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Mass Effect - Release date set for January 26, 2010. 29 January in Europa.

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  • RobmanRobman Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Yeha my space asshole looks like he's going to be hip deep in poon this installment

    Robman on
  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I think I may have to her and Miranda in my party, or either her and Thane, to see the interactions between characters and events.

    I also wonder if I should make a new ME1 save where I don't romance anyone, just so I won't feel like an asshole if I decide to experiment with new characters in the sequel. That's assuming romances carry over, of course.

    Dashui on
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  • EgosEgos Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Dashui wrote: »
    I also wonder if I should make a new ME1 save where I don't romance anyone, just so I won't feel like an asshole if I decide to experiment with new characters in the sequel. That's assuming romances carry over, of course.

    They supposedly carry -over, but we don't know what affect they will have. I'm guessing the NPCs wont care one way or the other to be honest.

    Egos on
  • l337CrappyJackl337CrappyJack Registered User
    edited September 2009
    Eh. None of the romances have the characters declaring love or anything, they're all presented as "So yeah, we're probably gonna die, what the heck".

    l337CrappyJack on
  • Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Ho Ho Ho Disconnecting from Xbox LIVERegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Ahem. EDIT: how do I make it not embedded?

    For your edification:

    Use {vidurl=dot.com/address/goeshere}Text goes here{/vidurl}

    Replace sets with brackets, of course...

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  • DarlanDarlan Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Juc wrote: »
    Don't think that's what being shown in the marketing stuff as the full extent of the game.

    They're trying to sell the game to people who aren't already sold on Bioware games and showing bits like this is just one way of doing it.

    Plus a lot of the other stuff is really boring to watch.
    Endless dialogue trees are like golf, some people might like to watch it, but it puts the vast majority of people asleep unless they're actually playing the game themselves.
    Point taken, but that only goes so far. "The New Shit" trailer is obviously part of that kind of marketing, but I think it's also fair to say that the mere inclusion of a character like Subject Zero is indicative of a wildly different (and, in my personal opinion, abhorrent) tone and approach to the game as well.

    They may be trying to bring in a wider audience, but trailers are also there to communicate what kind of game it is. I'll try and abstain from kicking any more sand around how terrible I think it is, but, setting quality evaluations aside, just hoping that the trailers are completely different from the final product is setting yourself up for disappointment.

    Darlan on
  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    At the very least, I need to finish my save where I keep Kaiden. I have three games total, and the first two I both saved Ashley. I think Kaiden makes more sense tactically, though, and he kind of feels like a buddy to male Shepard, so I may use that save for Mass Effect 2.
    Darlan wrote:
    They may be trying to bring in a wider audience, but trailers are also there to communicate what kind of game it is. I'll try and abstain from kicking any more sand around how terrible I think it is, but, setting quality evaluations aside, just hoping that the trailers are completely different from the final product is setting yourself up for disappointment.

    As I said earlier, that's why I like her. She's so polarizing where in the first game everyone was a little more closer to the middle. I want characters on all ends of the spectrum. It makes things a little more interesting. Also, I think it's jumping the gun at this point. You're not going to get everything from a one minute trailer. Our good friend takyris said she's a well written character that feels real, even if you loathe her, and that's also good enough for me to wait on my opinion.

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  • RobmanRobman Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I hope there's an option where Asshole Shep and Asshole Kaiden get to double team natalie portman

    That would just be all kinds of hilarious (my asshole run is going for grade a campy sci-fi)

    I wonder if subject zero is Kaiden's old crush from the energy legs academy

    Robman on
  • l337CrappyJackl337CrappyJack Registered User
    edited September 2009
    Dashui wrote: »
    At the very least, I need to finish my save where I keep Kaiden. I have three games total, and the first two I both saved Ashley. I think Kaiden makes more sense tactically, though, and he kind of feels like a buddy to male Shepard, so I may use that save for Mass Effect 2.

    Word. I still need to finish up my "romance Ash but leave her on Virmire because protecting the bomb is the priority" roleplay playthrough.

    l337CrappyJack on
  • RobmanRobman Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Dashui wrote: »
    At the very least, I need to finish my save where I keep Kaiden. I have three games total, and the first two I both saved Ashley. I think Kaiden makes more sense tactically, though, and he kind of feels like a buddy to male Shepard, so I may use that save for Mass Effect 2.
    Darlan wrote:
    They may be trying to bring in a wider audience, but trailers are also there to communicate what kind of game it is. I'll try and abstain from kicking any more sand around how terrible I think it is, but, setting quality evaluations aside, just hoping that the trailers are completely different from the final product is setting yourself up for disappointment.

    As I said earlier, that's why I like her. She's so polarizing where in the first game everyone was a little more closer to the middle. I want characters on all ends of the spectrum. It makes things a little more interesting. Also, I think it's jumping the gun at this point. You're not going to get everything from a one minute trailer. Our good friend takyris said she's a well written character that feels real, even if you loathe her, and that's also good enough for me to wait on my opinion.

    It makes sense - she's the prototype for E-Z biotics and she went fucking crazy because they fucked her head open. Now she just wants to fuck the world back a little bit.

    EDIT the goody two-shoes will probably have the option of talking her down a bit and making her a little more normal

    Robman on
  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Dashui wrote: »
    At the very least, I need to finish my save where I keep Kaiden. I have three games total, and the first two I both saved Ashley. I think Kaiden makes more sense tactically, though, and he kind of feels like a buddy to male Shepard, so I may use that save for Mass Effect 2.

    Word. I still need to finish up my "romance Ash but leave her on Virmire because protecting the bomb is the priority" roleplay playthrough.

    Aye. I sent her with the Salarians, because she's a soldier and Kaiden is an engineer. I felt he should stay with the bomb. That makes sense, right? So when the bomb came under fire, an important objective, why would I turn around just to save a grunt? Kaiden is also an officer, too. So yeah, I'll probably definitely go with that for my final decision.
    Robman wrote:
    EDIT the goody two-shoes will probably have the option of talking her down a bit and making her a little more normal

    That's what I'm thinking, too. There were some very versatile characters in the first game you could influence either way. Perhaps Ms. Crazy Natalie Portman is one of those characters, too? You could cool that flame a little bit or perhaps brighten it further.

    Dashui on
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  • NuzakNuzak Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Darlan wrote: »
    Juc wrote: »
    Don't think that's what being shown in the marketing stuff as the full extent of the game.

    They're trying to sell the game to people who aren't already sold on Bioware games and showing bits like this is just one way of doing it.

    Plus a lot of the other stuff is really boring to watch.
    Endless dialogue trees are like golf, some people might like to watch it, but it puts the vast majority of people asleep unless they're actually playing the game themselves.
    Point taken, but that only goes so far. "The New Shit" trailer is obviously part of that kind of marketing, but I think it's also fair to say that the mere inclusion of a character like Subject Zero is indicative of a wildly different (and, in my personal opinion, abhorrent) tone and approach to the game as well.

    They may be trying to bring in a wider audience, but trailers are also there to communicate what kind of game it is. I'll try and abstain from kicking any more sand around how terrible I think it is, but, setting quality evaluations aside, just hoping that the trailers are completely different from the final product is setting yourself up for disappointment.

    1) juc's a developer

    2) you're an idiot

    Nuzak on
  • RobmanRobman Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    3) Crazy girls are the best lays

    4) I wonder what Miranda and Natalie will say if you ask for a threesome

    Robman on
  • DarlanDarlan Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Nuzak wrote: »
    Darlan wrote: »
    Juc wrote: »
    Don't think that's what being shown in the marketing stuff as the full extent of the game.

    They're trying to sell the game to people who aren't already sold on Bioware games and showing bits like this is just one way of doing it.

    Plus a lot of the other stuff is really boring to watch.
    Endless dialogue trees are like golf, some people might like to watch it, but it puts the vast majority of people asleep unless they're actually playing the game themselves.
    Point taken, but that only goes so far. "The New Shit" trailer is obviously part of that kind of marketing, but I think it's also fair to say that the mere inclusion of a character like Subject Zero is indicative of a wildly different (and, in my personal opinion, abhorrent) tone and approach to the game as well.

    They may be trying to bring in a wider audience, but trailers are also there to communicate what kind of game it is. I'll try and abstain from kicking any more sand around how terrible I think it is, but, setting quality evaluations aside, just hoping that the trailers are completely different from the final product is setting yourself up for disappointment.

    1) juc's a developer

    2) you're an idiot
    I'm an idiot for not liking something? Or not knowing that some antonymous former avatar was a developer?

    Anyways, developers should be glad for both positive and negative feedback instead of a circle jerk. I didn't know he was a developer, but the fact stands that trailers are all about communicating what a game is.

    My apologies to juc if I've come off as a little too brash or anything, I respect Bioware a lot as a developer. Still, being told to wait to buy the game to see what it's like, even in terms of tone, isn't very encouraging.

    Darlan on
  • DragkoniasDragkonias Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    So, to get things straight so far we have...

    Miranda - Tits Mcgee
    Jacob - Black guy
    Grunt - Wrex v2.0
    Thane - Space Ninja a.k.a "The Chest"
    Subject Zero - Crazy Natalie

    Dragkonias on
  • ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Dragkonias wrote: »
    So, to get things straight so far we have...

    Miranda - Tits Mcgee
    Jacob - Black guy
    Grunt - Wrex v2.0
    Thane - Space Ninja
    Subject Zero - Natalie Portman

    Subject Zero is Nipples McGee.

    or Nipples McGoo if you prefer not to have two McGee's

    Buttcleft on
    that's it, I'm shutting this entire forum down, everyone thank buttcleft
  • RobmanRobman Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I really want a Shepard option that's basically Dr House

    With a MD in Murdering Dumbasses

    Robman on
  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Buttcleft wrote: »
    Dragkonias wrote: »
    So, to get things straight so far we have...

    Miranda - Tits Mcgee
    Jacob - Black guy
    Grunt - Wrex v2.0
    Thane - Space Ninja
    Subject Zero - Natalie Portman

    Subject Zero is Nipples McGee.

    or Nipples McGoo if you prefer not to have two McGee's

    We already have one with a tits reference. I prefer Natalie Portman, or Crazy Natalie.

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  • ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Robman wrote: »
    I really want a Shepard option that's basically Dr House

    With a MD in Murdering Dumbasses

    Now I just had an awesom vison of House, in Blood Dragon armor, standing next to his enemy, his cane pressing down on the persons throat, with a pistol's laser sight right between the guys eyes.

    " I told you it wasn't lupus *pulls trigger, kablam* "

    Buttcleft on
    that's it, I'm shutting this entire forum down, everyone thank buttcleft
  • RobmanRobman Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    That and him going out with Miranda and Jacob

    "We need some more credits, Miranda flirt with the shopkeeper while Jacob steals his inventory"

    Robman on
  • ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Robman wrote: »
    That and him going out with Miranda and Jacob

    "We need some more credits, Miranda flirt with the shopkeeper while Jacob steals his inventory"

    Only if he mentioned the fact that Jacob should have a natural penchant for thievery since he's black.

    And of course, later on reveal that he had a juvie record for theft.

    Buttcleft on
    that's it, I'm shutting this entire forum down, everyone thank buttcleft
  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I thought we had already agreed that Thane's name was 'The Chest' and Grunt was Urdnet Wrox.

    The_Scarab on
    scarab you have mental problems
  • DarlanDarlan Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    (bottom paged)
    Darlan wrote: »
    Nuzak wrote: »
    Darlan wrote: »
    Juc wrote: »
    Don't think that's what being shown in the marketing stuff as the full extent of the game.

    They're trying to sell the game to people who aren't already sold on Bioware games and showing bits like this is just one way of doing it.

    Plus a lot of the other stuff is really boring to watch.
    Endless dialogue trees are like golf, some people might like to watch it, but it puts the vast majority of people asleep unless they're actually playing the game themselves.
    Point taken, but that only goes so far. "The New Shit" trailer is obviously part of that kind of marketing, but I think it's also fair to say that the mere inclusion of a character like Subject Zero is indicative of a wildly different (and, in my personal opinion, abhorrent) tone and approach to the game as well.

    They may be trying to bring in a wider audience, but trailers are also there to communicate what kind of game it is. I'll try and abstain from kicking any more sand around how terrible I think it is, but, setting quality evaluations aside, just hoping that the trailers are completely different from the final product is setting yourself up for disappointment.

    1) juc's a developer

    2) you're an idiot
    I'm an idiot for not liking something? Or not knowing that some antonymous former avatar was a developer? He even said "they're trying to sell the game..."

    Anyways, developers should be glad for both positive and negative feedback instead of a circle jerk. I didn't know he was a developer, but the fact stands that trailers are all about communicating what a game is.

    My apologies to juc if I've come off as a little too brash or anything, I respect Bioware a lot as a developer. Still, being told to wait to buy the game to see what it's like, even in terms of tone, isn't very encouraging.

    Darlan on
  • RobmanRobman Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Grunt is like a younger version of Wrex, pre-betrayal and much less wise

    Robman on
  • ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Dashui wrote: »
    Buttcleft wrote: »
    Dragkonias wrote: »
    So, to get things straight so far we have...

    Miranda - Tits Mcgee
    Jacob - Black guy
    Grunt - Wrex v2.0
    Thane - Space Ninja
    Subject Zero - Natalie Portman

    Subject Zero is Nipples McGee.

    or Nipples McGoo if you prefer not to have two McGee's

    We already have one with a tits reference. I prefer Natalie Portman, or Crazy Natalie.

    Yeah, but i think the tits reference is better for the girl who actually has nearly naked boobs, instead of some chick with space silicon implants.

    Buttcleft on
    that's it, I'm shutting this entire forum down, everyone thank buttcleft
  • EddieDeanEddieDean Registered User
    edited September 2009
    Robman wrote: »
    It makes sense - she's the prototype for E-Z biotics and she went fucking crazy because they fucked her head open.

    Subject Zero as River from Firefly CONFIRMED!

    EddieDean on
  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Subject Zero's new name will be 'Takyris' thing on the side'

    The_Scarab on
    scarab you have mental problems
  • ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    Subject Zero's new name will be 'Takyris' thing on the side'

    " The one Taky tries to get his wife to Cosplay as "

    Buttcleft on
    that's it, I'm shutting this entire forum down, everyone thank buttcleft
  • RobmanRobman Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    EddieDean wrote: »
    Robman wrote: »
    It makes sense - she's the prototype for E-Z biotics and she went fucking crazy because they fucked her head open.

    Subject Zero as River from Firefly CONFIRMED!

    River was a boring character who is the perfect example of why Joss Whedon isn't nearly as clever as he thinks he is

    Natalie looks nothing of the sort

    Robman on
  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Buttcleft wrote: »
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    Subject Zero's new name will be 'Takyris' thing on the side'

    " The one Taky tries to get his wife to Cosplay as "

    The one his wife gets him to cosplay as.

    The_Scarab on
    scarab you have mental problems
  • NuzakNuzak Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Darlan wrote: »
    Nuzak wrote: »
    Darlan wrote: »
    Juc wrote: »
    Don't think that's what being shown in the marketing stuff as the full extent of the game.

    They're trying to sell the game to people who aren't already sold on Bioware games and showing bits like this is just one way of doing it.

    Plus a lot of the other stuff is really boring to watch.
    Endless dialogue trees are like golf, some people might like to watch it, but it puts the vast majority of people asleep unless they're actually playing the game themselves.
    Point taken, but that only goes so far. "The New Shit" trailer is obviously part of that kind of marketing, but I think it's also fair to say that the mere inclusion of a character like Subject Zero is indicative of a wildly different (and, in my personal opinion, abhorrent) tone and approach to the game as well.

    They may be trying to bring in a wider audience, but trailers are also there to communicate what kind of game it is. I'll try and abstain from kicking any more sand around how terrible I think it is, but, setting quality evaluations aside, just hoping that the trailers are completely different from the final product is setting yourself up for disappointment.

    1) juc's a developer

    2) you're an idiot
    I'm an idiot for not liking something? Developers should be glad for both positive and negative feedback instead of a circle jerk. I didn't know he was a developer, but the fact stands that trailers are all about communicating what a game is.

    My apologies to juc if I've come off as a little too brash or anything, I respect Bioware a lot as a developer. Still, being told to wait to buy the game to see what it's like, even in terms of tone, isn't very encouraging.

    the facts were separate. i wasn't pointing out juc was a dev to say "be super positive" i was pointing out that he knows about the marketing efforts and how well the demonstrate the actual game- so, he's more informed

    and you're coming across as kind of an elitist, you know, "what are they doing to my game" based off one <1min character bio that doesn't gel with you so much

    Nuzak on
  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Subject With A Designation That Is Below One Therefore Breaking All Common Naming Conventions For Scientific Research And Development Thus Proving Once Again That BioWare Writers Prefer Style Over Substance.

    The_Scarab on
    scarab you have mental problems
  • FrontierPsychiatryFrontierPsychiatry Registered User
    edited September 2009
    People and scientists use 0 as the first index all the time. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Index_case

    FrontierPsychiatry on
  • JesuitsJesuits Registered User
    edited September 2009
    I will throw my completely unnecessary opinion in that I share Darlan's sentiments and will probably leave SuZy in the ship all the time. Except maybe for a full-on renegade femshep run.

    Jesuits on
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  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I put the two side-by-side just for the heck of it.
    ME2-SZ-Natalie.jpg

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  • VoodooVVoodooV Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    we have a match. Crazy Natalie it is

    VoodooV on
  • BasilBasil Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Natalie jumped on the shave your head and forget to take your medication bandwagon as well at some point?

    Basil on
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  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Basil wrote: »
    Natalie jumped on the shave your head and forget to take your medication bandwagon as well at some point?

    It was for a movie. It was also kind of hot. D:

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  • BasilBasil Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Oh, oh!

    I was wondering if that was becoming a thing.

    Basil on
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  • OptimusZedOptimusZed Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Basil wrote: »
    Oh, oh!

    I was wondering if that was becoming a thing.
    Only if playing fugitives in future dystopian London is a thing now.

    OptimusZed on
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