The Game Boy: No Use Reloading Your Last Save Over Spilt Milk

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hun23

The only game that I have ever felt remorse for at the end was The Witcher. The choices that you made many hours earlier that you thought were minor choices ended up having a huge impact at the end. By siding with a certain side, I pretty much assisted in the massacre of a city.

There was no way to quickly reload and change things because your choices happened roughly 4 hours before the event. By the end of the game, what I thought had been a clear choice had been a very grey one.

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nekollx

 see fallout 3:

Megaton Nuke 

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matmatician

For a class in college. Almost exactly the same point.

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Sebie Kay

Yep, it's official... we are bad. The reason?  We are getting philosophical over video games!

Nothing wrong with that when you're a maximum PC reader... but to the rest of the world... we need help.  

In reality, it is the rest of the world that needs help! :-D 

-=Do unto others... THEN RUN!!=-

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QuadraQ

I think this was a wonderful piece, and just wanted to note, that Bioware's future MMO games will make these choices even more meaningful because they will be PERMANENT. You won't be able to make changes even if you wanted to. I really believe this simple fact is one of the reasons Bioware MMOs will be head and shoulders above the others out there.

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fry

Is it bad if you reloaded your save because a party member you really wanted dead didn't die?

Ha, ok. I didn't actually do that. But I came close. The nice thing about ME2 is it's such a good game, I'm eager to play it through again just to try out different decisions.

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jaypers

The end of Dragon Age was the only game that has ever moved me to tears. Especially when you have to split your team up and the people who are NOT coming with you, walk by to say their farewells.  I got a little choked up and wanted them to come. We'd been through HELL together and they deserved to come.

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hammer6556

i was amazed by the ending, all i can say is ALL of your upgrades count. my favorite game up to this point was a tie between Fallout3 and Bioshock, but Mass Effect 2 is now my fav by far.

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Who

I'm kinda annoyed they only die through cutscenes of your predetermined actions.  It would've felt more natural if your actions helped you in the final battle, and it was you in command of what was happening, and if they happened to die then, after you are in charge of them and ordering them around, then it really was your fault, not the developer's preconceived idea of what should happen at that point.

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nekollx

 gotta agree, it's hard for me to really get into games because you know when your going to die, or a companion is, it's a big set piece.

 

Think of how much more Riviting Fallout 3 would be if you let dogmeat die and then way at the end of the game you get a little cutscene where you are visiting his grave stone. Or hell what if you used the Mesmetron to sell Red (and others) to the Slavers and then come back and kill everyone and free Red it would be nice if the game acknolged you seeding enemies into the ranks to destroy Pradise Hills from within and give Big Town a NEW camp to use. 

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Coming soon to Lulu.com --Tokusatsu Heroes--
Five teenagers, one alien ghost, a robot, and the fate of the world.

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CTskifreak

The ship upgrades do count. My roommate played through with the Normandy maxxed out, and then again with like nothing, and the cut scene is different, and one of your members dies if it isn't upgrade. The armor counts, and the laser cannon counts. Also, you have to have their loyalty for people to not die, and a really good weapon equipped.

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ThermoGel

In the final battle you have to select party members to do certian tasks and if you pick a party member who doesn't have the right skills it could lead to the death of that member or maybe another.

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