Umm. Did Mass Effect *I* require an internet connection…

…to play?  I ask because I just got my copy of Mass Effect, and it seems to be requiring that.

Bear in mind, obviously I have an internet connection; and I’m only playing it to build my Adept up and give her all the cool options for Mass Effect 2… so that I can have a really cool character for Mass Effect 3.  Hmm.  I’m starting to detect a pattern of addiction, here.  Anyway, I can obviously play ME even if I need Net access; but was this a usual feature of the first game?


  • Neil Stevens says:

    Yup. Welcome to the world of DRM. All hail Steam the ultimate way to make you pay full price for a rental.

  • HeartbreakRidge says:

    On the other hand, Steam offers crazy sales from time to time where you can get games for rental prices, so it evens out. 🙂

  • Maladorn says:

    That’s the only reason I go with steam. When the sale justifies the extra hoop jumps.

  • Neil Stevens says:

    I’m still steamed (heh) that I can’t even buy Civ V in the store without it being tied to Steam’s servers in order to be playable, ever.

    Won’t buy it.

  • Skip says:

    Of course, as DRM goes, Steam is just about the least offensive out there, as long as the publisher/developer didn’t stack on another layer. And it gives me the benefit (usually) of installing on every machine I have. But ME 1 and ME2 were designed for consoles primarily, so I played them on the 360.

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