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Alright, so I've got about $40 to spend, and I'm thinking about buying ME and ME2 on Steam. However, I'm wondering if the first one is worth it, and how well the game is optimized for PC. Also, can I carry over my save file on PC?
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they wouldn't make a sequel if the first one wasn't great wink.gif
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The ME games are great on PC and yes, you can carry over your save. They run smooth as butter. I never had a problem even with my C2D and 4870.
    
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ME1 > ME2.

Play ME1 first. Its a much better game.
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Get both of them so get a better understanding of the story.
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I played 2 first then tried playing 1 and couldn't stay interested . I still want to finish 1 but I should have never played #2 first frown.gif I did the same thing with Dead Space series.
   
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When I didn't have a gaming PC, I tried playing ME2 with the comic book intro... and I couldn't get into it. After finishing my first gaming PC build... just before Christmas... ME1 and ME2 was on sale as a combo for $19.99 so I thought I would give mass effect another try. Playing the ME1 made it more enjoyable to play ME2... since you fight along side with characters in ME1... that will you see in ME2. You understand the characters feelings more after playing ME1 over the comic book intro... and it makes choosing the dialog easier based on the relationship they had in the past. I didn't get that far on ME2 on the PS3, but if I ran into characters that I supposedly new in ME1... it wouldn't mean anything to me. I would recommend getting both... because you might lose interest playing ME2 like I did on the PS3.
    
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Mass effect sucks. Its not even a game its like watching soap opera all they do is talk for half an hour.
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1 was great and 2 was better. Play 1 first though! The story line is amazing and the DLC for 2 is epic!
    
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ME1 have a good story, it feels less linear, like if you need to explore a little bit more, but yes the shooting mechanics are not good at times, I also enjoy a bit more its inventory, and the missions in general.
but it's a game focused on story and dialogues to... so, you need to enjoy this to fully experience the game,

ME2 is also quite good and I recommend, but I just liked many things of ME1 which were modified...
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