...or "How Come the Suicide Mission Is So Awesome?"
Mass Effect 2 is the most universally adored part of the original Mass Effect trilogy, and despite its improved gameplay refinement and variety, Mass Effect 3 could never supplant its predecessor--because part two had something the sequel didn't: a mind-blowingly epic ending that left every player in awe. But what exactly made the ending of Mass Effect 2 so amazing? Although the magnificent cutscene direction and musical composition contribute a lot to the ending, the key to the awesomeness of Mass Effect 2 endgame segment lies in the gameplay design and the story scripting of the entire Suicide Mission.
The main appeal, driving force, and resource in Mass Effect 2 are the thirteen recruitable compan…
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...a.k.a. How to Kill As Many Squad Members And Normandy Crew As Possible Over The Course Of The Mass Effect Trilogy.
Possible squad members: Richard L. Jenkins, Kaidan Alenko, Ashley Williams, Garrus Vakarian, Urdnot Wrex, Tali'Zorah nar Rayya, Liara T'Soni
- Jenkins dies during Prologue: Find the Beacon
- Have Ashley kill Wrex during Virmire: Wrex and the Genophage
- Let Ashley and Captain Kirrahe die during Virmire: Assault
Survivors: Kaidan, Garrus, Tali, Liara, SSV Normandy crew
Possible squad members: Jacob Taylor, Wilson, Miranda Lawson, Mordin Solus, Garrus Vakarian, Grunt, Jack, Zaeed Massani, Kasumi Goto, Tali'Zorah vas Neema, Thane Krios, Samara/Morinth, Legion, Liara T'Soni, Dr. Amanda Kenson
- Charles Pressly and twenty other Normandy crew members die i…
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