I'm playing it again, I'm about 2 hours in. I need something else to play besides Terraria. This will be my third time starting it. Anything I should know going in? Anything you wish you knew when you started?

I'm playing as the female Shepherd and that's really helping. She's much better performed than the male Shep.

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 08/01/2015 at 05:48pm

One problem I have, I've just gotten to the Citadel again, and everything is so beautiful and huge and sprawling... and somewhat overwhelming. I feel like if I don't talk to everyone I'll miss something, but I don't know if I'm talking to everyone. I've heard they improved that a bit in 2 and 3.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 08/01/2015 at 07:18pm

I haven't played this either. Are you playing it on the PC?

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 08/01/2015 at 07:28pm

Yup, I have ME 1 and 2 on Steam, and ME 2 and 3 on Origin, from various bundles and promos over the years. I got semi-used to the 360 controller on my previous aborted playthroughs, and was going to play with it here, but oddly it isn't supported. Mouse is way better for aiming though.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 08/01/2015 at 10:59pm

Let me know how they play. I have a few other games to play first but at some point I would mind playing them.

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 08/01/2015 at 11:21pm

The first game at least plays flawlessly. Maxed out all the settings with no issues on my now meager 550ti

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 08/02/2015 at 07:41pm

I can't remember anything that I would have done differently in my play-through. Mass Effect is a different beast compared to 2 and 3. Inventory system was the worst. You get to drive the Mako, though, which is a bit of a mess, but much more immersive than planet hopping in the latter games.

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 08/02/2015 at 07:55pm
Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 08/02/2015 at 08:46pm

Oh yeah, I remember the Mako. That thing was the worst sometimes.

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 08/18/2015 at 05:00pm

I've started Mass Effect twice and never made it very far. I'm not sure why I can't seem to stick with the game. I liked the portion that I played quite a bit, and the story was holding my interest fairly well. I started as a guy though, and I've heard that FemShep is significantly better.

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 08/18/2015 at 05:07pm

A few words of advice:

1. Use fem shep. Holy wow, it's so much better.

2. Once you get to the point where you stop for whatever reason, set aside a couple of hours and push through. For some reason I hit a wall at about the same place in my first two attempts, where you get the ship and start exploring the galaxy, but once you get your rhythm down it gets way more fun.

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