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by: pixeldriver 30 december 07
Let me first start by saying i have not yet completed Mass Effect, so i can't tell you if theres a massive spoiler half way through the game like the Flood was to Halo, what a perfect way to ruin an otherwise great
The first thing you will notice about Mass Effect is it looks very similar to Biowares other franchise Knights Of The Old Republic, if you don't know what KOTOR looks like let me just say it aint a bad thing. The graphics are amazing, the facial expressions are very realistic and just serves in emersing you in Mass Effects enviroments even more.
The first thing you do after starting the game is select what history you would like, there is a small list of stories which does the job but i couldn't find one that really suited me to be honest. That small thing aside you then go onto what type of person you will be.
The choice is great, after this you start the game, the cutscenes are amazing, what you notice is theres alot of decision making to be done as soon as you start. When you talk to anyone in the game dialogue options
will appear in real time so you can express how you feel, this effects how the rest of the game will play or how the conversation
will carry on.
This game has alot of exploration and talking in it but due to the brilliant conversing its notboring and instead sucks you in even more. When you do get into the action scenes you'll be very impressed, normally an RPG its just a click the mouse or press same button over and over and over...
The combat in Mass Effect is similar in cntrol to Advanced War Fighter, you can also hide behind various objects in a similar to Gear Of War. In
true RPG style you can level up yourself and your squad meaning that your
kenetic powers and aim is better. Overall i have to say this is the best
best 360 title i have played so far, it leaves Halo 3 standing in everyway
and is a true joy to play. I have played it for over 5 hours now and i am
more then addicted to this amazing game.
GRAPHICS: This is the best i have seen yet on the 360, the colours are vivid, the characters are amazingly life like and the worlds are beautiful and full of detail.
GAMEPLAY: Other then a few minor glitches like enemies sometimes getting caught in doors the game is brilliant and the powers that you can use against the enemies are a right laugh.
SOUND: The SFX is just how it should be, the voice acting it convincing.
OVERALL: Go buy it.
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