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20 minutes ago, AK Bell said:

 

 

I've only seen Eden Prime too but I'm not blown away by the graphics yet. Again, compared to Andromeda's sand, snow, etc ... it just looks like some shiny rocks on a mud texture. It looks ugly for a xbox one game, never mind any 4k stepping up. 


I don’t think you should expect to be blown away by the graphics of any of these, they’re literally Xbox 360 games upgraded to 4K.

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1 minute ago, Alex W. said:


I don’t think you should expect to be blown away by the graphics of any of these, they’re literally Xbox 360 games upgraded to 4K.

 

Ah really, that's it? Thanks a LOT I was going to pull the trigger on this today but you've saved me from doing so.

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15 minutes ago, Simmy said:

 

Ah really, that's it? Thanks a LOT I was going to pull the trigger on this today but you've saved me from doing so.

Yeah I’m only interested if it’s a significant graphical upgrade. Seems that’s not the case 

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6 minutes ago, sandman said:

Yeah I’m only interested if it’s a significant graphical upgrade. Seems that’s not the case 

 

Nope, not a significant one at all but it was never suggested it was going to be. The updated textures and a few rejigged gameplay elements are more than enough for me though.

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First impressions for me I would say a smooth 60 frames at 4K with new textures and a very well implemented HDR plus the UI, gameplay and control improvements for ME1 and then all the DLC and premium content all wrapped up make a pretty sweet package. 

 

The only big issue is that I've gone for Vanguard yet again :facepalm:

 

Someone convince me to try something different. They've improved the various classes ability to use all weapons so it might be fun to try Engineer or Infiltrator but man, can I play Mass Effect without biotic charge...not sure its possible.

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I think one of the biggest plusses for this collection is its convenience. I think it was a bit of a nightmare to buy all these separately before or as the trilogy if you wanted all the DLC.

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Never played this before and I’m gonna start it this weekend with my wife who’s a big sci-fi fan.

 

Is there an easy / story mode? The story is gonna be the main thing for us even if I’m doing most of the ‘game’ parts. 
 

Is there a class that’s most fun ? Especially if we’re not too bothered about fire fights. From the above sounds decent? I don’t get coop with the Mrs very often so I want to set it up well so we make it through the whole game. 

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Assuming no change from the original, combat difficulty can be dropped right down; that's how my friend completed ME back in the day, despite it being her first 3D twin-stick game and thus fighting the camera all the way!

 

In the original version of ME1 pure biotic was the way to go for maximum ease - spamming crowd control attacks like singularity led to quick encounter clearances. However, Mass Effect 2 and 3 seriously need that (by adding armor/shields that need to be depleted before biotic effects work), and I don't know if the updates to ME1 will have brought it in line with them!

 

(Biotic classes like vanguard are probably still the most 'fun' in terms of area attacks and teleporting around in the later games, but aren't quite as "push button to win" as in the first game)

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3 minutes ago, Oz said:

:facepalm:


I get into the role wholeheartedly. Playing as anything else makes a gaping great hole in the general storyline! 

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I thought I'd take a quick look at my achievements from the original, as I recalled having gotten through a decent number of them. Turns out I wasn't wrong!

 

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Evidently I spent a good portion of my MA year focussed on important studies of prothean artefacts. So I thought I'd look at what ones I didn't get, and:

 

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The three at the bottom are for Pinnacle Station, which makes sense as I didn't own it. The others are for never hitting level 60 with a single character, not using Neural Shock or AI Hacking 75 times, and, er, not ever using Liara for the majority of a run. I just thought she was so boring, proving as ever that I really am the perfect weathervane for popular opinion.

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The mission where you have to save Terra Nova from the asteroid is hateful. That fucking minefield is just stupid

 

*Edit* lol. Then I look at  my radarmap

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Does shep run faster?

maybe not actually travel a distance quicker but animate faster?

 

I seem to remember shep just jogging on the normandy but now he seems to look like he’s making an effort.

 

as for the graphical upgrades , if you have a really good tv with really good HDR I would say that all bundled together it does cross the threshold for a “significant” upgrade.

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1 hour ago, Yiggy said:

Never played this before and I’m gonna start it this weekend with my wife who’s a big sci-fi fan.

 

Is there an easy / story mode? The story is gonna be the main thing for us even if I’m doing most of the ‘game’ parts. 
 

Is there a class that’s most fun ? Especially if we’re not too bothered about fire fights. From the above sounds decent? I don’t get coop with the Mrs very often so I want to set it up well so we make it through the whole game. 

Yes, there is a casual difficulty setting to make things a little easier.

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1 hour ago, sandman said:

Yeah I’m only interested if it’s a significant graphical upgrade. Seems that’s not the case 


Its’s probably more significant than people are saying but it has the effect of making it look like you remember it rather than like a new game. It you went back and looked at the originals they’d probably be pretty ropey. 
 

I know there are those comparison videos but you’d need to see them both on your own TV with HDR and 60fps to appreciate it I think. It’s easy to instantly forget the old games didn’t have that. 
 

I suppose you could download the originals on gamepass to do a direct comparison if anyone could be arsed. 

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2 minutes in -  runs into a very young Dr. Chakwas explaining what a spectre is.

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It must be longer than I thought since I have played this last. my nostalgia is unreal. 

 

muscle memory in the character creator meant I got her exactly right under a minute. I must have created the same character 100 times.

I know exactly how she is supposed to look at this point. 

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Imagine playing Shepherd as a male soldier. 

 

I bet these monsters enjoy eating their bland, unseasoned dinner followed by a nice sensible, plain rich tea biscuit as well. 

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1 minute ago, Majora said:

Imagine playing Shepherd as a male soldier. 

 

I bet these monsters enjoy eating their bland, unseasoned dinner followed by a nice sensible, plain rich tea biscuit as well. 

My original Shepherd was male, and I like my food spicy. :angry:

 

I'll be playing a female Shepherd this time around though, which will be interesting. I've made custom characters for loads of games, but Mass Effect is the only one where my Shepherd feels like the Shepherd. Maybe that will change after this run.

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