** Warning mild spoilers ahead**
I have finished playing Mass Effect 2 and I am impressed. Sure, it doesn’t have the immersive environment that Bioshock had. Also, it doesn’t feel like playing a Hollywood blockbuster ala Uncharted 2 (that game was a lot of fun). I love the characters, complex story, moral choices, and how they all gel together. 30 hours of solid gameplay.
I did mostly play as a good fella with a female Shepard. By the time I launched for the suicide mission, I had all team members loyal to me. Even though I didn’t know it back then, this enabled me to save the entire crew and team.
To achieve the same, you should play all loyalty missions before you acquire the Reaper IFF. This ensures that you can quickly launch your team for the suicide mission, thus ensuring the survival of your crew.
As for the suicide mission, this is the combo of teams I chose:
First specialist(Valves) : Legion
First Fire team lead: Garrus
First playable team: Grunt, Kasumi
Second specialist (Barrier): Samara
Second Fire team lead: Miranda
Second playable team: Garrus, Jacob
Third specialist (escape): Jack
Third playable team: Zaeed, Jacob.
Just before the suicide mission I was pacing about the room, cussing and excited at the same time. The pace of the suicide mission also helped to keep the whole atmosphere.
Btw, after the whole thing I get Kelly – and boy does she have dance moves
All in all – I am glad that this game made it to the PS3.