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Sjogre
04-19-2010, 06:43 PM
Given events in the game, I'm wondering if anybody ever actually chose Udina for the Council. But is that just me, or were there other people expected the options at that point to read (Punch Him.), (Shoot Him.), and (Kill Him and Defile his Corpse.)?

Kailieann
04-19-2010, 07:26 PM
Lots of people chose Udina.

Anderson isn't a politician, and he has no interest in being one.

arizonachris
04-19-2010, 11:55 PM
I went with Anderson. I wanted to shoot Udina but couldn't. :D

Europhoria
04-20-2010, 02:39 AM
I went for Anderson too. I don't like politicians. Anybody who can get something done with as little fuss as possible gets my vote.

MultiVaC
04-20-2010, 05:22 AM
It was pretty easy for me to choose Anderson. He wasn't a politician, but the Council already had more than enough political garbage going on without Udina adding to it. Anderson was not only more decisive and straightforward, but also more open-minded and principled as well.

MutantMonkey
04-20-2010, 05:49 AM
I went with Anderson as well. My reasoning was if I am going to spend another two games dealing with these a-holes, I want at least one that is on my side.

Looking back on it, if I had to go with Udina, I would have just let the council die.

Lawliet89
04-20-2010, 06:00 AM
Anderson. Uldina is too scheming and irritating for my paragon Shephard =X

Xenofreak
04-20-2010, 12:40 PM
I've never once chosen Udina, and I've beaten the game 4 times with both paragon and renegade. I just utterly hate Udina. At no point is being politician a plus to me. Even more so when they're a backstabbing politician like he is (locking down the Normandy).

Megaxtar
04-20-2010, 01:27 PM
I have the same Ideology as the above post. I was therefore very surprised when in ME2 I got the email from Mr. Botia, saying that he got my addy from Udina, and I thought Mmmm I actually got it.

OGFrostbite
04-23-2010, 05:05 AM
Anderson FTW!!!

Megaxtar
04-23-2010, 09:00 AM
Lots of people chose Udina.

Anderson isn't a politician, and he has no interest in being one.

I don't think so, so far your the only one. Udina was a power hungry little rat. I'd pick "place favorite alien name here" as ambassador of Earth over Udina.

MutantMonkey
04-23-2010, 09:56 AM
I don't think so, so far your the only one. Udina was a power hungry little rat. I'd pick "place favorite alien name here" as ambassador of Earth over Udina.

Agreed. Granted 10 is not a readable sample, but so far the trend is looking like few would have selected Udina as opposed to "lots".

Jito463
04-23-2010, 10:13 AM
I'd have selected the stimulant-addict outside the casino over Udina. Definitely Anderson, every time. I really dislike that making Udina the choice, is the default selection on a new character in ME2 (one that hasn't been transferred from ME1).

Hagen
04-25-2010, 03:14 AM
Lots of people chose Udina.

Anderson isn't a politician, and he has no interest in being one.
I did choose Udina, both because he is a politician and because I was unhappy with Bioware's biased choice :
- Anderson, the perfect guy: friendly, modest, unselfish, etc
- Udina, with none of the these qualities. We don't even know if he is competent.

In ME2, I was disappointed to see that Udina did not show any gratitude for my choice. Because this guy does not seem to have a single quality, he is a caricature.

Bad work from Bioware, here, with one guy being too perfect and the other one being too bad.

MutantMonkey
04-25-2010, 05:21 AM
I did choose Udina, both because he is a politician and because I was unhappy with Bioware's biased choice :
- Anderson, the perfect guy: friendly, modest, unselfish, etc
- Udina, with none of the these qualities. We don't even know if he is competent.

In ME2, I was disappointed to see that Udina did not show any gratitude for my choice. Because this guy does not seem to have a single quality, he is a caricature.

Bad work from Bioware, here, with one guy being too perfect and the other one being too bad.

Good points about Udina's overall character design. I definitely didn't get the feel he was competent in the first ME. Had he actually done something that was respectful that really showed why he should be in the council position, my choice may have been different.

Labeling yourself a politician and doing nothing to show your support for who you represent does not qualify you for that position. At the very least lie and make me feel like you aren't crapping all over your species.

Randommer
04-25-2010, 12:01 PM
Anderson because throughout the game Udina does nothing to help you and hinders all progress you try to make.

Kailieann
04-25-2010, 02:31 PM
You guys do know Anderson hates being councilor, right?

arizonachris
04-25-2010, 02:58 PM
Labeling yourself a politician and doing nothing to show your support for who you represent does not qualify you for that position. At the very least lie and make me feel like you aren't crapping all over your species.

So, in otherwords, like all the present day politicians we have now? :o LOL

Jito463
04-25-2010, 04:34 PM
You guys do know Anderson hates being councilor, right?

And in the alternate version, where Udina is on the council, Anderson is stuck being his advisor and he hates that even more.

Megaxtar
04-25-2010, 06:19 PM
Anderson because throughout the game Udina does nothing to help you and hinders all progress you try to make.

Yea just like the Council after you save their sorry a@@es.
I almost went back to ME1 just to let em die. Mmmm... might still do that;)

Hagen
04-25-2010, 08:34 PM
Yea just like the Council after you save their sorry a@@es.
I almost went back to ME1 just to let em die. Mmmm... might still do that;)
In ME1, I let the council die and never had any regret about it. These guys were incompetent and did not deserve to to rule anything. Alas, Udina does not seem to be more competent or open-minded.

YouKnowMyName87
04-26-2010, 04:49 AM
You guys do know Anderson hates being councilor, right?

Some sacrifices have to be made for the greater good. Anything done to prevent Udina from getting power is justified :)

Ankh
04-26-2010, 08:26 PM
Anderson. He may not enjoy it, but it's him or Udina. And believe me, if I could choose Udina any less than I already didn't, I would have done so.

Hagen
04-26-2010, 09:23 PM
Anderson. He may not enjoy it, but it's him or Udina. And believe me, if I could choose Udina any less than I already didn't, I would have done so.
That's the problem. Bioware gives us no real choice.

As I said above, the choice is between a perfect guy, Anderson, and a guy without a single quality, Udina. This ridiculous design is not up to Bioware's usual quality.

Megaxtar
04-27-2010, 01:25 PM
This ridiculous design is not up to Bioware's usual quality.


A bit harsh, I mean, one decision out of the whole?

Hagen
04-27-2010, 04:19 PM
With games such as Dragon Age or Baldur's Gate, Bioware has displayed high quality, so I expect a lot from them. ;)

Whimper
05-03-2010, 05:02 PM
That's the problem. Bioware gives us no real choice.

As I said above, the choice is between a perfect guy, Anderson, and a guy without a single quality, Udina. This ridiculous design is not up to Bioware's usual quality.

I don't think Udina is without qualities. It's just that too few people see ambition, opportunism, and chess-like political maneuvering as positive skills these days. I actually really liked Udina's character (at least in ME1), because he actually had big dreams and goals of his own, and wasn't just there to be a cheerleader for the protagonist.

I played 3 times. I chose Anderson the first time, because it was the obvious "right" choice. I chose "You two figure it out" the second time, because my power-hungry Evil Shepherd went to all the trouble of eliminating the Council, and was secretly disappointed they didn't give me the job offer.

My third play through, I'm playing a prissy little paragon ♥♥♥-kisser. Udina is clearly the one best accustomed to such behaviour. ;)

idonthatefans
05-04-2010, 12:01 PM
In ME1, I let the council die and never had any regret about it. These guys were incompetent and did not deserve to to rule anything. Alas, Udina does not seem to be more competent or open-minded.

I did the same thing. And yeah...no regrets. I hated the council. Hated Udina just as much. I'd choose Harkin over that Bosh'tet. Hell, I'd rather choose Conrad Verner.

Wireless56
05-04-2010, 06:13 PM
Anderson when I was Paragon, Udina when I was Renegade.

Jorran
05-08-2010, 12:57 PM
Udina all the way. He makes a perfect politician. I had to make stuff realistic.

Megaxtar
05-09-2010, 06:43 AM
Udina all the way. He makes a perfect politician. I had to make stuff realistic.

So in your universe supporting the guy who stabbed you in the back, called you a liar, had you grounded never said thanks for saving my life, is realistic?

Waite.....hummm, sounds almost like what we're experiencing now.:o

Rhakor01
11-29-2010, 02:25 PM
i think there's no real reason to choose Udina

Anderson has a strong character a knows how to win a fight. further he stands behind shepard
Udina is a week alien vassal who is only interested to creep into the council's a**, even if that means that he has to turn against his own people.

i would love to throw udina into a cavern full with rachni, then revive him, burn him and turn him into a husk (cause as a husk he would be a much more reliable individual than as a human)

DARKNIGHT
12-02-2010, 08:41 AM
For the most part ive chosen Anderson, but after i completed me2 a couple of times i thought it would be fun to see Udina on the council, and indeed, was good fun to watch him go angry when i went to see him.

Solona
12-02-2010, 08:51 AM
I wanted to go with Udina, but he is a ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ so I gave Anderson the position.

Mad_Dog
12-04-2010, 04:41 AM
Anderson 4ever.
I never realy liked Udina but http://www.usatoday.com/life/comics/2010-10-25-masseffect25_ST_N.htm now it seems he will be one of the villains in ME3.

psych0ticm0f0
12-04-2010, 07:34 AM
Udina is just a regular rat bastard politician, if I had to liase with somebody, may as well be someone who could relate your character a little bit.