Originally Posted by dusty
I just beat Mass Effect, lots of fun but WAAAY too short. 12 hours for an rpg? Almost laughable when compared to the likes of Final Fantasy, Elder Scrolls, etc. At least I can start ME2 as soon as it finishes downloading.
Did you explore the galaxy or did you just do the main quest? Since you've mentioned TES, I will draw a comparison between Mass Effect and Oblivion: the main quest doesn't take that long, but you'll need lots of time to explore everything else. My first playthrough took 40 hours.
ME2 is shorter, but that's ok with me since they're rigging up plenty of DLC for it. They wanted to do more DLC for the first one but something went wrong and they didn't.
Looking forward to Dragon Age: Awakening. I'm wondering whether I should keep my mage elf or complete my playthrough with my dwarf noble. They both kick a lot of ass.