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A few glitches, but otherwise incredible.,
This review is from: Mass Effect (DVD-ROM)
My friends had been ranting about this game for a long time before I finally tried it out myself. I have to say that I was very, very impressed. Mass Effect isn't new (the sequel's been out for over a month, I think), but it is still worth playing. If you enjoy sci-fi, RPGS, or shooting aliens, this game is for you.
PROS: Incredible story in a massive universe. Superior voice-acting and genuinely lovable characters. Game experience is very engaging--combat is fairly smooth, and non-combat situations are still interesting. Player can customize character, team members, and even the story itself. Ties into the sequel perfectly.
CONS: A few minor glitches here and there--player can get stuck or frozen sometimes and will have to restart from the last save. Some parts are dull or repetitive. Controls take some getting used to, and non-linear plot can be confusing.
All in all, a great game with a few minor quirks and high replay value. I recommend it to anyone with a PC that meets the system requirements. Of course, you may not like it as much as I did. Also, please remember this game is rated "M," and therefore definitely not for kids.
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Initial post: May 8, 2010 6:20:55 PM PDT
Matthew R. Sullivan says:
Thanks for your review of Mass Effect. A friend of mine has been bugging me to play it for months and your review was helpful. One question remains however, that he cannot answer. The game is a CD-ROM and offered for Windows Vista/XP (..and XBox). Unfortuantely, no one that I've talked to knows whether or not the game will be compatible with my Windows 7 installation. It seems like such a simple thing, but I don't want to spend the money and find out it won't work (been there, done that). Can you shed any light? thanks Matt Sullivan
In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2010 10:40:38 AM PDT
I run Vista, so I couldn't tell you personally, but it seems a few people have been experiencing trouble on Windows 7. You can read about it here: http://meforums.bioware.com/viewtopic.htm
It looks like these problems can be fixed with a patch or something, but I'm not quite sure. I suggest reading through the thread I linked you to; usually, other gamers come up with great solutions, and the developers themselves also often comment with helpful tips.
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