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Poll: Worst Mass Effect game  [closed]
Mass Effect 1:  27%
(13 Votes)
Mass Effect 2:  21%
(10 Votes)
Mass Effect 3:  52%
(25 Votes)
Total Votes: 48

3 was by far the worst

  • 01.08.2013 11:45 AM PST
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3 felt like it had the least amount of content. I missed the planetary exploration from 1 even though they were mostly just the same layouts just with a different environment.

  • 01.08.2013 11:47 AM PST

I wouldn't say I have a least favourite. I liked them all. Everything up until the last ten minutes of ME3 pre-Extended Cut was great.

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Posted by: Maximus Decimus
3 felt like it had the least amount of content. I missed the planetary exploration from 1 even though they were mostly just the same layouts just with a different environment.
There were three building layouts, and most of the environments sucked.

  • 01.08.2013 11:48 AM PST

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I'm gonna have to say the 1st one because the gameplay was pretty dull. Though the third game -blam!- up the ending, the rest was so good it kinda made up for it

  • 01.08.2013 11:48 AM PST

Flood Kids? Lol.

Anyone who picks one to be a least favorite is wrong. While ME2 is the best, no Mass Effect game is worth being called the worst of the bunch. When you reach a certain tier of godliness, there is no "worst".

Before anyone starts crying about ME3's ending, yes it wasn't all that amazing but the game itself was still awesome, and it also came with a great multiplayer.

  • 01.08.2013 11:49 AM PST

Mass Effect 3.

It felt too damn rushed in just about all departments, ie. story, ENDING, etc.

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Posted by: Maximus Decimus
3 felt like it had the least amount of content. I missed the planetary exploration from 1 even though they were mostly just the same layouts just with a different environment.


I think it's safe to say that 3 has the worst exploration and side quests (6 N7 missions recycled from MP maps and infinity fetch quests)

  • 01.08.2013 11:49 AM PST

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Mass Effect 2.

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I assume we're only talking about the campaign, so:

ME1: Best plot, worst gameplay
ME2: Good plot, good gameplay
ME3: Worst plot, best gameplay

Looks like they're all about even. I vote for ME1 though.

[Edited on 01.08.2013 11:51 AM PST]

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Posted by: Maximus Decimus
3 felt like it had the least amount of content. I missed the planetary exploration from 1 even though they were mostly just the same layouts just with a different environment.
There were three building layouts, and most of the environments sucked.
Just the idea of being able to explore every planet was awesome. It's way better than the planet scanning that was introduced.

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3 but it was still a great game.

  • 01.08.2013 11:50 AM PST

I am the Thorian, known as Species 37 to you people. I am an ancient sentient plant that is fifty thousand years old. My ability to hibernate for thousands of years makes my real age impossible to guess though you are welcome to try.

Mass Effect 1.

I just cannot play that game. I can play 2 and 3 just fine but 1 is... hard (for lack of a better word).

  • 01.08.2013 11:51 AM PST
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Mass Effect 3

Autodialogue, dialogue fork, fetch-quests, lack of exploration, and of course the ending. I hesitate to even call it a Mass Effect game.

  • 01.08.2013 11:51 AM PST


Posted by: CIint Beastwood
I assume we're only talking about the campaign, so:

ME1: Best plot, worst gameplay
ME2: Good plot, good gameplay
ME3: Worst plot, best gameplay

Looks like they're all about even. I vote for ME1 though.

This is pretty accurate, although I liked ME2 more than the others.

  • 01.08.2013 11:52 AM PST


Posted by: CIint Beastwood
I assume we're only talking about the campaign, so:

ME1: Best plot, worst gameplay
ME2: Good plot, good gameplay
ME3: Worst plot, best gameplay

Looks like they're all about even. I vote for ME1 though.


Plot > Gameplay

Mass Effect 2 Master Race

  • 01.08.2013 11:53 AM PST
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Well I'm still playing ME3's multiplayer, so not that one.
I didn't really like the single player story in ME3 though, but the fact is I've put more time into it than the other 2 simply because of the multiplayer.

I wouldn't really call any of them bad, they were each good at different things.

[Edited on 01.08.2013 11:55 AM PST]

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Posted by: Halfanhour4
Plot > Gameplay

Mass Effect 2 Master Race
lol

[Edited on 01.08.2013 11:56 AM PST]

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The first one had the best RPG elements, but Shepard's dialog was awful. The game play also wasn't that good.

The second one had the worst plot. You spend 75% of the main quest recruiting allies instead of fighting collectors.

The third one had the best gameplay, but had a lack of secondary quests.

[Edited on 01.08.2013 11:56 AM PST]

  • 01.08.2013 11:56 AM PST

I haven't played through ME3 yet, but Mass Effect II is pretty much filler so I voted for that.

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Posted by: xImNotProx

The first one had the best RPG elements, but Shepard's dialog was awful. The game play also wasn't that good.

The second one had the worst plot. You spend 75% of the main quest recruiting allies instead of fighting collectors.

The third one had the best gameplay, but had a lack of secondary quests.


At least Mass Effect 2's plot didn't have the Crucible and the Catalyst, Kai Leng, Saren 2.0, Vent Boy, and the Reapers contradicting their original plan though

  • 01.08.2013 11:59 AM PST

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Posted by: CIint Beastwood
I assume we're only talking about the campaign, so:

ME1: Best plot, sort of good gameplay
ME2: Sort of good plot, good gameplay
ME3: Worst plot, best gameplay

Looks like they're all about even. I vote for ME1 though.

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OT:I vote ME3 as it pretty much forgot about ME2

"Dark energy and Reapers are Synthetic-Organic harvesters that have free will? Fthat!"

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Mass Effect because of technical issues. The plot in all three was amazing though. And the ending doesn't bother me as much as it bothers others because when I beat it I know I either destroyed the reapers, synthesized them, or controlled them. I understood the general concepts of each outcome but you don't really know what becomes of Shepard or the rest of the world if you control them or synthesize them.

  • 01.08.2013 12:02 PM PST

By the power of truth, I, while living, have conquered the universe.

ME3.

85% of ME3 is running around the Galaxy Map scanning systems for alien space bibles and War Assets which have no impact on the game AT ALL.

After all the build up of the Rachni plot and the Queen's promise to help us fight the Reapers when the time comes, nothing comes of it. Where's the Rachni fleet that was being created in ME2? How about them helping us rebuild after the Relays are destroyed in Destroy since they're so technologically superior to most races? They're not even mentioned after their little cameo beyond a single slide in the Extended Cut which you only get if Wreav is the krogan leader.

And one of the biggest things that needs to be redone is the last mission. It was horrible. Words cannot even begin to describe how disappointing and dull it was, especially in comparison to ME1's race to the Citadel and ME2's suicide mission. All we get in ME3 is about a dozen Brutes being spammed at you while you move through some dark streets to fire a missile at a Reaper. There's no danger in losing anything or anyone, no variety in what can happen at all.

'Side missions'. Except they're not side missions, they're fetch quests which have you drive around the galaxy map to collect space bibles for people so they can fight the Reapers. That's it. I just summed up 85% of the game for you. Not only that but it's just weird now that Shepard eavesdrops on these conversations, then travels across the galaxy to find something that might not even exist, and gives it away all like it's nothing. There's none of the sophistication that ME1 had where side quests would actually interlink and could later reveal critical plot elements to you if you took the time to do them - the Consort/Xeltan quests interlinking and resulting in the Prothean Sphere being able to be opened later in the game to reveal the Prothean involvement with Cro-Magnon humans.

Then there's the levels themselves - most of which are -blam!- boring. Compare ME2's suicide mission to ME3's Earth one. In ME2 there are over a dozen different outcomes depending on what you did during the game - didn't do that mission? Tough, Grunt dies. Didn't buy that upgrade? Tough, bye bye Thane. In ME3, the last mission is just a Brute/Banshee-spamming Gears of War shooter-esque fight scene to fire a missile. That's it. There's nothing at stake, there can't be because you don't even see your War Assets which you spend 90% of the game obtaining.

Plot holes, inconsistencies and general screw-ups include the Human Proto-Reaper somehow being obtained by Cerberus even if you destroyed the Collector Base. Go back and watch the end cutscene to ME2, NOTHING survived that explosion but somehow most of the Human-Reaper is intact and is being rebuilt for some unexplained reason.

Where was the Trial that Arrival built up to? What was the point of ME2 at all? Instead of being given a detailed opening where you revisit your choices from the previous games giving you the ability to relive your whole Mass Effect career, all we get is Shepard looking at the Artistic Integrity kid and some koala bear-turned human called James is talking to you and then the Reapers arrive. It comes off like a script written, edited and used as a first draft by George Lucas.

Now other shyte stuff.
- Massive emphasis on auto-dialogue. Core of the game is abandoned, the player is no longer Shepard now that he starts acting out of character.

- The utterly contrived nature of the Crucible and the bull-blam!- surrounding that whole plot point.

- No Galaxy exploration. No vehicles. No little missions on the faraway planets. Consistent with Bioware ethos - "if people don't like it, completely remove it (unless it compromises our artistic integrity)".

- Abandoning the dark energy plot.

- No ME2 characters as a squadmates (other than Tali & Garrus) or even proper LI's, other characters like Wrex are just completely wasted. Fact.

- Killing off characters in emails and on Twitter.

- Crucible. 'Nuff said. This space microphone/deus ex machina is utterly disgusting.

- Choices did not matter at all. Rachni, geth, Collector Base, etc - all have no major consequence.

- Catalyst's existence.

- Overall plot is horribly weak and inconsistent - Kai Leng plot armour, Cerberus somehow becoming Stormtroopers and so on.

- Half-assed journal UI.

- Endings.

- The very idea of Synthesis is just a thematic middle finger by Bioware.

- "Artistic integrity".

- No Harbinger beyond a 30 second cameo.

- Tali's face.

- Diana Allers.

The other games have issues both minor and major, but ME3 is just... so bad.

[Edited on 01.08.2013 12:05 PM PST]

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