in the elevator (ironic?)

It made coming over to ME3 weird when companions have opinions about other companions from previous games, or care if another character is feeling sad. Like, I didn't know u guys cared where was this enthusiasm in the first game.

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