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Did EA Successfuly Port Mass Effect 1?

On December 4th, the original Mass Effect finally made its way to the PS3. The game is available via the Mass Effect Trilogy which was also recently released, but for those who already own both the second and third installments on PS3, fret not; Mass Effect may be downloaded as a standalone title. Finally, Sony fans can experience the first entry in one of the current generation’s best franchises, but how does this already-5-year-old game hold up on the system? Here, I will lay out my impressions of the port.

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candybooty1325d ago

That's exactly why I never got Mass Effect 1 and I'm glad I have a reason to begin the trilogy. Any words of advice before I begin my long journey?

nassour1325d ago

Watch out for framerate issues man seriously....

candybooty1325d ago

I meant along the lines of difficult areas, tips or interesting points in the game, areas/paths I should avoid, etc

strange19861324d ago

I'd just say have patience. It's pretty slow for a bit once you make it to the Citadel for the first time.

BiggCMan1324d ago

Just enjoy the shit outta that game, it's still my favorite in the series. I loved 2, but it wasn't quite as good as one. I still haven't beaten 3 actually but i'll get around to it some day. I can say from the beginning though that I don't like it a whole lot, feels so different from 1 and 2. All i'll tell you without spoiling anything is that they seriously forgot about the roots of the first game, being a massive RPG, and went more the shooter route for it's sequels, and especially part 3, not as much in 2.

nassour1324d ago

I actually preferred 2 in terms of a globally better game but its true the first one when it came out was like damnn....

capjacksparrow1324d ago

Not true, 3 was the best in the series (minus the original ending). The shooting was smooth and responsive and you had a great amount of stuff to choose from and level up. It also had some of the most influential choices in the series.

BiggCMan1324d ago

"not true"

With all due respect, I do believe that is my opinion, and your opinion?

KangarooSam1324d ago

Be careful at character creation: I remember I wanted to play as a Vanguard but I looked around and couldn't see the option so I figured it would show up later in the game, it doesn't. I had to restart after a few hours in when I finally figured it out.

Also, don't buy a 360 for the sole reason of having the Mass Effect trilogy when Sony's just gonna release Mass Effect 1 a year later. Grrr.

WitWolfy1324d ago

when you eventually get to Mass Effect 3 when you leave the Cerberus Base to go to Earth turn of your console... And head cannon the rest. Trust me!

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Jon_Fu_1325d ago

Agreed! As a fan of the franchise, I was skeptical at first, but it's not hard to see that EA really nailed this one.

nassour1325d ago

more like EA dropped the ball...AGAIN!

Other_1325d ago

Seeing as how Mass Effect 1 was always a choppy mess, I'd say this was to be expected. I don't see how this comes as a surprise; the 360 version was just as bad if not worse. Let's not even mention Mass Effect 3 on WiiU.

SilentNegotiator1324d ago

Exactly. The series has some iffy optimization all over.

darklinx231324d ago

EA EA EAA!!! very badly ported...

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