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Posted on Tuesday, September 28 @ 23:22:37 Eastern by
This week's Post Revolution looks at Mass Effect. How the hell am I going to play this after Mass Effect 2?

I was a little late to the Mass Effect bandwagon, I'll be honest. It wasn't until Mass Effect 2 was about to release that I was even remotely interested in playing the first installment of Bioware's sci-fi action series (notice how I classified it?). Still, with the focus on narrative and story in the ME series, I knew I had to start off on the first born.

I made my way through Mass Effect once as a paragon, male Shepherd. The story was cool, combat was a little frustrating, but largely manageable. The end boss was ridiculous. Once I put ME2 in my console, I was very happy I played through and made my own decisions. Having that kind of control over the way ME2 turned out was really satisfying, and meeting up with old friends like Wrex was awesome.



I've since beaten Mass Effect 2. Now I'm going back for my second playthrough of Mass Effect. I am beating my head against the desk right now.

I'm honestly a little ashamed to say it. The "hardcore" gamer in me wants to favor the technicality of the first Mass Effect. I want to prefer the density and challenge that goes into picking weapons, ammo types, suits, and party members.

The rest of me is just so goddam frustrated. Those of you in the know are probably nodding your head knowingly.

For those of you who haven't played Mass Effect, won't spoil any of the story, and I HAVE TO recommend you play the first game first, but please get all you want out of it before moving on. Mass Effect 2 revolutionizes a lot of the gameplay for the better(?).
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