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author: Przemyslaw Dygas

Player Choices in Mass Effect: Legendary Edition Will Surprise Many Fans

BioWare has shared some stats about player choices in Mass Effect: Legendary Edition. Some of them are really surprising.

IN A NUTSHELL:
  • BioWare shared more stats from Mass Effect: Legendary Edition;
  • It turns out that quite a few players did not accept Garrus into their crew in the first installment;
  • Instead, the most popular ending of the trilogy was the destruction of all synthetics.

It's been a while since the release of Mass Effect: Legendary Edition and many players have already completed the trilogy. BioWare decided to share some more stats on some of the choices made in the game by fans. Some of them turn out to be quite surprising.

Probably the most shocking news is that as many as 15% of players did not accept Garrus into their crew in the first installment. Ironically, it was journalist Diana Allers who was more popular, with 97% of players recruiting her in the third installment. Considering how important the aforementioned Turian compared to the reporter, this figure is truly exceptional.

However, the decision of players (especially new ones) making such a choice may be influenced by the fact that in the first part Garrus is not yet as charismatic and essential to the story as in subsequent installments. It's hard to explain Diana's widespread popularity, though, as she's not even the kind of character who could accompany Shepard on particular missions.

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These are not the only interesting stats to be shared by the creators. Thanks to them we also know that most players (77%) preferred to choose the name of the main character themselves and also mostly imported the game saves from previous installments to the next one (65%). We also know that most fans preferred to play the game on low to medium difficulty.

As for other story decisions, we know that players were sympathetic to the Council during the Battle of the Citadel. As many as 69% of them saved the politicians' lives by redirecting the fleet to defend their ship. Senator Udina, on the other hand, was not very popular. Only 6% of players thought he would be a good representative for humanity in the Council. 85% supported the candidacy of David Anderson.

As for the trilogy's finale, the most popular choice of players was to destroy all synthetic life in the galaxy (45%). Reaper control and synthesis were less popular (17% and 30% respectively). However, the fewest players chose to reject the above possibilities and continue the cycle (8%).

This is how the another dose of stats prepared by BioWare looks like. I leave the assessment of the decisions made by the players to you.

Mass Effect: Legendary Edition

Mass Effect: Legendary Edition

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