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Far, Far Into The Future In Our Galaxy...

posted by BigJoeker (FALLON, NV) Feb 1, 2008

Member since Jan 2007

26 out of 29 gamers (90%) found this review helpful

I have been waiting for this game since E3 announced it. (Don't be fooled by the review date, I bought this when it came out.) I will start off by saying this. If you're a hardcore FPS'er and need constant action and ADD, avoid this game.

Anyways, this game is beautiful and awesome. This game plays like a movie, but not in an annoying way. You can explore the Milky Way and its Systems. Its like Star Trek meets SW:KotOR. I can't really define how great this game is. Basically if you liked KotOR you'll like this game...alot!

The story line is the best and most original I've ever experienced in a game. I wont say a word of it, its so awesome. I'll go straight to the rundown.

Overall: 10
Graphics: This game is HUGE and still pulls off amazing graphics. ~Bows~
Gameplay: Amazing, weapons, characters, storyline, armor.
Replay Value: Keep playing. You can use your old character for a new campaign (level, stats, money, weapons, armor) all carryover.
Online: None, but whocares.

My Honest Opinion: This game is awesome and keeps you on your toes story and action wise. This RPG is even in my liking with ES:Morrowind/Oblivion. Buy this game, you'll like it.

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posted by DurotarLor (CHESTERFIELD, VA) Apr 3, 2008

Member since Feb 2008

12 out of 13 gamers (92%) found this review helpful

This is possibly the most perfect game I have ever had the pleasure to play. It was so good, I can't even express its perfection. All in all, there have probably only been 2 or 3 RPGS in all of history that were better.

Graphics 9/10 - The graphics in the game were spectacular. My only complaint was that at times, the textures would take a little while to load, however, they loaded in game, so the loading screens were extremely fast, which was a huge plus.

Sound 10/10 - Great sound, great music, excellent voice acting.

Story 10/10 - Excellent story. Lots of descisions to make that effect the game's story arc, but there was a story! It wasn't like Oblivion were it was so open ended that there was almost a lack of story. Rather with Mass Effect, you had different endings, but an amazing storyline to follow that was different each time depending on what you did.

Gameplay 10/10 - Probably the best RPG gameplay I've ever seen. It was a mix of RPG style character leveling, a "spell" type system, and an awsome weapons system that allowed for everything to be done in real time. It was like a mix of Gears of War and an RPG.

The only drawback to this game was its lack of multiplayer. All they had to do was make it so a friend could plug in, and play as one of the three teamates and this game would have been instantly solidified as probably the greatest XBox 360 game on the market. As it is, I cant reccomend the game enough.

Rent it if you just want to do one play through, or buy it if you want to keep going through it with different characters and different story archs.

Oh, one last thing, when you play through the game, be sure to do EVERYTHING! There are a lot of side quests, and you can spend an easy 50 hours on the game. Or, if you just play through it fast, it will be over in as little as 13. Its a lot funner though to do it all and really expierence the game.

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posted by brinner (CAPE CORAL, FL) Mar 16, 2008

Member since Feb 2008

25 out of 28 gamers (89%) found this review helpful

I have never enjoyed RPGs, ever. But this game was so awesome and fun to play! I played through it twice during the rental, couldn't put the controller down.
My 2nd playthrough was totally different from the 1st playthrough, it can be different every time you play it. I will definately be renting this again soon ehough.
You MUST try this game.

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