By rjayb89 5 Comments
Aha, this time I got this table shit figured out by pasting html versions of my Google spreadsheet. Anyway, not too much change from last time aside from my still ongoing re-playthrough of the entire trilogy with Jenna down there. For what it's worth, my favorite games of the series are Mass Effect and Mass Effect 3.
The first for allowing us to actually explore the world, which made me love the series in the first place. It triggered my obsessive need to scavenge the unknown for all its resources in the hopes to raise a number in my journal (when it was useful). And the mood and atmosphere some random excavation site or seemingly abandoned building can emit are still, to this day, unparalleled and it's definitely a feeling I missed having as I went through the next two games.
Mass Effect 2 and 3 excelled in their gameplay upgrades from the first game, which kind of put these two games in their own league. Story, in subsequent playthroughs, take a backseat as far as I'm concerned and while Mass Effect 2 made me love the characters in the universe, seeing through their story arcs once was enough. From a gameplay perspective, Mass Effect 3 made combining different squad mates' powers actually matter adding in biotic explosions and tech bursts that help annihilate those pesky reapers which, as a result, places this game above Mass Effect 2's rather simple power mechanics and random placement of barricades everywhere (still plagues the third but much, much less... noticeable).
And, for the record, I was completely indifferent to the ending before and after the Extended Cut. But, as you can tell, a lot of my Mass Effect 3 playthroughs are incomplete. Like I mentioned, I'm indifferent to the ending, but with the knowledge of how it ends and how there may be more DLC for the game, it's just a matter of waiting until the next Mass Effect game comes out. Whenever that is.
|Jade 1||Female||Paragon||Soldier||Liara T'soni||360||First/"true" playthrough|
|Jade 2||Female||Paragon||Soldier||Liara T'soni||360|
|Rachel||Female||Renegade||Adept||Kaiden Alenko||PC||Downloaded save|
|Aidan||Male||Paragon||Vanguard||Ashley Williams||PC||Downloaded save|
Mass Effect 2
|Jade 1||Female||Paragon||Soldier||Thane Krios||360||First/"true" playthrough|
|Jade 2||Female||Renegade||Infiltrator||Garrus Vakarian||360|
|John||Male||Renegade||Adept||Tali'Zorah nar Rayya||360|
|Drahcir||Male||Renegade||Engineer||Ashley Williams/Miranda Lawson||360||Universe generated through Mass Effect Genesis|
|Jessica||Female||Paragon||Vanguard||Kaiden Alenko/Jacob Taylor||360||Universe generated through Mass Effect Genesis/Incomplete playthrough|
|Adept=2||Tali'Zorah nar Rayya=1|
Mass Effect 3
|Jade 1||Female||Paragon||Soldier||Liara T'soni||Synthesize||360||First/"true" playthrough|
|John||Male||Renegade||Adept||Tali'Zorah nar Rayya||???||360||Incomplete playthrough|
|Aidan||Male||Paragon||Vanguard||Ashley Williams||???||PC||Incomplete playthrough|
|Jenna||Female||Paragon||Infiltrator||Kaiden Alenko||???||PC||Incomplete playthrough|
|Female=2||Renegade=1||Adept=1||Tali'Zorah nar Rayya=1|