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Mass Effect

Rating: 12 (BBFC)

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| | See all badkarma81's reviews (2)

My second RPG game and wow what a game it is. Plenty to explore and loads to do. There is currently two DLC for it. Can't wait for ME2 to come out

  Truly brilliant game

| | See all Extremist's reviews (10)

Amazing game that never gets boring. I've currently completed this game 3 times so far and never find it boring. Being able to choose from certain classes and create others is a great starter but the plot worthy of a good film, graphics that are superb for an RPG and overall gameplay that is extremely fun and challenging in certain areas. This game is the longest i've played (When above I said i've completed it 3 times that is due to I just complete the main plot and leave out all the rest), this game is well worth buying that appeals to everyone, if you played KOTOR on Xbox think up it but 4 times the size, a proper plot and greater graphics and a huge array of weapons and characters.

  Best Space Sci-FI RPG Available

| | See all Betrayer's reviews (1)

This game made me feel like a child again. If you are a fan of Science Fiction specifically futuristic space travel. And you are a fan of Role-Playing-Games then this is a game you surely must consider playing.

Besides the obvious attraction this game would have to persons of that category its cinematic gameplay, story and action are also another deciding factor. The game is full of cinematic cut scenes and even conversions have cinematic camera angles, thoroughly immersing you into the game. As well as its in depth story adding to its playability.

The game has massive replay value which is somewhat lowered with the absence of multiplayer online and other wise. But the available downloadable content adds several more hours of gameplay, to a game which already has a story of over 20 hours.

It no linear gameplay environment is another plus. With you being able to land on certain planets and explore then, unlocking side missions as a result in some cases. This aspect is also perhaps its greatest flaw, with most of the these planets being little more than barren rocks, which will quickly become tedious to explore.

The aspect that your choices will affect your character in the sequel coming out on January is another reason to play this game. Due to a save file being required so as to continue with your original character, and to guide the story in alternative paths.

To sum up this game is a master piece of gaming. And I would instruct anyone who disputes gaming is an art form to to play this game. Basically if you are a fan of Sci-Fi and RPG games then this game should become your priority to play.

  One of the best exclusives...ever!!

| | See all arty666's reviews (137)

Mass Effect is absolutely amazing in terms of Gameplay, Graphics, Combat and of course Dialogue. The story is amazing with loads of choices to make that will affect the way your game plays out. Defintely buy this game now, it's one of the best Xbox 360 exclusives along with Fable 2.

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| | See all DanAky's reviews (1)

I am not going to go on like some of these reviews so I may not give the best review, all I will say is that I go tthis game with my Xbox, I can see why it was gave away, rubbish storyline and not very good

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| | See all LordEaling's reviews (7)

If you haven't played this before and you're not an RPG fan, fear not, this is not one of those games where you press a button, sit back and watch your characters fight for you. This is a great blend of character management and leveling up with sniping, blasting and running for cover. This is the kind of game I always wanted, watching my mate play Knights of The Old republic I was interested in the customization and character intereaction abut really turned off by the dry combat. The side missions are fun, space exploration is fun but yes, it is very repetitive but for someone like me if i enjoy something I don't mind doing it over and over. Theres also a few issues with texture popping, and loading but this shouldn't deter you, you WILL enjoy this game, although I think the second or third time around is better because you know what you're doing.

All in all I loved this game, I'm running around in circles waiting for the next installment.

  Played through 3 times want to play it through again.

| | See all FlatoutCrazy's reviews (15)

I love this game and cant wait for the follow up, along with Fallout 3 this is a RPG of great depth and one for dedicated playes only.


| | See all Gozymandias's reviews (15)

Mass Effect is one of the best exclusives the Xbox 360 has to offer. It's a sci-fi action RPG with many side missions to keep your interest, and can take well over 20 hours to complete. The side missions are not mandatory, so you can quickly finish the main story within 6-10 hours if you prefer, although building XP will help you finish the story missions with greater ease. The fun just doesn't end there, as you can complete the game in different ways. The achievements act as guidelines to that effect, and highlight the possibilities during gameplay. The character customization allows you to change Shepard's appearance and abilities before you begin which opens up different options during combat, each class having its own weaknesses and strengths. The graphics are outstanding, but unfortunately the game shows a few technical glitches here and there. Most notably the texture pop and the occasional drop in framerate, which Bioware have rectified for the sequel. For that, it loses one star as I feel the developer could have done a better job, but overall it never really effects gameplay and I wouldn't let that put you off. The action element to Mass Effect is somewhat similar to tactical shooters such as Rainbow Six Vegas, as you control a squad of two which you can choose from a total of six characters you meet in the early stages of the story, each with their own abilities. The game has a realistic approach to combat as it features a cover system, with Shepard carrying four different types of firearms (Pistol, Shotgun, Sniper Rifle, & Assault Rifle) which are all upgradeable, and can be replaced with better versions as you progress. You can also select different types of ammo, all of which serve a different purpose, including armor-piercing, incendiary, and toxic rounds, etc. If using the force is your thing, then you can turn Shepard into a Biotic in the character customization menu. Choosing this class will give your character telekinesis powers, but the downside to that is that you will not be trained on certain firearms, making use of them pointless as you will be firing at enemies with little or no effect. I would highly recommend this if you liked other action RPG's such as Bioshock and Fallout 3. Another thing I liked about it, is that it often pays homage to other science fiction franchises, such as Battlestar Galactica and Star Trek. There's also the obvious Blade Runner influence in there, especially with the soundtrack which you'll love if 80's synth is your thing. The story is engaging, and it doesn't surprise me that a film adaptation is currently in the works. Let's hope that it does justice to the source material if it goes ahead. Another reason to buy this is that Mass Effect 2 will be released in January, 2010 and your actions from the first game can influence the story in the next so if you have it, don't delete your saved data!


| | See all Cottonuk's reviews (2)

I bought this game a few weeks ago because of it's good reputation and it's fantastic price. I think it is the best purchase I've ever made, the game itself is so in depth and the main storyline and 99 percent of the side quests are thoroughly immersing and enjoyable. The graphics, gameplay and general fluidity through the game were spot on. A few minor problems with glitching so make sure you save regularly, but it's nothing to worry about and you will quickly forgive. unlike most other RPG's the script never once gets boring and the choices you make effect the storyline to an extent where you feel guilty when you make particularly bad decisions. One of the best games on the 360 at a great price. A must get.