Originally Posted by Ralemont
ME1 has the worst characters by far. Garrus isn't even Garrus until ME2.
I remembered Mass Effect 1 so fondly.... Playing through it now, the Squad feels like an after thought (basicly a limited number of small variation talking options, no missions for most characters) and all the side missions are basicly the same 2 buildings with generic enemies and generic planet exploration. I also remember the Mako being fun (which it is) but my goodness does it control horribly. Campaign isn't as long as I remember either.
It saying all that, I still find myself pooring many hours into the game, as it just feels amazing to explore the planets and go around the galaxy. I vastly prefer ME2/3 but everyone is different!