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Someone gave me all of Mass Effect 2 stuff for holidays, so I'd like to finish ME1.

The problem is I stopped playing last year after 3 hrs because I was having a little trouble keeping my guys alive or knowing even why shield enemies were immune or what I needed to do or if I'm supposed to follow some chart to upgrade people or I can choose what I want.

Something about the interface and knowing how to manage squad people or maybe not wanting to spoil the story so not really wanting to go on too many guide sites which spoil it. So if you have any tips for ME newb, Infiltrator, let me know.
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Well, I can't think of any "1337" strategy, but I do think that cover is very important in this game. Use cover at all times, and sprint between cover when you need to move.

Also, only use weapons you have skill points in. Example, I think you only can put skill points in Pistols, but I never played that class so I'm not sure.

And shielded enemies aren't "immune" but they take more damage. Some might have a biotic shield which takes massive damage.

I haven't played in a while so I'm not the best for advice, but also make sure you're using your powers and your companions powers.
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Use techniques that take out shields on shielded enemies.
Also it's not too difficult to beat the game with a beast pistol.
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You have to use cover in this game to live, and I recommend being soldiers in the game because they are very versatile and have a wide array of weapons to use from. The main weapons I used were Assault Rifle, Shotgun (Close Range), Sniper (Far range, although sniping is very tough in this game). And also trust me keep playing through this game and when you get to Mass Effect 2 it will be amazing and epic in every way.
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I think I read about Soldier being best for a newb but I was thinking some tech stuff could be fun. I guess I'll find a class guide just to make sure I don't build an unworkable character. So thanks for the info I'll reload my save and see how it goes.
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