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MadMAxJr

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Re: Effects of Mass
« Reply #60 on: February 27, 2009, 04:22:02 PM »

I like the fact the reward for getting insane amounts of money is the ability to spend it all on the best guns in the game.

And they are permanently on the shopping list.
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Re: Effects of Mass
« Reply #61 on: February 27, 2009, 04:33:31 PM »

I dislike that each gun acts like each other gun of the same type.
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Re: Effects of Mass
« Reply #62 on: February 27, 2009, 06:10:28 PM »

The... let's say, third worst thing about the inventory system, though, is that there's no real contest between the different brands. The Pheonix armor, in addition to being ugly, sucks. The Mercenary armor is always great, though. There's just no reason to use one type of equipment over another.
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Re: Effects of Mass
« Reply #63 on: February 27, 2009, 06:28:30 PM »

There are a few exceptions near the top of the line -- do you want to focus on damage absorption or shield recovery, for example.
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Re: Effects of Mass
« Reply #64 on: February 27, 2009, 10:54:36 PM »

Technically, yes, but that sort of choice falls apart when there's a a clear optimum strategy.  I found that focusing on shields far, far outpaced damage absorption right up until the very endgame, when I could get absorption up to 100%.
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Re: Effects of Mass
« Reply #65 on: February 28, 2009, 08:59:27 AM »

Meh.  At any rate, it's not hard to get good endgame human armor.  It's a little trickier for Wrex and Garrus, and a monumental fucking pain in the ass for Tali.  Stores with randomized inventories are a neat idea in theory; in practice, the time I spent saving, talking to the clerk, and restoring probably came out to hours.
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Re: Effects of Mass
« Reply #66 on: February 28, 2009, 10:02:24 AM »

Eh. I ended up getting some high level Geth armor for Wrex at one point without too much trouble.
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Re: Effects of Mass
« Reply #67 on: February 28, 2009, 10:06:35 AM »

Yeah, Wrex is the easiest nonhuman to get armor for.  Which makes good sense in terms of the plot, really.
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Re: Effects of Mass
« Reply #68 on: February 28, 2009, 09:40:24 PM »

Why do I need to have a character in my party before I can see if a piece of equipment in a shop will be an improvement or not for that character?  This is doubly bad when using the acquisitions officer on the Normandy.
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Re: Effects of Mass
« Reply #69 on: February 28, 2009, 09:46:11 PM »

ARGH, YES.
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Re: Effects of Mass
« Reply #70 on: March 01, 2009, 03:13:34 PM »

Started a new playthrough. Realised why I had an instant dislike for Ashley Williams: she looks like a stormtrooper barbie doll.
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Re: Effects of Mass
« Reply #71 on: March 01, 2009, 03:24:31 PM »

I had an instant boner for her for the same reason.

Unfortunately, I played through as a chick, and you're not allowed to be real gay, just space gay.
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Re: Effects of Mass
« Reply #72 on: March 01, 2009, 06:28:40 PM »

Ashley's Bitchy Hollywood Action Female personality and dialogue put me off, but I picked her over Liara once just to see the dialogue.

Man, if some chick gave me sass like that after sex, I'd show her and her vagina the door.

Liara wasn't terribly appealing either though, but I do loves me some Tali.
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Re: Effects of Mass
« Reply #73 on: March 01, 2009, 06:50:27 PM »

You don't know what horrors lie under that biosuit.
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Re: Effects of Mass
« Reply #74 on: March 01, 2009, 07:50:32 PM »

You don't know what breasts lie under that biosuit.
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Re: Effects of Mass
« Reply #75 on: March 01, 2009, 10:39:50 PM »

... In bed.
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Re: Effects of Mass
« Reply #76 on: March 01, 2009, 11:12:11 PM »

You don't know what horrors lie under that biosuit.

Hey, I don't care if she reproduces like a sea horse. She's cute.
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Re: Effects of Mass
« Reply #77 on: March 02, 2009, 12:05:05 AM »

And that voice!  Mmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.  :want:
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Re: Effects of Mass
« Reply #78 on: March 02, 2009, 12:25:16 AM »

The accent in particular.
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Re: Effects of Mass
« Reply #79 on: March 02, 2009, 12:40:47 AM »

Alright so. I keep hearing "this game is awesome", "best character ever", that kind of thing. But I also keep hearing things like "well that's dumb", "the inventory is retarded", "nah it doesn't matter what you do", "that vehicle is stupid", "that entire (insert aspect of the gameplay here) you shouldn't even bother with", and "elevators wtf". So in the end I can't tell if the game is worth playing on its own merits or if it's just recommended because of the art direction or whatever. Is it, you know, any actual fun a significant portion of the time, or is it nuggets of true greatness in between bouts of interminable tedium and annoyance?
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