Special love for all the drinking and punching I got to do. I spent a lot of time unconscious in toilets. But the punching was definitely a highlight. I only punched people that deserved it though. And monkeys.
So back to this loyalty business. I messed up Thane’s loyalty mission and I purposely ‘failed’ Zaeed’s because Molly Shepard does not let colonists die (‘cept a couple of those ones on Feros, but, you know, their own fault for getting possessed). I understood that this might result in their deaths on the suicide mission. Imagine my disappointment when they didn’t die. In fact, I didn’t lose anyone on the suicide mission (and earned the achievement). What’s the point of a suicide mission if no one actually dies? Death makes for the drama! Even though I knew Kaiden would die on Virmire and I wanted him to die, I got a little teary-eyed when all was said and done.
So for this reason (and because I did not successfully express my new found love of Garrus because he was too busy with his calibrations), I decided to start a second play through before I can start ME3 with a clear conscience.