For the fourth Mass Effect game (and the first one in five years, ever since Mass Effect 3 capped off the original trilogy), Bioware are looking back to the original title that set off the series.
If it's truly the successor to ME1 then take my money. Still my favorite in the series.
I still think that Mass Effect 2 was the best game in the series.
I think Mass Effect 2 was the best in-terms of character development by far with the loyalty missions and preparing for the Suicide Mission. I just think ME1 was the best for me because I was immediately engrossed in the universe and the threat and mysteriousness of the Reapers was chilling and awesome. Plus Saren is one of my favorite antagonists in any video game. If you have high enough Paragon points by the end, his death almost makes you feel bad for him being indoctrinated.
ME2 got the balance of story and gameplay. ME1 is just a bad third person shooter.
ME 1 had more loot and better equipment options, while ME2 had better gameplay. If they could keep the pacing of the combat from ME2, while adding more loot at the shops (and from side quests, boss drops, secrets, etc.) and the ability for anyone to equip anything again, I think it would be perfect. TBH, it did get kind of annoying in ME1 that practically every enemy dropped stuff that you needed to stop and compare to your current gear, but ME2 oversimplified the loot system too much IMO.
All 3 are my favorite in the series and I want a trilogy with all DLC for current gen!
Mass Effect 1 was an RPG, with a universe to explore. Mess Effect 2 & 3 were action games, with dumbed down abilities and threw away the exploration for probing Uranus. Also, never forgot what EA did: https://www.youtube.com/wat...
Pointless cooldowns, a neutered skill tree, thermal clips, mineral scanning.... The story and characters are what save me2 from being a generic shooter in my opinion. ME1 had the cool customized weapons with their own stats and mods, as well as armors. So much was stripped from the franchise in ME2. I felt it was too dumbed down to be the best...
rashid there is no wrong answer i think. Mass effect 1 was more of a pure RPG and mass effect 2 was more of an 3rd person action game with RPG elements
I am a huge fan of both ME1 and ME2, in many ways I prefer ME1 especially the 70's retro feel to the universe and the more linear, captivating story. Even though it was poorly done there was something amazing about roaming on an alien planet and seeing a moon and 2 suns just above your head However I had to choose I would say ME2 was the better game, it was like the dirty dozen in space and my favourite game of the last generation.
ME1 was the only game of the trilogy I finished. ME2 lost my interest quickly so I never made it to ME3 at all. If the new game is more like ME1 than the others, I'll probably check it out.
As a true RPG, ME1 was the best. I loved all games equally, though. (I also love ME3 multi-player. I still play it now.)
I agree with you and Rashid. Mass effect 1's concept was easily better then Mass Effect 2 or 3, but Mass Effect 2 easily had the better execution. But if you gave me a billion dollars......I would seek to just do Mass Effect 1 over again lol. I love it being more open, having planets to explore etc, they just tried so much with so little disk space, you can't really fault them for how it ended up, it was being made before the final specs of 360 even released. I'm very, very excited to hear the new game rumored to have planets that can be entered in REAL TIME! Mass Effect 2 was good ,I don't disagree, but it was good for what they had, give them the extra disk space and I want to see what they could have done with Mass Effect 1. This is amazing to hear them taking this leap! I never liked Mass Effect as a linear game, its not bad for what it is, but I always felt it could be way, way, WAY GRAND OPEN WORLD, full control, real time planet exploration! etc. You can still have quest that lead you to planet to planet in some order.
very well said
* Yea ME1 is my favorite by far. It has a certain special feeling about it when playing it. It felt more immersive and like it's own thing and ME2 felt like it was copying some other ideas and didn't expand enough as well as ME3. All good games but ME 1.....something about it, it's hard to explain really...just a feeling I got while playing it.
Elevator music <3
Yep. I love me some real rpg. Thats what attracted me to the series...a space opera rpg.
I didn't get much time in ME1, don't think I ever finished it as I got side-tracked by another game and never went back to it. I vaguely remember exploring planets that were pretty much all the same and mostly barren/empty with the land-rover thing. However I played the hell out of ME2 on my PS3. By far one of my most memorable and favorite games of all time (right up there with Goldeneye 007/Perfect Dark). I replayed the game so many times I have lost track (I replay it about once every year), and pretty sure I Platinumed it. Every setup, every relationship, every possible way to play the game, I'm pretty sure I have done it. So much fun! I sure hope Andromeda can bring back some, or all, of what made ME2 so good, and avoid pretty much everything they did in ME3.
The Commander said it best. Loot system and options from ME1 and the combat pacing from ME2. You could make a completely unkillable soldier in ME1 though.
Wasn't DAI supposed to be the real successor to DAO as well?! Bioware of today simply isn't Bioware of the past anymore.
Yeah I agree. I loved the gameplay more in 2 and 3. But Neither of them ever beat the feel I had for 1. Maybe just because of how fresh Mass Effect was for the game industry?
ME2 and 3 had a lot of great action, better graphics and more solid performances. But ME1 had more RPG elements and real exploration, that's what make it the best.
I would punch babies for a ME Trilogy Remaster on PS4.
If it is then I'm expecting COOL DOWN WEAPONS...not generic ammo based weapons which totally wasn't needed in ME2.
As much as i love ME1 over ME2 and 3, i don't want to see cooldown weapons unless they're energy based.
I loved the cool down mechanic. I hope it comes back.
Oh god please. Mass Effect 1 is still the best! the biotic powers, light, mediem, heavy armor types, different ammo types. Oh god i want all that back!
Don't forget the innovative elevators...
Sorry, I don't recall. What about the elevators?
The infamously long elevators scenes which had some really dry banter between the squad and served as a really long loading screen.
They were great because you could get up, go for a piss, come back and your still in the elevator.
I think Fallout 4 took some influence from it lol
Legend has it that some players are still in elevators to this day.
I'd much rather have elevators where the characters talk to each other or you hear the publics view on events you have done than stare at a loading screen. Also scrap the annoying post mission debriefs, that was the most unimmersive sh** they could have ever done. ME2 may have fixed gameplay but ME1 did everything else better.
I really hope Companions can change armor, too... not just in-game but during cutscenes, too.
Since the nintendo nx controller fiasco I'm not going to believe anything if its not official
I don't care about looks or resolution. I just want long story driven, galaxy traveling rpg.
So you dont mind defender from atari 2600? It took like 8hrs to flip that game.
I really hope there isn't Planet scanning - sooooo tedious! And yes, bring back Planet/Galaxy traversing.
And then when the graphics are not great everyone all the sudden will really care.
Graphics are nobody wants a ugly game but game play and a large galaxy to explore is more important to me.
Yes, best one in the series! Sorry dudebros
Ugh spiritual successor? That usually means major changes to formula of the game.
ME:1 eh? Love upgrading that shotgun. OP as fuck.
Me 1 had a great revelation story and had was more an rpg then the games that followed it, but despite me2's rpg mechanics being "streamlined" and reducing character/npc dialogue interaction , me2 improved a lot in the combat, and character animation department, the unreal engine also ran better then the older euphoria engine, they should fuse the strength of both games and it will be great.
The menus in ME1 is what made it the best. ME2 was great but the way it was streamlined took out the best parts about one. The gigantic stat pages and weapon mods. I even liked the planets exploration I just wished there was more to do on the planets.
ME4 will be the best RPG Of this generation.
The Witcher 3 set a seriously high bar. Maybe Bioware can top it. Then, just maybe we'll be lucky enough to get Cyberpunk2077 this generation and be able to watch CDProjektRed snatch the throne back. Bloodborne has to be considered, and apparently Dark Souls 3 as well now.
If DAI is anything to go by ME Andromeda is gonna fail anyway, I'm not keeping my hopes up. Bioware as we knew and loved it is long dead. CDPR are the new Bioware!
It certainly had a ME1 feel to it. Explorable enviroments were the biggest thing in ME1 while ME2 + ME3 were far more contained.
Agreed. Though I felts Mass Effect 2 and 3 were overall better games by far, Mass Effect 1 had the best concept and it just sucks they where not able to fully convey it. Hopefully this is the title that does that.
I agree...ME3 felt the best, ME2 was my favorite game in the series, but ME1 was the golden child of the series. It felt the most like a space opera and the reboot/non-sequel is going to be a great addition to the series.
Mass effect 1 was my favorite. 2 had a great story but lost a lot of the rpg and three brought back some rpg but the story was the weakest in 3 imo.
ME1 was the best, especially the musics. ME2 and ME3 just an enchanted dating simulator porn games.
Porn games? lololololol There's 1 sex scene you can have per playthrough..i don't see how that means the whole game is a porn game :s
As someone said earlier ME2 had better character development but the first game had better RPG elements and the exploration was awesome.
I'd say 1 had a better overall story but ME2 was the whole package imo. Story, gameplay and rpg elements ^^ also the mako was garbage :(
As long as it's not a successor in the sense of the clunky gameplay, tedious inventory system and the dreadful mako.
What? You didn't enjoy traversing the planets for 5 years, running into dead ends and having your squad die through a tiny crack in cover? :p
sure ME1 was the good in the RPG, but the action gameplay was meh, then came part2. but ME3 MP.... that 4 play co-op is great. wish there maps in game that used 4 play online coop.
yep ME3 multiplayer was excellent.
So is this a reboot of sorts ?
Just me play and see.
1 was the best
How does this being a "spiritual" successor make any sense? How does it not sound like "rehash"? How does announcing such not say that the other games in the trilogy didn't wonder away from what the original set up?
How is that in any way a spiritual sucessor...?
Well, even though ME2 and 3 are my favourites in the series, largely because they expand on the story and add other features, I kind of missed being able to explore the surface of planets in the Mako. Sure, that got repetitive after a while, but later games just didn't allow the same kind of exploration of various planets and so visits to those worlds lost at least that one aspect of their charm. They made up for it by further fleshing out the universe of ME, but I would love to have another game in the franchise that brings back that particular feature. I'm not sure if spiritual successor would be the right word to describe the upcoming game since it is supposed to still be a ME game, but either way I'm hyped since I have yet to play a ME game I disliked.
I hope that they have as good a multiplayer as ME3 had. I played that for years.