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Mass Effect - 9.75 from Game Informer

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  • MachismoMachismo Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    Vert1 wrote: »
    Sucks that the team couldn't pull it together and put in another .25 points of gameplay. Oh well.
    Spoiler:

    You mean Game Informer, one of the most widely distributed and sold gaming magazines in north america?

    yeah, means nothing. :lol:

    Granted that they do GIVE it away when you sign up to any one of like twenty dollar programs at Gamestop.

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  • MachismoMachismo Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I just can't decide. Assassin's Creed or Mass Effect. Mass Effect already has reviews. Assassin's Creed is struggling to stay on a single DVD (not a bad thing, really since they've been working night and day, lately).

    Both will likely be Game of the Year contenders, up against Halolz3.
    Woah, I just realized. I can't think of a single game for the PS3 that is a GotY contender.

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  • bruinbruin Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Machismo wrote: »
    I just can't decide. Assassin's Creed or Mass Effect. Mass Effect already has reviews. Assassin's Creed is struggling to stay on a single DVD (not a bad thing, really since they've been working night and day, lately).

    Both will likely be Game of the Year contenders, up against Halolz3.
    Woah, I just realized. I can't think of a single game for the PS3 that is a GotY contender.

    Uncharted potentially

  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Machismo wrote: »
    I just can't decide. Assassin's Creed or Mass Effect. Mass Effect already has reviews. Assassin's Creed is struggling to stay on a single DVD (not a bad thing, really since they've been working night and day, lately).

    Both will likely be Game of the Year contenders, up against Halolz3.
    Woah, I just realized. I can't think of a single game for the PS3 that is a GotY contender.

    You just mentioned one...

    scarab you have mental problems
  • Magus`Magus` Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Magus` wrote: »
    AC isn't PS3 exclusive.

    But is it or is it not for the PS3.

    scarab you have mental problems
  • Xenocide GeekXenocide Geek Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    when is this game slated for release?

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  • Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    November something or other.

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  • SheepSheep Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2007
    Vert1 wrote: »
    I'd like to ask everyone here one question. What is a game?

    A lower form of sex.

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  • PancakePancake Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    when is this game slated for release?

    November 20th in North America. November 23rd in Europe.

    Every other region is unconfirmed.

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  • Magus`Magus` Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    Magus` wrote: »
    AC isn't PS3 exclusive.

    But is it or is it not for the PS3.

    Well, yes, it is. That being said, I imagine the person above was talking about exclusive games such as Mass Effect or MP3.

  • StigmaStigma Registered User
    edited October 2007
    It'll be funny to see "PS3 GOTY: Heavenly Sword"

    I mean, if the award category has to be exclusive it could be quite sad.

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  • Vert1Vert1 Registered User
    edited October 2007
    You got your PS3 in my Mass Effect.

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  • StigmaStigma Registered User
    edited October 2007
    Ok, let's go back to saying "I bet Mass Effect will be good!" alot.

    I bet it'll be good.

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  • Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I bet Mass Effect will be good!
    You forgot the exclamation mark dammit.

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  • PancakePancake Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I bet it won't be as good as Lair.

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  • StigmaStigma Registered User
    edited October 2007
    I bet it won't be as good as the Orange Box is for a jackass like me who's never played HL2!

    (There's a good chance it'll be my favorite game ever though)



    Hey.
    Let's pull theories out of our asses about what we think EA will do to all the sequels!

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  • Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Nothing. No, really.

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  • StigmaStigma Registered User
    edited October 2007
    Not even rush them?

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  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Maybe a Splorgenborg port 6 months after release.

    scarab you have mental problems
  • Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Stigma wrote: »
    Not even rush them?

    Hey, they aren't with Spore, they won't with Bioware.

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  • PancakePancake Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Big Isy wrote: »
    Stigma wrote: »
    Not even rush them?

    Hey, they aren't with Spore, they won't with Bioware.

    But BioWare is a small, unsuccessful developer.

    The purchase by EA probably saved them. I don't doubt they were going out of business in the next year anyway.

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  • Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    ........... Wow. I sure hope that was sarcasm Pancake.

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  • GoombaGoomba __BANNED USERS
    edited October 2007
    Big Isy wrote: »
    ........... Wow. I sure hope that was sarcasm Pancake.
    What do you mean? Bioware's business has been in the shitter lately.

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  • apotheosapotheos Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited October 2007
    Goomba wrote: »
    Big Isy wrote: »
    ........... Wow. I sure hope that was sarcasm Pancake.
    What do you mean? Bioware's business has been in the shitter lately.
    Well there is the small problem as to the number of releases they've been making.

    But thats not really "poor" business.



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  • StigmaStigma Registered User
    edited October 2007
    Anyone know how Kotor or Jade Empire sold?

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  • MachismoMachismo Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    apotheos wrote: »
    Goomba wrote: »
    Big Isy wrote: »
    ........... Wow. I sure hope that was sarcasm Pancake.
    What do you mean? Bioware's business has been in the shitter lately.
    Well there is the small problem as to the number of releases they've been making.

    But thats not really "poor" business.

    Exactly, so long as the spend less money than they make, they are fine. Nintendo did practically nothing for a year or so a couple of years back. Then DS, DS lite, and Wii in just a couple of years.
    Numerous statements of "Sony will buy Nintendo in 5 years". As I understand, Bioware is a private company and so its numbers weren't readily available.

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  • MachismoMachismo Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Stigma wrote: »
    Anyone know how Kotor or Jade Empire sold?

    Well, Bioware's revenue was up by 17.4 million Canadian Dollars in 2003. Now in 2007 they have 400 employees.
    So 17 million would give a healthy amount of money to survive for a while off of with 400 employees. At least a few years, given burn rates for all 400 employees averaging around 70k or so. That is ignoring cash they still have from previous years and the release of Jade Empire in 2005.

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  • HoukHouk Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    [Edited for being too much of an ass]

    To Pancake - I really hope that was sarcasm. Out of business in the next year, when they're poised to release one of the most anticipated games of the last couple of years? Really?

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  • ED!ED! Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Out of business in the next year, when they're poised to release one of the most anticipated games of the last couple of years? Really?

    I know Im looking forward to the game, and it seems so is this forum and thousands - but is it the general thought that this is going to be a "blockbuster" game? Seems to be coming out in a slightly crowded time.

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  • Fatty McBeardoFatty McBeardo Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Pancake wrote: »
    Big Isy wrote: »
    Stigma wrote: »
    Not even rush them?

    Hey, they aren't with Spore, they won't with Bioware.

    But BioWare is a small, unsuccessful developer.

    The purchase by EA probably saved them. I don't doubt they were going out of business in the next year anyway.

    If that were true then EA wouldn't have paid $800 million for them and Pandemic.

  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Stigma wrote: »
    Anyone know how Kotor or Jade Empire sold?

    KOTOR sold 1.3 million in the USA. The company that owned Bioware has said that they didn't go looking for people to buy it. Instead, there were a lot of offers by various companies.

  • HoukHouk Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    ED! wrote: »
    Out of business in the next year, when they're poised to release one of the most anticipated games of the last couple of years? Really?

    I know Im looking forward to the game, and it seems so is this forum and thousands - but is it the general thought that this is going to be a "blockbuster" game? Seems to be coming out in a slightly crowded time.
    Short answer: yes.

    I mean, let's look at what they have. Sci-fi setting? Check. Gorgeous graphics? Check. Plenty of hype? Check. On a popular console? Check. Hot alien chicks? Triple check. Nothing I've seen leading up to now could lead any reasonable person to the conclusion that their doors would be closed in a year.

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  • PancakePancake Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Houk wrote: »
    ED! wrote: »
    Out of business in the next year, when they're poised to release one of the most anticipated games of the last couple of years? Really?

    I know Im looking forward to the game, and it seems so is this forum and thousands - but is it the general thought that this is going to be a "blockbuster" game? Seems to be coming out in a slightly crowded time.
    Short answer: yes.

    I mean, let's look at what they have. Sci-fi setting? Check. Gorgeous graphics? Check. Plenty of hype? Check. On a popular console? Check. Hot alien chicks? Triple check. Nothing I've seen leading up to now could lead any reasonable person to the conclusion that their doors would be closed in a year.

    If Mass Effect was a JRPG and made in Japan, I would agree.

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  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Pancake wrote: »
    Houk wrote: »
    ED! wrote: »
    Out of business in the next year, when they're poised to release one of the most anticipated games of the last couple of years? Really?

    I know Im looking forward to the game, and it seems so is this forum and thousands - but is it the general thought that this is going to be a "blockbuster" game? Seems to be coming out in a slightly crowded time.
    Short answer: yes.

    I mean, let's look at what they have. Sci-fi setting? Check. Gorgeous graphics? Check. Plenty of hype? Check. On a popular console? Check. Hot alien chicks? Triple check. Nothing I've seen leading up to now could lead any reasonable person to the conclusion that their doors would be closed in a year.

    If Mass Effect was a JRPG, I would agree.

    :roll: Most of Bioware's games have sold over a million copies each. All of the games they have made have made money for the company.

  • HoukHouk Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Pancake wrote: »
    Houk wrote: »
    ED! wrote: »
    Out of business in the next year, when they're poised to release one of the most anticipated games of the last couple of years? Really?

    I know Im looking forward to the game, and it seems so is this forum and thousands - but is it the general thought that this is going to be a "blockbuster" game? Seems to be coming out in a slightly crowded time.
    Short answer: yes.

    I mean, let's look at what they have. Sci-fi setting? Check. Gorgeous graphics? Check. Plenty of hype? Check. On a popular console? Check. Hot alien chicks? Triple check. Nothing I've seen leading up to now could lead any reasonable person to the conclusion that their doors would be closed in a year.

    If Mass Effect was a JRPG and made in Japan, I would agree.
    I don't even know what this means, so I'm gonna assume it's just some weird attempt at an ironic Katchem_Ash style of reverse-popularity something-or-other.

    Carry on.

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  • StigmaStigma Registered User
    edited October 2007
    Considering the scale of Mass Effect, I don't think their budget is suffering.

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  • ED!ED! Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Titmouse wrote: »
    Pancake wrote: »
    Houk wrote: »
    ED! wrote: »
    Out of business in the next year, when they're poised to release one of the most anticipated games of the last couple of years? Really?

    I know Im looking forward to the game, and it seems so is this forum and thousands - but is it the general thought that this is going to be a "blockbuster" game? Seems to be coming out in a slightly crowded time.
    Short answer: yes.

    I mean, let's look at what they have. Sci-fi setting? Check. Gorgeous graphics? Check. Plenty of hype? Check. On a popular console? Check. Hot alien chicks? Triple check. Nothing I've seen leading up to now could lead any reasonable person to the conclusion that their doors would be closed in a year.

    If Mass Effect was a JRPG, I would agree.

    :roll: Most of Bioware's games have sold over a million copies each. All of the games they have made have made money for the company.

    I don't doubt its going to sell well enough to warrant sequels; but I'm talking about company floater (since people are talking about BioWare having needed this). I guess the point is moot since they were bought out, but I'm just wondering how successful people expect this title to be - quality of the title aside.

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  • HoukHouk Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    ED! wrote: »
    I don't doubt its going to sell well enough to warrant sequels; but I'm talking about company floater (since people are talking about BioWare having needed this). I guess the point is moot since they were bought out, but I'm just wondering how successful people expect this title to be - quality of the title aside.
    If a game sells well enough to warrant sequels, that should be a pretty damn good indicator that it sold well enough to keep the company in business. People don't generally make sequels of games that didn't make them any money, yeah?

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  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Since when does a company give out one of its largest franchises like Sonic to a failing company?

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