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Lord Ernie

Member Since 20 Aug 2003
Offline Last Active May 10 2010 12:58 PM

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In Topic: Loves & Hates

26 February 2010 - 01:02 PM

Why do people hate Aria so much? I thought she was a well-voiced example of what a mafia boss should be like in the ME galaxy, namely a ruthless member of one of the long-lived races, complete with former rivalry with one of the other long-lived races. Adding to that that she came across as an intelligent, if somewhat overly dramatic character; plus, she's helpful to Shepard, basically giving you everything you need every time you go ask for her help.

As to her lines: I personally found the "Boss, CEO, Queen..." line the worst, and the "Don't fuck with Aria" line perfectly positioned (and voiced in a way that reminded me of Spartans), and it's not like the game is without swearing otherwise (Jack, Joker, and Renegade Shepard come to mind).

In Topic: Loves & Hates

26 February 2010 - 03:51 AM

I've found not sleeping to be a solution for the 'hours in a day problem'. Also, if you have the 'long service' (or something) achievement and import a Rich character from ME1, there's enough money to buy everything (not that you need to, really, just buy the upgrades that affect Shepard and your regular companions).

Also, Vikacis, while the absence of a gay male option bothered me (more for the fact of its absence than anything else), you can (and I have) perfectly play a lesbian FemShep, by romancing Liara in ME1, ignoring the males in ME2 and going for Kelly Chambers.

Anyway, likes:

  • The distinctness of the new classes. Playing an infiltrator now really makes for a completely different game experience from playing a vanguard, which is different again from playing a sentinel. Awesome!
  • No more driving the MAKO up mountains, and palette swap planets. Yay!
  • Tons and tons of continuity nods.
  • The new NPC's. Some of them are surprisingly deep (Grunt, Jack, Mordin)
  • The interrupt system
  • The new Garrus, while overruling what you pushed him to do in the first game (if you're Paragon) is also a lot deeper.
  • Wrex's welcoming moment made me all warm inside.
  • Minor, but there: most cutscenes are skippable, which makes replays have much less 'coffee-time' (for the beginning, you can alt-tab out and the movies keep running)
  • Tali :wub:
  • The planet scanning (Duh)
  • Unable to customize the unique armors
  • Probably more stuff, but nothing I can think of right now.

In Topic: Bug list *spoilers*

23 December 2009 - 06:43 AM

Just to be a voice to the contrary: I've played through the game three times now, and I haven't had any of these issues. The game seems indeed to have an excellent memory, and stuff I kill stays dead (exceptions are, of course, "you didn't kill me, you just got me badly wounded enough to intimidate me").

Hell, my last playthrough I console-hacked my human noble into a mage with very few issues (the only one came at the end of the game when

On the other hand, my gf claims that my experience with any given game is simply invalid, cause I seem to have the Epic talent "Dodge Gameplay bugs".

In Topic: ME2: Voice Cast Announced

17 December 2009 - 02:04 PM

Adam Baldwin made me go squee, which made my gf look at me strangely; the fact he seems to voice a particularly ruth-mouthed Quarian just adds to the awesome.

But yes, ME2 looks to have an incredible cast. Martin Sheen, Yvonne Strahovski (big Chuck fan here :)), Tricia Helfer, Michael Hogan,... they really hired some top sci-fic actors (although, I too, will have an image of Col. Tigh in my head at first when I hear Hogan's voice). I can't wait to play this game - I've got the collector's edition pre-ordered :)

In Topic: ME2: CE Revealed

13 December 2009 - 11:26 AM

I've seen Chris Priestly post about problems in pre-ordering the CE in the Netherlands, but here in Belgium, everything seems fine, as I've got mine pre-ordered at the local gamestore. It lists Icisor Sniper Rifle and simply Collector Armor & Collector Weapon as items. Not sure what those last two are.