MASS EFFECT paragon or renegade???

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#1 Posted by 6ftUmpaLumpa (40 posts) -

I've started playing Mass Effect recently, but not sure which route to go down paragon or renegade.

I prefer being a renegade but being nice appears to have more bonus is this the case or should i stick to being bad???

Advice plz.......

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#2 Posted by strayzilla (560 posts) -
In which case? There's really not much difference in which you choose. There's a few slight changes in the way to get things done and the quest rewards or story line. I imagine you'll play through the game a few times anyway so I wouldn't worry which to choose.
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#3 Posted by cr4zychri5 (558 posts) -
Stick with the one you've picked, then replay the game going for Paragon.
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#4 Posted by Aft3rBurn3r (668 posts) -

Stick with the one you've picked, then replay the game going for Paragon.cr4zychri5

What he said, and renegade is so much more fun anyways.

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#5 Posted by 6ftUmpaLumpa (40 posts) -
do you get any benifits from replaying it
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#6 Posted by Not2Nys (153 posts) -

do you get any benifits from replaying it6ftUmpaLumpa

half the achievements require you to play through it 2-3 times

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#7 Posted by fracot (1278 posts) -
The game is so good that you will want to play through it jiultiple times, I just started my second playthrough...
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#8 Posted by Artekus (15700 posts) -
My renegade guy was a custom made badass!
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#9 Posted by grayoldwolf (2274 posts) -
Just play through more than once. I actually had more fun the second time I played. I don't know if that was because I went for the Renegade achievement that time or what, but Mass Effect is definitely worth more than one run through.
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#10 Posted by -TheSecondSign- (9298 posts) -

I like the mentality of gunning for the greater good, and therefore I would probably not waste my time with most of the paragon actions, or many of the renegade ones, for that matter.

Color me "gray".

A trillion lives spanning numerous species of an galactic empire are in danger.....and I'm asked to help some guy find his daughter or whatever.....

:|

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#11 Posted by Palantas (15327 posts) -

I've started playing Mass Effect recently, but not sure which route to go down paragon or renegade.

I prefer being a renegade but being nice appears to have more bonus is this the case or should i stick to being bad???

Advice plz.......

6ftUmpaLumpa

Attempting a departure from the good/evil/lawful/chaotic D&D-inspired matrix in their previous games, BioWare created the ethical system in Mass Effect to allow you to be both a Paragon and a Renagade. I'm pretty sure you can do both; correct me if I'm wrong here. More to the point, it's a role-playing game: Do whatever you'll have more fun doing.

do you get any benifits from replaying it6ftUmpaLumpa

Do you get anything for playing it the first time? Gaming's not a terribly productive hobby. Define "benefits."

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#12 Posted by AfroJedii (84 posts) -
Be sure to party with Rex if you go Renagade, and Garrus if you choose Paragon. Both will help you along the way. But, if you are a Paragon and you party with Rex, he may inadvertantly get you Renagade points because of his ruthlessness. And vice versa.
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#13 Posted by darkmoney52 (4332 posts) -
Honestly, neither of them really give you much of a bonus, but when it comes to the endings the mixed ones are best. If you play through as renegade make a paragon choice at the end and vice versa. Btw, renegade will give you an oppurtunity for perhaps the funniest moment in any videogame.(It involves an interviewer)
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#14 Posted by allan100189 (64 posts) -
Renegade is the best i've played it through both.
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#15 Posted by s3lFc0nTr0l (3028 posts) -

Pick one and then play again!

I did paragon though

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#16 Posted by davor89 (57 posts) -

Play trough the game at least 3 times :)

1. Paragon/Renegade

2. Renegade/Paragon

3. Whatever you feel like, depending on the situation.

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#17 Posted by cheames748 (667 posts) -
I got both the achievments in the same playthrough. Dunno if you can do it until you got pretty major Charm/Intimidate stats though. Anyways, I was a renegade until about halfaway through, then got the paragon right at the end after talking down a certain someone else who we dont like very much.
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#18 Posted by Palantas (15327 posts) -

I got both the achievments in the same playthrough. Dunno if you can do it until you got pretty major Charm/Intimidate stats though. Anyways, I was a renegade until about halfaway through, then got the paragon right at the end after talking down a certain someone else who we dont like very much.cheames748

Ah ha! I thought you could do both. I maxed my Paragon pretty early on, and ended the game with my Renegade about halfway. There were a lot of times though, that I got Paragon points when it was already maxed. I had assumed that if I gained Renegade points in those instances, I could eventually max them both out.

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#19 Posted by thegame458 (1326 posts) -
Renegade is the best. You can punch almost everyone in that game with renegade.
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#20 Posted by kennykaos317 (252 posts) -
Play it twice if you can. If not, go for renegade. I've played through completely as paragon, and the choices were mostly boring. I've started over as renegade and some of your lines are hilarious! I especially like playing as a female renegade.
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#21 Posted by jinserver55 (43 posts) -
Trust me, play mostly renegade but always be nice to Liara and Ashley. You will get to do the nasty with one of them near the end if your always nice to them.
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#22 Posted by 6ftUmpaLumpa (40 posts) -

cheers everyone, never expected such a good response.

I'm on peak 15 now so thanks again..

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#23 Posted by TaintedSaint666 (400 posts) -
Reneagde is the easiest to get the achievment for, there is little difference in the game whether you choose Paragon or Renegade.
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#24 Posted by capthavic (6478 posts) -
It doesn't matter. You do get an achievement for reaching a certain level in either one. Honestly there isn't any real difference, at least not that I noticed.
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#25 Posted by Explosiv12 (106 posts) -

Whatever you get a kick out of to be honest. Renegade tends to have more hilarious outcomes but choose whichever onemakes you feel better.

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#26 Posted by Mau-Justice (4907 posts) -
Renegade
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#27 Posted by riou7 (10840 posts) -

I always go with paragon, i'm a nice guy :P

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#28 Posted by vashkey (33784 posts) -
There really is no consequence to being either. Choose which ever you want.
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#29 Posted by DJ_Magneto (4675 posts) -
I say, play it as a Paragon at least once. Because I'm sure you'll want to play Mass Effect 2, and the only way to start ME2 with the overarching story on the "Paragon" path, is to go that path in ME1 and import it into ME2. Mass Effect 2's "default" story setup, had you not played or imported your save from ME1is on the "Renegade" path.
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#30 Posted by CTR360 (8406 posts) -
Paragon