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Playing Mass Effect for the first time

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 30, 2009, 7:58 AM
And it owned my life on Sunday. There's... a lot of talking in that game XD. I dig the world design so far although it couldn't hurt to add even more cultural detail. I hate having to go into the damn codex to read every little thing about something that could've taken 5 seconds to explain if I'm talking to some random person on the street - which you can't do for every person amusingly enough.

Speaking of the people, I like some of the characters in the roster so far like Wrex, Garrus, Liana or Tali. Ok. Fine. They're aliens. I seem to find the aliens more interesting than the people in this game LOL.

Gameplay-wise I've yet to get used to the WASD keys, sometimes if I'm crouching or I need to run I accidentally hit the Taskbar/START button and immediately I'm taken back into windows and the game freezes as soon as I switch back. One thing I'm thankful for is that the mouse sensitivity isn't as twitch sensitive as Unreal Tournament so I didn't get dizzy while I'm trying to aim.

Texture work and lighting is pretty a-freaking-mazing [blue blinging light lens flare thing in every level is starting to burn my eyes], although I can't say I'm too crazy about some of the facial modelling and lip-syncing animation.

I'm already pretty excited about Mass Effect 2 coming out at the end of January, here's hoping I'll be able to spend some quality time with it then.

Ko-chan Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I preferred the aliens to humans, too. XD Unfortunately, you can't get it on with Tali (? the germophobe one) as either sex, which makes me sad because I like her a lot more than the other girl. (I modeled my Shepard after a lesbian Captain Janeway :lmao: )

I agree that having to check the codex all the time was a pain and a half. :shakefist: I was also left with the feeling that there needed to be more options/detail for a lot of things, although the graphics are amazing to look at. :)
greymoonx Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
It's a great game. They're addressing all the issues you mentioned in the second one, though alot of people did custom texturing for the PC version to make it look better. I hope nobody's spoiled it for you, enjoy!! (Is my favorite game, sorry for noodling) :D
SaskiaG Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
oh hehe, i still have to play it, somehow i did not get beyond the first half hour :(
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