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Proven Gamer: Mass Effect Review

Originally published for the Xbox 360 in 2007, five years later, Mass Effect finally arrived to the PlayStation 3 in December of 2012. During this span, it seemed like Microsoft would not abandon its stranglehold of the original game, even after the second and third iteration found its way onto Sony’s console.

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tigertron1357d ago

Still to this day I don't understand why Microsoft sold the franchise.

Mass Effect 1 is one of the greatest games I've ever played. It was a little rough around the edges but it proved that Bioware could make the ultimate space opera if they put their minds to it.

gillri1357d ago

I agree I like most preferred 2 slightly but this had the best style, sotry and ending of the lot of them and considering ME2's ending thats saying something

gillri1357d ago

its wtihout the the best new IP last generation sorry (Uncharted, Dead Space and Assassins Creed) because Bioware have created such a compelling universe that you could set 100 more stories in which to ell

iRocket1357d ago

Totally! Probably my favourite games of all times. I can't wait to see continuation!

krazykombatant1357d ago

This is by far the best of all 3. Combat mechanics may have been a bit wonky but I always learned to love them.

Best story, best antagonist, best exploration, best rpg out of the three.

It was my most beloved franchise last gen until the third.

M1ST4K31357d ago (Edited 1357d ago )

Best exploration? ... I'm sorry to disagree, but driving in "endlessly empty" planets just to search for some random materials and perhaps a side-mission is SO boring! I just do them when I play ME1 because of the side-missions' EXP and the class specialization that you get in one of those missions.

I really think exploration is an area that all the Mass Effects could improve. Combat in 1 is fine, for me, but the other 2 are just amazing... the pace... dem biotics explosions for combining biotic powers are so satisfying to pull :D

tigertron1357d ago (Edited 1357d ago )

@ M1ST4K3

Whilst Mako exploration did get tedious from time to time it did feel like you were a proper space explorer. In reality I'm sure the majority of planets are barren wastelands so Mass Effect portrays a rough picture of what space exploration would be like. Either way, it's miles better than the planet scanning that ME2 had.

krazykombatant1357d ago

I will kindly disagree with you in the following point:

-The empty planets whilst pretty much copy/pasta, they still provided a feel that you were visiting foreign planets.
-Side missions had a bit enough of side stories that it provided enough fun and even set up the other two games.
-ME1 was a proper RPG game in which you had to earn your EXP unlike ME2/3 just keep playing and the devs level you up comfortable enough.

Exploration in ME1 was great in that it gave you the whole galaxy to look at and land on a planet, sure they all looked the same but the lore that was drawn out was deep enough of already established mythos i.e star wars.

ME2 was corridor to corridor action, there was no antagonist, just the (assuming direct control bit) and terminator at the end....

Needless to say ME1 was miles better than its successors even with its blemishes.

Roccetarius1357d ago (Edited 1357d ago )

Totally agree with you, but a lot of people don't seem to appreciate the RPG in the first game. Probably because they were blinded by ME2 and 3.

Sure, there was room for improvement, but that would've been in a world without EA.

krazykombatant1357d ago

+bubbles

Sadly enough, I don't think I'll ever be touching the Mass Effect franchise ever again. ME3 was a spit in the face of everything that was promised.

Casey Hudson is a prick and [email protected]@rd. I refuse to give anymore money to someone who decides to save EA money by sending the writers home and redoing the ending by himself.