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playing Mass Effect 2 for the second time and beating it on PS3(having already played and beaten ME2 on my 360 twice as well) I've noticed that whenever I use Garrus and Thane shit gets done quick, specailly after getting all the upgrades(weapons and shielding) and their loyalty powers, I hardly even need to command them to use their powers.(maybe a mix if good AI and an overall skill set)

other good combinations in my opinion:(on a side note: I've used the soldier class for all my playthroughs)

Miranda&Jack

Miranda&Jacob

Garrus&Grunt

Katsumi&Legion

Thane&Katsumi

Worst team:

Mordin&Samara(they just always get mowed down by practically every enemy)

Zaeed in general( I find is techniques to be quite ineffective...maybe I'm not using him right)

you don't have to limit yourselves to just Mass Effect 2(though PS3 owners will)



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You be a sniper. Then pick any combination of 2 of the other 3 snipers. Preferably Legion since he has the upgraded sniper rifle, so drop Thane or Garrus. At this point you can just afk because their weapons have no ammo and snipers kill anything very fast.

Any other combination is just so inferior it's dumb. In fact the game's already mediocre gameplay is reduced even further due to this combination.



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vlad321 said:

You be a sniper. Then pick any combination of 2 of the other 3 snipers. Preferably Legion since he has the upgraded sniper rifle, so drop Thane or Garrus. At this point you can just afk because their weapons have no ammo and snipers kill anything very fast.

Any other combination is just so inferior it's dumb. In fact the game's already mediocre gameplay is reduced even further due to this combination.

Horn-swaggle, I can kill entire rooms by myself faster than this noobsauce combination, and all I need is Heavy Charge, Champion, Inferno Ammo, and the Krogun. And shit, Legion with the Widow does a lot less damage than Legion with the Inscisor. You have no idea what you're talking about - Garrus and Legion shouldn't be in the running regardless, because Thane and Zaeed both get 50% to weapon damage, which makes them much more efficient users of the Inscisor than anyone else.

Come back when you know how to break a game.

To be on-topic:

The fact of the matter is that the most efficient team will vary according to the mission that you have to complete. More, certain Shepard builds - like Vanguards - are so efficient that teammates aren't really there for any reason except to lay suppressing fire and maybe hit the enemy with staggering powers through their shields.

Most efficient in terms of DPS, though? Team dynamic?

Take Sentinel Shepard and give them both Heavy Warp and the class specialization that enhances power cooldown the most. Take Samara and Jack, give them Pull Field, and then their class specializations that enhances biotic cooldown the most. Knock down one enemy's shields. Samara pulls. Shepard detonates with Heavy Warp. This will knock down the shields of almost everyone around them. Then Jack pulls. Then Shepard's cooldown is already done - detonate with Heavy Warp. Bodies flying everywhere.

Spectacular.

Generally, though, any team with  Miranda will excel - her class specialization that adds 15% to party weapon damage can make Shepard even more terrifying, which is always the best benefit to have.



I never really try to get the best party... I just pick the ones I like the best... which normally is

Mordin and Zaed, Mordin ... kelly! except not unfortunately D:



Khuutra said:
vlad321 said:

You be a sniper. Then pick any combination of 2 of the other 3 snipers. Preferably Legion since he has the upgraded sniper rifle, so drop Thane or Garrus. At this point you can just afk because their weapons have no ammo and snipers kill anything very fast.

Any other combination is just so inferior it's dumb. In fact the game's already mediocre gameplay is reduced even further due to this combination.

Horn-swaggle, I can kill entire rooms by myself faster than this noobsauce combination, and all I need is Heavy Charge, Champion, Inferno Ammo, and the Krogun. And shit, Legion with the Widow does a lot less damage than Legion with the Inscisor. You have no idea what you're talking about - Garrus and Legion shouldn't be in the running regardless, because Thane and Zaeed both get 50% to weapon damage, which makes them much more efficient users of the Inscisor than anyone else.

Come back when you know how to break a game.

To be on-topic:

The fact of the matter is that the most efficient team will vary according to the mission that you have to complete. More, certain Shepard builds - like Vanguards - are so efficient that teammates aren't really there for any reason except to lay suppressing fire and maybe hit the enemy with staggering powers through their shields.

Most efficient in terms of DPS, though? Team dynamic?

Take Sentinel Shepard and give them both Heavy Warp and the class specialization that enhances power cooldown the most. Take Samara and Jack, give them Pull Field, and then their class specializations that enhances biotic cooldown the most. Knock down one enemy's shields. Samara pulls. Shepard detonates with Heavy Warp. This will knock down the shields of almost everyone around them. Then Jack pulls. Then Shepard's cooldown is already done - detonate with Heavy Warp. Bodies flying everywhere.

Spectacular.

Generally, though, any team with  Miranda will excel - her class specialization that adds 15% to party weapon damage can make Shepard even more terrifying, which is always the best benefit to have.


Yeah but that means you can't just sit and watch TV while the game plays itself out. Also haivng Zaaed means you shelled out money for DLC, which I never ever do. I honestly ran with Legion and Thane. The 2 of them cleared room on hard, or whatever was the bottom-most setting without completing the game. Also, you can send in that woman in to do the hacking instead of Legion, and you can let garrus lead, avoiding any deaths in the final mission.

True story, I spent the final mission watching South Park. The idea that NPCs don't run out of ammo was just stupid beyond belief.



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vlad321 said:


Yeah but that means you can't just sit and watch TV while the game plays itself out. Also haivng Zaaed means you shelled out money for DLC, which I never ever do. I honestly ran with Legion and Thane. The 2 of them cleared room on hard, or whatever was the bottom-most setting without completing the game. Also, you can send in that woman in to do the hacking instead of Legion, and you can let garrus lead, avoiding any deaths in the final mission.

True story, I spent the final mission watching South Park. The idea that NPCs don't run out of ammo was just stupid beyond belief.

Zaeed is free to download for all new-bought copies of the game. If you are going to slam a game, do it from an educated perspective.

Also, I don't believe you. How about that.



You're definitely not using Zaaed right if you think he sucks. He's not my favorite, but he packs a punch, and he can roll with it.

If you're a soldier, you can pretty much handle any fight on your own, using whatever tactic most appeals to you (since they're so versatile). With that in mind, I prefer to have squadmates that are either fun to have around for their commentary/dialogue triggers (Garrus, Legion) or who can take a licking and keep on ticking (Grunt, Zaaed). Grunt in particular can become borderline immortal depending on how you upgrade him, so he's a handy distraction to have while you gun down everything that's focusing on him. He's kind of a dull character, though. :-/



noname2200 said:

You're definitely not using Zaaed right if you think he sucks. He's not my favorite, but he packs a punch, and he can roll with it.

If you're a soldier, you can pretty much handle any fight on your own, using whatever tactic most appeals to you (since they're so versatile). With that in mind, I prefer to have squadmates that are either fun to have around for their commentary/dialogue triggers (Garrus, Legion) or who can take a licking and keep on ticking (Grunt, Zaaed). Grunt in particular can become borderline immortal depending on how you upgrade him, so he's a handy distraction to have while you gun down everything that's focusing on him. He's kind of a dull character, though. :-/

Soldier is the boringest class, though

No one should ever play Soldier

(4/5 players never play anything but Soldier)



Khuutra said:

Soldier is the boringest class, though

No one should ever play Soldier

(4/5 players never play anything but Soldier)

We've had this discussion, and I'll forever disagree. Partly because I like being Rambo, partly because I hate micro-managing my squadmates, and partly because the Engineer class exists.



Khuutra said:
vlad321 said:


Yeah but that means you can't just sit and watch TV while the game plays itself out. Also haivng Zaaed means you shelled out money for DLC, which I never ever do. I honestly ran with Legion and Thane. The 2 of them cleared room on hard, or whatever was the bottom-most setting without completing the game. Also, you can send in that woman in to do the hacking instead of Legion, and you can let garrus lead, avoiding any deaths in the final mission.

True story, I spent the final mission watching South Park. The idea that NPCs don't run out of ammo was just stupid beyond belief.

Zaeed is free to download for all new-bought copies of the game. If you are going to slam a game, do it from an educated perspective.

Also, I don't believe you. How about that.

Huh, when I get back home I will open steam and see if I can grab Zaeed.  I am not going to lie, I pirated the game because I didn't think it was worth the money, and it wasn't. I didn't buy it until it was on sale some time later, and I have never even installed that copy so I have no idea abut how Zaeed handles.

Try it, you will see how you can AFK through just about the entire game. Given the 2 sniper team you will tear even through that guy, whose name I forget, that possesses other collectors and gives them a lot of all forms of defense. I did have to order my teammates to attack him first since the AI of the teammates was too dumb (I wouldn't even had to do that if BioWare had implemented not dumb AI). The widow absolutely tears him apart. 2 widows and another sniper does even better.



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HD vs Wii, PC vs HD: http://www.vgchartz.com/forum/thread.php?id=93374

Why Regenerating Health is a crap game mechanic: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=3986420

gamrReview's broken review scores: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=4170835