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.