Hi y'all, I've decided to have another run through Mass Effect after recently completing my 1st game. I didn't get any of the biotic achievements, nor did I reach level 50/60, so I fancy cranking the difficulty up, and playing through again using my level 47 Shepherd. My query is, when I started the 2nd game (by recalling my level 47 Shepherd) it was defaulted to the previous games difficulty - Normal. I've run through the opening titles (ie, the stuff you've no control over), and the very first moment that I can, I've gone into options and changed the difficulty to Hardcore. With this in mind, does this now mean that I can complete the game again, on this setting, and get the Hardcore achievment as well?? Or have I cheated the system a bit, gonna get to the end of the game and get no 'difficulty achievement' Anyone know??