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Mass Effect 1 - thoughts

Logged in a little under 24 hours in Mass Effect 1 for this past week. It was my excitement after getting home from work... and probably distracted from a lot of other things I should have been doing. (Though, hey, I need something to combat my depression these days.)

Anyway. Thoughts!

I played the path of a female Shepard born on Earth and the sole survivor of Akuze. Romanced Liara (cuz the humans seemed super dull, IMO), mostly went paragon path - because that's more in line with my RL alignment 9_9 If we get geeky with our personality analysis.

I'm not going to go too deep into my thoughts on the game, but I did want to jot some notes down about ME1 and comparing it to Dragon Age Origins (which I LOVE). Given the depth of love my former roommate has for the ME series, I kind of imagine her asking me which one I liked better, which spiraled into a conversation in my head and... right. You don't really need to know that, right?

I don't know that I'd say I like DA:O and ME1 equally, but I don't think I'd say definitively that I prefer one over the other. The biggest breakdown between the games, for me, comes down to something very simple:

Dragon Age Origins: Amazing characters, I had a sense that I knew everyone, and I felt inspired to switch between party members often. (About the only person I don't use is Sten.)

Mass Effect 1: The overarching story, the universe(s), yadda, is incredibly compelling and I really love it.

I'm really looking forward to ME2 (and 3). Installing everything now (DLCs for this one, yay!) and will get to start tomorrow after work. I'm going to have to brace myself for disappointment when I finish and can't continue, though, because I don't have ME3 and at the moment... don't really have the disposable funds to justify purchasing, I think. :-\ We'll see.

ANYWAY. Bye. This post was silly. >->