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Daddio
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:46 pm    Post subject: Mass Effect 1 & 2 Reply with quote

I'm looking for something to fill the void until Skyrim and Old Republic come out, considering Mass Effect for the PC. Question is, do I really need to play Mass Effect 1 or can I skip just to 2?? Seeing how I may not have a lot of time until Skyrim comes out to finish both.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mass Effect 2 was specifically made to be standalone as far as story goes. It helps to have played ME1, but you don't have to.

ME1's the better game, though, all things considered.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whats the point of skipping to 2 when the first one is better? And depending on your schedule, you could easily fit in both before skyrim comes out.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find Mass Effect too boring.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should play both. You've got the time and they're cheap enough.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

De-Ting wrote:
I find Mass Effect too boring.


Which is why I'm cool with the co-op.
and why can't you skip cutscenes dammit?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lokness wrote:
Whats the point of skipping to 2 when the first one is better? And depending on your schedule, you could easily fit in both before skyrim comes out.


Wouldn't fit in my darn schedule but more power to you. Definitely play Mass Effect 1 first.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Play them both, you've got time.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

appreciate the input, thanks! i will try out MA1!!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Daddio wrote:
appreciate the input, thanks! i will try out MA1!!
Mass Affect is what happens when you've played Mass Effect for too long.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I mostly remember number 1 as being the game where you crouch and shoot all the time... But then it wasn't the gameplay that got me hooked, it was the dialogues, the character and the setting of the game that's great! In that sense, it's the same for number 2!

So yeah! play number 1 first then number 2. If it's too much, you can still just put the game on easy and beat it fast, no one will judge you.
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