#1 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32862 posts) - - Show Bio

Do any of you guys know of any games similar to the Mass Effect series? By that I mean a big space opera RPG?

#2 Posted by ReVamp (22863 posts) - - Show Bio

KOTOR.

#3 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32862 posts) - - Show Bio

@revamp: Yea I had a look at that but it's so old, the graphics put me off :(

#4 Edited by BigL (239 posts) - - Show Bio
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#6 Posted by Bruxae (12649 posts) - - Show Bio

If older graphics put you off you wont have much luck, here is all the suggestions that come to my mind:

  • Kotor 1 & 2: This is the closest you are gonna get but graphics are dated.
  • System Shock 2: Even more dated graphics and less story, more horror, but spacey nonetheless.
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution: Not quite space but its cyberpunk, more openworld focused though so not that much like Mass Effect either.
  • Star Wars The Old Republic: MMO but with a story, you'll have to pay subscription or play it with very limited features though.
  • Dragon Age 2: Not space at all, but virtually identical to the Mass Effect games in all other ways.
  • Jade Empire: Another older Bioware game, dated graphics but one of the first to use the Mass Effect style.. Not set in space.
  • Dead Space Series: This is a horror survival/scavenger game, but atleast its set in space and it does have some story, more for each sequal.

Thats all I got right now. as you can see RPG's set in space is pretty limited. but these are the closest to Mass Effect I could think of.

#7 Posted by Nova`Prime` (4157 posts) - - Show Bio

Unfortunately there aren't many good space games out there, which is odd in my opinion.

#8 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32862 posts) - - Show Bio

@bruxae: Man, with the amount of fantasy RPG's you'd think there would be more space opera ones.

#9 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (32862 posts) - - Show Bio

Unfortunately there aren't many good space games out there, which is odd in my opinion.

Well there is a whole lot of space sims like EVE Online and that but there all for PC

#10 Edited by Bruxae (12649 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous: Indeed, if you look for cyberpunk theres like 2-3 games the last 10 years. All the games that is released tend to go down the same path. I guess its in part because of large companies like EA buying out all the smaller ones the choking them.

#11 Posted by TheGoldenOne (38849 posts) - - Show Bio

Try Deus Ex: Human Revolution .

#12 Edited by RogueShadow (10036 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous: Honestly it doesn't really fit your specifications but I'd recommend you check out Vanquish if you haven't already, similar mechanics to ME, it's just not an RPG. massively underrated game.

#13 Posted by Fallschirmjager (15277 posts) - - Show Bio
#14 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32862 posts) - - Show Bio

@thegoldenone: Yea I'v got Deus Ex HR. It's a great game but it's not space opera.

#15 Edited by ReVamp (22863 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought about Deus Ex but its not really space.

@revamp: Yea I had a look at that but it's so old, the graphics put me off :(

If only you'd knew what I'd give to play KotOR without being spoiled... I really think you should reconsider and give it a try.

#16 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (32862 posts) - - Show Bio

@revamp said:

I thought about Deus Ex but its not really space.

@jonny_anonymous said:

@revamp: Yea I had a look at that but it's so old, the graphics put me off :(

If only you'd knew what I'd give to play KotOR without being spoiled... I really think you should reconsider and give it a try.

Maybe KOTOR 2? AT least that wouldn't be so bad?

#17 Edited by Bruxae (12649 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous: Kotor 2 is nowhere near as good storywise but it does have superior graphics.. Just make sure to patch it since the original release had a massive amount of bugs.

Id really recommend trying 1 if at all possible, it really is one of the greatest RPG's of all time, it singlehandedly made me intrested in the Star Wars world.

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#19 Edited by Yokergeist (12355 posts) - - Show Bio

@ostyo:

I see what you did there. Lol

#20 Posted by Bluff_ (283 posts) - - Show Bio

Fallout 3 and New Vegas of course!

It's very similar to Mass Effect in numerous ways.

*Futuristic timeline (so you will find robots/advanced tech)

*Companions (Throughout both games you can meet and recruit different companions to back you up in tough missions)

*Karma (Your actions whether good, bad or neutral will effect the way the game can be played)

*Alternate Endings (A variety of endings based on what you did throughout the game)

*Exploration (The Fallout world is massive and there is so much to do)

#21 Posted by Ostyo (6751 posts) - - Show Bio
#22 Posted by Nova`Prime` (4157 posts) - - Show Bio

@nova_prime_ said:

Unfortunately there aren't many good space games out there, which is odd in my opinion.

Well there is a whole lot of space sims like EVE Online and that but there all for PC

I've never tried EVE.. I've heard good things, but I've also heard its a real grind.

#23 Posted by JediXMan (29665 posts) - - Show Bio

@revamp: Yea I had a look at that but it's so old, the graphics put me off :(

If memory serves, you considered yourself a Star Wars fan... yet you have never played KOTOR and you don't want to play it.

You are not a Star Wars fan.

#24 Posted by XIII (47 posts) - - Show Bio

I guess we need more Space games? 13

#25 Edited by RedQueen (1171 posts) - - Show Bio

Honestly, I couldn't recommend KOTOR enough; still my favourite game. Yes, the graphics are dated, but the story is so consuming that after a couple of hours you just don't care. I recommend anything by Bioware, though the majority of it isn't set in space. If you liked Mass Effect because of its story and gameplay you can pretty much pick and choose from Bioware's back catalog and be happy with the quality of gameplay (Dragon Age 2 being a notable weak link however).

#26 Edited by ReVamp (22863 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe KOTOR 2? AT least that wouldn't be so bad?

Meh, I don't think that's going to make the difference?

#27 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (32862 posts) - - Show Bio

@jedixman: Well I do like Star Wars but I've only ever seen the film's, played FU and read Heir to the Empire.

@nova_prime_: I played the 30 day trial for EVE it's amazing and scary all at the same time, it's like 10 games melded in to one, you could play that can for a year and still only scratch the surface however there is so much managing involved it's like spreadsheets in space.

So from what I'm getting from this thread is I should STFU and just play KOTOR?

#28 Posted by JediXMan (29665 posts) - - Show Bio

So from what I'm getting from this thread is I should STFU and just play KOTOR?

Yes.

#29 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32862 posts) - - Show Bio

@jedixman: I didn't realize it was an Xbox ham rather than a 360, can you play the older games on a 360?

#30 Posted by Deranged Midget (17599 posts) - - Show Bio

Dead Space in a way. Other than that, there aren't many games that compare to the expansive universe of ME and the incredible coupling of narrative and gameplay.

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#31 Posted by Gambit474 (1460 posts) - - Show Bio

@bluff_ said:

Fallout 3 and New Vegas of course!

It's very similar to Mass Effect in numerous ways.

*Futuristic timeline (so you will find robots/advanced tech)

*Companions (Throughout both games you can meet and recruit different companions to back you up in tough missions)

*Karma (Your actions whether good, bad or neutral will effect the way the game can be played)

*Alternate Endings (A variety of endings based on what you did throughout the game)

*Exploration (The Fallout world is massive and there is so much to do)

Well...The companions being better in New Vegas compared to 3. Aside from Fawkes,your comps could die permanently lol

Anywho..If you're into the whole real time strategy stuff I'd recommend Starcraft 2. They seem to have a few choice parts in the campaign and I've always loved their characters/atmosphere/storylines..Plus Zeratul's a bad ass

#32 Posted by consolemaster001 (4979 posts) - - Show Bio