Product Type: Microsoft Xbox 360 games
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Mass Effect (Xbox 360)
Member Name: LiamLOL
Mass Effect (Xbox 360)
Advantages: just a good get-along game
Disadvantages: bit blurry in one part of the graphics
Well what can I say...
My favourite game for definite its just one of the games where once you get into it you cant get out of it, its one of the most addicting games I've ever played, I like the way you can just fly around the planet where ever you want to, I like the way you can just land anywhere and shoot at something, mass effect, so I have one word for this game and that is excellent.
Your mans name is (Name) Shepard, you have done something good in the war well I chose hero (risks his/her own life to save others) and you have been called up to an assignment on a planet called Eden Prime where some people have been ambushed so you have been set a mission to go and check it out when you get there you find that there are some drop ships and they are dropping down weird looking creatures so when you get through Eden prime you come to something weird and big so you approach it, it sucks you in and you have a vision, you finally work out that some alien creatures are planning on taking out the human race, but is it too late?...
Well you turn on the game go through some annoying sound get into the game and WOW! There it is massive great graphical objects blow past you and it just leaves you shocked, the graphics are just amazing you can make out every small little piece of moss on the rock and you can see things moving in the background, the aliens look so realistic the mouth movements are perfect you just cannot do better., the scenery is great, the way you can just look over a hill and see more great graphical scenery is just amazing, if you look into a space with nothing you actually feel as if you are looking for miles on end, but the first thing that really hits you is the characters because the backing isn't backing without the characters.
Well you are a man called (Name) Shepard and you have to basically save, well, humans! As a spectre named saran is planning with an associate (sovereign) reaper anyway you fly around the different universes to find out what's happening anyway you've flown around all the planets get to a place called Ilos and when you get to the end you see a massive transporter thing called the conduit and suddenly at the bottom of your screen you see 'conduit closes in 0:20 ... 0:19 and you think oh **** and make a drive for it, anyway when you get in, you get transported back to earth and when you get there you see a massive ship destroying the place, and out of nowhere one of your associates will say 'sovereign' and it makes you wonder how am I going to take that out so anyway you run around to find a way and eventually...
On Mass effect you get well normal and alien creature things and then you get a spectre, spectres are anything that have that extra one skill and the opportunity to just run anywhere and be known like you come into the dock of noveria (a small planet you have to do some work on) and a woman aims her gun at you and says 'No guns on indoors' and you say 'I'm a spectre' then she like bows down to you and you can walk by and hear 'look it's the spectre'
Currency on Mass effect is credits and you get these by selling weapons you find or by killing some creatures, with these credits you can buy basically anything, weapon upgrades, grenade upgrades, weapon attachments and of course weapons, and don't think getting loads of credits is pointless because if you get 1,000,000 credits there's 25 gamer points up for grabs, so get collecting, Now!
In mass effect you get a few different races of aliens and really they all look the same in their breeds but human, that's the only one that has different looks in their faces, take asari for example, everyone looks the same but just with different colours, here are some of the other breeds; asari, human, krogan, geth and matryards (only found in one side mission) and they are all completely different in size and looks, for example asaris are small and do magic and krogans are massive and run at you to try and take you down! My favourite creature / alien is probably the asaris as I like the way they use magic to get themselves out of every small problem and they look really cool and you wonder and want to ask so many questions about them.!
The enemy in mass effect are the geth, they are on a team with saran and they have one thing in their minds... KILL, there are many different kinds of geth but I can't remember all of them, the first one you meet is the geth trooper, white tall robotic and ready to sacrifice his life just to take yours, here are some more of the geth species; geth trooper, geth armature, geth colossus, geth warlord, geth destroyer, geth juggernaut, geth assault drone, geth rocket drone, geth rocket trooper, geth ghost, geth stalker, geth dropship, saran and sovereign and then there are a few more, now keep a sharp eye out for these because if they catch you by surprise it can turn out to be nasty, no, it will be nasty!
Well the characters have different voices, that's a start, anyway, the voice settings are really good , I don't think you get one bit where you get a guy that goes crackly and the geth don't have a voice all they say is "EEAAHH". The music in the game is pretty good and I hate to say it catchy, because when you're racing to get to a place in twenty seconds it gets quicker and quicker until you think "AAHHHH" and you make it and then silence..., I think that that makes a really good effect. Sound effects are great not amazing but great, they're not crackly good but a bit, weird, for example when you go through a time portal you hear 'WHOOSH'.
The replay value...
Well I spent £39.99 on my mass effect it lasted me 16 hours playtime (960 minuets) and it think that it was great for its value as it wasn't just buy a game play it, because I just went through the main storyline I didn't play it for its full length so if you plan on doing all the side missions aswell as the main storyline then you could be in for about 25-30 hours playtime, and also to encourage you a bit more there's an achievment if you complete mass effect twice.
Well obviously I think it's an amazing game and I have completed it twice nearly and I think that I'm going to go for the third when I get through my second, my favourite bit about mass effect is when you are racing to the conduit the music keeps getting quicker and it gives you some sort of adrenaline rush.
Now I will rate mass effect and feel free to comment and leave your ratings on the review, well thanks,
Replay value: 9.2
Thanks for reading
=) Liam B (=!
Summary: a good game