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Why You Need To Play Through Mass Effect Trilogy (Again)

Prima Games explains why Commander Shepard's journey is well worth taking again.

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FrightfulActions1324d ago

Play again to be reminded more vividly of how little your choices matter in the end.

Summons751324d ago

Play again to see the fall of Bioware before your eyes.

fossilfern1324d ago

Its like a car crash happening before your eyes, you know you shouldn't look but you cant help but notice. I have been playing through KOTOR, Dragon Age Origins and Neverwinter nights again (well I never got round to finishing DOA!) and I just sat there and thought to myself how did this company fall from grace?

Ah well CDProjekt have took their place!

-GametimeUK-1324d ago

I need to play it through, period. How have I not played through these games yet?

Tetsujin1324d ago

I only played 2 and 3 on PS3; now I can start from 1 then 2 then 3.

yesmynameissumo1324d ago

I played some of 1 on the 360 and beat 2 on PS3. I have 3 and it's still sealed. I have no idea why I have zero desire to play. I just keep playing other games. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed 2 and series is enjoyable. I think it's just one of those good games that for whatever reason, doesn't scream "PLAY!" at me. I am tempted to buy 1 on PS3, replay 2 and THEN play 3, but honestly...that shit probably won't happen.

guitarded771324d ago

@ -GameTimeUK-
Yes, you must play through, they are totally worth your time. You see a lot of people complaining, but they wouldn't be complaining if they didn't have unreal expectations for an already great series. ME is one of the best franchises ever, and expect to clock in some serious hours if you're a collectionist like me.

FrightfulActions1324d ago

While I agree that anyone who hasn't should definitely play it (the Trilogy is perfect for newcomers) I disagree with this accusation that people had 'unreal expectations'. Our expectations were what BioWare made them to be.

We were promised a conclusive story where our decisions throughout the series played an important role in shaping the outcome. Different outcomes, different endings, being rewarded and facing the repercussions of your actions throughout the series.

What we got in reality however was a game that completely overlooks and in some cases flatout ignores all these decisions you've made. Is it wrong that people felt like their story would be just a little bit unique based off of their own experience and journey when BioWare themselves promised such a ending?

I'm pretty sure its still advertised as such aswell. A real "shape your story" type game. Fun games and definitely my favorite game series that I still play regularity (have ME on pause as I type this, infact) but that doesn't change the fact that the final game was nothing like what they promised it'd be.

People had a right to be upset by it. Promise someone candy and then give them stale bread and they tend to hold a grudge about it.

fossilfern1324d ago

Playing it again reminds me of how little it reminded me of an RPG in the later 2 games. Love ME1

MadMen1324d ago

Wont lie, I only played ME1 and I loved it - this trilogy is very welcomed on my end, ME2 sounds great I am a bit confused on rather ME3 is good compared to the rest...

crazysammy1324d ago (Edited 1324d ago )

It is VERY good. I can tell you honestly that the people complaining are a small number of the players. They are very loud, but they are not high in numbers. I know I will get killed on this site for saying so because a lot of people that frequent this site will disagree.

I have no problem with the ending, because I knew that all the choices I was making were allowing different paths to the same end. I always had that expectation of the story. Maybe I got lucky by being in that mindset the whole time, because people that expected there to be a billion different endings were disappointed.

I loved all 3 games, and they are worth playing. One thing I recommend that might help, is that remember that Mass Effect 3 is the ending to the series. I mean in the sense that the whole game is the ending, not just the ending 15 minutes.

It was a great journey.

MadMen1324d ago

I appreciate you taking the time to lay that out.

Likely pick up ME2 soon.

medman1324d ago (Edited 1324d ago )

I agree with you 100 percent. The trilogy is fantastic and is without a doubt my favorite gaming experience this generation, bar none. The Uncharted series would come 2nd to Mass Effect series for me. It's brilliant. I have no idea why some people had such a problem with the conclusion of ME3. It's as if they were willing to discredit the phenomenal overall experience that was ME3 because they didn't care for the final 15 minutes of a 35 hour game. I can understand if you don't like the ending Bioware chose to go with, I wasn't over the moon with it either, but that doesn't ruin the entire game or trilogy. To think so is to have never really loved the series in the first place. The Mass Effect series has established for me characters I will never forget. Liara, Tali, Mordin, Garrus, Joker, Edi, Subject Zero, and even Miranda will live on in my memory for years to come. I have nothing but good thoughts when I think of the trilogy. Bioware did something right.

crazysammy1324d ago

My favorite game series of all time is Metal Gear, because they built an amazing universe and mythology that ties into real world events that happened. What is amazing is that Metal Gear is only slightly ahead of Mass Effect for me, and it has been around 25 years! Mass Effect accomplished an amazing feat in all in one console cycle!

aliengmr1324d ago

Well if you can ignore the abysmal writing of the ending which stands in stark contrast to the beautifully written sub-plots you will like it. If you are the type that picks up on inconsistencies in storytelling then you might take issue.

Just to be clear it was NOT a small number of people that had an issue with the ending. If it had, BioWare wouldn't have released the extended cut. Unless a case can be made that a small group of people can threaten long-term sales.

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