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Mass Effect 1 ...Does It Get Better?

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Im at the Citadel. I have been in combat twice.....just read all the background info etc on races. Please tell me it gets better.......no spoilers please
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What're we talking about? Story, gameplay, fighting, character design? To be honest, I didn't like the fighting system, and I kinda hoped it'd get better, put about 10 hours in, gave up because it was just horrendous, if you ask me.
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It does get better. Although there is a lot of dialog to read through and respond to....but it does get better with more action.

I was going to play through again before I started ME2 beings I don't have my saved games anymore to continue on with, but beings it is pretty long game, I'm thinking of just starting up ME2 without a carry over from my ME1 files.
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Seriously? The game is awesome. It gets better. I enjoyed it from the second I turned it on.
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post #5 of 10
I played ME2 first and I still really enjoyed 1 a lot. The controls felt clunky but I got over it for the great story and awesome quests. Just do the stuff to gather your party members and you will be good to go!
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Oh man, I remember the first time I got to the Citadel. I was super disappointed at that point. I actually put the game down for 2 weeks.

When I came back and actually just pressed through with the main quest it got VERY VERY fun.

This Bioware cRPG is a bit different from past ones like the Baldur's Gate, NWN, and KOTOR series. You need to push forward with the main quest before you'll get anywhere interesting with sidequests, whereas when I got Minsc I traveled to the coast from Beregost (a 3 hour quest) just to get Dyanheir, just for her to get gibbed 2 hours later and prevent me from reviving her. That was very very early in relation to the rest of the game. In Mass Effect, you won't see a whole lot other than main quest until after the Citadel. And despite the fact that almost all NPCs will carry on a one-on-one conversation with you, those conversations will be canned and boring unless it's a named NPC. So skip the talking, and plow through Citadel. It gets better.
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post #7 of 10
It definitely does get better later on when the characters become more immersive and realistic ,but you really do owe it to yourself to beat Mass Effect 1 because all the decisions and choices you make in this game will deeply impact the story/characters in Mass Effect 2. Mass Effect 1 was a really amazing game for me overall, although at times it was somewhat bland and boring the game really does pick up its pace. Mass Effect 2 is 1000x more amazing then the first in the series, the combat is way better and the plot and characters really really change the game and I loved it. Mass Effect Series is my favorite game of all time.
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Yes... It really does
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yeah, getting to the citadel in ME1 definetely interrupted my enjoyment of the game and caused me to take a couple day break from it. You just gotta do a few quests and a on of running around in there, but once you're past that point the gameplay really picks up.
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It gets a lot better one you get a bit further in as you'll get some more story and a lot more combat.
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