This post will contain spoilers!
I haven’t had much time to play this week, and when I have played I mostly talked to people and tried to figure out anything that is slightly different from the first Mass Effect game.
For example, traveling is different, and I guess I actually need to worry about how much fuel I have left. Scanning planets is also quite different, because you have to send out probes and you only have 10. I haven’t figured out yet how to get more, and I used them all up on the first two planets I scanned because I thought I would have 10 per planet. Oh well!
The researching is also different, but I like how it works now. It makes sense to me that we’d have to use up resources to figure out new and improved technology.
I’m also having fun customizing my little cabin area. On Omega, I bought some fish and I couldn’t resist the space hamster, so I have some silly pets now.
I’m making an effort to talk to my crew as well. It’s fun to get to know all of them. Although sometimes I’ll talk to one of them, and after we’re done I’ll be notified that I got some morality points. Often I get a couple of renegade points, and I usually have no idea what I said that would earn me those. It seems a lot less clear cut than in the first game. I still have way more paragon points than renegade points.
I started out this game with more renegade points than I thought. I think it comes from me letting the council die at the end of the first game. I only did that because I didn’t know for sure they would die, and I thought it was more important for their ship to help out with destroying Sovereign than escaping. As far as I can tell, this now means that a lot of aliens don’t like me very much. It’s a little unfortunate, but I’ll just have to live with it!
Hopefully by next time, I’ll be done with recruiting the next member of my squad!