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|Mass Effect: Ranked|
Just finished playing through all three again, thoughts.
No Love Can Save Me
Mass Effect 2. After playing through Mass Effect 2 about five times now, I can
honestly say I don't get how this is considered the best game in the series.
Many of the unique and innovative combat features introduced in Mass Effect were
gone. Weapons now have thermal clips (what the actual fuck), biotics can no
longer pick up objects, health regenerates, powers are completely stripped down
and now your friendly neighborhood A button performs every fucking action in the
god damn game. Have fun getting stuck on every piece of cover you walk by. At
least they added actual variations on guns this time around. Just kidding, there's
only two of each and if you play as any class besides soldier you won't get to use
them anyways. Why? Because fuck you.
Alright, so they introduced a whole mess of awesome characters including a TON of
new romance options. Character development in this game is undeniably fucking
awesomesauce. But then the loyalty missions. EVERY. SINGLE. MISSION. Go to a
place, your squadmate will try to murder someone. Convince them not to. The end.
Do this 10-12 times. Or you could skip this part, but they'll die. Your pick.
Seriously? On one hand, they did remove the pointless and aggravating planet
exploration. But they replaced it with pointless and aggravating planet scanning.
|2||Heaven Shall Burn|
Mass Effect 3. Let's be clear about something. I agree, the ORIGINAL ending was
apocalyptically fucking retarded. Even after being told by all my friends how bad it
was, I was STILL completely shocked and disappointed. The extended cut brought
a lot of much needed revision. It was enough for me. Overlooking the ending
however, Mass Effect 3 was almost perfect. It was the point where all the
decisions you made in previous games finally started to matter. Curing the
genophage was nothing short of epic. When Legion sacrificed himself to turn the
Geth into individual people, I cried. Deeply. It was a beautiful, touching, epic
conclusion from start to... almost finish.
That and the combat was greatly improved from ME2's lackluster redesign. A huge
variety of weapons and powers made the combat a truly invigorating experience. I
did feel that sometimes the narrative got buried in 'kill these enemies' a few too
many times but never enough to make a huge difference. Vanguards were playable
again, sentinels were no longer fucking useless. And dear god, Ashley finally let her
hair down thank fucking christ.
What's this? I can fuck anything I want? ANYTHING?
|1||Bruce Soord with Jonas Renkse|
Wisdom of Crowds
Mass Effect. Being the first game in the series, it's obvious that there are going to
be some kinks that need to be worked out. Despite that, Mass Effect was a
fantastic and well put together game. The controls were a little difficult to master
for an avid Gears of War player, but after a bit I got the hang of it. The cover
system is incredibly intuitive and I never had any problems with sticky cover. Biotic
powers were a little underdeveloped but being able to manipulate the environment
and through cover was awesome. Sniper rifles are sadly underpowered but
shotguns are GOD.
The narrative of Mass Effect is gripping and thrilling from beginning to end. On one
hand you have a complex character driven story unfolding in the midst of an epic
galaxy-spanning confrontation. At times the sheer scope of the mission seemed
daunting and even frightening. Absolutely stunning conclusion. The conversation
with Sovereign on Virmire remains as one of the most intense moments in the
franchise history. There is less potential for romance (only 2 options for either male
or female shepard) but the sex scenes are downright steamy.
Forgot to mention weapons having no ammunition. Fucking genius.
|Seriously though, fuck Mass Effect 2. If it wasn't for the character conversations I'd skip the whole fucking game.|
|I disagree with 3.|
|3 was just bad|
|The combat sucks on Mass Effect 1 but it's better in every other way|
|Exactly. And it doesn't even suck all the time. As long as you aren't fighting anyone with throw it's generally pretty fun. The grenades are hilariously bad though. Like... fuck|
|The end sequence of 2 is incredible.|
|Honestly, I love all of the mass effect games. |
|The reasoning behind heatsinks made sense though...|
|2 is the best 3rd is the worse but thats not saying much their all great. |
|The ending of ME2 is so good but the buildup to it is mostly just wanking around the galaxy with your shipmates so they'll stop bitching. As individual stories they're fantastic, but as a whole unit it's just sort of arbitrary.
I really like ME3 because it made more sense story-wise than its predecessor until you get to the end, and I've even reconciled with the extended ending.
ME1 has Wrex. Nuff said.|
|Maybe the reasoning. Maybe. But the introduction? In the two years you were 'dead' we've redesigned EVERY man portable weapon in the galaxy to be compatible with reverse engineered Geth technology. Wat|
|Not to mention shotguns get three fucking clips. Are you FUCKING KIDDING ME. Vanguard rage.|
|Mass effect 3 really felt overly-dramatic to me with the characters at times and rushed. Definitely my least favorite out of the bunch, but god damn it's multiplayer is so much fun.|
|True that shit. I still play the MP. Reppin dat Batarian Soldier. And the Alliance Infiltration Unit is so fucking dope|
|Word dude. Batarian soldier owns. I haven't played in a couple months but I usually hop on when they have new dlc. I really think the strongest thing about mass effect 3 is the multiplayer.|
|Playing through the second game now and I guess the main problem I have with it is the pacing of the missions after the second round of dossiers start to imbalance the game. Pick up new squad member, boom! their loyalty mission. Then after the crew gets jacked, immediately after picking up Legion, your essentially given a unspoken limited amount of time to save everyone and finish all remaining missions... didnt like it.|
|I got inaccurately banned from the multiplayer. Which was really depressing at the time, but probably healthier for my social life in the long run.|
And then I found Sputnik.
|1 was terrible. didnt bother with the rest|
|why were you banned?|
|I don't actually know, that's why I believe it was inaccurate. If I was doing anything wrong, I certainly wasn't made aware of it. I think they only ban hackers, so presumably I was on a server with a hacker and got caught in the banhammer radius.|
|Rough :(. You should appeal to EA. I'm a little afraid of getting banned. One of my characters glitched and gave me unlimited ability points so now my character is maxed in all abilities. I'm afraid someone will think I'm hacking...|
|Mass Effect 2 >|
|me3 was bad for other reasons than the ending, not as many feels as 2|
|I've been playing the shit out of this series lately. I just completed my paragon Vanguard (way overpowered in ME1 and ME3).|
Honestly, I'm not sure which game is the best in the series. I think ME3 has the best DLC (Citadel DLC is fucking amazing) and the combat is the best. ME2 was all about the character interactions and the suicide mission is one of the best moments in the series. I agree that ME1 had the best narrative and I actually liked exploring planets in vehicles.
|is there a version of ME3 with all the DLC? i may buy that and do a whole series run through|
|Wisdom of Crowds >>>|
|The story started nice and then went a complete downward slope. I mean, the universe is pretty awesome and the subplots are more than alright but what they did with the MQ and the whole dystopian end of the universe Reaper shtick was just cliché to the max. It also reminded me of Lars Von Trier plots, fuck those. |
|I kinda wish the entire ME series was like the Citadel DLC. absolutely badass|