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4.42 stars 4.42/5 Stars Average score of 114 user reviews spread across 19 releases and 0 DLC

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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Nomin's Mass Effect Review 0

Bioware's next generation RPG is a grand space opera action romp with its requisite sweeping and epic plot and twists that will wrap your head around and suck you into their extensively constructed world full of wonder and wasted potential. The premise of the game has been to meld action elements catering to the masses weaned on Halo with the RPG elements particular to Bioware and polish it until you get the sense that you're playing a Jack Bauer in space. For the most part, the aim of this potp...

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Excellent RPG, marred only by technical issues 0

Mass Effect has nearly everything you would want in a RPG; a great story, realistic characters, relatively deep customization, and a universe worth spending time in.  Bioware nearly stuck everything.  Where Mass Effect slips up is on the technical side of things.  The frame rate and load times detract from the experience.  Remove the technical miscues and you would surely have a five star role-playing game.After just playing through the Bringing Down the Sky DLC, you wish Bioware would have cut ...

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Fantastic Story 0

Finished Mass Effect a month or two ago, and I really liked it. The graphics and story were impressive. The combat was OK, i think my problem was that I was trying to play it a shooter (Mass Effect is the first RPG I've played) so it felt cumbersome to avoid incoming fire and get to cover. Once I understood the skills I could get my character and team mates to use it made a whole lot more sense!The fact that weapons can only have one upgrade at a time is something that needs to be made a bit mor...

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Mass Effect! (No DLC) 0

MASS EFFECT Developer: Bioware & Demiurge Studios (PC Version) Release Date: May 28, 2008 (PC Version) Distribution Method: Steam (VALVe's Online Game Store) Price: 26.99 - 29.99 Website: http://masseffect.bioware.com/ Game Information: Mass Effect takes place in the distant future (2183 to be Exact), You play as "Commander Shepard" and are assigned to explore the galaxy on your Space Ship (SSV Normandy). Mass Effects main storyline follows Commander Shepard discovering secrets about th...

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The Theft of a Space Opera 0

Basically, someone sat down one day and said, I want to make an awesome Star Wars RPG game with a lot of action.  Then that dream was quashed by the folks at Lucasarts and the response was, ‘screw it’, well make the game anyhow and its still going to be a smash space opera that was have the star wars generation frothing at the moth. My most beloved game niche is the Sci-Fi RPG, I just can’t get enough of KOTOR and System Shock, this game is more focused on being a shooter, but it still falls in ...

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Mass Effect Review 0

Mass Effect Box Art - All Platforms Great game design is that which can stand the test of time, games like Zelda Ocarina of Time and Pac Man, simply outshine themselves in great design even when technically they may not be as beautiful as we remember them. Now Mass Effect was only released in 2007, but with expectations rising each year for games both technically and by design, could it still hold up as being a great game and not become the subject of rose tinted glasses of time? Well, never...

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"Well, I Guess We Do This The Hard Way." 0

Imagine you live in a game world where important characters can die. Not just the characters you meet in your travels, but your actions could cause your own squad to die. Now imagine that your actions will have an effect over not just the one game, but every game in the trilogy. Thus you have, Mass Effect. All screenshots are taken by myself.  Mass Effect is a world that encompasses all we know and love with science fiction. Space colonies? Check. Ancient, extinct civilizations that were mysteri...

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Mass Effect: live the future 0

To begin with let me tell you the following: I played both the Xbox and PC versions and I can tell you, must tell you to get a 360 controller for your PC to play it. Mass Effect has been designed to be controlled with a game pad.The game looks fantastic; I got it running at 1280x768 px in full-screen mode —all settings in medium and no dynamic shadows— on a AMD Phenom II X4 920 at 2.80 GHz with 4 GB of RAM and a Nvidia GeForce 210 card with 1Gb of DDR2 RAM. I only experienced some hiccups when t...

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An Amazing Game 0

In my opinion Mass Effect is a must buy game for anyone with an XBox 360 or at least anyone who likes or enjoys RPG's. Mass Effect  is built on a foundation of a great story and apart from the main storyline and missions the game gives you plenty of hours of side missions.  Your character is put into a huge world where there is a rogue agent that threatens the world and all beings are fighting for the respect of each other.   You play as a character named Commander Shepard. An interesting part o...

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Redefines the meaning of the genre and interactive media 0

With it's powerful narrative and high degree of interactivity between the player and the world, BioWare's role-playing games have always had a special meaning to the genre. They have managed to carve out a special niche for themselves which distinguishes them from every other RPG you might come across. The developer who made a name for themselves with Baldur's Gate and the Star Wars based Knights of the Old Republic have repeatedly built up on their forte's and the result has never been more evi...

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An Epic Adventure with Some Faults 0

Mass Effect, a unique world and story created for BioWare exclusive to the Xbox 360 and PC. In Mass Effect you play as the main protagonist,  Commander Shepard. When the game begins you can create you own customized character or you can choose to play with the default pre-made character. The customizing elements are well thought out and let you take full control of your characters full appearance, from sex, body look, hair style, and a whole bunch of other things. The story involves Commander Sh...

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Mass Effect is a pretty good game... 0

Mass Effect is an action-RPG set in the distant alien rich future in which you play the role of Commander Shepard, an officer for the Systems Alliance Navy....As in most RPG's before you start the game you are asked to create a character...Now you can either create a generic character if you want to jump in the game right away,or you can take the longer route and build your character for the ground up...You can choose to be male or female,and from there you pick your class...Your classes range f...

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Mass Effect 0

 I've mentioned before that Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is the game that got me into western RPGs. So I guess it's not a surprise that I quite enjoyed BioWare's return to the science fiction landscape. Mass Effect takes place within its own original universe, although the influences on both the design and the setting from that game and other classic science fiction are obvious. Without being a real expert on the history of the genre, I'd say the two most obvious influences on...

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Mass of Effective Awesomeness. 0

RPG's are one of the hardest type of games to get into. Due to their usually lengthy Story, very involved gameplay and numerous quests, you either fall for it hard or you give up in the first hour or so.   With this game being the biggest reason I got an 360, I was pretty afraid I'd be sorely disappointed by it. But over a hundred hours, 4 characters and 1050 achievement points  later I think I can safely say this game blew me and my tiny little mind away.Since the story is detailed on the main ...

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A deep and engaging experience 0

I have avoided playing the Mass Effect series due to my aversion to sci-fi and I can proudly say that I think that this very game might have cured me from this very inaptitude to appreciate a ghost space-sage.The game's core claim to fame is its story and great characters and what a valid point it is. Despite a handful of gameplay and GUI issues, I could never stop playing this game for a prolonged period of time because I wanted to see how the story unfolds and first and foremost, what would be...

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Quite possibly the greatest game ever. 0

It has been a long time since  a game has managed to capture me quite the same way that Mass Effect has. The atmosphere, dialogue and polish the game has really immerse the player in the game's "world".However, long loading times and the Unreal 3 Engine's problems bring this down from perfect. Hopefully the sequels address this....

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Mass Effect: Pros vs. Cons 0

Pros:1. Story. The main reason this game is so amazing.2. Voice Acting.  With names like Seth Green and Keith David, no wonder the people sound amazing.3. Customization. You can customize pretty much anything on your character.4. Graphics. Truly is next gen graphics.5. Characters. Each individual is interesting.6. The look of it. Looks very futuristic and very artistic.7. Length. Mass Effect is long but that's good, you want a game that will keep you going.8. Game play. Overall it's an RPG but a...

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Mass Effect - the facts 0

Note- this is my first reviewGameplay:To describe mass effect's gameplay in a nutshell would be foolish. There are great, and slightly less great aspects to this section. One major part of the game is the way in which the player can interact with conversations going on in the game. The player is faced with a 3 main choices as to what their character is going to say. One gives paragon points for nicer responses and the other gives renegade points for not sonice responses. The third will give a mi...

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Mass Effect 0

No matter what you make of the game's controversial sexual content (which is pretty weak compared to a lot of stuff, much of which you can see on TV), BioWare's Mass Effect offers a great gaming experience for fans of RPGs and those, like myself, who are somewhat unfamiliar with the genre as a whole. The universe (or rather the galaxy) created here is immersive and interesting, ensuring that anyone taking a trip into BioWare's space epic is sure to return. You start the game by creating a charac...

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