I recently played The Arrival and part of its storyline confused me:
It said that the Reapers would arrive through the Alpha relay, which they would use to move throughout the galaxy as it was a particularly powerful relay. OK, fine, that makes sense, destroy the thing and slow them down.
But isn't one of the central plot points of Mass Effect 1 the fact that:
the Citadel itself is one giant relay and acts as the Reapers' entrance to the galaxy?
The two plot points seem in direct contradiction. Here are my questions:
If they can get to the Citadel directly, why the fuss about the Alpha relay? If they need the Alpha relay to get to the Citadel, shouldn't we have known about this earlier?!
Unless I'm really misremembering things, it seems a little sloppy on Bioware's writers.