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-Great storytelling and very in-depth. Each alien race has its own unique characteristics and history, including humans and how each race intertwine with one another is intriguing. It is very easy to get immersed into this universe.
-Superb writing. The story is dramatic when it needs to be, and humorous when it wants to be, and the game convey these emotions very well. Instead of just reading and choosing text options, most everything is voiced, and that is an impressive feat considering the quality of the voice cast and all the dialogue options available.
-Great blend of RPG and shooting. Abilites, weapons, and armor is fully customizable according to the class, and this customizability gives you an edge against certain enemies and sometimes putting you at a disadvantage against other enemies. This can be offset by the teammates you pick. The dialogue wheel is superb. Choosing to let someone live or die, or to be friendly or hostile is a blast and has the potential for many different combination of how NPCs interact to the player which goes into my next point.
-The decisions you make will transfer to Mass Effect 2&3. While the transfer from ME1 to ME2 isn't significant (but still cool to see cameos), I bet it has a significantly bigger consequence in ME3.
-Great price! It's was only $10-$15 when I bought it and I believe it is still in that price range.
-Occasional crash and a few bugs.Read more ›
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.
At times it can be a little slow, but that's an issue with nearly all RPGs. However, the story that this game sets up is amazing, and the science, while of course being fictional, is still believable and stays pretty consistent throughout the series.
As this game is nearly six years old, it should run great on any current computer. Just be sure to save your Save games to import them into the subsequent games. Having a full history of your characters exploits through all three games really gives you a sense that you have made this story.
Good luck finding and installing the DLC content for this game - because you'll get an error 404 when you try to access it from Origin.
Why don't you just mail money to EA and expect nothing? Because nothing is probably what you're going to get.
Zero our of a million stars.
To begin with, it is crucial to establish that ME1 is unique in the series because it is a RPG with shooter element, whereas ME2 and ME3 are shooters with RPG elements. The most important and simple distinction is this: In ME1, regardless of how well your aiming skill is, your weapons' accuracy is, by and large, dependent on the XP you invested in a particular weapon. On the other hand, in ME2 and 3, your aiming skill (along with reaction speed) determines your accuracy. In this regard, to me, ME1 is the best in the series as a RPG; with ME3 being the best as a shooter in spite of its disappointing ending; and ME2 somewhere in between (for the overall games in disregard of the genres, I'd rate ME1 being the best game overall, followed by ME2, then ME3).
Also, ME1 leans heavily toward exploration. Granted, this is the least developed aspects of the game, especially in regard to driving around the planets in the M35 Mako infantry assault vehicle or running around the Citadel doing side quests, which can be uneventful for the most part - if not downright boring. On the other hand, running or driving around afford you some spectacular views such as the Earth rise from the moon or the awe-inspiring vista from the Citadel docking bay.Read more ›
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I wish the game play was more like ME2 but it's not and thas alright. Still a good game and u can't play a trilogy game without playing all 3 games.Published 11 months ago by Kyle R. Sumpter
Can not get it to work on my computer at all. Every time you fix one problem another one comes up and I never got passed the installPublished 13 months ago by John Spates
This is a game I enjoyed playing on the Xbox 360 and can now take with me on my laptop. I've had fun playing it on my laptop too.Published 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
Had fun with this game, lots of cool stuff in the game and a good story line.Published 17 months ago by TONY DERR
I already had this, but lost one of the disks, it's good enough that I had to buy the disks againPublished 24 months ago by Douglas Dobson
Started playing today and game is all that I expected it would be and more. Soon I will be playing further on with the other mass effect i own. Read morePublished on May 1, 2014 by Ruben Vazquez
Haven't had the chance to play the game yet but I love FPS games and this one has been told to me by others is a great game. Read morePublished on March 11, 2014 by Cole Meyo