張貼於：05 月 21 日
TL:DR - 9/10. Buy the whole series though, wouldn't recommend buying individual games unless on sale. If you want to finish the series with all options, I highly recommend playing all three. You can import characters from ME 1 to ME 2 and ME 2 to ME 3. This will give you options, which otherwise cannot be accessed in the coming games. Changes a lot. Apart from that, great story, good soundtracks.The -1 only because of the fact that the DLCs are ridiculously priced, specially ME 3. To get everything, you need to shell quite a lot of money, and in all honesty, it is not worth it. I am not even sure if they ever go on sale. Warning:
Might contain spoilers.Note
that Mass Effect 2 Digital Deluxe DOES NOT contain DLCs, and can be obtained only through Origin or Bioware website. To minimise effort, I would suggest buying the series on Origin where you can easily obtain all the DLCs. Also, Mass Effect 3 is exclusively available only on origin and of course, its DLCs as well. The Trilogy pack for the PC does NOT contain the all DLCs for ME3 and ME2. I hate to use anything other than steam, but EA leaves us no choice. ;(ALSO NOTE: VERY IMPORTANT
that there is a bug that causes only ME 1
to have black textures on two levels ONLY
when playing on certain AMD processors based PC (I think most current ones are affected, desktop and laptops alike). I had played the game in 3 different PCs and I can confirm it is specific to AMD processors. There is a small trick to get around it. It is because of some issues with lighting in game apparently. You have to disable dynamic lighting using console in those 2 levels. Google for details. ME 2 and ME 3 unaffected.
The first game in the ME franchise, granted a bit old. ME series has been on my top favourite games of all times. Gripping story, good soundtracks, great combat mechanics, lots of side quests, hours of immersive game play.
This game is set in the future, The humans have mastered travelling within our Milky Way galaxy and have uncovered that we are not alone. Many alien species, some even more advanced than us, are discovered and made friends with (Still bugs me how they all speak English, lols.). You play as Shepard. Period. From here on, you can decide everything about your character. Gender, first name, skin colour, structure, hair,.. you get the idea. You also get to choose the background and personality (in a manner of speaking) of your character, and the class of your character (Soldier, biotic, techs etc.). A point to note here is that this has no effect on next games. You can change your appearance and class at the start of each of the ME games, which is neat. Fast forward, You will be sent to Eden Prime , a human colony in another star system, to investigate the mysterious incident which took place earlier. After you play the mission, you will see a horrifying truth and you are the only one who understands the depths of it. Along the way to uncover more facts and collect evidence, you will make a lot of friends, and some enemies.
From the go, you are given a lot of freedom in regard to how you talk to people. Dialogue conversation options are somewhat of a trade mark of this series. You can influence people and your own personality based on the dialogues and actions you choose (a.k.a Paragon or renegade). The combat system is fluid, though not as open ended, Most classes apart from the soldier can use only a selected weapons, though they more than make up for it in terms of abilities. For instance, as biotics, you sometimes do not even need to fire a single bullet to win a battle, you can achieve it by using your powers alone. Powers are really fun to use, but bear in mind, ME 1 is unique in the trilogy in that is has more RPG elements. In ME 1, you need to level up certain skills in order for certain things to work. For instance you need a tech in your team with sufficient "decryption" and "electronics" to hack certain safes. As with most RPG games, you will have a "skill tree" where you spend the points you earn by leveling up to progress in that particular skill. Spend the points wisely, as the skills in your team overall decides if you will have a hard or easy time in battles (I am not sure if ME 1 offers re distributing skills at any point of the game, I know for a fact that ME 2 and ME 3 do). You even have to spend points to open up dialogue options. So choose wisely. I would recommend maxing out charm/intimidate skills as it will give you more dialogue options in conversation to turn the situation to your favour
The combat mechanism, specially for ME 1 is mostly simple. As pointed out before, you can only use a limited array of weapons, depending on your class (assault rifles, shot guns, pistols etc). There are different weapon manufacturers and each of them can be modded to improve its efficiency in some way. Throughout the game, you get better upgraded weapons, and weapon mods. The inventory system can get quite irritating if not maintained on a regular basis. You have to discard or turn extra or less grade weapons and mods into "omnigel", which can be used in game for a few purposes, like extra damage vs flesh, armour etc.
The story is really good, very gripping. You meet a spectrum of different alien life forms and also fight against a few. You can take a step back every now and then, and appreciate the vast amount of thought put into creating all the story and content. As pointed out before, the main feature is the dialogue sequences. Select your options wisely! And of course, no Bioware game can be complete without some romance. You get to romance with your crew, humans and aliens alike. The game presents itself various opportunities to initiate, progress and even break the relationship at several stages. And you get to sleep with some really hawt alien guys/girls. Excited, aren't we? I know you dawg :3. Graphics and soundtrack are decent. Read the note regarding the glitch at the start of this review if you have an AMD processor based PC.
Takes quite a bit of time to finish all side missions and main missions. Exploring the galaxy is fun too! I HIGHLY recommend completing all side missions, they give you a lot of boost in exp, weapons, basically everything. Some choices even carry over to the other ME games, and it might be rewarding in various ways.
All in all, I would echo my TL:DR. Buy the whole series, play it from the start and import the characters. Importing allows you to continue the story and the decisions you made in the first game into the next two. So if you saved/killed anyone or helped someone, it continues into the series, sometimes with drastic effects, and sometimes no effect whatsoever. Most importantly, it will unlock options that would otherwise be inaccessible. This is important if you want a complete Mass Effect experience. I had played the games both individually and also importing my character, It makes a ton of difference.
Another note: I am certain there is a DLC (maybe 2) for this game, but it is unavailable on steam. Because EA decided to go with origin. I hate to recommend anything other than steam, primarily because I have no experience with other platforms. But so far, I used origin to play ME series and some Dead Space series, and its okay. It is the same with Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3, all the DLC are available easily only on origin. Some of the DLCs are worth it, so I would recommend checking it out. Buy the Mass Effect Trilogy pack, when its on sale. Spending the full money may not be worth it, just because its old.