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Mass Effect on 360

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Mass Effect is a Adventuring game available on the 360. It can be played in Thirdperson Singleplayer Dating modes.

Mass Effect is a Adventuring game. Adventure games are enjoyed for two reasons: they provide enemy encounters that require tactics and strategy to conquor, and they create a fantasy world in which to explore and adventure.

Mass Effect can be played in a Thirdperson mode. Third Person games view the world from over the right shoulder of the character being controlled. This enables you to see the character you are controlling as well as their surrounds. Although not as immersive as first person, third person games enable more complex moves and interactions with the environment.

Mass Effect can be played in a Singleplayer mode. Single Player Campaign games focus on one player's experience. Rather than collaborate with other players either locally or online, players progress alone. The campaign style of gameplay offers a connected series of challenges to play through. These chapters work together to tell a story through which players progress. Single player games are able to focus on one experience of a scenario, so that it is usually a richer, more visceral game.

Mass Effect can be played in a Dating mode. Dating videogames are essentially puzzles based around relationships, identity, love and sex. They cast the player as a lonely singleton looking for love, who then has to develop strategies to win the affections of different potential partners, lovers and mates.


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Intimate Gamer review Tue, 17 Nov 2009

Mass Effect on the 360 was initially branded as playing loose and easy with gratuitous sex scenes. Now the fuss has died down I spent some time with Shepard and discovered a grown up game that took seriously broad relational gameplay. Rather than sex being a cheap trick it was genuinely part of an interesting interpersonal canvas.

Mass Effect is an epic sci-fi role-playing game set in 2183, and you play as Commander Shepard, who captains the experimental spaceship SSV Normandy. You're tearing the universe apart searching for an elite operative called Saren who's gone rogue and has taken to stealing ancient artefacts and murdering his former colleagues.
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Tech Gamer review Wed, 27 May 2009

There's is nothing like being immersed in a sweeping and operatic space opera, complete with firefights, plot twists and romantic liaisons. Mass Effect has all these attributes by the bucket load and I was constantly involved in all the sci-fi fantasies I could dream of. With superb cinematic presentation, I found myself overlooking the awkward combat and enjoying this game immensely.

There's no other way to describe Mass Effect's start than epic and the cinematic entrance of the hero grabbed me from the beginning. I've been a fan of Bioware's work in the past but this time, the mechanics of the game have been refined and honed to near-perfection.
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