I just got Mass Effect 3 and haven't played any of the previous two

#1SaxonPosted 11/30/2012 1:15:27 PM
Was it a bad idea to get it then?
#2SageOfLifePosted 11/30/2012 1:18:02 PM
You'll be missing out on a lot. Should have just gotten the trilogy set if you didn't already have the other two.
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#3BDJaycePosted 11/30/2012 1:19:23 PM
Decision wise, there's always some side-quests and stuff that help if you import.. war assets and stuff.. plus some people might not be alive.. things like that

Story wise, as long as you know that "big scary aliens shaped like cuttlefish are coming to destroy the galaxy", you should be fine.. your playthrough would be limited though, i'd recommend picking up the first two but they aren't absolutely necessary..
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#4Saxon(Topic Creator)Posted 11/30/2012 1:21:18 PM
I traded Fallout 3 GOY to a friend for Mass Effect 3.
#5xKryptonKnightxPosted 11/30/2012 1:21:21 PM
You should at the very least get ME2.
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#6Kingmichael1337Posted 11/30/2012 1:29:25 PM
if you care about experiencing the story properly, you can just play the multiplayer until you get ME1 and ME2. it's fun. your friend probably used the code though so nevermind
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#7LilyxLightningPosted 11/30/2012 1:32:41 PM
ME3 is definitely a fun game on its own, but you're missing out on a lot of the storyline by playing it aloneónot just in the events of the previous games but interactions based on choices in ME1 and ME2, as well as several sidequests requiring an imported game in order to get the best resolution.

It should still be a good experience, but much better after importing from the previous games.
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#8sheepman23Posted 11/30/2012 1:35:58 PM
I would strongly recommend playing atleast ME2 first. I actually started out with ME2 and quickly got the gist of what was going on, but I can't imagine beginning with ME3.
#9Edgemaster97Posted 11/30/2012 2:01:10 PM
If you haven't played the first two, very little is going to make any sense, especially the character histories and relationships. I'd say don't bother until you've finished ME1&2
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#10rep_HCPosted 11/30/2012 5:06:45 PM
This is the one game where major and minor choices in the first can effect stuff in the second and third game. Yes, you should play them all in order. Not to mention the first is my favorite, then the second, and have yet to beat the third. And when I say the first is my fav, I mean by far.
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