Posted by : Wendy B Tuesday, 6 March 2012
The object of this installment is to work for Cerberus (which my Molly Shepard does with as much love as she did for the Council – who cares if Cerberus spent billions to resurrect both Shepard and the Normandy!) to collect a team, make them loyal and then take them on a suicide mission to stop the Collectors. One would think it difficult to get people to join you on a “suicide” mission, especially when they don’t know you. But join they do, and this is where the fun is. Bioware put a whole lot of thought into the characters, their history and motivations and their relationships (and potential relationships). A good chunk of my time was just running around the Normandy chatting with everyone, with particular focus on Mordin and Joker who were so awesome that they earned themselves their own album in my screenshot collection.
I fell in love with Garrus in this game (hands off, Kelly), and I refer to Jack and Grunt as my kids. Unfortunately, while all my old team were all “Shepard!
Special love for all the drinking and punching I got to do. I spent a lot of time unconscious in toilets. But the punching was definitely a highlight. I only punched people that deserved it though. And monkeys.
So back to this loyalty business. I messed up Thane’s loyalty mission and I purposely ‘failed’ Zaeed’s because Molly Shepard does not let colonists die (‘cept a couple of those ones on Feros, but, you know, their own fault for getting possessed). I understood that this might result in their deaths on the suicide mission. Imagine my disappointment when they didn’t die. In fact, I didn’t lose anyone on the suicide mission (and earned the achievement). What’s the point of a suicide mission if no one actually dies? Death makes for the drama! Even though I knew Kaiden would die on Virmire and I wanted him to die, I got a little teary-eyed when all was said and done.
So for this reason (and because I did not successfully express my new found love of Garrus because he was too busy with his calibrations), I decided to start a second play through before I can start ME3 with a clear conscience.