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I am considering replaying Mass Effect 2 to see how different choices affect Mass Effect 3 and want to know if it is worth playing on insanity.

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I have never seen an answer on this site to date that shows that "difficulty" is a variable that carriers over to ME3. In fact, outside of an achievement, I haven't seen difficulty have an impact on anything period (aside from you know, difficulty). –  Resorath Mar 15 '12 at 7:24
    
Does it set the difficulty of the new game automatically? That would be about the only residual effect I can think of. –  MBraedley Mar 15 '12 at 11:14
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no, it doesn't. I imported over my insanity ME2 playthrough and ME3 still defaulted to normal difficulty, I had to turn it up my self. As for rewards, I have no clue since I got a bunch of stuff on the import so I can't tell if there's anything extra that was due to difficulty. –  z - Mar 15 '12 at 12:22
    
I argue the satisfaction of beating ME2 on insanity is in itself worth it. –  ILMTitan Mar 15 '12 at 16:30
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According to this extensive article in the wiki, no, there aren't any rewards for ME3 by completing ME2 in insanity.

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No, there are not currently rewards, but there are several rumors circulating about some being added in future content.

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