Mass Effect 1 is Shit

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Mar 13, 2013

Mass Effect 1 is Shit by ShadowSoldier at 4:56 PM (3,385 Views / 0 Likes) 51 replies

  1. ShadowSoldier
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    It is, it's complete shit.

    The story is amazing, I'll give it that, but other than that, the game is a colossal fucking mess.


    I guess the main thing is the actual gameplay. It's horrendous. The combat feels like it was tacked on at the last second with it being horrible to play.

    Right now I'm stuck in Peak 15, all because of how bad it is. Sniping is terrible, it sways WAAAAY too much and it takes like 5 hits to kill someone, while they only take one to kill you. Using an assault rifle is terrible as well because the way the game handles it, instead of ammo, you have "heat". Which means you have infinite ammo, but the guns shoot like shit and the accuracy is bad, and when you overheat your gun, you can't shoot anymore until it cools down.

    There's really no good guns in this game until like the end of the game, at which points, there's no point. I'm stuck at Peak 15 on Noveria, because of how bad the combat is. I just got killed by a Krogan there because he kept charging at me. I run away around a bunch of objects to try and heal and hopefully lose him, he sticks with me and just keeps charging me, giving me no way to fight back.

    Now Mass Effect 2 and 3 did it right and are actually fun, but my god, to people who are going to play the first Mass Effect, expect to die a lot or not have fun. Just play for the story, and never look back, it's that bad.

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    I disagree.
    ME 1 is awesome because it brings something new to the table. Choices. ME 2 is good too because choices were carried over from previous games but man ME 3, that's fucking horrible. You feel like punching the TV in the face when you see the lame ending.
     
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    I hadn't played the series yet and wanted to play it, so i started the first one a few weeks back, i dunno, i just lost interest.

    I'm at some kind of base, and get fed up with not knowing where to go next and getting lost in it, i really wanted to like the game to continue through the series.

    Maybe i'll go back to it at a later date but for now i can't be arsed, the game just didn't grab me.
     
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    You're not very good at trolling or trying to bug me.

    But the choices are great, but the combat itself in the first game is terrible. ME2 fixed it perfectly by making it actually feel like you're hitting something, making it fast paced, and still letting you use Biotics and everything just fine. ME1 does not, it's more chance to hit something than it is skill.
     
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    Tried the third one recently courtesy of PS+ and... it's not bad. I wouldn't go as far as saying it's good but it's certainly not bad. I have a feeling I'm going to appreciate the ending just because it left so many people butthurt.
     
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    Dude i wasn't trying to troll.
    Those are the cold hard facts. New revolutionary game in the scene with shitty ending which is ironically its greatest strength (choices)

    :)
     
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    Ignore Engert

    He likes Other M. Which is a sign of poor taste in games.
     
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    The problem is that he can't ignore me because i make too much sense.
    Haaaa. I'm not trolling really.
     
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    What class are you using? Soldier? Because I agree, the guns don't feel very strong most of the time and that's the main problem with the game. If you're a soldier, maybe start over with something that uses biotics.. Sentinel is a mixture of biotics, tech, and gun use. You might already know that though o.o

    I can't remember fighting Krogan on Noveria, which is weird because I have played through it about 15 times xD But I do remember Krogan battles have a lot of you falling over.

    The boss battle for Noveria can get a little annoying as well because most people will definitely die in it and realize they haven't saved in a while. Noveria was awesome, but had the most annoying fights due to enemy biotics.
     
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    See I just died again for the dumbest reason. It was a Geth Destroyer, came running towards me, meleed me, I'm like dying, so I run away to try and get some health, but the thing follows me and is literally right on my back and instant kill. That shit is dumb, it makes for a bad game.
     
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    This is a game that I have yet to finish, in fact I doubt I'm even 50% done but I just get so bored with it I can't be bothered. I'll probably uninstall it and call it a day.
     
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    Awwww.... I take it you're a CoD player then??
    ME1 is old, and it wasn't really sure what it was meant to be when it came out anyway.... You're in it for the storyline anyway as well as the choices, that more than makes up for any problems/quirks along the way (frankly I can't believe you think the game is too hard, even being a CoD queen!) I've not played it for years, and suspect it probably has got a little crusty round the edges, but still - classic game!
     
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    Jesus, you're gonna resort to that stuff? Feel free to grow up and then perhaps someone will finally take you seriously.

    I'm not dissing the game at all. I'm saying the combat is shit. It's a classic game, I love it. I played the hell out of it when it was first released. I'm just saying that the combat is horrendous and they should have spent more time on it.

    Also CoD player? I play it, but that doesn't mean I prefer it over anything. I haven't even played it for a while now, so please, do grow up. It might do you some good :)
     
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    I've played through Mass Effect 1 six times.
    I've played through Mass Effect 2 once.
    I've played through Mass Effect 3 once.

    Keep in mind, you're hating on a game from 2007...

    If you're really having that much trouble with the combat, you're doing something very wrong. Weapons most certainly get better throughout the game and as you spend skill points. Your problem seems to be that you're playing it like an action game rather than an RPG. Mass Effect 2 and 3 took 90% of the RP out of the G. No more loot... Half as many skills to improve... Hardly any lore... I played them only because I had already invested so much time in the universe.

    I will say that ME3 multiplayer is on point. Decent teamwork and tons of free content. ME1 definitely had the better story of the three though...

    Also, http://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-360/mass-effect

    Lastly, biotics make for the most fun.
     
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    i have mass effect 2 and 3 and i've never gone back to them since i played them and that was like a year ago, they are NOT rpgs like EA keeps thinking they are, they are a strategy action game and a shooter mainly, skyrim and zelda have more diversity and freedom than mass effect ever will, the only thing mass effect has going for itself is that it has a detailed story, i'll give it a point for that.
     
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    The first Mass Effect does play like a soggy sandwich but it's still a fantastic game.

    Games are just a sum of their parts. Mass Effect plays terribly but it has great characters, a great story, great music, and a great environment. I think the good really outweighs the bad here.
     
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    The original focused a lot more on being an RPG than a shooter, and I have to agree that the combat was tedious at times, although I really only had problems with the tank. I think there's some sort of aim assist option, just turn that on max and spray automatic weapons and shotguns. I found it really difficult to go back to after Mass Effect 2 and 3 controlled more like standard third-person shooters.
     
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    I thought we had blogs again, I could be wrong...
     
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    Was gonna put it there, but then I realized there's a few ME fans on this site, so why not discuss the clusterfuck of a mess that is ME1
     
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    Fair enough. I havent played it. Apparently, its bad lol
     

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