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Mass Effect Review " Has Significant Flaws" - LoadingReality.com

If all that was wrong was the framerate, Mass Effect might still be a GoTY contender, but there are some other annoyances which, when added up, could drive you crazy. Firstly, the morality system was sold as a "grey" scale, but it's, for all intents and purposes, the light side and dark side redux; some more ambiguity would have been nice. The length is a big concern as well. Around 13 hours (with a fair amount of side quests) isn't a respectable length for an RPG. Period. When most other games in the genre are offering 3x the game, that's a problem. On top of that your vehicle, the Mako (essentially a moon rover with guns) is awful. It's like controlling a Goodyear blimp. Those segments skew the pacing (which is great) pretty severely.

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PS3 Limps on and on3129d ago (Edited 3129d ago )

Does this game suck ass or what? I've just heard too much nasty about it.

I also heard there's a gay sex scene in it, I heard the Subtitle "Ass Effect"

Just got a bad imperssion on this game, don't get the feeling it lived up.

ktchong3129d ago (Edited 3129d ago )

PS3 fanboys just enjoy viciously putting it down.

It still gets an overwhelmingly positive review. Its average review score is 92%, which is still higher than any PS3 game - Ratchet & Clank Future or Uncharted. You don't see too many Xbox fanboys bashing Ratchet & Clank Future or Uncharted - so we know who are classier. Seriously, Mass Effect is still a better game than those two games.

But this year's GOTY would not be Mass Effect (nor Uncharted) anyway - My personal pick for this year's GOTY is Super Mario Galaxy.

If you think about it, it's interesting: last year Wii Sport swept the GOTY awards. This year it will be Super Mario Galaxy. Two years in a row, the GOTY games are Wii exclusives!

rofldings3129d ago (Edited 3129d ago )

"You don't see too many Xbox fanboys bashing Ratchet & Clank Future or Uncharted - so we know who are classier."

I'm sorry, but that made me lol.

games4fun3129d ago (Edited 3129d ago )

along with you wth you been smokin roundpeg your so wrong its funny

Edit: lol at the shmee thing i hope shmee shows up so you dont do this at every post i make. shmee is not me lol does it shock you that more than one person dislikes you or something?

ktchong3129d ago (Edited 3129d ago )

So I know the admin restricted Nasim from submitting any more tips (and most likely submission as well.)

I think Shmee also got restricted - I suppose that's why I haven't seen him spamming the tip section for a while.

So, I'll see how long your new account will get restricted again this time.

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Boink3129d ago

everyone i've talked to that has it, loves it.

and most reviews point out that there are a few flaws, but overall a great game.

I still think i'll rent it over buy it though.

gamesR4fun3129d ago (Edited 3129d ago )

Its a good game but unless your a rpg fan you gonna have a hard go getting past the flaws...

Still not an unplayable game at all and quite inspired in some ways well worth a 7 If they cleaned it up a bit and got rid of the glitches it might be a perfect 10 really.

BLUR1113129d ago

here you say goty is mario but in gametrailers you say mass effect is game of the year wtf

tplarkin73129d ago

The reason for the "flaws" is the ambitious scale and detail. For the most part, Mass Effect loads in real-time. This constant loading is the reason for the hiccups (similar to Oblivion). In general, the frame rate is very smooth.

And don't listen to anyone that says it can be beaten in 12 hours. I spent 45 hours on the first play-through and I skipped a ton of stuff. I'm on my second at 22 hours and I am about half way.

power of Green 3129d ago

Nah its a great game theres always going to be people trying to stand out(reviewers) or haters(fanboys of the competing console) being unrealistic about the the grading with standards so high its can only be descibed as malice for a company or product.

13 Hours lol, not on normal and up you have to do lots of side missions to level up to be powerful enough to do the main missions on the harder settings.

FrostyMelon3129d ago

13 hours? What game did he play, or what setting? I am at that now and not even close to being done.

Great game, very enjoyable Sci-Fi RPG, even with it's flaws.

sheng long3129d ago

the way i see it, if you love the KOTOR series, then you will enjoy ME.
I beat KOTOR 1 & 2, while ME din't grab me the same way KOTOR did, it's still enjoyable. Good game not great, 8.5 is a fair score.

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