Mass Effect 2

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Surf Solar, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. Puokki

    Puokki Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Jun 4, 2008
    I just tried the PS3- demo, and it seems like this is yet another hugely overrated piece of multiplatform shite. Featuring annoying combat with cowardly enemies who regenerate health faster than the guns do damage to them, the most idiotic conversation system since Oblivion's "spin the wheel and they'll like you"- minigame, by making conversations a reflex test with no time to actually think about anything, and a generic storyline, seen in only 2000 different products since the 18th century which is ingenious only if you compare it to the storyline of Modern Warfare 2 or Oblivion, this game is definetly not for me.
     
  2. Kilus

    Kilus Not Australian Orderite

    May 3, 2003
    Vorcha - Either Headshot them or take out their health reg with fire or warp.

    You have infinite time to answer with the dialogue wheel.

    Fallout has a pretty generic storyline when it comes down to it.
     
  3. Ilosar

    Ilosar Vault Fossil

    Apr 20, 2010
    Wow, I think you are very harsh on the game Puokki. Your right, of course, but I just do not understand the complaint about the conversation going too fast, do you confuse it with Alpha Protocol? And the enemies who regenerate either have low HP or do not seek cover to compensate, adding a bit of variety, becaue it's true the combat could become somewhat repetitive after some time. The story is admittedly not ME2's strongest point, but I would not call it generic, simply executed with a lot of flaws and not focused enough. Generic is too vague a term when stories are concerned because nothing truly new ever arises in this department anyway.

    Also, having played all of them, the PS3 version is by far the worst in terms of.. well everything, and they chose pretty bad parts for the demo. So you had the worst ME2 experience possible :|.
     
  4. sea

    sea Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 5, 2009
    Huh? It is? I was under the impression that aside from the save game bug (which was fixed), it was the best version, since it came with the DLC included, let you pick your background if you decided to make a new character, and had improved visuals/performance over the Xbox 360 version.
     
  5. Kilus

    Kilus Not Australian Orderite

    May 3, 2003
    The whole improved visuals thing is really just slightly different lighting systems between the two versions. And a Xbox copy plus all DLC is cheaper than a PS3 copy at the moment. And I'll take import over a comic.
     
  6. Ilosar

    Ilosar Vault Fossil

    Apr 20, 2010
    Basically yeah, I was talking about the save bug and the not-so-good comic. Visuals are barely different from what I saw. Also, I personally dislike the Playstation controller, which colored my experience maybe.

    About the new DLC, it appaprently features Mass Relays prominently. I predict a metric ton of foreshadowing for ME3. Let's just hope it is better than the last Bioware DLC that bridged between games, Witch Hunt was just awful.
     
  7. Puokki

    Puokki Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Jun 4, 2008
    Anyway, I can't understand how many people call this game stuff like "game of the decade", "ingeniously written sci-fi thriller", "rewarding combat against intelligent enemies" or "the most ingenious conversations ever". Either I have been playing a different Mass Effect 2 than them, or I'm just asking too much from a game, but generally, I think that if a game isn't entertaining to play by any means, it can't be anything but shite, and this goes for Mass Effect 2 from my opinion.
     
  8. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    While the game didn't leave up to my expectations due to all the crazy praise it received, I wouldn't go as far as to say that it isn't entertaining to play by any means. It's still a good game. The combat can be fun, although gets repetitive, and the setting is great. As far as sci fi action games go, this one is definitely one of the best.
     
  9. Shadow of the Wastes

    Shadow of the Wastes It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Aug 8, 2010

    It turns out subjective opinions exist. Who knew?
     
  10. Ravager69

    Ravager69 Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 21, 2007
    Although I agree that the game is nowhere near the hype created around it, it is passable for a few hours. That, and the fact that there are people enjoying the hell out of it proves that it isn't complete shit, just a very unimaginative, repetitive and dumbed down game trying too hard to be bad-ass.
     
  11. LinkPain

    LinkPain Mildly Dipped

    Jan 18, 2011
    The problem in most Bioware games is , try not to seduce or f**k a female teammate .

    You get in the game , you feel fine , everything goes ok , until you press "talk" with a female . Then it's show time !
     
  12. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    Did anyone else find mouse movement odd in this game? I feel like it's too fast even on the lowest setting and then it's slow whenever I enter the mini games.

    I don't know what the fuck is wrong with just including a slider for mouse sensitivity and it's annoying as hell to have it suddenly change in menus and hacking.

    It could be just my mouse because it doesn't feel right in most games but it feels absolutely solid and 100% smooth and responsive in Counter Strike Source though.
     
  13. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Yea, felt a bit juddery to me as well. Think it might be the cinematic woosh camera though.
     
  14. brfritos

    brfritos Humma Kavulaaaaaaa

    Sep 8, 2009
    If they only maintained the sex scenes in the ending it was ok, but no, games are responsible for the moral destruction of society, it's porn for minors - even the game being rated as M - and so on.
    You know the drill...

    Lars Von Trier for president! :P

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  15. LinkPain

    LinkPain Mildly Dipped

    Jan 18, 2011
    I guess the females can't hold it in them.

    "That with Tali was unexpected. She was like a sister to me, SISTER!!! I can't do that!"
    quoting my friend, who did not want to believe me that you can do it with Tali too. Can female Shepard do it with Krogan?
     
  16. brfritos

    brfritos Humma Kavulaaaaaaa

    Sep 8, 2009
    It's funny that you mentioned this, because most of the time I play Mass Effect 1 & 2 as a female Shepard, Hale's acting puts Meer to shame most of the time.

    Saying that, I understand some points of the rant about female Shepard in Bioware forums, the first time I've played ME2 it gave me the impression that Bioware downplayed female Shepard somewhat.

    Regarding Shepard being James "Tiberius" Kirk of today's, check this out.


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  17. Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude

    Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jul 9, 2004
    I've played through ME and ME2 many, many times; but I've never played a fem Shep in either.

    I'm intrigued. Gonna have to dig out ME1 and do a female Shepard run now.
     
  18. brfritos

    brfritos Humma Kavulaaaaaaa

    Sep 8, 2009
    Try it, it's very fun to do it. There are things and situations that only happens with maleShep and others with femShep.

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  19. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    I would have played a female shepard. But its so damn fucking hard to get a decent looking face in that game.