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Firs things first, I like my Shepard a lot, y'all.






Renegade scarring is amazing. HER EYES ARE GLOWING. It's been a great incentive for me to choose "mean" options and whatnot because it looks amazing and I am weak for cool ass scars. I do like, though, how the intimidate/renegade options aren't necessarily "bad." Using it to negotiate with Erinya was actually pretty sympathetic, but just in a no bullshit kind of way.

I am having so much fun with it--Waaaay more than when I first picked it up. ME2 was one of the first games I bought when BF and I were able to afford a PS3, and that had been one of the first games I had played in a while--I'm not a "good" gamer now, but after a dry spell (vidya games aren't exactly a priority when you can't even afford to keep electricity on), ME2 even on easy/casual was hard for me. I'm advancing pretty comfortably on the normal difficulty right now. I've only died a couple of times, and I haven't died in the same spot more than once.

I remember the fucking Harbinger destroying me the first time I played, but I got his creepy ass back this time.

Also, the sniper rifle is my jam. HEADSHOTS BABY.

I had some extra BioWare points from getting the Dragon Age II DLC, so I decided to load up on ME2 DLC as well. Of the DLC, I've only done Kasumi's mission so far, which I've played before, but I got a couple other story-based ones to check out. I also very much appreciate the options to put Miranda and Jack in more appropriate clothing. I think I might have had one for Samara, too, but I just started her recruitment mission.

I might be trading in Shenko for Shakarian. Garrus' "You don't make me uncomfortable. Nervous, maybe, but never uncomfortable" line kind of destroyed me last night (which reminds me that I have some gif'ing to do later this evening.) We'll see what happens in ME3, but I think they're a better match than her and Kaidan. I have heard that some of his writing is pretty atrocious in ME3, too--Apparently he'll forgive Shepard for "cheating" on him, but like. He made it pretty clear on Horizon that they were done so... We ain't playing that game, Alenko.

(I believe, too, that if it was a male Shepard with Ashley that he "forgives" her instead, regardless of what he does in ME2, which is a gigantic pile of bulllllllshit. I have a feeling I'm going to get angry again when I get to ME3.)

I could actually see myself playing a few more Shepards just starting with ME2--I've got that Genesis comic add-on so I can produce a ME1 worldstate without going through the tedium of playing it again.

Oh, and for anyone who wants to use a controller on the PC, I found that this mod worked the best. There's one on the Nexus too, but it doesn't properly replicate the combat wheels, which is frustrating.

Date: 2015-10-16 11:34 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] phdfan
ME2 is the best, and so is Shakarian :) I'm glad you're hopping aboard the Garrus bandwagon ;)

Date: 2015-10-18 02:34 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] theharlotofferelden
Kaidan doesn't rly say they're done, at least, I don't think so. Might depend on the dialogue choices you picked, but after I left Horizon I got an email from him that was kinda vague on where their relationship stood, but it seems like they remain together if Shep doesn't get with anyone: http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Kaidan_Alenko#Romance_2

Idk what people mean by Kaidan's writing being atrocious in ME3. I've been playing it and he seems alright so far. ME3 in general is pretty good too, though all the character deaths are bumming me out.

Date: 2015-10-20 09:26 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] theharlotofferelden
Yeah, I can see that. Although Garrus tempted the shit out of me, I couldn't handle the thought of seeing his portrait turned down on Shep's desk. Because I like Kaidan. he deserves to be hapPY ;___;.

I thought it was a fair reaction too. I didn't see much of Cerberus in ME1, but I saw enough to understand why he would feel that way. I was mostly just rly amused with all the dialogue options on Horizon and the reactions they evoked from him, haha. I think pushing his buttons during that scene was the highlight of my ME2 experience. 10/10 would argue with again.

Though by the end of the conversation I also wanted to hug him, because I can't imagine going 2 years without someone you love, believing them to be dead, only to see them strutting about, killin' aliens like they'd never left. His email also hits a note with me for some reason.

I think both of them apologizing for hurting each other is also fair, but I just don't think she needs to apologize specifically for cheating. Apparently some people feel that Kaidan doing so is OOC for his character, which was mostly what I was referring to with the bad writing.

I don’t think Shep needs to apologize either, but I’m not really clear on how ppl come to that conclusion about Kaidan. I mean, the argument at Horizon was intense, but they had some time apart since then. I could see him forgiving Shep for getting with someone else.

Tho I wonder if maybe people are saying that in part of the Garrus and Kaidan rivalry? The headcanon that Kaidan wouldn't forgive a character that romanced Garrus sounds like something the fandom would come up with to spite players that did so.

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