Welcome to Part 3 of my Mass Effect 2 platinum trophy quest! You can check out Part 2 here.
Ugh! Technology. Unfortunately, my capture card failed to save a ton of screenshots from the last part of the game, but at the end of Week 4 I had completed Ellen Shepard’s easy playthrough, leaving my evil Space Dick Shepard with the task of earning 2 trophies to score the shiny platinum.
I also enjoyed the hell out of the Shadow Broker DLC that was included with my game! My only complaint about Mass Effect 2 is that Liara isn’t a companion character, but the DLC lets you spend some quality time with her at least. Did I mention I love Liara? Because I do!! Ahem.
On Week 5, the Insanity Renegade playthrough began… sorta. My ol’ Space Dick Shepard (1st version) didn’t get very far. I wanted to keep him as an Adept, staying true to the wicked asshole I created in Mass Effect 1. Unfortunately, being an Adept on Insanity level Mass Effect 2 is a huge pain in the ass and required more patience than my depressed brain could handle.
Here’s some of the highlights I was able to recover from Week 3, 4, and 5! This period covers July 7th to the 27th 2019.
WARNING:Lots of !!!SPOILERS!!! below. Stop reading and scrolling if you don’t want the Mass Effect trilogy ruined for you. You have been warned.
And alas, all the other screenshots I took of this playthrough (and the first part of my next one) have been lost in a technological black hole… which is a large chunk of the game… damn technology.
But yeah, I survived the final Suicide Mission and pwned the Human Reaper, then destroyed the horrifying Collector Base (screw you, Illusive Man). Tali somehow died on my first attempt… HELL NO! I reloaded and put her on my team, thus finishing Ellen Shepard’s Mass Effect 2 journey with everyone surviving. Yay!
Two trophies remain… time to resurrect my Space Dick Sheaprd for Insanity. Like I mentioned in the intro, the Insanity Adept attempt didn’t go smoothly. I just didn’t have the patience for the playstyle.
I officially gave up on Adept Space Dick during the Horizon mission. In Week 6-ish, I rerolled him as a Infiltrator, which I’m happy to say is infinitely more fun than being an Adept on Insanity. I’m still planning to set him up with Jack. Her character is so tragic, yet intriguing.
Full details in my next update post. Stay tuned, eh.
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My name is Ellen, and I've been babbling on the interwebz about video games for over 15 years. Video games themselves have been a large part of my life since 5-year-old me first encountered a SNES in a children's hospital. Fun times... Video game escapism is still the #1 coping mechanism for adult me these days.
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