it only took me ten hours on my first playthrough
It FELT like I was gaining levels pretty fast... and I took the casual explore-the-world approach. Found myself at 20-hrs at level 33. 5 hours later I had level 36 and beat the game with what seemed to be highly over powered characters (but I have heard the game is generally easy on normal setting). Shepard was a biotic, and I had Ashley and Garrus.
Need to try this on hard now.
I got like upper 20s on my first playthrough. Rushing through a RPG is a pretty fail based method of playing it. Speed runs are cool but i've never understood the purpose of buying a game just get done with it as quickly as possible.
I understand why reviewers do it cuz they HAVE to play like 100+ games a year, but for a consumer it's seems pretty stupid imo.
" The game is an rpg man. Explore, Explore, Explore. Don't just rush through the main story quest like it's another mindless "Go from Point A to Point B" kinda game. "
Huh? A "mindless go from point A to B game" is a detailed description of what ME is.
The main quest takes 10 hours or less if thats all you play. Doing every quest probably takes about 25-30. But on average if your not doing no side quests but your not going for 100% most players will get 20 hours roughly out of a playthrough.
" well i played through a second time and it still only took me around 10 hours and i explored a whole helluva lot "Congrats! Your next task is to S rank Star Ocean: The Last Hope! that should take you a solid 15 hours. ;)
" The game is an rpg man. Explore, Explore, Explore. Don't just rush through the main story quest like it's another mindless "Go from Point A to Point B" kinda game. "But theres nothing worth while to explore in mass effect. I dont want to land on a really bad looking and samey looking planet to mine rock that barely does anything to then visit a building on the planet which looks identical on every planet you visit. The side quests in this were okay at best but I felt like I was doing a chore for a lot of them. Saying all that I can see why people like this game but I never liked it that much and still cant see the big hype around numero dos
I don't think it's that unusual for one's first ME playthrough to be short.
I mean, all through the game the point is emphasized that you've got to stop Saren now - the sense of urgency got to me so much that I felt like doing side missions was almost inappropriate, in a way. Before I knew it, I was facing off against Saren himself.
On additional playthroughs, I got the opportunity to explore more.
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