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It's a great game. The story is very immersive (imo anyway). I mean it kept me entertained for the 20+ hours it took me to complete and I have ADD (literally)! Plus the graphics are excellent and the gameplay is good. There were only 2 things that really annoyed me (Yahtzee mentioned both of these in his review):

1: The Mako handles like a pig. Even trying to go in a straight is a PITA sometimes!

2: Sometimes enemies do tend to get right in your face. While this is normally not too bad, when you're outnumbered 10 or 15 to 1 (because your other 2 party members got themselves hit in the face with rockets) and you're in an enclosed space the game can get frustrating.

Oh and Fox news making a big deal about the sex scene.....give me a break! God of War is more sexually explicit and I don't remember a big fuss over that. Although I have to admit I didn't pay as much attention to the news at the time.

All in all a great game. Also (as Yahtzee mentioned as well) if you liked the KOTOR series of games then odds are good you will like Mass Effect.

Just my
Edited by Iceman0803 - 6/14/08 at 5:06am
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great game indeed
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Yeah, I love it. I played through it, now I've started two playthroughs, one with the same character trying to reach lvl60 and one new where I'm going to go all-out Renegade on their ass.

The enemies don't annoy me but the Mako damn near drove me nuts. I'm 'kinda' getting used to it now, but it's still weird.
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Great game, ive played it through 2 times - once as a women which meant i got the most dodgy sex scene possible... (alien+human... both women ) Cant see why they made such a big deal about it though.

I love using the sniper with a heatsink... means i can pull off lots of headshots
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Yeah, the krogans and geth hueg thingies that just charge at you was freaking annoying.

And at times they didn't even try to hit you. They just run in a straight line like a bull.
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Yeah, the krogans and geth hueg thingies that just charge at you was freaking annoying.

And at times they didn't even try to hit you. They just run in a straight line like a bull.
I found a sniper shot to the head usually fixed that... especially if used with the +225% damage thingy.
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Yeah, I love it. I played through it, now I've started two playthroughs, one with the same character trying to reach lvl60 and one new where I'm going to go all-out Renegade on their ass.

The enemies don't annoy me but the Mako damn near drove me nuts. I'm 'kinda' getting used to it now, but it's still weird.
I may take the renegade route on my next play through.

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Great game, ive played it through 2 times - once as a women which meant i got the most dodgy sex scene possible... (alien+human... both women ) Cant see why they made such a big deal about it though.

I love using the sniper with a heatsink... means i can pull off lots of headshots
Tbh I rarely used the sniper rifle. My character wasn't very steady with it and I did fee like spending the points to get him more proficient with a weapon I did think I would really use too often. Maybe on the next go around I'll give it a better shot.

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I found a sniper shot to the head usually fixed that... especially if used with the +225% damage thingy.
I never found an item like that! Where was it?
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I may take the renegade route on my next play through.



Tbh I rarely used the sniper rifle. My character wasn't very steady with it and I did fee like spending the points to get him more proficient with a weapon I did think I would really use too often. Maybe on the next go around I'll give it a better shot.



I never found an item like that! Where was it?
When you add the points when you go up a level, it unlocks the marksman bonuses. You can press space and then drag them into the quick slots and then just press a button and it makes the next shot do +225% damage.

The sniper isn't steady to start with, but when you upgrade your sniper skill and also get the better snipers it will steady after about half a second on the scope.
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When you add the points when you go up a level, it unlocks the marksman bonuses. You can press space and then drag them into the quick slots and then just press a button and it makes the next shot do +225% damage.

The sniper isn't steady to start with, but when you upgrade your sniper skill and also get the better snipers it will steady after about half a second on the scope.
Oic I thought it was a weapon upgrade that you had to install. I'll have to try that next time.
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This is one of my favorite games ever. Rented it 3 times on the 360, put in 50 hours, and still decided to buy it when I recently bought the PC in my sig.

If Mass Effect 2 came out tomorrow, it wouldn't be soon enough.
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