Squad Goals – A Mass Effect Legendary Edition Podcast is a discussion of the story of the Mass Effect trilogy as experienced by three guys playing through the remaster. With each person taking their own journey through the game, be it as male or female Shepard, Paragon or Renegade, we look to analyze and dissect our experiences as we go from trailing Saren to combatting a full-on Reaper onslaught. From Citadel to Omega and beyond, join us as we cover the Mass Effect universe.
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Meet Nick, Chip, and Kurabara who will be taking the galactic journey through the Mass Effect games.
We talk about our first impressions of the Legendary Edition and then go over the mission to Eden Prime.
After Eden Prime, Shepard heads to the Citadel to inform the Council of Saren's threat. But will they listen?
There are plenty of distractions on the Citadel, from the enigmatic consort Sha'ira to a deadly Quasar game in Flux.
Liara finally shows up to complete the party and we return to the Citadel only to encounter some... uh... mean people.
No Reapers this week as we instead deal with the ancient, mind controlling plant known as the Thorian.
Noveria is cold but the hotel is hot with corporate intrigue as Shepard must find a way into the garage.
We enter the Hot Labs and face off against Matriarch Benezia, and as a follow up get to decide a species' fate.
We look at Wrex's membership on the team and how it is influenced by the history of the Krogan Genophage.
Kaiden is bland while Ashley has never worked with aliens before and it shows.
The squad finally arrives on Virmire, where Mass Effect becomes MASS EFFECT. Goodbye, full team-selection screen.
The squad talks about some of the side quests in the game including the ones with the husks. SO MANY DAMN HUSKS!
Come for the aggressive biotics and angry Batarians! Stay for the game recommendations and ethics discussions!
Who is Cerberus and why are they always messing with Husks and Thresher Maws?
Tali and Garrus highlight Shepard's relationship with his crew and also how all the aliens have father issues.
Shepard is grounded and stuck on the Citadel. Time to finish up any side quests and ponders a life of weapons smuggling!
We head to Ilos for some exposition and then return to a burny Citadel to finish the game. Find out who survives!!!
We finally get to starting Mass Effect 2 which starts with the death of Commander Shepard. WHAT???
Tali may not be staying to work with Shepard, but plenty of others from the Normandy are back, with new friends too!
The plague section on Omega hits very differently today than it did ten years ago. Mordin is still intense, though!
Shepard and crew go after a vigilante named Archangel and find themselves an old friend.
We head off to recruit the krogan scientist Dr. Okeer, but who comes back to the Normandy with us?
Shepard's To Do List: 1. Free Jack from prison 2. Zoom with Kasumi 3. Return to the Citadel, get into advertising
Kaiden is back and WOW WTF DUDE I THOUGHT WE WERE FRIENDS, A--HOLE! Unless its Ashley who is also standoffish.
Shepard heads to Illium and its a giant Mass Effect 1 reunion! Shiala! Gianna Parasini! CONRAD F***ING VERNER!!!
The guys share their thoughts on the Mass Effect 5 Teaser image.
Shepard continues the Illium trip to recruit a badass asari and a badass drell. Wait, what's a drell?
We finish up Illium (for now) by finally meeting with Liara, and then its time to fight some Geth and reunite with Tali!
Its a trap! Shepand and team head into a disabled Collector Ship only to find out it is fully operational.
Miranda ran from her father because she thought he was a monster. Jacob finds that his father has become a monster.
Samara has to fight her daughter and Jack has to fight her past. Also, fun with an old Krogan on Omega!
On the Citadel, Thane and Garrus have two separate yet equally important loyalty missions. These are their stories.
Mordin is faced with having to kill a student, while Grunt is faced with having to kill a Thresher Maw.
Zaeed is burning with Vengeance while Kasumi can't let go of the past. Also, we kick a varren in the face!
Shepard gets a new hovercraft called the Hammerhead and has fun with the Blood Pack and Blue Suns!
Shepard goes to stop a rogue VI and instead finds a terrible brother. Also, infected machines! And husks!
The Illusive Man apparently doesn't know the meaning of the word 'derelict'. However, that talking Geth just might!
Shepard plays defense attorney for Tali before acting as judge of the Heretic Geth for Legion.
The Collectors invade the Normandy so Shepard invades the Collector Base.
Liara drags Shepard into her quest to make a run at the Shadow Broker and pits them against a rogue Spectre and a Yahg.
Pro-Tip: Don't store your Reaper Artifacts right out in the open. Maybe at least get a box or something?
We pause before starting Mass Effect 3 to learn the backstory of James Vega and the tragedy of Fehl Prime.
The Reapers arrive on Earth and James should have warned Shepard not to pay attention to any kids.
Its a Mass Effect 1 reunion as Liara joins up to help fight Cerberus while Kaiden or Ashley get their ass KICKED.
Shepard stretches their legs checking out the Citadel and the Normandy, where they'll be spending alot of time to come!
Looking for the Turian Primarch, we find a suitable replacement and also Garrus! Plus, EDI has a body now, too.
Shepard returns to Eden Prime to check out a Prothean relic that is more than just a relic.
Wrex! Kirrahe! Mordin! Eve! A Yahg! Sur'kesh puts everyone under Cerberus attack and results in an awesome mission!
Shepard heads to Tuchanka to save some crashed Turians, reclaim a cannon, and disable a massive bomb. So, a regular day.
Shepard's just trying to finish some side quests but there's some coupling going on around the Citadel...
Shepard has ringside seats for the battle of the millennium, as A THRESHER MAW FIGHTS A REAPER!!! LETS GET IT ON!!!
Nick eats crow about Udina, we meet Kai Leng who sucks, and Shepard stands off with the Virmire Surivor!
Jack's friendly(ish) now and Jacob's an ass. Its amazing what surviving a suicide mission will do to you!
The Rachni Queen and Samara both find that their kids aren't all right. Also, Grunt is still up for a fight.
We return to the Citadel post-coup and Conrad MFin' Verner is just one of several old faces to show up.
Quarians! Geth! Legion stuck in a ball! Plus Traynor beats Shepard at chess, James is being promoted, and Allers!
Shepard has to rescue a Quarian Admiral and then shuts out the lights on a Geth server. And how old is Legion?
Between Rannoch missions, we spend time with the crew. Javik is an asshole, Donnelly is, well, Donnelly, & EDI is weird!
Shepard starts the day shooting a reaper in the face, and then ends it by deciding the outcome of the Quarian-Geth war.
As Thessia falls, Javik flashes a glimpse of humanity while the Liara learns how little she knows about Asari history.
There must always be a Cerberus, so that the Crucible is never completed. Also, Shepard struggles after a bad loss.
There's a brainwashed mining colony and some Reaper-killers somewhere but all we care about is THE SCREAMING HUSK HEAD!!
Shepard goes to the deepest depths to learn the origins of the Reapers.
Aria is a force of nature and profanity as she recruits Shepard to take back Omega. Plus, there's a female Turian!
Miranda doesn't mince words with her father, while he pretty much minces up the refugees of Sanctuary.
Shepard gets an apartment and goes for sushi and comes back to an existentential crisis. What makes a Shepard Shepard?
Ain't no party like a Mass Effect party cuz a Mass Effect party might be the last one before the Reapers show up!
Shepard, EDI, and the Illusive Man form a very unconventional family, and Kai Leng make a sad little brother.
It is time for us to finally discuss the Mass Effect 3 ending. Lets shoot some Reapers and confront the Illusive Man!
Jarret joins the Squad to look back over the Mass Effect series, its development, and how the games relate to each other.
In the final episode for the ME:LE, we respond to some emails, rank the characters, and discuss the future of the show.t