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January 9th, 2009, 21:20
Originally Posted by wolfing View Post
It would be interesting to try and play the game without ever going to the level up screen.
Supposedly one reviewer from a FPS site did this and couldn't finish. He got to a certain point and it was just too hard.

The thing about Mass Effect's progression system is that YOU START OUT COMPETENT (in basic things). When you level up you are adding an incremental boost on your already pretty good skills. In most other RPGs you start out as an utter schmuck who dies when someone sneezes. Going from 1st to 2nd level in those games is a big deal as it can literally double your effectiveness at everything.

I really like this and I hope they continue with it. Literature is filled with many fine stories that aren't farm boy becomes demigod and overthrows super boss monster.
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