You should get Mass Effect 2 for the PC that way you can download other peoples' saves.
Anyone still playing Mass Effect 1?
I just started playing it again. I never finished my first play though. I want to finish this one and then do some research into whether to buy the 360 version or PS3 version of the second one. I really want to beat it this time so I am playing through on casual.
" I went back to it because it was a better game. "I think I'm already following you, but if I wasn't, I would be now.
I love the original game. It had so much more depth to the gameplay, had a more cohesive story line, and runs/looks great even today on a good PC.@bartok said:
" Was Mass Effect 1 really the better game ? Maybe you liked the story better which is a matter of taste but did you really enjoy the brain dead enemy A.I., the numerous vehicle sections, the elevator rides, and the all around jankiness better then Mass Effect 2 ? "Mass Effect was unique. It had a very deep set of mechanics, all of which were fleshed out really well. Some were overboard (Inventory management was TERRIBLE), but it was a deeper, more cohesive game. Mass Effect 2 was just a shooter with a few basic abilities thrown in there, and a really disconnected, unimportant story. You go from saving the galaxy to saving small colonies of a single race. And a lot of the things Shepard and Co. do in ME2 fly in the face of what a lot of people's original Shepards stood for. The AI isn't any better, just better shots, which has little to do with the complexity of the AI, and the friendly AI isn't different at all, they just fudge the numbers to make them capable of hitting a target.
Finished my first playthrough earlier today, or, I guess that would be yesterday now. About half an hour later I started a New Game + and beat the game again in about 4 hours by just hammering the X button through all the conversations; a shame I can't skip the cutscenes as well. Feels weird to finish a Bioware RPG in less time than it took me beat Call of Duty 4 my first time, even if I already knew where to go and what to do, not that I'm really complaining about that. I'm actually thinking of doing a third playthrough tonight in hopes of getting to level 60, since I'm at 51 right now. Once I get there, I'll start a new career and try a different class. It's doubtful I'll go for the Insane achievement, but who knows, right now my soldier class is absolutely ripping through everything without even coming close to dying, aside from when a Thresher Maw decided to surface directly underneath the Mako; sadface.
'officially" I have two shepards. Female paragon and a male renegade. I had to replay my male renegade through ME1 because some decisions he made were not that evil
It is still a great game to replay. Virmire and Ilos are still fucking great and the combat made it easy on casual(15 hours in total for everything)
" I've gone back to it when I've had the time. It's just I like to do almost everything in the game so a single playthrough can become a significant time-sink. "I did that over the course of what...4 weekends.
Totaled to 16 hours when speeding through the dialogue and on casual
I've played through it twice, and that's all the times I need to play through it. The idea that anyone could get the full S rank in this game baffles me to no end, mostly because of how totally and horrendously boring all the side content is.
I'm gonna play through this at least once more before ME3 comes out. Totally customize my experience for my first playthrough of 3.
I've played through the first Mass Effect 7 times, but yet not once since Mass Effect 2 came out. I got pretty good at the original. My last playthrough totaled 3 1/2 hours from beginning to end. You can just rip through the story missions on any difficulty if you have a fully leveled up character. I love those games so much. I can't wait to play through them again nearer the end of this year.
" I've played through it twice, and that's all the times I need to play through it. The idea that anyone could get the full S rank in this game baffles me to no end, mostly because of how totally and horrendously boring all the side content is. "If you want to get the Achievements for completing the majority of the game, then it's pretty easy to just hammer the X button through all dialogue. Once you've completed the game the first time, you're so powerful that you barely need to pay attention during combat. I got all the ally Achievements over the course of a week or so by kind of half-ass playing while listening to music/podcasts or talking on the phone.
I'm replaying it right now. I'm trying to speed through everything as fast as possible so I can import into ME2 with a different playthrough. I honestly don't know if it's worth it... I'm not having that much fun.
Also, the renegade path seems to not leave many left to come back in the sequel, at least from what I've read. Almost doesn't seem worth it, except for a few big decisions (though I'm killing the Rachni, and that just means they won't be there anymore... so is it even going to be interesting to see the difference?).
It's a bummer that instead of making the vehicle easier to use for those who (inexplicably) had trouble with it they just removed exploration from the second and, I assume, third game. The exploration made the "world" feel huge, and most the planets are really distinct feeling. Admittedly the side missions could have used more variety in content and design.
I've been trying to, but the shooter controls of the first one are so inferior that I might end up buying the PS3 version so I can use the comic to make my decisions from ME1.
You can get the comic on the 360.
I love ME1 I've probably completed it about 10 times now. Definatly my favourite game on the 360.
I played mainly as an adept/vangaurd so I really didn't see a problem with the shooting. I actually prefer the power system in ME1 as you can use more powers more frequently.
What's the big deal with the mako missions? It works fine for what you need to do with it.
I want to go back because I need to save Wrex and have him in ME 2 for me. I was nice to him when he was getting angry so I'm not sure how to keep him from getting killed. Can I revert to a previous save and somehow keep him from dying, then recomplete the rest of the game? Do I need a certain charm level?
I'm hoofing it through 2 right now, but when I finish that and 3 when it comes out I'm going to go back and do a massive play through of all three games. I really underestimated just how awesome the story and the game itself for that matter really is. It actually is quite a bit of fun when you finally become a spectre.
I just finished playing ME1 (2nd play-thru) last week. Made it to 59. I tried to get to 60 but it wasn't happening.
I wanted to make sure that I played ME1 and ME2 (at least 2 plays each) before hitting ME3.
I just started ME2 this week. I'm very happy that I played ME1 at least 2x. It was totally worth it. I was a little reluctant to play ME1 because folks dissed the gameplay controls. Now I realize that those folks probably went to Disney World (ME2) before visiting Disney Land (ME1). If all you know is Disney Land (ME1) then the gameplay is pretty dope.
I fired it up to start a renegade FemShep. The Genesis DLC for ME2 was an option, but I think I'd rather play ME1 in its entirety and get the full experience.
Have already punched out a civilian, and pulled a gun on and extorted some others for material gain. Giving Williams lip for being incompetent and losing the rest of her squad on Eden Prime was amusing also.
Renegade FemShep is going to do well.
Despite all of the not-so-great aging, I do plan to replay it at some point. But not now. I've been dicking around with Dragon Age Origins for months now, and I want to finish it. The same for KOTOR. If I'm not on Bioware overload by then, I'll do my Mass Effect replay then.
Strangely enough, after finishing ME1 the second time I immediately bought the comic book thingy so I'd never have to replay the first game again. To this very day, I've never actually used it.
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