Does Mass Effect 2's story follw Mass Effect 1?

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Does Mass Effect 2's story follw Mass Effect 1?

Posted 03 February 2011 - 03:39 PM

Hello all,

I am starting to get back into gaming after being away for a few years. I have Mass Effect 2 here and would like to play it but will hold off if it continues or is closely linked to part one as I have not played it.

Some games can be part of the series but their stories have little to do with one another and some games continue the story. I Googled but didn't get an obvious answer and I don't wanna read too much as I want to avoid spoilers.

So could anyone enlighten me? Would I be able to pick up ME 2 and be able to follow the story or would I be lost? Thanks much!

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Re: Does Mass Effect 2's story follw Mass Effect 1?

Posted 03 February 2011 - 03:44 PM

Mass Effect 2 follows Mass Effect 1's story - there are quite a few tie-ins. You could probably read the wikipedia plot summary and be good to go, however.
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Posted 03 February 2011 - 03:48 PM

Thanks much for the response. Hmmm I think I will just get my hands on part one and play through it first. Thanks again.
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Posted 03 February 2011 - 04:20 PM

You can, but it's not as profound as everyone was expecting. The BIG decision at the end of 1 has little bearing on 2 which was a downer. I'm still holding out for a massive tie in at 3 that blows my mind.
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Posted 03 February 2011 - 04:27 PM

Good points by KYA. I found that Mass Effect 1's ending was stronger than 2's, but that 2 had better gameplay. I'm hoping they pull the strengths of both for 3.
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Re: Does Mass Effect 2's story follw Mass Effect 1?

Posted 04 February 2011 - 03:27 PM

View Postxclite, on 03 February 2011 - 10:44 PM, said:

You could probably read the wikipedia plot summary and be good to go, however.


strange use of punctuation there :P
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Posted 04 February 2011 - 08:26 PM

View Poststayscrisp, on 04 February 2011 - 05:27 PM, said:

View Postxclite, on 03 February 2011 - 10:44 PM, said:

You could probably read the wikipedia plot summary and be good to go, however.


strange use of punctuation there :P


Actually, that's correct use of punctuation. Unfortunately, nobody knows where to properly place a comma anymore so they think it can't possibly be the right way to do it.
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Posted 04 February 2011 - 08:28 PM

I wouldn't pause there if I said that sentence out loud. I would also have used "though" instead of however. Or Starting with "However, "
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Posted 04 February 2011 - 09:17 PM

While I agree on the awkwardness of however, that's not a question of punctuation =p

And I definitely pause there. I'm fairly certain you need to use a comma on that.

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 04:32 AM

I guess it's not a question of punctuation. I know exactly where to put a comma :P [/troll]

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 03:03 AM

Play ME1 if you are looking for completeness from your game. I just bought a mate ME2 knowing he hasn't played the first one and he's enjoying it.

So its up to you, you can port your profile from me1 if you complete it first, but doesn't give you loads of benefits.

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 04:14 AM

I played some of Mass Effect 1 at a friends. I want to play the rest but I would need to purchase an Xbox or soup up my PC. Have you noticed that you can get a digital copy of Mass Effect 2 from the PSN store, it's ridiculously expensive!
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 06:25 PM

Do not play ME2 without playing ME1.

Just don't do it. Don't even think about it.
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 06:58 PM

If there was even an iota of repercussion gamewise, I'd agree.
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Re: Does Mass Effect 2's story follw Mass Effect 1?

Posted 07 February 2011 - 08:36 PM

i was playing mass effect 1 when my first xbox died and i had to send it in to microsoft for repair. when it came back a couple weeks later, i just couldn't get back into it. and yet, there i have both of them sitting on my game shelf. i should really play them.
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