A Mass Effect Dilemma

#1 Posted by Zombutler (176 posts) -

SO back when Mass Effect was released, I played it and really liked it. I got a little farther than the part where you rescue the blue woman, Liara is her name I believe? ANYWAY, I traded it in back then stupidly, and tonight I grabbed it again for 15 bucks because I need a new game to enjoy. So my question is:
 
Should I resume from where I was and be confused as to what's going on, seeing as I don't remember ANYTHING, or should I begin a new save file? What do you guys think? Also, how far along was I in my original playthrough?

#2 Posted by CitizenKane (10508 posts) -

It depends on if you did any of the other available missions off of the Citadel before rescuing Liara.  If rescuing her was the first thing you did once you left the Citadel, then you should be okay going back with your old save.

#3 Posted by slinky6 (567 posts) -

Just start over, it's a great game.

#4 Posted by Griddler (3344 posts) -

That's about where I am and I don't think the story has progressed all that much yet but that was the first place I went so I don't know what happens on the other planets, 
but if you went straight there you should be fine.

#5 Posted by Zombutler (176 posts) -
@CitizenKane: Is there any way I could tell by I dunno, looking at my achievements maybe? (that's not sarcasm by the way, but it sounded sarcastic when I typed it)
#6 Posted by CitizenKane (10508 posts) -
@Zombutler said:
" @CitizenKane: Is there any way I could tell by I dunno, looking at my achievements maybe? (that's not sarcasm by the way, but it sounded sarcastic when I typed it) "
You can load up that save and check the Journal and see what missions you have completed.  If you have finished any of the planets other than the one where you find Liara, you might as well start again.  It won't take that long to get back there and you could probably load your previous character's level and stats onto your new guy.
#7 Posted by brainwins (252 posts) -

I would start over or read a walkthrough of the parts you don´t remember, that way you will know what is going on.

#8 Posted by Banjo_ace (118 posts) -
@slinky6 said:
" Just start over, it's a great game. "
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#9 Posted by Zombutler (176 posts) -

Ok, I loaded it up and I remembered what had made me stop playing the game in the first place: an insanely hard boss fight with **SPOILERS** Liara's mother***SPOILERS*** that I couldn't get past. Should I still start a new game?

#10 Edited by Luberik (129 posts) -

**spoilers** kill all the reinforcements that spawn immediatelly when they enter, when y're fighting mom. And make her immobile as much as possible (floating in the air and stuff) **spoilers**
 
But y can start a new game anyways. It's a great story. Maybe you can do things a bit different from the first time to see what happens!

#11 Posted by superfoot (50 posts) -

Does anybody happen to know if  you can restart with exatly the same looking character? Without having to remake him.


 

#12 Edited by jNerd (2008 posts) -

Dude I'm in the same boat you are, I just bought it back, I really need to start that game over.

#13 Posted by sickVisionz (1268 posts) -
@Zombutler said:
" Ok, I loaded it up and I remembered what had made me stop playing the game in the first place: an insanely hard boss fight with **SPOILERS** Liara's mother***SPOILERS*** that I couldn't get past. Should I still start a new game? "
Don't do that level first.  I did that level first and it was hell.  I was only like level 10 or something and was getting my ass handed to me.  I feel like that level is meant to be done later on.  When you play it first it's hard as balls and even worse it makes every other boss fight (even Saren) seem like a cake walk.

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