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Submitted by DJjazzyGeth 489d ago | opinion piece

Revisiting Mass Effect 1 After 5 Years

It's been a long time since first Mass Effect arrived on Xbox 360 and shook things up in the western RPG genre. As revolutionary as it was, the franchise as a whole grew and morphed into something much bigger (and to some, more bloated) than it ever could have been prior to EA's acquisition of Bioware. How does it play after all these years? (BioWare, Mass Effect, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

OrangePowerz  +   489d ago
Just replayed ME1 again recently and couldn't agree more with the gameplay issue. It plays really bad compared to ME2 and 3. The aiming and shooting mechanics are really bad.

The rest of the game is still great :)
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3-4-5  +   488d ago
Just finished Me2 for the first time today. Great game and better than ME1 but not by a lot.

I played ME1 for the first time last year so I'm late to the series but they both have their strengths.

Having to get ammo annoyed me in ME2, but the overall pacing of the game was better.

The graphics are obviously not grainy as well which helps.

I'm hoping ME3 made some improvements...what is the focus in 3..gameplay..story..something else ?
linkenski  +   489d ago
Fun thing is that i often consider ME1 to be the best game in the series, but its two main missions, Feros and Noveria, are actually really boring the second time you get to them. I just love the intro, the Citadel, Virmire and the final mission enough to ignore what didn't work in the game.
OrangePowerz  +   489d ago
I kind of prefer ME2 because it all works together a lot better and because there is a singing Salarian :D
Irishguy95  +   489d ago
Yeah ME1 has it's perks..but it has too many faults. I think ME2 tops the lot of them overall. I just wish they had kept some things from ME1 and improved them instead of ditching them...either way it was still better overall.

oof46, I know exactly what you mean. ME1 is a very 'sci fi' type game. The music of it...all you gotta do is listen to the soundtrack and you;ll know immediately what I mean. It is wondrous sci fi goodness. Whereas ME2 goes for the gritty galaxy type of feeling, the mood changes completely for it.
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oof46  +   489d ago
I have yet to play 3. I loved 2, but it just felt...what's the word I'm looking for...not as expansive as ME 1.
Summons75  +   489d ago
It's still the best in the series. 2 was okay, smoother gameplay but fell extremely hard in story and what made the first an RPG. The 3rd was just bad all around. ME1 made me want to explore and do all the side mission, ME2 did that until halfway when they pressured you into the story and if you strayed a tiny bit your ending was ruined and 3 was just straight to he point with no breathing room. I hated the lies they said "everything from the first game will be effected in the 3rd" except everything I chose in 1 was the opposite in 3. Wrex alive, rachni alive, tali was alive even though I killed her accidentally in 2. Me3 was a mess.

Too bad Bioware had to ruin dragon age like they do with mass effect.

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