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I guess I can completely max them at 1080p, how old does 1 look

and is it worth playing ME1 so as to import the saves into ME2

I just skimmed through an article, but whats it about?
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ME1 does not look bad at all. I'd say it's still better aesthetically than most modern games.

ME1 is most certainly worth playing. Not necessary, but in order to truly appreciate 2, you want to play the first one. Currently in the middle of making a perfect character for 2, since I didn't like going in with just the main story completed.
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ME1 is still average looking by today's standards imo, not bad at all.

As to whether you should play it or not, it is one fo the best games I have ever played, and that coupled with how much more you will get out of the ME2 story and the transferred save makes it a must play imo.

Tl;dr
Play it play it play it play it play it play it!!!!!
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I guess I can completely max them at 1080p, how old does 1 look

and is it worth playing ME1 so as to import the saves into ME2

I just skimmed through an article, but whats it about?
1. ME1 for PC looks a lot better compared to xbox version.

2. Absolutely. If you don't, then all the things that happen in ME2 will probably be the opposite of what you would really do.

*NOT A SPOILER* Wrex in particular.

3. Galactic Salvation, that's the game in a nutshell.
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it mentions a space ship that your team is on, is there any space combat?

is it something like FO3/NV in space
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it mentions a space ship that your team is on, is there any space combat?
Like star fighter space combat? No.

Don't be put down by something like that, play it. Hands down and money on it that you will enjoy it, and it will add to your ME2 playthrough and then ultimately your ME3 playthrough.
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post #7 of 15
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I guess I can completely max them at 1080p, how old does 1 look

and is it worth playing ME1 so as to import the saves into ME2

I just skimmed through an article, but whats it about?
Yes, it's totally worth it. The money you earned in the first transfers over making getting weapon upgrades and such a lot easier.

The game is about a Space commander named Commander Shepard. He and his crew are dedicated to stopping the Geth and destroying the Reapers. That's really all you need to know before jumping into the game. It's a great game and I recommend everyone to play it.

The games have an unbelievable amount of depth, if you enjoy games with lots of content (who doesn't?) then play it.

EDIT: If you can, get the DLC too. It'll all matter when ME3 hits the shelves. As a matter of fact...
ME3 picks up where the ME2 DLC pack Arrival left off. You're on trial for killing 300,000 Batarians.

Edited by xJavontax - 7/22/11 at 8:43pm
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Yea, play ME1 before ME2.

Also, I made the mistake of playing ME2 first and couldn't even play through ME1.
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Yea, play ME1 before ME2.

Also, I made the mistake of playing ME2 first and couldn't even play through ME1.
Why? I played ME2 up until the very last mission first before going to ME1. I still found myself surprised during ME1.
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Yea, play ME1 before ME2.

Also, I made the mistake of playing ME2 first and couldn't even play through ME1.
Having played through both, ME1 has a bit more replayability and has a better plot IMHO.

Hopefully EA will not do to ME3 what they did to DA2 (and to an extent ME2). It should also be noted that all Mass Effect games are broken by design in Eyefinity...though a fan-based patch is in the works to fix EA's broken code for multiple monitors. Also, EA hash-summed the config file in ME2 to prevent any form of modding and limit any kind of cheating in game.
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