Squad Goals — A Mass Effect Legendary Edition https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/squad-goals/ en-us Mash Those Buttons 2021 The stories and player experiences of the Mass Effect trilogy. Mash Those Buttons 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. 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. Mash Those Buttons contact@mashthosebuttons.com no no serial Squad Goals Trailer Squad Goals Trailer Welcome to Squad Goals! Mash Those Buttons Welcome to Squad Goals! Welcome to Squad Goals!
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#1: Introduction Introduction Meet Nick, Chip, and Kurabara who will be taking the galactic journey through the Mass Effect games. Mash Those Buttons Meet Nick, Chip, and Kurabara who will be taking the galactic journey through the Mass Effect games. Meet Nick, Chip, and Kurabara who will be taking the galactic journey through the Mass Effect games.
In this episode, we begin by talking about our gaming history and relationship to Mass Effect. Chip talks about how he has played through the games seven times and loves the franchise. He also mentions he is getting the Deluxe Edition and waiting for his helmet to ship. Kurabara mentions that he usually plays as a paragon. And Nick talks about how he was invested after Knights of the Old Republic and needed another Bioware space franchise.

Then, we talk about our favorite squadmates, where Kurabara basically mentions everyone. Chip brings up the few that Kura didn't mention, and Nick just talks about how awesome Wrex is.

Next, we discuss our plans for our characters, with Chip planning on playing paragon and Kurabara going renegade, and Nick not sure how he will go but possibly trying to pick neither path.

Finally, we discuss whether to be concerned or not that review copies were not made available to press in advance of the launch. Kura and Chip are a little concerned, but Nick thinks that EA felt that they would be redundant since you can still play Mass Effect to this day.

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full 1 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/squad-goals-1-introduction Thu, 13 May 2021 03:50:09 -0400 00:57:27 no
#2: First Impressions and Eden Prime First Impressions and Eden Prime We talk about our first impressions of the Legendary Edition and then go over the mission to Eden Prime. Mash Those Buttons We talk about our first impressions of the Legendary Edition and then go over the mission to Eden Prime. We talk about our first impressions of the Legendary Edition and then go over the mission to Eden Prime.
They also talked about how the gunplay was changed since it was easier to aim and weapons weren't as restricted by class. Nick complained that his vanguard is doing too much sniping. Nick also talked about how he was disappointed he was automatically given one point in charm and intimidation and already he's had some interactions that were limited in how he could address them. They also talk about the handling of the Mako and Chip mentions the XBox bug where they game will not start with a wireless controller connected.

Finally, they get into the story. After a recap of our introduction to Shepard and the Normandy, the squad talks about their selections of background: be it lone survivor, war hero, or ruthless. They talk about how everyone reacts to you differently and later on you'll even get quests about those choices. They talk about how awesome Doctor Chakwas is and how Corporal Jenkins is set up for doom. They also consider Nihlus as a spectre, and discuss the distress signal from Eden Prime.

Next, after some narration about the mission on Eden Prime itself, they get right into Jenkin's death. They talk about Ashley joining the crew and how Chip butted heads with her. They also talk about the introduction of Saren and Nihlus' end. Chip enjoyed fighting his way up the train. No one liked the vision that Shepard received, not because it was of death and destruction but because it was a poor narrative device. Everyone is looking forward to next time when we head to the Citadel.

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#3: Night Citadel Stories (Part 1) Night Citadel Stories (Part 1) After Eden Prime, Shepard heads to the Citadel to inform the Council of Saren's threat. But will they listen? Mash Those Buttons After Eden Prime, Shepard heads to the Citadel to inform the Council of Saren's threat. But will they listen? After Eden Prime, Shepard heads to the Citadel to inform the Council of Saren's threat. But will they listen?
Finally, they get into the story. After a quick summary of the first, the guys talk about a cutscene from right after the beacon explosion that they missed last time. They talk about the introduction of Matriarch Benezia, voiced by Marina Sirtis, and Saren's reaction to the events of Eden Prime.

Finally, Shepard and crew arrive at the citadel. They talk about the massive ship the Ascension and discuss their first impressions of the Citadel, and how it has stayed with them into other games. Shepard and crew reunite with Ambassador Udina, and Nick and Chip debate whether Udina is a decent man squashed by his position or a corrupt politician to the core. They discuss some of the sites in the Citadel, including a curious relay monument as well as a massive Krogan statue. They debate the nature of Avina and compare our experiences with voice controlled assistants since 2007. They talk about the mysterious Keepers and how they have become one of Mass Effects iconic features.

Shepard meets the next crewmate, Garrus Vakarian and the squad talk about him as a party member. Next they discuss Saren's "hearing" and how it was intended to railroad the humans and leads to everyone being frustrated with a few options for where to go next.

After another recap, the second chapter of the Citadel begins. They talk about the drunk C-Sec officer Harkin who can play a role in Shepard's adventure. They also talk about Barla Von, volus with ties to the enigmatic Shadow Broker. Barla Von's interrogation leads to Shepard's encounter with Wrex, a Krogan mercenary with a good and massive head on his shoulders. Wrex joins the party and leads Shepard to Garrus who is in a hostage standoff. After the shootout, Garrus formally joins the crew and everyone is excited to drop Kaiden and Ashley from the immediate group. Shepard and team lead an assault on Chora's Den, and the criminal owner Fist sends them chasing after a Quarian before Wrex terminates him. They find the Quarian, Tali'zorah Nar Rayya, and she joins the party, and Chip and Kurabara point out how she is one of the best squadmates both because of utili... Visit website for full summary.

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#4: Night Citadel Stories (Part 2) Night Citadel Stories (Part 2) There are plenty of distractions on the Citadel, from the enigmatic consort Sha'ira to a deadly Quasar game in Flux. Mash Those Buttons There are plenty of distractions on the Citadel, from the enigmatic consort Sha'ira to a deadly Quasar game in Flux. There are plenty of distractions on the Citadel, from the enigmatic consort Sha'ira to a deadly Quasar game in Flux.
Then, they get into the many side quests on the Citadel. The first that Nick brings up is the story of Jenna who is a C-Sec informant working in Chora's Den. Shepard is tasked with trying to extricate her from the dangerous environment and winds up working for C-Sec briefly to end her mission.

Next, they discuss the Asari consort Sha'ira and how weird the questline is. They talk about the possibility to sleep with the consort, and Nick mentions he was confused on his first playthrough as he thought the consort was the Asari who would join the party. Nick shares his experience playing with no charm or intimidate points when he can't convince Septimus to get it together, but he was saved by Garrus' intervention. They talk about Sha'ira's gift to Shepard, which is a reading of his past and how that changes based on your selected history.

They talk about the quest with the Preaching Hanar who is trying to illegally share the wisdom of the Enkindlers in the Presidium. Nick talks about getting stuck trying to buy a permit for the Hanar while everyone else just sent the preachy jellyfish packing.

Next, they discuss the quest where Shepard is accosted by a fan to sign an autograph. They talk about how this quest can escalate and how it may impact galactic readiness in Mass Effect 3.

They talk about Emily Wong, a reporter who asks for proof of corruption, which you just happen to find in Fist's office in Chora's Den. Nick gets confused about which reporter Emily is. Kura is surprised that everyone had to go back through Chora's Den to get the data but Nick points out that you usually are in a hurry on your first visit because there is a timer to get to Tali.

They also talk about the quest to scan the keepers, and how difficult or not that is based on your familiarity with the Citadel and all its nooks and crannies. They talk about the misunderstanding between Chorban and Jahleed and how it is annoying. Chip points out that Garrus was not in the party when Shepard initially met Chorban, yet still recognized the name, and Nick theorizes why that was.

Finally, they talk about the Rigged Quasar game in Flux that leads to a hostile AI hidden in a server bank. Shepard has to hack or shoot their way out before the AI can blow itself (and Shepard) up.

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#5: Paging Doctor T'Soni Paging Doctor T'Soni Liara finaly shows up to complete the party and we return to the Citadel only to encounter some... uh... mean people. Mash Those Buttons Liara finaly shows up to complete the party and we return to the Citadel only to encounter some... uh... mean people. Liara finaly shows up to complete the party and we return to the Citadel only to encounter some... uh... mean people.
Next, they talk about another mission in the Artemis Tau cluster involving Nassana Dantius and her slave-running sister. You are able to kill her sister on Sharilja in the Macedon system before returning to the Citadel to get the full quest details from Nassana. Either way, you get your reward. The squad also talks about how there are seemingly only about four kinds of base layouts and it is not hard to get used to them, and debate whether Bioware should have put resources into updating the variety of encounters. Nick points out that they did the same thing with Dragon Age: Origins back around this time as well.

When returning to the citadel to complete Nassana's request, two other encounters are initiated. First, a fifth fleet admiral surprises Shepard for a Normandy inspection. Everyone grumps about how much this is annoying, but Nick talks about how he lacked any charisma points to get through the encounter and was left to get chewed out. Then, the group discusses the news report with Khalisah Al-Jilani. No one punched her (yet), but again, Nick was stuck answering her questions blandly and got called out by Hackett for the story making you look bad. Chip and Kura answered some questions but revealed a bit more and got called out by Hackett for that.

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full 5 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/squad-goals-5-paging-doctor-tsoni Thu, 10 Jun 2021 02:50:13 -0400 00:53:43 no