Off all the Bioware RPGs ME is the only series I've never given a fair shake. My husband owns both 1 and 2 though (and probably 3 soon), and the recent discussions about sexism and romance in video games kind of got me curious again. I tried ME1 when it first came out, but only got as far as getting Ashley. I wasn't keen on having my character fully voice-acted, I'm awful at shooters, I was disappointed when I found out I couldn't romance Joker, and I was miffed that I couldn't make certain choices at character creation until I had played through the game and unlocked stuff. I uninstalled, and never touched it again. However, in any RPG tread Mass Effect comes up as (one of) the best RPG series in recent times, and perhaps I should approach it a bit more open-minded. I'm willing to give it a chance, and I accept that I'll have to put up with sounding like Bastila for the duration of the game :D So, what would be the best class for me to chose? I've gotten slightly better at combat in video games but I'm still no ace. I have no problem with playing on Easy either. I would like to have conversation skills like Diplomacy/Persuade, I'm not keen on things like Intimidate though. I'll be playing pure Paragon. What companions are the most interesting to take along? I'm not looking for spoilers here by the way. Which companions last the whole series? I know that is considered the best romance option for Femshep, so I'll probably end up with him. Is there support for the xbox 360 controller? I find driving in games painful I really suck at it, and even more so in PC games. I have xpadder though, so I could set up a profile myself if I have to. Is there anything else I need to know, need to be aware of? (no spoilers please) Has the ending of 3 been fixed yet? I haven't missed the outrage about the ending, although I made certain not read any spoilers, and vaguely remember something about a DLC to fix it. Has that been released, and is it free or do you have to pay for it?