Title: Wow. Mass Effect sucks now. Posted: February 06, 2010 (07:07 PM)
It was a good game, but Mass Effect 2 has improved on it so much that it's impossible to go back. This game needs a remake. Because it still has a fine story. It just needs ME2's combat.
User: Suskie Title: Posted: February 06, 2010 (09:19 PM)
I had the same experience recently when I went back and played the original Assassin's Creed again. For about twenty minutes.
I'm kinda glad I got all of ME1's achievements before I played the second one, because I'm afraid to go back now.
User: sashanan Title: Posted: February 07, 2010 (02:14 AM)
So by the time my gaming has caught up sufficiently to get to the Mass Effects - 2013 or so - what do you suggest? ME1, then ME2, or skip ME1 completely and go straight to 2?
User: jerec Title: Posted: February 07, 2010 (02:33 AM)
No. Play ME1, do two playthroughs to get the different choices (and all achievements if you're playing 360). Then you use those files for playthroughs of ME2 (things will be quite different depending on your choices in the first game). And then probably ME3 by then.
I played Mass Effect for several hours a day when I first got it 2 years back.
User: Ben Title: Posted: February 07, 2010 (07:04 AM)
I jumped straight into Mass Effect 2 and am having a great time - on the final mission now. There are some negatives, though, if you miss the first Mass Effect. A lot of the minor story elements were confusing, and the decisions you could have made in the first game were decided for me, since I didn't have an ME1 save game.
That said, I don't think I will plan on getting the first one. Having heard that ME2 is a huge step forward, I don't think I'd enjoy it.
User: darketernal Title: Posted: February 07, 2010 (09:40 AM)
No. Games that are not even three years old DO NOT require a sodding remake.
User: zippdementia Title: Posted: February 07, 2010 (10:38 AM)
DE speaks truth... sort've.
The truth is, with our current rate of change, I think we're going to start seeing games become dated quite quickly.
But does that mean we should keep returning to the same games until they are perfect? I'm not sure. Few games are timeless.
That said, Bioware has never been one for remakes.
User: Suskie Title: Posted: February 07, 2010 (12:26 PM)
I can really imagine the dialog in ME2 being confusing if you haven't played the first one, because there's a crapload of fan service thrown in there. Characters are always like, "Hey, remember Ilos? Good times!"
I'd still recommend ME1 for its story, and I still like the game even though the sequel did everything better. Worst case scenario, it's a short game that you could literally beat in a single day if you ignore the side quests and have a lot of free time. I've done that twice.
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