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Poll: What will be your Shepard's main class in Mass Effect 2?

What will be your Shepard's main class in Mass Effect 2?

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#5971 chubbyninja1319

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 04:31 PM

I started last night with a sentinel with reave as my bonus. So far so good.
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Posted 18 May 2012 - 04:52 PM

i took the power legion unlocks for you as my bonus power...not that it matters since ME2 is less like than me finally finishing my ME3 insanity run.

#5973 shrike4242

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 06:13 PM

Your first order of business should be to do Kasumi's loyalty mission and go get this gun.

Nothing has ever been more true. This is the best SMGs have ever been in the series.

Which they badly nerfed in ME3. I tried using it in ME3, hate it compared to how it was in ME2.

#5974 GamerDude316

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 08:20 PM

Which they badly nerfed in ME3. I tried using it in ME3, hate it compared to how it was in ME2.


The Revenant was the same way... :cry:

#5975 Ryuukishi

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 09:45 PM

I really think the weapons were a lot better in ME2. They were way more distinct-- you think of the Mantis, Viper, and Widow; or the Locust and Tempest; or the Avenger, Vindicator, and Revenant; firing each of those weapons is a radically different experience from the others in its class. ME3 added a ton more weapons but a lot of them feel pretty much the same.

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#5976 xtreme_Zr2

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 12:18 AM

Playing through my first ME 2 insanity run before I start ME3. Imported a lvl 60 paragon vanguard (my favorite class from ME1) and am playing as an Infiltrator.

Definitely a different, and very fun playstyle, - but I thought I'd share my adventures on Horizon for anyone that might have trouble. Once I got to the Praetorian, I played a good ol' game of ring around the rosie, with the truck in the back of the field :lol:. Can't say I'm proud of it, but he couldn't hit me and we just kept circiling while Miranda and Zaeed used Heavy Warp and Concussive Shot.

Each time the barriers were off I used the particle beam and incinerate on his armor. Was about a 2 minute circle jerk before all said and done.

Man this game is great (although ME1 is still my favorite). I really hope to not be too disappointed by ME3 based on everyone's reaction on this board.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 01:51 AM

I really hope to not be too disappointed by ME3 based on everyone's reaction on this board.

It plays differently, but it's not "bad." Having finished an insanity run of ME2 just prior to starting ME3 on normal, I'd say I prefer the style of 2.
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#5978 chubbyninja1319

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 03:51 AM

ME3 = Best Game Ever. It plays better than ME2 because ME3 has some cool new biotic explosions and some powers that weren't around for ME2, like the omni blade. I don't think anyone would argue that, but some may like the story in ME2 > ME3. I'm not one of those people.
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#5979 Spybreak9

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 02:28 PM

Oh god I hated that Praetorian moment and yeah that's what you have to do to survive that encounter.

I think Mass Effect 2 was just a leap over Mass Effect 1 in gameplay. ME1's story is the all time superior imo, heck there is so much back story and the building blocks of the ME universe are laid out meticulously (noteworthy influenced off of Star Wars, Star Trek and other Sci-Fi media like Babylon 5) . ME2 has a lack of story compared to the other two games yet the relationship you build with your crew is a more intimate one and acts as a powerful motivator of the overall enjoyment of said game. ME3 is built off of what ME2 did so well and sprinkled in the RPG elements that we saw from ME1. Plus co-op multiplayer, so after you finish playing the single player you can continue exploring the Mass Effect universe with friends. Post EC DLC ME3 is an epic fulfilling (aside from the disappointment of vastly different outcomes due to your previous choices, ie there's still a group, event or person (trying to be generic to avoid spoilers) no matter what you've decided) excellent role playing shooter in my opinion.

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#5980 Ryuukishi

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 02:48 PM

I actually prefer the gameplay in ME2. Not that ME3 is bad or anything, because they're very close, but ME2 was already close to perfect, and some of the changes in 3 feel like fiddling around with things just to prevent it from feeling exactly the same (weapon mods, encumbrance). I would love to be able to retrofit the combat roll and helmet toggle back into ME2 though. :)

I also prefer the character-focused nature of ME2 to the plot-focused nature of both 1 and 3. Not that 1 and 3 don't also have a ton of amazing character work as well, because they do, but I love that ME2 basically just put the main series plot on hold to focus entirely on Shepard's squad. I think that's what BioWare does best.

But all of this is coming from someone for whom Mass Effect 2 is literally my favorite game of all time, so to say the other games aren't as good is far from a knock on them! I absolutely love all three games in the series.

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#5981 GamerDude316

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:03 AM

I just tried 3 separate times to type a long response, but my browser kept screwing up so all I will say is this.

combat wise, ME2 >ME1>ME3 (mostly because the combat roll felt clunky. I lost count how many times I tried to use cover and ended up rolling into combat and died)

story wise ME2 felt like "Two Towers" in that it had a lot of great moments and characters, but little in the way of main plot when put in context of the entire series.

Still, ME2 is the only game I've gotten all achievements for on my 360 and is easily one of my top 5 videogames in the last decade.

#5982 Tha Xecutioner

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 04:00 AM

Mass Effect 3 is the best game in the series, and you should value my opinion more than my fellow colleagues here. Just sayin'.

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#5983 Spybreak9

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 04:05 AM

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#5984 chubbyninja1319

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 04:24 AM

Mass Effect 3 is the best game in the series, and you should value my opinion more than my fellow colleagues here. Just sayin'.


Yeah, 'specially when his opinion agrees with mine. ;)

Really, tho, X? I knew that the EC restored your faith, but I didn't expect it to put it past the heralded ME2. I've been pretty open with my infatuation with all things ME3 > the rest of the freaking awesome series. Even my beloved ME1 (My other car is a Mako).


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#5985 Tha Xecutioner

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 05:10 AM

Yeah, 'specially when his opinion agrees with mine. ;)

Really, tho, X? I knew that the EC restored your faith, but I didn't expect it to put it past the heralded ME2.

I liked ME3 as much as ME2 even before the EC. All that DLC did was push it past the mark that ME2 left and finally give me the closure I needed.

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#5986 xtreme_Zr2

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 06:33 PM

1200/1200!

Had a lot of fun playing as an infiltrator, and yes, the widow is all it is cracked up to be. Got a lot more of the story the second time around, especially the ME1 references (there are a lot of subtle references - I'm looking at you salarian keeper scanner).

I think I'll definitely be playing ME3 starting out as a vanguard though - I thoroughly missed the shotgun.

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#5987 shrike4242

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 06:41 PM

1200/1200!

Had a lot of fun playing as an infiltrator, and yes, the widow is all it is cracked up to be. Got a lot more of the story the second time around, especially the ME1 references (there are a lot of subtle references - I'm looking at you salarian keeper scanner).

I think I'll definitely be playing ME3 starting out as a vanguard though - I thoroughly missed the shotgun.

Vanguard on ME3 is a different experience than ME2. Charge + Nova FTW.

#5988 chubbyninja1319

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 11:54 PM

Vanguard on ME3 is a different experience than ME2. Charge + Nova FTW.


Yeah it really was. I loved playing as a vanguard in ME3. I still need to complete my insanity run in Me2. Ill try the infiltrator like everyone suggests.
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#5989 GamerDude316

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 01:00 AM

1200/1200!

Had a lot of fun playing as an infiltrator, and yes, the widow is all it is cracked up to be. Got a lot more of the story the second time around, especially the ME1 references (there are a lot of subtle references - I'm looking at you salarian keeper scanner).

I think I'll definitely be playing ME3 starting out as a vanguard though - I thoroughly missed the shotgun.


Congrats on 1200/1200, the only game on my 360 I've done that with as well!

I'm in the middle of my Renegade Adept ME3 Shep right now, afterwards will probably go back to ME2 as an Infiltrator and then do my ME3 Paragon Shep again as a Vanguard.

#5990 xtreme_Zr2

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 01:44 AM

Vanguard on ME3 is a different experience than ME2. Charge + Nova FTW.


Thanks, good to know. Biotic Charge got me killed more often than it helped on ME2 (and that was on normal difficulty). The difference between a Vanguard on ME1 vs ME2 was huge.

Now to look up this Nova you speak of..

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#5991 chubbyninja1319

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:19 PM

Now that I've spent the majority of 2013 playing ME3 campaign and MP, I figured I should branch out......back to ME2. Going for my 4th attempt at the Insanity run, the last thing left for me to do in ME2. This time I went with the Infiltrator and I'm glad I did. I don't know if this class really is that much better suited to this level of difficulty or my skills have been honed on gold and soloing ME3 MP that insanity isn't that bad anymore. I don't know, but I had a lot of fun getting this playthrough started last night.

I went with warp ammo as the bonus power. So far so good. I'm only 1/2 way through the Mordin recruitment mission and I'm already trying to plan out the playthrough. Trying to figure out which loyalty missions to skip.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:24 PM

Trying to figure out which loyalty missions to skip.

Really you could skip all of them except for Samara and Thane, the ones with no combat, plus you definitely want either Samara or Jack loyal for the seeker swarm part. In addition to those I did Zaeed and Kasumi.

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#5993 GamerDude316

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:48 PM

When I did my Insanity run the only thing I skipped was the Firewalker mission. Everything else is pretty doable even on Insanity.

EDIT: My next ME2 playthrough will be pretty interesting as it carries on my ME1 playthrough where I didnt follow a set Paragon/Renegade path. Instead, I just made choices that I felt I would make (killed the Rachni Queen, saved Feros colonists, Wrex, etc). Starting to RP ideas for this ME2 Shep as well, it will be interesting to see how it turns out.

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#5994 chubbyninja1319

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:02 PM

Thanks for the notes, guys. I'll do some of them, I think, beyond the no-combat ones.
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#5995 shrike4242

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 09:05 PM

Thanks for the notes, guys. I'll do some of them, I think, beyond the no-combat ones.

Now I think you're going to make me go do my Insanity run on ME2, since that is also the only thing hanging out there in Achievement points for ME2.

#5996 chubbyninja1319

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:14 AM

Heh. That's funny because one of my buddies started up an insanity run for that same reason. I think it's more fun to play through while friends are, so it's great if a couple of us are tackling it at the same time.
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#5997 GamerDude316

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:33 AM

Fun Fact: ME2 is the ONLY game on my 360 that I've done all the achievements for...

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:00 AM

Is there any completed GOTY edition for this game on the 360?

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:34 PM

Heh. That's funny because one of my buddies started up an insanity run for that same reason. I think it's more fun to play through while friends are, so it's great if a couple of us are tackling it at the same time.


Haha group therapy. ;)

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:50 PM

Heh. That's funny because one of my buddies started up an insanity run for that same reason. I think it's more fun to play through while friends are, so it's great if a couple of us are tackling it at the same time.

Well I still need to beat Insanity on the PS3 version. Hmm... ;)

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