when I first started to play this game, I didn't know what to expect - I was tremendously suprised. I customized my character and began playing. The story is engrossing and well developed, and the soundtrack hearkens back to foreboding sci-fi flicks like 2001, Event Horizon and Alien. The game play itself reminds me of Deus Ex: Invisible War with a combo of Knights of the Old Republic. Controls are simple enough with a FPS feel to it. The ability to control your sqadmates works very well - this is an overall great game for people who hate the RPG's that have that medieval theme to it. My only complaints are : 1. squad choosing is a pain; and 2. leveling up your squad is a little difficult to understand at first with low level caps. Great game - play it - love it.
I'm not a huge fan of RPGs but the more and more I play this game I really enjoy it. The level of detail in the story is amazing. For me it's like playing a movie except you get to interact with the dialog.
The graphics are very impressive but the frame rate can dip pretty low at times. Not unplayable but still annoying enough to notice. If you do decide to rent this game be prepared to face a lot of cut scenes and dialog, patience is a must!
The gameplay is pretty solid but the team AI can be pretty dumb at times. It's a bit difficult fighting the enemies at times but I imagine that the more you level up the easier it is because you'll have more weapons at your disposal. I would recommend this game to anyone. It's a nice break from the FPS and is a beautiful game.
I loved this game. It had great character customization and a decent amount of exploration. My only problem was that the main storyline was really short. Maybe it had to do with the fact that I played it on easy, but only three planets on the main story seemed a a little disappointing. I really hope when ME2 comes out you'll be able to pick up where you left off with your character.