Ok....before I get started into my further impressions of Mass
Effect, let me throw this at you all....if some of you noticed, when
I write on games, I call it a 'first impression' and I compared it
with a first date, you go and the first things that you note you tell
others about ut. The good the Bad and the Uggghhhly.
Same with a game and when you are investing 60 bucks
a pop into these games, someone should give you an idea of what you
are getting into.
When I do these first impressions with my games, I do it because
right off the bat there are some games i can tell are going to be
pretty good and some that are going to be crap and sometimes I may
not have time to get around to give a 2nd impression or a review
(heck i don't get paid for that anyways...LOL)
Now...what does all of that have to do with Mass Effect?
Well for some of you I didn't think a 1/2 an hr impression was fair
altho I kinda knew it would be dead on....
So...now that I have had time to play....has my feelings changed
about the game?
Do I still think it's cool?
What do I think of this game?
IT IS PROBABLY THE BEST RPG I HAVE PLAYED IN A VERY VERY LONG
This game has been able to take stories from all the sci fi greats
such as Star Trek, Aliens, Babylon 5 and many others and put it into
one playable package!
And it is so true that some missions you play may change the outcome
later on in the game while some, such as a hostage situation, no
matter what, will not change.
One thing I will say, is...is your moral compass always swing north
and you are afraid to break it, this game won't be as fun. You have
to sometimes make tough choices and sometimes you have to know when
to have mercy. One of the main missions involve me having to possibly
exterminate a whole race of sentients and yo tell me whther I had a
hard time pulling the trigger.
It's moments like that which makes this game worth playing.
You have to pick the greater good for the galaxy over what your
conscience may say and I playing thru now waiting to see if I will
possibly learn the consequences to my actions.
Now...some tips for those playing.
SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE!!! self explanatory...if you hit a spot where
something big may come up or just happened. makre sure you follow
Next, sometimes micromanage your leveling. Let the computer do all
the work but every once in a while, check in and see what your squad
is doing and if you don't like it, make the changes needed to get
necessary armor, weapons etc.
Also, like I stated, don't be afraid of saying no because sometimes it
may be the right thing to do.
Now...do I have any complaints?
A few...very few and Bioware should adress these before the next
1. Inventory - not all that crazy with when going to a shop and
everything is all lumped in with no way to sort what from whht
because I have to be careful that I am not selling off something good.
Also...the comparison charts need to be a lot more informative from
character to character.
2. Combat AI - kinda shaky at times, doesn't always obey commands
3. Music - ok...I will be first to admit...I am not a big fan of the
music, it's just that to me, the music is more 80's sci fi than next
century. I was expecting something more sweeping akin to Star Wars
etc...but hey...it will do.
4. Some of the puzzles are WAAAAY too hard.
Starting the reactor (wont say where) suffice to say, if you don't have enough of a certain thing you will need to guess your butt off in order to figure it out.
Also one of the early Boss fights is a bit complicated until you figure out what you need to gun for....and sometimes the enemy AI can be cheap to say the least.
Otherwise...if you needed the next big thing after Oblivion, this is
it. Get it, don't play it...experience it and enjoy it.
When you are done, you will probably play it again!