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Worth replaying Mass Effect 1 for 2 and 3?

#1Mixture420Posted 10/2/2012 10:51:32 PM
I beat and enjoyed ME1 on the 360 years ago and am wondering if it is worth the money and the time before I play 2 and 3 for the first time. What do you think?
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#2flintzPosted 10/2/2012 10:55:06 PM
Imo, just start at 2, especially if you've already played 1. If you have the PS3 version you can just make the choices that matter quickly via a comic reel
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#3kamikaze135Posted 10/2/2012 10:58:49 PM
ME1 is a great game, but not really worth replaying, imo. Just jump straight into ME2.
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#4WantedOutlawPosted 10/2/2012 11:00:56 PM
Yes. One of the best series this gen. I've played through 1 and 2 at least six times and 3 twice.
The first game has probably the best story and is worth playing over using the digital comic for choices.
#5Zax77Posted 10/2/2012 11:13:54 PM
Absolutely worth playing, mass effect 1 is amazing and the story is very fruitful. Be ready to hate running around citadel pointlessly and be angry
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#6lostkiwiPosted 10/2/2012 11:18:04 PM
The only reason I'd play #1 again is to decide which of your characters you want to save, since several of them can otherwise default to having died if you start #2 without the appropriate save file from #1. Most of the characters make an appearance in #3 as well if you've kept them alive.

Wrex is one such character. If you want to be able to have them in your squad in #2, you're going to have to make the correct choices in #1 to keep them alive.

Otherwise, most of the other story choices are mostly minor or cosmetic (in my option).
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#7BluntGruntPosted 10/2/2012 11:21:30 PM
Yeah it's worth it. If nothing else for the story because it has the best story of the three.
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#8BizzaroMurphyPosted 10/3/2012 12:55:44 AM
lostkiwi posted...
The only reason I'd play #1 again is to decide which of your characters you want to save, since several of them can otherwise default to having died if you start #2 without the appropriate save file from #1. Most of the characters make an appearance in #3 as well if you've kept them alive.

Wrex is one such character. If you want to be able to have them in your squad in #2, you're going to have to make the correct choices in #1 to keep them alive.

Otherwise, most of the other story choices are mostly minor or cosmetic (in my option).


That's what the comic is for. You can spare Wrex in it.
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#9Hucast9Posted 10/3/2012 1:16:35 AM
It's definitely worth it. I replayed it not too long ago, and it's still badass. The only problem is that in my opinion the classes in ME1 aren't as varied as in ME2 and 3. I really don't see much of a point playing anything other than Adept in ME1. Actually, Soldier would be a good idea for a first playthrough because ME 1 had a system where achievements (I would imagine trophies will do the same) unlocked a bonus ability for a future playthrough. It's always nice to get the assault rifle achievemen so you can use an assault rifle on another class. In ME 2 and 3, the difference in classes can be like night and day difference.
#10PsyrenCallPosted 10/3/2012 1:18:35 AM
It's definitely worth it, but I suggest waiting until the trilogy release. Not to buy the trilogy, but because ME1 will be available on PSN around that time.
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