What happens if you died in ME2 to ME3. NO SPOILERS!!!

#1 Posted by Spartan117Tron (110 posts) -

What do you guys think will happen if you died in ME2 and go into ME3. Does the game start and say you lost bros sorry. Please discuss. No spoilers!!

#2 Posted by Adus (69 posts) -

Pretty sure this is answered in Mass Effect 2's loading screens itself. You can't import a save to ME3 where Shepard died.

#3 Posted by chrissedoff (2244 posts) -

I think it would be awesome if you could import your save and it just popped up a screen that said, "The Reapers win and the galaxy is totally screwed now. Thanks for purchasing Mass Effect 3!"

#4 Posted by JoeyRavn (5119 posts) -

@chrissedoff said:

I think it would be awesome if you could import your save and it just popped up a screen that said, "The Reapers win and the galaxy is totally screwed now. Thanks for purchasing Mass Effect 3!"

Followed by a "Now deactivating your copy with the EA Servers. Please, purchase the whole trilogy again if you wish to play them again!"

#5 Posted by Djratchet (686 posts) -

The should totally do a gag ending if you load up a dead shepard save.

#6 Edited by SomeDeliCook (2353 posts) -

Play as the opposite gender Shepard as if nothing happened.

"Hey Shep, did you get a haircut?"

By the way, you say to not have spoilers yet in the title you spoil that you could die by the end of ME2. Logic

#7 Posted by FlarePhoenix (423 posts) -

When you load in the save with a dead Shepard, you get to play as Han Solo and all the enemies get to shoot you first (don't worry, they all have terrible aim).

#8 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7595 posts) -

@SomeDeliCook: I don't think they made any secrets before the release of ME2 that you could die, and like someone said, the loading screen itself tells you that if you die, you won't be able to continue.

#9 Posted by Djratchet (686 posts) -

Wait wait wait. Space Zombie Shepard.

#10 Posted by deathstriker666 (1349 posts) -

@Djratchet said:

Wait wait wait. Space Zombie Shepard.

Don't forget that Shepard died after ejecting out of the burning, exploding wreck of the Normandy SR1. The camera pans out to see his corpse doomed to forever glide throughout Space. Cerberus spends millions to bring Shepard back to life as the space-trotting, alien-fucking, savior of the Universe.

#11 Posted by Brodehouse (10490 posts) -
@deathstriker666: Oh no, he wasn't doomed to glide through space.  He was doomed to suffer re-entry in the gravity well of that planet.
#12 Posted by Marz (5704 posts) -

you'd have to create an alternate universe shepard.

#13 Posted by RandyF (187 posts) -

@SomeDeliCook said:

By the way, you say to not have spoilers yet in the title you spoil that you could die by the end of ME2. Logic

They used the whole "Shepard can die" thing in their marketing. It was known even before Mass Effect 2 came out that he could die at the end.

And what I've heard is that you can't import a save if you died in Mass Effect 2.

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#14 Posted by NTM (8296 posts) -

@JoeyRavn said:

@chrissedoff said:

I think it would be awesome if you could import your save and it just popped up a screen that said, "The Reapers win and the galaxy is totally screwed now. Thanks for purchasing Mass Effect 3!"

Followed by a "Now deactivating your copy with the EA Servers. Please, purchase the whole trilogy again if you wish to play them again!"

I have thought about that before for many games. Just random unlikely worst case scenarios.

#15 Posted by AndrewB (7782 posts) -

I wish they would put in an Easter egg where Garrus saves the galaxy instead if Shepard is dead.

#16 Posted by Jimbo (10181 posts) -

Bring him back to life? Again?

#17 Posted by coakroach (2493 posts) -

@Spartan117Tron said:

No spoilers!!

Bruce Willis was dead the whole time.

#18 Posted by Omnomnivore (2935 posts) -

@JoeyRavn said:

@chrissedoff said:

I think it would be awesome if you could import your save and it just popped up a screen that said, "The Reapers win and the galaxy is totally screwed now. Thanks for purchasing Mass Effect 3!"

Followed by a "Now deactivating your copy with the EA Servers. Please, purchase the whole trilogy again if you wish to play them again!"

I would be willing to pay again just for that.

#19 Posted by Rawrz (604 posts) -

They should totally let you import a dead Shepard and just then immediatly play whatever the bad ending of the game is since well Shepard failed to save the universe. Or just make you play as Wrex.

#20 Posted by AndrewB (7782 posts) -

@Rawrz said:

They should totally let you import a dead Shepard and just then immediatly play whatever the bad ending of the game is since well Shepard failed to save the universe. Or just make you play as Wrex.

Even if Wrex is also dead. You just play as his corpse.

#21 Posted by Jack268 (3368 posts) -

The title says "NO SPOILERS" but I'm fairly sure the fact that Shepard can die in ME2 is a spoiler in itself no?

#22 Posted by SteamPunkJin (1283 posts) -

They answered this a TON of times after ME2 came out. Dead Shepard means no import. That's it. Shepard's story ends when s/he dies.

You can fail in the Arrival DLC too, if you sit there and let the clock countdown you see a cut scene of the Reapers invading followed by a Critical Mission Failure screen.
#23 Posted by Spartan117Tron (110 posts) -

@Jack268: No because they marketed that from the begining. Its well known.

#24 Posted by Kombat (2290 posts) -

@JoeyRavn said:

@chrissedoff said:

I think it would be awesome if you could import your save and it just popped up a screen that said, "The Reapers win and the galaxy is totally screwed now. Thanks for purchasing Mass Effect 3!"

Followed by a "Now deactivating your copy with the EA Servers. Please, purchase the whole trilogy again if you wish to play them again!"

Sadly, some people probably would...

#25 Posted by Spartan117Tron (110 posts) -

@SomeDeliCook said:

Play as the opposite gender Shepard as if nothing happened.

"Hey Shep, did you get a haircut?"

By the way, you say to not have spoilers yet in the title you spoil that you could die by the end of ME2. Logic

Also you do realize that this was posted in a Mass Effect 3 forum and not a Mass Effect 2 one. I was talking about spoilers from Mass Effect 3 becuase the story has been floating around.

#26 Posted by Evercaptor (436 posts) -

@coakroach said:

@Spartan117Tron said:

No spoilers!!

Bruce Willis was dead the whole time.

That was a REALLY fucked up ending to Die Hard 4.0

#27 Posted by TomA (2787 posts) -
#28 Posted by Zidd (1911 posts) -

@SomeDeliCook said:

Play as the opposite gender Shepard as if nothing happened.

"Hey Shep, did you get a haircut?"

By the way, you say to not have spoilers yet in the title you spoil that you could die by the end of ME2. Logic

Mass Effect 3: as made by Volition.

#29 Posted by DJJoeJoe (1391 posts) -

Spoilers, my Mordin died on my first playthrough of ME2. Spoilers again, I played ME2 like 5 times now and should have everyone alive for ME3. Spoilers again again, I play a female shepard and use the default face. Spoilers again again again, I tear up on cue like 3 times in the me3 demo and a I 'think' just 3 times during the WHOLE of me2... thanks to heavy music cues mostly (the sfx on explosions and shit breaks me down cause it's so intense then when something intense happens emotionally I CAN'T HANDLE IT AND I TURN INTO A CRYING CHILD!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!)

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