Mass Effect Reviews
BioWare's acclaimed sci-fi role-playing game finally comes into dock with PC thanks to Demiurge Studios, who've brought it to the home of the RPG
The most prominent element to Mass Effect is certainly the gorgeous complimentary pairing of the character graphics and terrific voice-over work.
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I have been a bit sceptic lately when it comes to RPGs. The genre lost it's soul. No more games like Fallout 2, Planescape Torment, Baldur's Gate... But this game... restored my faith! :D
I was positively surprised when I played this game. Story, options, gameplay... exceptional.
Bioware makes excellent RPG, this is sure! After Knight Of The Old Republic here is a similar game with a brand new, exciting setting! The story is great with many surprises along the way, the game itself seems most like a movie and a great one with wise camera positions to capture the atmosphere of the moment. Very good sound effects, interface and musics. The exploring and combat parts with the Mako AFV are a great idea. there is even some space for some quite hot romantic moments, yup!
The only drawback is the limit to three men in you combat team.
The game looks great, plays great, has a very interesting story, is very long (around 30+ hours if you go linear path) and has great sound features. The only thing that fell short was the weapons system which is extremely repetitive and even though you upgrade them, their skins don't change except for the paint. Anyway, this game should not be out of gamers collections.Ever.
Mass effect is a great role playing game, with very diverse features. It has stunning graphics and a deep storyline. IT would have been if not almost a perfect game, if there would be few fixes and features. Sometimes it loads BIG TIME in the middle of playing, loading textures etc, and can sometmes cause lag, the absence of some graphics and textures annoy a lot, especially when u see them appearing after 1 min. And if this game would have had a multiplayer/co-op mode of somekind, it would have definetly been a much more better game than it already is. Props to that
Excellent graphics, story, voice acting; you name it. Too short though. It took me about 20 hours to play it through on medium level which was a bit of a disappointment.
There is a nice feature that you can start from the beginning with a high level character when you played it through once. Not nearly as fun the second time.
The addon Bring down the sky gave me about another exciting 90 minutes of game play.
Compare this to Far cry which took me 80 hours to finish.
This game is still a must buy!
It is a pity that this wonderfully presented game, in a genre that I really like, fails to be something deep and innovative.
It is not an RPG by any means, it is an action game, so if you like such games buy it.
Otherwise, if you seek a sci-fi RPG, you are going to heavily be disappointed.