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Re: Mass Effect Series

Post by Cal » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:08 pm

I think I'll save it for when I do a full trilogy and all DLC playthrough, preferably on PC. Heard it's meant to be full of nice fan service and a decent swan song though.

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Post by Colback's Orange Tufts » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:12 pm

Cal wrote:I think I'll save it for when I do a full trilogy and all DLC playthrough, preferably on PC. Heard it's meant to be full of nice fan service and a decent swan song though.
You are going to replay the whole thing? Wow, commitment
I'm playing the original for the first time now. The story is great, but after playing the other's the combat drags, the inventory system annoying and the load times :(. The Mako bits are so tedious.
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Post by Cal » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:20 pm

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Cal wrote:I think I'll save it for when I do a full trilogy and all DLC playthrough, preferably on PC. Heard it's meant to be full of nice fan service and a decent swan song though.
You are going to replay the whole thing? Wow, commitment
I'm playing the original for the first time now. The story is great, but after playing the other's the combat drags, the inventory system annoying and the load times :(. The Mako bits are so tedious.
I've played the first through at least 4-5 times already. <awe> Since that was my first exposure to the series I suppose I let some of it's flaws slide, since it was just so good for it's time and I preferred the focus more on the RPG side than action. The Mako bits could be shorter, but I still love the Mako and the ability to land on so many planets, it helped make it feel like a galaxy you're exploring, not just a collection of linear segments.

The inventory system is poor, and one reason I want to do a PC playthrough is for the improvements they made there, but at least you have one. I'm a loot whore and like to compare stats between drops and pick what I want to use, rather than the system they adopted for the others. But more variation in the how the weapons actually operated would have been welcome.

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Post by Cal » Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:13 am

Mass Effect retrospective from PAX. Needless to say, spoilers.
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Post by DavideDuck » Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:22 am

Cal wrote:Mass Effect retrospective from PAX. Needless to say, spoilers.
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Re: Mass Effect Series

Post by Cal » Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:26 am

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Cal wrote:Mass Effect retrospective from PAX. Needless to say, spoilers.
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Dat end music. <cry>

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Post by DavideDuck » Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:29 am

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Dat end music. <cry>
I'm proud to be part of that 58% <awe>

Dat 64% though... <disgrace>
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And Vega was such a pointless character. <disgrace>
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Post by Cal » Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:35 am

DavideDuck wrote:
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Dat end music. <cry>
I'm proud to be part of that 58% <awe>

Dat 64% though... <disgrace>
How can anyone be in the 64%? Fools. I hope he kills them from the grave.

Also turns out EC and Citadel have free OSTs.

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Re: Mass Effect Series

Post by DavideDuck » Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:40 am

Cal wrote:
DavideDuck wrote: I'm proud to be part of that 58% <awe>

Dat 64% though... <disgrace>
How can anyone be in the 64%? Fools. I hope he kills them from the grave.

Also turns out EC and Citadel have free OSTs.

http://social.bioware.com/me3ecsoundtrack.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://social.bioware.com/me3citadelsoundtrack.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Really hoping they release a complete bundle with all DLC, preferably for the Summer. <awe>

Can't really be arsed downloading all the individual DLCs that I missed out on.
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Post by Cal » Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:44 am

Citadel is out now, so you'd hope so once those sales slow down a bit. I want a complete trilogy pack on PC <awe>.

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Re: Mass Effect Series

Post by PTAO? » Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:34 pm

Is ME3 worth getting if you have never played the others?

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Post by Ramone » Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:58 pm

Tirer le Ryan Oison Une wrote:Is ME3 worth getting if you have never played the others?
Nope, the other two are better and the story is probably the most important thing in Mass Effect.
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Post by Cal » Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:58 pm

Yes, although I'd imagine it'll feel like an empty action RPG shooter without any of the back story or attachment to characters.

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Tirer le Ryan Oison Une wrote:Is ME3 worth getting if you have never played the others?
I disagree with others here, yes it is worth playing even if in isolation.
People are blinded by the ending, but it's a great game. The tightest fighting of the series, third person cover based shooting but with tactics and powers. A great universe undergoing a cataclysmic event the writing/characterisation is superb. It gives you really hard decisions to make about characters, planets and races that are really interesting. Maybe some of the context will be lost, but it's explained well.

Having said that, if you have the money I'd say play 2 then 3 (the first has issues). Since 2 is also a great game (with a smaller scale focus than the whole galaxy. I did 2 then 3 originally, I'm playing 1 now since I'm involved (it can be a chore sometimes) but I liked this order.
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Re: Mass Effect Series

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Tirer le Ryan Oison Une wrote:Is ME3 worth getting if you have never played the others?
I disagree with others here, yes it is worth playing even if in isolation.
People are blinded by the ending, but it's a great game. The tightest fighting of the series, third person cover based shooting but with tactics and powers. A great universe undergoing a cataclysmic event the writing/characterisation is superb. It gives you really hard decisions to make about characters, planets and races that are really interesting. Maybe some of the context will be lost, but it's explained well.

Having said that, if you have the money I'd say play 2 then 3 (the first has issues). Since 2 is also a great game (with a smaller scale focus than the whole galaxy. I did 2 then 3 originally, I'm playing 1 now since I'm involved (it can be a chore sometimes) but I liked this order.
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Re: Mass Effect Series

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Cisse's Overheating Torso wrote:
I disagree with others here, yes it is worth playing even if in isolation.
People are blinded by the ending, but it's a great game. The tightest fighting of the series, third person cover based shooting but with tactics and powers. A great universe undergoing a cataclysmic event the writing/characterisation is superb. It gives you really hard decisions to make about characters, planets and races that are really interesting. Maybe some of the context will be lost, but it's explained well.

Having said that, if you have the money I'd say play 2 then 3 (the first has issues). Since 2 is also a great game (with a smaller scale focus than the whole ga. I did 2 then 3 originally, I'm playing 1 now since I'm involved (it can be a chore sometimes) but I liked this order.
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Re: Mass Effect Series

Post by DavideDuck » Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:04 pm

Cisse's Overheating Torso wrote:
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Post by DavideDuck » Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:05 pm

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