Originally Posted by BlankCanvasDJ
To be fair, you really gotta get through the first few hours of Mass Effect before it starts getting good (every time I replay it, I wish I could skip the whole Citadel sequence).
Weirdly that's probably the bit I like the most. The furthest I got was getting Liara, during my first play through on the 360. Never played that version again and eventually sold/traded it. Got it again on the PC during a Steam sale but I've yet to get that far again. I do all the start and Citadel bit then just stop after doing a couple of side missions. That may be part of the problem. I'm a completionist when it comes to side quests, I have to do all that I can and I usually try to do as many as I can before I get into a main questline.