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post #31 of 110
i gave fallout 3 two tries separated by like a year and i still couldn't finish it. I ended up stopping when I hit that underground brotherhood where u fix the virus.

Mass Effects all about the story if ur into sci fi opera. I think the ending is rly wat blew me away. I stopped like 2 hours in just like u but after I saw all the hype about mass effect 2 I went back and finished it. Then I knew exactly why ppl were hyped.
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Because it is an RPG, at least the first one. Because it had awesome story, miscellaneous characters and atmosphere.
It is one of my favorite trilogies. Please don't screw ME3 up Bioware.
post #33 of 110
You not liking Mass Effect sounds very similar to me not liking Skyrim. There's just something about the game that doesn't interest you but you can't put your finger on it.

To each their own!
post #34 of 110
I love Mass Effect 2, didn't think it'd be my kinda game but as a sci fi fan its a must.

I played ME2 first then went back and tried ME1 to get the full story...It was like going from playing modern PC to a SNES lol. The game play was awefull and I only played about 2 hours before uninstalling as well.
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I'm in my early 30s and have mode some observations about some sci-fi in general:

there's seems to be what I'm to call "classicial sci-fi" - stuff like ST: ToS that seems to reference various philosophers and famous ancient "epic poems" (I didn't grow up watching ToS or the ToS movies).

and then there's what I'll call "modern" sci fi which from the perspective of my age may as well of started at star wars: a new hope (explosions and more accessible to a mass audience "philosophy" if there is any)

The first ME game seems to fall closer tot hat "classical" end of the spectrum. I think having watched ToS around the time I played ME1 some how helped me enjoy it more. ME1 is slow, deliberate and has a ancient alien race intent of exterminating life with the line "we are legion" (apparently a biblical reference). It also had the landing on the planets and driving around in a rover which for some reason i would associate with ToS, though that could be me.

Not sure if that made sense to anybody but I'm just trying to find some kind parallel...or...whatever...

So, if you youngsters give it a chance and try to enjoy the "slow burn" you may find something to enjoy. Just don't expect Gears of War smile.gif
 
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I must admit... i bought ME2... played for a week ... and i didn't really got attached to it ... don't know why...

Maybe it's because of my professional life... i tend to prefer something a little more "plug & play" instead of something that will require patient and some brain work tongue.gif
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I must admit... i bought ME2... played for a week ... and i didn't really got attached to it ... don't know why...
Maybe it's because of my professional life... i tend to prefer something a little more "plug & play" instead of something that will require patient and some brain work tongue.gif

ME2 does not require brain work. It is a Gears of War clone.
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ME2 is possibly the only game where I enjoyed the dialogue and characters even more than the gameplay. So well done.
    
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Nope, it's not just you. Played it for about an hour or so, didn't like it. The animations just killed the game for me. Everything was so stiff like robots, couldn't stand looking at it. I might be a bit biased though since I don't really like sci-fi in general, but you still can't hide the horrendous animations.
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Decent story and great gameplay mechanics though I wouldn't say I'm all that excited about the third one just yet. Having another entry in the Elder Scrolls Series kind of ruined it for me.
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