Should I play Mass Effect 1 before 2?

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  1. Sportsmaniac1322
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    The title says it all. Obviously everyone's been asking this question, and I figured there's no better place to ask than here, where most of you have been playing the game already!! So, should I play Mass Effect 1 and deal with all the graphical glitches, or just plunge into Mass Effect 2? Opinions and debates are welcome!! [​IMG]
     
  2. DarkCrudus

    DarkCrudus The Ghost

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    ya know im actually wondering this same thing =] glad someone posted this.
     
  3. acturus

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    yes, it's like reading the two towers without reading fellowship of the ring
     
  4. Edgedancer

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    You should definately play it. The graphical issues are barely noticable in comparison to the sheer size and quailty of the world that Mass Effect is comprised of. Much of the appeal in this title is seeing how many of the choices you made in the first game influence the story of this one. It is my favourite game at the moment and have put over 150 hours into it and I will be playing it again.
     
  5. War

    War Take it easy~

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    Absolutely, yes.
     
  6. Takeshi

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    Yes, you should. Mass Effect 1's story was awesome.
     
  7. cardyology

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    I played ME1 like, 4 times through when it first came out, but i dont have that savegame anymore (fucking bans M$) Reckon its worth playing the first one again before i hit number two?
     
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    i'm going to play part 1 after 2. 2 has too much hype on it and i'm sure i'll stumble across spoilers if i don't play it first. i'll just play part 1 afterward as the prequel.
     
  9. Gaisuto

    Gaisuto Lose 2 Levels.

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    No, vj no. You're doing it wrong. It's more then just a prequel.
    The choices you made in ME1 effect ME2. As in they can directly impact events you come across.

    You will absolutely ruin it for yourself if you play ME2 first. And hell, with the improvements over the gameplay you won't even want to finish ME1. Trust me. Play ME1 first.
     
  10. Sportsmaniac1322
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    Wow, I didn't think it'd be this much of a landslide!! Mass Effect 1 it is!! [​IMG]