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[Mass Effect] Vanguard Recruiters land on Planet PS3 early 2011

curly haired boycurly haired boy Your Friendly Neighborhood Torgue DealerRegistered User regular
edited August 2010 in Games and Technology
MASS EFFECT MOVIE IS HAPPENING NEIL BLOMKAMP PL0X

In the Mass Effect universe everybody is so nice and dresses so well
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Kasumi is out, and she rocks: http://www.gametrailers.com/video/kasumi-trailer-mass-effect/63466?type=flv

Even the robot butler!

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LET THERE BE ALT COSTUMES!:
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Wiki wrote:
Mass Effect is an award-winning, bestselling series of science fiction RPG third person shooters developed by the Canadian company BioWare and released on the Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows. The first game takes place in the year 2183, with the player assuming the role of an elite human soldier named Commander Shepard, set out to explore the Galaxy on a starship, the SSV Normandy. The Xbox 360 edition was released worldwide in November 2007 published by Microsoft Game Studios. The Windows edition was released on May 28, 2008, published by Electronic Arts. The first downloadable content package, Bring Down the Sky, was released on March 10, 2008 (with a PC version released on July 29, 2008) The second downloadable content package, Pinnacle Station, was released on August 25, 2009 for the PC and Xbox 360.

AND THE WIKI!

AND MASS EFFECT 2 GUIDE / WALKTHROUGH!

End-game hot tips:
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ohhhh snapz

theory time baby
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Want to play the class of kings? How to Vanguard 101

Just imagine that every post is being spoken in this tone.Airquotes

And the only true romance: Is that a new hairstyle?

Think Zaeed's a stone cold killer? He's not, and here's proof: Jessie - A Love Story

All aboard the Love Boat with Jacob Taylor: The Prize - Jacob Taylor

Kasanagi's early Christmas present to us; a mod that turns the widow into a fully automatic death machine:
Kasanagi wrote: »

Are you on your second+ game? Stop sweating the small stuff and install this: http://www.masseffectsaves.com/mods/kbo.zip

Features:
No startup movies
Infinite "Storm" AKA Sprint
Modified Krogun - 6 shot magazine, 24 spare ammo (40 after research upgrade), semi-automatic, high speed ROF.
Modified Widow - 6 shot magazine, 24 spare ammo, semi-automatic, high speed ROF (same as krogun's).

Just drop this in your Mass Effect 2 install folder under \BioGame\Config\PC\Cooked\ , make sure to backup your current coalesced.ini first, just in

case http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJj0_s6d5kM [URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?

v=F4xFFV_uy8I"]

last, but hardly least, we have TychoCelchuuu's Mass Effect Facebook pages: one two three | FOUR!

WE HAVE A NEW ONE!

oh, and
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  • elliotw2elliotw2 Registered User
    edited August 2010
    Since no one responded from the other thread, any one on the PC getting strange crashes against the Core and the Praetorians?

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  • ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    You op stealer we had 2 more pages still

    that's it, I'm shutting this entire forum down, everyone thank buttcleft
  • DragkoniasDragkonias Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    So my everyone dies playthrough is going well.

    I'm being a jackass to everyone and anyone and making sure they know I hate them. Grunt is still on ice and Legion is getting sold for profit. Accidently got Garrus's loyalty but whatever.

    However, I'm wondering how to handles Samara's mission.
    Spoiler:

  • elliotw2elliotw2 Registered User
    edited August 2010
    On my playthrough, I managed to end it just the way I wanted it. This is good, since ME1 was a jerk and took Wrex from me.
    Spoiler:

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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu ___________PIGEON _________San Diego, CA Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Smells like...quads.

    Elliott, haven't run into that problem. My persistant Overlord crash seems to have gone away (right after taking down the AI core as it transitions to the cut scene). Probably somehow related to some weird gamestate thing.

    evilthecat wrote: »
    "Bioware I want to suck on your teets of gamingness".

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  • korodullinkorodullin What. Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I finished Overlord a few hours ago on the PC. No crashes.

    Oddly enough, I've never crashed in ME2 at all.

  • Dox the PIDox the PI Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I think curly is paranoid that if he doesn't make the new thread before 99 pages none will.

  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    oh yeah, and re the "adjusted == boring"--Kasumi is fairly well adjusted and quite fun to be around. Garrus--if you ignore his homicidal streak--is similar. Tali's a meatbag bigot though.

    evilthecat wrote: »
    "Bioware I want to suck on your teets of gamingness".

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  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Dox the PI wrote: »
    I think curly is paranoid that if he doesn't make the new thread before 99 pages none will.

    I think he just likes seeing his name up there.

    Just kidding, I love you Curly. <3

    evilthecat wrote: »
    "Bioware I want to suck on your teets of gamingness".

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  • korodullinkorodullin What. Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Orca wrote: »
    oh yeah, and re the "adjusted == boring"--Kasumi is fairly well adjusted and quite fun to be around. Garrus--if you ignore his homicidal streak--is similar. Tali's a meatbag bigot though.

    If you're referring to me and my couple paragraphs on Jacob earlier, bear in mind that I don't find Jacob boring at all. He's one of my favorite ME2 characters, in fact.

  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    korodullin wrote: »
    Orca wrote: »
    oh yeah, and re the "adjusted == boring"--Kasumi is fairly well adjusted and quite fun to be around. Garrus--if you ignore his homicidal streak--is similar. Tali's a meatbag bigot though.

    If you're referring to me and my couple paragraphs on Jacob earlier, bear in mind that I don't find Jacob boring at all. He's one of my favorite ME2 characters, in fact.

    I thought he was boring. I wish they'd done more with him, 'cuz he sounds like he should have some rockin' stories to tell or better (funnier) commentary.

    One thing Dragon Age did better was the interactions between the characters. ME3 definitely needs more of that.

    evilthecat wrote: »
    "Bioware I want to suck on your teets of gamingness".

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  • DragkoniasDragkonias Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Well, that was mainly because the party interactions in ME2 were lackluster.

    I mean most characters were just 2 or 3 dialogue trees, a loyalty quest, and a thank you.

    Adding a bit more to talk about...and the interparty dialogue system in DA...would be a big improvement.

  • DidgeridooDidgeridoo Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I seriously don't think the mass effect movie will ever happen

    Maybe I'm just cynical?

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  • DragkoniasDragkonias Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I don't know if I want it to happen.

    I mean it is being done by Legendary and they've been doing good by me lately.

    But it's a video game, they rarely translate well to film.

    Either the directors focus too much on what makes it a game and it comes off as way too goofy. Or they don't focus enough and it seems like something else altogether.

  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Come on, DOA was a cinematic MASTERPIECE.

    ...

    BUHAHAHAHAHAHA.

    evilthecat wrote: »
    "Bioware I want to suck on your teets of gamingness".

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  • reVersereVerse 'Tis the season to beat Johnny Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    They don't need to make it into a video game movie. They can just make any random sci-fi movie and have the events occur in the Mass Effect setting.

  • DidgeridooDidgeridoo Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Dragkonias wrote: »
    I don't know if I want it to happen.

    I mean it is being done by Legendary and they've been doing good by me lately.

    But it's a video game, they rarely translate well to film.

    Either the directors focus too much on what makes it a game and it comes off as way too goofy. Or they don't focus enough and it seems like something else altogether.

    Well I mean IF they do it it pretty much cannot be about Shepard. It will have to be focused on some other aspect of the universe. Otherwise it's just going to be a theater split in two over whether or not to
    Spoiler:

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  • deowolfdeowolf Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    New thread is early.

    New thread title is worth it.

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  • curly haired boycurly haired boy Your Friendly Neighborhood Torgue Dealer Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Orca wrote: »
    Dox the PI wrote: »
    I think curly is paranoid that if he doesn't make the new thread before 99 pages none will.

    I think he just likes seeing his name up there.

    Just kidding, I love you Curly. <3

    a little from column A, a little from column B.... :P

    mostly i wanted to try out this new thread title :winky:

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  • L.E.O.L.E.O. Registered User
    edited August 2010
    the problem with this game is that it doesnt know what it is, is it a 3rd person shooter? is it an rpg? holly crap. i mean ME2.

    it just didnt have the same feel of ME, that game was a true BioWare team having rpg, ME2 just seems to try too hard... i dont know, i like it but aghh its ok i guess.

  • DragkoniasDragkonias Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Umm...you know that fundamentally ME1 and ME2 are generally the same?

    ME2 is just missing some of the stuff that made ME1 good and ME1 just has shitty combat and bloated inventories.

  • L.E.O.L.E.O. Registered User
    edited August 2010
    Dragkonias wrote: »
    Umm...you know that fundamentally ME1 and ME2 are generally the same?

    ME2 is just missing some of the stuff that made ME1 good and ME1 just has shitty combat and bloated inventories.
    and what is it that made ME1 good? fuckin mystery.

    but i just think the feel of ME2 is too hollywoody and pretentious.

  • DragkoniasDragkonias Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    L.E.O. wrote: »
    Dragkonias wrote: »
    Umm...you know that fundamentally ME1 and ME2 are generally the same?

    ME2 is just missing some of the stuff that made ME1 good and ME1 just has shitty combat and bloated inventories.
    and what is it that made ME1 good? fuckin mystery.

    but i just think the feel of ME2 is too hollywoody and pretentious.

    Please explain yourself?

    Because I mean honestly I would say the story between ME1 and ME2 are the same.

    ME1 just had better pacing and explained stuff more.

    I wouldn't really call it pretentious. It is pretty campy.

    And ME1 and ME2 are both hollywoody. They're homages to 80s Sci-Fi movies.

  • reVersereVerse 'Tis the season to beat Johnny Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    ME2 has better squad mates, conversations, presentation and combat.

    ME1 has better story structure.

    They both got things going for them.

  • L.E.O.L.E.O. Registered User
    edited August 2010
    Dragkonias wrote: »
    L.E.O. wrote: »
    Dragkonias wrote: »
    Umm...you know that fundamentally ME1 and ME2 are generally the same?

    ME2 is just missing some of the stuff that made ME1 good and ME1 just has shitty combat and bloated inventories.
    and what is it that made ME1 good? fuckin mystery.

    but i just think the feel of ME2 is too hollywoody and pretentious.

    Please explain yourself?

    Because I mean honestly I would say the story between ME1 and ME2 are the same.

    ME1 just had better pacing and explained stuff more.

    I don't understand how ME2 was hollywoody and I wouldn't really call it pretentious. It is pretty campy.
    the story in ME2 just felt predictable, like nothing really shocked me. ME1 had plot twists and the story was complex enough for you to have to piece it together.

    man ME2 does look fucking sleek and the animations are better but, something about the rpg element in it felt dumbed down, maybe i just dont like it as much.

  • DragkoniasDragkonias Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Well, I guess I understand that. ME1 main story was better than ME2's.

  • GraviijaGraviija Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    ME2 has the Revenant, adrenaline rush, and biotic charge.

    No better story can touch these things.

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  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Orca wrote: »
    Dox the PI wrote: »
    I think curly is paranoid that if he doesn't make the new thread before 99 pages none will.

    I think he just likes seeing his name up there.

    Just kidding, I love you Curly. <3

    a little from column A, a little from column B.... :P

    mostly i wanted to try out this new thread title :winky:

    I approve of this reason.

    evilthecat wrote: »
    "Bioware I want to suck on your teets of gamingness".

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  • EgosEgos God Hand Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Dragkonias wrote: »

    I wouldn't really call it pretentious. It is pretty campy.

    And ME1 and ME2 are both hollywoody. They're homages to 80s Sci-Fi movies.

    Agreeing with Dragkonais here.

    Nihlus: "I work better on my own!" o_O

    ME2 certainly has more B-movie elements (most of which I think work well). Some of the stuff like the above in ME1 ,which it takes very seriously, came across pretty silly imho.

  • TOGSolidTOGSolid I don my top hat, and adjust my monocle, Like a god damn sir.Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    ME2 was more fun as a watercooler game than as a deep RPG. It was a game connected by a series of brief moments that make you go OH SHIT THAT WAS COOL rather than by a cohesive plot. Almost the entire damned game is sidequests with very little emphasis put on the main plot.

    There's what...4 plot line quests in ME2 and a badly written ending? (seriously, that giant organic robot is the dumbest god damn thing ever) ME1's story may not have been the best ever, but at least there was some effort put into it. ME2 was just lazy as hell.

  • L.E.O.L.E.O. Registered User
    edited August 2010
    yeah man, i felt goosebumps when i learned the fate of the protheans man, that was the best climax ever.

  • Dox the PIDox the PI Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Saren > Harbriidnger
    Geth > Colectors

    Soverign Twist > Protheian


    Basically Me2 has better charcters

  • Fatty McBeardoFatty McBeardo Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Egos wrote: »

    Nihlus: "I work better on my own!" o_O

    I dont get what's wrong with that line. He works better on his own. He's a spectre, that's their thing. Did it require a 2 minute soliloquy on what the philosophical meaning of solitude is?

    Anyhow, the Collectors reveal in ME2 worked for me because it happened while knee deep in their ship and it meant there was about to be an ambush. Considering I'd barely survived Horizon, walking into a large trap was not good news.

    On the other hand I didn't feel any sense of impending danger or urgency during the Sovereign reveal because by that point in the game I was a walking God, laying waste to all who opposed me.

    Where I think ME1 was superior was from Ilos through the conclusion. But only in terms of storytelling. In terms of gameplay it was a complete non-event. We tore through everything like paper. Mecha Saren didn't even get off a single shot.

    My problem with ME2 is that for being billed as the dark middle chapter, it wasn't dark. It didn't end on a low point, like Empire Strikes Back. It didn't hit a low point and then claw its way to a hopeful conclusion, like The Two Towers. ME2 started with a low point that the player didn't even get to experience, since the game essentially began with your resurrection. From that point onward it was a fairly upbeat story.

    I showed the "everyone dies" ending to a friend of mine who had completed the game with the most upbeat of endings. He and I agreed that the "bad" ending, which can't be carried into ME3, was so much more dramatic and powerful. Seeing
    Spoiler:

    leaves the viewer asking "how in the HELL will they get out of this, is everyone really dead, how will all of this be resolved?". Way more effective at being the dark middle chapter.

  • EgosEgos God Hand Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Egos wrote: »

    Nihlus: "I work better on my own!" o_O

    I dont get what's wrong with that line.

    Silly bad ass posturing.

    It wasn't just the line, it was having a guy just run off playing rambo. Imaging that in most games seems silly.

    Further proof why Turians suck at being Batman.

    edit: this is ignoring the gameplay aspect of many fps games.

  • Dox the PIDox the PI Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    putting it out there that the actual quote is "I move faster on my own"

  • WillybubbaWillybubba Registered User
    edited August 2010
    OK, the actual story of ME1 is better (there's an actual badguy in Saren, the actual threat to the galaxy is more present, the conclusion is handled better) but I think ME1's pacing is definitely not better. The first Citadel-part can be boring, for instance.

    Besides, I DO think ME2 handles the actual team better, what with the choices near the end and whatnot.

    The actual gunplay in ME2 is way better than the first.

  • korodullinkorodullin What. Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    There. Finally beat ME2 for the first time. Got the level 30 achievement, No One Left Behind, Long Service Medal, and others.
    Spoiler:


    And god dammit it's 6:30 AM.

  • DragkoniasDragkonias Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I really don't get what people's problem with the endboss was.

    I thought it looked cool and I wouldn't really say that either game had lazy writing, just that the focus of ME2's writing and the focus of ME1's were in different places. Honestly, I will say that the thing that hurt ME2 more than anything was that they tried to do the game in a different manner while still adhering to the Bioware formula (ie travel here, plot point, travel there, plot point, travel here, endgame). It worked better for ME1 because the places you traveled were all apart of the plot focus.

  • joshgotrojoshgotro Bloat much? Columbus, OhioRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    korodullin wrote: »
    There. Finally beat ME2 for the first time. Got the level 30 achievement, No One Left Behind, Long Service Medal, and others.
    Spoiler:


    And god dammit it's 6:30 AM.

    keeping the collector base is too good to just blow up!

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