Electronic Arts and Australian developer Straight Right brought Mass Effect 3 to Wii U, but the other two entries in the series aren’t. To get new players up to speed, Bioware created Mass Effect: Genesis II, an interactive graphic novel that summarizes the story and lets players customize Shepard’s history.
Mass Effect: Genesis II has twelve decision points. As someone who skipped the other Mass Effect titles, are the major plot points covered in Genesis II?
As commander, I knew either relationship had the potential to interfere with the mission. Who does Shepard start a relationship with?
-> The mission comes first
I was left with an angry Rachni Queen to deal with. She claimed her drones would do no harm if I released her, but the Rachni have terrorized the galaxy before.
-> Save the queen
-> Kill the queen
I tried to convince Wrex, but he wouldn’t back down.
-> Save Wrex
-> Kill Wrex
I was left with just seconds to extract my squad. I tried, but I wasn’t fast enough. I could only save one of them.
The Council was aboard the Destiny Ascension, and they were requesting assistance. But, I knew in order to help them, I would have to put or human alliance fleet in jeopardy…
-> Save Council
-> Sacrifice Council
Who should Shepard choose to be on the council? Both are great leaders in their own right…
Shepard is posed with a decision to recruit some or all of the teammates on a list. It would take time and effort to recruit them all, and with more humans disappearing everyday, I wasn’t sure I should bother…
-> Take your time. Recruit all.
-> Be expedient. Recruit fewer.
The team Shepard recruits has issues with each other. They only had to stay alive long enough to complete the mission. I wasn’t sure what difference it would make if they were happy doing it…
-> Resolve the conflicts.
-> Ignore the conflicts.
Shepard reunites with Ashley/Kaiden and Liara from earlier in the story. If things were going to get better between us, it would take time… but I was running out of time.
-> Stay true to your friends.
-> Move on
Jacob wanted to go immediately and rescue the crew. Ed and Miranda wanted more time to prepare before we attacked.
-> Rescue crew immediately.
-> Improve ship and team first.
We knew this could be our last day together. We were scared and looking for reassurance. Some of us found it in each other…
-> Start something with Tali.
-> Prepare for the assault.
Will you trust the Illusive man and use the technology of the Collectors to help defeat the Reapers?
-> Don’t trust the Illusive Man.
-> Agree with the Illusive Man.