So, replaying this for the umpteenth time, on the PC now (and once I got used to the keyboard controls, I have eliminated the gamepad completely), and I'm curious: what is your favorite class to play as? To my surprise, I've found that I really don't much care to play as a biotic and generally prefer either the Soldier or the Infiltrator. Amusingly, I was doing a playthrough as Infiltrator (sniper, of course), then started again as Soldier and man, my playing style is so different as the latter. It's like:
Infiltrator: hostiles sighted. Quickly rush to cover, then slowly start going for headshots with the sniper rifle.
Soldier: hostiles sighted. CHARGE! Assault rifle fired in short, controlled bursts (never just hold down the trigger). Keep assaulting until all hostiles are down. Very "Tears of the Sun"...
I switch between playing a soldier and a vanguard. My weapon of choice is always the shotgun. I play very high risk/high reward on a hard difficult setting, because I'm always after that "rush" of pulling off some difficult combat maneuvers. I don't think I could ever be a straight adept, but the vanguard does come in handy both for flavor and trying new things while still being a soldier. Plus being a shock trooper is just awesome!
Interestingly, the only class I think I haven't played through with is Engineer. Adept was pretty tolerable and I did like the Vanguard's charge in ME2. Generally, my weapon of choice is the sniper rifle, but then as I stated, I tend to play either the soldier or the infiltrator. In my current playthrough, I'm a straight up assault rifle guy - I have like a single pip in pistols, zero in shotguns or sniper rifles, and maxed out armor/fitness.
Also, I literally have to cheat at Noveria (and then later at Ilium.) There's a bug in the PC version of ME1 with newer video cards that doesn't render the properties correctly - suddenly, all of the figures - Shepard, your allies, your enemies - become this ugly blocky nothing. I'll take a screenshot this evening and post it if you haven't seen it. Very irritating. Have to enter cheat mode and change the lighting to progress. It's very bizarre.
Post by Rigil Kent on Oct 10, 2016 12:40:56 GMT -6
Into ME3 now. Haven't picked up the DLC for the PC yet, but that'll happen this weekend (probably). Had forgotten how much I like the general atmosphere at the beginning of the game - it's hit the "Hopeless" point, with the Reapers being impossible to defeat yet Space Jesus just keeps on fighting. Begs the question: how do you do that sort of thing in a face-to-face RPG? Granted, to this point, Shepard really hasn't failed in any of his missions - yeah, he lost Alenko at Virmire but that was still a successful op. But it is still a curious dilemma since ultimately, the war against the Reapers is doomed. Something to ponder, I suppose...
Interesting to note that only 3 years have passed since ME1 (in-game) which isn't really a lot of time for various adventures to happen in a face-to-face game. I think if I was to run a ME game, I'd arbitrarily shift the time to 5 years later (increase the amount of time Shepard was "dead" to 3 years for further Biblical analogies, then presume ME2 took place over an entire year as the SR-2 ran around doing stuffs to prepare for the Collector assault.)