I'm playing through this game for the second time. The first time I had my Shepard from ME1 & 2 Imported. Had a delightful time with the game and seeing everyone again and how they played into each mission.
My original 360 Red Ringed, so now I have a new Slim. In an attempt to add the achievements I lost on the old 360's hard drive, I decided to play through the game again. Without a save game to import, I had to make a whole new Shepard.
This is probably a minor complaint, but shit man. The thing asks you if Kaiden, Ashley, or Numerous died. I picked Kaiden, yet apparently Thane, Wrex, Jack and a few others I'm probably forgetting are dead, and Grunt hasn't ever been mentioned. Why? Because a new player wouldn't care about these characters or something? I feel like If I said Kaiden or Ashley died, then it should have assumed EVERYONE survived the suicide mission. I dunno, maybe I'm the only one who finds this to be a problem. In any case, it's made my game ALOT different from my import game. Eve died, the Salarian Councilor died, and I've had to deal with random characters like Wreav that could have had their spots taken by the originals.
I just feel like if I said Ashley or Kaiden died, then ONLY that person died, numerous should make it into the story I'm experiencing right now.
tl;dr choosing who died at the beginning of a new game feels like it has no bearing on who actually died
Discussion being your thoughts on it, or how they could've made it better, for example with a comic prologue.
EDIT: Also, moreso than who died: The choices your new game Shepard made are all renegade by the sounds of it. Rachni Queen died, Tali is exiled, etc., etc. Again, probably a minor complaint and something an actual new player would think nothing of, but man, it's really getting to me.