Squad Goals #36: Lawnmower Rain Man (On Project Overlord)
Shepard goes to stop a rogue VI and instead finds a terrible brother. Also, infected machines! And husks!...
Nick, Chip, and Kurabara are back this week to continue discussing their playthroughs of Mass Effect 2. However, they are moving on from the loyalty missions for an interlude to talk about the Firewalker DLC and some gang-related side quests.
They begin by discussing the order of the Project Overlord and Firewalker DLC, and how Firewalker should be done first even though they can be done in any order. They also talk about the value of the DLC and discuss the role of vehicles in Mass Effect 1 and Mass Effect 2. They also get into a side tangent about graphics in games from 2007 to 2012.
Finally, they dive into the Firewalker content. They review each of the missions and talk about the data collection mechanic. They also discuss the platforming mini-game of driving the Hammerhead. They talk about how the Hammerhead is intended to handle in cold weather, and review the backstory of the questline featuring Doctors Cayce and O’Loy.
Next, they talk about the Blook Pack questline. They review the quest to track some beacons through the fog. They talk about the Klixen and the dragon-like beast that accompanies them but never fights Shepard. They talk about the mission to scale a cliff face and take out a Blood Pack base. They talk about the backstory between Salamul and Kalusk, two of the Krogan mini-bosses for these missions, and their relationship to Garm, the Blood Pack leader Shepard defeats in the Archangel recruitment mission on Omega.
Lastly, they review the Blue Suns questline. This starts with finding an Exogeni base that the Blue Suns have overrun. They talk about Vido Santiago’s involvement (after encountering him on Zaeed’s loyalty mission.) The questline takes Shepard to the MSV Strontium Mule, and the guys talk about the layout of the ship and navigating it during a fight. Finally, they track down a false Blue Suns distress signal and disable it.
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