Vic Mancini Posted June 3, 2012 Share Posted June 3, 2012 I am inclined to think that the original inside-man Reaper plan involving a direct jump to the Citadel was meant to quickly take out the leadership of whatever civilization was in charge at the time, which would make their task of wiping out the rest of the galaxy easier. They must have reasoned that this decapitation attack woud make the rest of their galactic tour easier... though in the case of the Protheans it still took a few centuries. And you might be right, but it's a shame that we're left to conjecture. It would have been nice to have a scene or discussion in which Shepard says something along the lines of, "Gee, it sucks that the Reapers were able to get here in only six months of FTL travel, but it's a good thing we stopped their plan of coming through the conduit because then we would've had NO HOPE of winning this war. At least all those small victories in ME1 and ME2 gave us a fighting chance." And to be honest I still don't buy it. I think we were given the impression that the Reapers were trapped much further away than a six month FTL trip. Also, Hackett doesn't say, "They traveled here with their FTL drives to the nearest relay, and used it to spread to the rest of the galaxy." He just says, "They flooded through the relays." It just feels like the whole thing was an afterthought on Bioware's part. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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