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PostSubject: Mass Effect   Sat May 31, 2008 1:15 pm

Metachronos overall score = 9.1 / 10

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- Better than it was on the 360
- Tech/Biotic power hotkeys make combat fast and fluid
- Numerous small improvements add up nicely
- Superb voice acting

Negative
- Still hampered by graphical hitches
- Brief, intermittent load screens

None of the changes are drastic overhauls, but they do have an appreciable effect on the gameplay. One of the biggest tweaks is to the combat system. In the 360 version, you have to temporarily pause the action to use any weapons or biotic/tech powers beyond the one you currently have equipped. On the PC, this pause is still available, but weapons and powers have been consolidated onto one screen, along with squad commands which you can now issue inidividually. Pressing the space bar will bring up a heads-up display where you can change weapons or powers and issue commands to your squad. Odds are you'll use this pause very rarely, because your weapons are mapped to the function keys and your biotic/tech powers can be assigned to the number keys.



Without frequent pauses, Mass Effect further distances itself from the ponderous, tactical feel of combat in previous BioWare role-playing games. Instead, it feels like a bona fide third-person action title. Gunning down small groups of enemies while barely breaking a stride is still immensely satisfying, as is blasting your way out of larger pitched battles--only now you can unleash multiple tech or biotic attacks on the fly. You can dart out from cover, take down enemies' shields, and explode their weapons--all while shooting them--and be back behind cover in a matter of seconds. The real reward of this faster, more fluid action is the sense of power it imbues. Wielding your formidable abilities with ease really makes you feel like the badass warrior you were meant to be, and it makes combat more exciting and fun.



All the things that made Mass Effect great on the 360--the story, the conversations, the galaxy, the combat, the soundtrack, and the characters--are still great on the PC. The changes that have been implemented don't radically alter the game in any way, but they have enough of a positive impact to make it easy to recommend the PC version over the 360 version. On top of that, BioWare is offering the downloadable expansion "Bring Down the Sky" free to PC players, though at the time of this review that content was not yet available. Whether you're a seasoned Spectre looking to suit up again, or a newcomer who has never set foot on the Normandy, the refined PC version is your best choice for experiencing this excellent game.



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PostSubject: Re: Mass Effect   Sat May 31, 2008 10:38 pm

one of the greatest games at this time

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PostSubject: Re: Mass Effect   Sun Jun 01, 2008 1:18 am

strange enough this is an action RPG

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PostSubject: Re: Mass Effect   Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:25 am

so? action rpgs are 1 of the best kinds

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PostSubject: Re: Mass Effect   Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:51 am

well, ok. but looks more like a shooter or action than an RPG

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