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Mass Effect - 9.75 from Game Informer

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  • the Togfatherthe Togfather Registered User
    edited September 2007
    Intergalactic Shaft confirmed!

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  • Alucard6986Alucard6986 Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    Silpheed wrote: »
    Janson wrote: »
    Szechuan wrote: »
    This game comes out 2 days after me and my girlfriend's two-year anniversary. Yesterday at the mall, she handed me a preorder slip for this. She's paid it off for me.

    See, I bought my boyfriend a 360 for his birthday so that I would then have an excuse to pre-order this.

    ...

    ...Don't look at me like that :(

    Okay, so I had a dream last night in which I got to play a demo of this and then I was all excited to come online and assure everyone here that the combat had indeed been improved from the videos and was very smooth to play.

    Unfortunately that was all in my imagination.




    ...or was it? Perhaps Bioware has teamed up with real-live aliens to perform random abductions, making people play-test Mass Effect, then returning them to their homes and altering their minds to think it was a dream.

    If that is true, please put me on the abduction list, Bioware/Alien hive-mind people...
    You only wish for it to happen until they reach for the anal probe.


    do I even need to bother putting in the 'sounds dangerous...' bit here? Nah, I don't think it's necessary...

    I prefer the 'someone up there needs by boot up their ass' line.

    Jesus, Shepherd is both a complete fucking badass and the smoothest pilot in this galaxy.

    I just killed fifty bodyguards to get in here. What do you think I'm going to do to you?

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  • ChildrenChildren Registered User
    edited September 2007
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Keith David needs to stop being in so many games.

    WRONG.

    Quite the opposite. He needs to be in every game ever.

    Quality of a game is directly proportional the the amount of Keith David in it. Fact.

    Except Saint's row. Bleech.

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  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    Silpheed wrote: »
    Janson wrote: »
    Szechuan wrote: »
    This game comes out 2 days after me and my girlfriend's two-year anniversary. Yesterday at the mall, she handed me a preorder slip for this. She's paid it off for me.

    See, I bought my boyfriend a 360 for his birthday so that I would then have an excuse to pre-order this.

    ...

    ...Don't look at me like that :(

    Okay, so I had a dream last night in which I got to play a demo of this and then I was all excited to come online and assure everyone here that the combat had indeed been improved from the videos and was very smooth to play.

    Unfortunately that was all in my imagination.




    ...or was it? Perhaps Bioware has teamed up with real-live aliens to perform random abductions, making people play-test Mass Effect, then returning them to their homes and altering their minds to think it was a dream.

    If that is true, please put me on the abduction list, Bioware/Alien hive-mind people...
    You only wish for it to happen until they reach for the anal probe.


    do I even need to bother putting in the 'sounds dangerous...' bit here? Nah, I don't think it's necessary...

    I prefer the 'someone up there needs by boot up their ass' line.

    Jesus, Shepherd is both a complete fucking badass and the smoothest pilot in this galaxy.

    I just killed fifty bodyguards to get in here. What do you think I'm going to do to you?

    Im going to fuck you in the ass then go to work on you if you gont get the fuck out of my way. you see this, this is a fucking six ton alien with a frog face and an eight foot gun, and he's following my orders buddy. what the hell do you think im capable of?


    this is actual dialog from the game, or so i hear.

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  • Bionic MonkeyBionic Monkey Registered User, ClubPA
    edited September 2007
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Keith David needs to stop being in so few games.

    Fixed that for ya.

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  • MayGodHaveMercyMayGodHaveMercy Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Children wrote: »
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Keith David needs to stop being in so many games.

    WRONG.

    Quite the opposite. He needs to be in every game ever.

    Quality of a game is directly proportional the the amount of Keith David in it. Fact.

    Except Saint's row. Bleech.

    I had fun times with Saints Row.

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  • Der Waffle MousDer Waffle Mous Blame this on the misfortune of your birth. New Yark, New Yark.Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Silpheed wrote: »
    Janson wrote: »
    Szechuan wrote: »
    This game comes out 2 days after me and my girlfriend's two-year anniversary. Yesterday at the mall, she handed me a preorder slip for this. She's paid it off for me.

    See, I bought my boyfriend a 360 for his birthday so that I would then have an excuse to pre-order this.

    ...

    ...Don't look at me like that :(

    Okay, so I had a dream last night in which I got to play a demo of this and then I was all excited to come online and assure everyone here that the combat had indeed been improved from the videos and was very smooth to play.

    Unfortunately that was all in my imagination.


    ...or was it? Perhaps Bioware has teamed up with real-live aliens to perform random abductions, making people play-test Mass Effect, then returning them to their homes and altering their minds to think it was a dream.

    If that is true, please put me on the abduction list, Bioware/Alien hive-mind people...
    You only wish for it to happen until they reach for the anal probe.
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  • DracomicronDracomicron Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    "Greetings, Spectre. You have been recruited by the Star League to defend the frontier against Saren and the Geth armada. "

    "Teriffic. I'm about to get killed a million miles from nowhere with a gung-ho iguana who tells me to relax."

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  • DragkoniasDragkonias Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    You know what think that I've been worrying about with Mass Effect being a trilogy and all is carry over. I forgot if they said anything about it yet but I wonder how they're going to do it. Are they going to allow levels and all that to be carried over or are they just going to do somekind of "load up old data and get easter eggs" type stuff. Because at this moment I don't know which would be better.

    I mean I don't want to start the sequel kicking butt, but I would want some kind of carryover items and all that.

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  • ChildrenChildren Registered User
    edited September 2007
    I don't think carryover would happen. The protaganist will most likley be different as well, unless they have some thing to load the face from your old game.

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  • Zetetic ElenchZetetic Elench Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    You mean like a hard drive? hmm.

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  • durandal4532durandal4532 Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Alternately, you could always have your previous character be an important one but no longer the protagonist, though I suppose the tracking of alignment would get a bit complicated if you tried to do that. Hm. Yeah, I could see them just saving your face to the HD with the rest of the save info. I mean, assuming they use the same engine, it's pretty much just a 10-item list.

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  • PancakePancake Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Alternately, you could always have your previous character be an important one but no longer the protagonist, though I suppose the tracking of alignment would get a bit complicated if you tried to do that. Hm. Yeah, I could see them just saving your face to the HD with the rest of the save info. I mean, assuming they use the same engine, it's pretty much just a 10-item list.

    They are going to be using the same engine. To put it in a BioWare employee's words:
    Bob McCabe wrote:
    Baldur's Gate II was a joy because the engine was done and the designers could go crazy with a finished engine/toolset. The two expansions packs (and all of the DD modules) for Neverwinter Nights were nice for the same reason - even if we didn't make a full-fledged sequel. Knights of the Old Republic? Jade Empire? Mass Effect? All of these were brand new games where we had to start over from scratch. I think, as a company, we're ready to focus more on the design side.

    I thought I'd read that every other game in the trilogy is going to feature Shepard as its star too, but I can't seem to find it. I am lazy, though.

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  • DarkWarriorDarkWarrior __BANNED USERS
    edited September 2007
    Companies are being inclined more and more to develop an engine that will allow expansion in the future so, like I said earlier, I'd imagine the engine Bioware has customised/created is ready for them to drop in a bunch of new missions and character models and still function while they tighten the engine up for better graphics and the like. It won't take anywhere near as long to make the sequel as it did this one.

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  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    The reason why the character creation is character rebuilding is because it is the first game.

    In a sequel it will look for character data and find it instead of being corrupted, and will load your player from the first game. Not sure whether stats will remain, or skills. But certainly appearance and class.

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  • Zetetic ElenchZetetic Elench Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Though I'm sure you'll still be able to give Shepard a whole new face in the sequels if you so choose.

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  • DarkWarriorDarkWarrior __BANNED USERS
    edited September 2007
    Though I'm sure you'll still be able to give Shepard a whole new face in the sequels if you so choose.

    If they could work "I thought he was black" into the conversation because you shifted your Shepard that way in the sequel, I'd buy it.

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  • UltimaGeckoUltimaGecko Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Though I'm sure you'll still be able to give Shepard a whole new face in the sequels if you so choose.

    If they could work "I thought he was black" into the conversation because you shifted your Shepard that way in the sequel, I'd buy it.

    "I heard you were a woman..."



    Also: reused save games would be sweet. Continuality over 3 games is always fun (maybe they can just up the difficulty so you can keep your stats). Or maybe you could just meet Shepard, and it'll load one of your previous saves and that'll be him/her.

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  • ShoggothShoggoth Registered User
    edited September 2007
    I would prefer the starting from where you left off in sequels, higher level usually means more fun.

    For me.

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  • durandal4532durandal4532 Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    High levels, with a good leveling system, shouldn't be much of a problem. Look at BG2/ToB. And I mean, DnD is actually not that great of a leveling system. I'd hope that what they've built will allow you to become progressively more epic without making the challenge dip, or the complexity skyrocket.

    Also that you fight a dragon a few times.

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  • Zetetic ElenchZetetic Elench Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    But I'm not sure they can do that. Standard business practice means most developers make sequels to still be very accessible to people new to the franchise. Sequels are different from expansion packs.

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  • durandal4532durandal4532 Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    But I'm not sure they can do that. Standard business practice means most developers make sequels to still be very accessible to people new to the franchise. Sequels are different from expansion packs.
    Well, exactly. So not so much ToB, but BG2 certainly. I know I played 2 and... well, never 1. I'm pretty certain a lot of players did the same. It also doesn't really require you to know the entire first story, there are new characters, and the old ones explain themselves within minutes, and can be sloughed off. I mean, you're always going to have a certain amount of avoidance by new people, simply because they want to follow the whole story, but it's not impossible.

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  • LookFreeGrenadeLookFreeGrenade Registered User
    edited September 2007
    I assume making/remaking shepard/new character is going to be intertwined with a tutorial, probablu along the lines of "Hello Commander Shepard, welcome to the TX-1413 Training module. With this training process, we input a hologram of yourself into the training area. In order to do this, we will need you to create an accurate model of yourself." Cue Character Making screen.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    I assume making/remaking shepard/new character is going to be intertwined with a tutorial, probablu along the lines of "Hello Commander Shepard, welcome to the TX-1413 Training module. With this training process, we input a hologram of yourself into the training area. In order to do this, we will need you to create an accurate model of yourself." Cue Character Making screen.

    There are videos out of the character creation/intro video.

    Character creation screen, it is like using a computer terminal. It says "Accessing records... records corrupted. Please reconstruct." or something to that effect.

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  • LookFreeGrenadeLookFreeGrenade Registered User
    edited September 2007
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    I assume making/remaking shepard/new character is going to be intertwined with a tutorial, probablu along the lines of "Hello Commander Shepard, welcome to the TX-1413 Training module. With this training process, we input a hologram of yourself into the training area. In order to do this, we will need you to create an accurate model of yourself." Cue Character Making screen.

    There are videos out of the character creation/intro video.

    Character creation screen, it is like using a computer terminal. It says "Accessing records... records corrupted. Please reconstruct." or something to that effect.

    Ah well that works.

    Odd that I never even saw that part and I thought of an idea so close to it.

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  • devoirdevoir Registered User
    edited September 2007
    I like the way they've integrated even the character creation into the universe, rather than having it as some sort of abstract thing separate from gameplay/story. It reminds me of how you had to answer those questions about yourself with the fortune teller in one of the old Ultima games.

    Also, importing your character into the next games would be awesome! Flashes of Quest For Glory!

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  • bruinbruin Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Not really reading this thread because I'm attempting to do a media blackout, so if you guys want the thread title changed or whatever (noticed it's been the same old news for a while) shoot me a PM

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  • Something WittySomething Witty Registered User
    edited September 2007
    I'm going to make Christian Bale for my second play-through.

    It's time for space marine Batman.

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  • BlackjackBlackjack Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Make Christian Bale from Newsies instead. Save the galaxy by singing.

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  • Vincent GraysonVincent Grayson Frederick, MDRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    I swear a Mass Effect video I saw the other day featured one the devs saying they're shooting for November 23rd, not the 20th.

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  • Something WittySomething Witty Registered User
    edited September 2007
    Blackjack wrote: »
    Make Christian Bale from Newsies instead. Save the galaxy by singing.

    Or maybe CB from the Prestige. Saving the galaxy with sleight of hand. Also getting fingers shot off.


    Or maybe some glorious combination of all three roles, I shall call him God.

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  • devoirdevoir Registered User
    edited September 2007
    Bioware announced today that they would be implementing a male homosexual love interest due to popular demand by fans of their upcoming game Mass Effect. Sources in the key content design team have gone on record to say that Christian Bale will be a romantic partner of choice for all genders, due to his enormous mancrush popularity.

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  • Something WittySomething Witty Registered User
    edited September 2007
    I find myself laughing.

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  • the Togfatherthe Togfather Registered User
    edited September 2007
    So if you create Christian Bale, and then later get it on with Christian Bale...then you've got Bale on Bale action? Pretty sure that leads to one of those 'rift in space/time, end of universe' kinda deals...

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  • NartwakNartwak Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    That's what killed the Protheans.

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  • devoirdevoir Registered User
    edited September 2007
    So if you create Christian Bale, and then later get it on with Christian Bale...then you've got Bale on Bale action? Pretty sure that leads to one of those 'rift in space/time, end of universe' kinda deals...

    But you'd die happy.

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  • IShallRiseAgainIShallRiseAgain Registered User
    edited September 2007
    Though I'm sure you'll still be able to give Shepard a whole new face in the sequels if you so choose.

    If they could work "I thought he was black" into the conversation because you shifted your Shepard that way in the sequel, I'd buy it.

    "I heard you were a woman..."



    Also: reused save games would be sweet. Continuality over 3 games is always fun (maybe they can just up the difficulty so you can keep your stats). Or maybe you could just meet Shepard, and it'll load one of your previous saves and that'll be him/her.

    Love interests would be a hassle though.

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  • deowolfdeowolf Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    So if you create Christian Bale, and then later get it on with Christian Bale...then you've got Bale on Bale action? Pretty sure that leads to one of those 'rift in space/time, end of universe' kinda deals...

    But what if they give birth to a Super-Bale?

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Bale Prime.

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  • StigmaStigma Registered User
    edited September 2007
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Optimus Bale.

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