Thinking about picking this up...

#1 Posted by cinemandrew (711 posts) -

I've been curious about this game for a while, and I've wanted to get it (especially since it's only $20 now). My only concern is that it will have the same problem I found in KOTOR. I own KOTOR, I like it, but I've never completed it. I just get hung up on the lack of enemy respawns. When I play an RPG, especially one with more depth like this one, I like having the ability to grind levels. With KOTOR, I never had that option. I liked the story, the presentation, the battle system, and pretty much everything in that game, except the xp. I can understand why they would do that. I can respect that it forces you to think a little harder before you invest in a skill. I just prefer a game that rewards you for spending more time building up your characters. Any feedback would be appreciated. 

#2 Posted by Arkthemaniac (6535 posts) -

You can spend a lot of time building up your characters in this game, but, since I haven't played it a ton, I'm not sure if the main missions will scale to fit you.

#3 Posted by Breadfan (6590 posts) -

Definitely pick it up.  A two disk Platinum Hits version just came out for $20.  Well worth it

#4 Posted by jakob187 (21728 posts) -

Why would you still be thinking about it?  THINKING about getting this game is something that people should NEVER do.  You should just simply see it and say "fuck yes, let's do this shit, you dirty tramp".

#5 Posted by cinemandrew (711 posts) -
jakob187 said:
"Why would you still be thinking about it?  THINKING about getting this game is something that people should NEVER do.  You should just simply see it and say "fuck yes, let's do this shit, you dirty tramp"."
Well that doesn't really answer my question, but it sure is convincing.

Br3adfan said:
"Definitely pick it up.  A two disk Platinum Hits version just came out for $20.  Well worth it
"
I wasn't aware of a 2-disk edition. Thanks for the heads up.
#6 Posted by MKHavoc (1307 posts) -

It's been a while since I've played, but I don't remember there being respawning enemies.  The main story was made up of a few long missions, but I don't remember being able to go back any of the planets that were necessary for the main quest.  I could be wrong though, but remember it's been a while.  I really enjoyed the game though.  Sorry, if I wasn't much help.

#7 Posted by sarahsdad (1119 posts) -

I just finished the game for the first time about a month or two ago, and MKHavok's right, if there were re-spawns they were really subtle. I'm not sure about XP, but the game can be set at the start to different challenge levels. I think there were three; with the lowest having you always fighting enemies that were lower level than you, the middle fighting the basic enemies at about your level, while bosses were scaled above you, and the third level had everything higher level than you from start to finish.

I played through on medium, and it felt satisfying. I started out not that good, and gradually scaled up;  by the end, I couldn't ignore the regular enemies, but I was also good enough that I could experiment with different strategies, and the boss fights (especially the last one) were appropriately difficult.
#8 Posted by cinemandrew (711 posts) -
sarahsdad said:
"I just finished the game for the first time about a month or two ago, and MKHavok's right, if there were re-spawns they were really subtle. I'm not sure about XP, but the game can be set at the start to different challenge levels. I think there were three; with the lowest having you always fighting enemies that were lower level than you, the middle fighting the basic enemies at about your level, while bosses were scaled above you, and the third level had everything higher level than you from start to finish.
I played through on medium, and it felt satisfying. I started out not that good, and gradually scaled up;  by the end, I couldn't ignore the regular enemies, but I was also good enough that I could experiment with different strategies, and the boss fights (especially the last one) were appropriately difficult.
"
That pretty well answers my question. It seems like the game may not have been exactly what I was looking for (at least in this reguard), but it's probably something I should give a shot anyway. Hell, what's $20 in the long run right?
#9 Posted by Karmum (11519 posts) -

Do it, great game. Will get you pumped up for Mass Effect 2, for sure.

#10 Edited by jakob187 (21728 posts) -
cinemandrew said:
"jakob187 said:
"Why would you still be thinking about it?  THINKING about getting this game is something that people should NEVER do.  You should just simply see it and say "fuck yes, let's do this shit, you dirty tramp"."
Well that doesn't really answer my question, but it sure is convincing.
"
How does that NOT help you?  What more could you ask for other than for it to magically sprout tits, poon, and ass and call itself "horny Anne Hathaway"?!

Buy it.  Buy it.  Buy it.  FFS, BUY IT!!!
#11 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11994 posts) -

Mass Effect is a good game with great story and characters, however the side quests are tedious and repetetive, party member AI is bad, and there are some technical problems which all keep it from being excellent. Still, worth getting, especially at $20

#12 Posted by ArchScabby (5809 posts) -

What do you mean thinking?  You better get this game NOW!!

#13 Posted by Lev_Arris (103 posts) -

I will give it a try too.  I found a lot of problems with KOTOR and when Mass Effect came out I was worried that it would fall in the same shoes.  

#14 Posted by Kohe321 (3531 posts) -

Absolutely, it's an awesome game.

#15 Posted by cinemandrew (711 posts) -

Purchased it. I'm 20 hours in, and I'm loving it so far. well worth the $20.

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