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Phatosaurus

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Mass Effect 1 is probably the best game in the series or at least my favorite. (Janky combat aside)

I really liked 1, but I preferred the characters and atmosphere in 2.
The combat in all 3 games was jank as hell. Though I liked the unlimited ammo/cool down timer on the weapons from 1. I never seemed to have enough sniper rifle rounds in 2.

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shingi_70

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I'd say the first game has the best story beats, 2 has far better character interaction, and 3 being a nice mix.

Mass Effect 1 is probably my 2nd favorite game if all time, losing out to chrono trigger.

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kkslider5552000

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Mass Effect 1''s main problem (weaker combat aside) is that the early parts of the game are SOOOO slow. Even as someone used to RPGs, it was a bit ridiculous and did nothing to make you care until you got past all the Citadel quests. That's also ME2's biggest strength, that it had already had an entire game to make you care about the story so you already cared about the story.

ME2's my favorite for that reason and for having 3rd person cover shooter gameplay that I could enjoy. And also because it did a better job at making you care about the characters than most games could ever hope for. ME1 relied too much on exposition in that regard.

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Sony_70[b wrote:

]I'd say the first game has the best story beats, 2 has far better character interaction, and 3 being a nice mix.[/b]

Mass Effect 1 is probably my 2nd favorite game if all time, losing out to chrono trigger.

I can agree with that. Apart from 3 being a nice mix, I played 5 hours of it and thought it was awful for a number of reasons. I haven't touched it since, I don't want it to ruin my appreciation of the previous 2 games.

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The_Fox

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All three of the Mass Effect games are pretty great, even though the first one probably had the most problems. The inventory system in the first was a mess but I'm willing to forgive Bioware for that as it had more to do with their roots as a PC developer showing. Also, I'm not what what physics engine they used for the Mako but I wasn't upset that it didn't make a return in the sequels.

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DawnOverALilly

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Honestly, there are huge moments that people miss out if they don't play the first two and also all the different dialogue as well.

On the 360 the first two games I had all the DLC and every acheavment lol, and for three I only had the day one DLC and I got every acheavment that you can get. I was really disappointed in the first ending that they had. (I am still talking about it) no closure what so ever, it just....ended without you knowing what the hell had just happened.

Flandre- "I've been in the basement. For about 495 years."
Marisa- "That's sweet, I only get weekends off."
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Marisa- It's so hot, I'm gonna die here.
Reimu- If you die, I'll feed your corpse to the birds.
Remilia- My, it'd be fine if you'd let me take care of that.
Marisa- That's a definite no.

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Ludicoloishome

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my only problem is i can buy the trilogy for the same price.

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Tantan

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I have logged over 60 hours on this game on the Wii U. It is awesome beyond description. There is some disinformation on the title on the web. For example, the wii U version does include extra weapons DLC although you wouldn't know it from the Internet.
Trilogy doesn't include any ME3 DLC. The map is incredible addition to the wii u version you can actually see the enemies position where they're coming from the grenades if they throw at you... And there is unique stuff like a special weapon appearing in multiple stages that is breath taking let me tell you the integration with the game pad is almost as cool as zombi u or arkham city it's beautiful... It reacts with the environment so sometimes you have a list signal or totally jumbled signal depending on the scene.

Almost a perfect game on the Wii U IMO.

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NEWKOTMFORWiiU

29. Posted:

Mass Effect 3 is 11.99 at best buy. Definitely going to pick this game up.

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taffy

30. Posted:

Anyone still play this online?

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PKpunky

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Just played it yesterday and the opulation is still there. Fun game!

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Darknyht

32. Posted:

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It makes **very good use** of the Game Pad, and looks great on the Wii U.
I'm playing it right now, and don't understand why all the negativity when it came out. Sure it was stupid not to release the trilogy but price dropped quickly and it does include DLC, something the trilogy doesn't.

I don't feel it's necessary at all to play the previous two games. It may be missing all kinds of background but the main story is straightforward, and they take care to explain everything a thousand times in the journal.

If anyone didn't pick it up, he can find it for $15-$30 and I think it is a great deal.

I picked it up used cheap because I wanted to finish the story I started on the Xbox 360 before selling it (100% Completed the first two). This one wasn't bad, but it wasn't as good as the first two either. It dumbed down the combat gameplay and messed with the RPG powers just enough to make everything feel off. Specifically the weight/power cooloff mechanic. I found I couldn't use my preferred weapon loadout (on the initial playthrough) because they weighed too much or wasn't available until near the end of the game. I felt punished by not being able to use characters I made a long journey with and became attached to for entire acts of the game. Finally, too frequently I felt railroaded instead of having the freedom of exploration in the first two.

It's not a bad game, and the multiplayer is surprisingly good; but the neglect it (and the Wii U) was given by EA hurts it. Just makes me sad that I will never be able to return to the first two and play a full Shepherd journey on my Wii U.

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Nintenjoe64

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It's part of my backlog. I will probably wait for the long summer nights to end before giving it a fair crack

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SCAR392

34. Posted:

For the record, I ended up getting it for $9 at Game Stop, played through it, and found it worth while.

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Nickvp95

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Personally I had a a lot of fun with it. Having only dabbled in 1and 2, being able to fully engross myself in this one was very rewarding. I also don't understand the hate on this game. It's a good example of a quality 3rd party port

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SCAR392

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Nickvp95 wrote:

Personally I had a a lot of fun with it. Having only dabbled in 1and 2, being able to fully engross myself in this one was very rewarding. I also don't understand the hate on this game. It's a good example of a quality 3rd party port

It is a really good port. The problem is that the game was already like a year old on Xbox 360/Ps3(I can't remember when it came out), and they weren't able to offer as much vaule in essentially what could have been the same value as the Trilogy pack.

I understand why they weren't able to have the trilogy for Wii U, but it still sucks that they didn't. Not being the Trilogy is why I waited for this game to be $9 used, at GS.

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taffy

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SCAR392 wrote:

Nickvp95 wrote:

Personally I had a a lot of fun with it. Having only dabbled in 1and 2, being able to fully engross myself in this one was very rewarding. I also don't understand the hate on this game. It's a good example of a quality 3rd party port

It is a really good port. The problem is that the game was already like a year old on Xbox 360/Ps3(I can't remember when it came out), and they weren't able to offer as much vaule in essentially what could have been the same value as the Trilogy pack.

I understand why they weren't able to have the trilogy for Wii U, but it still sucks that they didn't. Not being the Trilogy is why I waited for this game to be $9 used, at GS.

Have to agree, at full retail price it wasn't worth it. Had they sold this for £24.99/$34.99 at launch then it might have sold a lot more, I ended up buying it for £7.71 and have to say that it is worth every penny.

Been playing the Multiplayer and having a lot of fun promoting characters and getting new ones and weapons. With the single and multiplayer combined this game has a lot of game time towards it.

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Kogorn733

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If you want my opinion, the entire Mass Effect series is best played from beginning to end on the PC (where I think the controls are best). I agree with what most people have said here about Mass Effect 2 being the best overall. Although Mass effect 1 has some great story elements, it's inferior to 2 and 3 in terms of gameplay, side quests, and immersiveness.

That being said, you do miss out on a couple major things playing Mass Effect 3 on the Wii U

While you can make certain decisions in the "comic" you read before starting that replicate the decisions you would have made in 1 and 2, there are some smaller details that the comics do not address. For example, you can get certain responses and/or bonuses in 3 if you had collected a surplus of resource in Mass Effect 2, or collected certain types of items in 1. Additionally, I don't believe the comic addresses choices you can make in the DLC in 1 and 2, which do have outcomes in Mass Effect 3

You have no access to the later, paid DLC. While Leviathan and Omega were kind of subpar, the Citadel DLC is AMAZING.

In short, the Wii U version is passable, but no substitute for playing the whole series beginning to end on the same medium.

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Hy8ogen

39. Posted:

I never played a mass effect game before. I'll probably pick this up after I finish AC4 and splinter cell.

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kkslider5552000

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I'm never not gonna stop recommending people get the whole trilogy instead. Just do it, it's so worth it.

It doesn't help that ME3 without the strength of the first 2 games backing it up can be a little cynical to get through. It's really a tainted game, especially when you combine who published it and some of the questionable additions and ideas they had and the main reason it still was as compelling as it was is the first 2 games behind it. I'm not saying it isn't good on it's own, I am saying it's incomplete on its own. It would be like starting the Harry Potter series with the 6th book. I'd be hard-pressed to think of another series I've gotten into where it's vital to play the whole series like this tbh.

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