The Best Space RPG Games Not Named Mass Effect

Xfire writes: "If you thought that the three games that make up the Mass Effect franchise (and no, Andromeda doesn't count) are the only space RPG games worth talking about, then you're wrong. While the Mass Effect franchise no doubt deserves all the love, there are other space RPG games out there too."

Godmars2901110d ago (Edited 1110d ago )

I honestly don't get why Mass Effect gets the hype it does while failing to develop the potential the first game presented.

I mean it went from promising sci-fi RPG, to sci-fi themed shooter with an ever lamer hack story - I'm looking at you Andromeda.

annoyedgamer1110d ago

Sounds like every game/IP/Developer bought by EA.

sagapo1110d ago

Can’t say I agree with you here; first ME was great but a bit rough around the edges, but ME2 ironed out most of those, and still remains my favourite part. ME3 equally good but with a controversial ending.
I agree on Andromeda, that was mediocre at best imho.

Smok911110d ago

Have you looked at the first 3 games?

Godmars2901109d ago

Own and played ME2, own two versions of ME1. Have yet to play either.

ME2 was more about character presentation, not story. If it had been about story, it would have been about the direct fallout of a Reaper crashing into the Citadel. A "Shadow War" between various intelligence groups among the races, some infuriated by Reaper allies, as the Reaper allies themselves with Shepard caught in between building up to the suicide mission. Instead the game was just the mission which really - despite the Reaper baby - had nothing to do with what's suppose to be the over arching story of the Reaper invasion.

Knightofelemia1109d ago (Edited 1109d ago )

ME as a franchise is great ME 2 probably my favorite out of the series ME 3 the ending was kind of a let down ME 1 I liked as well. Andromeda still have to brave that one grabbed it $10 new only other space rpg I love is the Xenosaga trilogy. I wish Namco would get off the ass and remaster the damn trilogy so I can rebuy it and reenjoy it again as for Destiny 2 I am not a fan of it not my type of game and the other games on the list don't even peak my interest.

Nodoze1109d ago

Homeworld was an absolute revelation when it was released. Have not had a chance to try out the remaster. Such a great great game.


Bungie is working on bringing Halo's Big Team Battle mode to Destiny 2 after years of fan outcry

Bungie has confirmed it’s looking to its past to bring the iconic Halo Big Team Battle mode to Destiny 2, though it’s not without pesky hurdles.

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DeusFever1d 17h ago (Edited 1d 17h ago )

I don’t know about heard of fan outcry. Fans weren’t happy when Destiny 2 went with 4v4 only and less than a year later, Bungie brought back 6v6. Would love to see some big team battle in Destiny 2. The game does have tanks so that could be interesting in multiplayer. The big problem is peer-to-peer. Destiny still doesn’t have dedicated servers.

purple1011d 17h ago

how about making a new game.

great for destiny players though, could it be time to move on..>? show us what you got

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LucasRuinedChildhood20h ago(Edited 20h ago)

I might actually play that.


But Is More Time in Games Really More Fun?

Everyone always says that longer is better when it comes to games, but is that really true? Does the addition of time always add more value?

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shinoff21834d ago

I'll be honest the shorter games typically don't get day one purchases from me. Some I will but it's gotta be next level. So you want my 60 70 dollars don't throw to many 6 to 8 hour games at me.

LordoftheCritics4d ago

''But Is More Time in Games Really More Fun?

Yes it is....for the investors.

anast4d ago


Definitely true for live service games.

anast4d ago

Game writers want shorter games to make their jobs easier.

The rest of us have different tastes in games. My 5 favorite games of all time are Dark Souls 3, Bloodborne, RDR2, CP2077, Last of Us II, and BG3. These are all mostly long games and the fun to be had is through the roof.

BrainSyphoned4d ago

Back in Cyberpunk again after a run through Elden Ring and Skyrim before that.
With Stardew Valley 1.6 coming out soon I'll be hitting 1k hours in it as well. I like some short pallet cleansers like Returnal or Pacific Drive but they are just quick hits between replays of immersive titles or for long work weeks.

Demetrius3d ago

Just got stardew on switch and eastward octopia dlc both are mf vibes

lellkay4d ago

Quality wins. If it's short and quality good. if it's long and quality good.

DeusFever3d ago

“Everyone always says that longer is better when it comes to games”

100% not true. The majority of people don’t finish games, and “short” games continue to sell. I think the gaming audience has long moved past the dollar per hour fallacy.

shinoff21833d ago

I really don't think alot of us have. I'm willing to spend 30 dollars or so for a shorter game. The more I get out of it the more I'm willing to pay. Aside from a few. Uncharted day 1, last of us day 1, etc. Jrpgs day 1, their usually longer. I'd buy gta day 1. The more I get out of a game the more I justify the price. I'm not trying to shit on shorter games at all because I like those to. It's just how I prefer to spend my money.

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Destiny 2 Player Claims To Have Received A Ban For Using A Mod In Another Game

A Destiny 2 player has claimed that they were issued a ban for using a mod in another game that was running in the background.

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infinite-loop8d ago (Edited 8d ago )

if player is willing to cheat in another game, whats to say they wont cheat in their game... theyre just getting rid of them before they potentially start...