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Old Jun 17th, 2008, 03:29 AM        Weekly Game Review: Mass Effect
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Old Jun 17th, 2008, 04:54 AM       
I found the game good but not great. The side quests and interaction with the squad members was a little less than desired and their impact on the story as a whole wasn't that great. Still, I liked the game for being so cruel and hard some times, something that really surprised me and made me say that this wasn't some happy-peppy Star Trek thing.
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Old Jun 17th, 2008, 05:27 AM       
I can't wait for Mass Effect 2. It's time to stick it to those gigantic Reaper assholes.
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Old Jun 17th, 2008, 11:54 AM       
Thank you for a fair and true review of the game! You are the first review I have read, and im sort of pathetic so i have read alot, that didn't mention the sex. Good for you beacause it's honestly not even a big detail! In fact I shouldn't even mention it! So maybe I wont...

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Old Jun 17th, 2008, 08:53 PM       
Actually, EA thought that awful DRM would be a snazzy idea, since they consumed BioWare. So sad. I know that seems like an annoying nitpick, but it's important to remember that the people at BioWare are still good guys, they just got eaten up by a fucking monstrous dragon. I have to keep reminding myself that just so I don't snap my copy of KoToR in half as a symbol of BioWare's death. Anyhow: I'm curious as to how they improved the Mako. That thing kind of fucking sucks on the 360 version, and my computer will burst into flames if I bring a game this graphically intensive within ten feet of it. Details?
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Old Jun 17th, 2008, 09:05 PM       
I never played the 360 version so I can't say exactly what was fixed. In the PC version, you control the Mako with standard tank controls, the jump jets can be used for... something I guess, the two mouse buttons control for the machine gun and cannon, and the shift key cycles through the zoom levels: normal, just above the Mako, regular zoom, and enhanced zoom.
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Old Jun 17th, 2008, 09:10 PM       
I heard that the Mako can climb steeper slopes in the PC version.
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Old Jun 17th, 2008, 09:16 PM       
That it can. Up to like 80 degree slopes. On most planets, you can just drive straight to your destination. I was surprised at first, but then I just got annoyed at the handful of planets with hills that were just too steep.
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Old Jun 19th, 2008, 07:17 AM       
While there's a lot of issues in the gameplay that I would love to go on a million hour rant about, I love the story, characters, music, and everything else about the game too much to speak against it.


Oh, and Saren's voice actor, Fred Tatasciore, also does the voice of Baird in gears of war, and Handbanana in Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
Try taking Mass Effect seriously now, when the badguy is a bright yellow serial rapist!
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Old Jun 19th, 2008, 02:03 PM       
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Old Jun 20th, 2008, 02:28 PM       
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While there's a lot of issues in the gameplay that I would love to go on a million hour rant about, I love the story, characters, music, and everything else about the game too much to speak against it.
The writing is really fantastic. But the thing is, at the end of the day, it's still a game. The most important part of a game is the gameplay.
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Old Jun 20th, 2008, 04:24 PM       
The Mako can climb 80 degree inclines in the 360 version. Damn near straight up. So I wouldn't say that's an improvement on the PC version.

Also - in regards to the overheating bug. I don't think this is a PC only problem. I experienced the same thing on the 360. Did you try switching weapons, firing off a few rounds, and then switching back to your regular gun? Worked for me.
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Old Jun 20th, 2008, 04:35 PM       
Well then that part is PC only. I was able to get all 4 weapon types to become permanently overheated at once.
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Old Jun 21st, 2008, 08:58 AM       
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The writing is really fantastic. But the thing is, at the end of the day, it's still a game. The most important part of a game is the gameplay.

It'd be expected of us now to get into some sort of debate about this view, much akin to Shepard and Garrus talking about what they think counts as "right", but it wouldn't be very funny


I'm not saying that the gameplay in Mass Effect is bad, far from it, just having a go at some of the issues that almost stop it from being enjoyable.
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Old Jun 24th, 2008, 05:59 AM       
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It'd be expected of us now to get into some sort of debate about this view, much akin to Shepard and Garrus talking about what they think counts as "right", but it wouldn't be very funny


I'm not saying that the gameplay in Mass Effect is bad, far from it, just having a go at some of the issues that almost stop it from being enjoyable.
I never had any issues with the way the game played. The action seemed about perfect as far as I was concerned. Are your problems mainly related to awkward control/difficulty controlling your squad? Because I couldn't imagine playing the game with a 360 controller.
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Old Jul 3rd, 2008, 05:57 AM       
I didn't have any trouble controlling the squad. The Mako takes some getting used to, and the fact that when you're going on a rampage and killing guys and have no earthly idea that your item count is rapidly approaching 150 results in a total facestab when you find that you can only get rid of a certain bunch of items when you go over the limit, forcing you to scrap some good.
However, now that I know to keep an eye on my inventory, I don't have this problem.


Hardcore and Insane could have been put together a little better.
"Everyone and their dog uses Immunity constantly, except for the Geth" doesn't make for challenging gameplay, it just makes for long and dull gunfights. That bit with the Thorian, I ended up having to put those explsoive rounds in my guns so that I could just kill everything by knocking them off the ledges and sending them to their deaths.


I'd complain at the fact that considering that BioWare said they'd be avoiding typical sci fi cliches where humanity have pretty much become the macdaddys of the universe and are fucking everywhere but instead you see a couple of Salarians with the same voice, one or two Krogans (Not including the ones working for Saren) a few Asari, three Elcor and the entire human population of Earth crammed into every available space, but I'd just be being a prick.


Incidentally, I don't see the problem some people seem to have with how slow the lifts in the Citadel and what not go.
The one in the Normandy only takes, what, sixteen seconds, the lift at where I used to work took about seven weeks to move one floor.
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