If anyone is interested google Mass Effect Texture Mod. Someone has just released a highly detailed Mod that greatly upgrades the textures. Comes in a multi-part installer. it's about 3gb but worth it. Check it out.
Hm... Not intrigued...
And since this game isn't on the PS3, I'm not getting it anyway.
PC is my main platform, but this kind of game is not for PC although it seems like it was kind of "Windows-developed" starting this first game out on PC and X360 only...
Hm... Seems rather boring anyway, not my thing I guess...
I think I'll try the Demo of the second game on the PS3 if there is one.
My favorite in the series, me2 was great but i think it lost some of the things that made me1 amazing, like by ripping out alot of the exploration aspects and making every mission a corridor shooter, and that most of the game is just building up a team.
Wow. I usually like his reviews, but I never watched this one.... You know, I've beaten Mass Effect almost a dozen times... and it's easily the second best game ever made; its sequel was the first, of course. 8.5 is a respectable score, and I know the XBox game was a bit of a mess... heck the PC version was a bit of one too constructurally... but seriously? I think he should have spent a bit more time talking about the epic-ness and the beautiful environments and the Codex system and the incredible script-writing and characters and the dynamic background creation and inference... ie: Mindoir subplot and Earthborn gang subplot and Ruthless references... etc. Real disappointment. Agree about the Mako though. Dear God, I hate that thing! Will I take planet scanning any time over it? No comment....
wow i beat the game once, have over 18 hours of play time in and am on my second playthrough, and just found out about the biotec power things....i had wondered what the right bumper did when i accidently pressed it accidently when trying to change weapons, would have been nice if i found out about them eariler....lol
This is one of the best RPG games I have ever played but the only bad thing is that when you finish the story you must load some previous data if you wanna do the side missions. So I recommend everyone do the side missions while you can.
And I give it a 9.5
@thequickshooter I played 2 before 1. This was a mistake. There is astrong case to make that 2 is the best of the trilogy. If you skip The first game it would be like seeing Empire Strikes Back without seeing Star Wars.
@push88@cosades2002 With the female shepard, the game deals with sexism and it is quite interesting to see especially if you're male. For example, a character said I should work as a stripper (something along those lines) in ME2 and I genuinely got offended. It sort of gives you an insight into how women can be treated in our current society while not being overly preachy or exaggerated.
@push88 I should also note that it might take a few hours for the game to really kick in. Thats how it was for me, anyways. First time I played it I did about three hours and quit, then 6 months later started again and played straight through from there.
@push88@cosades2002 I played through all three games with the standard male version without any physical adjustments and found that to be the very best experience compared to my secondary play through with female or adjusted male characters.
The differences between playing male or female are interesting and more then simply another voice actor reading the same lines.
Male Shepard is a standard male action hero template. What you see is what you get as he weaves his way in this universe. Good solid voice acting provided.
Female Shepard (or FemShep) is very much a woman in a man's world, being a soldier, how she is seen or treated, etc. Her voice acting, as good as male Shepard's is, is a notch better with a personality that shines through. The female dynamic is further explored in the next two games.
Her choices for romance are different but some are the same (same-sex/muli-race relationships).
On the graphic end, women are frankly not as well rendered in this game (the pixelated hair was a big problem for me). This however should be ignored as you would be missing out on what could be viewed as a more interesting experience. The rendering also improves over the next two games.
It should also be noted that a new texture mod has been released that greatly updates and improves the look of the game. The mod simply takes an installer that places itself on top of the game and you're ready to go. Highly recommended.