- Dec 15, 2011
You misunderstood the very simple answer entirely, let me elaborate. Mars is heavily colonized and covered with bases, outposts and colonies. Cerberus almost certainly had access to facilities on Mars, so the land based vehicles where there because they got in them in at one base and then drove to the Prothean archaeology base.Devoneaux said:You misunderstand the question entirely. Why did Cerburus bring LAND BASED vehicles with them and how? Cerburus makes use of shuttles and ships that can drop them off wherever they want. Why didn't they just use shuttles to drop off strike teams? How did they even get those trucks there on mars?J Tyran said:Why would they have land vehicles on a heavily colonized planet, vehicles that drive you from one place to another. Hmm thats a tricky one, perhaps they drove there?Devoneaux said:On the mars mission, why did Cerberus bring land based vehicles? And if they brought them, where was the ship they brought them on? Wouldn't it have shown up on the SR2's scanners like every other Cerberus vessel does?
I will give ground on this, it might be clear to some but others..... well Ok I can see how some might have missed the very few lines where Shepard and Vega discussed that they had been acquainted during Shepard's detention. Considering in the scheme of the plot at that point Vega wasn't really much of a character, he was just a dude at the base Shepard was being held at his story wasn't that important. Possibly they could have discussed it later in the game and made the connection clearer but they didn't.Devoneaux said:Who is Vega and how does he know Shepard?
No it didn't, I don't think you know what clarity is. He could have just been some guy giving Shepard a message for all we know, the narrative never takes the time to explain how Vega knows Shepard.J Tyran said:Vegas was eiher assigned to Shepard somehow or worked with him during his detention, the dialogue made that quite clear.
The Comics and Anime etc that explain Vegas story obviously do not count. The summary of those is that Vega knew Anderson and was flagged for N7 training, he was then hanging around with Anderson "between duties" possibly to be mentored by him and eventually Shepard. As these stories are not part of the game they don't count, its an increasing problem with story heavy games where lots of the plot ends up in other media.
Artistic intent is a perfectly valid reason, Mass Effect 3 is an action based game and in action biased games, films and stories the people in them often do stuff that might not be the safest or easiest way of doing things just to try and ramp up the excitement.Devoneaux said:So reapers attack earth and Shepard and Anderson start climbing around on the rooftops. Why? Why didn't they just take the stairs, how is this in any way faster or safer than the sensible thingNo it's not. Now it's your turn to go look up the definition of a plot hole. A plot hole is when characters make a decision that is less easy, less simple and/or less logical than another givin decision but it is never explained why they do this as opposed to the easier thing.J Tyran said:Because of artistic intent, making the intro/demo to a game more exciting than using stairs is a fair enough reason.
That scene was the first few minutes of the player being in control, it was also the demo. Which is more cinematic? Walking up some stairs where you wouldn't see much or running around outside on the rooftops with the giant alien robots in full view seeing them fight kilometer long human warships and blowing everything to bits? It was done for artistic reasons, i.e. seeing the Reapers do their thing and it was done to make the intro/demo/tutorial more exciting.
It was made obvious that for some reason the Geth occupied most of the former Quarian star systems, bases and space stations across their former territory in every game in the trilogy. That wasn't something that came out of the blue, they just never answered why. Probably for same reason they messed up so much of the rest of the story.Devoneaux said:So Legion and all his buddies have been on Rhannoc for 290 years. Why during that amount of time didn't they just pack up their shit and leave when the Quarians came? what is so valuable about a planet to a bunch of machines that they would be willing to risk everything just to keep it?Please see my last response. See there would be no plot here if the geth did to obvious thing. So it's either a plot hole or a MASSIVE contrivance. Your pick.J Tyran said:Not a plot hole at all just an unresolved question, its an interesting question sure but its not a plot hole.
I am not arguing this anymore, unraveling your busted quoting was painful. You wanna carry on nitpicking non issues with a game that has plenty of issues carry on knock yourself out.