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Mass Effect

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #74 in PC Games


Pros: Character development, great role-playing features, not linear, the first 4-5 hours are beyond epic

Cons: AI is quite dumb, side quests get boring and repetitive, no anti-aliasing

Although everyone talks about how incredible ME2 is, and how bad ME3 is, there's much less discussion about the first part of the trilogy. Unfortunately I haven't gotten around to ME2 and ME3 yet, as I'm a bit of a latecomer, but ME1 needs some love. Unlike ME2 (and ME3?), Mass Effect actually has an inventory system. And unlike ME2, the first one has weapon/armor customization, much more equipment, and everyone agrees that it has the most RPG elements. I can definitely applaud ME1 as a great RPG. Bioware has to be the best RPG developer in modern times.

If you begin the series with Mass Effect 2 or Mass Effect 3, then you're a moron. Mass Effect is very innovative in the sense that you can import your save to the next game, so that your decisions will stick. Decisions in this series aren't small and drastically affect how certain things play out. This is a character driven series, designed to play with your emotions and really stay in your mind. Few games do this successfully and have this kind of power; from my experience only a fellow Bioware series does this, Dragon Age, and Dragon Age Origins does an even better job at this than Mass Effect.

But in conclusion, ME1 is a brilliant start to a very well known series. Play this, then play the second, and play the third. Remember to import your saves to the next games, it is critical.
Mass Effect

You take the role of Commander Shepard starship Normandy the last hope for all life in the Galaxy. Saren a rogue member of the elite and untouchable Spectre agents has discovered the secret to unleashing an apocalyptic force upon the galaxy and only you stand in his way. To save the lives of billions you must do whatever it takes to stop Saren and prevent the return of an ancient force bent on the destruction of all organic life.

BrandElectronic Arts
ESRB Age RatingRating Pending
GenreAction Video Games
Hardware PlatformPC
Weight0.35 pounds
LabelElectronic Arts
ManufacturerElectronic Arts
Operating SystemWindows XP
Package Quantity1
PlatformWindows XP
Product GroupVideo Games
PublisherElectronic Arts
StudioElectronic Arts
TitleMass Effect
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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