I am just a little bit behind the times, everyone is raving about Mass Effect 3 (look out for our initial thoughts soon) but I have never played any of the games in the series. I thought it was time to change that and get stuck into the very first Mass Effect.
First task, find the game on Steam and get it downloaded, easy enough. Second task? Find out what DLC there was for the first game, a quick look at Wikipedia reveals to me that the DLC for the PC version of Mass Effect was released for free. Great news I thought, but where could I download it from? A quick scan of the Steam forums led me to this ancient webpage which let me download the Bring Down The Sky content, but the links provided on that page which were meant to provide a code for the DLC didn’t work. Fortunately a helpful Steam forum post gave me the details I required with a universal code which allows the DLC to be installed. Note, I have for the time being decided not to download the Pinnacle Station DLC, it doesn’t really sound worth it, anyone able to shed some more light on it?
I have just started the game and created my Shepard (the ugly chap seen above), he is Earth born with the psychological make up of a Sole Survivor and he combines the tech and combat classes to be an Infiltrator. That is all I have done for now, god only knows how long it will take me to get anywhere near Mass Effect 3, it probably won’t be this year if I am honest. As I begin my journey, what advice can you all offer me?
Update – As you can guess from the new image, I have changed for a FemShep after some Twitter discussions. A slightly more enjoyable experience in those early moments than when playing ManShep.