So Mass Effect 3 is slated to hit sometime this holiday season. If you’re a fan like me, you probably have two or three distinct Shepard characters that you’ve been babysitting through the first and second game through various choices. In some ways, Mass Effect 2 seemed to be a bit of a sham in regards to the promises of decisions from the first game carrying over to the second in any significant way. And I’m sure no one playing their Vanilla Shepard was all too happy that they were working for Cerberus either, given the fact that they were behind the attack on Akuze that nearly killed your character.
So far there’s only been a teaser for Mass Effect 3 and even that provides little that we already know about—the Reapers are coming. Air quote all you want, we’ve known that since the ending of Mass Effect 2. Unfortunately a synopsis confirms a straight-from-the-Bioware playbook move, mentioning how it’s up to Shepard to rally the universe for allies to defeat the Big Bad. Aside from sounding like Dragon Age: Origins, it sounds like your chickens are coming home to roost. So here is my take on what I think will influence the happenings of Mass Effect 3 and whether it will help you or harm you in the long run. Oh, and as an obvious warning, spoilers out the butthole ahead.
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