Finished it! Better late than ever right?
I totally missed it’s release day because of my military service, and then I didn’t have a proper pc to play it on.
I wanted to start playing mass effects 2, but you can’t play a sequel without playing the first one first. Otherwise you’re missing-out on the storyline.
Verdic: Overall I liked it, but it’s very dated by today’s standards.
It reminded me a lot of the kotor game engine.
- The command-menu. While in combat you can hold-down the spacebar to bring up a commands and weapon selection menu. I like that in RPG games. The menu pauses the action and you can think your next move
- Storyline. It had everything. Explosions, sex, drugs (Well not drugs), aliens, battle, oh and you get to drive a rover too.
- When you enter an elevator everyone in your group, including you, holsters their guns. Even in hostile territory. What is this? We’re not going on the upper floor of the shopping mall people. Gear-up!
- Why there are elevators everywhere? Why do they go so slow? Some even have elevator music! Are they kidding us?
- On the final boss, all your weapons overheat without ever cooling down again. Including your team-mates’. Maybe it’s a boss super-weapon, maybe it’s a bug, but it annoyed me anyway.
- Grenades are both rare and unusable as they take ages to detonate.
- You can carry up to 150 items. When you find loot, you’re presented with a screen. You have the option to either take them all, or reduce them to omni-gel one-by-one. Also you can’t exit the screen. This means that if there’s 1 item that you like, and let’s say 36 random items that you either don’t need, or can’t take, you will have to select them one-by-one and then reduce them one-by-one for a total of 74 clicks!
- A lot of dialogue. The game feels more like a movie than a game, which is good, but sometimes you need to skip some non-essential dialogue. Fortunately you can skip it bit-by-bit by pressing the spacebar, but most of the times this also presses the dialogue selection for you before you get a chance to see what you’re pressing.
Call of duty: Modern Warfare 2 has a General Shepherd and Mass Effect has a Commander Sheppard. See any connections there? Are they running out of names? Is Sheppard a common name in the US? What about Jack Shepherd?
I smell a consiracy.
Also, There’s an ass in one of the cutscenes! Nice touch.