While waiting for Maas Effect 3 to come out., I have decided to redownload Mass Effect again, and I have to say that this game still ROCKS. Beatiful graphics, nice storyline, life expentency very long. I am still amaze about this title even after a couple pf years without playing it. Great game.
Mass Effect is a huge game that envelope the player in a Sci Fi drama. It has everything you would want in a game, action, romance and story. The first in Commander Shepards 3 part epic is a absolute must to play.
Note quite shooter, not quite RPG. Mass Effect is very entertaining. The controls are clunky for a shooter, but special powers, as well as a complex inventory system add depth to the gameplay. The storyline is pretty decent, for those of you who have played previous Bioware titles, you will not be disappointed. The player can choose their gender, as well as 5 different classes. TherThis, in addition to the multiple paths of storyline and adjustable difficulty add to the replayability.
posted by DragonLord49 (BOYNTON BEACH, FL) Apr 28, 2012
Member since Apr 2012
If you are a person who back in the day loved to read the "Choose your own adventure" books, youll love this first of three awsome games, where you get so attached to not just the gameplay, but the actual actor potrayals around the entire game!!!!
posted by Thylbanus (Saint Clair Shores, MI) Apr 20, 2012
Member since Apr 2012
I have to say that I truly enjoyed this game. Overall I rated it a 9 of 10 (I have to be REALLY impressed to throw out a 10). I have never been a fan of FPS or TPS games so this game has taken me by surprise. It's no wonder that it was recieved so well, I just gave it a shot when it was on sale for $5. Here is a breakdown:
Gameplay: 8 - Overall the flow was pretty easy to get used to, but some actions seemed alittle stilted. Not a distraction from the game in the long run, but having such odd commands left me struggling to remember where they were mapped. Companion AI was a little glitchy at the end, but didn't really detract from the game. I could definatly tell that I'm playing a console port.
Graphics: 9 (for the time) - Hard to get much better than this for the time of it's release.
Sound: 8 - The music is fitting, the voice overs were mostly done well. Only a few times did it seem a little strained.
Storyline: 10 - Flippin' awesome. Very engaging, even when I was unfamiliar with the way the galaxy worked, the in game journal notes helped me sort things out and get into the game. If you have played SWTOR, you can see where much of the game play came from.
Replay: 7 - Once you play through, doing it from other classes doesn't change the storyline options, just how you fight.
Value: 10 (at $5, 8 at $15) - I probably would not have purchaed this had it not been in the $5 bin. If it is $10 or less when you read this, GET IT! Even if you are like me and not a fan of FPS/TPS it is worth the money.
I know that it doesn't total to 9, but there is that X-factor that brings the total experience to a 9. Have fun!