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#52 Mar 07 2012 at 4:28 PM Rating: Good
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Shojindo, I'm guessing you aren't too far. In that case, you can still get a save file to use. Click Mass Effect 2 in the top-left corner, then 3 Fem shop options on the right, 3 on the left for Male Shep (Paragon, Renegade, Mixed). After that you choose your LI in the center, and it'll show the relevant saves' choices in detail.

IMO, it's worth doing, since one of the things I'm most excited about is seeing what happens according my choices. And default Shepard is an @#%^.

And, if you don't want to use someone else's Shepard, you can recreate your own using this.


So I found a save with most everything correct to my First Paragon Vanguard play through on the first site. Then I oppened it in the Gib Editor to confirm the settings and make a couple of minor changes. Recreated the ME2 save folder and dropped it in. The save had default male Shep face, but when I imported the save it allowed me to change it in ME3 to the same guy I had. So no need to mess with the phase morphing out of game.

Pretty slick really. I'll let you know if I run into any issues during play.


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#53 Mar 07 2012 at 4:41 PM Rating: Good
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Cool, glad to help. :)

I generally use default Shep, because the voice just goes with those faces in my mind.
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#54 Mar 07 2012 at 4:51 PM Rating: Good
I like default fem Shep. Default male Shep looks like a dick to me, so I use him for my renegade plays. Smiley: lol

And if this computer gets pwned I'll just wipe it. It's almost due for a fresh clean-up OS anyway, plus I need a bigger SSD I got a 64GBV SSD for the OS and sometimes games that really need fast load times and a 1TB HDD for everything else. But as the price points are coming down I'm starting to think I just want more SSDs.


*Edit: Oh and I forgot to add with this save I am level 30 at start. With default I was level 1... Yeah lots easier to get though those first area's with a decent vanguard power set rather than. Look Mommy I just learned how to charge!

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#55 Mar 07 2012 at 5:21 PM Rating: Good
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EDI's new body...


Pure awesome. And lulz. Smiley: laugh
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#57 Mar 07 2012 at 8:19 PM Rating: Good
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Pure awesome. And lulz. Smiley: laugh


Don't judge me, but I now ship Joker/EDI.

Get it? Ship?

Yeah, I hate me a little too now.
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#58 Mar 07 2012 at 8:24 PM Rating: Good
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And I love you a little bit more. Smiley: grin
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#59 Mar 07 2012 at 8:59 PM Rating: Good
It gets weirder...

Joker/EDI start asking you about having a relationship with each other Smiley: lol
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#60 Mar 08 2012 at 12:33 AM Rating: Good
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Ya, Joker's acting skeevy.

Enjoyed the sparring match between Vega & femshep, but find it odd to have Freddie Prinze Jr hitting on my femshep & calling her Lola. Especially when my femShep already has a thing going on with Garrus. Really enjoyed the stuff with Wrex, "Mordun", & "Eve" & since I took Liara with I got a bunch of extra dialog. Running into Jack at the Academy was cool, while meeting up with Thane was sad. Grunt is still a bad ass.

So far, a bit disappointed with the number of squad mates. Other than that, the gameplay has been improved quite a bit. The limited amount of slots for mods on your weapons makes the RPG aspects of combat surprisingly complex, which I also like (WHICH TWO DO I CHOOSE?!?!). I still find the "glamorization" of the female characters a bit odd between ME2 & ME3 though. Sure, I get that the graphics got better. But does that mean Ashley & Liara really needed makeovers and boob jobs too?

Not quite so bad on Liara, but Ashley is painted like a whore.
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#61 Mar 08 2012 at 12:45 AM Rating: Good
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There's only one rule on the Citadel, apparently. Still not sure whether I really want to hand a unified mercenary army over to Aria, though.

I'm loving the big little details, such as saving the Council in ME1 having a negative effect on Alliance military fleet strength.
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#62 Mar 08 2012 at 1:43 AM Rating: Good
I wonder if giving the Illusive Man the Reaper ship at the End of ME2 effects Cerberus' strength at all...

I'll never know. I told him to go screw & blew it the @#%^ up. I don't want no stinking indoctrinated Cerberus troops with Reaper tech gunning for me.

Oh, wait....

Still can't figure out why Anderson isn't my Ambassador to the Council anymore even though I made him such. One line of dialog with Udina kind of made it seem like Anderson might have given the seat on the Council too him, but IDK. Guess I'll chock it up to the "6 months" in between games?

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#63 Mar 08 2012 at 1:51 AM Rating: Good
Ok, something that's been bugging me about Mordin.

The following are spoilers for the mission to get the Krogans to agree to work with the Turians, i.e., fairly early on. Also, minor spoils for (ME2) Mordin's Loyalty mission:

In Mass Effect 2, in Mordin's loyalty mission, he says that he works on the genophage update because he believed the genophage was necessary. He knew he was keeping the population low because he thought it would help more people than an increased Krogan population would. So in keeping with that, I had him delete the data about the genophage cure.

Well, then in 3, it turns out Mordin was the one that tipped Clan Urdnot off about the living, fertile, genophage-immune females? And then he goes ahead after the mission and begins to work on a genophage cure? What the hell?

I understand that he can rationalize that the Krogans are necessary in this war - which I agree with. And the only way Wrex was agreeing to help was if he got a genophage cure. But that doesn't clear up the fact that Mordin tipped off Clan Urdnot about the genophage-immune females before the Reaper invasion started happening, as far as I can tell. He was also working with STG (the group studying the females), specifically, the genophage immunity. If you let him keep the data in 2, he even remarks a cure would be "simple". It just seems to really go back on what happened in his loyalty mission, how he seemed to accept that what he was doing was a necessary evil to keep the Krogans from overrunning the galaxy.

Also, his new voice makes me sad.
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#64 Mar 08 2012 at 1:53 AM Rating: Good
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I wonder if giving the Illusive Man the Reaper ship at the End of ME2 effects Cerberus' strength at all...

I'll never know. I told him to go screw & blew it the @#%^ up. I don't want no stinking indoctrinated Cerberus troops with Reaper tech gunning for me.

Oh, wait....

Still can't figure out why Anderson isn't my Ambassador to the Council anymore even though I made him such. One line of dialog with Udina kind of made it seem like Anderson might have given the seat on the Council too him, but IDK. Guess I'll chock it up to the "6 months" in between games?


I was wondering that too, so I checked out the Codex entry on him. Anderson abdicated his Council seat to Udina because he eventually got tired of living a life of politics. I assume he pretty much spent that time preparing for the inevitable Reaper invasion.

Also, the whole Crucible thing?

I'm predicting it's a Death Star. Calling it now.

Seeing that shot of the Admiral Hackket standing in front of a window watching its construction just made me lol.

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#65 Mar 08 2012 at 1:56 AM Rating: Good
Just noticed. The main menu right after the title screen plays a subtle recall of the song Vigil from ME1. Always been my favorite track.
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I knew saving the Rachni queen was a good idea from the start.

Also, right now gonna go find rule 34 of EDI on /m/.
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#67 Mar 08 2012 at 5:33 AM Rating: Good
I understand that he can rationalize that the Krogans are necessary in this war - which I agree with. And the only way Wrex was agreeing to help was if he got a genophage cure. But that doesn't clear up the fact that Mordin tipped off Clan Urdnot about the genophage-immune females before the Reaper invasion started happening, as far as I can tell. He was also working with STG (the group studying the females), specifically, the genophage immunity. If you let him keep the data in 2, he even remarks a cure would be "simple". It just seems to really go back on what happened in his loyalty mission, how he seemed to accept that what he was doing was a necessary evil to keep the Krogans from overrunning the galaxy.

In ME2, it wasn't the cure Mordin was opposed to, but the methods the guy used to get his results that seems to piss him off.

And his new voice is weird.

saving the Rachni queen was a good idea from the start.

I killed her, but let the new "Rachni" live.

Bitch better help me against the Reapers.

The Thrasher Maw taking out the Reaper was worth the price of admission.

RIP Mordin & Thane, sniff.

Edited, Mar 8th 2012 1:54pm by Omegavegeta
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So... I just downloaded Mass Effect (the original) last night and started playing. Have a Vanguard right now. Anyone have some tips or tricks to help a newbie? Much like Dragon Age, even on normal level I'm taking a lot of damage early on because I don't have the mechanics down quite yet. I don't want to lower it to casual just yet, so some advice would be nice Smiley: grin
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#69 Mar 08 2012 at 6:42 PM Rating: Good
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So... I just downloaded Mass Effect (the original) last night and started playing. Have a Vanguard right now. Anyone have some tips or tricks to help a newbie? Much like Dragon Age, even on normal level I'm taking a lot of damage early on because I don't have the mechanics down quite yet. I don't want to lower it to casual just yet, so some advice would be nice Smiley: grin


So Vanguards are kinda hard to play, but generally fun. You are a front range fighter, using Biotics (which are best suited for crowd control). You are going to want to get in the habit of using certain combos. Like Throwing a target, then filling their face with lead once they are on the ground. You should also try to get in the habit of lifting anyone you can while running in. You're basically juggling high damage, solid crowd control, and okay defenses.

Once you unlock Barrier, things will get easier (giving you much better defenses).

You're going to want a dedicated Tech user on your squad. Garrus, Tali, or Kaidan are your options there. Tali is pure Tech, Garrus is Tech and Weapons, Kaidan is Tech and Biotics. Because you'll be on the front lines, additional Biotics aren't as harsh for you as for other people, so any of those are an option. For your other member, play it based on needs. A second tech user will give you a better ability to take down shields, which is nice.
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#72 Mar 09 2012 at 2:46 AM Rating: Good
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3:45 and I finally finished my complete ME2 save... I think. Holy hell Arrival is difficult. The whole game I've relied on synergy with my sentinel. Finding myself solo was harsh, and those enemies hurt. Though it did really show off how badass Shepard is.

I can finally start ME3 in the morning. :D
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#73 Mar 09 2012 at 4:23 AM Rating: Good
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3:45 and I finally finished my complete ME2 save... I think. Holy hell Arrival is difficult. The whole game I've relied on synergy with my sentinel. Finding myself solo was harsh, and those enemies hurt. Though it did really show off how badass Shepard is.


I like how the sedatives randomly stop working on him for no real explained reason.

And it's a good thing you played the DLC. You'd be kind of lost upon starting Mass Effect 3 otherwise.

"Wait, Shepard's on trial for killing 300,000 batarian colonists? What!?


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3:45 and I finally finished my complete ME2 save... I think. Holy hell Arrival is difficult. The whole game I've relied on synergy with my sentinel. Finding myself solo was harsh, and those enemies hurt. Though it did really show off how badass Shepard is.


I like how the sedatives randomly stop working on him for no real explained reason.

And it's a good thing you played the DLC. You'd be kind of lost upon starting Mass Effect 3 otherwise.

"Wait, Shepard's on trial for killing 300,000 batarian colonists? What!?


Edited, Mar 9th 2012 5:24am by IDrownFish


Yeah, I just assumed that whatever cybernetics they used to revive her liver kicked into overdrive once the dosage hit a certain point.

I also like how every person ignores Shepard's warnings, even when they believe the Reapers are coming. Oh, proof the Reapers are coming? Let's place this huge, working artifact next to everyone out in the open. No way what she said about indoctrination was true.
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#75 Mar 09 2012 at 11:25 AM Rating: Good
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I also like how every person ignores Shepard's warnings, even when they believe the Reapers are coming. Oh, proof the Reapers are coming? Let's place this huge, working artifact next to everyone out in the open. No way what she said about indoctrination was true.


Which is why when you find out (ME3 very minor spoiler) Cerberus is using Reaper tech it is very, very troubling.
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#76 Mar 09 2012 at 11:41 AM Rating: Good
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The Geth believed him/her (Shephard)!

Non spoiler, but an already odd relationship that was going on in the Bar on the Citadel got more awkward when a scantily clad woman walked into the CS and stared at me throughout the whole thing. Her beady eyesbore into me throughout while her face & neck flailed around awkwardly.

It was quite uncomfortable, actually. I don't think I can encourage the relationship any longer.

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#77 Mar 09 2012 at 12:03 PM Rating: Good
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RIP Mordin. "My xenoscience studies range from urban to agrarian,I am the very model..." Goodbye, buddy. And farewell to Thane as well, though I felt more like it was good to see him at peace, finally. Mordin's death hit me rather hard, though.Painful spoiler warning.


Also, holy crap. The Leviathan of Dis was a freaking Reaper. Also also, Conrad Verner tried to take a bullet for me. That was freaking awesome.
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#78 Mar 09 2012 at 1:10 PM Rating: Good
So, 150 hours across 3 games, my first Soldier has finished his story... Wow... need a smoke or something... Not sure if its a good or bad ending, think there's 17 or so, but damn...
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#79 Mar 09 2012 at 1:32 PM Rating: Good
I've kind of been forsaking singleplayer at the moment. Multiplayer is just too damn fun.

And I'm already at 100% galactic readiness rating. Smiley: glare
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I'm not too far in--just met with the Council (AKA, Sons of Bitches).

I can't wait for my Renegade or mixed run through, so I can tell them to GFT.

Also, KAIDAN (T.T

He's my second BioWare crush, and him getting brutalized on Mars made me want to stab the Illusive Man in his freaky cybernetic eyes. I also like that the writing has been fairly believable for his and my femshep romance--he's not like JK I LUV U! And Liara's coy smiles were quite rewarding.

"So, the Major's become... quite capable." *wink, wink*


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Also, WTF did they do to my ship?!?!?!?! It used to be so sleek and pretty. Now there are big wires and tubes everywhere, just begging me to trip over them. And IN MY BEDROOM? Those bitches!

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#81 Mar 09 2012 at 2:13 PM Rating: Good
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Also, WTF did they do to my ship?!?!?!?! It used to be so sleek and pretty. Now there are big wires and tubes everywhere, just begging me to trip over them. And IN MY BEDROOM? Those bitches!


I find it funny, honestly. When it's a civilian vessel paid for by a massive company, it's flat out sexy (speaking of sexy and the Normandy... well, you'll see). Once the military gets a hold of it, it's just fugly inside.

One thing I have to give BioWare props for, though, is that they kept the layout extremely similar. The second level has been heavily renovated, but you can still tell that one room used to be Mordin's lab, other floors have almost the same layout, etc. It's just really cool, especially having gone directly from 2 to 3 with just a few hours in between, like I did.

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#82 Mar 09 2012 at 2:30 PM Rating: Good
I agree was nice not to have to relearn the ship. It's been a while since I played ME2 and I still remembered where everything was.

I'm still not very far. I went back to the Citadel after the Turian moon to visit Ash and ended up in conversation land for most of the night last night. I now have a crazy list of quests. Some of them I almost feel bad doing because I have this sense of urgency to save Earth. Even though I know they are adding to my war score. In contrast I appreciate some of the mellow time however to break up the pacing.

Also the new dancers at Purgatory on the moving stages are NAUGHTY. Smiley: drool

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I agree was nice not to have to relearn the ship. It's been a while since I played ME2 and I still remembered where everything was.

I'm still not very far. I went back to the Citadel after the Turian moon to visit Ash and ended up in conversation land for most of the night last night. I now have a crazy list of quests. Some of them I almost feel bad doing because I have this sense of urgency to save Earth. Even though I know they are adding to my war score. In contrast I appreciate some of the mellow time however to break up the pacing.

Also the new dancers at Purgatory on the moving stages are NAUGHTY. Smiley: drool

Edited, Mar 9th 2012 12:31pm by Shojindo


Just keep reminding yourself that the best way you can help Earth is by organizing the strongest resistance force you can!

I have to say, I'm very impressed with the updates to the story telling that BioWare has made. It's less GOGOGOGOGOGO from ME2, but not even remotely as slow as ME1. Definitely a very nice middle ground. Not always perfect, of course. Talking to Avina made me want to pluck her holographic eyelashes out. But generally superior.

Also, I'm loving the new way they are handling the ship conversations, specifically by including the environment and other characters. I went to talk to Vega and Cortez, and they'd start ribbing each other while we chatted. Did a lot to make it feel less like they were talking at me, and more like I was actually having a conversation with someone aboard a ship. Also nice to see BioWare working to develop the relationships between secondary characters, so Shepard isn't the absolute focal point.

The revamp to the power system is interesting, too. I am actually being faced with some hard choices. How often do I want to use my powers? Do I want stronger powers or wider powers? Do I want to focus on biotic combos, or would I rather have powers better against any enemy? Do I want to focus on setting up my own Biotic combos, or do I want to rely on squad synergy? How many weapons do I need? What kind of weapons? Will my pistol/assault setup be enough? Would I prefer a Sniper Rifle, Pistol, and Shotgun? What cooldown to weapon capacity ratio do I want? Do I want my Tech Armor to be something that's a passive defense, or do I want to actively monitor it?

I'm actually feeling a little overwhelmed, but in a really good way.

Now, if only Kaidan would get out of the hospital. >:(
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I only have one complaint about the game.

Tali

Serioulsy Bioware, WTF? Smiley: oyvey
#85 Mar 09 2012 at 3:30 PM Rating: Good
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Tali

Serioulsy Bioware, WTF? Smiley: oyvey


It's possible to save her, and her people, along with the Geth. Plus if you romance her, you see her face at the end.
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My personal mission is to save everyone on my crew. Dunno if that's possible, but I hope so.
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I only have one complaint about the game.

Tali

Serioulsy Bioware, WTF? Smiley: oyvey


It's possible to save her, and her people, along with the Geth. Plus if you romance her, you see her face at the end.


Yeah, so I'm totally reading all the spoilers here, even though I don't have the game. Anyways, I had heard that the portrait of her is just a slightly modified stock image. Also, that she's just a regular looking human...which would be really, really weird.
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#88 Mar 09 2012 at 3:57 PM Rating: Good
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I only have one complaint about the game.

Tali

Serioulsy Bioware, WTF? Smiley: oyvey


It's possible to save her, and her people, along with the Geth. Plus if you romance her, you see her face at the end.


Yeah, so I'm totally reading all the spoilers here, even though I don't have the game. Anyways, I had heard that the portrait of her is just a slightly modified stock image. Also, that she's just a regular looking human...which would be really, really weird.



She's dead on my play through, just going off what I've read, I'll get that ending soon I hope.
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It's possible to save her, and her people, along with the Geth. Plus if you romance her, you see her face at the end.

That's the problem. You don't. All you get is a photo in your cabin which is a stock image of some chick with 5 min of photoshop. I was hoping for a cutscene or a conversation with her without her mask. If you romance her, she'll come see you in your cabin close to the end. It would have been a good opportunity but no.. she takes off her mask but you only see her back... again.

It was really lazy from Bioware to not actually give her a face and just use some photo they got for free on getty images. Game was awesome but they lost a lot of points in my book for being so cheap with such an important character. It's a huge slap in the face for all the fans.


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I'f I'm forced to choose between Tali and the Geth, I just don't know who I'd go for. On the one hand, I'm firmly on the Geth's side when it comes to the war that drove the Quarians out. On the other hand, the Geth are only just beginning to develop emotions, and they don't understand fear. The worst part of death, for me, is the fear of nonexistance.

Their deaths seem less horrific as a result.

I don't think it's fair to continue to blame the Quarians for the war--their ancestors did it, not them. Granted, they don't seem to have learned from their mistake, but still.

Of course, the other side has that too. The Geth, strictly speaking, have never sought war with Organics. They don't wish for hostility, nor do they hold a grudge against the Quarians. They just want peace, but don't know how to broker it (understandable, considering the Quarians just want them gone).

So if I'm forced to choose between an emotionless, but justified, race and a passionate, but ignorant, one...

I just don't know which I'd want to choose. I feel like I'd favor the Quarians, but I think that's also Organic preference at work, and it's super unjust to let that come into play.


Damn you BioWare and your morally challenging scenarios!
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It's possible to save her, and her people, along with the Geth. Plus if you romance her, you see her face at the end.

That's the problem. You don't. All you get is a photo in your cabin which is a stock image of some chick with 5 min of photoshop. I was hoping for a cutscene or a conversation with her without her mask. If you romance her, she'll come see you in your cabin close to the end. It would have been a good opportunity but no.. she takes off her mask but you only see her back... again.

It was really lazy from Bioware to not actually give her a face and just use some photo they got for free on getty images. Game was awesome but they lost a lot of points in my book for being so cheap with such an important character. It's a huge slap in the face for all the fans.


Edited, Mar 9th 2012 5:49pm by feelz


I'm guessing that this may have actually been due to fan response. When they announced that Tali would reveal her face, some people flipped sh*t over it. They might have chosen to reduce it down to the picture, just so that people who didn't want to know what she really looked like could remain ignorant. Of course, that depends on how detailed the picture is, and whether or not you have to see it.

Personally, I think they should have just given players the option to remove her mask or not in the romance scene.


Also, if you don't romance Tali or Garrus, they apparently end up in a romance with each other.

Which makes me happy, because I always wanted them to have someone, but couldn't bring myself to forsake Kaidan.
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When they announced that Tali would reveal her face, some people flipped sh*t over it. They might have chosen to reduce it down to the picture, just so that people who didn't want to know what she really looked like could remain ignorant. Of course, that depends on how detailed the picture is, and whether or not you have to see it.

Personally, I think they should have just given players the option to remove her mask or not in the romance scene.


I'm having a hard time believing people would be against seeing her face after 3 games of teasing about it but everything is possible. Hardcore fans can be a weird bunch sometimes. Assuming it's true then your solution would've been perfect. Just give an option in the romance scene to remove the mask or not. I personally think that they we're just too lazy to actually bother giving her a face.

As for the picture itself, it's detailed enough to give you an idea of what she looks like but then that's part of the problem, she looks so generic. It's just some random chick with some photoshop. If you want to see it, here's a link to the stock photo they used from getty images http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/photo/hammasa-royalty-free-image/123488108

and this is a link to kotaku with a side by side comparison http://kotaku.com/5891242/gamers-are-now-angry-at-bioware-because-of-an-image-in-mass-effect-3 (There's no real spoiler there other than the picture)


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They actually felt that her being faceless to the player was actually a deep part of her character. Kinda like if you were to ever find out the Joker's* real identity. You just aren't supposed to know.

I don't agree (in this case, at least), but I think it's not a totally invalid complaint.

*Meaning from Batman--his real name and origin story have never been confirmed, and even those produced carry disclaimers that they are probably just him lying (or that he thinks he's actually telling the truth, but can't remember what the truth is anymore).

With the Joker, not revealing his identity was actually integral to the character--because it was never about him, it was about what he represented, and the ways in which Batman dealt with him. With Tali, her being masked has always been a part of her story--and a part, nonetheless, that she's been very vocal about wanting to leave behind. And it's not like no one knows what Quarians look like, only the player doesn't.

I can get why people associated her being masked so strongly with her character, which is why I'm not dismissing it. I just don't agree that it was so important.
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They actually felt that her being faceless to the player was actually a deep part of her character. Kinda like if you were to ever find out the Joker's* real identity. You just aren't supposed to know.

I don't agree (in this case, at least), but I think it's not a totally invalid complaint.

*Meaning from Batman--his real name and origin story have never been confirmed, and even those produced carry disclaimers that they are probably just him lying (or that he thinks he's actually telling the truth, but can't remember what the truth is anymore).

With the Joker, not revealing his identity was actually integral to the character--because it was never about him, it was about what he represented, and the ways in which Batman dealt with him. With Tali, her being masked has always been a part of her story--and a part, nonetheless, that she's been very vocal about wanting to leave behind. And it's not like no one knows what Quarians look like, only the player doesn't.

I can get why people associated her being masked so strongly with her character, which is why I'm not dismissing it. I just don't agree that it was so important.


Not sure if this still needs spoiler tags but I'll put them anyway.

The big difference here is that Shepard does know what she looks like while Batman doesn't know about the Joker. It would be like Batman learning the true identity and background of the Joker but they would bleep everything he says about it. Mass Effect is a RPG and you are Shepard. You should know everything Shepard knows. If they want to keep Tali's face a mystery to the player than it should be so for Shepard as well.

But even with all that said, I wouldn't mind the picture if they would have put some effort in it. Something like this fan art for example instead of some bad photoshop from a stock photo. Tali deserved better.

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Oh, I agree. I was just pointing out what some fans feel. It may not be perfectly logical, but it makes sense if we are limiting ourselves to purely emotional arguments.

In other news, EDI is my favorite character ever.

She made a joke about how she only forgets to recycle the ship's oxygen if she finds something truly interesting. Shepard just stared at her, wide-eyed and mouth agape, for a few seconds. Then she clarified it was a joke. Smiley: lol

Also, LOL. I talked to Chakwas immediately after EDI got her body. Chakwas just laughs as she says "Joker's going to have a field day with this."

Favorite mass effect couple, without a doubt.
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On the Geth & Quarians

Having high Paragon was worth it, as I was able to upgrade the Geth & Stop the Quarian Fleet, thus adding both factions to the fight against the Reapers. Tali joined my crew, but the biggest bonus was the resolution with Legion. Legion, whom always referred to itself as "we", refers to itself as "I" right before sacrificing it's life in order to give life to the rest of the Geth & avoid being controlled by the Reapers again.

Not only that, but taking down another Reapers was a blast.

Also, after doing Legion's quest, if you talk to people on the ship they'll ask you about going into the server. Joker even makes a "matrix" reference.
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Kaidan has ridiculously large pecs. It's like they are using Vega's pecs on his body while he's laying in the hospital bed.

Weird.

That is all.
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EDI's awesome. I talk to her every time I'm on the ship. Even when you don't get an actual dialogue cut-scene she still comes up with some gems.
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I just beat the game.

I am no longer a BioWare fan, not even close.

I took Liara and James with me in my squad in the end. We all got lasered to death (except Shepard, who barely survives).
I finish the game (picked to control the Reapers) and in the scene before the credits... Normandy crash lands on a jungle planet and Joker, Liara and Garrus get off.
What the hell? How did Liara go from getting lasered on Earth to ending up back on the Normandy?
And what the hell does the ending mean? Where is everyone else (like EDI)?
What.
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