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GF Rating
8.3

32139 ratings

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

One of the finest games Ive ever played

posted by element04 (BAKERSFIELD, CA) Oct 30, 2010

Member since Sep 2006

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Even though this game has been out for almost 3 years, I can honestly say this is one of the best games I have ever played on any of the consoles I have ever played on. The campaign in my opinion cannot be summed up in only one word because this game has so many thing going for it. Mass Effect has one of the deepest and longest storylines I've ever played through and I had an extreme amount of fun going through all the twists and turns this fine game has in store. Another thing that this game has going for it is the extremely good voice acting. To me it actually feels like I'm the one to count on to save the galaxy. One other small thing that like was amount of weapons in the game. Its not even close to Borderlands but there are still a large amount anyway. Unfortunately, there are a few things that I either didn't care for or I just didn't like. Probably the biggest problem with this game is the terrible autosaving. The checkpoints are so far from each other its not even funny but for me it wasn't enough to make me lower my rating for the game. Another one of these problems were that the textures took a little time for them to fully catch up with the game but it isn't really a problem for me. One problem that I noticed was the repetitive nature of the side missions. You go to planet, land on planet in Mako, solve problem, mission done. Its kind of repetitive but like I said, its wasn't really a problem that that would cause me to lower my rating. In the end, this is still one of the best if not the best game I've ever played now bring on Mass Effect 2!

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Not Just a game...A peice of art.

posted by Zman008 (AVELLA, PA) Feb 2, 2008

Member since May 2004

24 out of 28 gamers (86%) found this review helpful

This game is good. I mean i cant even write a review i can only bring out the posotives.

Positives:
-Chracters.
-Story.
-Character Relationships.
-Good or Bad complex.
-Upgrade weapons.
-Side missions
-Upgraded everything.

Negatives:
-A.I
-Tricky Dialougue (When you are in a conversation the options it has for you doesn't really say what you are going to say, so you may choose something you think will turn u good and turn out it will make you evil.)

Note: This game also has one of the best battle scenes i have ever played in my life. Virmire! paly it is amazing!

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Almost Perfect

posted by bbeason (PHOENIX, AZ) Nov 22, 2007

Member since Dec 2006

21 out of 25 gamers (84%) found this review helpful

The only thing holding this game back are a few small AI and Interface issues. Also the auto saves are few and far between.

The lack of an in-game instruction tutorial makes learning curve much steeper then it needs to be. The first few levels you will be fumbling around the interface menus and dieing in combat over dumb things. Also trying to find out the different between weapons is still something that confuses me.

The AI should have been polished before the game was shipped. Often times you team mates will fire blindly at a wall or get stuck unable to follow you. Other times they will switch weapons by themselves, bad news when you have your team mates back snipping and they pull out a pistol or shotgun.

Now for the good things. The combat system is great after you get past the learning curve. The ability to pause the game and issue commands makes the game much more like a classic RPG then a 3rd person shooter. Also the ability to upgrade your weapons and armor reminds me of Deus Ex, one of my favorite games.

The open ended game play is something missing from most games. And the fact that you get to decided how to handle almost any situation takes the replay value off the chart for a signal player game.

The Story line a voice acting is something out of an A list Blockbuster rather then a video game. The voice cast is awesome and the story line will get you hooked and counting the days until the sequel.

All in all this game is one of the best games if not the best game for 360 right now.

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