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Shadow of Death Dec 21, 08
I have yet to boot up the game myself, even though I bought it like a few months ago (along with Burnout paradise and Lost Odyssey, as part of a 3 for 2 deal).

Not looking forward to the long loading times, bugs, and elevators...

And no update....Seriously? That is just developer laziness TBH -_-
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Cheesysoapopra Dec 21, 08
Loading times and many bugs are completely fixed on the PC version.
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THM Dec 21, 08
Gee, I haven't even heard of Mass Effect game has soft-core porn (lesbian) scenes????

Hee Hee.., Aussie rating system might give that game MA15+ or secrect R18+ or perhaps X-rated???
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RabidChinaGirl Dec 21, 08
quote Cheesysoapopra
Loading times and many bugs are completely fixed on the PC version.
Well, I've made a slight edit that specifies the 360 version. I heard the PC version is actually quite good, unlike... you know, some other examples... not to point any fingersRockstarGTAIVcough. KotoR is also less buggy on PC, I read, and you can download mods to unlock some of the cut dialogue.
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Noraf45 Dec 22, 08
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After all, relationships aren't just about sex.
What? No, it can't be...

I haven't played Mass Effect yet. The elevators seem pretty annoying, but that's at least better than more long loading screens, I would think. What kinds of bugs does the game suffer from?
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Guest Dec 22, 08
I wouldn't say that Mass effect has bugs, per se. The frame rate can drop a bit, there are obvious texture pop ins, and driving that rover on the 50th seemingly identical barren world (that is just a different color) can get really old really fast. These could just be a problem with making a game that is just a little too advanced for the console, but I think this article nailed the real problem. Bioware is lazy and just wanted to make the Christmas season deadline - it came out in late November last year. They promised lots of on-going DLC add-ons to fill in the story between episode 1 and 2, but only one DLC came out 4 months later and that was now 8 months ago. The DLC was really good, though. It was a fun, unique mission against a new enemy that is supposedly going to be more prominent in the later games. But one is not lots, and now I am going to be very skeptical of anything Bioware promises in any future game because they just don't deliver. One more thing, too. Their Marketing Dept needs to be fired. Most devs give you screen shots, info updates, and juicy little bits of info on a regular basis to keep you interested and remind you that another DLC or game is out there on the horizon. Bioware says nothing.
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kspiess Dec 22, 08
I thought Mass Effect was the PC RPG for me this year, beating out Witcher and (easily) Fallout 3. But it still has some flaws, for sure.

One thing I didn't like about it was the dialogue responses. Some times the line you chose to say back doesn't correlate really well to the dialogue your character actually says. And in most (if not all ) of the cases, what you say, either the 'nice' or 'evil' or 'medium' response always returns the same answer back.

The game also pretty much is one giant science fiction trope. So many missions and the entire Mass Effect universe are pretty much stolen from some place else, be it film, fiction or television; there is hardly any originality to it at all. I was actually thinking of writing an article tracing all the stuff they borrowed and ideas they recycled from else-where...

But overall, it is still a kick ass RPG that I would recommend and was very well executed.

Oh one more thing -- something that I find with all Bioware games -- combat is a bit too easy for my tastes, even on hard.
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Livewire_19 Dec 22, 08
For those that haven't payed the game yet, these gripes are very minor and don't ruin the game. The texture pop-up was the most annoying for me, and there really isn't that many elevators in the game.
Overall it's one of the best games ever made, and most people will enjoy it, if they're not expecting perfection.
Most people wouldn't know about any of these small problems if they weren't soo much fun to make fun of.
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RabidChinaGirl Dec 22, 08
quote Noraf45
The elevators seem pretty annoying, but that's at least better than more long loading screens, I would think. What kinds of bugs does the game suffer from?
Well, they only come up now and then. Most of the time, saving and reloading will fix it for you. Some people report really bizarre bugs, while others are pretty common and there's solutions to fix them (save/reload). I don't know what the deal was with those elevators though.
quote Livewire_19
Most people wouldn't know of any of the small problems if they weren't so much fun to make fun of.
Yep. XD I know what you mean by the textures too, reminds me of my laptop trying to run WoW.

Basically, the game is a shinier KotoR, which can be seen as both good and bad depending on how you liked the games.
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kspiess Dec 22, 08
Honestly the PC version fixes most of the bugs listed.
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okumsup Dec 23, 08
I don't see why people bitch about the the elevators so much; they're a great filler for loading screens. I'd much rather sit there looking at my character and listening to the news reports than looking at a picture of a building as a little bar initializes the game for me.
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