Plays Like...Mass Effect 3

The Reapers are coming and your spare time is going! But what can you do to keep the fight alive in you when you're away from the Normandy? Jess McDonell suggests some iOS and Android titles that play like Mass Effect!

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RPGLurker
RPGLurker

@Madball357 Yeah Deus Ex is a very good game.But also Deus Ex Human Revolution is great.Modern but great.

Madball357
Madball357

@RPGLurker I do play new games too, and not so new RPGs that have a modern style like the Gothic series and Witcher series. Deus Ex comes to mind... See Deus Ex 1 is the perfect balance between action and RPG, the perfect hybrid. Don't get me wrong I did enjoy the ME series, for what it is (a shooter with some stats) I just don't think it has deep RPG elements, that's all. @bikram323 Yeah, I remember D1 and D2... not my cup of tea, but I give credit where it's due. However I get the feeling old Diablo fans won't be too amused when D3 is released...

bikram323
bikram323

@Madball357 Do not forget the games responsible for making RPG famous, like D&D, Diablo etc. As for me, Diablo 2 has one story, but many ways to play, like different classes and each class can have different specialization, giving a lot of replay value.

RPGLurker
RPGLurker

@Madball357 I know what you say and in a way I agree. I have played and finished Baldur's Gate 2, the first 2 fallouts and Planescape Torment and I love them.However because I like gaming I do not stick only to them and I want to try new games. See witcher series for example.

Madball357
Madball357

@RPGLurker It baffles me that someone with such nickname would make such a statement. The 'RPG elements' in the ME series are limited to choosing upgrades for weapons and biotics. All the enviroments are corridor-like linear, and the decisions you make through the dialog wheel have an impact only in which NPC you want to bang. Other than that, choice and consequence does not exist. If you are honest about RPGing you need to drop all that Skyrim/Fallout3/Dragon Age nonsense and play some games like Planescape Torment, the Baldur's Gate series, Temple of Elemental Evil, the first 2 Fallouts and Arcanum. And that's just for starters.

Gojomez
Gojomez

NOVA is halo. hell it even looks like HALO. Its NOT a Cover shooter, and DOESNT play like ME3

GamesAndRoses
GamesAndRoses

N.O.V.A. 2 is based on Halo.. Not Mass Effect

RPGLurker
RPGLurker

@Madball357 Mass Effect is a story driven shooter with strong RPG elements...

No_SuRReNDeR
No_SuRReNDeR

@# Madball357 Even if that was true, it is set in such a amazing "lived in" universe with diverse characters, story and depth that rival almost another game series out there....this makes it worth the trip alone.

Madball357
Madball357

Don't kid yourselves, ME series is just a railroad shooter with some stats and dialog 'choices' that don't really have any consequence to gameplay.

Mellowcow
Mellowcow

What exactly was the point of this video? oO

hella_epic
hella_epic

N.O.V.A is IOS Halo and Shadow gun is IOS Gears of war....yeah

garysuperman
garysuperman

Nova is actually more a halo game than mass effect

Chronosknight
Chronosknight

I've played these games. If Mass Effect is like these games then I should probably just return it now. Didn't realize it was going to be so bland and uninspired.

Lamachina
Lamachina

Why is Gamespot NOT talking about the IMPORT feature in ME3 not working? do your job, inform the consumer

itchyflop
itchyflop

to be fair it looks fkn good, i thought the vita was good, i t can't look this good on the iphones ??? i pad i can believe

grey_fox1984
grey_fox1984

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grey_fox1984
grey_fox1984

NOVA is definitely much more a Halo knockoff than it is a Mass Effect substitute.

BasiK3108
BasiK3108

nova 2 is iOS halo not mass effect, just sayin'