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Oh Shepard, my Shepard 0

Some games have an uncanny way of holding up to the test of time and remaining great games. Super Mario Bros, a Link to the Past, the original Halo; all these games are among those who's quality does not age. With the imminent release of Mass Effect 2 before us, I felt it was prudent to revisit the original game and see how it holds up.  The game's replayability was the easiest part to analyze, since it could easily be judged based upon whether or not I continued playing the game. On this basis?...

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masterpiece. buy it . support bioware. 0

 Mass effect is without a doubt one of the best games ever made, it has some flaws but when you look at it in its majority you cannot help but give it a pure 10/10.The story like all the games of bioware is of epic scale, i am not gonna give any spoilers here, just saying the story rivals star wars in my opinion. The story sucks you in SO badly you wish it was all true. It just is SO sci-fi and EPIC and AWESOME and INNOVATIVE and ...and.. and...The graphics are superb , a massive jump forward fr...

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A Galatic Jawdropper 0

    Arguably every RPG that has come in contact with Bioware has been solid gold, it's first step into the pool of next-gen was highly anticipated by many RPG fans and action based game fans alike, it was a serious level Bioware targeted, a diverse universe full of planets to explore and species to interact with was something no company had touched in the next-gen age.    Right from the start of the story your emotions are split up into the Renegade or Paragon spectrum. The career decisions was ...

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An increidlbly immersive game 0

Mass Effect is probably the one of if not, the best RPG ever. It has a few minor issues, like lack of save points, and  a poor exploration vehicle, but everyone makes mistakes. This is probably the best looking game to date. The graphics are all incredibly  realistic, and the voice acting is top notch. Every single line of dialog your character says is voice acted, The action takes place in real time, but note this game is not shooter. You need to play it as an RPG, or else you will die. You get...

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A Few Minor Flaws Keep It From Perfection 0

There's an epidemic going around. It's symptoms are readily recognizable: clothing made of iron, weapons made of steel and wood, haughty elves, drunken dwarves, prophencies being fulfilled and, of course, severe dragons. I'm talking about the epidemic that seems to be sweeping the game industry that forces all RPGs, be they MMO or single-player, to take place in a post-Tolkien (sometimes even within Tolkien) fantasy setting. For those who prefer lasers over crossbows, plasteel over regular ol' s...

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Amazing story, immersive experience. 0

Mass Effect is without a doubt one of the most immersive, richly detailed games I’ve ever played. The amount of detail in the game is absolutely astounding and I found myself completely absorbed. The best story of any game I’ve ever played. Can’t wait for the sequel...

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Pretty and Witty, No Variety. 0

Mass Effect looks amazing and sounds amazing if you have the proper computer. Voice acting really immerses you into the story which is also a really good one. The game also comes packed with tons of content, and this is where the game problems start to come out. The game lacks content execution. Meaning there a lot of weapons and armors but they all look the same. Many places to go and explore but they all look the same. A lot of side missions but they all feel the same. Catch my drift? Mass Eff...

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This amazing game will keep surprising you .. 0

 The game is one of the absolute best that i have ever played (if not THE best). The main highlight of the game according to me would be the story, which keeps surprising you with the plot. The game doesn't necessarily emphasize on decision making, but how tactful you are defines how successful you may be. The story in short is about a guy named Shepard, who becomes the commander of a ship called Normandy. He then has to pursue a traitor of the council, and along the way uncovers many conspirac...

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Mass Effection 0

Mass Effect is a third person RPG (Role Playing Game) /shooter set in space, 200 years into the future.  The player becomes a character named Commander Shepard.  At the beginning of Mass Effect, the player customizes Commander Shepard to be how he or she seems fit.  The player can pick what background the Commander came from and can also pick what type of skills the Commander will have in battle.  Mass Effect also features a huge amount of character customization.  The player can change Shepard’...

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Story prevails over adversity... 0

If one recalls my Assassin's Creed review, I spoke about a game not delivering on the promises it makes during development. In a way, this point relates to Mass Effect, a game that, despite the LOFTIEST of promises made during the games lengthy production, seems to have followed through with each and every one. However... this leaves the game feeling more than a bit... scatter shot in some key areas.The story is, for all intents and purposes, the highest point of the game here. In fact, this mi...

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A missed opportunity. 0

Let's just take this step-by-step.1.) The much-heralded "new" dialogue system. The conversation system in Mass Effect was hyped to be this total re-invention of RPG dialogue systems. By giving the player multiple abbreviated conversational "tones", you could steer the conversation naturally, without getting buried reading your own dialogue options and instead just going with a briefly described tone of speech, and watch the drama unfold. In reality, the dialogue system in Mass Effect is a re-ski...

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Mass effect(Tought me the meaning of love between man and game) 0

If you have a Xbox 360 (or a very good computer(and I mean a VERY good computer) and you don't have at least tried Mass effect Ionly have one thing to say "HAHAHAHA I played Mass effect before you, LOSER!!!" I had a RELLY GREAT time playing Mass effect and maybe you're perhaps probably thinking "It most have some bad elements" and here comes my answer "Yes, it has" but I think it's small things but they will bother you if you're an impatient guy because the things it does is bad freamrate(I don'...

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Almost Perfect 0

Bioware has succeeded in creating an amazing and groundbreaking game, and started a new franchise off on a very strong note.StoryThe story is epic. Like you must single-handedly save the universe from total annihilation epic. The real-time cutscenes are some of the best in any game. The conversation system feels much more streamlined than the typical dialogue tree found in most RPGs. You pick an abbreviated statement that sums up the tone of the response or question. The universe is really flesh...

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Massive Game with Effective Story Telling 0

So Mass Effect has arrived and I am delighted to say that the master of Western RPG's as well as story telling in games has just been declared.This game is immense, immersive and impeccable in every way. Commander Shepard is that hero we have always wanted to be, whether you are a alien and human and synthetic and everything loving paragon or a shoot first and never ask question renegade Mass Effect is the game for you! (Even if you're the kinda good kinda bad Han Solo of video games).Graphics: ...

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To fantastic for words to convey! 0

Mass Effect, the hottest game to come out on the 360 finally comes out for the pc, the first question in everyone's minds is that is the game going to be that good? Well the fact is that it is worth buying for anyone out there. Gameplay wise, its essentially the same as the 360 version, but with a few tweaks for the pc market, such as the obvious mouse and keyboard setup, and hud interface which gives you the power to order your individual troops around. The boys at bioware went into alot of tr...

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A taste of good things to come!! 0

More than a game, Mass Effect is an experience. Upon playing this game it suddenly dawned on me that while I was having fun playing it, as I would any normal game, I was actually getting involved in a whole other level.  Mass Effect challenges your imagination to a point where you actually believe that you’ve been to these places and met these characters, who exist in this parallel dream world. Achieving this level of immersion is only possible if the game has compelling and extensive writing, a...

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A game that will knock your block off in story telling! 0

Bioware has hit a home run with its Space Age RPG called, Mass Effect. A politically charged Storyline with Real time Combat, this is probably going to end up in everyones christmas stockings this year. Story starts you out as a Space Marine, a member of the alliance military, The main quest is very good, but it is pretty bad in the way its pretty short, but thats only if you concentrate on the main quest, and not do the side quests, there are a good number of side quests you can embark on whic...

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A great RPG but with an average combat mechanism 0

Note: Read prequel book (Mass Effect: Revelations) by Drew Karpyshyn and enjoyed it, a good read. You might want to get it to have a good understanding of the ME Universe, species and key characters. That, in turn, got me to buying Drew's other books, Star Wars: Darth Bane which is one great book and I just got the newly published Darth Bane: Rule of Two, he's got me hooked. Where are you KOTOR 3 and please no MMO!!! Back to Mass Effect...~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~What was GIANT~~~~~~~~~~~~~...

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Mass Effect, great story, fantastic game play 0

I beat mass Effect in the course of 1 week, and regardless of rushing through a great game, it was an amazing ride, the story was captivating and invigorating, a great appeal to keep on playing. The game has a fantastic sex appeal to it, playing part dating sim when you enter into a torn decision between two women with a very suggestive love scene. Other than that, you have your standard Knights of the Old Republic good guy bad guy ranking system with a hell of a combat system. The First person ...

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Bullet Point Review: Mass Effect (XB360) 0

What I liked: Story - The overall story line in ME is amazing and really draws you in. The ending sets up part 2 really well and I'm looking forward to see what happens next. Mako - The Mako is the vehicle you drive around in. Although it needs to control better like say, the Warthog from Halo, it is a really fun buggy to boot around in.   What I didn't like: Glitchy - ME is full a little graphical bugs. Screen tearing, frame rate issues, and texture pop-in all combine to really annoy the playe...

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Ambitious game with huge positives, but terrible terrible combat 0

Mass Effect is a daring, innovative game in a few important ways. It has a creative role-playing system, a brand new setting, a lot of well-written dialog, and a beautiful presentation, and that is why it is at least tolerable. However, combat in Mass Effect is awful. It is so poorly designed and so riddled by poor AI that it almost single-handedly spoils what is otherwise a memorable experience. It is still a quality RPG, because it still has a lot of redeeming qualities, but it has some major ...

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An incredible story that compensates for some buggy game play. 0

Mass Effect is a third person RPG developed by Bioware. The best way to sum up Mass Effect is it's a space soap opera. The only thing separating Mass Effect from an actual soap opera is how compelling the story is. Most people can't sit threw an entire soap opera without losing their lunch. Mass Effect on the other hand keeps you playing for about 40 hours by drawing you in with its gameplay and then making you stay to see how the story finishes.In Mass Effect you play commander Shepard. You can...

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Underwhelming Story, Impressive Art Direction... 0

I was most excited to play Mass Effect because the story was rumored to be one of the greatest in recent years. Suffice to say I was rather disappointed. If 2nd rate science fiction, with predictable plot lines and uninspiring dialogue is your thing, then jump right in - you'll probably love it. If you were expecting a wonderfully original and sincere story on the other hand, well...hopefully you'll have better luck than I did. That's not to say that Mass Effect is a bad game. Everything else ab...

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One great epic 0

Mass effect to me is what would happen if gears of war and KOTOR somehow mated and had a video game baby. Seriously though this game is one of the best rpgs of 2007. The voice acting and conversations really keep you into the game. The answers are somewhat easily chosen since there are neutral, good, and negative answers. The graphics are great as the sci-fi theme is shown with characters bright constumes and bright armor that shines. The environment looks great and really gives you the sense th...

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One of the best games released this gen. 0

If you like shooters and/or RPGs and have not played this game you are probably also a little slow.. Mass Effect is one of the most fun and interesting games to come out in a long time. It might take some people a little while to get into this game, it starts off a little slow, but once you do it is epic. I have never played a game that actually had my emotions attached to some of the characters until I played Mass Effect.The story is absolutely the best part of the game. It is ridiculously deep...

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Mass Effect PC 0

This is a review of the PC port of Mass Effect, which released May 28, 2008.OverviewCover ArtThe Mass Effect universe, as set up in this game, is one that blends itself sublimely into the ranks of some of the best science fiction stories I know.As such, the original entry in the saga is one of the best story-driven role-playing games created; and the PC port fixes some of the issues of the original, while adding some really useful interface tweaks that the PC crowd will love. I should preface th...

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Mass Effect is immersive 0

I bought Mass Effect solely because I wanted to play a good RPG on the xbox 360. It surpassed my expectations far into another galaxy. If you are like me and waiting for Fable 2 this game might even make you forget about it for at least a month.This game is huge. A whole galaxy with hundreds of different planets is waiting for you to explore it. Mass Effect has an exciting, gripping and powerful story and excellent RPG elements that sets a high benchmark for other RPG's. You play as Commander Sh...

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Mass Effect of Consequences 0

Mass Effect for the Xbox 360 is a great game. First game I've played where my choices may lead to greatness or consequences. It took awhile to get used to it since I've never played a game like it before. I did die multiple times, especially towards the ending. I've rated it four out of five because of the little things that bothered me, like the long elevator rides which was the loading of the next part of the map. Its the start of a fun and great story in my opinion. I do feel bad about killin...

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An almost perfect modern RPG 0

Mass Effect is the newest game from Bioware, the usually space RPG game but this has more of a shooter twist to it. I love this game, it is a very accessible RPG game because of its heavy usage of guns, there are magic type abilities and tech abilities, which works very well and keeps the game fresh with new attacks. There will always be a party following you which is now pretty standard stuff for a stat based RPG. Ok, the plot for this game is simple but makes for compelling gameplay. Witho...

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The Beginning of an Epic Story 0

Mass Effect marks the beginning of an, in the truest sense of the word, epic space opera, a rich, expanded universe, and pages and pages of history and mythology. Five years, two sequels, DLC missions, four novels, two iOS games, a plethora of comics, and an anime later, it’s difficult to look at Mass Effect without the lens of time and expanded universe. My initial excitement and investment proved in good faith and I have fallen down a deep hole. I tell you this so that you will please bear wit...

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Mass Effect 0

Mass Effect is an adventure worth playing through as you become immersed into the story and characters. The story grips onto you and and takes through a hell of a ride that can only be experienced on the Xbox 360. I hear that Mass Effect 2 might become a cross platform title and if it does then hooray for Bioware because more people should enjoy this phenomenal title. Yes, I realize that this game came onto the scene many moons ago but I have a life...thank you very much. I will not spoil anythi...

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Intergalactic travel too long? Just play Mass Effect! 0

Mass Effect is a pretty difficult game to score because there are something’s about the game that seem inexcusable in terms of it’s overall polish and even flaws within the inherent design itself, but there are some things about the game that other games try to do what Mass Effect does but either never really exploits or achieve it, and in itself you may be thinking just like me of the question; “What made that game so great?” First off Mass Effect was made by Bioware. Bioware has typically done...

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In trying something new, Bioware fell short on some fundamentals 0

Mass Effect has been out for awhile now and its popularity and success are deserved but perhaps a re-appraisal of its content is needed.  With two sequels announced, one of which is on the horizon and statements from Bioware indicating that their "cinematic feel" will become a staple of future projects, it is time to look at Mass Effect with a more critical eye.I should start off by saying the game was fun and I played through it both on pc and xbox360.  It has game mechanics that are easy to pi...

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Mass Effect is one of the best Role-Playing Games on the Xbox 360 0

Mass Effect is the new game from the company, Bioware. Bioware is responsible for games such as NeverWinter Nights or Star Wars Knights of the old Republic. Now Bioware has released Mass Effect, Bioware's first next gen game.Mass Effect's story is interesting and immersive. You play as Commander Shepard, with a past and military backround of the players choosing. The Story of Mass Effect revolves around Commander Shepard, and a turian named Saren. Saren is a turian, an alien race, and he wants t...

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An epic story coupled to an average game 0

That score of 4 stars is one that I think I'll constantly think about more than other reviews. Why? Cause anything lower would undermine the quality and production values of the game yet the wide range of issues I have with it don't seem to warrant a 4. Which is why I sort of feel like that guy right now: you know..., the one guy surrounded by people who love a certain something and everyone going "man isn't it perfect and amazing?" and you put your hand up and go "well...not exactly" in a small...

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Over rated, over hyped, generic 0

   Mass Effect is a sci-fi action RPG from the folks who made "Star Wars : Knights of the Old Republic" and it shows. You are a special operative, above the law, trying to save the galaxy.   The story is this games greatest asset. the universe is well thought out and kind of even seems plausibe as a real future somtimes,based on all the real world tech jammed in. My only story complaint is the lead male voice (never tried being the girl). Mark Meer, the voice of Shepard, delivers a bland and lif...

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made me dump my drive core in orbit. 0

Mass Effect is one of those games that can easily be misconstrude as pretentious. It can be easily dismissed by KOTOR fans who are annoyed this wasn't kotor 2. Casual gamers can get intimidated by the vast sprawling deep of galactic exploration....at least until someone gets them to sit down with the game for 30 minutes.Mass Effect...well, affects you. It gets under your skin in that all engrossing way that happens with titles this good. It'll remind you of the first time you called in sick to w...

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Space Opera meets Sci-Fi 0

You may know that Bioware made a fantastic game called Knights of the Old Republic, and the only reason you could've disliked that game is because you absolutely loathe the Star Wars universe.   Multiple endings based on your altruistic/complete dickhole ratings that persuaded you to play the game at least twice to see just how different situations can turn out.  You also had parties where you could have two team mates to roam around with you, like every other single Bioware game ever made in ex...

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One of the best RPG's I've played in a good long time 0

Since being announced Mass Effect has gained (excuse the term) mass media attention helped by BioWare's stunning track record for RPG's on Microsoft's original Xbox along with promise that the adventure would span not just the single worlds we are used to but entire galaxies waiting for you to restore peace.The first part of a promised trilogy sets you as Commander Shepard who is fully customisable both male and female Shepard's are available both with a wide set of customisation options heck, y...

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this game will EFFECT you MASSively 0

this game effected me massively and in more ways than one.  the first way it effected me massively was to allow me to shoot at people with various kind of weapons.  i loved to shoot people and mass effect allowed me to pursue this interest in a virtual science fiction setting. i was also effected massively by that sexy dame on the cover with curves that don't quit.  When you see her in the game, you'll want her to keep that helmet on though because boy, her face and her harpy lips and mouth are ...

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Complex yet Incredible 0

 With no prior bioware series experience, I did not know what i was getting myself into. However given as a gift I thought I would give it a shot, here's the result: Graphics: The absolute best facial expressions and character models i've seen in video games, hands down. Emotion and meaning is conveyed through them to the point where seeing two people talk became enjoyable no matter what the topic. However, environments while exploring in the mako were rather bland and helped hinder those...

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Take your protein pills and put your helmet on... 0

Mass Effect is the newest "pick-a-path" game from the people who almost built that style of game mechanic, BioWare, and while the exterior of the Mass Effect house may look pretty, it isn't really standing on the sturdiest of foundations. The game has you playing as "Fill-In-The-Blank" Shepard. A customizable character that can be male or female with a couple of different options that affect his/her back story. Customizing characters is pretty easy due to the fact that you can really only chang...

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One of the best RPGs of this generation 0

Mass Effect's storyline is actually very well thought out. A driving storyline and plot makes for a very user-involved experience, and each choice in the game affects how the game plays. Different choices lead to different responses from different characters, and there's a multitude of choices to be made throughout the game, making it very replayable. I can't really say much more about the game's story, because it's so rich and full. Suffice to say, it's a great variation on the ages-old tales o...

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The best game in the last 6 years! 0

I always dream of space;of what's out there.Surely,there's somebody else out there.We can't possibly be the only living things in the Universe.But our technology advances fast,& if somebody doesn't get to us soon,maybe we'll get to them.That's what happened in Mass Effect.Well,in year 2148,humanity has descovered on Mars a constuction of alien origin.After numerous studies,it was discovered that it was in fact built by the Protheans,an extinct race which disappeared over 50000 years ago.8 ye...

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