Following the conclusion of the first Mass Effect, Shepard and his ship, the Normandy, are dispatched to wipe out any further geth resistance. During the patrol in space, the Normandy is attacked by an unknown ship. Most of the crew escapes the Normandy, but Shepard is killed. Fortunately, Shepard's body is retrieved and is revived by Cerberus, a pro-human organization that is at odds with the Alliance, whom Shepard was a part of. Two years later, Shepard learns from the Illusive Man, the leader of Cerberus, that numerous human colonies are vanishing, but the latter does not know why. After Shepard visits a colony that was recently attacked by these unknown belligerents, he learns that the belligerents are in fact Collectors, the same species that was behind the downing of the Normandy. Attacking the Collectors home world would be suicide. In response to this growing threat posed by the Collectors, Shepard creates a team made up of former squad members from the first Mass Effect was ...
They Don't Expect You To Survive
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During Miranda's loyalty mission, when she and Shepard get on an elevator, she comments why the elevator can't move faster. This is a poke at the elevators on the Citadel in the first Mass Effect, which many fans said seemed to take a very long time to move. In addition, the elevator music from the first game can be briefly heard when Miranda and Shepard first board the elevator. See more
In Local Cluster, the planets are all seen with retrograde rotation (clockwise as viewed from the north pole). Only Venus should have a retrograde rotation. See more
[Preparing to give EDI full access to the ship
Flight Lieutenant Jeff 'Joker' Moreau
I can already hear it... "This is all Joker's fault! What a tool he was! I have to spend all day computing pi because he plugged in the Overlord!"
Spoofed in Saints Row: The Third