Post by Grinch on Mar 23, 2019 20:46:54 GMT
When you are doing the "Three Lancers" side story, approaching their hideout … depending on the direction of approach, you will come upon two rather humble shacks … similar to the stoner dudes' shack. First one has a Turian just trying to survive. The second is where you learn Reyes' worst crimes are far, far beyond smuggling. That pretty much precluded Reyes being my default choice.
My choices mostly went with Sloane, did the Reyes one to see the outcome, but then again, I also read the book, so it put Sloane in a different light for me. Sloane may be a thug … but there are worse things than that … and Reyes is one of those.
I'm not sure I'd call anything Reyes did "treasonous" … perhaps the more appropriate word would be "betrayal."
Just as I probably wouldn't refer to Liam's actions as treason … gross negligence, stupidity, idiocy, conduct unbecoming … all that … but there was no intent on his part to give aid and comfort to the enemy or attempts to levy war against the AI (or the Angara, the outcasts or the Krogan).
Back on topic … I would like to see a more mature Ryder, a more serious tone … perhaps some indication that the optimism of the AI was a bit misplaced and that a more practical approach to exploring the new galaxy needs to be used, going forward. Defensive armament for the Nomad. Whatever defensive armament can be integrated in the Tempest … it will never be a fighting ship ... that would require a different design (according to Kallo), but something added to make it a bit more survivable in a hostile setting. Same for the Nexus and ark ships.
Also, for the settlements … better defenses so raids from Kett, Roekaar, outlaws … whatever … are not so easy. Not some huge change to the game … the AI arrived in Andromeda with what it had … but with planetary resources available, they should be able to manufacture things that were lacking in the beginning. So … recognition that their initial approach was … flawed (the AI, not BioWare … BW intentionally designed the AI to be unrealistic in their approach to an unknown galaxy IMO). Evolution of the AI … to match the galaxy they found, as opposed to the galaxy they imagined. So more serious, a tad darker, a tad less light hearted. Approaching Shepard's status in ME1 … might be the starting point for MEA2. Which I think was sort of the intent with Ryder. If there was an ME0 … pre-Elysium Shepard (as opposed to Torfan or Akuze) … that was where we started with Ryder.