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Old January 28 2010, 06:16 PM   #121
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It's unfortunate - you actually miss out on potential experience if you don't import a character. It's not much, but it can give you an advantage.
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Old January 28 2010, 06:17 PM   #122
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should i play thru the first game, first, before i play this game? Or do you guys think it will matter?
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should i play thru the first game, first, before i play this game? Or do you guys think it will matter?
I was wondering this too. It looks really good from what I've seen, but never played the first one...
Yeah I would strongly urge you both to play (and complete) the first one before playing ME2.
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Old January 28 2010, 06:21 PM   #123
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Who else was reminded of the destruction of the Kelvin during the opening sequence of the game? I had a total flashback.

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Old January 28 2010, 06:40 PM   #124
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should i play thru the first game, first, before i play this game? Or do you guys think it will matter?
I too think it's a good idea to play the first one before the second. It's a good game, but then, I'm a fan so your mileage may vary

My copy of ME2 is finally on the way. Hopefully it'll get here in time for the weekend
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Old January 28 2010, 06:45 PM   #125
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Mine's pre-loading on Steam as I type. Should be activated on the morrow. I'm a little bit worried that my machine might not be able to run it with an Nvida 8600GT card. I think my machine is just on the edge of not being able to handle new games.
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Old January 28 2010, 06:49 PM   #126
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Been playing the game for around 15 hours or so. Love the game so far, wish I didn't have to go to work so I could play more. Combat is better, the clunky inventory system is gone, and there's just a tighter feel to the game.

The only negative thing about the game is the planet scanning. It is very boring and tedious.
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Old January 28 2010, 07:22 PM   #127
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The only negative thing about the game is the planet scanning. It is very boring and tedious.
Indeed, and yet completionist that I am, I still feel compelled to scan every single planet until they're depleted. Damn my gaming OCD! Did the same thing with the first game, and found probably every single deposit with the Mako, using the planet maps on the wiki as a guide. At least doing that though I made a shit ton of XP and money. Pretty much HAVE to do that to reach level 50 in your first play through.

I wish they'd offer a second scanner upgrade that automatically showed you where the "hotspots" are. The tediousness of resource collecting in both games really kill my desire to do repeat playthroughs.
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Old January 28 2010, 07:25 PM   #128
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should i play thru the first game, first, before i play this game? Or do you guys think it will matter?
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ObiWanShinobi wrote: View Post
should i play thru the first game, first, before i play this game? Or do you guys think it will matter?
I was wondering this too. It looks really good from what I've seen, but never played the first one...
Yeah I would strongly urge you both to play (and complete) the first one before playing ME2.
Indeed. Not only because you can carry your character from one game to the next but also because ME1 is one of the finest games of this console generation. Even if ME2 didnt exist, it would be a great idea to play ME1
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Old January 28 2010, 08:07 PM   #129
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The only negative thing about the game is the planet scanning. It is very boring and tedious.
Indeed, and yet completionist that I am, I still feel compelled to scan every single planet until they're depleted. Damn my gaming OCD! Did the same thing with the first game, and found probably every single deposit with the Mako, using the planet maps on the wiki as a guide. At least doing that though I made a shit ton of XP and money. Pretty much HAVE to do that to reach level 50 in your first play through.

I wish they'd offer a second scanner upgrade that automatically showed you where the "hotspots" are. The tediousness of resource collecting in both games really kill my desire to do repeat playthroughs.
Completely agree. I would have been happy if they divided the planet into sectors, and told you how many hits there were in each sector. Then it would work a lot better. It is just boring and tedious blindly scanning a planet without knowing how many hits are left.
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Old January 28 2010, 08:09 PM   #130
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Yeah see I always stop scanning planets as soon as the scanners says "poor".
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Old January 28 2010, 09:54 PM   #131
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Oh crap, just read on the official forums that the fish in your cabin can die if you don't feed them after like every mission. I fed them once after I got them just for the novelty and never bothered again. Guess I'd better go check on my aquarium when I get home...

Apparently you can ask Kelly to keep them fed at some point.
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Old January 28 2010, 09:56 PM   #132
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Yeah some of my fish died earlier. So I cleaned the tank and got more.
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Old January 29 2010, 12:45 AM   #133
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Just got to Ilium. That place is just crawling with ME1 references. I think I met or heard from about half a dozen characters from ME1 so far.
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Old January 29 2010, 02:06 AM   #134
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Isn't that the name of the Star Wars planet where the Jedi grow their lightsaber crystals?
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Old January 29 2010, 02:11 AM   #135
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Isn't that the name of the Star Wars planet where the Jedi grow their lightsaber crystals?
Close - that's Ilum.
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