Does Mass Effect suck?

Ok, as of now, I'm four hours into the original Mass Effect. I expected the game to have drawn me in by now but I'm not enjoying It at all. I'd heard such amazing things about this game and, although I was really late to the party, I was expecting a really good game. 
But so far the game isn't living up to my expectations at all.  
So tell me, does Mass Effect only get good once you've played It for a while or is it just me?


My Red Dead Redemption review.

Hey everybody. I just wrote my first ever review for Giant Bomb and It's Red Dead Redemption. Please take a look at It and leave a comment or PM me with your thoughts. 
I'm sort of an aspiring journalist so your thoughts on this one would be much appreciated! Over the next couple of months I'll be hoping to post some reviews of my games and the games I'm looking to get. Look out for reviews of Batman: AA, Mass Effect, Halo 3: ODST, Assassin's Creed 2 and all the DLC plus Halo: Reach, Mafia 2, Fallout: New Vegas and AC: Brotherhood coming later this year. Thanks again guys and I'll be sure to follow anybody who comments on the review.


Mass Effect, Inception and The World Cup.

Hey everybody. I just started playing the original Mass Effect ( Yeah I know I'm way behind ). I'm just over 2 hours in right now and I'm enjoying It. The dialogue system is really drawing me in and I don't think I've ever seen an engaging game world quite like this one.  So far, I'd say the weak point is probably the combat...oh, and those elevator sequences. 
I watched Germany take on Spain in the FIFA World Cup semi-final last night. I had money riding on Germany since before the tournament started and I'm really dissapointed they didn't turn up. They looked a shadow of the team that routed England and Argentina. I think Holland will win the final on Sunday. They're the form team and while they haven't been the most impressive team, they've looked solid and they don't look like losing anytime soon. 
Lastly, Inception is out this week. I'm really looking forward to this film as Christopher Nolan is one of my favourite directors. The review scores I've seen so far have been good and I'll probably check It out in the next week or so. 


First blog post

Ok, this is my first ever blog on Giant Bomb. I'm gonna use it to introduce myself. 
Name: outlawtotheend. 
Platforms owned: 360, Wii, PSP. 
Interests: Football ( Soccer ), Rugby, Games, Films, TV, 
Location: Republic of Ireland 
Now Playing: Mass Effect, 2010 FIFA World Cup 
Top five favourite games: Red Dead Redemption, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Assassin's Creed, Bully, Portal 
Favourite football team: Manchester United 
Favourite Rugby team: Leinster 
Favourite Movies: The Dark Knight, The Naked Gun, Airplane!, Casino Royale 
Favourite Shows: Two and a half men, Scrubs, King of Queens, Family Guy, South Park, Older seasons of the Simpsons