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Questions tagged [mass-effect-series]

A science-fiction action role-playing third-person shooter series known for its heavily branching story-line set in outer space. The first title debuted in 2007, developed by BioWare. This tag should be used in context of the actual series, or uncertainty on the continuity of multiple titles.

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Where did the Reapers come from?

Where did the Reapers come from, they are a species of machine, so how did they come to be? Were they built, or like the transformers, who just "grow"?
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What happened with Ashley between ME2 and ME3?

What happened between ME2 and ME3 that changed Ashley's attitude toward Shepard? In ME2 she didn't even want to talk with you because you were with Cerberus. She acted like you just made the biggest ...
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Do the Reapers only kill sentient life?

The opening of Mass Effect 3 says Reapers come to purge the galaxy of organic life every 50,000 years. I know it's fiction, but life evolves much slower than that, in fact the human race is already ...
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Do I need to have played Mass Effect 1 or 2 to understand Mass Effect 3's storyline?

I have never played Mass Effect 1 or 2. Do I need to play the first and second installments to understand the third? Are there enough story recaps to fill in some of the back story? Will I be lost?
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Is there a good synopsis of the plot of Mass Effect 1 & 2?

Before I play Mass Effect 3, I'd like to learn about the events of Mass Effect 1 & 2 (which I haven't played). I basically know nothing about the Mass Effect universe at all. Is there a place ...
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Which actions in past games affect War Assets in Mass Effect 3?

In assessing my War Assets from the Normandy's war room, I'm already seeing the results of my decisions in past games. For instance, the First, Third, and Fifth fleets are at diminished strength ...
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Is the Shadow Broker the same character in Mass Effect 3 even if you haven't done the DLC?

The Mass Effect 2 Lair of the Shadow Broker DLC sees Liara assume the role of the Shadow Broker. Will Mass Effect 3 assume that she took over that role even if you don't import a character in which ...
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Can I transfer Mass Effect saved game files from my PC to my Xbox360?

I played Mass Effect 1 & 2 on the PC. Unfortunately, my PC was barely able to run ME2 so I decided to purchase Mass Effect 3 for the Xbox 360. Since I want to carryover the decisions I made in ...
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Is there a “Canonical” Commander Shepard?

The Mass Effect Series is based on players taking control of Commander Shepard, and, like most RPGs, the player is given choices and customization options. In Mass Effect (the first game), players ...
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To what extent do your choices in Mass Effect influence the story in Mass Effect 2?

I am about to start the first game and would like to know how much Mass Effect 2 relies on choices made in the first game. Is the story rather set in stone and just little things are influenced, or ...
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Who is the Virmire Survivor?

Sneak previews of the upcoming Mass Effect 3 indicate that someone called the "Virmire Survivor", who was in a previous Mass Effect title, is recruitable in the new game. It's been so long since I've ...
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Mass Effect 3 will be on Origin, how will this affect me with my two other Mass Effect games being on Steam?

As you know EA had a fall out with Steam earlier this year (2011). This meant that any newly released games by EA would only be available through Origin and not any other source. This is troubling ...
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Are Turians and Quarians related?

In Mass Effect, Turians and Quarians seem very similar in physical shape and physiological characteristics. They have the same number of digits on their hands and similar foot and leg structure. They ...
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Do achievement related bonusses apply in ME2?

I've recently started playing mass-effect again -- lost interest in it when losing my save file due to a hard disk crash --, seeing how reasonably well priced ME2 is and how it looks and as I want to ...