posted by DAVECATAZ (MOUNT PLEASANT, SC) Dec 7, 2012
Member since Oct 2003
Having never played it i decided to try it out after all the 9's and 10's people are giving it here. I do love me some Mass Effect after all. But as it turns out, I didn't like it.
First thing i noticed was the graphics. Quite ugly. I know it came out in 2009 but come on. And the character creator. My dude looked weird as balls no matter what i did.
Then the story. Quite confusing. I was dropped in the main hall of a castle to bearded men talking about the days of yore and dropping names and locations that i guess i was supposed to be familiar with. Couldn't get into it.
Then the combat. UGH! I didn't know it was REAL RPG style. You target a dude and press A and you go over at swing at him a bunch. No input required on my part. I hate that. Oh i missed? I'm standing 2 feet in front of you with a broad sword! I quit the game shortly after completing the "Human Noble Origin Story".
I guess i'm more of the action RPG kind of guy à la the Elder Scrolls series.
posted by sexyvampiregeek (MUSCATINE, IA) Nov 21, 2012
Member since Nov 2012
I have both finished the game and it's DLCs, plus watched my mom do the same, and I must say that this game exceeds my expectations. It has great graphics, a great plotline, and hundreds of choices that affect the outcome of your game for a unique gaming experience overall.
There are several different backround stories, or "origins" to chose from, that make the game and your character unique right off the bat. But this only gets you going and gives you something to base your choices, relationships, and overall attitude in the game off of. For instance, I played a female elven warrior, and my mom played a female elven mage, and our stories and choices were completely different from each other, which made it all that much more enjoyable to both play and watch the game.
There are a few problems with the game, however. First, throughout the game there are several minor glitches that you may come across, such as dialogue choices that you know shouldn't be there because of the choices you made, and maybe a few major glitches, like the game outright freezing. You will want to save often. I would also not recommend this game to people who don't catch on to things that quickly. They don't teach you how to use most of your items or tactics. I was fine teaching myself, but my mom needed me to slowly explain how all of these things worked as I nagged her about how she wasn't playing the game to it's full potential.
Other than that, I reccomend this game to heavy RPG players who are into fantasy and who appreciate a lot of plot detail!