Did you beat the original Mass Effect before playing Mass Effect 2?

#1 Posted by loudology (205 posts) -
#2 Posted by Mrnitropb (2090 posts) -

yup, three times

#3 Posted by Toxin066 (3271 posts) -

Only about 5 times...

#4 Posted by Cazamalos (983 posts) -

played ME1 an read the two books too before playing ME2

#5 Posted by CitizenKane (10506 posts) -

About 4 times.

#6 Posted by General_D23 (1201 posts) -

5 times for me. Just finished my last one. My ME2 copy should be arriving any time now.
#7 Posted by Demyx (3237 posts) -
@Mrnitropb said:
" yup, three times "
3 here as well.
#8 Posted by Alphawolfy (325 posts) -

I bought Mass Effect for the PC on Steam, thinking that my PC could run it with no problems (that's what canyourunit led me to believe...), and the performance is far from smooth; I won't go into the details, but it's not very enjoyable. So I decided that I wouldn't force myself to finish, and instead just get ME2 for the Xbox 360.
So... no
Yeah I'm in the minority I guess :P

#9 Posted by essaregee (573 posts) -

I feel like a nerd. Over two dozen times between the PC and the 360.

#10 Posted by HT101 (1153 posts) -

I tried to finish it but student teaching got in the way.  Beat Noveria but didn't get any further.  Fortunately, that was my second character and my first is level 60 and ready to go when I get to play it after I am done at school today.

#11 Posted by SubwayD (486 posts) -

I've finished it once before but lost the damn save file. 
My attempt to go through it again in preparation for ME2 was scupperd upon realizing just how bloody linear the game is until you hit spectre status. If I have to go through Eden Prime one more bloody time...  >:| 
Ok, maybe it was my fault for trying to play each class when the first game came out. I just hope ME2 has some replay value.

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#12 Edited by Kazona (3063 posts) -
@SubwayD said:

" I've finished it once before but lost the damn save file.  My attempt to go through it again in preparation for ME2 was scupperd upon realizing just how bloody linear the game is until you hit spectre status. If I have to go through Eden Prime one more bloody time...  >:|  Ok, maybe it was my fault for trying to play each class when the first game came out. I just hope ME2 has some replay value. "

Same problem here. I did replay it again, so I have a new save file, but I wish this character was at level 60 for the extra bonusses.
 
Edit: I am thinking of postponing the purchase of ME2 to get to lvl 60 in the first. But I don't know if the bonus stuff is really worth going through the entire game yet again.
 
Edit 2: Just checked the level of my highest character. He's 46, so it's definitely doable to get him up to at least 50... I think I might go for it.
#13 Posted by DeviantJoker (398 posts) -

Beat it on the 360, but only one play-through. Anything at all doing with the Mako made my sigh in annoyance. Also, nearly every side-quest was the same boring repeating design over and over. I couldn't impress myself to try and push through it again. 
 
Regardless, it is a shame that when and if I purchase the game, it will be for PC. I don't really care about the bonuses, all the extra little levels and resources don't entirely mean much to me - the game does not end up being that hard unless you jack up the difficulty (at least as far as ME1 was concerned). I'm more wondering the impact of the choices made in the previous ME1 - the romance choice, the end decisions and other critical decisions. 
 
Anyone know how deeply they are referenced or impact on in ME2? I'm deciding whether or not to buy ME1 for the PC and just play through it once simply for the end-save file for choices.

#14 Posted by Evilsbane (4582 posts) -

I finished it last night about 1:00am (My previous save was stolen along with my Xbox so I had to make a new one)

#15 Posted by Jams (2960 posts) -

I started Saturday at noon, played until 1am and then finished the game from 10am to 5pm Sunday.

#16 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

About 7 times... Too bad I played so many different classes that not one of them is level 60. :/

#17 Posted by belaraphon (451 posts) -

i beat it 4 times, about a month before me2's release.  i wanted to finish all the achievements and refresh myself with the story.  i only wish i had paid more attention the story elements on my last play through as i only completed story elements with my level 60 character.  this game could be the death of me as i will probably want to run back through me1, complete all of the content as my badass paragon and then save the universe again in me2.

#18 Posted by MachoFantastico (4594 posts) -

Played through the PC version twice, and due to a hard drive issue some months back I'm playing through it again at the moment to get a new save and of course to play through the game again. 

#19 Posted by labam89 (311 posts) -

Once, about 2 years ago. For some reason it never grabbed my full attention. That may have something to do with just getting off my 2nd play through of oblivion and or due to the shitty ass drm which is still on my pc.

#20 Edited by NoXious (1338 posts) -

Yes, but found out I can't change my name so I'm now on to my 4th playthrough.

Did a Full Renegade, Full Paragon, Perfect Choices and now Perfect Character (Perfect Choices+proper first name).

I hate my perfectionist nature :-(

#21 Posted by Noted (120 posts) -

Yes, 3 times. But I lost all of my saves..... :(

#22 Posted by Ashwyn (202 posts) -

Not yet, but when it comes out on Friday i'm going to buy Mass Effect 1, aswell as 2 and play through the first before i jump into the second.

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#23 Posted by Noodles (539 posts) -

Beat it twice, once on PC and once on 360.

#24 Posted by Peacemaker (1103 posts) -

I bought ME a few weeks ago and put quite a bit of time into it.  I got to the Ashley Kaiden part and chose ashley.  Little did I know that there was a know bug that sometimes would not let the player advance foreword.  That'll show me for not keeping an extra save every once in a while.  I'm almost back at Virmire again though.  I'll probably have to wait another day or two to play ME2 since I really want to finish ME first.  Even though I pretty much know what happens at the end. 

#25 Posted by Venatio (4491 posts) -

Yes, five times actually and reached lvl 60

#26 Posted by ROWD (129 posts) -

Just wrapped it up last night actually. Will be venturing out soon to pick up ME2.

#27 Edited by j_drace (353 posts) -

I have, only once though.  I was still able to reach level 60, but I messed up some of the 'chievos since my party was constantly changing so every member had the same amount of party time, which led to me missing out on some party specific 'chievos.  As much as that annoyed me, I'm still more annoyed at the fact that when I sold my 250HDD I forgot to backup my saves to my MU and now I no longer have the save.  I really want the extra content you get when you import a LV. 60, but even more I want my previous choices to be imported as well.

#28 Posted by garc4475 (159 posts) -

hell yeah , playing the second without playing the first ruins half the fun.
 
Your decisions take effect on mass 2 such as  who and who didn't die in your crew for one. 

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