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Old January 22 2010, 08:15 PM   #1
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Mass Effect 2

Who else pumped for this game? I've seen a few trailers and gameplay vids and recently went through Mass Effect on Hardcore again to build a female to import.

Only thing that sucks is that it comes out in the middle of the week and work is going to take me away from it.
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Old January 22 2010, 08:48 PM   #2
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I've got it on pre-order so I guess that may give you some idea.

Got a couple of decent-ish characters to run through it with though I may try and get another ready in time.
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Old January 22 2010, 08:54 PM   #3
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Re: Mass Effect 2

I just bought Mass Effect 1 as my first ever foray into the world of gaming. I've only played it for a few hours so far, but i'm highly impressed, so I can only imagine how good Mass Effect 2 might be.

Last time I got into a computer game heavily was 1080 snowboarding on the N64, so i'm not exactly what you'd call a big gamer.
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Old January 22 2010, 09:04 PM   #4
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I've got it on pre-order - something I never would have done if I hadn't taken a risk on the Xbox 360 version being better than the god awful, buggy, uncontrollable mess the PC version was.
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Old January 22 2010, 09:09 PM   #5
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The PC version that bad? Been trying to get a friend into it, but he stopped playing the PC version. I actually bought another copy of the 1st game for a playthrough since I couldn't find my old copy (I think I accidentally sold it). It was only $15 and that is worth it for the 20 hours I spent on my 2nd playthrough.
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Old January 22 2010, 09:16 PM   #6
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I preordered the Collector's Edition for the Xbox from Gamestop to get the M-490 Blackstorm. Everything I've seen tells me I won't regret it.
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Old January 22 2010, 09:17 PM   #7
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The PC version that bad? Been trying to get a friend into it, but he stopped playing the PC version. I actually bought another copy of the 1st game for a playthrough since I couldn't find my old copy (I think I accidentally sold it). It was only $15 and that is worth it for the 20 hours I spent on my 2nd playthrough.
I read a lot of reviews before I bought the first one, and the general consensus seemed to be that it was one of the most outstanding games you could play on a PC.
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Old January 22 2010, 09:24 PM   #8
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The PC version that bad? Been trying to get a friend into it, but he stopped playing the PC version. I actually bought another copy of the 1st game for a playthrough since I couldn't find my old copy (I think I accidentally sold it). It was only $15 and that is worth it for the 20 hours I spent on my 2nd playthrough.
On the bioware forums (amongst others) there were people who suffered from bugs & a lot of crashes.

For my first run through, my processor was underpowered, but I had more memory than required and didn't get a single crash. When I upgraded my pc I ran into one crash, but that was fixed by a driver update. It did seem a little fussy with regards to Nvidia drivers though.
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Old January 22 2010, 09:31 PM   #9
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The game crashed repeatedly on me, or I'd just get stuck in the game's many lift sequences. I don't think it's an issue of video card drivers as mine were always up to date and I switched from a nVidia GeForce 7900GT card to an ATI Radeon 4650 as I was playing and it made no difference. My old games PC was well above the recommended spec.

Aside from that, the PC version's control scheme just didn't work for me. It really needed to allow you to play the game with a Xbox 360 controller with the same control scheme as the console.

Thankfully, I took a risk on the Xbox 360 version. Only cost me £11 and I'm very pleased I bought it.
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Old January 22 2010, 09:40 PM   #10
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^ Actually, the first time I loaded the game it crashed immediately when I went into the control panel. I DLed the updates though and it has run smoothly since. One of the updates specifically mentioned it was to fix the lift issue. I find the keyboard controls quite manageable.

But as I say, it's the first game I ever played on a PC so I don't have much frame of reference as to what to expect.
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Old January 22 2010, 10:08 PM   #11
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I've never had any crashes or problems with the PC version, nor has everyone else I know who has played it on PC. I actually prefer the controls on the 360 version though, which is a rarity for me.

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Old January 22 2010, 11:11 PM   #12
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CANNOT WAIT for it thought won't pre order it because money won't go into account till wednesday midnight so won't arrive by friday. Probably will go into next town on train and pick it up from Gamestation.
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Old January 22 2010, 11:34 PM   #13
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My anticipation for this could not be higher. I've got it pre-ordered with release date delivery from Amazon.
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Old January 22 2010, 11:35 PM   #14
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Looking forward to this game but my computer is pretty piss weak so I'll hold off until I get a new computer.
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Old January 23 2010, 01:10 AM   #15
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Agh, I was gonna start a thread about this today! Curses!

Yeah, I loved ME1 to pieces, so I'm seriously pumped for ME2. It's by far my most anticipated game this year. I actually waited too long to pre-order the Collector's Edition on Amazon, and they were all sold out of the Xbox 360 version by the time I got there. So I checked back a couple days later, and lo and behold, they were offering one more copy! Needless to say I picked it up quick fast and in a hurry before anyone else could.

I've got a Paragon male Vanguard Shepard, a Paragon female Infiltrator Shepard, and a Renegade female Adept Shepard all ready to transfer over for ME2. I tried to do another playthrough a couple weeks ago, but I think I played the game so much that I just got burned out, because I only managed about an hour before I stopped.
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