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Submitted by JaeKuro 927d ago | opinion piece

What's So Great About Mass Effect?

"With all the Mass Effect news buzzing around, whether it be new features or straight fan-bait for the slump in productivity yet to come, it’s a game that one just can’t ignore. With its March 6th release growing near and the February 14th demo a little over a week away, everyone just can’t stop talking about Bioware’s critically acclaimed title." (Culture)

MariaHelFutura  +   927d ago
Mass Effect 1 is one of the best games of this generation. Its original. Mass Effect 2 unfortunately took a step in the wrong direction and I'm not sure about Mass Effect 3.
thrasherv3  +   927d ago
How anyone can disagree with that is beyond me. They turned ME2 into a bad third person shooter in space.
gillri  +   927d ago
ME2 is the better game but the best bits that punctuate ME1 and better than the best bits in ME3

The talk with Vigil or Sovereign for instance, watching the snow storm outside the foyer while you in Noveria. Going to into the bunker in Illos and seeing all the life capsules

Why is it so good? Well I cant be bothered to reply. you can make an article about an amazing game with the tagline 'Whats so great about.......'
Redempteur  +   927d ago
i disagree with the statement above
Mass effect is a nice game with flaws ( lot of them ) even if they lost a bit of cohesion in ME2 , ME2 is clearly a better / enjoyable game.
dark-hollow  +   927d ago
I dont understand the hate for mass effect 2.
So they downgraded the rpg element, so what?
Almost everything else is better than the first one,
And again, whats so great and deep about the rpg elements in mass effect 1 to begin with?
Bigpappy  +   927d ago
Some of you are way to emotional. Mass Effect 2 was a great game that could have been even better for its fans if they did not over simplify the item management. To make this game sound like anything other than one of the best games of that year would be just plain wrong.
NeoTribe  +   927d ago
It really wasn't that good. First game I've ever bought and never finished. Got bored of it holding my hand the whole way. Dragon age 2 was better and that was a horrid sequel to a great game.
MizTv  +   927d ago
what was great about me1 is that it was a awesome rpg me2 not so much
LOGICWINS  +   927d ago
ME2 is an incredible RPG as well. They obviously toned down the RPG elements to appeal to more people...namely me ;)

Perfect blend of action and RPG IMO. It's the most engrossing game I've played on the PS3 to date.
TheOtherTheoG  +   927d ago
ME1 was not good because of its RPG elements, I'd honestly argue that its RPG elements, particularly the inventory system, was one of the worst aspects of the game, unless you count the conversation wheel/player choice stuff as RPG elements.
Fishy Fingers  +   927d ago
Shooting... Isn't it obvious.
SneeringImperialist  +   927d ago
Tali :D
Tarantino_Life  +   927d ago
A good game. No where close to being one of the greatest of this generation. ME2 was a one-liner story. It was mainly a shooter and the whole game was a bunch of loyalty missions which would have felt more appropriate if it were side missions. Instead Bioware made the loyalty missions as the main objectives and made the actual journey to find
the reapers very very small ( The last 10 min of the game). Lame!!
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Animals_as_Leaders  +   927d ago
It was a massive, choice filled Sci-Fi RPG the likes of which has not been seen since star wars.

That any developer can make a franchise with lore and detail to rival the greatest Sci-Fi of all time is nothing short of amazing.

The problem was in the execution.

Great story and atmosphere in ME1, but terrible controls and combat.

Great combat and controls in ME2, but lame story.
LAWSON72  +   927d ago
Well me1 is probably my favorite game this Gen. Me2 was aweful it had no RPG elements and copyed gears gameplay and controls. Nothing about it was original or innovative. The progression a player should have was not their.
rattletop  +   927d ago
the story and the depth of the characters. everything has a history, details etc. and of course the brilliant voice acting.
M1chl  +   927d ago
Mass Effect bring me back to gaming after few unfortunate years of growing up. So its more emotions than actual game. Yeah both games are great, but recently I played game like Alpha Protocol, New Vegas, Metal Gear Solid (2-4) and Mass Effect franchize really can't compete with them. I still buy ME3 day one, I'll still forward to my commander Shephard, but I am definitely not that hyped like I was before...
NeoTribe  +   927d ago
Don't forget the horrid facial animations.
green  +   927d ago
The story
Noticeably_FAT  +   927d ago
Mass Effect is one of the best RPG's I've played, the first one that is. The second one was fun and well done, but it lacked what made me like the first one so much.

When companies go commercial and try to get more people to buy the games these things usually happen. I still have some faith in Bioware though.
Ethereal  +   927d ago
Everything.

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