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Hey guys.

I'm big into my shooters etc, and some of my friends are raving about the Mass Effect series, which I believe pretty soon is going to have the third installment added. What is your guys opinions on the game? I'm still trying to find new games to fill my life with lol.

Also, should I play ME1 before 2? I've seen people say that 1 is a bit of a bore at times, but 2 is a lot better. Should I skip over straight to 2, or should I play 1 first?

Let me know what you guys think.

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Play first because of the story. Gaming is repetitive,skills are nothing special, and you just get same equipment just higher mark over and over, but still worth playing because of good(though not so original) story and nicely envisioned universe.
Second have much more better gameplay, and great characters, some of the best I've seen in years, though there is not much of the main story except creating your team. Also itemization is very, very limited. Still I find second part better.

Game series is pretty epic, and definitely worth playing, just don't except real RPG nor real shooter. It's more like great cinematic experience, really good action movie.
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Depends on how much of a story guy you are, but overall, hell yes. Also, you should probably play ME1 before ME2, because there is story stuff, and several decisions and such carry over.

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Game IS a RPG not a shooter. It has some shooter elements into it. If you liked for example Knights of the Old Republic Rpg, you will love this too.

Very good game series. Buy them both
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In a game following a story line I would always start with the first one and progress from there.

At least I think this series follows a story line. Right?

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Mass Effect was designed as a trilogy. If you play the first game and complete it, you can port over your game file into ME2 which affects certain things within the game that you see if you just start at ME2. Should you beat both games as that character and port them into ME3 when it comes out next Spring, it will affect more events. More so if you do all the sidequests and DLC content in addition to main game.

As it's been pointed out already, Mass Effect is RPG series first and foremost. It's combat is third-person shooter style but it is at heart an RPG with a long epic story, dozens upon dozens of sidequests, worlds to explore and stuff to do. Though I also should point out that there is additional DLC stuff for both games, two sidequests for ME1 and multiple sidequests and two extra characters for ME2 which you really shouldn't miss out on.

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It sounds like a good investment of my time then. Seeing it's cheap on Steam I might just go about starting it.

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I plan to wait till all three are released as a combo pack. Then I will be able to play them out all in a row without waiting.

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One of the best RPG in these years,it's fine to jump into ME2 with out having played the first one.Codex really helps a lot.
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got mass effect for free in gamestation and 2 is epic
and go to mass effect first because I went 2 first and I did not understand what was going on



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