I just finished playing Mass Effect 2 a couple of days ago. I really loved the ending. It was very satisfying and ended in a good spot, but still with the feeling there was more to do. I wanted to share some of my favorite and least favorite moments of the game. Here we go!
First, I’ll start with the negatives.
1. Forced Romance:
I accidentally had a fling with Kaidan in the first Mass Effect game, which is fine. I just hadn’t realized I was flirting with him at first and things got a little out of hand. It wasn’t a big deal to me though. In Mass Effect 2, Kaidan shows up again for a bit and tried to make me feel guilty about working for Cerberus and says something about “what we had”. He tried to make it sound like there was a relationship even though I just considered it a one night stand, and a virtual rebound for a very bad breakup I had just gone through in real life.
Later on, right before the suicide mission, my Shepard was gazing at a photo of Kaidan. Given how I feel about our nonexistent relationship it didn’t make sense and just made me confused, not sad or nostalgic or anything.
I still have the option of starting a relationship with Garrus, and maybe I will just so I won’t have to deal with the Kaidan stuff anymore. However, given the aforementioned bad and real breakup, I don’t want any relationship even if it’s an in game one.
This is something I didn’t like from the first game, but I’m not a fan of how easy it was to get into a relationship with Kaidan. I didn’t even realize that I was flirting, I just thought I was being friendly. This is a problem I’ve had in real life too, when guys think I’m flirting when I’m just trying to be friendly.
2. Forced Choices:
There were times when I only made certain choices because I knew it would get me paragon points. At one point in the game I lost Miranda’s loyalty, and I had to get more paragon points to earn it back. At one point, I did something I would normally refuse to do just because I needed more paragon points. I convinced an asari not to break up with her krogan boyfriend. I wouldn’t do this in real life, because I don’t know either of them and it’s none of my business. I also didn’t like how convincing her to stay with him is paragon and breaking up is renegade. Staying together is not always a good thing and breaking up is not always a bad thing! Again, I knew nothing of there relationship and maybe she had good reasons for wanting to end it.
Now, to end on a better note, I want to share some of my favorite moments!
1. The time I headbutted a krogan:
2. The time Mordin sang for me:
3. The time Garrus complimented me:
(None of these videos are mine, I found them all on youtube.)
I know there were many more, but these are the ones that come to mind at the moment.
One last thing! These were my final stats: