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Old 11-20-2007, 06:56 PM   #1
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Mass Effect

Mass Effect has been released.

I'm sure many of you have heard of it. It was created by BioWare and it is an RPG. I've been highly awaiting this game since I heard of it last year. And I would be playing it if it wasn't for my corrupted Xbox 360. I do have a copy of it since I pre-ordered it.

Thoughts from those who have played it? Does it compare to Knights of the Old Republic?

Gametrailer's Video Review of Mass Effect

Also received a 9.4 rating from IGN and 8.5 from Gamespot


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Old 11-20-2007, 10:01 PM   #2
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My brother is playing it right now, and from what I can see without playing it, the battle animation sucks, walking animation sucks, frame rate dives a lot, AI looks retarded, and there are all sorts of graphic bugs, think the cut scenes from Halo 2- only a little less. And a few of the action cutscenes I've seen, they're not really important but the camera sucks.

Edit: But the voice acting is bad ass and talking to people is a ton of fun.


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I have my copy, waiting to be played, but I just got home for thanksgiving and am spending the obligatory time with the family.

But soon, soon it shall all be mine!



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Old 11-20-2007, 11:07 PM   #4
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Old 11-23-2007, 11:23 PM   #5
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Old 11-23-2007, 11:27 PM   #6
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Old 11-20-2007, 11:40 PM   #7
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i pee my pants watching stuff about this, but i will have to most likely wait till Christmas..
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Old 11-20-2007, 11:56 PM   #8
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Old 11-20-2007, 11:57 PM   #9
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Old 11-21-2007, 01:43 AM   #10
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Old 11-29-2007, 02:08 AM   #11
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Old 11-21-2007, 02:21 AM   #12
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The game is alright so far, I've only played about 2.5 hours so far but it feels like it has a lot of potential. But yeah, I wanna be nit-picky because I can, but it's constantly loading in textures slowly, exactly like Halo 2 but a little less extreme. The faces are always loaded, but the clothing often goes through 5 different levels of detail over 3 or 4 seconds before it totally loads... And people complained about the minor pop-ups in Assassin's Creed... geez.


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Old 11-21-2007, 05:03 PM   #13
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If I could, I'd totally have sexual intercourse with this game.

I haven't encountered any of the glitches I've read about yet (like getting stuck in something or the AI getting stuck), but I did experience a disc read error. I'm pretty sure at this point, it's my 360 on its last breath. I'm just hoping it lasts until after Christmas, and until I can get my hands on a Falcon 360.

Everyone, sacrifice small animals so that we may appease the gaming gods in the hopes of sparing my 360.
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Old 11-21-2007, 10:28 PM   #14
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I'm >5 hours in, and 100% hooked. I'm in desperate need of more more more. The story is brilliant, the voice acting is top of the line, the gameplay is fun and engaging, and I could really keep on going.

All of the little things really add up to something amazing. I'd type more but I need to go play more Mass Effect.



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Old 11-22-2007, 12:21 AM   #15
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That's what I'd like to hear!
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Old 11-23-2007, 03:57 AM   #16
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The collector's edition arrived yesterday and I've had absolutely no sleep. The game is totally awesome. Only seen one glitch so far, and it didn't bother me in the slightest. I LOVE THIS GAME.


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Old 11-23-2007, 03:37 PM   #17
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I'm with LeXX, any glitches I come across don't bother me at all, because everything else is just THAT good.

In fact, so far the only thing I don't love is driving the Mako. If the controls were more akin to the Tank or Warthog from Halo it would be completely amazing, but as is the thing is all over the place.



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Old 11-23-2007, 05:58 PM   #18
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I wanna cry. ;_;


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Old 11-24-2007, 09:00 PM   #19
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This game feels so gooood!

I just beat it. I think it was something like 36 hours for me. Doing everything I could. With the ending I'm sticking with, I can't wait for the sequel(s). I do plan to load a previous save to see what different endings I can get.

If anyone is interested, the ending I'm going with is:
NOTE: DO NOT FREAKING READ THIS IF YOU HAVEN'T BEAT THE GAME, PLAN TO PLAY THE GAME, OR DON'T WANT TO KNOW OTHER POSSIBLE ENDINGS THAN WHAT YOU MAY HAVE PICKED.

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I told the fleet to hold position and concentrate on Sovereign, and the Council's ship was destroyed. In a sneaky move I didn't see coming, humans are taking over the council and I picked Anderson to be in charge. My Sheppard was pretty much a ruthless Renegade.


Other ending:
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You save the Council and they allow a human on the Council. I picked Anderson.


I'll see if the other choices I make at the end make any difference.

Hmm... how do they plan to let you play as your Sheppard from ME1? I don't see anything special, and you can't keep playing after the credits.
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Old 11-25-2007, 01:32 PM   #20
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I can't wait for the sequel(s)
They should have Obsidian do the sequel, and have it out this time next year!
then wait for the rest of time for # 3 .

Jokin...


It is awesome! much better than I anticipated!


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Old 12-15-2007, 12:44 AM   #21
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This game feels so gooood!

Hmm... how do they plan to let you play as your Sheppard from ME1? I don't see anything special, and you can't keep playing after the credits.
I can think of one thing that comes to mind thats better



But you have to start a new game and it gives you an option to load an exsiting character or create a new one. Also beating the game unlocks Character Levels 50-60. I had reached Lvl 53 at the end of my first playthrough.

I for one am completly in love with this game!

So far i've unlocked:

Spoiler Achievements for those who haven't played/finished

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Medal of Honor - Complete 1 Mass Effect Playthrough on any setting.
Medal of Feros - Complete Feros.
Distinguished Service Medal - Complete Eden Prime.
Council Legion of Merit - Complete Virmire.
Honorarium of Corporate Service - Complete Noveria.
Long Service Medal - Complete 2 Mass Effect Playthroughs on any setting.
Pistol Expert - Register 150 Pistol Kills.
Shotgun Expert - Register 150 Shotgun Kills.
Assault Rifle Expert - Register 150 Assault Rifle Kills.
Sniper Expert - Register 150 Sniper Rifle Kills.
First Aid Specialist - Use medi-gel 150 times
Completionist - Complete the majority of the game.
Tactician - Complete playthrough with shield damage greater than health damage. 25
Medal of Exploration - Land on an uncharted world.
Rich - Exceed 1,000,000 Credits.
Dog of War - Register 150 organic enemy kills.
Geth Hunter - Register 250 synthetic enemy kills.
Soldier Ally - Complete the majority of the game with the Alliance soldier squad member.
Sentinel Ally - Complete the majority of the game with the Alliance sentinel squad member.
Power Gamer - Reach 50th level with one character.
Extreme Power Gamer - Reach 60th level with one character.
Renegade - Accumulate 75% of total Renegade points.
Paragon - Accumulate 75% of total Paragon points.
Paramour - Complete any romance subplot.
Spectre Inductee - Become a Spectre.
Charismatic - Use Charm or Intimidate to resolve an impossible situation.
Search and Rescue Locate Dr. T'soni in the Artemis Tau cluster.


I finished my first run in 39 hours with a lvl 53 Shepard. I'm working on my 4th playthrough now.

ALSO - HELLO ALL AGAIN! Don't get used to it I don't know how often I can get back here. Now I'm off to be a /b/astard to some channers!

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Old 11-25-2007, 03:24 AM   #22
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I'm about 10 hours in and I'm having a lot of fun now. Talking and killing and driving and shizzle are all fun. I just want to get further into the story.


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Old 11-25-2007, 04:05 AM   #23
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I think I've spent 7 or so hours(have to check) before I got out of the Citadel. It's pretty damn awesome and gorgeous and sexy.

I did get physically stuck in one play though - I was walking on the bridge near the statue of the mass relay, when Shepard just got stuck for no apparent reason at all. Other than that, though, it's been peachy - well, except for the fact that a few of my team mates prefer to get in my way and die rather than, you know, shoot at all manner of assassins and ne'er-do-wells.



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Old 11-25-2007, 12:42 PM   #24
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Two days after it was released I finished Mass Effect. the game is great, but some areas could have been improved, and more planet exploration would have been great, it gave me the feel of Star Wars and Star Trek mixed together.

I give it 9 out of 10


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Old 11-25-2007, 12:57 PM   #25
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Old 11-27-2007, 01:24 AM   #27
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This would have to be the most amazing game made yet. The graphics are absolutely out of this world, so lifelike, so detailed. Superb voice acting, and it helps to have your character vocal as opposed to the mute Revan and the Exile were. Plus attitude helps as well. 'The council can kiss my ass' so says Jane Shepard. We need to have strong female protagonists like this. You can make a decent Revan and Exile to boot. And they finally got RPG action right and rather than doing turn based or KOTOR style combat made it all dependent on how good you are. Not being railroaded into being a Jedi helps tremendously as well, let me be the soldier for a change. All in all I don't think this is game of the year, oh no, this at the moment look like it'll be game of the decade.
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Old 11-27-2007, 11:37 PM   #28
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I just about passed out at the end of the game. The way the story came about, brought everything together, and wrapped up was simply stellar. Oh. Em. Geez.

I played a little bit of the main quest before I finished doing all the side quests and immediately got sucked in and had to finish. Now I'm going to start over and take the time to try and do everything I can.

Wow. All I can say is wow.



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Old 12-13-2007, 01:49 PM   #29
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I tried it, and it bored me to tears. Literally tears... I guess I just don't do Bioware RPG games. I don't get it.
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zOMG JEBBERS, WELCOME BACK FOR THE MOMENT

I rented it, and have only been able to play it for about 2 and a half hours, however as ET pointed out I can already tell a scale of 1 to infinity is too small to rate it's awesomeness.


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Old 12-15-2007, 01:42 AM   #31
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Too bad 4chan is dead eh? :P

edit: nevermind it has returned from the dead

And I call blasphemy on Groovy...shame on you >:O.



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Finished it two times, on my first playthourgh i didn't encounter a singel bug except the loading of textures. Then on my second playthourg i encounterd like 3 bugs at the same hour, all did so i had to reload. After traveling with Normandy and going down from the bridge, my characther got stuck in it, i also got stucked in a stair.
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Ok, got it for christmas. Finished my first playthrough 20 minutes ago 0300 local time...level 48 earthborn/ruthless/soldier. Was a renegade ******* and got the
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let the council die
ending.

All in all, one of the most amazing games I have ever played, felt like it was my own action movie. I did most of the side quests, but I don't know if I have the stomach for a replay right now, exploring most of those unchated worlds got really old.


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Old 12-28-2007, 11:10 AM   #35
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Oh, right. Yeah, I'm playing at the moment, amazing game, no doubt. Everything I've hoped for. I'd have to put this above BioShock as the best game of the year. I'm about 11 hours in.

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playing in Noveria (first planet I went to after completing missions and whatnot in the Citadel


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