Is it possible to recruit Garrus for the first time in ME3? (spoilers)

#1BeriornPosted 12/4/2012 9:38:02 AM
I know you can deliberately miss Garrus in ME1 (netting some extra dialogue in ME2 when you meet him), but on the large scale of things not much changes. But here's the question: can you skip recruiting him in ME2? I'm not sure if you can do Horizon after recruiting three out of four characters in ME2, something like that was mentioned but I never tried.

So, can you have Garrus in your party for the first time in ME3?
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#2DestinPosted 12/4/2012 10:11:03 AM
can't skip Garrus.
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#3Delta123456789Posted 12/4/2012 11:02:18 AM
You definitely can't skip Garrus. I think the only ones you can skip in ME2 are the DLC ones (Zaeed and Kasumi).
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#4DestinPosted 12/4/2012 12:07:20 PM(edited)
Delta123456789 posted...
You definitely can't skip Garrus. I think the only ones you can skip in ME2 are the DLC ones (Zaeed and Kasumi).


nah, you can skip Thane, Samara, Tali, technically Grunt and Legion as well.

but not all at the same time, you need 8 in total to start the last mission.
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#5GamemakoPosted 12/4/2012 3:15:01 PM
You will always have Garrus, Jack, Mordin, Miranda, and Jacob. Those 5 cannot be avoided as you will have to complete all of their recruitment missions prior to Horizon. You can then pick at least 3 more of the remaining 7 (Tali, Samarinth, Thane, Grunt, Zaeed, Legion, Kasumi), comprising at least 5 missions after Horizon. You can come into ME3 with pretty much any outcome you desire. How you play things is up to you. 900 is the minimum EMS you can get in ME3 (and it is below the minimum mark in the display). In one playthrough, I came out with 947 EMS, getting a few bonus assets because I chose to save Jack (needed ship armor to do that) so she could become a Phantom later.
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