I Loved the mako exploration. Whats with all the hate?

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#1 Posted by DriveupLife (909 posts) -

Mako combat wasn't really that good, but planets were big, it was sort of adventurous going around looking at stuff, plus you can rocket boost! I thought it was sick at the time. Maybe I just glossed over the flaws?

#2 Posted by benjaebe (2783 posts) -

The planet design was awful for a vehicle with as shitty and floaty handling as the Mako. You spent more time doing flips and bouncing around screaming in frustration than you did actually doing the cookie cutter missions or events that you were trying to get to.

#3 Edited by FritzDude (2253 posts) -

It's because of the stupid cannon. It wont shoot down. But i love the exploration too.

#4 Posted by ThePickle (4155 posts) -

The gun sucks and the driving is just way too slippery. 

#5 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5806 posts) -

I liked the Mako too. I think they should have considered improving it, instead of removing it altogether in ME2.

#6 Posted by sixghost (1679 posts) -

Wait until you have to try and climb a mountain and it takes you 15 minutes, only to barrel roll all the way back down.
 
Wait until you have to shoot down.

#7 Posted by T0mF5 (928 posts) -

The Mako is way better than planet probing.

#8 Edited by cgoodno (166 posts) -
@FritzDude said:

" It's because of the stupid cannon. It wont shoot down. But i love the exploration too. "

 Edit: I got confuzzled.

As for why all the hate?  Because people have to hate on something.  It wasn't great, but the new mako DLC in ME2 is likely a sign of what they will turn it into in ME3.
#9 Posted by zudthespud (3281 posts) -

I don't mind the handling, it's not a lamborghini. 
 
The problem with it was not being able to shoot down, and the planet exploration being uninteresting after the second time.  
 
Overall it felt cumbersome, getting rid of it was a much better decision.

#10 Posted by Rayfield (2097 posts) -

Yeah I had no real problem with the Mako. I enjoyed ramming those Geth Colossus bastards. Driving up a 90 degree angle was also kinda enjoyable. 
 
That said, I preferred the mining in Mass Effect 2. I think I'm the only one.
#11 Posted by Shirogane (3563 posts) -

The planets were pretty much all the same and really horrible, even though the Mako was supposed to be able to go 'anywhere' it just couldn't get up some of those damn slopes! 
Every planet was either ice mountains, dirt mountains or lava mountains? Or just mountains. 
 
The thing also controlled like an utter piece of crap. Though i admit, the PC Mako was almost bearable, the 360 one is just the worst thing ever!
#12 Posted by Ragdrazi (2283 posts) -

I liked The Mako too. I mean, I think the planets could have been a hell of a lot less cut and paste.The handling wasn't too difficult. And even if you did do flips and shit it wasn't hard to get yourself back right. I really felt like everyone was going to say there wasn't ENOUGH Mako in the game. I don't know. Maybe it's just how my mind works, but me and that bug got along great.

#13 Posted by Hunkulese (2651 posts) -

The controls sucked and the planets were too big. It would be fine if there was actually something to find but the majority of the planets were huge, barren and uninteresting.

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#14 Posted by Ragdrazi (2283 posts) -
@Shirogane said:
"Though i admit, the PC Mako was almost bearable, the 360 one is just the worst thing ever! "
Huh. Yeah, I was PC. Maybe that's it.
#15 Posted by animathias (1170 posts) -

On like the 30th planet, after spending 30-45 minutes trying to climb a mountain to get some sort of mineral, it begins to grate on you. Then when you get the thing stuck in such a way that your only option is to reload the save and try again (yes, it is very possible,) hate is the only justifiable answer.

If you've managed to avoid such problems, then bravo, you've done something I couldn't. 

#16 Posted by Joeybagad0nutz (1438 posts) -

The planet looked the same and the controls sucked. Pretty much the whole thing sucked.
#17 Posted by lucas_kelly (769 posts) -
@T0mF5 said:
" The Mako is way better than planet probing. "
Yeah have to agree. I never had a problem with the Mako anyway, don't know what people are talking about when they complain about the controls.
#18 Posted by Aus_azn (2224 posts) -

I tried (and often succeeded) to drive it into places where it shouldn't have been able to go. Shows how great it was.

#19 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

i fucking loved it

#20 Posted by Clinkz (1118 posts) -

God the mako was garbage. I thought the game was garbage but thats just me. Just beat shadow broker and am going to start on overlord DLC for ME 2. Never play this game on insanity with a vanguard; its simply unfair.

#21 Posted by ESREVER (2671 posts) -

I thought the MAKO was great! I loved driving around planets (and tumbling down steep mountain sides) searching for hidden treasures. It was great fun I thought! Never understood all the MAKO hate myself, either. 
Then again, I have been told that I am insane and masochistic so... eh!

#22 Posted by Doctorchimp (4069 posts) -
@FancySoapsMan said:
" I liked the Mako too. I think they should have considered improving it, instead of removing it altogether in ME2. "
Firewalker?
 
 The Mako was fucking terrible, jesus doing the same mundane thing on the same fucking planet was a joke. 
 
Planet Probing was fucked up too, but at least it wasn't the mako.
#23 Posted by Ragdrazi (2283 posts) -
@Doctorchimp said:
" @FancySoapsMan said:
" I liked the Mako too. I think they should have considered improving it, instead of removing it altogether in ME2. "
Firewalker?  The Mako was fucking terrible, jesus doing the same mundane thing on the same fucking planet was a joke.  Planet Probing was fucked up too, but at least it wasn't the mako. "
What there was to do, was, I thought, fun. I wanted more of it. Less repetition.
#24 Edited by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

Between this and your Super Meat Boy fiasco, Im kind of thinking maybe you just like long boring trods where there's no real danger. You and my grandpa. Birds of a feather. Im fascinated that something like the mako bullshit could exist in such a successful game. That goes double for the probing. That's like some EVE online-level obtuse excersize in voluntary manual labor, but with no payoff. Here, do something menial. Its good because there's so much of it.

#25 Posted by Ragdrazi (2283 posts) -
@ryanwho: Hey! There were Thresher Maws.
#26 Posted by BaneFireLord (2912 posts) -

I was totally indifferent about the Mako.

#27 Edited by Dany (7887 posts) -

I love the Mako aswell, the only thing i disliked was hte planet was stale and boring. Also, I loved jumping off a hight cliff and spinning all around and landing safely

#28 Posted by Enigma777 (6057 posts) -

Climbing up those mountains was just.... ugh. People can travel at lighspeed through space, but they can't make a damn vehicle that can easily and quickly navigate mountainous terrain? 
 
Hammerhead >>>>>> Mako

#29 Posted by Geno (6477 posts) -

I loved the Mako too, exploring large swaths of land on alien planets was a blast. Not to mention, driving the Mako was basically optional except for about all of 5 minutes in the original Mass Effect. It was also easy enough to handle (at least on the PC version). Have no idea what all the complaints are about. 

#30 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5806 posts) -
@Doctorchimp said:
" @FancySoapsMan said:
" I liked the Mako too. I think they should have considered improving it, instead of removing it altogether in ME2. "
Firewalker?  The Mako was fucking terrible, jesus doing the same mundane thing on the same fucking planet was a joke.  Planet Probing was fucked up too, but at least it wasn't the mako. "
It got old after a while, but it had potential to be awesome, if done correctly.
#31 Posted by mm665 (407 posts) -

I liked it.Probing ,on the other hand, is most boring shit ever in video game.

#32 Posted by kingzetta (4307 posts) -

LAIR

#33 Posted by Ragdrazi (2283 posts) -
@Dany said:
" I love the Mako aswell, the only thing i disliked was hte planet was stale and boring. Also, I loved jumping off a hight cliff and spinning all around and landing safely "
I used to do that too! Drive up the highest cliff I could find and jump off!
#34 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5250 posts) -

I've said it before, they should have put a trick scoring system in the game for those sections.
 

#35 Posted by EpicSteve (6479 posts) -

The planet environments were half-assed and the combat was impossible.

#36 Posted by xyzygy (9899 posts) -

I loved the Mako, man I spent so much time on that thing. I think that a lot of people just didn't bother to really learn how to use it.

#37 Posted by lilman1101 (1060 posts) -

There were lots of mountains and hill on the planets and if you are driving up one on the Mako then it essentially makes it impossible to kill people because the turret/cannon shoots straight, making awful combat.

#38 Posted by W0lfbl1tzers (1787 posts) -

Because they somehow managed to get worse at making four wheel drive vehicles in the future.

#39 Posted by Skytylz (4030 posts) -
@DriveupLife: It was a million times better than resource scanning!
#40 Posted by mylifeforAiur (3482 posts) -

It was better than the damn mining^^

#41 Posted by MEATBALL (3077 posts) -

The Mako never really bothered me, I could take it or leave it. Then I used it on the PC and thought I understood the hate...but apparantly people think the Mako controls better on the PC, I thought it controlled like utter garbage compared to the 360, myself.
 
While I can understand the Mako not being a particularly popular facet of Mass Effect, it's basically become the cool internets trend to preface anything you say about Mass Effect with "The Mako fucking sucked", its been blown out of proportion somewhat.

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#42 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11486 posts) -

All the people who complain about mining never bothered to play a second playthrough (where you get 50k of each resource, basically making Mining unnecessary) or one after they patched it to make it take like a minute. Resource scanning is passively bad. The Mako is actively bad.

#43 Posted by Turambar (6677 posts) -

The Mako controlled like shit, and the planets were bland and uninteresting for the most part.  It deserves all the hate it gets.

#44 Posted by ThePickle (4155 posts) -

The amount of MAKO apologists really bothers me. I mean, mining planets wasn't great, but at least it worked as advertised. The Mako straight up didn't work. 

#45 Posted by lordbazuco (378 posts) -

At least with the Mako I felt like I was doing something. The mining is so tedious and boring. Plus I kinda enjoyed the mako mining. Sure you couldn't shoot down, but you can rocket boost up ward and then land a shot. And scaling 90 degree walls was a bit of a chore but i liked it. I was disappointed by the streamlining of me2. but that does not detract enough from making it my 2010 game of the year.  I hope in me3 they do bring back some of the exploration stuff. it made the universe feel bigger. 

#46 Posted by Ragdrazi (2283 posts) -
@HandsomeDevil said:
" The amount of MAKO apologists really bothers me. I mean, mining planets wasn't great, but at least it worked as advertised. The Mako straight up didn't work.  "
Worked for me. I don't know. Maybe it was just the pc.
#47 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4297 posts) -

I would rather fight a legion (haha) of Geth Colossus with my bare fists than ever drive the Mako again.

#48 Posted by ThePickle (4155 posts) -
@Ragdrazi said:
" @HandsomeDevil said:
" The amount of MAKO apologists really bothers me. I mean, mining planets wasn't great, but at least it worked as advertised. The Mako straight up didn't work.  "
Worked for me. I don't know. Maybe it was just the pc. "
Yeah I heard the game played better on the PC. 
#49 Posted by Ragdrazi (2283 posts) -
@HandsomeDevil said:
" @Ragdrazi said:
" @HandsomeDevil said:
" The amount of MAKO apologists really bothers me. I mean, mining planets wasn't great, but at least it worked as advertised. The Mako straight up didn't work.  "
Worked for me. I don't know. Maybe it was just the pc. "
Yeah I heard the game played better on the PC.  "
You know, the more I think about it, this might explain a lot. I've seen people ragging on mass effect's combat, and I haven't understood that too well either.
#50 Posted by endaround (2138 posts) -

The MAKO was fine on planet exploration where you could strafe bases or snipe towers though marking what terrain was passable and what wasn't would have gone a long way..  It sucked in any of the on rails story missions where you couldn't steer and basically had to use the jump jets to dodge rocket fire.

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