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    Mass Effect

    Game » consists of 21 releases. Released Nov 20, 2007

    Humanity is still a newcomer on the futuristic galactic stage, and it's up to the charismatic Commander Shepard to investigate the actions of a rogue agent while under threat from a dangerous synthetic race known as the Geth.

    What moral compass did you aim for in your first play-through?

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    Everytime I play these type of games that require making moral judgements and make you either good or bad, my first time through I try to make the character choose options very similar to what i would choose. This means im in the good but I do sometimes pick the bad choices. For example in Mass Effect one side quest required me to get a dead soldiers body back to her family and I pushed the guy who wouldnt hand over the body into the wall even though he was only following proper protocol. 

    I enjoy this and then second time through I go for super EVIL.
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    #2  Edited By Shawn

    I went for Paragon-In between first time through.

    Second time I didn't give a damn and went full renegade.

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    #3  Edited By McDazzle
    Shawn said:
    "I went for Paragon-In between first time through.

    Second time I didn't give a damn and went full renegade.
    "
    What he said
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    #4  Edited By Suicrat

    I go with what suits the gameplay. In Mass Effect I had a lot of Renegade because intimidating people to get what I want was easier than flattering them.

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    #5  Edited By atejas

    I was pure renegade.

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    #6  Edited By hazelnutman

    In Fable, I decided off the bat to be the most bad-ass villain ever.

    By the time I fully grew horns and killed my sister, I think I accomplished that.

    Same goes for Oblivion. I use my manual save file to wipe out the entire population.

    I'm usually a really nice guy in real life, so it's fun to vent out my frustrations.

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    #7  Edited By epic_pets

    Just renagade

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    #8  Edited By Foil_Charizard

    I just picked whichever response I felt I would say in the given situation, it usually ended up being Paragon  or neutral just because the Renegade choices were something that most people would never actually say or do. (Like punching a lady news reporter in the stomach on camera)

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    #9  Edited By RVonE

    I went all paragon all the way.

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    Foil_Charizard said:
    "I just picked whichever response I felt I would say in the given situation, it usually ended up being Paragon  or neutral just because the Renegade choices were something that most people would never actually say or do. (Like punching a lady news reporter in the stomach on camera)

    "
    lol yea thats true, thats why its fun on the second time through for me to play as renegade the choices are so ridiculous.

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    #11  Edited By Josiah

    I'm always good the first time and bad the second time.

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    #12  Edited By DualReaver

    Based on what I felt like doing at the time, I didn't go in deciding to play a good character or bad character.

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    #13  Edited By twenty0ne

    I went for Paragon the first time.

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    #14  Edited By epic_pets

    I was bad the first time

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    #15  Edited By TheC0m1ssar

    I went Paragon the whole way. I'm too much of a nice guy. That is, until they piss me off and I rip them a new one.

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    #16  Edited By toxicEnchiliada

    I went paragon but on the second way through I did what ever made more sense

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    #17  Edited By Bladefire

    I went paragon the first two times (getting my guy to 60, cause of the carryover thing they're supposed to have). Then I went full renegade on the third.

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    #18  Edited By Caddy

    I went through trying to be as good as one could be, for my first playthrough anyway. I actually haven't completed my second playthrough yet, but that one is the one where I am having fun and insulting everybody and being a jackass. It's great! :)

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    #19  Edited By Moat

    I was paragon first time and renegade second time.....then paragon the 3rd and 4th time and then renegade the 5th time...........and so on

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    #20  Edited By Termite

    I went for pure paragon

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    #21  Edited By nobull6

    I can't help but be good.  I went Paragon the first time with the intent that I'd go Renegade on the second play through.  So far I've found that it's hard to select the Renegade option because it feels wrong.  Lame, I know.

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    #22  Edited By Rex

    I actually tried to maintain a balance between the two to be honest. On my second play through I went completely renegade and on my third I went through completely paragon.

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    #23  Edited By Alynablaze

    I got renegade on my first playthrough of mass effect, I'm currently doing my second run and getting paragon

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    #24  Edited By suneku

    First playthrough I just chose what I'd do in that situation... which turned out to be towards paragon... then I made another one and went full renegade to check out what the dialogue was... it was pretty funny at times haha

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    #25  Edited By FrozenVX

    Whoa I didn't notice that there was already a topic like this before I made mine. I don't know how to delete it.
    Right now I'm going through the game trying to be Renegade, but sometimes I can't make the worst decision because it makes me feel all bad on the inside.
    It does sound a little lame, I know.

    I've already beat the game, and achieved Paragon though.

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    #26  Edited By GameFreak315

    I'm the kind of person who feels bad going Renegade.  I'm on my first playthrough and I'm Paragon...but I reckon I'll let loose next time.  :P

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    #27  Edited By AutomaticSnake

    Paragon on my first time.

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    #28  Edited By heretrix

    Paragon, but by a hair....

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    #29  Edited By Smitatoe

    paragon since in ME2 i want to be good

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    #30  Edited By BigDo6
    Jaga
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    Full out Paragon. I just pretended I had Jaga looking over my shoulder.

    -------------------------------------------------
    Big Do-six: "That's why they pay me."
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    #31  Edited By Shadow

    Paragon, but went Renegade on my second....and I did whatever I wanted on my 3rd and 4th playthroughts.....achievements ftw

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    Good.  So, I'm not the only one who is trying to emulate themselves in a virtual scenario.

    I'm playing through the game for the first time right now, actually (check my blog for Mass Effect diaries), and my character is as close to my personality as I can manage.  I'm keeping the balance between Paragon and Renegade pretty well, because I have a pretty mean streak with idiots deemed as such, but my overall morals seem to be leading me toward the life of a Paragon.

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    #33  Edited By WhySoGodly

    I ended up being a Renegade but not by much. I just went with what I would really say in that situation instead of just trying to be a Renegade.

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    #34  Edited By Galv

    Good the first time I played through and then super evil the second time.

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    #35  Edited By Lies

    I walked the line a bit, choosing whatever option seemed best. Leaned Paragon most of the time it turned out though.

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    #36  Edited By Manks

    I did Paragon for the first playthrough as well and then I'm in the process of Renegade on my second playthrough. 

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    #37  Edited By BiggerBomb

    My own. I wasn't pure Paragon or Renegade; I did what I would have done were I Shepard.

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    #38  Edited By lkpower

    I finished the game as a paragon and I'm currently playing through again as a renegade.  Both sides are enjoyable but I have to say that the renegade dialog is more interesting

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    #39  Edited By Homer

    Renagade and renagade only :)

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    #40  Edited By Kevin

    First time: Super nice guy
    Second time: Evil motherfucker

    Currently in my 3rd real play through and I seem to be leaning more to paragon again, though being a renegade is more fun.

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    #41  Edited By sterbacblu

    I usually play based on what my reactions would be in real life (if real life involved me being a commander on an intergalactic space cruiser?), however I just had to go for the achievements so I decided to be totally good the first time around.  Second time around I was completely evil.  It's much easier to be evil.  Nothing like lying to someone that you finished their quest when you really didn't.

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    #42  Edited By Robot_Vampire

    I go for what I would choose in real life as I feel it makes the game have more meaning to me and my choices will actually have repurcussions. But when I completed Mass Effect I was mainly on the paragon side with a few renegade points. On the second play through, I was very, very evil.

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    #43  Edited By YuXing

    Paragon.

    In the Bioware games like KOTOR and Mass Effect, i always go for full good first.
    Usually this is because going good is easier to play.

    However, I must say the going renegade is has its fun moments too!

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    #44  Edited By Arkthemaniac

    I went the moral compass that would allow me to have fun with Mass Effect, but failed. Shame, too.

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    BigDo6 said:
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    Jaga
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    Full out Paragon. I just pretended I had Jaga looking over my shoulder.

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    Big Do-six: "That's why they pay me."
    "
    LOL
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    #46  Edited By Captain_Insano
    Josiah said:
    "I'm always good the first time and bad the second time.
    "

    same, although I mix it up with the occasional renegade answer the first time through, its fun to see Shepard punching people/aliens in the face
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    #47  Edited By RagingLion
    nobull6 said:
    "I can't help but be good.  I went Paragon the first time with the intent that I'd go Renegade on the second play through.  So far I've found that it's hard to select the Renegade option because it feels wrong.  Lame, I know.
    "

    Pretty much the same way with me.  I haven't had a second playthrough yet though am meaning to.  I want to try out fully renegade for that - we'll see if I feel ok doing that.  Just want to see all the different dialogue options and plot developments.  Also, think I might try a women the second time though - get the feminine perspective.
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    #48  Edited By seram

    I've come to the realization that even if I aim to be evil, I end up making the good choices because I just feel so bad when I make an evil one. Thats how it was with Kotor, turns out its the same with this game. :P

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