#1 Posted by Yukoei (1878 posts) -
#2 Posted by i69edUrGpa (586 posts) -

YOU'RE MAKING ME CHOOSE BETWEEN THOSE FANTASTIC TITLES!? I CAN'T EVEN CHOOSE WHICH ONE OF YOUR THREADS TO POST IN!!1!!!1!!! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

#3 Posted by Yukoei (1878 posts) -
@i69edUrGpa said:
"YOU'RE MAKING ME CHOOSE BETWEEN THOSE FANTASTIC TITLES!? I CAN'T EVEN CHOOSE WHICH ONE OF YOUR THREADS TO POST IN!!1!!!1!!! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL "

Lmao.
#4 Posted by Branthog (7340 posts) -

Are you asking for advice on which to buy if you can only buy one? If so, I'd say Mass Effect 2 if you are console-only and Dragon Age if you have a PC. Both are great, but if you can only get one, you probably are looking for the best value. Dragon Age has a broader potential for engaging re-playability than ME2 does (though it isn't shabby itself). Plus, Dragon Age on PC is somewhat cheaper than ME2 on console.
 
If you're making me choose for myself? Well, then I won't. I'll have both.

#5 Posted by Yukoei (1878 posts) -
@Branthog said:
"Are you asking for advice on which to buy if you can only buy one? If so, I'd say Mass Effect 2 if you are console-only and Dragon Age if you have a PC. Both are great, but if you can only get one, you probably are looking for the best value. Dragon Age has a broader potential for engaging re-playability than ME2 does (though it isn't shabby itself). Plus, Dragon Age on PC is somewhat cheaper than ME2 on console.
 
If you're making me choose for myself? Well, then I won't. I'll have both. "

I was making YOU choose and you HAVE to choose or mutan ninja elfs will rape your furniture.
#6 Posted by Venatio (4483 posts) -

Which one did I like more? 
 
Easily Mass Effect, I love that game

#7 Posted by Skald (4366 posts) -

Dragon Age.

#8 Posted by Shirogane (3563 posts) -
@Yukoei said:
"@Branthog said:
"Are you asking for advice on which to buy if you can only buy one? If so, I'd say Mass Effect 2 if you are console-only and Dragon Age if you have a PC. Both are great, but if you can only get one, you probably are looking for the best value. Dragon Age has a broader potential for engaging re-playability than ME2 does (though it isn't shabby itself). Plus, Dragon Age on PC is somewhat cheaper than ME2 on console.
 
If you're making me choose for myself? Well, then I won't. I'll have both. "
I was making YOU choose and you HAVE to choose or mutan ninja elfs will rape your furniture. "

Hmm, mutant ninja elves sound kinda hawt... 
 
Dragon Age is waaaaay too long, and too hard. If not for that it'd be a pretty awesome game. But i like sci-fi over fantasy... 
It's too bad ME doesn't have lightsabers/equivalent.
#9 Edited by xyzygy (9868 posts) -

The Dragon Age story and setting is totally uninspired, and Iike how they do dialogue in Mass Effect. Plus, the presentation for Mass Effect is stellar. 
 
@Shirogane: I think that after doing KOTOR maybe Bioware would want to step away from the Lightsabers :P

#10 Posted by Bellum (2944 posts) -
@extremeradical said:
" Dragon Age. "
#11 Posted by DrRandle (1202 posts) -

Mass Effect actually knows what it means to have a video game that is visually appealing, on top of a good story. The combat...well that's personal tastes, but I found Mass Effect's combat to be more satisfying and less convoluted. Also Mass Effect came up with some really nice conventions from a cinematic and narrative point of view that Dragon Age decided to ignore, making it feel much more archaic. 
 
All this being said I haven't played 2 yet, so for all I know the series divebombed, though I doubt that to be true.

#12 Posted by TheJollyRajah (1576 posts) -

Dragon Age is great.

#13 Posted by Sly_Ry (155 posts) -
@Shirogane said:
It's too bad ME doesn't have lightsabers/equivalent. "


How dare you.
#14 Posted by MB (11888 posts) -

Dave's commentary about Dragon Age totally scared me away from it. I just don't have the time to sink into a title like that right now...I'll get around to it eventually though.

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#15 Posted by Shirogane (3563 posts) -
@Sly_Ry:
@xyzygy:

But but...lightsabers! 
 
Well, main i just want a proper melee weapon in ME, considering enemies have a tendency to just run all the way up to you and start shooting/whacking you around. Especially those damn krogan.
#16 Posted by Fallen189 (4931 posts) -

Mass effect was trash. Pick the lesser of two evils.

#17 Posted by WitchHunter_Z (882 posts) -

I prefer Dragon Age, but I have a feeling that Mass Effect would be better if I played them on consoles.
 
I didn't enjoy Mass Effect at all my first playthrough, it took me a second to appreciate it but it still feels rather underwhelming. Dragon Age on the other hand sucked me in right from the start and was consistently excellent.

#18 Posted by Matfei90 (1288 posts) -

Get both, but if you can't I'd definately say Mass Effect.

#19 Posted by armaan8014 (5316 posts) -
@Yukoei said:
" @Branthog said:
"Are you asking for advice on which to buy if you can only buy one? If so, I'd say Mass Effect 2 if you are console-only and Dragon Age if you have a PC. Both are great, but if you can only get one, you probably are looking for the best value. Dragon Age has a broader potential for engaging re-playability than ME2 does (though it isn't shabby itself). Plus, Dragon Age on PC is somewhat cheaper than ME2 on console.
 
If you're making me choose for myself? Well, then I won't. I'll have both. "
I was making YOU choose and you HAVE to choose or mutan ninja elfs will rape your furniture. "
Hehe.. nice..
And about the question, if you have got the time, go for DA:O.  But if it's instant gratification you want, ME2
#20 Posted by Jadeskye (4366 posts) -

The mass effect fiction is the better of the two imo. 
 
Origins is the better game. 
 
however, if you bring mass effect 2 into it... deffinately ME

#21 Posted by ToxicFruit (1717 posts) -

This is like choosing between my 2 unborn children, or my dog and my bird :(  you sir are a monster!

#22 Posted by PenguinDust (12436 posts) -

There is only one answer and that is BOTH.  But, if you mean which should you get first, then it depends on where you are running it.  If you are going to play on you PC and your PC has the recommended specs (not minimum), then I'd definitely say Dragon Age: Origins.  But, if your only option or preferred platform is the 360, then I would suggest Mass Effect 2.  If you have a completed save for Mass Effect 1, then get ME2 for wherever that save is stored.  Now, if you haven't played Mass Effect 1, then that is your first priority.  However, the DA:O on PC rule still trumps all I've said so far.  Simple, no?