Why You May Not Be Able To Import Your Mass Effect 2 Save To ME 3

Gameinformer: "As anyone who's followed Mass Effect 2's pre-launch hype knows (or anyone who's played through the game since launch), it's possible for your game to end with main character Shepard (along with most or all of the Normandy crew) dying. Both BioWare and some loading screen text in the game have coyly hinted at what this means for Mass Effect 3, but we wanted to be certain."

Thankfully, producer Casey Hudson was willing to give us the clear facts on what happens to your save file if your Shepard dies in Mass Effect 2.

"Dead is dead. Mass Effect 3, as with the rest of the trilogy, is Shepard's story. If you have a dead Shepard at the end of Mass Effect 2, that saved game won't import into Mass Effect 3. You can play Mass Effect 3 if you died in Mass Effect 2 of course, but you'll have to create a new Shepard. Harsh? Yes. But we wouldn't be serious about the concept of a suicide mission if you couldn't die and your death didn't have serious consequences."

So there it is! Just in case you weren't 100 percent certain.

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Charmers3203d ago

Meh this is hardly a biggie I mean it isn't that hard to survive the suicide mission. When I first heard about this mission I was thinking "oh god this is gonna be bad" and after doing it I was like "erm that was it".

Besides it never hurts to have several different save games to try out various branches of the storyline. I just wish some one would knock up a save game editor for the PC version.

NinjaAssassin3203d ago

well yeah, it makes perfect sense why they are doing it like that. it wouldn't make sense any other way.

LONEWOLF2313203d ago (Edited 3203d ago )

lol, you and me both buddy. I wish there was one too for the PC as
Anyways man yeah it wasnt all that hard although on my first play through i sent the wrong tech and well yeah youll know the consequences
of said action. Never send a soldier to do a techs work! That was pretty much my first and only casualty.Therefore i had to replay to get the No One left Behind Achievement.

GiantEnemyCrab3203d ago (Edited 3203d ago )

bu bu your choices don't make any difference in the game!

But you know if your Shepard lives you will be able to import it. It's written right during one of the loading screens that says save your ME2 save to import into ME3.

DarkBlood3203d ago

legion, thane and samara died but my shepard survive n i dont want to replay it to ruin my memories i have of the playthrough i shall replay the whole triology when i beat me3

LONEWOLF2313203d ago (Edited 3203d ago )

The reason WHY they die is manly cause you have to do EVERY SINGLE Normandy upgrade! And not only that you also have to chose the correct person for the specific task!

This is what worked for me:

Specialist:Tali or Legion
First Fire team: Miranda or Garrus/ Zaeed worked for me on my first playthrough.
Escort:Doesnt matter i usually send Tali
Biotic Protection:Jack or Samara
Second Fire team:Garrus or Miranda
Door Defense: I chose no time for final defense preparations(or something like that!) and it always works.

yakuzakazuya3203d ago

Thanks for this tip, I'm currently on my 2nd playthrough and I want all my team members to survive the last mission.

Godmars2903203d ago

Bit pointless to go to all the trouble of making it possible to transfer game info in one game, but not to another.

And are they talking about if you have one end save where he dies, you then wont be able to transfer one where he didn't?

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