Recall your favourite Mass Effect 2 moment...

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Posted by Brackynews (4087 posts) 9 months, 19 days ago

Poll: Recall your favourite Mass Effect 2 moment... (115 votes)

I pushed that guy out the window 37%
Other 63%

And lo, there was much gnashing of teeth as Mass Effect 2 took its place as Game of the Generation. But it probably deserved it.

I'm playing Mass Effect 3 again right now, and much like my experience with the Matrix trilogy, I keep thinking about my fonder memories of the second as I trudge through the third's plotline. :P

The moment I liked best in ME2 is the collector's invasion of the Normandy, controlling Joker, while he (aka Seth Green) hobbles around muttering "shit shit..shit SHIT shit!!" Moments of complete terror and helplessness with Joker being the player's proxy. That really spoke to me as the game writers' moment being self-aware, coming full circle with an entire crew of characters that operate independently of The Shepard. We're gonna save the galaxy soon, but ohhhhhh this shit's going bad and no dialogue wheel will save it.

Not even my dear sweet Yeoman Kelly Chambers.

;___;

#1 Posted by crithon (3310 posts) -

Modrin Solus Loyality missions with Garrus as the third member. He comments "That's unfortunate, hospitals aren't fun to fight through"

shepard "what is fun to fight through?"

garrus "gardens, electronic shops, antique stores, only if they are classy"

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#2 Posted by BigJeffrey (5028 posts) -

helping Miranda's sister

#3 Edited by DeadpanCakes (927 posts) -

When Mass Effect 1

But seriously, hmmmm. I liked quite a lot of that game, but it's been enough time that I can't really remember what part was my favorite. I was trying to go through the trilogy again, recently, but after I got Tali in ME 1 I was just like "I don't have time for this" and then uninstalled it.

Edit: After a bit of thinking, I'm gonna hafta say the suicide mission. I have a soft spot for anything that involves having your entire party work together like that. Mostly 'cause it reminds me of FF6

#4 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (5595 posts) -

helping Miranda's sister

I was going to say how I made it through the suicide mission with all my crewmates alive, but...I can't help but agree with you.

#5 Posted by Mysour (26 posts) -

I really enjoyed the ending. I remember being so relieved that I saved Miranda.

#6 Posted by Pr1mus (3936 posts) -

The opening.

The game is solid throughout but i still think the opening is the best moment in that game.

#7 Posted by AlexanderSheen (5024 posts) -

The moment they show you the new Normandy.

#8 Edited by BigSocrates (377 posts) -

Holding out with Archangel against the attacking hordes. Fun combat, great to see a familiar face, and a real bittersweet sense of a lived in place in a Mass Effect universe that often feels antiseptic and gamey rather than like a place that could actually exist.

I also think ME3 was overrated in terms of terribleness. Yes the actual ending was kind of silly and not worthy of the series, but the journey to get there has a lot of exciting and interesting moments and the multiplayer was way better than a tacked on mode should have been. I know this argument has been beaten into the ground but I still don't get the need to bash ME3 every time the series gets mentioned. There are plenty of great TV shows with mediocre endings, how is this any different.

Oh, and ME1 was definitely the best in the series.

#9 Edited by hippocrit (241 posts) -

I am the very model of a scientist salarian!

#10 Posted by Demoskinos (14886 posts) -

The part where I quit playing Mass Effect 2. =D

#11 Posted by RonGalaxy (3181 posts) -

All of the loyalty/recruiting missions were awesome. That game is just awesome (I should really replay it soon)

#12 Posted by Random45 (1214 posts) -

Suicide Mission was definitely the highlight of the game. Seriously, I was probably the most disappointed fan ever when I got to the ending of ME3 and realized that it wasn't going to be anywhere near as good as the second game's final mission. I imagined controlling armies, making decisions that would (again) influence whether my squad members lived or died, you know, ME2 but on a much larger scale.

God ME3's ending disappointed me on so many levels... :(

#13 Posted by TheHT (11385 posts) -

The part where you get the new Normandy.

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#14 Edited by Grixxel (766 posts) -

Part where you get new Normandy and doing the final mission perfectly.

#15 Posted by Bane122 (794 posts) -

The ending. Blasting out of the Collector base with that kick ass score playing, knowing that I'd made all the right decisions to keep everyone alive... God, what a great feeling.

#16 Posted by Sackmanjones (4711 posts) -

Leaving the collector base (start at :35). That cutscene with the harbinger voice over and music together make this one of the best moments this gen. Also I really enjoyed Mordins loyalty mission. Fuck I love EVERYTHING about this damn game. Can't wait to see what the new game holds.

#17 Edited by Sterling (2363 posts) -

When I got to tell every store on the Citadel that it was my favorite store. Give me them discounts suckers!

#18 Edited by HatKing (5980 posts) -

@bigjeffrey said:

helping Miranda's sister

This is the second time today I was tricked into staring at that facsimile of a rump.

Edit: All of it was great save for the final boss. That was really weird and felt entirely out of place, if I recall. Personally it was the moments when my mostly good Shep would lose patience and get aggressive that stick out to me. There was a moment where the team was almost jumped by some dudes, but I saw a 'red trigger' and I triggered a scene that wiped out half the ambush in a really badass way. Stuff like that felt great.

#19 Posted by MB (12525 posts) -

This topic made me realize that the only thing I can really remember about Mass Effect 2 is that I had fun playing it. Man, I'm getting old.

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#20 Edited by pweidman (2340 posts) -

All the renegade moments. That and Jack's story and angst stuff.

EDIT:

@mb: 'This topic made me realize that the only thing I can really remember about Mass Effect 2 is that I had fun playing it. Man, I'm getting old.'

I hear you brother. CRS is a bitch.

#21 Posted by Nasar7 (2705 posts) -

1. Punching that reporter in the face.

2. Headbutting that punk ass krogan during Grunt's loyalty mission.

#22 Edited by BeachThunder (11994 posts) -

I liked the part where you went on that mission to recruit that character...you know the one...

#23 Posted by VoshiNova (1694 posts) -

Sexing up Jack in the undercarraige of the Normandy. That mouse that squeeks every now and then watched. It was great.

#24 Posted by ZombiePie (5685 posts) -

For me it was probably headbutting a Krogan.

That was amazing.

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#25 Posted by StudsMcKewl (72 posts) -

Pretty much anything involving the Illusive Man. That, and any time a Krogan refers to you as "Shepard."

#26 Edited by Turambar (6790 posts) -

Wait, are you saying that ME2 deserves game of the gen. or deserves the gnashing of teeth at it being called game of the gen.?

Also, Mordin singing is probably the best thing about that game.

#27 Posted by alwaysbebombing (1588 posts) -

Pretty much the whole idea of "The Illusive Man" was really interesting to me. I love that kind of "shadow organization" theme in media.

#28 Posted by Fredchuckdave (5554 posts) -

Don't remember, it was fun though.

#29 Posted by zombiepenguin9 (534 posts) -

Everything with Miranda and Garrus in it. Or Shepherd dancing in the Eternity club.

Yeah. Shepherd dancing in the Eternity club.

#31 Posted by DonChipotle (2768 posts) -

When Martin Sheen spoke to me.

#32 Posted by DrDarkStryfe (1119 posts) -

Leaving the collector base (start at :35). That cutscene with the harbinger voice over and music together make this one of the best moments this gen. Also I really enjoyed Mordins loyalty mission. Fuck I love EVERYTHING about this damn game. Can't wait to see what the new game holds.

This this this, so much this.

I got chills when the music picked up, and all you hear is Harbinger still putting you down as everything is falling apart around it. The Reapers' Plan B failed immensely, and it does not phase his resolve to Shepard's demise one bit.

This brings one of my disappointments from the third game back to the forefront; we never had a good Shepard/Harbinger showdown.

#33 Edited by Veektarius (4873 posts) -

My fondest memories of the series are in episodes one and three, but my fondest memory of 2 was probably walking into Afterlife for the first time and having the club music wash over me.

#34 Posted by Noblenerf (323 posts) -

I almost forgot my favourite sequence - the ascension and end of Niftu Cal, the Biotic God. The intro sequence and last level of the game are runners-up.

A shame about ME2's story, though. Absolute nonsense as a Sole Survivor-Shepard.

#35 Posted by believer258 (11949 posts) -

helping Miranda's sister


We need a new term for the number of post it takes for a picture of Miranda's ass to show up in any Mass Effect 2-related thread. A "NOPUMAC" (Number Of Posts Until Miranda's Ass Count), if you will.

The ending. In a game full of great moments, that ending topped it all off really, really well.

#36 Edited by peritus (1025 posts) -

Naming Legion.

#37 Posted by chocolaterhinovampire (1291 posts) -

Yeoman Chalmers getting gooiffied

#38 Posted by ajamafalous (12007 posts) -

The part where I uninstalled it because it was a bad sequel to Mass Effect 1

#39 Posted by IrrelevantJohn (1074 posts) -

I remember laughing quite a bit at this part of the game:

#40 Posted by ryanwhom (290 posts) -

I thought it was cool how they mixed things up in the last half hour or so after being super bored with the wackamole tps the game was up until then.

#41 Posted by TheBluthCompany (390 posts) -

When I was really excited for the sequel to close out the trilogy and they fucked it up. Good times.

#42 Edited by GERALTITUDE (3351 posts) -

@bigjeffrey said:

helping Miranda's sister

We need a new term for the number of post it takes for a picture of Miranda's ass to show up in any Mass Effect 2-related thread. A "NOPUMAC" (Number Of Posts Until Miranda's Ass Count), if you will.

The ending. In a game full of great moments, that ending topped it all off really, really well.

Yeah man that giant baby was just the perfect cherry on top of an all around classy game.

Ok ok! I kid! That shit made me laugh super hard but the suicide mission was very cool, and assigning different tasks to different team members was cool. I really loved that mercenary character a lot, though I can never remember his name. That was my favourite part.

#43 Posted by DaddyCabinet (204 posts) -

I remember laughing quite a bit at this part of the game:

I remember punching that guy in the head until he passed out. Was that a different scene?

#44 Posted by MattyFTM (14394 posts) -

I am the very model of a scientist Salarian,

I've studied species turian, asari and batarian,

I'm quite good at genetics (as a subset of biology),

Because I am an expert (which I know is a tautology),

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#45 Edited by Nightriff (5097 posts) -

Miranda in her bra, that's what I remember

#46 Edited by ThunderSlash (1754 posts) -

When the game suddenly puts you in control of Joker. That was nuuuuuuuts.

#47 Posted by RetroVirus (1476 posts) -

When you have that very first conversation with Legion in the AI Core. It totally blew my mind that I was talking with something that had been one of the mooks from ME1, and his entire conversation tree is fantastic!

Also talking to Mess Sergeant Gardner. Cooking meals and cleaning toilets, that's the Cerberus way!

#48 Posted by kerse (2115 posts) -

The part where I punched that reporter in all three games.

#49 Posted by Patchcoat (146 posts) -

#50 Posted by Marokai (2986 posts) -

The last few seconds before the credits where you see the Reaper armada slowly approaching the Milky Way.

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