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Old January 28 2011, 09:53 PM   #1096
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Sorry about the thread resurrection, but it looks like we're gonna be getting an Alternate Appearance Pack 2 soon.

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Old February 1 2011, 09:18 PM   #1097
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Just finished this game. I'm pretty floored. The story itself isn't the best but the universe is so richly-populated (and a marked improvement over the first, which still managed to impress me a few times) that I'm very pleased with my purchase.
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Old February 1 2011, 09:52 PM   #1098
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According to ME's facebook feed, the Alternate Appearance pack 2, will come out on february 8 (next tues)

They even teased it with a picture:

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Old February 1 2011, 10:05 PM   #1099
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I'm working on this on my PS3 and it is amazing. I can't believe the amount of detail that they put into it. It's easily the most detailed video game universe I have ever encountered.
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Old February 1 2011, 10:10 PM   #1100
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I don't agree that ME2 is better overall than ME1 (it's definitely better in some ways, but it's also worse in other ways), but yeah, it's an excellent game. My hope is that ME3 will combine the best parts of ME1 and ME2 and discard the parts that didn't work.
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According to ME's facebook feed, the Alternate Appearance pack 2, will come out on february 8 (next tues)

They even teased it with a picture:

::gasp:: They actually put Miranda in armor!

It's just too bad they insist on giving every character some kind of stupid eyewear. Jack's alternate appearance outfit is perfect except for the awful visor they put on her.
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Old February 1 2011, 10:16 PM   #1101
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I don't know, I'll need to see a lingering close-up of Miranda's ass before I can pass judgement.
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Old February 1 2011, 10:18 PM   #1102
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Mirandas eyewear looks fine to me, so does Grunts, Jacks was okay by me, although i would have an option to remove it. Thane's was spot on if you ask me.
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Old February 1 2011, 10:22 PM   #1103
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Miranda's and Grunt's eyewear isn't as bad because it doesn't completely obscure their eyes. Thane's was okay because his eyes are creepy. But Jack's eyes are one of her best features (good grief, I can't believe I'm saying that about a video game character ), so completely covering them was a stupid idea. I agree with you, LeadHead, it would have been nice if we'd been able to toggle the eyewear off/on.
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Old February 1 2011, 10:25 PM   #1104
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I think for Jack, I was so glad that we had something to put her in that actually looked good on her. Seriously, to me the Jack outfit in Alt Appearance pack 1 was way more attractive on her than either of the first 2.
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Old February 1 2011, 10:48 PM   #1105
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Oh, absolutely. Like I said before, I loved the alternate outfit they gave her, except for the visor. I hated her original look--the full-body tats with suspenders for a bra just didn't do it for me--and the secondary outfit was marginally better, but not much.
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Old February 1 2011, 11:41 PM   #1106
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All I can say is I miss the freedom to acquire and equip loot. Also, displaying/hiding the helmet. Oh well, the outfits look okay, nothing too impressive though.
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Old February 1 2011, 11:52 PM   #1107
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I miss the loot, too, although it did get to be a bit much in ME1. I think BioWare were too drastic in completely stripping down the weapons and equipment. Taking away the ability to toggle helmets on/off when the feature was already in ME1 was weird, too.

I'd like to see the ME3 companions have casual gear that they wear aboard the Normandy, and then actual armor that they wear on missions. They did it in ME1, I don't see why they couldn't in ME2.
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Old February 1 2011, 11:52 PM   #1108
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Yeah, I enjoy having more customization options, but I was always a uniformity kinda guy, so I'd always go hunting for Colossus Armor for everyone, I do wish there was some common armor that you could unlock at the end of the game obviously there'd be some variation on them due to the different aliens and body types.

I'm really glad that Miranda is finally getting the armor, she and Garrus round out my usual Kirk, Spock and McCoy trio for ME2 and it's always seemed weird that 2 of them were dressed for battle while the other was ready for catwalk photographers.
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Old February 2 2011, 03:59 AM   #1109
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I'm not feeling it on those outfits. I think I'll pass, just as I did with the first pack.

Miranda easily looks at her best in that black leather and the only one cool enough to sport a scouter should be Garrus.
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Old February 2 2011, 10:56 AM   #1110
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While I certainly don't miss the looting from ME1 (come on, it was ridiculous!) I do agree that it would have been better in ME2 to have more customisation options for the squad-mates including a delineation between casual wear and battle armour.

The nonsense of it becomes very apparent on the missions like the Collectors ship and the Geth station where you have Shepard wearing a pressurised armour suit complete with helmet, but Jack, Miranda, Jacob, Kasumi, Zaeed and Mordin have some silly little breath mask. My preference would have been to have the same degree of customization as you did with Shepard where you can purchase extra armour pieces then mix and match them to get the balance of stats you want for each of them.

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