Originally Posted by AcEsSalvation
So I've played Mass Effect for a few hours a year back (or so) but never got too far. I just picked up the trilogy at GameStop today, and I was wondering what you guys had to say about the game (no spoilers) and if you had any tips for me. I may not be running blind right now, but I will be soon. I've picked the Soldier so I can use more than 2 weapons -.- since I got tired of being stuck with the shotgun and pistol on the save I had on my XBox. I'm leveling up pretty randomly, but I have no clue if I'm going to screw myself over with this. I'm also recording this and putting it up on YT... but I'm having a small problem with rendering (I know how to fix this).
Just let me know how you guys felt about the game(s), but keep the spoilers out.
If you are talking about talent points, they aren't too huge until you get into intimidate / charm. Pick one for how you want to grow your Shepard.
Mass Effect 1 aged really really poorly. The story might be a bit slow until you get to Virmire, and then it gets amazing. Soldier is the best choice for ME1 IMO. I tried Adept and... yeah not fun. Good thing is, that even if you import your Shepard into ME2/3, you can change your class before each game.
Mass Effect 2 is probably the best game I've ever played as far as story. They did a great job of making me love/hate some squad members. I played Mass Effect 2, and right after beating it I bought the first one and played through it.
Mass Effect 3, despite what people say about the ending is good. I liked the ending. I did have some issues with it, but for the outcry of how bad it was, I was quite satisfied.
Amazing video game trilogy. Don't let the people the people that complain about the ending turn you away like it did for me.
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Originally Posted by exyia
the part that reminds me the most about how bad it is, is the "extraction" at the end....completely out of nowhere and doesn't fit the whole theme/motto that was foreshadowed throughout the final few minutes and discussions with squad matesWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
as in, why the **** does the normandy break off from sword fleet, instantly appears in the earth atmosphere, just to extract an injured squadmate? what happened to the "do or die" attitude that they hammered for the past 30 minutes? and of course, it goes all downhill from there
the indoctrination theory even makes more sense to explain the **** that happens, even after EC explained things
The same way the Normandy snuck into terminus systems in the first game, and it explains it in the first 5 minutes of the first game.
Edited by Blooddrunk - 5/18/13 at 10:56pm