Q:Did ME3 change your position on the genophage, whatever that may have been?
Not really. Lemme dig up what I said last time it came up:
The genophage is, as Mordin argued in Mass Effect 2, an elegant and restrained solution to a really difficult problem they created. But the Mass Effect writers love deploying pathos tactically when they decide they want us to feel extra bad about it. Personally, Mordin’s new take on it in ME3 seems far more like it’s about an old man concerned with his legacy than any authentic re-evaluation of the policy.
That said, it’s a difficult enough question that I don’t think anyone ought to be completely comfortable with either choice unless they haven’t been thinking about it particularly hard.
This is my favorite movie about Tali and the Quarians
“I think the Illusive Man had pictures of Udina in drag and having relations with a pjak and a varren and that’s how he got him to flip during the coup.”
…did you guys even talk to Udina?
He was desperate and his trust in alien allies who were, as Ashley has predicted, turning inwards and would not help, was shattered.
Cerberus offered solutions that didn’t rely on people that had proven to be self-interested an unreliable allies at the moment Earth needed them the most. I highly doubt Udina was pleased at having to turn to the likes of the Illusive Man, but given the devastation being wrought on his people - and his responsibility for those people - he likely felt he had little choice.
“I don’t know if I’m the only one on this, but personally, I blame EA for all of the flaws in ME3. I personally think that BioWare could have done so much more with how Tali looks instead of using the Photoshop stock picture. Instead, EA wanted to rush it so that it could be released early enough. When I heard of the new Mass Effect being released, I was praying that EA would have absolutely no involvement with it whatsoever.”
You guys realize you’re the fandom equivalent of blaming the Illuminati for stuff, right?
"I have no idea who makes which decisions for what reasons, but I’ve decided where to place blame anyway."