Why was the first Mass Effect so godtier kino in comparison to the buddycop romcom fanfic schlock it preceded?
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ME1 felt like an adventure that was building to something, that something being Sovereign and the assault on the Citadel. These big grand reveals about the setting and your place in it. ME2 is essentially a side quest inbetween games. Not to say it isn't fun but in the grand scheme it's a time waster
It also introduced us to the kino world. The characters felt more authentic and diverse. The stories were more weighted and poignant. In ME2 and 3 I feel they really tried to 'humanize' the alien squadmates and other alien characters, which was a chronic mistake. It just felt so cheesy, like amalgamated fanfic or something.
ME1 just felt like a dark, gritty scifi adventure. You were in this cold, dark, scary Universe with a terrifying, omnipotent, ancient evil lurking behind the veil the entire time.
>It also introduced us to the kino world
A world that was very boring and stale, a world lacking in atmosphere and character
>not a new IP
How mad is this dude? lmao
You talk like a fag and your shit is all fucked
>In ME2 and 3 I feel they really tried to 'humanize' the alien squadmates and other alien characters
bro Garrus in ME1 is basically a human wearing turian skin
Nah, that's ME2 Garrus. Garrus in ME1 was cold, hard Turian steel.
>Garrus in ME1 was cold, hard Turian steel.
"okay shepard i won't be a renegade sorry sir" or "okay shepard i'll keep being a renegade hell yeah" ain't exactly hard turian steel
you obviously didnt spend much time talking to garrus in 1 because hes always been like that…
We learned the most about Turians and by extension Garrus in ME2 and ME3 so you're objectively wrong.
All ME1 did was establish he was *some* kind of soldier and had a vendetta against a literally who that was resolved during a shitty 20 minute mission where all you did was shoot some not-zombies and make a choice whether to spare Saleon or not which literally doesn't matter because you kill him anyway. Personal missions in ME1 were embarassingly bad compared to ME2.
The C-Sec thing in ME1 was nothing but fluff before the latter game fleshed it out. Most of character's backgrounds in ME1 are just off-topic remarks, some of which were used as a base in ME2 and ME3 to flesh out the character further but your imperfect memory makes you think ME1 did all of that.
moron it's all just nostalgia. I replayed the trilogy recently and none of that shit is in the game. A lot of worldbuilding happened in ME2 as well but you conveniently ignore it.
No worldbuilding happened in 2. Only world subversion and deconstruction. Harbinger was literally an autistic incel.
I'm replaying the trilogy right now and you're wrong. ME1 has a weirdly distinct gritty feel to it. The places you go are more remote and industrial and actually feel like a place where a spec ops agent would show up to do some wet work. ME2 has...the evil citadel, I guess.
most of the locations in 1 are absolutely hideous. zhus hope is by far the ugliest
It was mediocre outside of the third act of the story
Nothing to do with nostalgia, incels.
Because nostalgia blinds you
Mass Effect is a PC game
Mass Effect 2 is a console game
>He says when the original Mass Effect was a xbox 360 exclusive first and PC port second
And yet Mass Effect 1 was explicitly designed to attract fans of PC-exclusive western RPGs like Baldur's Gate, while Mass Effect 2 was explicitly designed to attract fans of console shooters like Gears of War
Mass Effect 1 played like shit
Namedropping Baldur's Gate does not make you an enlightened RPG gamer
I much preffered it to the coverfest made for queers of war fans, sure you COULD take cover or you could use your brain.
so play as a vanguard and rush everything you fucking mongoloid. what do you think the different classes are for?
To hide behind walls.
if you play 3 on insanity you cant really stay behind cover for long anyway because they start lobbing grenades at you, the game forces you to move your ass
The problem is that the enviroments are designed to take cover behind walls, it gets boring to see the same shit with different textures.
2 is much more of a cover game than 3 is, in 3 you have banshees and other things constantly pushing you and throwing shit your way to make you move. 2 you can stay in the same spot for almost the entire fight and be fine
>The problem is that the enviroments are designed to take cover behind walls
you're mainly talking about ME2 here tbh it punishes aggressive gameplay with things like flashbangs or flamers waiting behind corners or frequent staggers and enemies holding position
ME3's classes are better for bumrushing the enemy, melee attacks become powerful, enemies move a lot and often try to flush you out, and the best class is literally designed around high risk high reward closerange play
Counterpoint: you can romance Tali in 2 and 3
ME2 is better in every conceivable way compared to the first game, though.
Because they were cribbing the plot structure of Babylon 5. Then they got cold feet when they realized the 2nd act revolves around fantasy racial tensions boiling over before the big invasion so they copped out and made a parody of their own creation.
they took babylon 5 plot and freespace2 enemy (shivians) - they fight the same, they look the same, same wepons that look the same and they also have virtualy unlimited numbers
so what, they got up to the second act of babylon 5, decided to take a break and write their game, and THEN finished the show and changed their minds? that sounds really plausible
I'm being facetious, but their pivot away from their original source material snapped the logical progression of the series in two, as evidenced by ME2 being a massive Cowboy Bebop flavored sidequest.
I guess I don't see it, I always saw ME1 as a pretty straightforward fantasy ancient evil vanquish with not that much happening on the side. I mean, there were definitely some other dynamics there, but by the time the game ends it seems clear it was always just fluff and the only real plot was "muh reapers"
the best way I can explain is this:
Mass Effect was Foundation
Mass Effect 2 was Foundation's Edge
ME1 was made by people who wanted a general setting where you could place any type of scifi story. That vision was steadily lost as the old crew left and the new guys moved in.
wtf is up with that thousand yard stare
Sole Survivor background
Sole survivor is the most retarded backstory when working with Cerberus
I miss the conversations they would have in the elevators
I like ME1 but it really wasn't that great, the world is a typical but competent sci fi setup and then an ancient evil awakens. it's the laziest direction they could have gone
Slogschlockslop became the norm essentially and curatively
Yeah. Seems it.
cant think of a game series with a better universe and alien races
what ever happened to ME4 wasnt there a trailer that got Ganker all hyped up for it like years ago now?
they released another teaser on twitter, theyre repairing the relays in it
i honestly think theyll eventually shelve it, its been too long at this point. most of the people into mass effect are in their 30s now
we live in hope
but to be honest i expect they'll fall into the comic book dilemma of always needing a bigger badder shark to jump; after the reapers im sure the rebuilding civilization plot will have well crafted slice of life sidequests but what will truly propel the plot
unless we play as someone completely new i guess
theyll bring shepard back, find some new mass relay, and it will take them to a different galaxy and in that galaxy shepard will have to fight a different version of the reapers again. the basic premise will be the same but all the design and details will be different, new reaper designs, new alien races
thats the only way i can see them going forward with the story
>theyll bring shepard back, find some new mass relay, and it will take them to a different galaxy and in that galaxy shepard will have to fight a different version of the reapers again
that would be massively retarded but in this age of remakes and soulless franchise building i can see it
well shepards still alive at the end of the destroy ending so theyll have to make that cannon, or they might clone shepard again using dna from his armor
1 was not kino because I couldn't bang Tali
>precede means to come before something
what buddycop romcom fanfic shlock are you referring to retard?
The 2 games which succeeded the game that preceded it, obviously, fucking mongol.
learn english you sub 80 iq immigrant
ME1 preceded ME2 and ME3. Perhaps it's you that needs to learn English, spastic. Embarrassing.
you both are making asses of yourselves
>Why was the first Mass Effect so godtier kino in comparison to the buddycop romcom fanfic schlock it preceded?
Is "it" referring to:
>Why was the first Mass Effect so godtier kino in comparison to the buddycop romcom fanfic schlock Mass Effect 2&3 preceded?
>Why was the first Mass Effect so godtier kino in comparison to the buddycop romcom fanfic schlock Mass Effect 1 preceded?
'It' is quite clearly referring to ME1. The arrangement of the sentence makes it perfectly clear to anyone who speaks English natively, or even fluently, that 'it' is referring to ME1 there.
Seriously. Take your own advice.
I didn't put an opinion on what the correct answer was either way. I just laid out the options so it was made more apparent
Your first option doesn't make any grammatic sense. Nobody mentioned ME2 or 3 so 'it' could not possibly be referring to either of them.
The first part of the sentence explicitly states I'm talking about ME1. 'It' preceded the buddycop schlock romcom that followed it.
>to the buddycop romcom fanfic schlock Mass Effect 2&3 preceded?
That wouldn't even make any sense. I have no idea how you could even read that sentence that way.
The first part of the sentence makes it perfectly clear we're talking about ME1. Only one game preceded ME2 and ME3. ME1. I also specified explicitly that I was talking about the first ME.
You're a fucking idiot. Or trolling. Either way, I'm done with you.
ME is just a remake of star control 2. Not a single original idea found, and that's why it's better than the rest. Very much like game of thrones and all the parts that weren't lifted straight from the books.
ME1 is the best of the trilogy when it sticks to the main quests (3 locations + Virmire + Ilos) everything rest in the side content is pathetic tbh
too much mindfuck and indoctrination in these games
1 > 3 > 2
Mass Effect 2 has far better character writing, which along with lore are the only two things Bioware was ever good at. ME1 is overrated trash.
The most boring overrated series of all time.