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Offline Colonol Dekker

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Really short, but i like it :)


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Short? 21 hours of gameplay in the past three days with Saren still a fair way off says it's a good deal longer than most games i've played recently.

Truly a worthy successor to KOTOR. The gameplay gets a little repetitive, but it's exciting enough to keep you distracted from the very similar locations on most explorable planets. Regardless, as a third-person shooter it's pretty damned awesome, and the modability of your weapons, armour and practically everything you've got really adds to the experience. Not to mention the massive amount of background material and the staggering amount of dialog. Oh, and the Mako is made of awesomeness and win.

Highly recommended.

 

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28+ hours on my first play through, and I missed stuff.

Probably 6-8 on my second play through.

About an hour into my 3rd...

Yeah, short ;)
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Offline Colonol Dekker

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I'm whooly proud of the Normandy, It's bee-yoo-tiful, Plus My characters maxed out intimidate and 2 Nooky scens i felt were of benefit as a whole. :nod:
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There's nothing I enjoy more than hanging up on the council after every mission.

Council member: "Shepherd, we're going to choose to ignore how rude you were in disconnecting us in the middle of our last conversa-"
*Disconnects*
Shepherd: "Whoops."

Not to mention all the snappy dialog under the intimidate option.

"You seem to think I give a damn. That's cute."

 

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I wish I could play it :(
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Agree I just wish it comes to the PC anytime soon.
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Then get a 360 ;)

Its got some repetition of the minor dungeons, there are only 4 (I think 4) different types, the Underground bunker, the Above ground bunker, the mine and the spaceship, which makes completing the game feel tedious at times, esepcially if you are doing alot of sidequest planetfalls. The skills system isn't as robust as the d20 powered KOTOR. The MAKO drives like crap, and the sense of scale between the MAKO and the generic plantfalls seems off, but otherwise, the exploration, the feel of the universe, and the freedom you seem to have to go places makes up for these somewhat minor problems. The shooting is ok, its not great, but it certainly gets alot cripser as you level, which makes it alot closer to a real shooter.

Good story, good voice acting, cool ships, cool planetfalls, lots of exploration. Unlocking things let you use them on other characters, which is neat, and you can re-use your levelled character to play the game again (and again, and again).
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Then get a 360 ;)

Why would I want to waste so much of my money on a paperweight?  :rolleyes:

 

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Offline Colonol Dekker

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In knights i can switch between characters in my party to use specialist skills, i haven't figured it out in mass effect yet. Which is annoying. Aside from that Geth are my new favourite race in a game, although their ships look plop. Saren is awesome !
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I won't buy a 360 just for one game. I would also need to buy a TV beside that. A good HD-TV is also quite expansive and for that money together I could buy a good PC or upgrade my current one and buy all the other games I have on my "I want" list.
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Offline miskat

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I have been watching this game since I saw it announced while perusing the NWN site several years ago.  I've been itching for it since then but thought I was SOL when I heard it was for the 360.

The day before it was launched me and my girlfriend finally broke down and bought a 360 and all the goods, as well as Assassins Creed and Viva Pinata.

Talk about timing.

I saw that Mass Effect was being released the next day and promptly agonized about whether to spend another $60 on a game.

It's been a long time since I've been so thoroughly happy with money spent!

I clocked around 40 hours on my first play-through, hit 50, and am now torn between using the same character to get to 60 or making a FemShep Adept with a sniper rifle.  Of course, I was Paragon first time through, so now I have to go Renegade.

I'd love to see what DLCs Bioware puts out for this monster.  And the sequel!


 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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Renegade is very fun. But the ending just depends on how you direct the alliance fleet towards the end. :)
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Then get a 360 ;)

Why would I want to waste so much of my money on a paperweight?  :rolleyes:
Right, get a console so I can savor all the design quirks the titles is saddled with BECAUSE it's on a console that doesn't ship with a hard drive 100% of the time?  If it's not on the PC, I don't play it.  Period.  I don't care what title it is or how much I'd love to get my hands on it, I'm never buying a bloody console.

Besides, I have The Witcher and console gamers don't.  It's WAY longer then Mass Effect.
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Offline Inquisitor

Your loss. I guess I get to play it and you get to wish you could and console (no pun intended) yourself in your PC purist religious zeal. I am betting I am having more fun, zeal is cold comfort for me when I want to relax and play a game. But, this isn't an argument about consoles ;) By all means, turn it into one ;)

As for switching characters, you can't, it uses teh specialist party skills automagically, which is annoying. So you have less control than KOTOR in that regard.

There is a squad management light order system involving the dpad, which lets you do some things you couldn't do in KOTOR, and if you hold one of the bumpers down it brings up the weapons menu for the party, the other bumper brings up the "magic" abilities. It pauses the action while those menus are up. It took me a while to figure that out, no tutorial is a curious decision on Biowares part.
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Offline Colonol Dekker

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I figured out the bumper rings, i can ensure my snipers snipe, rather than storm an armature with a pistol. The skill thing is a bit iffy with things like electronics especially when trying to recover probes. I enjoy the new universe and expect more :)
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This looks like a pretty cool game. I would get this if it was on the PC, but it's about the only console exclusive that looks really good to me and buying a 360 for one game doesn't make any sense.

  

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