Originally Posted by ffejeromdiks
...Yeah no...Mass Effect 1 is not only the best in the series, it's one of the best RPG's ever made.
I'd take ME1's stellar writing and clunky yet rewarding gameplay any day over ME2/3's boring gameplay and serviceable writing.
I love ME 1 more than any other RPG but I would never ever praise it's clunky (and unrewarding) gameplay.
And outside of a pretty cool main story (something the other 2 really lacked) I don't think it's writing is much better