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Got mass effect 2. Should I buy mass effect 1 also?

post #1 of 14
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Ok, I got me2 from da2 for free

Now I've learned that me1 and 2 are linked story wise, but just how much would you guys recommend me to also buy me1 just to make it a complete story given the situation? In a scale of 1 to 10?
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Mass Effect 2 I feel is more complete and overall better than Mass Effect 1. But I have been able to appreciate the Mass Effect series mainly because I have played through both. So for completeness, I highly recommend you to go out and buy Mass Effect 1 as well. Both are really solid games, and the series itself is stellar.
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Mass Effect 1 is a far better game from an RPG standpoint, in 2 they removed a lot of the RPG elements and made it more action oriented. The story is good in both, and I definitely recommend playing 1 before 2.
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If you really cbf finishing and spending money on ME1 just wiki the main storyline and play me2 using the default background. Both are great games though although i prefer ME2's improved combat system, its worth while playing the first for the sake of the story.
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post #5 of 14
The first game is great. Definitely pick it up if you can find it for a good price.
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I felt ME 1 was a more enjoyable experience for me, and don't think ME2 would've been the same had I not played the original.

It can be had for pretty cheap, so I'd get it.
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EA are having a Steam sale week, I would bet that Mass Effect will almost certainly be on there at some point for a good price.
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post #8 of 14
Definitely get Mass effect 1.

The character you create in the first game can be imported to the other games (ME 2 and in the future, ME3) and all your decisions and personality traits carry over to the following game.

It's an excellent feature.
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post #9 of 14
IMO mass effect 1 is worth playing just for the story, that way you know whats up in ME2 and 3


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Originally Posted by PanicProne View Post
Definitely get Mass effect 1.

The character you create in the first game can be imported to the other games (ME 2 and in the future, ME3) and all your decisions and personality traits carry over to the following game.

It's an excellent feature.
This too: Decisions you make in 1 and 2 will affect the outcome of 3.
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You should absolutely play the first one
    
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