posted by cyclingpla (FORT BELVOIR, VA) Nov 20, 2007
Member since Mar 2006
This game is great, if you were a fan of Deus Ex: Invisible War than this game is right up your alley. I was a huge fan of Deus Ex: Invisible War and was very excited that Mass Effect would follow that sort of platform in terms of gameplay.
I'll go out and say that this is hands down one of my favorite games this year and I put it above Halo 3, but it doesn't mean that there isn't a couple of things that could've been improved, especially since this is supposed to be the first in a trilogy:
The biggest "problem" (and what keeps it from being a solid 10) is frame rates, it slows down considerably in certain instances and I was even greeted with a "loading" screen mid way through a run, I wasn't even shooting, just running, no going into a building, nope just running.
Another oddity is the customize character screen, really that's it? You get a handful of options, so many other games out have complex customization screens that the one included is quite laughable, but that's my opinion.
I feel that the gameplay far overshadows these little nuances but still these are small little things that could have been addressed before it was released.