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#85 Seamonk

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 02:46 PM

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 03:45 PM

commercials have intrigued me. how lost will I be if I just jump into the series now without any knowledge of what has happened in the first two?


just go on youtube and watch a "let's play" video. You can watch the game from start to finish and skip through the boring parts.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 06:38 PM

commercials have intrigued me. how lost will I be if I just jump into the series now without any knowledge of what has happened in the first two?


Honestly, just play the first two. It's worth it. The games are excellent and if you play them in quick succession together you will be able to pick up on just how tightly woven the narrative is.

You can play 3 without the first two but I don't think the story would be nearly as compelling nor the interactions with certain characters being as interesting.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 06:43 PM

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:20 PM

well now everyone knows. This pantyhose is kind of tight, I think I'm gonna lose circulation

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:03 PM

thanks. i think i'll look into finding a used copy of the first two then.


Actually, now that I've thought about it, you really only need to play the first one imo. I've started up a fresh game of ME2 while waiting for 3 to download
(poo's taking forever) and now remember that 2 can be summed up in a couple of sentences. If you want the full story immersion and character interactions then play 2 by all means, but the first is all you need to be into the game and know what's going on.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:35 PM

fug I've been dowloading since 6:30 and am only at 50%. I have also severely underestimated the potency of 90 min IPAs.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:15 PM

I started a fresh playthrough with femshep on 3 without using my broshep me2 save. I wanna see how the devs decided to handle people new to the franchise. For certain things that you may not understand, a lot of it is explained in conversation. Any other info can be found in the codex.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:30 PM

Honestly, just play the first two. It's worth it. The games are excellent and if you play them in quick succession together you will be able to pick up on just how tightly woven the narrative is.

You can play 3 without the first two but I don't think the story would be nearly as compelling nor the interactions with certain characters being as interesting.


I have only played the first one, but not the second. The Reapers are fuging cool.

If you think that the story is better from there I will probably catch up and play 2.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 02:06 AM

I have only played the first one, but not the second. The Reapers are fuging cool.

If you think that the story is better from there I will probably catch up and play 2.


You should be fine story wise if you play from ME1, as that is where most of the significant groundwork is from, but a good deal of storyline characters in ME3 so far are from ME2. It's really up to you, I think ME2 is really worth playing through.

One thing to note, the combat is borrowed pretty heavily from 2 so if you like to play on harder difficulties, I highly recommend starting with 2 first since it eases you into the water a little easier.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 03:40 AM

You should be fine story wise if you play from ME1, as that is where most of the significant groundwork is from, but a good deal of storyline characters in ME3 so far are from ME2. It's really up to you, I think ME2 is really worth playing through.

One thing to note, the combat is borrowed pretty heavily from 2 so if you like to play on harder difficulties, I highly recommend starting with 2 first since it eases you into the water a little easier.


From what I understand, the gameplay in ME2 changes somewhat from ME1. I really liked ME1 because of the RPG elements in it, but I heard that they changed the gameplay for 2, and that it is much more action oriented, and less RPG strategy? Is this true?

I will probably skip it altogether if they removed the RPG elements. What is your opinion on this? Is it true? and how much so?

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 06:52 PM

It's true. In me1 you got xp for everything you killed. in me2, you only get xp for completing missions and finding collectables. They went from a purer-RPG in me1 to a more action-rpg in me2. They're sticking with the action rpg concept in me3. It's still an RPG, but it's less about being able to grind and more about completing tasks. with ME2 and ME3's combat, you shouldn't have much problem on lower difficulties. It feels more like one of those dungeon completion rpgs. Clear all foes in specific area, move up, rinse and repeat.