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I played through Mass Effect in the past and I know what dialogues a lot of the "Investigate" options hold in conversations.

I was wondering whether they have an impact on the future dialogue options or on the story or not? Does it change the game in any way if I click them all or it is just flavour text like in Still Life?

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I am also interested in this answer. – ヴァイシャリ Jul 22 '12 at 3:58
My guess so far is that it does not change anything if you click all the options but I'm still not sure. – Adam Arold Jul 22 '12 at 12:32
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In the first two games of Mass Effect I did almost all the investigation options and never saw a paragon/renegade choice. I've only played the first one through once and the second one through twice, but I reached full renegade without any investigation on my second playthrough of ME2.

I think there were some paragon/renegade investigation options in the third game.

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In fact,

In order to unlock the paragon or renegade option to convince Saren (in 1) and The Illusive Man (in 3) to shoot themselves during the final confrontation, you need to have chosen all paragon or renegade (all of the same alignment) with each prior convo, and some of them are behind 'Investigate' branches.

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I'm pretty sure this question refers to the first game in the series, based on the tag, so this doesn't actually answer the question. – LessPop_MoreFizz Jul 22 '12 at 14:23
I think the Paragorn/Renegade options are not the same as the "Investigate" options. – Bobby Jul 22 '12 at 15:27
Can you name an exact situation when one of these conversation options was behind an "Investigate" branch? – Adam Arold Jul 22 '12 at 16:50
Off the top of my head, either the first or second conversation with TIM in 3, as well as the penultimate one after you've passed the point of no return. – Shadur Jul 22 '12 at 17:09
Who does the abbreviation TIM stand for? – Adam Arold Jul 22 '12 at 20:55

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