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Mass Alex

Mass Alex: Mass Effect 2 - Part 01

Commander Navarro joins Shep Shep as she gets ready to face a whole new adventure with some new friends.

There are billions of stories in the universe, so why not play the best one?

Jan. 29 2019

Cast: Vinny, Alex

Posted by: Vinny

In This Episode:

Mass Effect 2

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Edited By bathala • 

YAS Alexy Quest is Back

Twice the Mass

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Edited By eloj • 

Could we at least call it "Mass Alex II" or something?

Very happy this is back.

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bereswheel • 

the intro is still just as jarring in 2019

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Yes! This will make lunch fantastic.

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doombot13 • 

I had forgotten about the intro.

I wasn't ready.

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lemel • 

Yay it's back

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I have been anticipating this for sooooooooooooooo long!

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Edited By zinkn • 

This game is so good!

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HTC • 

@eloj: It is, it's split into the two games on the site, this displays as season 2. I agree it does look a bit odd though, to see this as episode one.

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Monosukoi • 

@vinny@alex The comic was created for the PS3 owners of Mass Effect 2 so that they could make the same choices as those on the 360, since they couldn't play the original.

Looking forward to this feature!

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HeelBill • 

...Never uses powers in first game.

....picks class with a bunch of powers.

Should have just been a soldier if you are just going to shoot everything.

And the saucy Aussie is Yvonne Strahovski, known for Chuck, Dexter, and Handmaid's Tale.

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Edited By Y2Ken • 

Damn, ShepShep, back at it again with the tight buns!

I'm very excited for this. Hopefully Alex gets more into the powers this time if that's where he's leaning out the gate - it was fun seeing him gunslinging last time but as the combat improves in the later games there's some really fun mechanics with the biotics & tech that he might really enjoy.

Regardless of how he wants to go about business, though, I can't wait to see ShepShep back in action!

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MAAAAAAAASS ALEXXX!! It’s back baby!

@heelbill: Now, now. Alex is old enough to pick his own class.

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Humanity • 

Damn that’s a tight bun..

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kmfrob • 

Ohhh Alex didn't look up at the Earth above him during the hull breach! That moment was the thing that convinced me Mass Effect II was going to be something special.

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RIP Vanguard. Specced out of just when it had become Best Class.

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zinkn • 

@kmfrob: Yeah was thinking the same. That moment was really cool.

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aww, he got out of Vanguard just when Vanguard really came into its own

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I'm still a Spectre

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Watching this years later. This game is fucking amazing. Played Anthem last weekend. Makes me sad comparing it.

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smcn • 

me: hmm i should rewatch mass alex

alex: nah i got you

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It really annoys me how in the shuttle they talk about the sole survivor background but don't acknowledge that Cerberus was responsible for the thresher maw attack.

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That's really a kiwi accent you're doing there @alex

Also, it feels weird seeing the start of this game again without Truck Shepherd's horrendously mangled face wrecking it up.

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does the redesign mean you can't differentiate between seasons of this? it's weird to see it just called "mass alex part 01" rather than mass alex 2 or something like that

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Vinny, your mission is to make sure Alex talks to Mordin about musicals.

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alternate • 

bugbarbecue

That's really a kiwi accent you're doing there @alex

Also, it feels weird seeing the start of this game again without Truck Shepherd's horrendously mangled face wrecking it up.

Sounded more like a South African.

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@htc: true. I guess my issue with it is that unless you click on the video you wouldn't know it's from season two or season one. At least when looking at it on the front page or just in the videos tab. Maybe I'm missing something.

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@alternate: sounded a lot like Taika Watiti as Korg in Thor: Ragnarok to me, or at the very least a Concord.

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the secret world of alex mass

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Oh god, they dind't import their save! The comic only shows up when you don't import!!1111 D:

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Good choice steering him away from Vanguard. It's potentially the most awesome class, but it is a challenging play-style with high risk/high reward.

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Nooo! I can't believe he didn't stick with vanguard!

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Edited By Do_The_Manta_Ray • 

Ooooh, shit! I did not see this coming! Man, I'm happy to have this series return so quickly. You guys are the very best!

@vinny@alex Unfortunately, there are no in-game options to remove the awesome looking helmets in cutscenes/interactions; luckily, there's a really good tweak that does just that. Here you go.

It might sound a wee bit complicated at first, but all you basically need to do is copy over a file, change a number in the Coalesced.ini and run the ME2Ini Fixer, and you're good to go.
I'd recommend doing so as the helmet, like all equipment, gives you a stat bonus. This entire procedure shouldn't take even 5 minutes.

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Edited By EricSmith • 

Hey guys, it's your boy that always throws you audio complaints: ever since you came back from break your audio has been significantly louder than average. Meaning louder vs TV, and louder vs other videos online. This video is 6-7dB louder than a couple other videos I measured against. When y'all get loud you are peaking a bit.

I suggest lowering it across the board. It's a bit much.

Looking forward to an awesome second season of Mass Alex!

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gkhan • 

@reaveybeach: No, they did. If they hadn't, the comic would've have had them made all the choices again, but it didn't, it remembered. Also, the face and stuff was imported correctly.

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KirkyX • 

Man, that comic kinda messes up the pacing of the opening. I'd never seen it before. I assume 'cause I just never installed that bit of DLC?

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@gkhan: Oh weird, I've only played ME2 like twice (ME1 in the double digits) so I forgot about that (I always figured the comic was there when import save wasn't used).

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ME2 Vanguard is one of the most fun classes in the entire franchise.

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YOU DIDNT LOOK UP! ITS KILLING ME