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In an attempt to stay off tumblr and not get spoiled I actually sort of liveblogged the Citadel DLC in a text file as I went. I’m just going to dump it here because. I don’t know. Reaction post? And also it’s fairly amusing to see how 1) I called one plot twist right from the off but still managed to predict completely the wrong interpretation of it before the reveal and 2) Got COMPLETELY BLINDSIDED by another.

Fair warning it gets increasigly incoherent at the end because once it got to the party all there would have been was me quoting literally everything and writing “Omfg” after it

Prelim notes made before launching the game:

  • I know Thane’s memorial is in this but will be REALLY interested to see if Kolyat/the memorial is in my game at all - in the run I’m playing (Rose), Thane died on the Suicide Mission so I haven’t seen Kolyat since ME2. I really really hope he’s in it.
  • I fancy Space Martha a bit already
  • Stupid Big Bad predictions: 1) Virmire victim, 2) NEGA-SHEPARD
  • I can’t wait to dance with Garrus and a stupid smushy part of me is hoping this is also going to involve a proposal /o\
  • Other than the above I have no fucking idea what to expect????? GOING IN FAIRLY BLIND.

Playing:

  • OH MY GOD I WROTE A THING ABOUT “MAYBE IT’S ANDERSON’S APARTMENT” a couple of days ago and IT IS
  • IT’S THE CEREAL APARTMENT OMFG
  • Gosh I’ve just finished reading about this place [Anderson’s flat, in Mass Effect: Revelation] and WOW I did not imagine it to be this fucking GORGEOUS. Wowowowow. I want to live here.
  • There are at least two beds and about a million pillows. NORMANDY SLEEPOVERS nobody can tell me otherwise
  • Shallow note but I can I just say how much I appreciate the lighting in here. The lighting is really nice.
  • HOT TUB HOT TUB
  • Anderson ;_;
  • Omfg does Khaleesa fancy Anderson?
  • Space Martha is fucking adorable
  • "Luckily Arcangel is your boyfriend" AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH AHHHHHHHHHHH
  • So either this game has taken Garrus as my LI AND James as my BFF and given them banter priority, or this script so far is just coincidentally REALLY REALLY GREAT for Rose. Either way A++++
  • Complaint so far: okay, so Rose is a fairly squishy biotic/adept who specialises in rapid-fire SMGs and slow, powerful pistols as a backup weapon. Half the time she never fires a shot in battle, it’s just powers all the way. So she relies on short cooldowns for powers and having two meatier teammates backing her up. Putting her solo and giving her one low-capacity, low fire-rate gun that seems to be heavy is TERRIBLE FOR HER OMFG.
  • Garrus: “do you need me to come rescue you?” Rose: “Nah, I’m good.” Me: “NO YOU’RE NOT! COME AND RESCUE US!”
  • NEVERMIND I GOT GARRUS BACK omfg they are killing it with each other today omfg
  • WREX
  • LIARA
  • OMFG
  • Brookes is fucking adorable. IDC if I already said that
  • I AM GETTING SHADES OF KOLYAT’S CUT MISSION FROM THIS OMGGGGGGG (airshaft + panic room was his thing and WHAT IF. WHAT IF)
  • omfg Garrus and Rose continue to kill it on the red carpet they are both 100% ridiculous
  • GARRUS USING HIS HUMAN GIRLFRIEND PROBLEMS AS AN EXCUSE TO DSITRACT THE GUARDS. I CAN’T
  • NO KOLYAT. Disappointed :(
  • ALSO LOL I THINK I MIGHT HAVE BEEN RIGHT ABOUT NEGA-SHEPARD BECAUSE THE SCRAMBLED PICTURE HAS MY SHEP’S HAIRCUT OMFG this is hilarious
  • (Also can we talk about how awesome Garrus’s casual outfit is compared to his shit one in ME2. I was sort of like “maybe I just hate turian casual clothing” but NOPE, this one is A+)
  • I was thinking NEGA-SHEPARD CLONE but I’ve thought about it AND YOU KNOW WHAT WOULD BE EVEN BETTER
  • SENTIENT SHEPARD VI
  • IT WOULD BE FUCKING HILARIOUS
  • Although you can’t fight a VI physically so?
  • IDK MAYBE IT BUILT A SHEPARD INFILTRATION UNIT TO UPLOAD ITSELF INTO IDC
  • SHEPARD VI SHEPARD VI
  • Omg Tali and Liara calling Wrex fat
  • VOLUS PIZZA DELIVERY OMFG
  • I feel sort of bad that this game has inexplicably gone out of its way to give me Wrex and I’m not using him for anything. I’M TAKING MY USUAL SQUAD, IT’D BE CRUEL TO LEAVE THEM BEHIND.
  • It’s definitely Nega-Shepard/Shepard VI, right? Either that or Chakwas [Rose and Karin have the same haircut]. Gosh, THAT would be depressing. WHY KARIN, WHY
  • OMG IT IS NEGA-SHEPARD
  • I’m sort of disappointed it wasn’t insane Shepard VI :(
  • Cult of Shepard though? So in this DLC, Nega-Shepard will be portrayed by “grumpy wannabe lone wolves on the BSN who have been saying that for years”. I see you, Bioware writers.
  • Aside: I’m interested that the one BSN usually goes for with the Cult Of Shep criticisms is Garrus, but Nega-Shep went for James [my other active squadmate] instead. Neither of them give a shit, BUT STILL. INTERESTING.
  • This better end in a biotic duel is all I’m saying.
  • FUCKING AMAZING BANTER IN BATTLE shame I missed a lot of it in gunfire :(
  • "How the hell are we going to kill Arcangel?" "You won’t."
  • James has just devolved into shouting “OUR SHEPARD’S BETTER THAN YOUR SHEPARD”
  • god bless you, Glyph. (Feron is wrong, you are 100% adorable)
  • Can we talk about how amazing it is that the crew/Shep find this whole situation exactly as hilarious and eyerolly as I do
  • First-contact war lore porn uaaaaaaaaaahhhh
  • (As an aside, I’m REALLY glad I’ve got my Garrusmance running through this first).
  • Beginning to see Feron’s point re: glyph
  • Blue drones on the field: Glyph (1), Rose’s short-range defense drone (1), enemy drones (several). Remind me who I’m meant to be shooting again?
  • You know, Glyphs comment about “please don’t die Shepard because a lot of your crew would mourn you” wouldn’t be as hilarious as it is if Rose wasn’t guaranteed a happy ending. FUCK YES MEHEM.
  • Oh damn, okay. THAT twist I didn’t see coming. WHY SPACE MARTHA WHY
  • oh my god actual proper ME3 human supremacy Cerberus stuff. HOORAY
  • "I should go" DAMN
  • [Watching the vault scene] I like how even Shepard doesn’t seem to feel like there’s an sort of actual peril going on here
  • also
  • She’s aware that EDI is the ship, right? She’s not about to let herself get stolen easily?
  • BITCH SHUT EDI DOWN
  • SHE MADE SAM UPSET
  • I JUST STOLE A MUG
  • BITCH WANTED TO DEPORT MY HAMSTER
  • I TAKE BACK EVERYTHING I EVER SAID ABOUT A BIOTIC DUEL OH GOD
  • Killed her. Rose gets a life after this, I don’t want her complicating it.
  • Armour says it all, really. [Rose’s armour is white and red, and while it originally wasn’t intended to be, ME2’s lighting made it look white and pink - Phoenix Armour style - more often than not. Since then I’ve headcanoned that Rose did that on purpose as a tribute to Ash, who died on Virmire. Seeing Nega-Rose hanging there with her random blue-striped armour on, and Rose with hers, with her friends coming to come and lend her a hand? Yeah, that contrast was really extra poigniant because of that.]
  • WE’RE GOING TO HAVE A PARTY
  • ELEVATOR MUSIC IN THE LOBBY FUCK YES
  • OH MY GOD THE ARCADE IS AMAZING
  • OMG traynor’s kill bill thing
  • TURIAN TANGO omfgggggggggg
  • not a bit fan of the autojealousy thing though? I mean, Rose is pretty relaxed about this kind of thing. She’s cool with a lady turian. She’s been teasing James shamelessly all game (she doesn’t actually want to get in his pants, she just really enjoys flirting and she knows flirting with James is p. much safe because they both don’t have any intention of it going anywhere), and having her be wierd about Garrus looking at other girls seems like hypocrysy.
  • OMGGGGGG okay I redid because I wanted to FRAPS it and this time I got the James flirt bit. NOW WE’RE EVEN OKAY. Seriously those are the best two squaddies ever for Rose, I’m so glad I picked Vega to replace Grunt in my default team
  • PARTY
  • OMG
  • JFC I was having so much fun and like “I haven’t cried once!” and then Rose and Garrus got out of bed in the morning and then I FOUND MORDIN’S THING omfg
  • literally AWWWWWed at asleep Joker
  • WAIT he’s not asleep he’s just hungover hahahaha
  • okay so yeah I did cry a bit at the end :( It was so 4th wall breaky :(((((( This a goodbye from Bioware, really, and sakljsfhkhla ;_______;

[I then went back off the Normandy and did a load of the character moments]

  • Garrus and Rose’s relationship seems to be EXTEMELY sexual. Like INCREDIBLY so. Meanwhile I still haven’t worked out how they kiss or…anything at all, really. I DON’T GET YOU TWO. YOU’RE ADORABLE BUT I DON’T GET YOU.
  • Eh, I suppose it’s their business.
  • [Later, talking about the same subject with James] JAMES VEGA, ASKING ALL THE QUESTIONS I WANT ANSWERS TO
  • Rose didn’t answer. Probably for the best, IDK if either me or James really TRULY want to know.
  • Kaidan: “the food of my people” LOL FOREVER
  • "I love you Grunt" YES ROSE YOUR KROGAN BABY ;______; A;; GROWN UP AND SETTING THINGS ON FIRE [for reference Shep/Garrus/Grunt was basically my permasquad in Rose’s ME2 run]

    In conclusion this DLC was fucking great

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