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I think it one of the best three games on 360 !!
its a great game !!
every one should try it .



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If you don't want to play it like a shooter, choose a different starting class than Soldier. Biotics are particularly fun to play (Singularity is a blast), but I found that playing as an Engineer was the most strategic -- you would have to pause the battle and assign actions for every enemy you encountered if you wanted to survive on the higher difficulty levels. However, you never felt gimped... engineers have amazing abilities and playing one was -- to me -- more fun than playing as a soldier.



scotland yard said:
If you don't want to play it like a shooter, choose a different starting class than Soldier. Biotics are particularly fun to play (Singularity is a blast), but I found that playing as an Engineer was the most strategic -- you would have to pause the battle and assign actions for every enemy you encountered if you wanted to survive on the higher difficulty levels. However, you never felt gimped... engineers have amazing abilities and playing one was -- to me -- more fun than playing as a soldier.

Totally Agree.  If you don't like the whole idea of aiming guns, play a Biotics class such as Adept.  Biotics are only aimed when the game is paused, taking the element of 'real time shooter' out of the game.

 Your NPC squad mates can take care of all the shooting for you once you trap your foe in a 'singularity' or something.

 Also, as you progress, the FPS element of the game definitly gets easier.  I think this is what frustrates some FPS fans in the begining.  Until you increase your skill, it is tough to aim and you move slow. 

 Examples: 

Movement: As you increase your armor skill and use armor upgrades, you begin to move a lot faster (depending on the armor type you are wearing).

Shooting: I've heard it said that a weapon such as the sniper rifle is "useless".  It is, unless you are trained.  My character is now max'd in sniper skill.  I can kill most targets in one shot, and with a stablizer attachment the gun site rarely moves when I aim.  I've also  noticed now that even if my site is slightly off my mark I still hit my target, meaning that my character is actually a BETER shot than I am. 

 As others have said, although you do aim the guns yourself, the RPG element really dictates how well things will work.

 



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go to the Xbox.com Mass Effect forum and read all the "To much Talking, Not Enough Shooting" Posts...

I think I spent my first 2 hours of the game just walking around the citadel talking to characters... I'm only 5 hours in, and I havn't even done anything..

Its a lot like KotoR.

btw - I might just start all over and go for Adapt, Pushing people is a blast! I can't wait to start lifting!



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Definitely give it a rent first, but I think you'd like it despite not liking shooters. I'm not a big fan of the combat either, although I don't hate it, but I feel the story and atmosphere makes up for it.



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gebx said:
go to the Xbox.com Mass Effect forum and read all the "To much Talking, Not Enough Shooting" Posts...

I think I spent my first 2 hours of the game just walking around the citadel talking to characters... I'm only 5 hours in, and I havn't even done anything..

Its a lot like KotoR.

btw - I might just start all over and go for Adapt, Pushing people is a blast! I can't wait to start lifting!

 Funny you should mention that. I know the first day I got the game. My brother and one my friends kept making remarks about how the game was talking me to death and when am I gonna shoot something. I like talking to all the NPCs personally. I will probably hope right on the game when I get home from work in a couple hours.



I finished the game in 19 hours
I did the main thing ..

IF you better than me you can finish it in 15 or 14 hours
my english so poor so some mission i don't understand where to go !!

if you do extra job you can finish it at 25+ hours



its kinda like a shooter mixed with RPG if you liked LOTOR then you will also like this



Lost tears of Kain said:
Yes it is quite heavy in the FPS genre, however you can use alot of things to make it more RPG based.

The moves are awsome and give you a variety of chocies to use. But yes it is FPS first.

However the strong story is what is compelling about mass effect and if you want a strong story game then it doesnt get much better

i didnt know ME is a FPS



Not a FPS; combat is in TPS format except when you zoom in w/a weapon. Its an RPG as much as KOTOR was. I don't get where this FPS crap is coming from. If you play as a biotic combat sequences slow down tremendously. Sure, you can run and gun through it as a solder but most of the game is dialogue, tasks and driving in your MAKO. Combat is essensial but idoesnt happen in FP except as mentioned above. This game is not a FPS w some RPG elements, its an Action RPG with some great combat elements.
Oh, and im playing my third time through so I have some idea of what the game is like. I wonder if some of these comments come from what people have actually experience or just repeating what they read or heard from other people/sources. Play the game then tell me how it could ever be called a FPS.