I have to admit when i first played this game i wasnt all that interested in it so i quit playing and it sat on my shelf for 2 more years. once i heard the reviews for mass effect 2 and 3 i decided to play the first one and see what all the fuss was about. I loved it I immidiately went out and bought 2 and 3. the story for this game is that you land on a planet where you find an ancient reaper artifact you then find out that a turian named sarren is trying to control a reaper named sovereign. You meet many allies throughout your journey such as a turian named garrus, a quarian named tali and my personal favorite a krogan named wrex sadly he didnt survive in my game. the graphics are pretty good but there is alot of texture pop-in but that doesnt take away from the expeirience. there is massive world to explore with tons of side missions however some of planets you visit seem like the same ones with a different color pallet. there is a morality system in this game and it works quite well. you can either choose to be paragon where your nice to people or you can choose to be renegade where your mean to everybody. there are alot of choices in the game and the choices you make will ultimately determine how the story unfolds. overall this is a great game with a strong story, good graphics and alot of different outcomes.
The Best Ever!
This is my favorite game of all time!!! Not top 10, not top 5 or top 3 but Number 1!!! The graphics fade in a lot and sound get monotonous and unfortunately while the game does allow 6 different class types for your character to chose from, there really is only ONE that will keep moving the game at a faster more fun pace. Word to the weary and to the wise, if you played through Mass Effect 2 or 3 already and have never played the origional then you first impression will be a little disapointing. The Graphics, Sound and Gameplay do not hold up to Mass Effect's sequels. HOWEVER!!!! I stand by what I said earlier, Mass Effect is my favorite game all-time and here is why. (1) This is the origin to some of the best characters in video game history. (2) The game has the best free-roam of any of the other ME games. (3) The game offer up the lore to any Sci-Fi game and even rivals the lore from Star Wars and Star Trek. (4) It has great music, both peacful and intense and all beautiful. (5) Fabulous missions and tons upon tons of side quests. (6) An amazing and one the best endings to a games ever! And finally (7) everything you do in Mass Effect will carry over into the sequels and will give you a completely different experience than just ME2 or ME3 by themselves. In conclusion, get this game and try it, a run-through will take about 15-20 hrs but I if you take your time and try to experience everything like you should it is good 30 hr game. I beleive this game has something for everyone, so do yourself a favor and buy this game.
Don't let anyone tell you otherwise, this is a great game for anyone who has halfway decent taste. Story was engaging and interesting, combat system was great, characters were amazing, there's just so much to love about this game.
Really Good, Highly Recommended!
I recommend this game to all sorts of gamers. It has the FPS aspect, to an RPG realm. The difficulty is not to bad, and would strive to push casual gamers, pushing them outside their comfort zone, with a nice sense of satisfaction upon completion of the game. The story line is phenomenal, the graphics were great, and there is so much to do. The sense of control with the decision making, makes this game feel that more amazing.
Loved this game, and loving the sequels. :3