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Playing the original Mass Effect

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Craig234

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Playing more it's getting a bit repetitive. Still engaging though so far. One annoying thing about inventory, it doesn't show you the current count and if you open a container that puts you over 150, it doesn't let you get rid of items in your inventory to make room.
 
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NTMBK

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Playing more it's getting a bit repetitive. Still engaging though so far. One annoying thing about inventory, it doesn't show you the current count and if you open a container that puts you over 150, it doesn't let you get rid of items in your inventory to make room.
Been a while since I played, but can't you put items into containers? Pretty sure I used to dump garbage items I didn't want into loot boxes, and take the good stuff away.
 

Craig234

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Been a while since I played, but can't you put items into containers? Pretty sure I used to dump garbage items I didn't want into loot boxes, and take the good stuff away.
You might be able to but there's no reason to.

My point was, when you open a container and have too much, you have to destroy those items, you can't pick which ones to destroy.
 

ibex333

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The original Mass Effect was awesome. I beat the whole thing. I never played ME2, 3 and Andromeda, but that's because they pump them out way too fast. Every individual game in the series loses it's value "to me" when they pump them out like that. This trend is similar to Assasin's Creed. Every damn year there's a new Assasin's Creed... Maybe when I'm 60, I would have played all of them. People try to have a life too you know! Programmer's gotta eat, I get it, but we gotta do something other than games sometimes!
 

Red Hawk

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The original Mass Effect was awesome. I beat the whole thing. I never played ME2, 3 and Andromeda, but that's because they pump them out way too fast. Every individual game in the series loses it's value "to me" when they pump them out like that. This trend is similar to Assasin's Creed. Every damn year there's a new Assasin's Creed... Maybe when I'm 60, I would have played all of them. People try to have a life too you know! Programmer's gotta eat, I get it, but we gotta do something other than games sometimes!
o_O

Mass Effect came out in 2007, ME2 came out in 2010, ME3 came out in 2012, and MEA didn't come out until 2017. That seems like a pretty reasonable release cadence to me, not at all like how a new Assassin's Creed game comes out every year. So it seems like you're exaggerating how they "pump out" the games.
 

simas

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If you liked first Mass Effect, consider giving ME2 a try - I found it to be better written, set up, and executed than the first one from premise to stories (ignoring the very, very end).

Beyond it, it turned to junk as original Bioware was no more, the people who lead it left post EA purchase, writers and creative directors left, and quality went down only to milk for more $$ out of formerly good name. MEA was even worse as they given it to completely new group of people (who happened to be racist, elitist, ignorant SJW as#holes and never done a game below).

As person who loved ME , I wish I never heard of Andromeda..
 

Craig234

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" racist, elitist, ignorant SJW as#holes"

Wait, "SJW" doesn't fit the other words. For example, SJW are against racism.
 

renz20003

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I loved the first two games but the ending of the third was spoiled for me at launch and it pissed me off the way it ended.

For a game that told you choice matters to end like that was dumb. The devs tried to retcon it with the alternate ending but too late for me.
 

Craig234

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Luckilly I haven't played ME2 or 3 yet, so I'll get the better ending.

ME is starting to get repetitive, though. Many missions almost the same.
 

Red Hawk

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If you liked first Mass Effect, consider giving ME2 a try - I found it to be better written, set up, and executed than the first one from premise to stories (ignoring the very, very end).

Beyond it, it turned to junk as original Bioware was no more, the people who lead it left post EA purchase, writers and creative directors left, and quality went down only to milk for more $$ out of formerly good name. MEA was even worse as they given it to completely new group of people (who happened to be racist, elitist, ignorant SJW as#holes and never done a game below).

As person who loved ME , I wish I never heard of Andromeda..
Most of the same people who worked on ME2 worked on ME3. Casey Hudson was project director on all three games (and Knights of the Old Republic before that), Mac Walters was head writer on ME2 and ME3 and a writer on ME1 (ME1's head writer Drew Karpyshyn was moved internally to lead the writing on Star Wars The Old Republic), Preston Watamaniuk was lead designer on all three games. So the idea that the people who lead ME2 all left after BioWare's purchase by EA is pretty much bunk.

As for MEA...it was a hot mess, I'll admit. And sure, a lot of people from the original trilogy had moved on. But I really don't think you know what you're talking about when you say it was a "completely new group of people" who had "never done a game before". The aforementioned Mac Walters was director, while producer Michael Gamble, writer John Dombrow, and designer Manveer Heir had worked on previous Mass Effect games. You would do well to not blindly believe armchair "reporting" from YouTube and Reddit.
 

you2

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I did not dislike ME3 and thought it was quite decent until the last hour where they seem to ignore everything that happened leading up to the climax.
 

ibex333

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o_O

Mass Effect came out in 2007, ME2 came out in 2010, ME3 came out in 2012, and MEA didn't come out until 2017. That seems like a pretty reasonable release cadence to me, not at all like how a new Assassin's Creed game comes out every year. So it seems like you're exaggerating how they "pump out" the games.
I feel like considering how large these games are, and how many hours are needed if you actually want to explore the whole game, do all side quests, and try out more than one class, every 2-3 years is a little too often. Again, this is my PERSONAL opinion.
 

Craig234

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I feel like considering how large these games are, and how many hours are needed if you actually want to explore the whole game, do all side quests, and try out more than one class, every 2-3 years is a little too often. Again, this is my PERSONAL opinion.
Unlike pregnancy, adding people can speed the development of games, to a certain extent. I can't think of many games 2-3 years isn't enough for.

Assassin's Creed actually DID just skip a year for this reason.
 

Red Hawk

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I feel like considering how large these games are, and how many hours are needed if you actually want to explore the whole game, do all side quests, and try out more than one class, every 2-3 years is a little too often. Again, this is my PERSONAL opinion.
The Mass Effect games aren't that long, dude. Like, 30 hours, 40 hours at most. To complete everything. If you just spent 1 hour a week playing them, you'd easily finish a game in less than a year. Do you play games like a sloth from Zootopia?
 

Mem

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1.09 patch info below.


For patch 1.09, we’ve continued to improve facial animations in Mass Effect: Andromeda, as well as fixing a number of player-reported issues. We’ve also added Platinum difficulty to Multiplayer, featuring a new mixed enemy faction.

You can find a full list of notes below. For notes in other languages, click here.

  • Various improvements to facial animations and cinematic scenes
  • Improved stability
  • [MP] Platinum difficulty added
  • Fixed issue where certain hair textures could disappear from female custom heads when using Facial Reconstruction Suite
  • Fixed issue where negative AVP could be displayed after reaching Nexus level 20
  • Fixed various quest progression blockers
  • Fixed issue where Ryder could be killed even when following directions during the guarded walk through Aya
  • Fixed issue where player could commit to relationships with both Jaal and Cora concurrently
  • Fixed issue where the “Reach the Signal Source” objective in Peebee’s quest line could fail to trigger
  • Fixed issue where player could get trapped on a ledge in the Elaaden Vault, causing an infinite load screen
  • Fixed save/load issues with the final battle area in Peebee’s Loyalty mission
  • Fixed issue where the “Speak to Sid” objective on the Nexus could persist indefinitely
  • Fixed issue where quest marker could disappear during the final step of the “Reformation” quest on Voeld
  • Addressed issue where it was possible for the player to be attacked during initial conversation with Bain Massani on Eos
  • Fixed issue where save/load could cause final platform to disappear in Drack’s Loyalty Mission
  • Fixed issue where the player can’t progress through the final story mission if the Nomad is broken from the “Out of Gas” quest
  • Added a confirmation prompt before changing Ryder’s appearance on the Tempest
  • Fixed issue where player could become trapped by NPCs in the APEX HQ on the Nexus
  • X5 Ghost can now be dismantled.
  • Fixed issue where TAB (keyboard) and Start/Options (Controller) no longer served as shortcuts to close the pause menu
  • Fixed issue where auto-level could assign skill points into loyalty-locked squadmate skills
  • Tactical Cloak melee damage bonus now applies to jump-melee as well.
  • Fixed issue with Fusion Mods displaying incorrect stats
  • [PC] Improved HDR functionality on Windows 10 Creators Update
  • [PC] Photo mode now supports Ansel’s depth-of-field controls.
  • [PC] Fixed issue where Logitech keyboard rebinding would cause key lighting to work improperly
 

runzwithsizorz

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I'm playing the trilogy again after several years. I was looking forward to MEA, but seems not to live up to the first three. I'll wait until patched and cheap.ME1 was best (except for clunky squad management) ME2 was very good (squad management vastly improved) ME3 was good. I liked being able to import my character from ME1 to ME2 and 2 to 3. . As for inventory, keep only 50% or less of items. Also, omnigel is quite useful.Convert unneeded items to omnigel or sell them. Buy Medigel, Licenses, Grenades. Try to save $ as much as possible.

The Wife
 

SLU Aequitas

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Did a fully texture modded playthrough of 1-3; 1 definitely shows its age but the texture mods help quite a bit. Doesn't really matter though as the content for 1 carry it. Garrus and Wrex make the series. Also, unlike a lot of people, I didn't really like 2, but I did like 3. The ending is tolerable now, and I didn't really care when it first came out either after they threw out the whole dark matter story line.

But seriously. Garrus.

Best bromance ever.
 
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Well, i have almost 6 hours in a row now of playing (Have been doing house choirs and having diner in between) and am at the Normandy as commander now.
I cheated with getting the keepers, I made a printscreen of a map on the mass effect walkthrough wiki.
Mass effect really has no trouble at all with ALT+TAB all the time.

We are just started driving around in that 6 wheel tank on argos.
Mass Effect really is a nice game. There is so much side plots that it is not easy to see through but i like it like that.
But there are lot of hints here and there.
I regret i have to work tomorrow again. I am captured by the game.
Finally that feeling again as if i am in an alternative reality in the future.
 
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