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Mass Effect Impressions from Che (Former 1UP/EGM Editor who now works at Turn 10)

Che gives some impressions of his experience with Mass Effect so far.

"Combat is really fun. There are occasional problems with the AI, but it's really nothing 3rd/1st person shooter fans aren't already used to in teammates found in the genre (GRAW, RS: Vegas, etc). I set my squad to "active" which lets the AI use both defensive and offensive abilities on their own (without you having to pause the action, choose targets, and say "perform a neuro blast" or whatever). They definitely get the job done and I often find them stealing my kills. Thankfully, XP and loot goes to the party and it's up to you to divvy up items.

When I said earlier that this game is a shooter first and an RPG second, I was wrong. It's really a great balance of both genres. Mechanically speaking, this is an action game through and through. You dodge bullets, spring to cover, and do all the things required of you in games like Gears of War. You point your gun at something and fire and there is a 1-to-1 cause-and-effect reaction and sh*t takes damage and blow up, etc."

Update:

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Real gamer 4 life3553d ago

From the looks of how they wrote this preview of mass effect, it seem like they wasnt to trilled about it. They talk about the game in a sense where they are basically telling us that they been there done that, like if the game has nothing new to offer. but we shall wait for more reviews and opinions from other reviewers. The only site i go for ma reviews is IGN, i like them there very honest.

ThaGeNeCySt3553d ago

putting this game in the same vein as COD4, Uncharted, & Super Mario Galaxy as an easy contender for GOTY as not being "too thrilled"

if you read the rest of his posts in that thread, you'll see how excited and hooked he is on this game.

Makroyale3553d ago

I didn't like KOTOR, but did like Jade and it sounds like it's more like that... I'll pick up this along with Uncharted.

kn3553d ago

His post seems almost Giddy. He says it's a GOTY contender. What did I miss here that would say the game is not exceptional?

ukilnme3553d ago

I guess you must have read his post with your Sony Fanboy glasses because he truly sounds excited about this game. I hope it turns out to be great.

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power of Green 3553d ago

I was just going to say the same thing but the way I was going to say it wasn't too nice.

The kid has comprehension problems.

OpiZA3553d ago

...that much harder.

GOTY

mesh13553d ago

hahahahahaha WELL WE ALL KNEW MASS EFFECT WAS goty haha i want this game nowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

Kuest3553d ago (Edited 3553d ago )

Launch.

About less than a week before reviews. Hot damn!

p.s.

This is just a quick run-in for me (I still got LOTS of homework to do!) However, in the event that a fanboy just happens to drop by- let me just say... blow me!!!

Side note:

Man, I'm really doing a piss poor job at my "gate-keeping" duties. Special thanks to jc, blackjack, dr. pepper, jaja, and joy for holding the fort. Okay, POG, you too.

jaja14343553d ago

Yes...to bad this game comes out 2 weeks before finals. Its like they want me to fail Cal. 2