Mass Effect 2

spyker3292

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Who else is excited? I loved the original, and this sequel looks even better... I've got it pre-ordered, and it'll be here on Tuesday!
 

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Who else is excited? I loved the original, and this sequel looks even better... I've got it pre-ordered, and it'll be here on Tuesday!
I pre-ordered from Steam. Usually it will download a couple days before and then activate on release day. Nothing beats the PC for this sort of game ;)
 

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Does your Mini have a 9400m with 256 megs of video ram? If yes, then yes it will run on your Mac, as that card supports Pixel shader 3.

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I'm picking ME2 PC up from whoever has it locally. I was already excited about this game, but seeing them control the ship with a mouse and that it BURNS fuel, and the fact planets are fully scanable has made me freaking happy. :D

The improvements to the ship part at least is what I was hoping for in the first Mass Effect. If they add in ship battles with upgradeable ship-tech, I'll be one freaking happy mofo, but I'm not sure they've gone that far with this release.
 

JackAxe

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If this is like Dragon Age, hopefully my friend will give me one of the pre-order cards. :eek:

I bought the soundtrack off iTunes for ME2. The music isn't bad, it's a bit somber when compared to the first. I really didn't like the music from ME until after I had played it.
 

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Had been hoping for a Digital Download deal, I can't remember the price but I know I got something that compelled me to grab Mass Effect through Direct2Drive on pre-order ...

Guess I'll have to bite the bullet at full price unless I get a review copy (hope springs eternal ;) )
 

2nyRiggz

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I'm not excited for it but I'll be purchasing it for the 360 and I hope to geebuz that they sorted out the freezing/loading/texture pop up the first one suffered from. I really hope they actually give us more to do on other side planets than just bland "save this guy" crap.

More Shepherd alien sex please....thanks.;)



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EDGE magazine gave it 10/10

Hav yet to decide whether to buy on 360 or PC. If pc version can use 360 controller, original couldn't; i will buy it on that.
 

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EDGE magazine gave it 10/10

Hav yet to decide whether to buy on 360 or PC. If pc version can use 360 controller, original couldn't; i will buy it on that.
Why would you want to take away one of the best reasons to play it on the PC... Using a keyboard and mouse.... You sir are strange :p:eek:;)
 

spyker3292

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I pre-ordered it (to get the bonus) but was too cheap to pay for overnight. I'll get it the Tuesday after it's released most likely. :eek: But I am excited, Mass Effect has recently become one of my favorite games.
I've got Amazon Prime, free release date delivery :D
 

macfan881

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I'm not excited for it but I'll be purchasing it for the 360 and I hope to geebuz that they sorted out the freezing/loading/texture pop up the first one suffered from. I really hope they actually give us more to do on other side planets than just bland "save this guy" crap.

More Shepherd alien sex please....thanks.;)

and be Blasted on every show on Faux News :)

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Fixed :D
 

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Why would you want to take away one of the best reasons to play it on the PC... Using a keyboard and mouse.... You sir are strange :p:eek:;)
LOL... I just want best graphics with my controller. No matter what I still struggle with keyboard mouse combos. Here's why.

I'm left handed.

Controls for nearly all games are designed with keys designed for left hand with mouse on the right.

I find it gets uncomfortable after sustained play. I can't be bothered to modify all the bloody keys in every pc game either ;):p


LOL priceless...these guys are goons...I bet not see any texture pop ins and freezing.

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Texture pop up is meant to be gone. Loading is lost or at least well hidden and frame-rate is greatly improved.

EA's advertising dollars are well spent, I see ;)
Not sure bout that.

However same issue (Feb) and they review Darksiders and gave it a 6/10
I think it deserved a lot more, however they did mention technical issues as they were playing / reviewing the 360 code, but 6 ? Game is definitely an 8 at least........

The only game EDGE gave a 10/10 in 2009 was Demon's Souls. So they don't give out 10/10's likely.....
 

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I'm totally pumped for this too! I've been doing another play-through of ME in anticipation haha.

Will I need to have played the original to get this?
No. ME2 will allow you to create a file from scratch without importing a previous Shepard.
 

pcypert

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I played through original twice and will definitely pick this one up. I liked how I could more or less play it as a shooter if I felt like it... or dig down and do some more unique stuff as well.

More Shepherd alien ORGIES please....thanks. :D
 

apfhex

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Texture pop up is meant to be gone. Loading is lost or at least well hidden and frame-rate is greatly improved.
I no longer believe it's actually possible to get rid of texture pop-in on Unreal Engine games, but I'll go ahead and hope it's true. :D And if they can get it to maintain at least 30 FPS on the 360, I'll be one happy Spectre.
 

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I no longer believe it's actually possible to get rid of texture pop-in on Unreal Engine games, but I'll go ahead and hope it's true. :D And if they can get it to maintain at least 30 FPS on the 360, I'll be one happy Spectre.
Is it using the unreal engine this time? Or maybe like Uncharted which suffered same thing, they have likewise with Uncharted 2 either adapted/modified the engine so it's no longer an issue.


Oh.... Also there are loading screens. They got rid of the lifts which hid the loading and replaced them with glorified loading screens. However loading is meant to be reduced significantly if installed to your HDD so I'd recommend 360 purchasers do that :)
 

spyker3292

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Is it using the unreal engine this time? Or maybe like Uncharted which suffered same thing, they have likewise with Uncharted 2 either adapted/modified the engine so it's no longer an issue.


Oh.... Also there are loading screens. They got rid of the lifts which hid the loading and replaced them with glorified loading screens. However loading is meant to be reduced significantly if installed to your HDD so I'd recommend 360 purchasers do that :)
Did that with MW2, I've got space and might as well install this too. I HATED THOSE ELEVATORS.
 

JackAxe

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LOL... I just want best graphics with my controller. No matter what I still struggle with keyboard mouse combos. Here's why.

I'm left handed.

Controls for nearly all games are designed with keys designed for left hand with mouse on the right.

I find it gets uncomfortable after sustained play. I can't be bothered to modify all the bloody keys in every pc game either ;):p
LOL, you have the best reasoning. :D I'm so used to the the couch reply. :)

Maybe a speedpad would help out? But most are designed for left hands it seems. If only the Logitech G35 had a flippable joystick, it would probably be a good solution.
 

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I was tempted to take a copy from the warehouse a few days ago.. (I work at BestBuy). :D



I wouldn't actually steal anything, but it's fun seeing games before they're released.

With BioShock 2 I'll have a real temptation.