10 Things Mass Effect Does Better Than Star Wars

WC: It should be noted that it would be all too easy to get bogged down in the extended fiction of both franchises. So for the sake of simplicity only the core three games of Mass Effect and the six Star Wars films will be compared. With that disclaimer out of the way, these are some of the things Mass Effect does better than Star Wars.

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SaveFerris1450d ago

I think there are good points and bad points for both. One is a a video game series, the other is a series of movies. Best thing to do is enjoy the parts you like, and try to endure through the parts that disappoint you.

Feralkitsune1450d ago

Well Star Wars is much more than a movie series. Books, comics, Games, TV Shows; I don't think its too much of a stretch to compare the world of two Sci-Fi products.

SaveFerris1450d ago

True. I was just referring to the source material. Mass Effect also has novels, comics, and an animated movie if I recall.

CorndogBurglar1450d ago

I would agree with you except this article specifically states that they are only going off of what is presented in the 6 Star Wars films, and 3 Mass Effect games. So the SW expanded universe stuff isn't taken into account.

So when you think about it, you're comparing a game series with easily over 100 hours of gameplay, and if we're being honest, you could probably stretch 80-90 hours of gameplay out of each game if you really wanted.

The 6 Star Wars movies equal, what, 12 hours?

I mean come on, how can you even compare the two? Of course Mass Effect has better characterization when you have that much time to go into it. Thats how most of this article is. If Star Wars were given nearly 300 hours of film then I can guarantee you they would be just as in depth.

Also, this article said Qui Gonn Jinn was a "stinker" character, so I have to believe that they don't know what they are talking about. :)

shloobmm31450d ago

Mass Effect has also expanded outside the realm of simply video games

CJQNSNYC1450d ago (Edited 1450d ago )

Star Wars was much more than just a series of films. The first movie literally changed the movie industry forever, changed sci fi and fx forever, and gave rise to Geek culture as we know it. This, while inspiring generations of film makers and game developers like no other before or since. It even convinced the industry to resurrect Star Trek as a motion picture, and now Trek is alive and well today.

The Mass Effect series was brilliant. Not without it's troubles...ME3 ending...but very high quality entertainment. I don't think it has had the same sort of game changing impact as Star Wars.

It really isn't fair to compare the 2 honestly, especially when one wouldn't exist without the other.

Gh05t1450d ago

"Good. Use your aggressive feelings, boy. Let the hate flow through you."
-The Emperor

Summons751450d ago

The biggest difference that makes this article pointless is Mass Effect is Science Fiction, Star Wars is Science Fantasy which makes a huge difference. Honestly I saw more commonality between Mass Effect and Star Trek.

CorndogBurglar1450d ago

You're probably right. But then again, if you go back to my comment above, Star Trek has multiple television series, which gives way more time to flesh these things out than Star Wars and their 6 movies.

But aside from that, you're still right. Mass Effect goes into things in more depth, much like Star Trek.

The only real similarity between Mass Effect and Star Wars is their basis around action, while with Star Trek, the action is secondary. At least, it was before the newer movies.

Fez1450d ago

I agree with a lot of this article. The alien species in ME are much better and they interact with you and each another a lot more than any of the characters in Star Wars (pretty much all human).

I think it mainly comes down to 3 games with over 100 hours worth of content compared to 6 films less than 20 hours. Video games are a much better medium for letting players get lost in a more fleshed out world at their own pace.