Negative Creep wrote:
I can now say that at the third try I finally get
Mass Effect and have been putting some real hours into it. Like most games of its type, the first few hours can be make or break since you start with a lot of talking and few abilities. The vehicle sections don't control very well, and I've only just discovered you have a cannon as well as a machine gun. I did wonder why it took me so long to destroy things
A couple things that might help out a bit: (No spoilers!)
If you're playing the "Default" Shepard then you'll be a Soldier. It's not that interesting early on as you don't get many interactive abilities. You don't get to use Warp, Throw, Stasis etc, just shoot a lot. All guns are open to you though, so you're flexible.
You do eventually get one or two Weapon abilities to use (Assassinate for the Sniper Rifle for instance) but for the most part it's a straight shooter. Soldiers improve drastically in ME2 and beyond, so don't think that's "all" you're going to get for the entire series.
Negative Creep wrote:I will buy ME2 and 3 in turn once they're completed, which should take a fair few weeks. I've also managed to completely avoid the plots of the sequels, and the controversy over the ending, so it doesn't spoil the surprise.........
You know what, I bought Mass Effect 3 and played them all one after the other because
of the apparently controversial ending. I'd heard so much about all this indoctrination theory business that I wanted to check it out for myself, and I'm 100% glad I did. It's a truly SUPERB
games series, be in no doubt. None whatsoever!
In fact I'm playing through it all again now!
This time I'm picking up some DLC along the way, such as ME2's Lair of the Shadow Broker and Arrival and ME3's From Ashes. I'm not getting them for anything other than to make my 2nd playthrough a bit different as the packs apparently contain a lot of extra storyline. I already have ME1's DLC so I'll do that already. It's not 100% needed, but Bring Down The Sky is pretty cool, from a story perspective.
Plus they were on sale!
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