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Old August 22 2009, 04:48 PM   #1
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MASS EFFECT: Spiritual successor to Star Trek?

Seriously the best science fiction space opera game I have ever played. One of the best games I have ever played, period.

And more than that... the setting is as DEEP as Star Trek. The setting is so detailed, with thousands of years of history, awesome alien cultures, scientifically rigorous technology, and a galaxy full of enigma.

While the press was obsessed with Final Fantasy XIII, a game which at the time didn't even have any footage, Mass Effect didn't get the recognition it should have.

It sold very well - people wont forget it anytime soon - but it deserved to be an even bigger seller, if there was any justice.
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Old August 22 2009, 04:50 PM   #2
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Re: MASS EFFECT: Spiritual successor to Star Trek?

For the PC, it had a fair few bugs which put people off.

Mostly, I didn't have any problem with it and found it to be a great game - I would like to see a Trek mod for it. (Wouldn't mind seeing a few mods for it actually)
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Old August 22 2009, 04:57 PM   #3
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Re: MASS EFFECT: Spiritual successor to Star Trek?

It would be a shame if people got put off an AAA game by the decisions of the publisher, who are the real ones responsible for any problems the PC port might have had. Also I'm not interested in any mods for it, on account of it being such a complete experience itself - to make a Star Trek RPG that was as good, you would have to build it again from the ground up, with full voiceover, etc.
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Old August 22 2009, 06:37 PM   #4
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Re: MASS EFFECT: Spiritual successor to Star Trek?

Strangely, I don't remember Star Trek being full of pointless fetching and carrying jobs.
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Old August 22 2009, 07:07 PM   #5
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Re: MASS EFFECT: Spiritual successor to Star Trek?

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For the PC, it had a fair few bugs which put people off.
It does? The only problem I noticed on my first playthrough was problems with the sound on the Citadel, which was quickly resolved with a fix I found on the official forums. I didn't come across any other problems.
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Old August 22 2009, 07:36 PM   #6
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Strangely, I don't remember Star Trek being full of pointless fetching and carrying jobs.
What pointless fetching and carrying jobs?

I recall Star Trek has had a filler episode or two
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Old August 22 2009, 07:40 PM   #7
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Strangely, I don't remember Star Trek being full of pointless fetching and carrying jobs.
What pointless fetching and carrying jobs?
The malfunctioning computer when you're chasing after Matriarch Benezia for a start.
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Old August 22 2009, 08:34 PM   #8
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I loved Mass Effect. I probably put more time into it than just about any other game I've played. I just love the story, characters, and setting so much that the game's lesser qualities don't really bother me. I can't wait for early next year when ME2 will hopefully be released (I'm hoping it'll be no later than April).

But shouldn't this be in the Gaming forum?
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Old August 22 2009, 09:04 PM   #9
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Re: MASS EFFECT: Spiritual successor to Star Trek?

I wish it had followed Star Trek down the dune-buggy/warthog route rather than that stupid MAKO thing that handled like shit.

I replayed it recently in preparation for the sequel and it is an astonishingly well-crafted universe for a game. And I love how different it feels while playing it as different characters; Commander Benedict Sheppard the paragon xenophile and Commander Denise Sheppard the bitchy renegade.
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Old August 22 2009, 10:55 PM   #10
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Re: MASS EFFECT: Spiritual successor to Star Trek?

Mass Effect is definitely the best game I've played. Good thing 2 is coming out soon.
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Old August 22 2009, 11:09 PM   #11
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If they could combine the planet side game play of Mass effect and the space side game play of Freelancer we would have the most perfect space game ever made.
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Old August 23 2009, 01:00 AM   #12
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Strangely, I don't remember Star Trek being full of pointless fetching and carrying jobs.
"Me, I'm hauling my butt back and forth between starbases."

--Capt. Robert DeSoto of the Excelsior-class USS Hood, humorously chiding Picard that Galaxy-class ships get all the choice assignments.
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Old August 23 2009, 01:39 AM   #13
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Re: MASS EFFECT: Spiritual successor to Star Trek?

Mass Effect was a great game, though I wouldn't really call it the spiritual successor to Star Trek. Its definitely worthy of being in its own separate category. That being said, there are a few things I hope they fix in the future
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Old August 23 2009, 01:56 AM   #14
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Re: MASS EFFECT: Spiritual successor to Star Trek?

I thought it was great, but it wasn't perfect. It borrowed alot from elements of KOTOR(understandably so) and Babylon 5 especially. It was a brilliant game though.
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Old August 23 2009, 02:39 AM   #15
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Hermiod wrote: View Post
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Strangely, I don't remember Star Trek being full of pointless fetching and carrying jobs.
What pointless fetching and carrying jobs?
The malfunctioning computer when you're chasing after Matriarch Benezia for a start.
I don't recall any fetching or carrying. Just a simple tower of Hanoi.
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