Is it better to let the council die or save them in ME1? Apr 5, 2019 5:12:40 GMT
Post by UpUpAgain on Apr 5, 2019 5:12:40 GMT
How do you know that affects the entire gameplay since there is no alternate choice in the game?
For all we know, a competent council who did everything they could to prepare against the Reapers may have found themselves in the exact same position... just having fired a few more rounds at them during the whole-sale attack on their planets. They may have still be struggling to find and build an alien super-weapon, etc. We don't know, for example, that the Prothean government was incompetent or competent. They put up a prolonged fight against the harvest and tried numerous different things to save themselves (including cryo projects on at least two separate planets - Ilos and Eden Prime). Yet, the result was that they were wiped out by the Reapers.
Maybe they would have found stuff earlier. That said The prothean government was destroyed right off the back when the reapers came so they had no time to prepare. On the other hand the council had more then two years to prepare and they did nothing. Even if they had just built a ton of war ships it may have made a little bit of a difference in fighting the reapers. Or if shiala was alive they could have brought her to the temple in thessia where she could have deciphered the beacon or whatever vendetta was. Or she could have given someone else the cipher and an asari matriarch could have done it. Instead they left her to help the people on feros. She gave the cipher to shepard so obviously she could give it so someone else. The reapers could have been destroyed before they even got to the milky way
Hell not having shiala give the cipher to someone or have an asari take it from shepard (I am sure if the council ordered him to he would have shared it with an asari) Was a stupid decision anyways. I mean having someone with that cipher use it to help decipher future prothean artifacts (not just the one on thesssia) would have made a huge difference and moved the galaxy forward technologicly by alot. So I don't know what they were thinking.
We really don't know whether the Prothean government ignored warnings about the Reapers or not. So much data was purged that the story is simply not going to be as complete as what we know about the current cycle. There are discrepancies between what Vigil stated and what Vendetta stated and what Javik stated. The degree of completion of their crucible is one question. If their government was essentially wiped out in a single attack right at the start of the harvest, how then did they manage to come so close to completing it?