So, How Did Mass Effect 2 End For You?

I just finished Mass Effect 2. Quite the ending! Well, it was for me, anyway. Judging by the number of times my 360 spun the disc, and the number of choices involved, I'd say yours may have been quite different.

So please, share. It'll be fun to see the number of different outcomes people wound up with. I'll get the ball rolling. Oh, and in case you haven't worked it out by now, this will consist almost entirely of spoilers.

I Knocked Boots With...

Miranda, as I'm a sucker for soft Aussie accents. Quite enjoyed the cutscene, too, as it's nice to sometimes be reminded there are bras in space. As for why I passed over the other ladies of the Normandy, well, Yeoman Chambers was too easy, Tali is a little creepy and Jack was just...ungh, nothankyou.

I'll Mourn The Passing Of...

Jacob Taylor, who was shot in the head after I sent him through the vents. I sent Jacob into the vents figuring that had suicide mission written all over it, and I was correct. Being my least favourite crew member (so boring), he was expendable.

Mordin Solus, who just... ended up dead on the ground as we were fleeing the Collector base. I never picked him for any responsibility during the last mission, so maybe he just passed on from the shame of it all. A pity, since I'll miss his wisecracks, but hey, it's a war, people die.

Zaeed Massani, who I quite liked until his loyalty mission, when it turned out he was actually a giant arsehole. Again guessing correctly that whoever led the second assault team was due an untimely demise, this was the perfect chance to be rid of him once and for all.

Can We Keep It?

No. I blew the Collector base sky high. I'm not the type to fight my way through giant Terminators and hordes of bugs only to pass up a giant space explosion.

Did I Make It?

Sure did. My Commander Shepard returned fit, healthy and ready for another round with the Reapers.

And The Illusive Man?

He's a bad person. My Commander Shepard is not. So Martin Sheen was told, in more polite terms, to go fuck himself.

What Happens Next?

My Shepard was a maxed-out Paragon, so I was mighty tempted to restart the game with the bonus stats, see where the dark side could take me. In the end, though, my desire to collect little model starships and make the most of Miranda's spare time convinced me to finish off all the game's side missions instead.

So, that's me done! How about you? Make it out alive? Get everyone killed? Sat through Mordin's cautionary tale of Human/Quarian intercourse?


Comments

    i had pretty much exact same, different people in my squad died but oh well. there's an achivement to keep all squad members alive but how the hell do you do that? and who the hell is Zaeed Massani? and you didn't mention samara... i finished it on tuesday by the way.

      Zaeed? He's DLC guy. Well, the guy from the DLC.

      I Knocked Boots With…

      Jack, Those tattoos are sexy, and i like a bad girl =D.

      I’ll Mourn The Passing Of…

      Legion.. When I hit omega 4 I was attacked, Shields had to send power out to engine core, which exploded killing Legion...Never did his loyalty so didn't matter...

      Thane...Sent him in the tubes...Opps...

      Tali...Some how when I was leaving she was dead on the gound...oh well i guess?

      The entire crew...Told them mission came first. EDI is good enough for now.

      Can We Keep It?

      Yea, Grunt told me to, Then on the ship told me not to....

      Did I Make It?

      Sure did with my scars and lady =D

      And The Illusive Man?

      I hate him, but we need each other. (No homo)

      What Happens Next?

      Ill load and play again till everyone is safe

    Tali was my bootknocker, And I only lost one crewmember - Poor Legion, you will be missed.

    Everything else sounds about the same as my ending.

      how did you knock boots with tali? she has to be in an enviro-suit?

    Maxed paragon, gave Tali intergalactic AIDS, told the Illusive man to shove it and got Mordin killed. Also nuked the space station and lived to tell the tale.

    I did the 'non-blow up' option, but in the ending video it still blew up anyway... though, I did tell the Illusive Man to go screw himself - went all renegade, though a few people didn't make it back alive - Zaeed, Thane and Tali... I did their missions, it said they unlocked their new costumes when the mission finished, but they didn't count as loyal for some strange reason... And it was Miranda's boots-a-knockin' all the way.

    Managed to pull off a 100% survival much to my friend's chagrin -- he thought it could not be done. Few moments where I thought it may go south -- not story driven but some damn bad pathing kept getting Zaeed killed when moving through the swarms.

    The long and short of it. Knocked heals with Tali (must be the allure of the unknown). No losses, got all the crew back and blew up the base. Maxed paragon and 50% renegade (shoot first apologise with cookies later).

    Hmm lets see...

    I didn't manage to score with anyone, I can't decide if it was a matter of pining for Liara (love the detail of the photo of the ME1 love interest on your desk), the fact that Kelly was turned into soup by the collectors or if I was just truly roleplaying my own sad lack of a love life. Regardles of the outcome, she just stood there looking mopey and probably went through a few more batteries for her 'shepards little helper'.

    I managed to save Tali from exile without ruining her father's name and am still confused as to why she ended up being called Vas Normandy, I presume it was an official transfer.

    I decided to let Legion overwrite the heretic Geth with good family values, hoping that in ME3 I'll get a bit more 'can we help you beat up the reapers?' and a little less 'die organic scum'. Also decided to get legion ASAP and see what happens when I take him to visit the Quarian migrant fleet, should be funny to walk aboard with a Geth in tow

    During the suicide mission, Tali got her head blown off (well, got another hole in it anyway), Zaeed took a shot in the gut that really should have been stopped by his armour and Thane got whisked away by bugs never to be seen again but I figure since I blew the facility straight to hell (to quote babylon 5), Thane PROBABLY didn't survive.

    In the end I said "Ohhhhh shiiiiit" seeing the reaper fleet.

    I'm rather looking forward to ME3 to see just how much I've screwed up the galaxy's chances by being a good guy. Heh I'm also curious to see if Conrad Verner will turn up for a third time, wonder if being verbally bitchslapped twice will be enough for him

    If there's one little thing I've been impressed the most with, its the dialogue system being cleared up. In ME1 (and almost every other RPG ever made), I'd say things that I thought were a joke and it'd be spoken seriously and piss someone off. In this I don't think that happened once and I'm glad because I could call Garrus ugly and not piss him off

    Female Shepard on my first playthrough.

    Knocked boots with Garrus (Mordin offering tips on cross species intercourse was classic).

    Like you, Mordin seemed to just end up dead for me.

    Shepard survived, Blew the base to pieces, Martin Sheen was told.

    ---

    Second playthrough, male Shepard.

    He was just plain lonely, Only him, Miranda and Zaeed survived, and he kept the collector base, for he was an evil tool.

    I shall borrow your formatting...

    I Knocked Boots With…

    Miranda. Don't do the creepy Alien sex thing, and Jack was a skank. Second time through I'm remaining loyal to Ashley from the first game...

    I’ll Mourn The Passing Of…

    No one!
    Whole team survived, Shepard inclusive. So long as every one is loyal and people are put on the right assignments, no one should have to die... If it asks for a mechanic, give it a mechanic. Need a Biotic? Use a biotic.

    Can We Keep It?

    That would be immoral and asking for trouble. BOOM!

    Did I Make It?

    Yep.

    And The Illusive Man?

    Yep. Screw him. I have my team, they are all loyal. I have his ship. I laugh.

    What Happens Next?

    I was a paragon. But we shall see what happens after round two...

    I Knocked Boots With…

    Tali - Loved her in ME1, was glad to see her as LI in ME2. I was glad to cheat on Ashley actually as i didn't really feel that there was much between my shep and her but i defiantly felt there was a spark between shep and tali. Glad to see it and hope that it crosses over to ME3.

    I’ll Mourn The Passing Of…

    All squad mates survived however...

    Yeoman Chambers and half the crew died- I didn't go straight away through the Omega 4 relay when the crew was kidnapped and as a result i wasn't fast enough to save them. Don't really regret it though but next playthrough i will save them.

    Can We Keep It?

    No. Renegade choice for the loss. Also anything that helps Cerberus is very bad in my books and i have a sneaking suspicion that The Illusive Man is in with the collectors/reapers.

    Did I Make It?

    Sure did. My Commander Shepard returned fit, healthy and ready for another round with the Reapers.

    And The Illusive Man?

    Cares too much about Humanity - A Bad Person. Would likely try to pull a Saren and strike a deal where humans are spared the universal slaughter from the reapers in return for no resistance. I gave him the finger at the end of the game.

    What Happens Next?

    Shpeard Full paragon, level 30 on insanity first play through. 100% completed and waiting for side game...

    I got out alive, didn't get busy with no one, but only Mordon Solus who i sent into the vent died, no one else did, not even the leader of the second team, who i choose Miranda to lead. I blew up the ship, i defeated the Reapers twice now with human/ally alien tech, no need for Reaper tech, and i told the Illusive Man where to jump. Finished with bar off full Paragon as i deemed some situations Renegade worthy.

    So I had a Fem Shep:

    I knocked boots with - No One!, I didnt have enough missions left to progress through thane's conversations!, Jacob... nah, Garrus, Hes ok but nah, i wanted to get into the boxing ring with him though... such a missed opportunity.

    I will mourn the passing of:
    legion - Shot in the face trying to close the door
    Mordin - Taken by collector swarms
    Entire Normandy crew cept for the Doc, only read afterwards about that timer, grrrr

    Can we keep it?
    Hell no, I wouldnt give it to any one, fireworks now = way better then trying to take down cerberus personal reaper fleets ne ME3.

    Did I make it?
    Shep survived, slightly more renagade then paragon, but both very high.

    Illusive man?
    I have been as anti Cerberus as possible throughout the game, so I told him that he can either take my orders from now one, or go fuck himself too... He shoulda seen it coming anyways

    What happens now?
    I am tossing up started ME1 with a male shep for Tali romance (tali is so awesome) but ME1 male voice acting is really bad... spec paragon, makes me cringe.
    Or take my lvl 28 Fem Shep for another round in ME2 and get that perfect renagade ending with romance and all survivors.

    I Knocked Boots With…
    Jack and Miranda! ... Commander PLAYA!

    I’ll Mourn The Passing Of…
    The Normandy Staff (Bar Dr. Chakwas)

    Can We Keep It?
    I kept it .... I have a funny feeling Mr Sheen is gonna screw me come ME3

    Did I Make It?
    Sure did ... Scars and all

    And The Illusive Man?
    My Shephard and Mr Sheen will be collaborating come ME3 (till he screws me over)

    What Happens Next?
    Finished 100% as a Renegade, Everyones alive and ready for round 3

    If you are quick enough and choose a tech expert, the person you send through the vents doesn't die. I chose legion to do the job and he was fine.

    I tapped Tali just in hope that she would reveal what she looked like under the mask, but bioware blocked the view when Shepard removed it.

    I also chose Zaeed to lead the second team. I'm glad he died, he was perhaps the worst character in the game, very under developed.

    Mordin Solus was also just lying on the ground dead during the escape. I was pretty pissed about that so I'm going to reload and try a different approach. Maybe if I send him back with the Dr he might live?

    I also destroyed the collector base.

    I Knocked Boots With…

    Miranda, gota love that an aussie chick made it into the story and as a love interest; the first time i heard her voice i knew she would be the one for me haha :). Never been really interested in Tali at all, Kelly just seemed too over-enthusiastic about a relationship, and i wouldn't go near jack like that with a 10 foot poll......

    I’ll Mourn The Passing Of…

    Thane, Jack, Legion & Mordin (pretty sure that is all).
    Was a shame to see Thane die, kinda liked that guy; however as he was dying anyway, i guess it was better for him to leave this word other than sick in a bed....although if i remember correct he got crushed by something on the ship so not exactly a nice way to go....beats dying from being sick though haha. Jack and Legion also died on the ship; don't care about jack, but i was annoyed to see Legion die as i wanted to see him make it through the game and into ME3.....i will correct that with my second playthrough though. Mordin also died while trying to close the doors after going through the vents...i would have picked Legion, but since he was dead i guessed Mordin as the next best guy....sadly that got him killed as well though lol

    Can We Keep It?

    Yea i destroyed it as well.....i had a feeling that there were 2 decisions that if not made would severally come back and bite you in the arse if you didn’t let it happen....1 was destroying the collector ship, the other was destroying the Geth.

    Did I Make It?

    My Shepard made it; come to think of it there probably would have been a better ending than i got, but he stayed alive that’s all that matters....i mean at least i didn’t get the one where he died....that would have sucked haha

    And The Illusive Man?

    Told him to take a hike......moron......i hope he dies at the start of ME3 :P.....or we have to go against cerbeus and take him out at some point.

    What Happens Next?

    My Shepard was a bit of a mix between renegade and paragon; while going though the story i wasn’t thinking about what would be better in the long run...hell even sometimes i just picked the one that seemed was the most amusing one. All along i knew i was going to take this character and run through the story again which is what i am currently doing, this time i will be Mr kiss-ass goody too-shoes and do everything right and in the least renegade way possible haha :)

    BRING ON ME3.....and the ME2 DLC :P

    All my characters lived.

    I went full Renegade throughout.

    Mordin went through the vents and was the only one to die for me.

    I didn't blow the base up, kissed Cerberus arse all the way through.

    Knocked boots with:
    Tali, was kind of hoping to see under that mask...

    Lost:
    Jacob, sent him through the vents
    Miranda, dead on the ground (why?!?)

    Collector Base:
    Destroyed

    Did I Survive?
    Yes

    I'm surprised by Jacob's death because he was loyal, the only disloyals were Zaeed, who survived (I was paragon and saved the civilians) and Miranda (couldn't difuse the arguement between her and Jack).

    Garrus led my second teams and survived, Jack maintained the barrier.
    Garrus and Thane were with me for the final boss fight.

    Someone told me that they sent Legion through the vents and he survived, is it just a matter of who you send through or what?

    I Knocked Boots With…

    Tali. Miranda was too much of a bitch, Jack was more of a man then I was and Kelly was just a skank.

    I’ll Mourn The Passing Of…

    Nobody, my team and crew survived and are ready for ME3.

    Can We Keep It?

    No. Like I'm going to trust a guy called "The Illusive Man", plus Martin Sheen was the badguy in Spawn and I saw how that works out.

    Did I Make It?

    A-Okay.

    And The Illusive Man?

    He's not happy with me.

    What Happens Next?

    I play the DLC as it comes out, maybe run through again as a Renegade and wait for ME3.

    Continued on from the first game as a female Shepard who came out looking like a no-nonsense arse kicking Polynesian chick. She could be Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's sister. Once again wound up completely neutal with an even balance of Paragon and Renegade.

    I Knocked Boots With…

    My heart still belongs to Kaidan. He may have unceremoniously dumped me after he found out I was affiliated with Cerberus, but he'll come around. You'll see.

    I’ll Mourn The Passing Of…

    Zaeed Massani.
    I failed his loyalty mission so his survival was never going to be very likely, depite how much time I spent in his room listening to his tales of daring-do. I thought sending him to escort the civilians back to the ship might keep him out of harms way, but apparently not. It's unfortunate, but I guess of all the NPCs his death will likely have the least impact in the next game.

    Can We Keep It?
    The Collector base is a valuable resource. With the Reapers on the way, we need everything we can get. Handing it over the Cerberus is a worry, but being unprepared for the invasion is going to be worse.

    Did I Make It?

    Yep.

    And The Illusive Man?

    I made it damn clear that I don't trust him or his organisation, but again he's got resources that we're going to need.

    What Happens Next?
    I might let it lie for a little while and then take the game for a spin again once the DLC drops.

    I stayed true to Liara.(Disappointed you didn't get to hang out with her more)

    Paragon all the way. Blew that base sky high, stuck it to The Man.

    No-one died. Shepard leaves no-one behind.

    My Shepard stayed loyal to Liara, bought everyone out alive, blew up the collector base and then told the Illusive Man where to shove it.

    For those wondering how to save everyone, it doesnt matter if someone is loyal or not, as much as who you choose for each mission, and whether THAT person is loyal. If you choose the wrong person in the vents, dead. (there's only 2 people who'll live). same for squad leaders - if its the wrong person, or they're not loyal, you'll lose people. In my playthrough, Zaeed was the only person who wasn't loyal, but since I didn't choose him for anything, he got through fine.

    I Knocked Boots With…

    Tali... Decided to go the Capt. Kirk Option

    I’ll Mourn The Passing Of…

    Miranda, who copped it in the escape. The rest made it.

    Can We Keep It?
    Hell No.

    Did I Make It?
    Yes

    And The Illusive Man?

    "You work for me now..."

    What Happens Next?

    Almost maxed paragon, gone for the second run to try to get the whole team out kicking (In the hope of ME3 being more fun this way)

    Boned Miranda
    Jack and Thane died: i sided with miranda in the argument they had and i failed thanes loyalty mission
    kept the collectors base
    Shepard survived
    illusive man + shepard 4eva <3

    did Miranda, sent Legion through the vents (survived!), Garrus was the second leader the whole team (survived both times), used Jack to hold up the force-field, kept the space station and nobody died!

    I Knocked Boots With…
    Started with Miranda and changed to Tali. Why? I wanted this Shep to kinda have some roots laid down with characters from the first game......no pun intended, sort of.

    I’ll Mourn The Passing Of…
    Mordin. He got sent to the vents. Got upset as well. I loved the character. Oh well, next play through I will try and keep him alive. No one else died. All the crew made it except him.

    Can We Keep It?
    Hell no. We are not keeping it!

    Did I make it?
    Sure did! Did not know I was holding my breath till the ship took off.

    Illusive man?
    I took the "you work for me" option :) You are not in the West Wing now bitch!!! I love that guy.

    What happens now?
    Got one more toy ship to get. Want to get all the upgrades, mine all the planets and do all the planet based side quests. All the other side quests and loyalty missions were done before I went to he O4 relay.

    After that, will play through with my biotic Shep and make him a real nice guy come prick.

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