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Title: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on February 21, 2009, 10:57:19 am
Well, it was confirmed a while ago, but now we get a teaser for Bioware's next sci-fi epic!
Enjoy! (http://www.gametrailers.com/player/45798.html)

A pretty odd plot twist...
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on February 21, 2009, 12:09:51 pm
A pretty odd plot twist...

Smoke and mirrors!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on February 21, 2009, 12:12:51 pm
I dunno, if the game isn't like:  "oh yeah, that guy...Shepard? was that his name? yeah... well he died..." it could be pretty cool.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on February 21, 2009, 12:14:51 pm
There was word that you can carry your Mass Effect over (http://kotaku.com/5154764/mass-effect-2-carries-over-your-original-mass-effect-character) to the new game. I doubt they'd actually kill him, especially if all you're going to end up doing is creating a new Shepard once the opening cinematic ends.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on February 21, 2009, 01:27:00 pm
YYYYYYYEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!

Now all I need is Jade Empire 2, KotOR 3, and Dragon Age: Origins to complete my life.

And of course, Baldurs Gate 3, but if that came out i would be in heaven.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Andrew Ryan on February 21, 2009, 01:34:37 pm
Looks interesting. I just hope they fix the problems from last time...
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on February 21, 2009, 01:35:51 pm
...like...? The weak planets and driving? Pft that was minor at best.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Andrew Ryan on February 21, 2009, 01:38:08 pm
Well...

Uh...

>.>

Theirs one problem they can never fix...

QUIT EA ALREADY, BIOWARE!!! SIGN UP WITH VALVE BEFORE THEY RAPE YOU LIKE THEY DID SPORE!!!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on February 21, 2009, 01:39:17 pm
EA cant touch BioWare, they are to epic.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Blarg on February 21, 2009, 01:47:04 pm
I can die happy. :p
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Andrew Ryan on February 21, 2009, 01:47:16 pm
They touched Maxis and look what they did to them...
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on February 21, 2009, 01:53:20 pm
Maxis died after TS2, EA took control when that was released.
Title: Mass Effect 2
Post by: Doomsday on February 21, 2009, 02:27:23 pm
Teaser Trailer is out.

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/45796.html

DO WANT!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2
Post by: eropS on February 21, 2009, 02:32:56 pm
Console Games.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Doomsday on February 21, 2009, 03:02:55 pm
It's a PC Game too damn it. >.>
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on February 21, 2009, 03:07:48 pm
The PC version is the best one to get. Yeah, I'm gonna be that guy.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: smurfslayer on February 21, 2009, 03:31:20 pm
In before mouse vs. controller debate.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on February 21, 2009, 05:00:23 pm
Well, i agree, PC RPGs are where its at. But god dam if the 360 is so much easier to use (hardware wise).
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on February 21, 2009, 07:39:42 pm
Oh, i just noticed, the geth at the end seems to be wearing the N7 armor (?).
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Cow on February 22, 2009, 09:08:56 am
That means Shepard is running around in underwear! Or he really is dead. No, I worked way too hard to get him to level 60!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Crazen on February 22, 2009, 09:24:05 am
or you come back as the geth
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on February 22, 2009, 09:28:42 am
That's what i was thinking. Or he is the new evil geth guy and he wears it like a trophy, the thing is, there is too little to know for sure.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on February 22, 2009, 09:30:16 am
Shepard somehow lost his memory and comes back and is (for some unexplained reason, maybe facial reconstruction surgery) totally unknown to everyone except his old friends but only after proving himself to them. Thirty hours of gameplay later everyone remembers who you are.

*places bet*
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 22, 2009, 09:30:27 am
I'm pretty sure the N7 armour is the armour I discarded in favour of the Mercanary Armour and the geth found it.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: shock223 on February 23, 2009, 08:39:54 am
Oh, i just noticed, the geth at the end seems to be wearing the N7 armor (?).

possible outcomes for that:

1.the Geth killed Shepard
2.you become that that Geth
3. you get a Geth for a teammate.

Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on February 23, 2009, 01:55:05 pm
Or 4. Shepard is in hiding.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Gungnir on February 23, 2009, 03:13:06 pm
I'm with 4...at least that will happen at some point in the game. Maybe not the beginning, maybe not the end. Also: Hub World Prediction- Earth! (Ok, probably not. Any other ideas?)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on February 23, 2009, 03:49:31 pm
3. doesn't seem likely, after all it says KIA and then shows the geth. i doubt he is going to be friendly.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on February 23, 2009, 05:24:32 pm
I'll bet, since he's a specter, that thats a cover.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Cow on February 23, 2009, 05:36:58 pm
Convincing costume, I'd say.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Crazen on February 23, 2009, 09:35:53 pm
maby his body was destroyed, and his brain was put in a geth. but there goes the romantic subplot.

jk
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on February 24, 2009, 07:08:30 am
So what's the ETA on this? It's next year, yeah?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Sinfulwolf on February 24, 2009, 07:21:29 am
Perhaps Shepard fakes his own death like Mulder at the end of the one series of the X-Files. I mean how hard can it be to make a video of yourself dying, they change videos today to make it look like other people.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: shock223 on February 24, 2009, 08:10:52 am
So what's the ETA on this? It's next year, yeah?

my guess is 2011-12ish.

with delays put in.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Cow on February 24, 2009, 02:29:33 pm
Maybe this year. /sarcastic
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: B.A.S. on February 25, 2009, 09:42:05 am
Very interesting. I loved the first Mass Effect so im excited for this, im still wondering how there going to import our data from the first ME into the second one. As for Shepard, I think hes either in hiding our its part of his cover being a Specter and all.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Veraal on February 26, 2009, 03:58:48 am
maby his body was destroyed, and his brain was put in a geth. but there goes the romantic subplot.

jk

Mmm, geth love.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Null on March 08, 2009, 07:14:08 pm
Shoot, I still gotta get the first game...
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on March 08, 2009, 07:20:07 pm
Yes. Yes you do.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on May 19, 2009, 01:30:28 pm
WATCH! NOW! (http://www.gametrailers.com/video/prelude-to-mass-effect/49313)
Aw, ****, double post.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on May 19, 2009, 02:10:04 pm
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Digital Hellhound on May 20, 2009, 10:59:23 am
Howleeh shait!

Wrecked Normandy near a planet that looked like Earth? (Well, to me atleast.) I couldn't hear the sound though, what were those weird robot-like enemies?
Awesome.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on May 20, 2009, 12:53:21 pm
My god that Dev had an amazing moustache.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on May 21, 2009, 06:08:35 am
Awesome.  So as I understand it, you are not playing as Shepard, and will probably have a different crew, but you will perhaps meet members of the previous crew and desicions from the previous one may be refferenced.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Digital Hellhound on May 21, 2009, 06:49:59 am
Not...Shepard?

*sigh* Well, if I get to kill the one who killed him/her I'm happy.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on May 25, 2009, 05:09:15 pm
Some new info if coming up on Thursdays Gametrailers TV
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on May 26, 2009, 08:54:38 am
Upload it onto youtube or I will eat you.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on May 26, 2009, 12:22:15 pm
I expected something like that to come from you. >_>

EDIT: I think i found something?
(http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm225/SkywardDescent/me2THINGY.jpg)
Do you think it means anything?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on May 26, 2009, 12:35:34 pm
All it tells us is the Normandy went down with him.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on May 26, 2009, 12:42:46 pm
If military movies are any indication, death means nothing.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Cow on May 26, 2009, 01:32:23 pm
Probably wake up on a strange planet with his crew, some of whom will be dead, or worse... Space zombies!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on May 26, 2009, 01:35:19 pm
I have two iterations of Shepard, one male and one female. The female version was far more interesting to play.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Cow on May 26, 2009, 02:46:05 pm
Because of what?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on May 26, 2009, 06:56:01 pm
The hot blue alien lesbian sex.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on May 26, 2009, 08:14:51 pm
Plus it's nice to play a female lead every now and again. Video gaming being the sausage fest that it is...
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Crazen on May 26, 2009, 09:59:16 pm
and that one dude in the bar is more of a jerk that way.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Cow on May 27, 2009, 12:00:50 pm
I guess when you punch that reporter, it would count a as cat fight, too.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on May 28, 2009, 11:10:29 pm
DEATH MEANS NOTHING!! (http://www.gametrailers.com/video/e3-09-mass-effect/49798)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on May 29, 2009, 10:57:20 am
.... DO WANT! NOW!

;_;
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on May 29, 2009, 12:09:30 pm
Amazing!
and the husks actually looks cool now, and a shot of the new race! (http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm225/SkywardDescent/sdadwdwd.jpg)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Digital Hellhound on May 30, 2009, 07:18:23 am
' But Shepard...you're dead.' 

Awesome! Can't wait!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: shock223 on May 30, 2009, 09:28:29 am
holy crap.

they just repeated the scene from Watchmen at the end of that vid!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on May 30, 2009, 10:25:55 am
DEATH MEANS NOTHING!! (http://www.gametrailers.com/video/e3-09-mass-effect/49798)

Patman33, you have now officially annoyed me.


Be afraid.


EDIT: Also it looks like Tali will be making a come back.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on May 30, 2009, 10:57:30 am
It's hard to be right so often, Plank... it really is.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on May 30, 2009, 11:03:33 am
Are we talking about the same thing here?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on May 30, 2009, 11:04:10 am
Yes.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on May 30, 2009, 11:05:54 am
What are we talking about then?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on May 30, 2009, 11:08:47 am
Let's not bog ourselves down in petty semantics, we need to discuss the issues. Now tell me, where do you stand?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on May 30, 2009, 11:10:13 am
I refuse to allow gametrailers to exist any longer; it's far too inconvieniant and thus must be destroyed
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on May 30, 2009, 11:12:35 am
What browser do you use? What exactly is the problem with the site? Maybe we can fix this.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on May 30, 2009, 11:15:39 am
It's not the browser. It's the stupid as hell buffering that goes on the worlds most inconsistand pattern mathmaticly known to man, and it will almost certainly stop halfway through and start buffering all over again.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on May 30, 2009, 11:21:40 am
Are you watching their videos in Windows Media, Quicktime, or Flash? I've found that watching their videos in Flash seems to work the best. Also, what kind of Internet connection do you have?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on May 30, 2009, 11:23:09 am
Flash seems to work. Thanks ;D
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on May 30, 2009, 11:23:29 am
Happy to help! :)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on May 30, 2009, 02:01:25 pm
Wooo! Maybe now you can actually DATE Tali for god sakes.

 I was POed when I found out we couldn't take her as a romantic interest.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on May 30, 2009, 02:02:45 pm
Why risk seeing her train wreck of a face?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on May 30, 2009, 02:05:36 pm
Ah, but why take the mask off? Its part of her hotness.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on May 30, 2009, 02:07:33 pm
 >:(
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on May 30, 2009, 02:08:49 pm
Plus I'm pretty sure she would die if you took it off.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on May 30, 2009, 02:10:13 pm
Considering she is a Quarian, she would die if you have a cold and get within eight feet of her. >_>
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: B.A.S. on May 30, 2009, 04:16:40 pm
Was that a black teammate I saw?!? Lets hope so!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on May 30, 2009, 04:20:58 pm
Strangely, I thought the same thing...

He may very well be the best thing to be added in Mass Effect 2.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on May 30, 2009, 04:28:19 pm
It's a shame that he has to die part-way through the third mission. :(
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: B.A.S. on May 30, 2009, 04:32:35 pm
Probably be a scary mission to...he'll be the first to die in that one.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on May 30, 2009, 04:41:33 pm
Why risk seeing her train wreck of a face?


Aww, its not that bad.
(http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm225/SkywardDescent/Untitled-1_edited-1.jpg)


EDIT: speaking of which, I am going to play Mass Effect again!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on May 30, 2009, 06:28:00 pm
See? Check out that sweet armor, its MUCH better than looking at the freaking marine suits i have to put on the other chicks. Tali romance ftw.

And the black teammate better have some funny black lines and a 'Dayum!'
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on May 31, 2009, 05:23:00 am
Isn't Tali technicly twelve though?

I'm personally wishing she could sass someone to death as one of her disiplines, or she keeps that awesome red and white armour I bought.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on May 31, 2009, 02:44:27 pm
... I think your talking about the wrong girl.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on May 31, 2009, 03:14:07 pm
Keep in mind, that may not even be Tali.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on May 31, 2009, 05:01:59 pm
It better be Tali or I will boycott this game for all one hour I can hold out
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Cow on May 31, 2009, 05:03:50 pm
Psh, all Quarians look the same. You may not even be able to tell the difference.

P.S. Black teammate? The Cole Train!? WOO BABY!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on May 31, 2009, 05:38:44 pm
But still, Tali was one of my favorites, but I never really liked engineers. :-\
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on May 31, 2009, 05:55:39 pm
Never saw the use of biotics or any of that junk. All my characters were soldiers and just shot their way through.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on May 31, 2009, 09:32:19 pm
Biotics were useless, but engineers were importnat because I liked opening all those crap boxes and exploding Geth with ease to Tali was a mainstay with Wrex.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on May 31, 2009, 09:41:24 pm
My team was (and is) Shepard (soldier - commando specialization), Ashley, and Garrus.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on May 31, 2009, 09:42:20 pm
Ashley over Wrex? What? WHAT? NO WREX AT ALL?

your crazy
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on May 31, 2009, 09:43:46 pm
Your crazy knows no bounds.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Digital Hellhound on June 01, 2009, 12:53:27 am
Aww, I liked biotics, was one myself. Throwing enemies around is fun!
I always have Wrex in my team. Anyone who doesn't like Wrex is clearly insane!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Crazen on June 01, 2009, 05:27:47 pm
did anyone NOT kill kaiden, or watever his name is?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on June 01, 2009, 05:48:13 pm
I killed Ashley in the save in which I romanced the blue girl (forgot her name)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Crazen on June 01, 2009, 07:16:34 pm
why though? kaiden sucks. he's a biotic engineer with a mysterious past... just boring.
soldiers are better. and ashley is a less flat character.


course, tali is the most bland character. probly cause she will have a more important roll in this sequel
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on June 01, 2009, 07:48:06 pm
I thought Tali was cool, but I never really found he too useful.  :-\
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Galactic-Warrior on June 01, 2009, 11:45:40 pm
Can't WAIT for it to come out! Me wanna shoot more geth and aliens!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on June 02, 2009, 01:30:27 pm
I thought Tali was cool, but I never really found he too useful.  :-\

AI hacking plus awesome shotgun skills never go amiss in most geth battles.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on June 02, 2009, 07:25:35 pm
Agreed.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: shock223 on June 06, 2009, 04:23:38 pm
i just used a Taili-Wrex combo the entire game for all my Characters.

Wrex is a one man army, Taili is support, and im somewhere in the middle.   
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on June 07, 2009, 12:39:52 pm
Ash and Tali for me, since I'm an Infiltrator I take a soldier and and an engineer for the sake of balance. Who needs biotics when you have an Explosive Spectre Sniper X?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on June 09, 2009, 11:20:44 am
http://uk.xbox360.ign.com/dor/objects/14235013/mass-effect-2/videos/masseffect2_layingoutthepla.html (http://uk.xbox360.ign.com/dor/objects/14235013/mass-effect-2/videos/masseffect2_layingoutthepla.html)

Here's a bit of gameplay.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on June 09, 2009, 12:07:18 pm
... Well.... Its Mass Effect... lol

I'm not sure what's that different.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on June 09, 2009, 12:39:07 pm
I was a... I can't remeber what it was called but it was the tech soldier combo and my team was Tali-Garus.  Not very well balance I know but they are both awesome and so I enjoyed myself.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on June 09, 2009, 01:31:01 pm
Wow... I'm sorry, but that is just fantastic! Way better than the original and the world looks far more alive (which is saying something since Mass Effect's world was one of the best around).
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on June 09, 2009, 01:38:40 pm
Oh! Theres like 4! I only watched the talking one...
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on June 12, 2009, 12:43:08 pm
 Disappointing news. (http://kotaku.com/5287495/no-more-bossing-ashley-or-wrex-around-in-mass-effect-2-%5Bupdate%5D)  :'(
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on June 12, 2009, 06:29:19 pm
Naw, not that disappointing! Check out the last sentence!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Xeno264 on June 12, 2009, 06:32:57 pm
It's always good to get new characters (as long as they're good), and maybe some of the new ones will be better than Wrex.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on June 19, 2009, 11:28:00 pm
Meet Thane. (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x9irf6_mass-effect-2-thane_videogames)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Galactic-Warrior on June 20, 2009, 07:49:15 am
Nice...
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Vetro on June 20, 2009, 10:20:08 am
The conversations are a lot less static than they were in ME, nice improvements (the "dramatic camera angles" seem to be working nicely).
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: B.A.S. on June 20, 2009, 12:07:01 pm
It's always good to get new characters (as long as they're good), and maybe some of the new ones will be better than Wrex.

Well if we do have a Black Party member than I must say, theres nothing in the universe that can stop our Team, unless were put in a horror setting...than he'll die off in the first 10 minutes of the level.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on June 25, 2009, 03:36:32 pm
Some one posted a scan of a Male Quarian on the ME forums, looks pretty awesome! (http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/7371/malequarian.jpg)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on June 25, 2009, 04:34:29 pm
Dude... I want that armor... Then me and Tali can get together and look awesome lol
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on June 25, 2009, 04:45:21 pm
I would like to see more back story on the Quarians. Even just seeing the flotilla would be nice.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on July 12, 2009, 02:20:38 pm
New ME2 video (http://www.gametrailers.com/video/exclusive-reveal-mass-effect/52551) :D

It seems Joker may not die! You see Shepard helping him at 3:31.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on July 12, 2009, 02:34:49 pm
They can't kill one of their big name voice talents.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on July 12, 2009, 02:35:24 pm
Anyone else feel they are spoiling a lot though?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on July 12, 2009, 02:40:33 pm
I do! That's why I haven't been watching any of the videos that they've been releasing over the last couple months.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Kishmond on July 12, 2009, 04:20:30 pm
Apparently they don't think of that as a spoiler because it's only one of several (many?) endings.

But that latest move was all the convincing I need. ME2 is going to be awesome.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on July 12, 2009, 04:29:39 pm
I just hope to satan GOD that the ending in which Shepard lives is not a renegade ending.

What happens if you want to be good and not die?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Kishmond on July 12, 2009, 08:36:10 pm
Might want to spoiler that.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on July 15, 2009, 11:59:34 am
How do you know the dieing is the ending?  Perhaps it starts off that way.  Isn't there that one video where he's talking to an Asari who says that he's supposed to be dead?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on July 15, 2009, 12:43:25 pm
They already said that there are some choices that can lead to a premature Shepard death, IE a Game Over due to choices rather than combat.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on July 15, 2009, 02:14:50 pm
How do you know the dieing is the ending?  Perhaps it starts off that way.  Isn't there that one video where he's talking to an Asari who says that he's supposed to be dead?
She said that because everyone thinks shepard died.

However, there is an endgame choice where he actually does die.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on July 15, 2009, 03:05:39 pm
Well that kinda screws ME3's chances up then ;_;
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on July 15, 2009, 03:18:41 pm
Yeah, ME3 will kinda suck if you're not shepard.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Cow on July 16, 2009, 11:36:51 am
I hope they make it perfectly obvious that your choices would lead to your death. Apparently, you can go on a "suicide mission", and die. I would imagine that's just if you attempt it too early, cause that seems like endgame content.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on July 16, 2009, 12:26:20 pm
I heard it is obvious to tell whether or not you will die, but I can't recall whether or not the source was legit.

Either way, I dont like the idea of playing ME3, the conclusion to the series, as some one other than Shepard.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Cow on July 16, 2009, 12:39:52 pm
Besides, my Shepard is level 58! I don't want to lose him!  :'(
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on July 16, 2009, 01:43:59 pm
I'm pretty sure the Bioware team can figure out a way to make a death ending still result in playing as Shepard in ME3.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on July 16, 2009, 01:46:37 pm
They better, if you don't play as shepard, ya know, the guy who saved the galaxy, the first human spectre, then ME3 will seem kinda... dissapointing.

Its like Master Chief dying right before Halo 3...
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on July 16, 2009, 01:46:50 pm
Can you say Prequal?! :P

Could you imagine how awesone that'd be? You could be a colonist, spacer, or earth born who becomes a war hero, renegade, or sole survivor.

Nah that'd be lame... Just bring on ME3 where Shepard becomes god.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on September 30, 2009, 10:53:39 am
Just saw the new character reveal.

Good to see Bioware arn't using sex to boost sales again. *facepalms*
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Cow on September 30, 2009, 02:58:21 pm
How are those "clothes" supposed to protect her?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on September 30, 2009, 03:30:41 pm
Hm. I miss Wrex.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Cow on September 30, 2009, 03:36:12 pm
If you did it right, Wrex will survive to this one.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on September 30, 2009, 03:40:32 pm
That is not entirely true. There is a post a few back with a link saying that original characters aren't slated to be in the game. Plus, the shown Korgan in that trailers name is 'Grunt'. Everyone knows you can't have TWO Krogans in you party, it'd be to easy.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on September 30, 2009, 03:41:13 pm
Really? Oh... That's good news :D

I wonder what he'll think of grunt.

Warning - while you were typing a new reply has been posted. You may wish to review your post.

Oh...

I'm sad now :(
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on September 30, 2009, 03:55:45 pm
That is not entirely true. There is a post a few back with a link saying that original characters aren't slated to be in the game.

I heard that they just won't be in your party, but they will appear in the game somewhere.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on September 30, 2009, 04:51:29 pm
Eitherway it blows.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Snork on October 01, 2009, 06:26:05 am
That chick looks allot like a Fallout 3 Raider.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: B.A.S. on October 01, 2009, 07:01:39 am
How are those "clothes" supposed to protect her?

QFT, you win Cow!

I like Grunt so far but I still love Wrexx...the man eeer Krogan is a beast!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Pixxel on October 01, 2009, 07:38:31 am
If I get the chance to kill that woman I'll take the chance. Even if I play a good character.  >:(
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: shock223 on October 01, 2009, 01:24:39 pm
Plus, the shown Korgan in that trailers name is 'Grunt'. Everyone knows you can't have TWO Krogans in you party, it'd be to easy.

yes you can. they have all been neutered and therefore are a meek as puppy dogs!

or if you want to get down to it, have a mini game where Wrex and Grunt attempt to kill each other, paragon points if you try to break it up, renagade if you activly bet with people to see who would win.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on October 01, 2009, 01:54:33 pm
If I get the chance to kill that woman I'll take the chance. Even if I play a good character.  >:(
Quoted for agreement!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Cow on October 01, 2009, 03:39:20 pm
How are those "clothes" supposed to protect her?

QFT, you win Cow!

I.. I win? This is the best day of my life!  :'( :D ;D
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on October 16, 2009, 04:18:40 pm
Pre-order and play as... IRON MAN!sorta
http://blog.bioware.com/2009/10/16/bonus-content-for-reserved-copies-of-mass-effect/
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on October 18, 2009, 10:38:33 pm
I've been thinking a bit about who the other party members could be.  Apparently Sheperd is rounding up members from underground organizations for whatever reason in this one.  My bet is that at least 1 member will be from Cerebrus, maybe the Shadow Broker, and apparently there was an elite team of Salarian spys that went rouge and havn't been heard from since called the League of One.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Crazen on October 25, 2009, 08:40:25 pm
well, its been confirmed that tali is still in. and they said somewhere(I cant find the sight) that there is a geth teamate. and there is a salarian teamate too, they said in one interview
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on October 25, 2009, 08:44:17 pm
Woot Woot! Romance sub plot with Tali better be in this game.

And cool! A Geth team mate? I want him if there is no Wrex.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on October 26, 2009, 05:52:43 am
But Tali is technichly 4 years old.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Snork on October 26, 2009, 07:51:00 am
Pedos, all of you.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on October 26, 2009, 02:00:54 pm
But Tali is technichly 4 years old.

And? In Quarni years she is of age so thats fair game.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Crazen on October 26, 2009, 04:29:38 pm
actualy, I think we know almost all of the squad members now:
tali, jacob, miranda, thane, Grunt, Zero, a salarian, a geth and a couple unknown


so that leaves the plot.

and where does it say tali is 4?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on October 26, 2009, 04:31:37 pm
I am fairly certain the geth and salarian being teammates is speculation.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Crazen on October 26, 2009, 04:38:44 pm
naw, they announced them on interviews
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Cow on October 27, 2009, 02:48:03 pm
The geth better be a C-3PO type character or I'll go on a nerd rage straight to Bioware.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on October 27, 2009, 02:54:40 pm
Tali isn't the Quarrian teammember.  You can see him in the background of one of the videos on youtube.  He is not Tali, that is for sure.

Anyway, it has long been confirmed that all previous party members do appear in the game.  I doubt that they are party members in this one though.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Crazen on October 28, 2009, 09:19:01 pm
dont be such a mr. no fun
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on October 28, 2009, 09:19:35 pm
But facts are fun!  SO MUCH FUN!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on October 28, 2009, 09:23:27 pm
My soul... its been crushed...
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on October 31, 2009, 06:06:20 am
But Tali is technichly 4 years old.

And? In Quarni years she is of age so thats fair game.

Actualy, she's not. Thats the point I'm trying to make.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on October 31, 2009, 07:59:55 am
Eh, I don't care, as long as she doesn't look 4.

Liara is supposedly a child in her races years yet that doesn't stop us from doing her.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on October 31, 2009, 08:34:48 am
Tali is still your Quarian teammate.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on October 31, 2009, 01:17:00 pm
Huzzah!

My soul is repaired!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on October 31, 2009, 07:28:13 pm
We have some gameplay :D
http://g4tv.com/videos/42342/Exclusive-Mass-Effect-2-Combat-Gameplay-Video/?quality=hd
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Crazen on October 31, 2009, 11:02:19 pm
whoa, the husks seem more like robotic zombies this time around. and that "scion" is nasty lookin.

also, if their are husks, it means the reapers are still around (look it up. husks are reaper teck, not geth teck)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on October 31, 2009, 11:19:15 pm
Are they?  When did it say that it was reaper tech?

Also, why are the guns reloading?  That doesn't make sense given the explination for how the guns work in the mass effect universe.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Crazen on October 31, 2009, 11:40:24 pm
here the wiki entry:

Quote
Nobody knows where these spikes came from, as they don't resemble any other geth technology, and are found in systems far removed from geth space. Shepard also found a cache of dragon's teeth that had been buried on Trebin with no hint of who put them there or when. This might be ancient technology that the geth have appropriated. It is speculated that this is Reaper technology, and one of their methods of conquest
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on November 01, 2009, 06:26:12 am
Are they?  When did it say that it was reaper tech?

Also, why are the guns reloading?  That doesn't make sense given the explination for how the guns work in the mass effect universe.
Heat sink cartridges.

You wont have to worry about ammo though. ;)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on November 03, 2009, 02:42:02 pm
http://www.destructoid.com/retailer-training-quiz-drops-details-on-mass-effect-2-dlc-153857.phtml

Mass Effect 2 DLC
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Doomsday on November 03, 2009, 11:30:45 pm
Speculation... really awesome speculation but you have to remember we that we are talking about training for Sales-persons. People whose job it is to sell things to consumers. People who don't have to own up to the things they say if they turn out to be untrue. That is not to say they are being purposefully misleading, but BioWare has failed to deliver on it's promises before and EA fairs much worse in that department. I'm trying to keep my expectations low.. especially since I'm going to quite possible go mad at trying to figure out all the premutations and playthrus I'll have to go through if it turns out they do deliver on said promises. If the first game only has basically 2 (3?) main endings with variations that up the total number of possible endings to at least 6 (not including missions taken, characters killed, character selected, and party options) and those endings play a direct part into the sequel into nearly fully persistent world, then I may never have a life or free time. Especially if you figure that 2 will probably triple if not quadruple the number of premutations, endings, storylines, and so on. What will 3 bring? And BioWare (if memory serves) wasn't exactly against the idea of ME4 if 3 does well, though there are no plans for it in the story as of yet, since 3 isn't even being worked on yet.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on November 05, 2009, 01:13:32 pm
Beyond this link, there is badass-ness

http://www.gametrailers.com/video/enemies-developer-mass-effect/58665
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on November 05, 2009, 01:49:50 pm
Glee!  The collectors!  They were mentioned in the books!

Also, glee Legion!  He reminds me of HK-47!  He is so in my party!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on November 05, 2009, 01:52:28 pm
Well...

He did shoot you. And the video is called "Enemies of Mass Effect"

You sure he's a party member? >_>

EDIT: I guess if he is able to decide on his own, it may be a choice in the game, if you play your cards right he may join you.

EDIT: And guess who's back! (http://xbox360.ign.com/dor/objects/14235013/mass-effect-2/videos/masseffect2_vdp_110409.html)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on November 05, 2009, 02:15:50 pm
OM NOM NOM GARRUS!

Of course, now that means that I'm going to wind up with Tali and Garrus again, the two coolest guys evar.  I'm a bit dissapointed I won't get to play the others right away, but that's what additional playthroughs are for!

Glee!  So excieted!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on November 05, 2009, 02:19:01 pm
Keep your pants on, I'm pretty sure he's just a cameo for a few missions.  ;)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on November 05, 2009, 02:39:38 pm
Booo.

Then again, that's what I origionally expected, so if that's the case then I am still happy.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on November 05, 2009, 02:43:31 pm
Oh, and did I mention the Mass Effect 2: Collector's Edition (http://meforums.bioware.com/viewtopic.html?topic=703335&forum=144)? >_>

Lots of info today, huh?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Crazen on November 05, 2009, 03:49:10 pm
I guessed the collectors where involved. the thing about planets disappearing off the edge of space just seemed to fit with them.

and Legion is now my favorite character of all time. of all time!

Quote
"organics do not choose to fear us. it is a function of your hardware"

:D
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Rysworld on November 05, 2009, 03:52:34 pm
Legion? You mean the troll that I know?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Crazen on November 05, 2009, 04:21:39 pm
no, I mean this:

(http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/masseffect/images/thumb/b/b6/Legionstanding.png/250px-Legionstanding.png)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Rysworld on November 05, 2009, 06:02:46 pm
Oh. He looks as awesome as the sea of chaos on The Plane Beyond Vision.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Crazen on November 06, 2009, 02:26:02 pm
Well...

He did shoot you. And the video is called "Enemies of Mass Effect"

You sure he's a party member? >_>

Quote
There’s also the question of that enigmatic Geth, apparently wearing Shepard’s armour at the end of the teaser. Casey virtually stonewalls when it comes to revealing any more information on that particular character, but apparently he’s friendly and can become a playable part of your team.

http://pc-mmo.nowgamer.com/previews/pc-mmo/644/mass-effect-2?o=3#listing
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on November 06, 2009, 05:13:57 pm
Happiness.

Shepard Wrex and Tali play one

Shepard Legion and the black guy play two.

:D
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Doomsday on November 06, 2009, 05:22:37 pm
Wrex is not playable just as Garrus isn't playable... I hope we can get Ashley/What's-His-Face in our party still. I never really used Biotics that much so I can't quite remember his name starts with a K I think. Well, Liara T'soni I remember.. and I did sometimes like Biotic Powers... but I was more of a Brute Force and Tech kind of guy.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on November 06, 2009, 07:05:08 pm
Hmph, and the dream crusher lives on.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Doomsday on November 06, 2009, 07:53:01 pm
There is a new badass Krogan in your party by the name of "Grunt". Wrex is supposed to show up if he lived in your play-through though.. I imagine that he'll be back in 3 though (I personally think you'll get basically all your characters and a bunch of new ones to use during 3, depending on what you've done in 1 and 2).
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: shock223 on November 09, 2009, 07:05:35 am
There is a new badass Krogan in your party by the name of "Grunt". Wrex is supposed to show up if he lived in your play-through though.. I imagine that he'll be back in 3 though (I personally think you'll get basically all your characters and a bunch of new ones to use during 3, depending on what you've done in 1 and 2).

i would love to see wrex and grunt in a krogen pissing match.

be an excellent way to gain renegade points.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Crazen on November 13, 2009, 10:32:52 pm
hey uh, they confirmed that salarian. his name is Mordin
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on November 27, 2009, 07:20:03 am
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/tali-trailer-mass-effect/59492
                                                     ^^
                                                     That should be reason enough.  :P

And can Adepts be fun now?
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/tali-trailer-mass-effect/59492
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on November 27, 2009, 09:15:48 am
For god's sake. I HATE Game trailers. Whenever I use it, it acts like youtubes schizophrenic cousin and refuses to load properly without decided halfway through "NO WAIT STOP THE VIDEO I DIDN'T DO IT RIGHT STOP EVERYTHING SUDDENLY!"
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on November 27, 2009, 02:30:58 pm
Glee!  Tali!

I wonder what sort of inter-squad conversations will arise if you go wiht Tali and Legion?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Logan Felipe on November 28, 2009, 08:32:35 pm
I like the fact that Bioware chose to make the Geth resemble selkath in general appearance:
(http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/2/22506/929361-mass_effect_86geth_warrior_super.jpg)(http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/6/65/Selkath.jpg)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Crazen on November 28, 2009, 10:23:09 pm
holy crap! we see quarians. and the flotila looks awesome

also, I noticed we dont get tali till later in the game.

and male quarians are kinda creepy
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on November 29, 2009, 07:43:29 pm
After doing some half-arsed research, I have concluded that Tali will most definitely be romancable this time around.

Head to 0:43 in the Subject Zero Trailer (http://www.gametrailers.com/video/subject-zero-mass-effect/56982?type=flv#comments_top) and then look at 0:33 at the new Tali Trailer (http://www.gametrailers.com/video/subject-zero-mass-effect/56982?type=flv#comments_top). The room looks pretty similar in both clips, and Shepard was in his Cerberus uniform both times. And the SuZe clip was clearly from her "romance" scene.

And on top of that is a part from an interview where one of the devs said they were thinking of Tali be a romantic interest in ME1, but thought the fans wouldn't want the chicken-footed facelss person who catches a lot of diseases <_<
Of course, spending more then five minutes on the ME forums, you can tell that many fans wanted Tali to be romancable.


To me its good news, Liara had no personality, and Ashley was just an obnoxious racist, so talking to them seemed like a waste of time. However I found Tali's ramblings about the Migrant fleet and her pilgrimage very interesting, so, to me, she was the only female character worth speaking to.


Also, vanguards seem fun as hell O_O
Even though hell is...well...not fun?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on November 30, 2009, 01:57:25 pm
W00T W00T

Jackpot!

Sue me, I wanted to romance Tali.

I will be buying this.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Cow on November 30, 2009, 04:14:49 pm
The sheer thought of how that's possible... She's probably allergic to people, too.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on November 30, 2009, 04:42:08 pm
Well, not quite.

From a statement from a dev. on the ME forums, Quarian biology varies greatly from human biology. This makes a Quarian catching a human disease impossible. A Quarian can only catch a Quarian flu, not a human flu.

And about the suit, they can remove it, in fact, most do when in their quarters on the flotilla, but it is often warn as a precaution in public areas. And just because there immune system is weakened, doesn't mean they die the second they are exposed to air outside of their suits.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Crazen on November 30, 2009, 04:58:05 pm
so, did anyone else notice her name change?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on November 30, 2009, 05:03:24 pm
Well, she was exiled from the fleet, she wouldn't keep her old name.

"Nar Rayya" mean something along the lines of "Child of Rayya", Rayya being the ship she was born on.

Now she's "Vas Normandy"
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Logan Felipe on November 30, 2009, 05:57:16 pm
And just because there immune system is weakened, doesn't mean they die the second they are exposed to air outside of their suits.

"Look, its the jerk that tried to kill the bubble boy!"

But yeah; that'd be kind of difficult to work around.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Crazen on November 30, 2009, 06:44:22 pm
hey, they announced yet another new character:

http://www.gamespot.com/xbox360/rpg/masseffect2workingtitle/video/6241565/mass-effect-2-character-profile-samara
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Haseri on December 01, 2009, 06:58:02 am
Glee!  Tali!

I wonder what sort of inter-squad conversations will arise if you go wiht Tali and Legion?

I don't think they've confirmed Leigon as a party member yet, have they? He/she/shkle is just some geth stalker.

@Crazen: Bewbs!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on December 01, 2009, 02:09:43 pm
(http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm225/SkywardDescent/omgwtfjabocscaresme.jpg)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Xeno264 on December 01, 2009, 10:37:14 pm
I've been watching the new Biotics vid, but I'm not entirely sure I like the new "hurl an explodey blue ball in a curve" thing, it seems a bit too different to the old Adept gameplay. What do you guys think?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on December 02, 2009, 03:32:24 am
I found old Adept gameplay...boring.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on December 02, 2009, 05:06:03 am
Meh, I enjoyed it.  I hope they don't change things too much.  Don't fix what ain't broke.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Xeno264 on December 02, 2009, 05:29:29 am
My thoughts exactly.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Cow on December 02, 2009, 01:55:43 pm
I've been watching the new Biotics vid, but I'm not entirely sure I like the new "hurl an explodey blue ball in a curve" thing, it seems a bit too different to the old Adept gameplay. What do you guys think?

(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj178/Cowless_bucket/Kienzan.jpg)

Ladies and Gents, meet the new adept.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on December 03, 2009, 04:34:00 pm
Some one posted this on the official forums:
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h211/zephyrlily/disks.jpg

It a picture showing off the contents of the CE.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Crazen on December 03, 2009, 04:43:52 pm
collectors addition. its a pun
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on December 08, 2009, 05:20:20 pm
New reveals coming soon :D


Straight from Chris Priestly:
Quote
Oh yeah, some pretty big reveals this week

Quote
I can't reveal what or who or where just yet, but I can say that (if all goes as planned) there is a character video, a class video and something I can't even hint at until Thursday.

I'll drop more hints about what/where/when, etc when I can. Stay tuned.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Xeno264 on December 08, 2009, 06:27:04 pm
I reckon the class video is going to be for the tech classes, what with soldier being pretty straight-forward and tech being so useless in the first game.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on December 08, 2009, 06:34:12 pm
They already have a video on the engineer.

I am guessing its going to be Infiltrator, or maybe a more in depth look at the vanguard.

EDIT: The character reveal video's going to be on Miranda

Also, the newest GameInformer issue features an article on Mass Effect 2. Here's a scan. It mostly talks about the new Normandy.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on December 10, 2009, 03:33:37 pm
http://www.gamespot.com/pc/rpg/masseffect2workingtitle/video/6242706?hd=1&tag=topslot;thumb;1

Feast your eyes on ME2's cast!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on December 10, 2009, 04:20:26 pm
Glee!  Jayne and Shepard Book!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Snork on December 11, 2009, 08:05:50 am
-snip-
So long as the Geth don't keep throwing you in court than I have no real problem with this.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Haseri on December 11, 2009, 11:21:14 am
Glee!  Jayne and Shepard Book!

Sold.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on December 11, 2009, 01:49:33 pm
Sentinel Class Reveal:
http://xbox360.ign.com/dor/objects/14235013/mass-effect-2/videos/masseffect2_trl_sentinel_121109.html
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on December 12, 2009, 06:05:24 pm
A short, but awesome trailer  :o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6fuiNpTHzY
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Xeno264 on December 12, 2009, 06:44:02 pm
I hope we get to go to Tuchanka, I want to get to fight all these dangerous things that the first game says live there.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on December 12, 2009, 06:49:17 pm
You will, that's where you recruit grunt, that krogan.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Xeno264 on December 12, 2009, 06:57:34 pm
Sweet.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Crazen on January 07, 2010, 10:33:42 pm
they've released a ton of stuff from the time this was last updated. they announced all the characters by now (cept legion, if he is one)

oh, and from what I understand, the Dr. pepper DLC thing is in this game too
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on January 08, 2010, 11:17:04 am
The game is also now on Steam, though you can't purchase it... yet. Seems that their digital deluxe edition may have some different doodads.

Also, Wings of Prey is on Steam now, as well! :)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Logan Felipe on January 08, 2010, 12:30:07 pm
Actually, you pick up the "Clint Eastwood/doctor" Salarian on Tuchanka. You pick up Grunt on Omega Station (according to the latest videos and press releases).
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Xeno264 on January 08, 2010, 06:02:05 pm
Just pre-ordered mine from EB Games, should arrive a day or two after I come back from camp.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 09, 2010, 06:47:37 pm
Actually, you pick up the "Clint Eastwood/doctor" Salarian on Tuchanka. You pick up Grunt on Omega Station (according to the latest videos and press releases).

I don't think so.
Mordin is on Omega to create a cure for a virus (or something) that's being spread through the station by the Vorcha, right?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Gungnir on January 09, 2010, 09:21:42 pm
This game looks like it's gonna be really good, but after turning 14 I no longer trusted any developer enough to preorder based upon the promise of ingame goods. Or preorder at all.

That said I really want that awesome looking armor...
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Logan Felipe on January 10, 2010, 12:19:43 am
Actually, you pick up the "Clint Eastwood/doctor" Salarian on Tuchanka. You pick up Grunt on Omega Station (according to the latest videos and press releases).

I don't think so.
Mordin is on Omega to create a cure for a virus (or something) that's being spread through the station by the Vorcha, right?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phCSWssZr2g

You get Grunt on Omega station. Couldn't really tell were Mordin was in the Vorcha plague video, since he never refers to where they are (no "rest of the station" like dialogue).

I guess it'll be out soon though, so we'll all find out soon.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 10, 2010, 06:10:28 pm
Hmm, I forgot about that trailer, I guess you're right, we'll find out soon enough.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on January 11, 2010, 03:36:49 pm
From Mass Effect 2's Facebook page...

Quote
OXM has reviewd Mass Effect 2 and given it 9.5 out of 10!

They say it is "a breathtaking outer-space adventure", outstanding, flexible combat in gorgeous environments" and "a fantastic weave of dynamic combat, lavish presentation and engaging character and weapon customization".

So yeah, it only got a 9.5. Nothing to see here.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Logan Felipe on January 11, 2010, 03:39:27 pm
?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Gungnir on January 11, 2010, 04:03:30 pm
Buying anything below a 9.8 would be wasting time. That whole 9.3-9.7 range is the "Games I enjoy for about a day but get bored with after about the first quarter." Generally they lack replay value. Or any value, for that matter.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Gorman Conall on January 11, 2010, 09:35:41 pm
It sounds so much better then the first one.

Here I am trying to force myself to like the first one so I can finish it before playing the second one....not going well...

Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on January 11, 2010, 09:44:45 pm
Do you not have a soul or something? Keep playing! And play as a soldier!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Gorman Conall on January 11, 2010, 09:48:09 pm
I think my guys a sentinel >_>
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on January 11, 2010, 10:03:01 pm
Yeah I did not have ANY fun playing as any of the magic classes or whatever. Playing anything other than soldier amounts to pressing a skill button and letting the game do the rest for you. Not fun at all.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: ilikesanta on January 11, 2010, 10:38:59 pm
I don't even remember what class I was in the first game, I hope I was something awesome.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Xeno264 on January 11, 2010, 11:49:07 pm
I think my guys a sentinel >_>

I went Adept, that turned out to be great fun. Especially once you can lift a Geth Colossus into the air and drop it, or hurl foot soldiers high enough to kill them by sending them out of orbit.

Not too keen on the Sentinel though, 'cause he can't train in any weapons and is pretty much useless until you level his powers enough.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on January 12, 2010, 06:47:01 am
I was a vanguard I think, the one with biotics and weapons.  For the first half of the game I never touched the biotics, and then I did Noveria with Liara, and came to love it.


I'm kinda unhappy with some of the changes they've made though.  I loved the no ammo system, and it's starting to sound a lot like gears of war now.  But I trust Bioware and will stick by them.  Besides, what's the worst they could do?  I've clocked a good 150 hours on the first one, so if I only play the second for a fifth as much time, that's still a pretty good return
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 12, 2010, 11:12:27 am
Definitely going Vanguard in the sequel.

And has anyone seen the Fight For the Lost ad campaign?

I hate it...
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on January 12, 2010, 02:07:21 pm
Ahem.

Sex and Violence Dragon Age campaign?

Bioware does the new, edgy, grab the teens with thinking its a high paced action game to get more sales tactics now.

I'm cool with it, still freaking awesome games, and they get more money from fools who don't actually realize what they're buying, meaning they make more money to make more games.

Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 12, 2010, 02:15:11 pm
Well, I never really looked into Dragon age, so I don't know about those.

But damn, it sounds a lot worse. :-X
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Gungnir on January 12, 2010, 02:54:04 pm
Yeah I did not have ANY fun playing as any of the magic classes or whatever. Playing anything other than soldier amounts to pressing a skill button and letting the game do the rest for you. Not fun at all.
My first playthrough was a biotic. Quite difficult, only using light armor and a pistol.
After that I learned that I could get a more fun experience playing soldier and using the asari chick. Or Wrex, though he's only got a few abilities.

Tali's a good teammate though.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 12, 2010, 03:00:12 pm
So Pat, like soldiers (http://xbox360.ign.com/dor/objects/14235013/mass-effect-2/videos/masseffect2_trl_soldier_11210.html)?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on January 12, 2010, 05:07:31 pm
Been waiting for this video FOREVER! They saved the best for last. ;)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Logan Felipe on January 17, 2010, 12:29:26 pm
My first playthrough was a biotic. Quite difficult, only using light armor and a pistol.
After that I learned that I could get a more fun experience playing soldier and using the asari chick. Or Wrex, though he's only got a few abilities.

Tali's a good teammate though.

Engineer first time through. Same weapons and armor capabilities.

Garrus (sniper) + Wrex (shotgun) + Shepard (pistol/shotgun*) + High grade Polonium Rounds = Nothing left in 3 seconds.


*When you equip a shotgun with high explosive rounds and two recoil stabilizer upgrades, "untrained" means nothing...
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 18, 2010, 06:46:26 am
Found a bit of the soundtrack

It is awesome.

Heres a sample. ;)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTsD2FjmLsw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBLOvSb56Vc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOqEb-VpO7s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emeSBD8DvCc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXCM0lZxh4U
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on January 18, 2010, 09:30:16 am
That's some goooooood shizzle!

Hey, you seen any more reviews? I still only see that OXM review. Need more!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 18, 2010, 12:54:39 pm
I have seen about three, havent read them, but I saw their scores.

They are all about 9.0 to 10

Of course, you can't really tell whats bias and whats isn't.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on January 18, 2010, 12:59:29 pm
Yeah. Dam. I want this.

Legion and Tali for me, they better have Tali be a romance option or I will send Bioware a nasty letter as I continue to buy all the stuff they churn out.

Man now I have to replay ME1 and not do any of the romance options to start Shepard with a clean slate.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 18, 2010, 01:05:05 pm
Mordin seems pretty cool.

And he apparently has a good singing voice <_<
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Cobra on January 18, 2010, 11:31:11 pm
I started playing the 1st one again. Am I meant to hate the Kayden character because he keeps getting his useless ass killed.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 19, 2010, 05:37:44 am
Captain emo is lame, just don't take him anywhere :P

Anyhoo, I really need to finish the first game, because ME 2 is looking slick as all get-out.
Looks like they've really polished the combat, and I have no reason to doubt the writing will fall short of the standard of the first game.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Cobra on January 19, 2010, 05:49:19 am
Well I was kind of forced to drag him around the prologue. As soon as I gain extra party members though he is getting the boot.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on January 19, 2010, 06:45:21 am
Yeah for some reason after beating the game three times im having trouble completing my fourth run through unfortunately. But i must... I need a custom save file with my decisions to go over!

(My old saves are on the 360, that my brother stole)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Logan Felipe on January 19, 2010, 06:51:07 am
What bugged me about Kaidan was how much he reminded me of Carth.

Both have virtually nothing to say, but acts as though they do through their conversation options?

"Yeah, what's on your mind?"

"Never mind."

"You got it."
---------------------------
"Where's the crew at right now?"

"I've wasted enough of your time."

And, of course, the fact that they use the same VO.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on January 19, 2010, 06:59:23 am
Yeah. But I liked Carth.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on January 19, 2010, 08:29:52 am
"Yeah, what's on your mind?"

Am I the only one who really wanted Kaiden to say this?

Anyway, I've done... I dunno, 9 or so playthoughs and logged a good 200 hours on the game.  The only acheivment I havn't gotten is beating it on Insanity.  I was considering it, but after just having done another 3 playthoughs to get acheivments, I didn't feel like it.  Also, I was not looking forward to the boss fights at that difficulty.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: ilikesanta on January 19, 2010, 09:18:04 am
It's weird that this game is coming out next week, it's sneaking up on me.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 19, 2010, 12:41:50 pm
Yeah, can't wait for it :D

Been watching a lot of stuff lately, Sci-Vs-Fi had a special on it, X-play had a bit, and Machinima.com has a series about the art of the game. Problem with those is I have only seen three of the five parts. one was on their site, the other two you had to buy off xbox live. >:(

Still, really interesting stuff, a lot of it I have heard before, but still fun to watch. Gotta take it easy now though, the game's coming out in a week after all.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Xeno264 on January 19, 2010, 10:07:41 pm
Goddammit, I just realised I won't even be able to play it until the day before my birthday...  :'(

It'll come in the mail while I'm on camp, but then I've got the first week of Year 11, and after that I head off to Perth, on the other side of the country, on the 4th until Valentines day...
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Haseri on January 20, 2010, 07:05:28 am
Hmm...it doesn't appear Leigon is actually a team member.

Edit: Scratch that, he's unconfirmed as a team member.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: shock223 on January 20, 2010, 11:16:42 am
Hmm...it doesn't appear Leigon is actually a team member.

Edit: Scratch that, he's unconfirmed as a team member.

knowing bioware and their emphasis on the new enemy (the collectors) and how they are now trying to go deeper into the Geth backstory. im guessing he will the next HK-47
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 20, 2010, 01:35:05 pm
It would be really cool if he is. The "Art of the Game: Lead Animator" video went into some detail about how Legion shows emotions, and it was really interesting to watch.

Seems like one of the cooler characters simply for the way they convey emotions on the geth's faceless...face...

The faceplates around his eye can separate and that basically forms his eyebrows, so he may raise one side of his face to show intrigue, or lower them all to show he is sad, kinda like how Wall-E showed emotions.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on January 20, 2010, 02:31:41 pm
Man... I love HK-47.

And Shale. (IE, talking non humanoid aliens)


Legion has much to live up to.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Xeno264 on January 20, 2010, 02:42:46 pm
Hell, I just love Legion's voice.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Cobra on January 20, 2010, 04:58:39 pm
A character like that is part of the Bioware formula. HK-47, Black Whirlwind, Shale, I think Wrex may have been the ME1 version for that I'm not far enough in to know enough about him though.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 20, 2010, 05:23:05 pm
I find the Elcor a bit more like HK-47 to be honest. ::)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Cobra on January 20, 2010, 06:03:20 pm
Only in they announce what type of phrase they are making before saying it. I haven't met any Elcor that have the blood thirstiness to go with it.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 20, 2010, 06:12:46 pm
Well, Garrus mentioned an elcor butchering someone once...



Either way, we have a GOOD (really good!) trailer, not that fight for the lost crap: (SPOILERS)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAyO-_cWBIM

I got goosebumps, most hyped I have been for this game. The last week is always the worst part of the wait >:(



Haven't been following up on Mass effect 2 info? Here's a basic preview to get you caught up to speed:
http://www.gamespot.com/pc/rpg/masseffect2workingtitle/video/6246698/mass-effect-2-comprehensive-preview

EDIT:
*Le gasp!* trailer went down on Gamespot, found it on youtube.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Xeno264 on January 20, 2010, 06:58:20 pm

I got goosebumps, most hyped I have been for this game. The last week is always the worst part of the wait >:(


QFT. Bricks were excreted.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Gungnir on January 20, 2010, 07:05:27 pm
Interview!
http://chataboutit.com/kotaku-talk-radio-podcast-greg-zeschuk-episode-2/
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Logan Felipe on January 20, 2010, 07:48:27 pm
A character like that is part of the Bioware formula. HK-47, Black Whirlwind, Shale, I think Wrex may have been the ME1 version for that I'm not far enough in to know enough about him though.

I found Wrex to be more like Canderous, actually. And the Elcor are best compared to Ithorians.

Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on January 20, 2010, 07:57:32 pm
Yeah I thought the Krogans were awfully resemblant to Mandalorians (IE epic war against everyone else, during which Krogans/Mandalorians are total badasses, ending in their defeat and eventual extinction due to drastic measures. Sound familiar? Thats because they're the same thing lol)

Not that thats bad. ME takes some things from star wars, but also strays very well. The whole, humans being a minor/second class issue was interesting. The council > Republic. Actually, alot was different in ME, but some was the same, and I liked that.

HK-47 wasn't really in ME1...

Hopefully Legion will be neat. Legion and Tali will be the main two I go for first and the two I take the whole way most likely. I'm pumped.

Come on Tali romance!

Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Logan Felipe on January 20, 2010, 08:21:59 pm
Now that I think of it, Legion's actually starting to sound more like G0-T0, given their obsessions with the main characters and attitudes towards "organics".
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Gungnir on January 20, 2010, 09:44:20 pm
Which one is legion?
Definately planning on a Tali playthrough, perhaps in the summer though, once I have some time. Kinda busy...school. Grades, etc.


Anyway, Tali and another ET.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 21, 2010, 03:49:19 am
Legion's sort of a natural evolution of the Geth.

He is hinted to as a squadmate.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on January 21, 2010, 07:38:10 pm
So, problem....

I may not finish ME1 in time.

So yeah.... Anyone have a renegade shep?

Who:
-Made Garrus Renegade
-Did not give the dead wife back
-Saved the Rachni Queen
-Killed the colonist
-Saved the council
-Put up Captain Anderson as the council member
-Is a soldier
-Saved Wrex
-No romances
-Is male

If I am missing some important choices let me know please.

If no one has said save, its cool, guess I am power playing ME Saturday lol
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Gungnir on January 21, 2010, 07:45:09 pm
Very close...killed council, however. Ashley romance, too.

Other than that, yep. Unfortunately, this is on the 360. So, sorry.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on January 21, 2010, 09:13:59 pm
Bah... my Shepard was renegade but did the "right" thing in the end. Accomplish the mission no matter what the cost and follow orders.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Cobra on January 21, 2010, 09:31:42 pm
So far my Shepard is a beacon of humanity seeking to do good and destroy evil robots everywhere he goes.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Xeno264 on January 21, 2010, 09:49:28 pm
Well, my Paragon Adept is good to go, but I'm racing to get my Renegade Infiltrator done by next Wednesday. I'm just up to the Thorian, and I've already rescued Liara and done ~40-50% of the side missions.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on January 21, 2010, 11:25:43 pm
Guh, I've already got saves with just about every possible combination.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 22, 2010, 03:36:58 am
My main save is super-goodly soldier Shephard. He let the council die though. Not going to compromise the possibility of beating sovereign just to save one battleship and three politicians :P
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: ilikesanta on January 22, 2010, 11:52:59 am
I barley remember what I did, I think I saved some ants, let Rex live, made sweet sweet loving to the human chick, and blew some stuff up. I think I killed let the council die because i think I remember then being jerks.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on January 22, 2010, 04:03:20 pm
Does anyone know when the embargo ends on this game? I've heard that it may be tonight.


**EDIT**
Attentions! It appears that the embargo is over! Or at least it is for some people.

IGN has a review up! (http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/106/1062898p1.html)
Now Gamer! also has a review posted! (http://xbox-360.nowgamer.com/reviews/xbox-360/8967/mass-effect-2)

Expect more to come!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: shock223 on January 22, 2010, 06:08:31 pm
-Saved the Rachni Queen
-Saved Wrex

these ones are the ones that most interest me. namely because the possibility for Wrex to come back and seeing how the Rachni would figure into the overall story.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Crazen on January 22, 2010, 06:22:43 pm
mild spoiler on wrex

if you killed him, apparently your reception on tuchanka will be less than friendly.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 22, 2010, 06:31:00 pm
RAGH!

I can't wait!

Doing a good job avoiding spoilers though, not watching the live streams or any of that bull crap.

But there's still 4 more days :O

EDIT:

Also, Vanguard or Soldier?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Xeno264 on January 22, 2010, 11:32:15 pm
Vanguard, you don't get as much weaponry, but you get to throw stuff about with your mind. I love Biotics, so I might be a little biased though. Besides, in ME2 you get that cool charge move.

This is going to be the first game in ages where I know next to nothing about the story before playing it.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 23, 2010, 12:19:25 pm
Well, I mostly stuck with soldier because I was not too big a fan of the biotics in the first game, but they seem much more streamlined now.

I kinda want to go with vanguard now, simply because being just a plain soldier got boring, vanguard seems to be a bit diverse.

So yeah, I think I'll stick with vanguard, if I don't like it, I'll play soldier the second time.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Gungnir on January 23, 2010, 03:44:26 pm
I'm unsure about whether to pick Vanguard or adept...hmmm
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Pixxel on January 23, 2010, 04:12:38 pm
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/game-salesman-mass-effect/61160
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 23, 2010, 04:15:32 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-HgVM6JSIY

My favorite new squad mate :D
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Pixxel on January 23, 2010, 04:30:16 pm
I'm going to use him and Grunt :D
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 23, 2010, 05:24:51 pm
I would do Tali-Mordin, but I think Mordin's also tech, so it may be a bit too much.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Xeno264 on January 23, 2010, 05:47:00 pm
Damn it, there's too many good squadmates to choose this time...
Between Tali, Garrus, Legion, Mordin and Zaeed, I don't know who to choose. The again, I'll have three playthroughs, and all I have to worry about is what combination...

I hope I can get loyalty by just talking to them and doing quests for them though, 'cause I don't want to kill any of them, but I also don't want to let SuZe out of the dark corner of my ship that she'll be festering in.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 23, 2010, 05:50:16 pm
Tali and Legion would be fun to see, she held a gun up to him in the trailer though, may be a bit of a rough relationship.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Gungnir on January 23, 2010, 06:19:18 pm
Tali final romance scene- I really don't care for the rest of this, except for the fact that you still don't get to see a quarian face!  :-\
Pretty large spoilers here:
http://www.justin.tv/clip/484ea1edf445ff4d
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Crazen on January 23, 2010, 06:22:28 pm
I here thane is a romance option  :-X
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 23, 2010, 06:30:39 pm
still don't get to see a quarian face!  :-\

I don't get it, is that supposed to be a bad thing?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Logan Felipe on January 23, 2010, 09:24:00 pm
I hope I can get loyalty by just talking to them and doing quests for them though, 'cause I don't want to kill any of them, but I also don't want to let SuZe out of the dark corner of my ship that she'll be festering in.

Anything will be better than the fiassco that was Obsidian's "influence" system.

I'm already predisposed towards despising SuZe because it suffers from the same over-exaggerated demographic targeting that that Vampire with the horus eye from Helsing did...


*Mordin Singing*

LOL That made seeing Pirates of Penzance in high school all the more worthwhile.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSGWoXDFM64#t=1m5s
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Gungnir on January 23, 2010, 10:29:03 pm
still don't get to see a quarian face!  :-\

I don't get it, is that supposed to be a bad thing?
Yes. Codex on alien biology is interesting. See turian skin plates. Quarian heads might be even better than salarians.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on January 23, 2010, 10:44:46 pm
While I didn't click the Tali link.

I am very, very happy to know that Tali is a romance option.

Legion and Tali for sure now.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Xeno264 on January 23, 2010, 10:46:05 pm
Tali and Legion would be fun to see, she held a gun up to him in the trailer though, may be a bit of a rough relationship.

Well, I think it may be a bit rough in the beginning, but if Legion's on our side he might just help us to understand how the Geth work, and might be able to help with the Quarian's situation. Hopefully Tali should lighten up a bit after that.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on January 23, 2010, 11:01:48 pm
Huh. Wow.

I have been on the 'Tali Romance' train since page 5 lol.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Xeno264 on January 23, 2010, 11:18:12 pm
I've been looking at some of the talent trees for our squadmates, and they look a bit barren...

Mostly you get three powers, and one you unlock when you gain their loyalty. That unlock can then be bought, researched and taught to Shepard.

EDIT: Still racing to get my ME1 playthrough done, I'm currently on Virmire. Stupid Liara...   "I don't know what's worse: the Geth or all the sand in my...  Never mind."
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Pixxel on January 24, 2010, 02:14:28 am
Btw, what was tech for again?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Xeno264 on January 24, 2010, 02:19:48 am
Btw, what was tech for again?

Mostly for opening doors, crates and capsules, and for launching explosive mines. You can also use it to hack enemy robotics.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 24, 2010, 06:12:11 am
still don't get to see a quarian face!  :-\

I don't get it, is that supposed to be a bad thing?
Yes. Codex on alien biology is interesting. See turian skin plates. Quarian heads might be even better than salarians.
Personally, I am glad they keep it hidden, especially since most people have already filled it in with their mind. If they just showed how it looked, that would disappoint a lot of people.

Still, good news that she's romancable, even though I kind saw it coming for a while now. Won't be watching it though, best to keep those things unspoiled.

Also, Garrus is a romance option?!  :-X
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Haseri on January 24, 2010, 06:25:02 am
Tali and Leigion of course. I have a feeling they're going to be Vitrolic Best Buds by the end.

But Shepard'll have to make up for the lack of biotics.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on January 24, 2010, 06:47:48 am
Good god.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on January 24, 2010, 01:09:41 pm
Well I made time, and beat ME1 today. It's awesome always, can't wait until the 26th.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 24, 2010, 05:19:32 pm
So I saw a video of Mordin's take on the (romance spoilers)Garrus and femshep romance. He is easily one of my new favorites!

He's just so damn funny! XD
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Crazen on January 24, 2010, 06:36:00 pm
Legion has been completly confirmed; his class and skill tree have been revealed. so thats nice.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 24, 2010, 06:46:26 pm
Agreed, can't wait to use him in my squad, that is, unless Tali shoots him dead. >_>
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Gungnir on January 24, 2010, 06:54:04 pm
Saw the video you referenced, Skyward. Salarians are so awesome....
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on January 24, 2010, 06:55:30 pm
Don't crush the dream up there.

Yeah I think for play through two, I will definitely be using Mordin, he seems hilarious, and probably the brunette to romance to get taht over with.

And hm... play through three.... Black guy and Thane.... Eh to far ahead. This game needs to be unlocked on steam stat.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 24, 2010, 06:57:02 pm
I know I am going to like Tali, Mordin and Legion, thats a given, but I still don't know about any of the others (except Garrus, but I can't say I am super excited he's back).

I am going to need to actually play the game, see what they're like before I pass judgment.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Gungnir on January 24, 2010, 06:57:44 pm
/me wonders if resurrected Shepard can be returned as a female by Cerberus.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 24, 2010, 06:58:44 pm
That truly begs the question: how would everyone recognize you?!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Xeno264 on January 24, 2010, 07:00:40 pm
/me wonders if resurrected Shepherd can be returned as a female by Cerberus.

No, I'm pretty sure they can't. They can do most everything short of gender reassignment though.

Anyway, after watching the video of Mordin Skyward suggested, I started to like Mordin perhaps a little less, his speech pattern just annoys me somewhat. Hilarious video though: "Chafing."
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 24, 2010, 07:05:09 pm
I feel the speech may take some getting used to, but damn it all, HE SINGS!

But his speech was very fast when you first met him, however, when I saw him on the Normandy, he seemed a bit better.

Compare that video to this: http://www.gametrailers.com/video/exclusive-scientist-mass-effect/58985?type=flv
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Gungnir on January 24, 2010, 07:35:37 pm
Sounds much like Rorschach to me. can't really blame the poor lizard for never being properly taught grammar.

Edit: To somewhat appease uberconservatives (Looking at you, Fox News) Bioware should include such content as consequences of 'romantic behavior' towards crewmates.

Specifically: Tali gets an infection and dies. Or: Female Shepard ignores Mordin's advice and suffers a severe reaction to the dextro-amino acids. Reduces certain abilities for an hour of gameplay. Or: Subject Zero gets jealous of Shepard's activities with another crew member. Much arguing, court, wasted money ensue. Zero finally goes berserk and rips Shepherd's spine out with her mind. Or: A cinematic thing/dialogue in which the following message is somehow brought up- "You've spent so much time fraternizing that the Reapers have returned and destroyed the galaxy. Fortunately the Normandy's stealth systems have kept you out of sight of the Reapers...for now." *Klaxons begin blaring*

re-edit: ME saves, for all you PC gamers. http://www.annakie.com/me/home.htm
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Xeno264 on January 25, 2010, 01:53:26 am
Bah, I'd rather go without than use someone else's save.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 25, 2010, 12:44:22 pm
Well, my copy shipped!  ;D

And to make this post interesting!

my most to least interesting squad mates.

1. Tali
2. Mordin
3. Legion
4. Thane/Garrus
5. Miranda/Subject Zero (I heard she actually has a personality!)
6. Jacob (simply because I know nothing about him)
7. Samara
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Snork on January 25, 2010, 02:06:13 pm
Is the game truly GRITTY and MATURE?!!1
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Gungnir on January 25, 2010, 02:41:07 pm
Somehow that seems a bit non sequitur.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 25, 2010, 05:29:19 pm
Day one DLC character, Zaeed Massani.

http://masseffect.bioware.com/universe/squad/zaeed/

Mordin also got a Fight for The Lost video.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: ilikesanta on January 25, 2010, 06:42:01 pm
I just got a call from a gamecrazy I use to frequent telling me my copy of ME2 was in. I think I made that reservation sometime last summer and forgotten all about it. It's a good thing to because there isn't a "real store" near my new place, I thought it would be a hassle to get a copy.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Fink on January 25, 2010, 06:52:08 pm
I "pre-ordered" mine 2 hours ago  :P. Will be picking it up at midnight  :)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Xeno264 on January 25, 2010, 09:06:45 pm
Damn you all and your early releases! Mine won't be here until next Monday or Tuesday if I'm lucky. Even then I'll be travelling to the other side of the country for a fortnight on the Thursday. So, best case scenario is that I get one or two afternoons after school to play. :'(
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on January 25, 2010, 09:16:09 pm
Preordered mine about a month ago.  Will be picking it up today.  Unfortunatley, I have class until 8pm.


It's going to be a very, very long day.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Cobra on January 25, 2010, 09:20:20 pm
If it helps I still haven't to finished Mass Effect 1 so wont be getting the game until I finished it. *Die you psychic tree zombie things!*
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Xeno264 on January 25, 2010, 09:27:05 pm
If it helps I still haven't to finished Mass Effect 1 so wont be getting the game until I finished it. *Die you psychic tree zombie things!*

As much as I hate Thorian Creepers, they're just so much fun to throw against walls, watching them splat.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on January 25, 2010, 09:33:18 pm
How can you not have finished the game?  Just zipping though you can manage it in about 10 hours I belive.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Cobra on January 25, 2010, 09:42:44 pm
Well I didn't finish it on my 1st play I only got past joining the specters exploring a few planets and the start of one of the story line planets. Now I'm playing this I'm making sure I get to the end and I'm not just doing story line stuff I'm visiting other planets as well whats the point of playing Mass Effect if you aren't going to explore the galaxy.

The biggest problem I had with Creepers is if one gets passed me, my squad mates who may be behind me don't try and take it out and let it vomit all over me. It's nice when your well placed though they become nice moving targets to empty rounds into. Anyone who survives long enough to make it to me get a punch in the face and a shotgun from Wrex before it stand up again.

Why can't I just shoot Creepers while they are curled up on the floor still it be much easier than waiting until you are in the middle of the room and suddenly surrounded by them.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on January 25, 2010, 10:30:35 pm
Here's a hint.  Each time you hit the nerve node, it wakes up only one or two of the creepers in the group.  Shoot the node once, then deal with the creepers.  Wash, rinse and repeat.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Xeno264 on January 25, 2010, 10:55:33 pm
A good estimate for playtime if you do everything is between 26 and 35 hours, judging by my two playthroughs. It'll depend on how long missions take you to finish.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Fink on January 25, 2010, 11:53:46 pm
Just got it, and installed it for fun.

I've been so in the dark about this game (on purpose) that I didn't even know it came on 2 discs  :P
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on January 26, 2010, 05:44:11 am
So far the game is doing gangbusters on the review scene. Very very nice!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Haseri on January 26, 2010, 10:51:27 am
Gah, I have to wait until Friday to get it.

Maybe that's enough time to finish Renegade FemShep...
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Digital Hellhound on January 26, 2010, 11:44:03 am
Gah, can't wait for Thursday...

Aghahghaghhghaghahgha.

Gah.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on January 26, 2010, 12:23:24 pm
Does anyone else find the fact that Sheperd's face glows to be very distracting?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 26, 2010, 12:59:20 pm
Just got my CE, going to start playing it soon!  ;D

Also, not particularly.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on January 26, 2010, 01:30:47 pm
Decrypt faster god dam it!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on January 26, 2010, 02:03:53 pm
Good God. When did Joker become so cool?! I mean, he was alright to start with but now he's just too cool.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on January 26, 2010, 02:56:36 pm
So anyway, I'm on omega shopping and I'm all like, "Well, this magazine is cheap, I guess I'll buy it.  Wait a minute, did I just buy alien porn?  Yes, yes I did."
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: shock223 on January 26, 2010, 03:29:53 pm
So anyway, I'm on omega shopping and I'm all like, "Well, this magazine is cheap, I guess I'll buy it.  Wait a minute, did I just buy alien porn?  Yes, yes I did."

i did the same thing...


also, did anyone notice the elcor with the cigar in it's nose flaps in the shops where you get Archangel at?

that cracked me up for a while...
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Fink on January 26, 2010, 04:15:03 pm
I did notice that, lol. I love the elcor. They crack me up, but then again I have a dry sense of humor.

Good God. When did Joker become so cool?! I mean, he was alright to start with but now he's just too cool.

I always liked Joker, seeing him and the AI bitch at each other is funny. Also, I love the part when Joker says (something to the effect of) "it will be better this time" and Shepard says "I hope so, I died"  :D

So how far are you guys? I just finished Omega I think.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on January 26, 2010, 06:27:54 pm
Just finished with Omega and am visiting the citadel.

There's an awesome ad I just saw:

"Now on video, the abriged version of the critically acclaimed rendition of Hamlet, featuring an all elcor cast."

Delightful

EDIT:

I just bought a space hampster!  Best game ever!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Xeno264 on January 26, 2010, 07:08:41 pm

I just bought a space hampster!  Best game ever!


By god, that is awesome! Do you get to name it?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 26, 2010, 07:48:19 pm
I love how every store on the citadel is "my favorite store"
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on January 26, 2010, 07:49:00 pm
Indeed.  I forsee potentiall issues arising between me and the shopkeeps in the future.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Crazen on January 26, 2010, 10:21:24 pm
I like how each class has a special capability. In MA1 it seemed the hybrid classes where just compromises, but this time each one brings something unique to the table.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Fink on January 26, 2010, 10:28:51 pm
Grrrr, I hate my class. I wish I picked solider over vanguard  :(
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on January 26, 2010, 11:30:23 pm
Really?  I love vanguard.  Shockwave is awesome.

One thing I don't like is how little ammo each gun holds.  That, and the fact that I almost never have a chance to use the shotgun.  I'm almost always using just the heavy pistol.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Fink on January 26, 2010, 11:33:07 pm
That's why I hate vanguard. I wanted to go all shotie like the 1st game, but that doesn't work anymore.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 27, 2010, 03:47:10 am
Yeah, loving the biotic charge and all, but Vanguard weapons blow...

I think I'll go back to soldier next playthrough.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Gungnir on January 27, 2010, 04:57:40 am
Anyone playing an adept? IF so, enjoying it?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Fink on January 27, 2010, 07:27:54 am
Ok, so funny story. I was in a firefight, and one of my teammates used pull right as someone fired a rocket. It ended up hitting his own teammate mid air. Very cool.


Also, I love Krogen!



*deep voice*
Shepard.   




:D
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Digital Hellhound on January 27, 2010, 07:37:07 am
Oh god, why can't school end earlier tomorrow oh why OH WHY

It just sounds too awesome, and I haven't read much about it outside this thread.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on January 27, 2010, 09:31:25 am
No-one told me about the space hamster.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: shock223 on January 27, 2010, 09:38:11 am
Also, I love Krogen!



*deep voice*
Shepard.   




:D

Wrex did the same thing..

speaking of which, i still want to see Wrex and Grunt get into a Krogen pissing match...
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 27, 2010, 09:57:04 am
This game is the reason I only got three hours of sleep last night...

..And the reson why I fell asleep last class >_>
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on January 27, 2010, 12:18:02 pm
Also, I love Krogen!

*deep voice*
Shepard.   

:D

Wrex did the same thing..

speaking of which, i still want to see Wrex and Grunt get into a Krogen pissing match...

Well with Wrex, the conversation went something like this:

"Sheperd..."
"Wrex..."
"Sheperd..."
"Wrex..."
"Sheperd..."
"Wrex..."

While with Grunt it is just:

"Sheperd..."
"Sheperd..."
"Sheperd..."
"Sheperd..."
"Sheperd..."
"Sheperd..."
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 27, 2010, 04:25:45 pm
Tali's recruitment mission was awesome! :o
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on January 27, 2010, 04:53:27 pm
Indeed, twas fun.  Just finished up Grunt's loyalty mission.  It was a pain.  Figures I'd bring the only heavy weapon that sucks against armor.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 27, 2010, 05:08:25 pm
I just met our good ole' friend buddy acquaintance guy Conrad Verner on Illium.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: ilikesanta on January 27, 2010, 08:23:35 pm
Blarg!!! Somewhere between the 2 red-rings and a transfer of all my data to a bigger hard-drive I lost all my ME1 game-saves! There is a small chance I foolishly erased them manually then trying to get more room on my old 20gig HD, but I would hope i would have been smarter then that.  :-\ Not that I remember anything I did in the first game, it still would have been nice to see my decision haunt me.

Any way I'm only a 1/2 hour in and I'm loving it.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on January 27, 2010, 08:28:42 pm
Ha!  I just got penis enlargement spam from Morlan!

"Morlan's famous shop sells many enhancements online"


I love the mail you get!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 27, 2010, 08:32:28 pm
I particularly enjoyed the one sent from Billy (I think), the prisoner that escaped purgatory when you got SuZe.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on January 27, 2010, 09:21:31 pm
Ooh.  When you go to the migrant fleet and talk with a bunch of Quarians, you get a number of good looks of profiles of what their faces look like under the mask.  They are very slanted.  Small nose.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on January 27, 2010, 09:40:07 pm
Dude.

So when do you get Legion? After you get the rest of the crew?

I have The Assassin and The Judicator left.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on January 27, 2010, 09:53:42 pm
Ha!  I was just in the Tali's trial, just finishing up with it, when I see Garus sitting on the stairs in the background, looking bored.  Poor guy feels excluded.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on January 27, 2010, 10:09:14 pm
I keep running out of ammo... constantly. :|
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on January 27, 2010, 10:11:17 pm
Yeah, I'm not too keen on the new ammo system.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Crazen on January 27, 2010, 10:11:56 pm
hmm, Mordin is 50. really old for a salarian.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Cobra on January 27, 2010, 10:57:25 pm
Wait so now there is limited ammo wasn't the whole point of the way weapons are in the mass effect universe was so you could fire literally thousands of rounds with out ever having to worry about reloading.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on January 27, 2010, 11:15:08 pm
Yeah.  They're using the excuse that it's heat sinks that you are replacing.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Cobra on January 28, 2010, 03:58:57 am
So do the heat sinks cool off so you can re-use them? That is the whole point of the over heating of your gun it can't fire until it cools which I figured was a stand in for reloading.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on January 28, 2010, 06:21:37 am
I agree.  But what happens is as the heat sinks get hot, they get ejected and replaced by cool ones so you can keep firing, at least until you have to reload or you run out, which will happen alot.  I think they mainly did it to facilitate the heavy weapons.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on January 28, 2010, 09:55:52 am
Running out of ammo is the only problem I have with the game so far. And I can fix that with a trainer... and I plan to. :P
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 28, 2010, 10:09:22 am
Yeah, heat sinks are my only real gripe so far.

Also, got my Vanguard an assult rifle! ;D

Stuck in the damn collector ship though, I cant get past the floating platforms!   >:(
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on January 28, 2010, 11:34:16 am
So, how much time have people logged so far?  I belive I've got about 20 hours so far.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on January 28, 2010, 11:54:53 am
Psst, Spoilers for Thane's Mission. But T'is hilarious. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JadCVjX9TK0&feature=channel)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: ilikesanta on January 28, 2010, 02:13:14 pm
I'm a hour and a half into the game.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 28, 2010, 03:18:13 pm
I'm glad they didn't change Tali's personality. Garrus' is a lot more dark, and Liara is just completely different...
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Fink on January 28, 2010, 03:31:32 pm
Yeah, heat sinks are my only real gripe so far.

Also, got my Vanguard an assult rifle! ;D

Stuck in the damn collector ship though, I cant get past the floating platforms!   >:(

I just finished that part after I read it on here, odd. Anyway, I just barely got through because I had Jacobs shield loyalty power. It puts your shields to full, and the recharge isn't too long, so I spammed that.

So, how much time have people logged so far?  I belive I've got about 20 hours so far.

I just looked, and I'm 14 hours in. Going to do all the side stuff before I continue the story.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Gungnir on January 28, 2010, 03:54:50 pm
Wait so now there is limited ammo wasn't the whole point of the way weapons are in the mass effect universe was so you could fire literally thousands of rounds with out ever having to worry about reloading.
Wow, what a run on.

Anyway, codex entry states that the other races found out that geth weapons are effective. Imitated them. Then, they realized geth weapons emit lots of heat, and so to alleviate that, the geth had instituted a system of "thermal clips" to keep the weapons from malfunctioning. In the two years of Shepard's absence, these had become popular.

0 hours. My brothers have played for probably 20.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 28, 2010, 04:03:29 pm
So, how much time have people logged so far?  I belive I've got about 20 hours so far.
23, last I checked.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Cobra on January 28, 2010, 04:07:40 pm
Holy heck. I start Mass effect 1 like a week before the sequel came out and I only logged about 20 hours in that you guys only had a few days with number 2 and many of you have more hours then I do in the 1st.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 28, 2010, 04:34:02 pm
Well, I've been up to midnight playing it for the past few days >_>

Also, maybe I'm biased because Tali's my favorite character, but I really like her missions. Her recruitment mission and her loyalty mission were really good! Plus, I always wanted to see the Migrant Fleet, glad we got to visit it.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on January 28, 2010, 08:21:27 pm
Yeah, her loyalty mission was great.

I'm angry though cause I'm trying to take down a Praetorian, and whenever I fire a missle at it, it veers off and hits some husk off in the distance instead.


EDIT:

NOOOOOOO!!!! My fish died!  I didn't know I had to feed them!  I didn't know!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Fink on January 28, 2010, 10:08:26 pm
HOLY CRAP!

Ok, hurry and unlock the "Cain" big weapon.
The only way to put it is to quote leeloo from the 5th element:

"Boom. Big-bada... boom"

 :o

Also, I love the spam mail you get.  :D

[Edit]

Oh, god, they have a gamestop on the citadel  :D
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Uroboros on January 28, 2010, 11:27:04 pm
Wait so now there is limited ammo wasn't the whole point of the way weapons are in the mass effect universe was so you could fire literally thousands of rounds with out ever having to worry about reloading.
Wow, what a run on.

Anyway, codex entry states that the other races found out that geth weapons are effective. Imitated them. Then, they realized geth weapons emit lots of heat, and so to alleviate that, the geth had instituted a system of "thermal clips" to keep the weapons from malfunctioning. In the two years of Shepard's absence, these had become popular.

0 hours. My brothers have played for probably 20.
Yeah but there are geth weapons in ME1 and THEY didn't use clips.
I feel special now :3
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on January 29, 2010, 01:26:04 am
Has anyone had Sheperd dance in a club yet?  Is it just me, or is he the best dancer ever /endsarcasticcomment

But seriously, his idea of dancing is shifting his weight from one foot to the other.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Cobra on January 29, 2010, 01:40:05 am
Tell him to stop stealing my dance moves. >.>
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 29, 2010, 05:15:07 am
Has anyone had Sheperd dance in a club yet?  Is it just me, or is he the best dancer ever?
Jealous?

Also, I love that military physics lesson on the citadel XD
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Haseri on January 29, 2010, 07:25:33 am
A warning: Don't go to the Prothean (http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Prothean) page on Mass Effect Wiki. Or at least stop when you get to the ME2 spoiler.

So how is the game? I'm torn between this or STO.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on January 29, 2010, 07:42:27 am
Star Trek Online?

Don't be. (http://spoonyexperiment.com/2010/01/21/vlog-1-22-10/)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on January 29, 2010, 09:19:10 am
Mordin is now my favourite squad member, behind Wrex and Tali.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 29, 2010, 10:14:00 am
Just got it today and I am very impressed.

Amazingly they managed to make me like Garrus. Looks like he took a few levels in badass (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TookALevelInBadass) since the first game. I think I may be keeping him on my squad a lot more now :D
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 29, 2010, 10:50:05 am
Just beat it! :D

Sad its over so soon though, next playthrough I gotta side quest more, but I walked blindly up the the game's dreaded "point of no return".

I managed pretty well on the suicide mission, only lost Thane. As for the final boss, it was a bit... lame. Overall, not enough to ruin it for me, definitely no where near as bad as people made it seem. Amazing game ten hundred percent.

Also, playing as Joker for a bit was fun!

"****, ****, ****, ****, ****!"
*hobble* *hobble*
"What the ****?!"
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Haseri on January 29, 2010, 12:07:52 pm
Screw it, I'm getting ME2.

I just saw the Elcor Hamlet adverts on YouTube.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on January 29, 2010, 01:21:38 pm
Also, playing as Joker for a bit was fun!

"****, ****, ****, ****, ****!"
*hobble* *hobble*
"What the ****?!"

"Damnit, do I have to crawl through the vents again?"
"Yes. I enjoy seeing humans on their knees."
"D:"
"That was a joke."
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on January 29, 2010, 01:28:54 pm
Mordin is now my favourite squad member, behind Wrex and Tali.

I agree.  He's my favourite of the new guys.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 29, 2010, 01:32:49 pm
Also, playing as Joker for a bit was fun!

"****, ****, ****, ****, ****!"
*hobble* *hobble*
"What the ****?!"

"Damnit, do I have to crawl through the vents again?"
"Yes. I enjoy seeing humans on their knees."
"D:"
"That was a joke."

Damn, I laughed so hard at that.

Same when was mocking legion by moving his arms around like a robot.  :D
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on January 29, 2010, 02:55:38 pm
So far the only permanent member of my team is Zaeed. He's a goddamn powerhouse. And his commentary is always worthwhile! :D
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on January 29, 2010, 03:10:14 pm
To be honest, this is the funniest game I've ever played in a while. Headbutting a Krogan was hilarious and the camera work on Mordin while he's speaking really quickly to himself literally made me roll on the floor.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 29, 2010, 04:17:42 pm
the camera work on Mordin while he's speaking really quickly to himself literally made me roll on the floor.
You're going to have to be a bit more specific, he speaks really quickly very often :P

In other news, I started my second playthrough. Got up to mordin's lab, then got killed, game crapped out, could reload or anything, had to go back to the main menu, lost all progress on my second playthrough...

I love the game's opening, I really do, but... This is just plain annoying...
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on January 29, 2010, 05:02:48 pm
Urgh! I'm disgusted with this game at the moment.

They put a point of no return in without warning and now my entire game is ruined. Unbelievable! :-\


Word to the wise, do everything you can before the IFF mission. Not really a spoiler but maybe you don't want to know when the hidden point of no return is.


**EDIT**
Also, Mass Effect 2 is not good to play while Family Guy or Robot Chicken is on in the background.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on January 29, 2010, 06:18:21 pm
Does it pull you out when you hear Joker and Chris talk simultaneously lol?

And yeah, I had that 'point of no return' mission, and then googled to see if it was. They basically said no, but you should definitely wait to do everything else. It was surprisingly spoiler free thankfully. I'm assuming there is some sort of hurried feel after the IFF, so I am going around and doing the side quest. Too bad I can't get my final member without doing it though...

And Pat do you not have any earlier saves pre-IFF?

And I don't see the point in putting IFF in spoilers.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on January 29, 2010, 06:37:42 pm
You don't see the point, but I'm sure there are plenty of other people waiting to cry foul at the person who doesn't put it in spoiler tags. Better safe than sorry.

The game is extremely rushed after that particular mission... so much so that I finished the game about an hour and a half afterward. I'm reloading yesterday's save (so I lose most of today's work) and will keep dooting around and doing my thing. The problem isn't that I don't have any saves (I do), the problem is that I really don't like it when they don't inform you that there is a point of no return. I understand wanting to tell a story and to surprise the player a bit, but this isn't the kind of surprise I want. It spoils my fun because I don't get to play the game the way I wanted to play it. And since it's a game and not the real world I should be able to get what I want because that's what I paid for.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on January 29, 2010, 06:45:57 pm
Urgh! I'm disgusted with this game at the moment.

They put a point of no return in without warning and now my entire game is ruined. Unbelievable! :-\


Word to the wise, do everything you can before the IFF mission. Not really a spoiler but maybe you don't want to know when the hidden point of no return is.


**EDIT**
Also, Mass Effect 2 is not good to play while Family Guy or Robot Chicken is on in the background.

And of course.  I read this just after getting the IFF.  Stange though that I was still able to do Legion's loyalty quest.  I was expecting the point of no return to be going though the omega relay.


Wait, we loose the crew?  No!  Kelly!



EDIT 2:

My Fish!  Space Hampster!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on January 29, 2010, 06:49:40 pm
From what I've read you can only do one other major quest after that point. So that character's quest is "supposed" to be the one you do.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on January 29, 2010, 06:57:03 pm
No, I can still do smaller assignments.  You lied to me.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on January 29, 2010, 06:59:26 pm
If you do those assignments you lose the crew. Doing any major assignment triggers the transition to the next part of the story.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on January 29, 2010, 07:05:20 pm
Heh?  No, I mean I can still do assignements after the Normandy is attacked.  When you were saying point of no return it sounded like you meant it as being from then on you're on the path to finishing the game, like how Ilos was in ME1.  The IFF is just more like going to the citadel after finishing Virmire, Noveria and Feros.  It's a significant event, but you can still continue with what you're doing.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on January 29, 2010, 07:15:39 pm
You can, yes, but not without suffering consequences.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on January 29, 2010, 07:23:28 pm
Oh snap!  Consequences!

EDIT:


NOOOOOOOO!!!!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on January 29, 2010, 08:46:10 pm
I TOLD YOU!!!!

 :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 29, 2010, 08:48:12 pm
I agree, the point-of-no-return in this one was a bit underhanded.

I just finished it, playing through again, this time I will get all the side quests done. Still, wish I could have gotten them done on my first game...

Sorry to hear it kinda screwed you up pat :-\
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on January 29, 2010, 08:49:18 pm
I'm so sad that most of my crew died.  Kelly, my engineers Donnally and the other one, Chef McCookington, that duo in the crew quarters that always had interesting conversations.

Why did the crew have to be so interesting this time?


Luckily I kept a save from before The Normandy is attacked, so later I'll redo the last bit and make sure this doesn't happen.  I want them to be alive for the next game.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 29, 2010, 08:51:32 pm
Yeah, I was so pissed when Donnely and Gabbie were taken.

I played space poker with them for God's sake!

Really though, it would have been nice to have some sort of warning, I missed out on so many sidequests. Had I not been forced to end my game, I would still be on my first playthrough.

Also, more funny Easter eggs!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0a54Vm1ww8w
Might as well just skip to 0:19
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on January 29, 2010, 09:25:11 pm
Luckily I had already done everything except for 3 small side missions I had gotten from scanning planets.

So, the final boss.  Good boss fight, or best boss fight ever?

Also, HOLY JESUS HARBRINGER WAS A REAPER!  I thought he was just the head of the collecters.  Am I the only one who didn't realize this?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 29, 2010, 09:36:19 pm
The final boss was kinda... meh. I mean, a giant terminator?

Not enough to detract from the whole game, but a disappointment.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on January 29, 2010, 09:51:13 pm
Well I think it was cool.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 29, 2010, 09:57:06 pm
I suppose it was.

"Disappointment" may have been an overstatement. I enjoyed the boss, and I enjoyed the ending, it was just different than I expected.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Crazen on January 30, 2010, 01:40:54 am
I like some of the the minigames. their actually good in this game, as apposed to annoying menial tasks just getting in the way of progress.

shooting space monkeys with a cannon! genious!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Snork on January 30, 2010, 02:00:14 am
"I have a Shotgun"

I want this game.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Cow on January 30, 2010, 07:21:16 am
I need this game. Today.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 30, 2010, 08:14:14 am
I obviously haven't been playing this game as binge-tastically as other people because I don't think I'm near to any points of no return. But isn't reloading old saves to avoid what you deem 'bad' consequences kind of spoiling the whole point of this whole layered branching story they've got going?

If you're going to balk at anything but the 'best' ending then why are you playing a game that's been rightly built up as being about preparing for a suicide mission?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Snork on January 30, 2010, 08:35:27 am
It's called Choices and Consequences for a reason people.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 30, 2010, 10:16:15 am
Anyone else not too fond of how everyone can survive the "suicide mission"?

I mean, its kinda nice, but I went in and I knew that its very possible we will all make it out, so I wasn't too worried. Sure I lost Thane right off the bat, but I liked that, it actually got me paranoid. I went through the whole thing thinking about who would be next. I was kinda expecting a "Virmire- but worse" moment.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Snork on January 30, 2010, 10:31:53 am
That's some Suicide Mission.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Digital Hellhound on January 30, 2010, 10:33:40 am
I just got Legion and completed Jacob's loyalty mission. Now it's time for Legion's one, and them I've done all of them (Samara's failed though, and I sided with Miranda back on the ship and lost Jack as well. A shame, because I liked her, but eh, I'm romancing Miranda) Time for the Omega Relay then...

EDIT: Spoilers added, just to be sure. He is confirmed as a squad member, right?

Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on January 30, 2010, 11:54:52 am
It's called Choices and Consequences for a reason people.

Yeah well it's a game and I really don't want them to cut off the fun without letting me know first. I deal with enough random annoyances in the real world.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 30, 2010, 12:04:42 pm
I just got Legion and completed Jacob's loyalty mission. Now it's time for Legion's one, and them I've done all of them (Samara's failed though, and I sided with Miranda back on the ship and lost Jack as well. A shame, because I liked her, but eh, I'm romancing Miranda) Time for the Omega Relay then...

EDIT: Spoilers added, just to be sure. He is confirmed as a squad member, right?


You mean Legion? Well, yeah, you just picked him up, right?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on January 30, 2010, 12:29:57 pm
Wait, Skyward, how did you end up losing Thane?  I managed to get though the whole thing without losing anyone.  Hell, even Tali and Legion were getting along for me.  That's really why I want to redo that last bit.  Everything worked out perfectly except for that.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 30, 2010, 12:50:34 pm
Really, I have no idea, I did his mission, bought his upgrade, and he still took a rocket to the face after he ran through the vents in the collector base.

Its not too big a deal, I didn't really care for him, and everyone else managed just fine.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Digital Hellhound on January 30, 2010, 12:52:23 pm
Yeah, but it's been spoilered in the thread earlier, so I just went along with it.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on January 30, 2010, 01:32:03 pm
Maybe he wasn't the most qualified for whatever it was he had been asked to do.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on January 30, 2010, 01:48:05 pm
Hey, has anyone tried getting caught by the collectors while playing Joker?  It's nifty.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on January 30, 2010, 02:18:14 pm
Hahahaha! Ahhh I had a good laugh at that one. :D
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Xeno264 on January 30, 2010, 03:39:17 pm
I really love this game, but the Thermal Clip system annoys me. I might like it more if not for the fact that I can only carry ~18 shots for my pistol at once, I can't imagine how my Infiltrator's sniper rifle will manage. The planet scanning also gets pretty tedious after the first eight or so times. I love my control scheme though. I didn't enjoy the new one, so I edited it to be a mix between ME1's and ME2's, now it's even better than both.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: shock223 on January 30, 2010, 03:48:19 pm
Hey, has anyone tried getting caught by the collectors while playing Joker?  It's nifty.

ya, i got caught my first time going through..


anyways i managed to finish the game last night so here's a run down of how things went.

i killed the council in the first game so humanity is basically running the show. i paragon everything else. however, i captured the Collector base instead of destroying it. but seeing how reaper mind control is.... im guessing that is going to bite me in the ass in the next game..
romanced tali and managed not to reveal tali's father or get her exiled in her trial (thank you bioware and please keep her in a major role in series..)
managed to get the research for the genophage, however the professor died in the final mission so im guessing the krogen are screwed..
brainwashed the Geth (i really found that Legion doesn't really have much to say when you finally get him.. one of the draw backs of being a late game character)
killed Morinth (the Asari vampire basically)
and managed to get Garrus not to kill that guy (much better writing this time)...

all in all, i was surprised how pissed i was when the crew gets captured. all i could do is just picture subject zero going psycho on them
 
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Xeno264 on January 30, 2010, 05:06:12 pm
(http://i612.photobucket.com/albums/tt201/Xeno264/IMG.jpg)

Scanned this out of my art book, who thinks the Hammerhead'll be any good?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: shock223 on January 30, 2010, 05:35:52 pm
(http://i612.photobucket.com/albums/tt201/Xeno264/IMG.jpg)

Scanned this out of my art book, who thinks the Hammerhead'll be any good?

depends on the missions you can do with it.

namely how many are there and what quality are they.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on January 30, 2010, 08:08:31 pm
Mordin just shot up like... ten thousand points wit this little number. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXiU6kiq_Ms)

Not spoilers but you may want to stumble across this yourself. ;)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on January 30, 2010, 08:55:14 pm
That was posted a while ago.  Where were you?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on January 30, 2010, 09:16:49 pm
Sooo.... When's Mass Effect 3?

God dam this was awesome. Loved it.

"Just so you know, I've got a fever, a terrible cough, and my sinuses are filled with something you can't even imagine. And it was totaly worth it."

Atta boy Shepard...

And Skyward, same thing happened to me :\ I just don't think he was qualified enough, thats why he had trouble closing the door and thus got his head shot. Oh well, I picked him because he was dieing in less than a year anyway.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: shock223 on January 30, 2010, 09:39:25 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa-Ont6rOGQ

apparently C-Sec is like real life customs...
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on January 30, 2010, 09:48:10 pm
Oh, so what was up with the Asari on Illium who spoke for the Rachni? I was expecting them to help me come the Omega 4 relay and beyond but they didn't. Are they going to be fighting the reapers in the 3rd one then i'm assuming?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on January 30, 2010, 09:50:37 pm
There was this really cool side mission where you have to investigate the wreckage of a ship that is on a cliff or something... very tense and lots of fun!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on January 30, 2010, 10:00:07 pm
Oh, so what was up with the Asari on Illium who spoke for the Rachni? I was expecting them to help me come the Omega 4 relay and beyond but they didn't. Are they going to be fighting the reapers in the 3rd one then i'm assuming?

The way I interpret it is depending on past desicions, it will affect who helps you fight the reapers in ME3.  So far I think I've got the Krogan, the Rachni, the Geth and the Quarians ready to fight for me.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: shock223 on January 30, 2010, 10:02:58 pm
Oh, so what was up with the Asari on Illium who spoke for the Rachni? I was expecting them to help me come the Omega 4 relay and beyond but they didn't. Are they going to be fighting the reapers in the 3rd one then i'm assuming?

my guess is yes along with the Geth if you helped out Legion and the Krogen if you saved Wrex from the first game

really, once mass effect 3 comes out im going to take a whole week off and just play through all 3 of them, importing my character as i go..

but it kinda makes you wonder what they are going to do with the IP once this is done..
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on January 30, 2010, 10:36:55 pm
Well, there's already the books.  I'm still hoping for a good movie that stays true to the story.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Xeno264 on January 30, 2010, 10:37:18 pm
Mass Effect: C-Sec.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Digital Hellhound on January 31, 2010, 05:30:20 am
Just finished.

Is it just me or is ME3 going to be fun with all those Reapers?

Also, I lost Thane (Nooooo!), Samara (who cares) and Jack (again, nooooo!) in the suicide mission, everybody else survived, even my crew. (I was especially thankful for the two in Crew Quarters.)

Thinking back, I sent the quarians to war with the geth, which rules out both as allies and killed off the rachni in the first game. Oh, and let the Council die.
So, my allies against the Reapers are... the krogan. Eh, Wrex'll kill all those Reapers on his own, he's just that good.


Now I really need to play through 1 again.

Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Haseri on January 31, 2010, 09:48:05 am
I've been playing through this game since this morining. That's about 6 hours.

I could stay on the Citadel for hours, listening to the ads...

What to do with the IP after ME3? Well, apart from the books and comic, I hope a new trilogy of games, set a generation after Shepard.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on January 31, 2010, 12:28:13 pm
I have just recently heard all the overheard conversations from the Quarian and the Friend-zoned Turian. I loled when they mentioned the nerve stimulators.


Shall we just get it overwith and declare Mass Effect 2 the gaming Airplane, or does it need more gags?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Flamester_ on January 31, 2010, 12:56:04 pm
Yea, a lot of the overheard conversations are nice. I really hope the guy gets his refund.

ME3 is going to be interesting Paragoned the 1st game entirely, Upgraded the normandy 100%(Yay probes!) Survived the suicide mission with out loosing anyone, destroyed the station. Should see the Quarians, Geth, Krogans, Rachni, and just about everyone else to help against the reapers.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on January 31, 2010, 01:29:10 pm
Found yet more things that made me laugh:

The couple in the souviners shop.
The "Blue Rose of Illius" showing up at Tuchunka.
Headbutting a Krogan, which makes him withdraw his complaint about you.
The laywer telling his client to "Shut the Hell up".
The Marines being lectured in Newton's First Law.
And of course, Tali and Garrus chatting in the Citidel:
Garrus: Don't you wish we were in elevators, and we'd talk about your Quarian background?
Tali: No.
Garrus: Come on, you'd tell us about the Migrant fleet and your pilgramage.
Tali: Just shut up.
Garrus: Please? For old time's sake.
Tali: I have a shotgun.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on January 31, 2010, 02:10:01 pm
There were no survivors.

/Colbert
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on January 31, 2010, 02:17:58 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bn0ZUN1oI8U

Shepard has been taking dancing lessons apparently.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on January 31, 2010, 02:20:37 pm
This is the best game ever, no?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 31, 2010, 02:21:13 pm
He's a dancing GOD!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Gungnir on January 31, 2010, 02:22:37 pm
I'm quite enjoying the shift in eye color you get as you become more renegade. Just wondering, anyone got an example of 100% renegade appearance?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on January 31, 2010, 02:28:51 pm
I personally find that eye colour change sort of distracting. Is there anyway to turn it off? Does the surgery upgrade also remove it?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 31, 2010, 02:39:32 pm
Get the med-bay upgrade for the Normandy. Gets rid of all eye coloration changes and scarring, for a fee I believe.

I played a paragon, so I didn't get the upgrade.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on January 31, 2010, 02:44:53 pm
I'm playing a mixed paragon and renegade, I don't like killing innocent people but I love being badass. Unfortantly that results in me looking like a bad Bond villian by appearance.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Gungnir on January 31, 2010, 02:52:44 pm
I generally enjoy being a horrible evil person, unless it's to my squadmates.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on January 31, 2010, 03:08:16 pm
The Robot does the Robot. *Squadmate spoiler* (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwzoedQ_ZQ8)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 31, 2010, 03:25:18 pm
(http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm225/SkywardDescent/Chilled-out-Shepard-BUY-FISH-FORGET.jpg)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Gungnir on January 31, 2010, 03:27:07 pm
Quite true. All my fish die....often. You'd think that an AI would keep them alive in case of emergency or something.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 31, 2010, 04:11:44 pm
The fish are bullcrap. I go and do like, two missions and they are dead!  >:(
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on January 31, 2010, 04:19:37 pm
Get your secretary slave girl to take care of them for you.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on January 31, 2010, 04:40:35 pm
Damn...

The ending where everyone dies (except Joker) is just... depressing.

The way Joker is all alone on the Normandy standing over everyone's empty coffins...
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on January 31, 2010, 04:43:21 pm
Ah... well hey, Chilled Out Shepard will see us through! :D

*leans forward*
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on January 31, 2010, 04:49:13 pm
Has anyone else noticed that you have a bathroom in your quarters?  I didn't find it until I had already beaten the game.

Anyway, I've started a new game now.  Jackass Shepard to the rescue.  I don't plan on buying any upgrades.  Suicide mission FTW!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on January 31, 2010, 05:01:04 pm
REEE! Go Marty!!

Also, Joker was such a tool. Calculating Pi all day SUCKS!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on January 31, 2010, 05:06:22 pm
Yeah, I can't belive he plugged in the overlord.  I hate calculating pi all day because of that tool.

EDIT:

Hey, has anyone tried getting the renagade discount at Citadel Souveneirs?

"You know, for a bunch of cheap souveneir crap your store is pretty expensive."
"I'm sorry you feel that way, perhaps another store would be better suited for you."
"Are you saying I'm poor?  Just cause I'm not as well-off as you doesn't mean you can look down on me like that."
"No I -"
"Hey everyone!  This store disciminates against poor people."
"Sir please!  I'll give you my employee discount if you'll please calm down!"
"Fine, but you still hurt my feelings."
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Haseri on February 01, 2010, 05:01:54 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ7r80IOxtE

It all makes sence!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Snork on February 01, 2010, 05:36:21 am
This game is awesome.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 01, 2010, 05:54:38 am
It all makes sense!

What are you talking about, they look exactly like Turians!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on February 01, 2010, 06:07:55 am
Are you blind? They look more like humans than any of the other races. :-\
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Gungnir on February 01, 2010, 06:29:07 am
I quite enjoyed the conversation the turian was having with the quarian nearby. The two who were discussing how horrible it is to date humans.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Snork on February 01, 2010, 07:30:06 am
"I dated a Human Chick the other day"
"Vile creatures."
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on February 01, 2010, 02:19:10 pm
Am I the only one that wished the final boss yelled "I'll be back!" after you killed it?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Cow on February 01, 2010, 04:56:02 pm
OK guys, I need a video to show my mom to convince her to let me buy it (with my own money no less).
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on February 01, 2010, 05:02:25 pm
What does the video need to show? Or not show, as such may be the case.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Crazen on February 01, 2010, 05:05:13 pm
NOT jack.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Gungnir on February 01, 2010, 05:32:43 pm
Meh, you can wait it out.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on February 01, 2010, 05:45:14 pm
Show her the Cinematic Trailer (http://www.gametrailers.com/video/cinematic-trailer-mass-effect/60053). It's pretty exciting and shows the game's intellectual aspects and not just it's "shoot this and blow this up" aspects. Plus it also makes no mention of any of the sex stuff.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Cow on February 01, 2010, 05:55:02 pm
As I understand, sex scenes can be fully skipped, or, er... saved for when the parents are out, just like in the first game. Anyway, I thought i would show her this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFajRU4xAVI
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on February 01, 2010, 06:08:40 pm
But... but... thats not the first 12 minutes. LIARS!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Gungnir on February 01, 2010, 06:17:52 pm
Samara's outfit's somewhat revealing...perhaps that may be excluded. Don't think it's in the vids though.

Speaking of which, anyone else out there take Morinth over Samara?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on February 01, 2010, 06:26:14 pm
Didn't know I could.... I was renegade too....

And I may have been slightly disappointed my Shep got turned down by Samara lol. Oh well, Tali's romance arc was fun.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PocketKangaroo on February 02, 2010, 08:47:26 am
jezus this game sux

doesnt evn have master cheef
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Haseri on February 02, 2010, 09:33:14 am
Apparently Morinth's Dominate is useful in the last bit, when AI Hacking become useless.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 02, 2010, 10:06:56 am
jezus this game sux

doesnt evn have master cheef

ino rite it haz like lazers and **** like dat but it actuly has like too much talking. this is me to him "pow pow" but he all like "blah blah" back to me and i am all like "boom boom" and he is like "talk to the hand cos the face aint listening".

I know you're just taking the piss, but I will do anything for a chance to referance Armstrong and Miller.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Snork on February 02, 2010, 10:08:41 am
hai man y r u hatin its got hawt alien sex!1!!1!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Haseri on February 02, 2010, 10:10:58 am
Isn't it.
****

Anyway, can anyone tell me what point the stuff really hits the fan and I can't wander about anymore, like Illos was in the first game. It's just, I'd like to get all the secondary assignments and fully upgrade the Normandy before things really start rolling.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Digital Hellhound on February 02, 2010, 10:35:13 am
Anyway, can anyone tell me what point the stuff really hits the fan and I can't wander about anymore, like Illos was in the first game. It's just, I'd like to get all the secondary assignments and fully upgrade the Normandy before things really start rolling.

The Reaper IFF mission, pretty much, but you can still do missions after it and not head straight for the Omega IV Relay, buuuuuuuut... I wouldn't recommend that (for more than one mission, atleast)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 02, 2010, 10:51:09 am
Isn't it.

<3


Also, I punched a monkey.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Haseri on February 02, 2010, 10:53:48 am
Thanks, DH.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Digital Hellhound on February 02, 2010, 11:09:42 am
I just realized, I have theme music for both games in my head. Whenever I hear one of these songs, I get reminded of the original Mass Effect (Noveria mostly, for some reason...)
and another just started reminding me of ME2 (Omega here). They've probably been playing in the background while I've been playing a particulary awesome part.

I listened to the ME1-reminding song while writing this, and now I just HAVE to buy it again (my friend broke my copy when I borrowed it to him. He paid for it, but I still need to buy it again.) Virmire, hell yeah. Anyone remember that part in the Mako where a Colossi appears in your way? I just always drove over it and moved on. And those little wild animals with the round heads? And and and, sobsob, leaving Ashley or Kaidan behind and Saren's base with the Salarian prisoners and and and...
Oh god.

Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Haseri on February 02, 2010, 11:15:16 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKYD4vTT-_U

This music?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on February 02, 2010, 11:49:44 am
Anyone notice the Sim City music in the Souphanouvong shop on the Citadel?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 02, 2010, 11:53:43 am
Or the SSX music in the Citadel bar?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on February 02, 2010, 11:58:29 am
Work your body work your body...

Sorry, there's only one snowboarding game in my book. :P
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Digital Hellhound on February 02, 2010, 12:27:01 pm
This music?

No, not any ME song, just something that was playing then.

EDIT: Woah, I even remember what kind of armour my Shepard was wearing for my three last playthroughs. It might've been called 'Scorpion' or something.

(Also, I seem to remember more stuff from Mock Effect than the real game... >_> Also the reason I didn't romance Tali in 2, she's still ruined for me.)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 02, 2010, 01:48:29 pm
Hell, we don't even know what she looks like under that helmet. She could either have a face which is the epitome of gloriousness and makes people's head explode or look like what a monday morning would look like if it were a person.


edit:

"Working on Collector data. Ruled out artificially intellegent virus. Unless very intellegent, and toying with me!"
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on February 02, 2010, 01:54:08 pm
It's a person face.

Surprise!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on February 02, 2010, 02:02:21 pm
You do know you can see the outline of her face quite clearly, especially at some points on her loyalty mission. Its human-like. And even if they did decide to show it (thought I doubt they ever will), its not likely they would make her ugly.

On a related note, I much preferred Tali's romance subplot over either Miranda's or Jack's.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 02, 2010, 02:30:40 pm
That's because one's a bald sociopath and the other is technichly a dude. Tali, on the other hand, you've known for longer, as become way more witty since the first game and named her AI Drone, saying "Go get 'em girl!" whenever she spawns it.

I'm still holding out for a FemShep romance with Joker. I just hope Joker doesn't get... *puts on sunglasses* Crushed.


And now for something completely different.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETzV0KXZgD4
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Gungnir on February 02, 2010, 02:41:07 pm
Anyway, can anyone tell me what point the stuff really hits the fan and I can't wander about anymore, like Illos was in the first game. It's just, I'd like to get all the secondary assignments and fully upgrade the Normandy before things really start rolling.

The Reaper IFF mission, pretty much, but you can still do missions after it and not head straight for the Omega IV Relay, buuuuuuuut... I wouldn't recommend that (for more than one mission, atleast)


Since I don't really mind spoilers, care to elaborate why you wouldn't recommend it?

Also, @plank: Is she a dude because she's a clone of her father or something? Maybe I just need to pursue more conversation with her.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on February 02, 2010, 02:43:52 pm
Anyway, can anyone tell me what point the stuff really hits the fan and I can't wander about anymore, like Illos was in the first game. It's just, I'd like to get all the secondary assignments and fully upgrade the Normandy before things really start rolling.

The Reaper IFF mission, pretty much, but you can still do missions after it and not head straight for the Omega IV Relay, buuuuuuuut... I wouldn't recommend that (for more than one mission, atleast)


Since I don't really mind spoilers, care to elaborate why you wouldn't recommend it?

While Shep and the team are gone for a bit, the ship gets boarded by the collectors who take everyone except Joker (who you play as briefly) and haul them off beyond the Omega 4 relay. If you don't go right after them, they all die.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on February 02, 2010, 02:46:52 pm
Except for Chakwas.

Also:

"Can't talk now, trying to find out how scale itch got on board Normandy.  Strange.  Sexually transmitted disease only carried by Varren.  Implications unpleasant."
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on February 02, 2010, 02:47:54 pm
Except for Chakwas.

Also:

"Can't talk now, trying to find out how scale itch got on board Normandy.  Strange.  Sexually transmitted disease only carried by Varren.  Implications unpleasant."

Grunt I'm guessing...


God damn, I want that image out of my head!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 02, 2010, 03:59:29 pm
And now, Jokerisms!


"My job is 90% sitting here watching buttons. Sometimes I press one"

"Miranda and Jack are going to have a fight Shepard!"
"I'll sort it out Joker."
"Take pictures!"

"Garrus finally took that pole out of his ass. But now he's hitting people with it"

"Damnit, if you start singing Daisy Bell!"

"It's good you killed that Morinth girl. The last thing we need on this ship is a young asari with a death fetish. Wearing those skin tight clothes showing off her... Nevermind."

"This is all Joker's fault; what a tool he was! Now I have to sit around all day computing pi because he plugged in the overlord!"

"I can tell it's listening..."
"I am always listening."
"I KNOW!"

"Tali's back! It's really her right? With the mask and stuff"

"It fits me like a glove. And leather seats!"
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Summoner on February 02, 2010, 04:16:08 pm
I love this game and the conflect of EDI and Joker hahah
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Gungnir on February 02, 2010, 05:46:30 pm
Anyone see the advertisement on the citadel for the 14 hour Elcor rendition of Hamlet?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on February 02, 2010, 06:03:14 pm
Joker is so funny this time around.

Hell, the whole game has a LOT of jokes in it.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on February 02, 2010, 06:50:36 pm
I prefer Tali's

"Go for the optics Chikktika! Go for the Optics!" "~Bzzzzt~"

:D :D :D

Remind anyone of anything else?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on February 02, 2010, 07:01:02 pm
Remind anyone of anything else?

(http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/589/toweliej.jpg)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on February 02, 2010, 09:20:49 pm
"They thought they could control the first Hanar Spectar..."

"This one forgets if its thermal discharge clip is over capacity.  It wonders if you find yourself fortunate."

"They were wrong."

"This one doesn't have time for your solid waste excretions."


Awesome.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: shock223 on February 02, 2010, 09:38:41 pm
alright here's a question:


why were the Reapers sololy focusing on humanity on building a Reaper? most people i have talked to is that is was the "new" Sovereign that was supposed to go back in and open the relay back up
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Xeno264 on February 03, 2010, 12:59:50 am
The whole Collectors actually being re-purposed Protheans was an unexpected twist, I almost felt sorry for the poor squid-guys.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on February 03, 2010, 03:32:24 am
"They thought they could control the first Hanar Spectar..."

"This one forgets if its thermal discharge clip is over capacity.  It wonders if you find yourself fortunate."

"They were wrong."

"This one doesn't have time for your solid waste excretions."


Awesome.

"Enkindle THIS!"
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PocketKangaroo on February 03, 2010, 06:45:56 am
Does anyone know how to make it so that My entire team survives the suicide mission because I really want that achievement
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on February 03, 2010, 06:51:05 am
I managed it just by buying every ship and crew member upgrade, doing every loyalty misson, and using appropriate crew members for various tasks on the collector base.  For example, a lot of people seem to like using Thane as the Infiltrator, who goes though the ventilation tubes to unlock the doors.  He always dies.  I assume this is because he is not a tech character.  I used Legion and had no problems.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Eagle on February 03, 2010, 07:20:29 am
So I got this game for me and a buddy of mine. I'm hoping it's less buggy than the first.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PocketKangaroo on February 03, 2010, 07:22:35 am
I managed it just by buying every ship and crew member upgrade, doing every loyalty misson, and using appropriate crew members for various tasks on the collector base.  For example, a lot of people seem to like using Thane as the Infiltrator, who goes though the ventilation tubes to unlock the doors.  He always dies.  I assume this is because he is not a tech character.  I used Legion and had no problems.

I used Tali for infiltrator and Zaeed for the second squad and they both died
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 03, 2010, 07:43:47 am
"Go for the optics Chikktika! Go for the Optics!" "~Bzzzzt~"

"Go get 'em girl!"


I managed it just by buying every ship and crew member upgrade, doing every loyalty misson, and using appropriate crew members for various tasks on the collector base.  For example, a lot of people seem to like using Thane as the Infiltrator, who goes though the ventilation tubes to unlock the doors.  He always dies.  I assume this is because he is not a tech character.  I used Legion and had no problems.

I used Tali for infiltrator and Zaeed for the second squad and they both died

There's a certain amount of chance involved, and also you need to get everyone's tech upgrades for a higher chance of survival. You can apparently have a total survival having the loyalty of only 5 crew members. A Bioware Dev said it's possible with only 3, but that's probably pushing it.

Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on February 03, 2010, 07:52:03 am
"Go for the optics Chikktika! Go for the Optics!" "~Bzzzzt~"

"Go get 'em girl!"


"Nothing's faster than Chikktika!"
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on February 03, 2010, 08:12:07 am
If you're interested in some severe speculation and other stuff, the people over at the Mass Effect Wiki (http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Mass_Effect_Wiki) have spent far too much time thinking about these things. As per the previous questions, feel free to look up "collectors" or "reapers" or "harbinger". That should give you some nifty tidbits.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Haseri on February 03, 2010, 11:36:01 am
Oh yeah, the people you need to get everyone to survive is in the walkthrough there. Could do with some cleaning up though...

I couldn't help but feel sorry for that turian in Eternity.

"Don't worry, I got nerve-stimulators installed into my suit."

"And I hear the loves scenes are really...wait, what?"

And that poetry-reading Krogan.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 03, 2010, 11:39:25 am
Poor guy. I hope he works his way out of that Friend zone between ME2 and 3.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Eagle on February 03, 2010, 11:44:49 am
Goddamnit, I'm scanning planets and I had a nice amount of resources and the game decides to crash. Garb darnit.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Digital Hellhound on February 03, 2010, 12:27:12 pm
I went to buy ME1 again and, personally, (you might disagree with me here) I like it more than 2. ME2's very good, but it's just not as awesome as the original.

I'm gonna do another playthrough where I keep Ashley alive (the save I was playing from in 2 was one I tried to skip the conversation before the choice of who you leave and... well, hit the save Kaidan option. (I've left her to die on purpose before, but accident in this case.)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 03, 2010, 12:56:09 pm
I went to buy ME1 again and, personally, (you might disagree with me here) I like it more than 2. ME2's very good, but it's just not as awesome as the original.

I am aware this is your opinion, but I'm allowed to disagree with it. I mean, someone with a different opinion to me? This is unpossible.

The cinematics, the storyline, the humour and all of the characters are vastly more awesome than the first game. Just compare Joker, Garrus, Tali, Liara, the conversations you overhear and the general atmosphere of the game with ME2 and you'll see a vast improvement. But I do miss the huge space battles.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on February 03, 2010, 01:06:53 pm
Gameplay wise I prefer the first.  Story, character, writing and atmosphere I prefer the second.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on February 03, 2010, 01:15:37 pm
Actually.

I prefer the Shotgun and Sniper Rifle in 2 over 1. And global cooldowns rather than long cooldowns per power. Thats it though gameplay wise. I still think 2 > 1
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on February 03, 2010, 01:37:12 pm
I agree, I do like the new power system, but I just really dislike the ammo.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Eagle on February 03, 2010, 01:48:31 pm
I agree, I do like the new power system, but I just really dislike the ammo.
There's always plenty of ammo around, I never seem to run out, except for my heavy weaponry.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on February 03, 2010, 02:49:39 pm
The story and character management was better in the first. The gameplay and pacing was better in the second.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PocketKangaroo on February 03, 2010, 02:51:44 pm
According to the "internet" (as if that's real), to have everyone survive the final mission you have to do the following

Choose Tali/legion for the specialist (as long as they're loyal) and choose Garrus/Jacob/Miranda for the squad leader, a loyall squad member for the escort, Samara/Jack for the biotic and your final squad needs to all be loyal
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on February 03, 2010, 03:37:48 pm
The refund man is the most dedicated man I know.

Two years to get a refund...
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 03, 2010, 03:55:18 pm
According to the "internet" (as if that's real), to have everyone survive the final mission you have to do the following

Choose Tali/legion for the specialist (as long as they're loyal) and choose Garrus/Jacob/Miranda for the squad leader, a loyall squad member for the escort, Samara/Jack for the biotic and your final squad needs to all be loyal


Not true.

I used Legion for the specialist on the first part of the mission, he died even though he was loyal. Though admittedly I did choose the riskier 'crawl through the vents and hack the doors' plan. What annoyed me slightly is that he didn't die while actually doing his assigned mission.

Anyhoo. Completed it just now. That save file will now be laid to slumber until ME3 comes out. I will not insult the noble sacrifices of Mordin and Legion by savescumming for a perfect ending!
But thats just the way I want to play it. My second playthrough will probably be the one where I play around with possibilities and what have you, but I feel like seeing through Sam Shepard's story in one long run, I've grown quite attached to that gaunt, big-nosed ginger-goatee'd face :D
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on February 03, 2010, 04:09:11 pm
How on Earth did I manage this with nobody dieing on the first try?  I thought it was fairly common for them all to survive, but apparently not.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on February 03, 2010, 04:10:01 pm
The only thing I did wrong was send Thane through the vents, which was a mistake on my part anyways.

I found it be fairly easy to have everyone survive, actually.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on February 03, 2010, 05:20:30 pm
According to the "internet" (as if that's real), to have everyone survive the final mission you have to do the following

Choose Tali/legion for the specialist (as long as they're loyal) and choose Garrus/Jacob/Miranda for the squad leader, a loyall squad member for the escort, Samara/Jack for the biotic and your final squad needs to all be loyal


Not true.

I used Legion for the specialist on the first part of the mission, he died even though he was loyal. Though admittedly I did choose the riskier 'crawl through the vents and hack the doors' plan. What annoyed me slightly is that he didn't die while actually doing his assigned mission.

Anyhoo. Completed it just now. That save file will now be laid to slumber until ME3 comes out. I will not insult the noble sacrifices of Mordin and Legion by savescumming for a perfect ending!
But thats just the way I want to play it. My second playthrough will probably be the one where I play around with possibilities and what have you, but I feel like seeing through Sam Shepard's story in one long run, I've grown quite attached to that gaunt, big-nosed ginger-goatee'd face :D

You... you are ok with losing Mordin?!?!?! WHAT?!

Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on February 03, 2010, 05:30:20 pm
I feel like seeing through Sam Shepard's story in one long run, I've grown quite attached to that gaunt, big-nosed ginger-goatee'd face :D

So your ginger-goatee'd Shepered is characterized by his big nose?  Mine has squinty eyes.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Gungnir on February 03, 2010, 06:49:33 pm
Mine's a large nosed asian. Small features otherwise.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on February 03, 2010, 07:14:01 pm
Mine's the default Vanderloo shepard <_<
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on February 03, 2010, 07:39:33 pm
How on Earth did I manage this with nobody dieing on the first try?  I thought it was fairly common for them all to survive, but apparently not.

I'm with you, bro. Not sure what these other fools are doing wrong. They must have the wrong religion or something. :-\
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 04, 2010, 01:18:44 am
Hey guys, look, it's the Bioware forum's latest meme!

(http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/3448/10cvns6.png) (http://img12.imageshack.us/i/10cvns6.png/)

Cannot unsee.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Snork on February 04, 2010, 02:22:11 am
Mother of god
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Digital Hellhound on February 04, 2010, 06:58:40 am
I am aware this is your opinion, but I'm allowed to disagree with it. I mean, someone with a different opinion to me? This is unpossible.

Oh, sorry Plank, you seem to have missed the 'personally' in my post, which means it was my personal opinion, and you all were free to disagree.

I'm gonna get everyone loyal, all upgrades (apparently, that helps as well), the right people for the right jobs and hope for the best on my second try.
(My only mistake on my first try was to put Jack to keep up the shield (she wasn't loyal, but neither was Samara, so...)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 04, 2010, 10:17:03 am
I am aware this is your opinion, but I'm allowed to disagree with it. I mean, someone with a different opinion to me? This is unpossible.

Oh, sorry Plank, you seem to have missed the 'personally' in my post, which means it was my personal opinion, and you all were free to disagree.

That's exactly what I said. Thanks for being so supportive.

Love you too.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Digital Hellhound on February 04, 2010, 10:33:11 am
That's just how I roll, Plank.

>_>

<_<

Also, as playing ME2 awakened an urge to play ME1, playing ME1 makes me want to play 2 as well. And when I'll play 2 again... you can probably see where I'm going with this.

What happens when 3 comes out? I'll want to play both games at the same time? Damn, I have to get a second TV and a 360. Two hands, both for one game, right?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Grazony on February 04, 2010, 10:45:43 am
Hey guys, look, it's the Bioware forum's latest meme!

*._.*

Cannot unsee.

I like this. Its the ultimate twist ever!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 04, 2010, 11:12:07 am
And now, second in the series of pictures that will ruin tali for you:

(http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/6690/jrywyh.jpg) (http://img62.imageshack.us/i/jrywyh.jpg/)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Snork on February 04, 2010, 11:14:55 am
I imagine this one as being more accurate.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 04, 2010, 11:16:25 am
"Hacking AI! Whoop Whoop Whoop!"
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on February 04, 2010, 11:20:49 am
You know what ruined Tali for me? Mass Effect 1.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Snork on February 04, 2010, 11:33:25 am
Was she too Styrofoamy for you?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 04, 2010, 11:39:58 am
I liked to pretend she was a robot.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on February 04, 2010, 12:38:52 pm
Nah I just didn't like her character and never really had a use for her in battle. She went up a few notches in Mass Effect 2 though.

Nothing in Mass Effect 1 or 2 was particularly styrofoamy. Doom 3 is styrofoamy.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on February 04, 2010, 12:41:02 pm
Meh, I thougt she was better than some of the others in ME1.

Namely Ash, Liara, and Kaidan and a bit better than Garrus, probably tied with Wrex... >_>
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Celdur on February 04, 2010, 01:41:38 pm
tali is pretty awesome, well...at least the quarians are, i think they are the most interesting race.
i think all the party members sort of have more character in the 2nd game...garrus sure does :D
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on February 04, 2010, 01:41:57 pm
(http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm225/SkywardDescent/9_4b6b2bba65e9ejpg.png)

AND DEAR GOD I WISH MY SHOTGUN HAD MORE AMMO >:(
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Snork on February 04, 2010, 01:47:37 pm
That reminded me of KOTOR.
I thought you had learned Bioware. I thought you had learned.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on February 04, 2010, 01:56:59 pm
AND DEAR GOD I WISH MY SHOTGUN HAD MORE AMMO >:(

^This

Also, Tali and Garrus were already my favourites.  ME2 just made me love them even more.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on February 04, 2010, 01:59:49 pm
AND DEAR GOD I WISH MY SHOTGUN HAD MORE AMMO >:(

Upgrade it? And use the Claymore Shotgun. 1 shot kills on anything with a Shield/Health or Armor/Health or plain Health.

two, maybe three shots for bosses.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Gungnir on February 04, 2010, 02:48:23 pm
Anyone having trouble finding non-loyalty mission sidequests? Maybe it's because I'm expecting to have them handed to me, and I actually have to search those unexplored planets in remote systems.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on February 04, 2010, 03:04:25 pm
yeah, I have only done three, one was clearly marked on my map >_>

Sadly, the ones I have done were...bad.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Gungnir on February 04, 2010, 04:12:31 pm
Grunt's loyalty ability is locked for me...even though I did his mission.

i think it has something to do with doing everything on Tuchanka in one landing. Mordin's mission, Grunt's mission, monkey-shooting, etc.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Fink on February 04, 2010, 04:50:47 pm
Go to a planet, and EDI will sometimes say "Anomaly Detected" (You don't even have the scan 1st, it will just pop up)

I found the "ship on side of cliff mission" that way. Good mission.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 04, 2010, 04:56:09 pm
You... you are ok with losing Mordin?!?!?! WHAT?!

Hey, I'm not pleased about it. But whats the point of having a game where your choices carry over to the sequel if you just redo everything? :P

I did like Mordin as a character (not so great as a squadmate, didn't like his abilities that much) but now I guess I get to look back on the noble sacrifice he made.
He was pretty damn old for a Salarian anyway, and had a life full of achievements to be remembered by. Yessir, wonderful wonderful achievements >_>
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on February 04, 2010, 05:21:32 pm
Grunt's loyalty ability is locked for me...even though I did his mission.

i think it has something to do with doing everything on Tuchanka in one landing. Mordin's mission, Grunt's mission, monkey-shooting, etc.

Are you sure you're finished Grunt's acheivment?  Check with your journal, you may still need to talk to someone.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Fink on February 04, 2010, 06:20:44 pm
Oh man, I found the video of it!

I just ran into this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxrO5-HPIAw

 :D
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on February 04, 2010, 06:32:30 pm
Hm.. you know...

I've seen that 3 times in this thread now...
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Gungnir on February 04, 2010, 06:35:08 pm
Grunt's loyalty ability is locked for me...even though I did his mission.

i think it has something to do with doing everything on Tuchanka in one landing. Mordin's mission, Grunt's mission, monkey-shooting, etc.

Are you sure you're finished Grunt's acheivment?  Check with your journal, you may still need to talk to someone.
I'm quite certain. Seems to be a common issue. Bioware tech support forums has multiple people complaining about it.

Might be a 360 only thing?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Fink on February 04, 2010, 06:41:00 pm
Hm.. you know...

I've seen that 3 times in this thread now...

oh. sorry.  :-[

I haven't been following the thread very closely

... I'll... I'll see my self out... *jumps out windows*

*Edit*

Does this help?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PjTuSQNLI4
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on February 04, 2010, 09:22:14 pm
This was a fun part.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxrO5-HPIAw

Oh that Mordin.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Fink on February 04, 2010, 09:25:54 pm
Now your just being silly.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on February 04, 2010, 10:09:07 pm
Am not!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwzoedQ_ZQ8
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Celdur on February 05, 2010, 09:56:42 am
hey guys, if you dont want to play all the way through ME1 but want a save file with specific choices,
this site (http://www.annakie.com/me/home.htm) is there for you. (spoilers i supose)

and here you have all the choices that affect the 2nd game in one way or another:
http://www.annakie.com/me/me1.htm

ofcource, you have no use for this if you are on an xbox >.>
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Snork on February 05, 2010, 10:19:35 am
Nah, I'd rather play through the whole game first and make my own choices. Unless I hate it. Then I love you for this.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 05, 2010, 10:23:10 am
I just kicked a Varren in the face.

Post-Game side missions rock.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Snork on February 05, 2010, 10:37:36 am
Post-game? As in Post-ending?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Digital Hellhound on February 05, 2010, 11:29:06 am
There's specific side quests for you after you've finished the main story?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 05, 2010, 01:04:53 pm
Dunno, but it's very fun rushing about saving planets without the pressure of the Collectors on you.

Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Tesla on February 05, 2010, 01:26:43 pm
Does that mean this game doesn't end with credits like in ME1?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 05, 2010, 01:46:52 pm
You can shuffle about the Galaxy after the credits, doing the quests that you missed.

Unless everyone died. Then good Job hero.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Tesla on February 05, 2010, 03:06:28 pm
Awesome. 'Twas a big gripe of mine in the first game.

I'm patiently waiting until my eBay purchase of this game arrives from India. :P
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 05, 2010, 04:10:58 pm
http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/105/index/1004547 (http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/105/index/1004547)

Spoilers ahead!


Quote
That might be the most incompetent shepard to have ever graced this forum.

I salute you!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Danzik on February 05, 2010, 05:22:12 pm
http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/105/index/1004547 (http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/105/index/1004547)
Haha, that was awesome.  Seriously though, what's up with Kelly not feeding ma fish?  I have no regrets about letting her become reaper goo.

Oh, god, they have a gamestop on the citadel  :D
Ya, I love how the worker there tries to sell you "Game Copy Protection".  "Just in case the Copy Protection fails, we'll replace your game free."  I'm afraid this will give Gamestop some ideas though...

I really would have liked the option to get those two lazy crewmen sitting around in their quarters to do something.  Noone cares if your wife and kids disappeared or not. NOW GO SWAB THE DECK!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Celdur on February 06, 2010, 05:00:19 am
either im really awesome, or i really really suck...

i managed to kill off everyone that i didnt really care about in the last mission...miranda and jacob (jacob is fine but hes cerberus and all >.>), samara, jack and legion (legion was ok too but only cause he told you more about the geth, and he did that already)

so yeah... you are all talking about how easy it is to preserve m all but i couldnt really help it at all...all the deaths depend on what you do before the mission, ship upgrades and side quests etc.i did most of the loyalty side quests and got all the ship upgrades.

really though, how the hell are you going to have any chance in the 3rd game, its just crazy imposible...probably some lame thing like "if you upload a virus thingy then they will all explod! must escape out here fastly!" and you have to get a completely new team in 3 as well...or they have to make the whole story with your origonal team, and again with new characters that replace the dead ones...
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Gungnir on February 06, 2010, 08:45:13 am
Or perhaps in ME3 Shepard will work alone.

Solo!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on February 06, 2010, 12:50:10 pm
Maybe in the last one the reapers will all fly into a black hole by accident in the intro and then Sheperd goes on vaction.

Mass Effect 3: Sheperd Extreme Beach Volleyball Extravaganza
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Gungnir on February 06, 2010, 12:53:11 pm
With alien boob physx. I can see the little DLC promos now.
"New map! -- Tuchanka (Female Camp)"
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on February 06, 2010, 01:00:34 pm
Mass Effect 3: Sheperd Extreme Beach Volleyball Extravaganza
Would so buy it.

EDIT: I found the song Tali was going to play during her romance scene.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4hXyALR9vI
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on February 06, 2010, 05:08:24 pm
Why is the first 10 seconds of it just a zoom in of the singer leering creepily at you?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on February 06, 2010, 05:19:47 pm
No idea.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Crazen on February 06, 2010, 06:07:51 pm
just finished my first playthrough. saved everyone. including the crew (the Dr., the cook, and kelly)

advice: when you need a squad leader, use someone who's an actual leader, Like Garrus or miranda.

also, I still got to try taking legion on the flotila.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Gungnir on February 06, 2010, 07:23:50 pm
Yeah, the urgency doesn't really begin 'til the dropship sequence.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Crazen on February 06, 2010, 07:47:15 pm
yea, I wish you had more time between that and the Iff mision. how are you supposed to get to know legion?

and do I realy have to spoiler tag that?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Kishmond on February 06, 2010, 09:38:30 pm
Am I the only one who finds Miranda really ugly?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Gungnir on February 06, 2010, 09:42:27 pm
I don't think people mind much now...it's been 2 weeks.

Anyway, talk to him between sidequests after you finish the main story. Quite enlightening.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Crazen on February 07, 2010, 12:35:23 am
Am I the only one who finds Miranda really ugly?

probably:
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=yvonne+strahovski
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 07, 2010, 05:18:11 am
Its disconcerting how she looks EXACTLY like her voice actress except the hair colour. If I ever had the fortune to meet Yvonne Strahovski I would probably call her Miranda by accident.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 07, 2010, 05:19:07 am
If she was blonde, she'd look alright. But with black hair she looks a bit like Michael Jackson.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 07, 2010, 05:24:37 am
Blonde is a wilting ditzy damsel hair colour. Difficult ice queens like Miranda are unfailingly brunettes.

Based on her character I expect Tali is a redhead under that suit :P
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 07, 2010, 05:29:34 am
I'd prefer it if she looked like Dr Zoidberg.

"Go get 'em Chikkita vas Paws! Whoop whoop whoop!"
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Snork on February 07, 2010, 05:30:31 am
I thought it was confirmed that Tali is Wrex.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 07, 2010, 05:32:11 am
I'm glad I posted that picture, then.

(http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/6690/jrywyh.jpg) (http://img62.imageshack.us/i/jrywyh.jpg/)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Snork on February 07, 2010, 05:33:25 am
woop woop woop
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on February 07, 2010, 07:38:54 am
(http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm225/SkywardDescent/e4kuk.jpg)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 07, 2010, 07:42:42 am
Oh I've seen that one  ;D
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Snork on February 07, 2010, 07:43:23 am
CANNOT UNSEE CANNOT UNSEE
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on February 07, 2010, 09:54:52 am
Blonde is a wilting ditzy damsel hair colour.

True, but keep in mind that she was being bioengineered by a crazy fellow.  Blond hair seems a given.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Eagle on February 07, 2010, 11:29:36 am
They gave her brown hair for the femme fatale look.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Gungnir on February 07, 2010, 01:31:36 pm
Anyone read today's cerberus daily news? Super bowl CCXIX.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on February 07, 2010, 01:53:16 pm
More Mass Effect humor!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRpwG04iyow.
(http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm225/SkywardDescent/lettertoshepard.jpg)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on February 07, 2010, 03:37:06 pm
Yay!  I finally managed to get everyone killed!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Kishmond on February 07, 2010, 04:07:19 pm
Mass Effect 1 Spoilers

If Kaidan or Ashley survive, are they automatically in your squad in the next game?

Cause I didn't like either of them.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on February 07, 2010, 04:11:20 pm
No, only Garrus and Tali are back in your squad from the last game.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on February 07, 2010, 04:11:40 pm
They still appear in the game though, just as cameos.

EDIT:

AND WHY DOES MY DAMN VENT-CRAWLER KEEP DYING ON THE SUICIDE MISSION!  >:(

I heard it needs to be either legion or Tali with full loyalty, but noOOOoooo- that just can't work...


*sigh* Third time's the charm...
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on February 07, 2010, 06:05:09 pm
Do they have their character upgrades as well?

And did you remember to bring your shrunken head with you?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Gungnir on February 07, 2010, 06:15:19 pm
You also need to have a good enough secondary squad leader, I think.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on February 07, 2010, 06:21:50 pm
I had his upgrade, but the secondary leader may have been the problem.

I lost Miranda's loyalty just before the mission, and I used her as the secondary team leader.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Crazen on February 07, 2010, 06:50:37 pm
AND WHY DOES MY DAMN VENT-CRAWLER KEEP DYING ON THE SUICIDE MISSION!  >:(

I heard it needs to be either legion or Tali with full loyalty, but noOOOoooo- that just can't work...


*sigh* Third time's the charm...

garruss works well. he's been a team captain before and (unlike miranda) actualy cares about the survivability of his team.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on February 07, 2010, 06:54:42 pm
You mean garrus as a team leader, or the vent-crawler?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on February 07, 2010, 07:04:43 pm
I used Garrus as team leader for a run through and it went very well.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on February 07, 2010, 07:07:47 pm
I'll give that a try when I get to it then.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: shock223 on February 08, 2010, 12:03:07 am
alright, I've been browsing through the mass effect 2 forums and realize just how obsessed people are with Tali...

they've already broke a 1000 page thread last night and now they are back up to 111 on the second one as of now..
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 08, 2010, 05:58:16 am
I used Garrus as team leader for a run through and it went very well.

Garrus and Samara are both good team leaders.

Garrus is the best because his com chatter consists entirely of him congratulating other team members on awesome kills :D
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Eagle on February 08, 2010, 08:37:28 am
People who are good at leading:
Samara: Being a justicar brings respect
Garrus: He survived a goddamned explosion, that commands respect
Miranda: I'd follow that ass to the end of the world.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on February 08, 2010, 09:38:57 am
Garrus: He survived a goddamned explosion, that commands respect

Not just any explosion, he caught a rocket between his teeth, bit it in half and then glared angrilly at his quarry before playing dead so Sheperd could have his fun.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Eagle on February 08, 2010, 09:43:53 am
Talking to Grunt more, I've discovered he's a bastard, but a lovable bastard.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on February 08, 2010, 01:49:17 pm
New DLC tommorow!

http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/103/index/1074772

Oh, and its free.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on February 08, 2010, 02:11:20 pm
See, I already played and finished the game twice and got 100 percent. This DLC seems useless until they send over some new levels.

Now, if they have a quest to get the armor... that's nifty.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on February 08, 2010, 02:16:48 pm
I have a feeling they will eventually, but not as a cerberus network DLC, we'll probably have to pay for a mission.

Still, I very much enjoyed Bringing down the sky, so something like that would be nice.

Didn't like Pinnacle Station though...
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on February 08, 2010, 02:18:29 pm
Oh I have no problem paying for DLC. I just want DLC that's worthwhile.

I'd thought that they said there would be "good" DLC out fairly soon. Or at least I remember them spouting off about that before the game came out.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on February 08, 2010, 02:28:00 pm
Yeah, so I heard too, but it seems the only other confirmed DLC is the Hammerhead.

But that could lend to some new missions.

Only problem is that they will most likely be as shallow as the N7 quests.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Crazen on February 08, 2010, 03:51:33 pm
love the things Mordin says:

"could be opportunity to get close, need guns, wait, have guns. excellent!"
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on February 08, 2010, 03:58:36 pm
"Have killed in many ways: Guns, knives, drugs, poison- Once with farming equipment- but never medicine!"

Or something along those lines.

And god damn it, I can't even go into the Bioware forums anymore! We get it, you like Tali!
They give people like me, who just just like her as a character, a bad image...

Now you say you like Tali, and people assume you have some fetish for her...
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Crazen on February 08, 2010, 06:58:59 pm
New DLC tommorow!

http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/103/index/1074772

Oh, and its free.

a long range shotgun that peirces armor? that means Vanguards have no flaws.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 09, 2010, 02:32:12 am
Yes, because an armour piercing shotgun has equivalent range and accuracy to a sniper rifle or an assault rifle.

¬_¬

Please slap yourself in the face.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Haseri on February 09, 2010, 10:16:49 am
Who here downloaded Mass Effect 2? If so, where is the Cerberus Code?

I'm paying another £10.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Tesla on February 09, 2010, 11:16:49 am
Apparently a lot of people are getting this. They're meant to be emailed to you.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: B.A.S. on February 09, 2010, 02:02:27 pm
Finally got this game...I must say the Archangel quest almost had me in tears near the end (You all know what I mean *ahem* Gunship). Glad my bromance with Garrus is back tho!

So guys....last night I was with this woman. Lets just say I had the Reach....she had flexibility.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 09, 2010, 06:16:34 pm
I downloaded and played the Zaeed DLC today and I must say i was not impressed.

The character doesn't seem terrible (Though he is strongly reminiscent of Carth or whatever his name was from Kotor) but you never really geta  chance to actually find out.

He has NO recruitment mission. He immediately hands you the loyalty mission, then if you try to talk to him all you get is soundbites from him, you can't actually engage in a conversation.

The loyalty mission is amazingly average. Just go to a base and kill some guys. There's a choice half way through which is either a no brainer based on a alignment or just a  no-brainer based on the fact that even renegade Shepard isn't actually evil.

Then once you get the loyalty mission done Zaeed sort of decides he'll give teamwork a try, even though that seems to run counter to the brief character snapshot you got from talking to him once and playing one measly mission with him.

Oh, and this 'new character' has a grand total of ONE ability which isn't already possessed by another character, and that one ability is almost the same as Mordin/one of the shepard classes' fire blast ability.

At least its free :P
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Crazen on February 09, 2010, 06:29:27 pm
my question is how do you chose the paragon option and still get his loyalty?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Raz on February 09, 2010, 06:54:32 pm
You don't.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: shock223 on February 09, 2010, 10:05:51 pm
my question is how do you chose the paragon option and still get his loyalty?

basically you save the workers instead of going after his revenge kill

do that and you paragoned it.


And god damn it, I can't even go into the Bioware forums anymore! We get it, you like Tali!
They give people like me, who just just like her as a character, a bad image...

Now you say you like Tali, and people assume you have some fetish for her...

well, the Tali cult is has swelled in numbers the last couple of days.. and now the threads about here are breeding faster than rabbits on ******..

Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 10, 2010, 05:03:44 am
my question is how do you chose the paragon option and still get his loyalty?

basically you save the workers instead of going after his revenge kill

do that and you paragoned it.

You have to have a high enough paragon score to be able to use the charm option though.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Digital Hellhound on February 10, 2010, 05:40:01 am
I liked Charm and Intidimate as skills better, now it's just connected to your Paragon/Renegade meters, which sucks if you're not playing a complete Paragon or a complete Renegade.
It's more fun playing a Shepard that, while a good guy, does whatever necessary to make his mission a little bit easier.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 10, 2010, 05:45:26 am

And god damn it, I can't even go into the Bioware forums anymore! We get it, you like Tali!
They give people like me, who just just like her as a character, a bad image...

Now you say you like Tali, and people assume you have some fetish for her...

well, the Tali cult is has swelled in numbers the last couple of days.. and now the threads about here are breeding faster than rabbits on ******..


(http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/4728/metal.jpg) (http://img717.imageshack.us/i/metal.jpg/)

Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Tesla on February 10, 2010, 05:53:59 am
IT'S HERE IT'S HERE. ;D
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on February 10, 2010, 06:24:23 am
I liked Charm and Intidimate as skills better, now it's just connected to your Paragon/Renegade meters, which sucks if you're not playing a complete Paragon or a complete Renegade.
It's more fun playing a Shepard that, while a good guy, does whatever necessary to make his mission a little bit easier.

I think in the first game charm and intimidate were linked to paragon and renegade in that you couldn't raise charm or intimidate without a high enough level of paragon or intimidate. If it wasn't that, then it must have been that you got extra charm or intimidate points by reaching certain levels of paragon or renegade.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Digital Hellhound on February 10, 2010, 07:49:10 am
I liked Charm and Intidimate as skills better, now it's just connected to your Paragon/Renegade meters, which sucks if you're not playing a complete Paragon or a complete Renegade.
It's more fun playing a Shepard that, while a good guy, does whatever necessary to make his mission a little bit easier.

I think in the first game charm and intimidate were linked to paragon and renegade in that you couldn't raise charm or intimidate without a high enough level of paragon or intimidate. If it wasn't that, then it must have been that you got extra charm or intimidate points by reaching certain levels of paragon or renegade.

Eh, my memory might be playing tricks with me (I did most of my playthroughs using a previous character, so I start with high Intidimate and Charm anyway...)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on February 10, 2010, 07:52:53 am
It may also be that I wrote the most confusing sentence of the year. :-[
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Tesla on February 10, 2010, 07:53:07 am
I was a high paragon with really high charm and intimidate. :P
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 10, 2010, 08:15:32 am
Just had Zaheed die. It was quite funny actually, it was more like "Oh well, I appear to be dead now. Bugger you all."
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: shock223 on February 10, 2010, 10:34:10 am

And god damn it, I can't even go into the Bioware forums anymore! We get it, you like Tali!
They give people like me, who just just like her as a character, a bad image...

Now you say you like Tali, and people assume you have some fetish for her...

well, the Tali cult is has swelled in numbers the last couple of days.. and now the threads about here are breeding faster than rabbits on ******..


(http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/4728/metal.jpg) (http://img717.imageshack.us/i/metal.jpg/)



lol, meh tali is my favorite character, it's just people are borderline obessed with her on the ME forum...
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Haseri on February 10, 2010, 11:12:50 am
I did Mordin's loyalty mission yesterday. My respect for him as a chracter has increased.

And I shouted down a krogan.

Also, this (http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=7004)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Celdur on February 10, 2010, 11:23:39 am
I did Mordin's loyalty mission yesterday. My respect for him as a chracter has increased.

And I shouted down a krogan.

Also, this (http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=7004)

i was just about to post that, sort of needs a spoiler warning though :P
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on February 10, 2010, 11:37:17 am
So am I the only one who thought the plot was fine? >_>
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 10, 2010, 01:06:31 pm
So am I the only one who thought the plot was fine? >_>

Hey, I thought it was a great plot for the second game. It twists the story enough without leaving too little to be changed in the last game.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 10, 2010, 05:44:33 pm
The main plot was practically non existent.

The main plot is basically just four missions, one of which is really short and mainly characterised by 'wtf Tali's here!?!'
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Gungnir on February 10, 2010, 06:12:40 pm
I was a bit disappointed that the entirety vast majority of the (decent) sidequests were loyalty missions.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on February 10, 2010, 06:31:48 pm
Why? There were twelve. That is a lot of decent side quest. I especially enjoyed Samara's due to its unique flavor and Thane's as well for the same reason.

And I also enjoyed the main plot. Sure there were few main quest, but that doesn't mean the story was bad in any way.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Gungnir on February 10, 2010, 08:04:36 pm
 I just can't quite shake the feeling that the game was rather short, even though by-the-numbers I played ME2 for longer than ME1.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: ilikesanta on February 10, 2010, 09:17:39 pm
It's better to have a game leaving you wanting more, than a game where you just wish it would just end already.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: shock223 on February 10, 2010, 11:23:06 pm
i just found the plot kinda short..

but then again, ME1 had more crap crammed into it via being ME1
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Cow on February 11, 2010, 07:54:23 pm
It's better to have a game leaving you wanting more, than a game where you just wish it would just end already.

What's best is a game that's just right. Mmm, well-paced video game. Does a body good.

Anyway, I haven't finished the game yet, so I'll just sneak out the back.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on February 14, 2010, 09:25:12 am
(http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm225/SkywardDescent/153.jpg)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Haseri on February 14, 2010, 09:28:57 am
Even weirder on Illium, where I had that invesitgator and Liara kiss me Shepard through the helmet.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Xeno264 on February 14, 2010, 08:52:39 pm
Anyone want the Dr. Pepper DLC? (http://www.destructoid.com/get-mass-effect-2-dr-pepper-promo-dlc-without-dr-pepper-162580.phtml)  Instructions also work for any of their other EA promotions.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Doomsday on February 15, 2010, 06:52:23 am
Anyone want the Dr. Pepper DLC? (http://www.destructoid.com/get-mass-effect-2-dr-pepper-promo-dlc-without-dr-pepper-162580.phtml)  Instructions also work for any of their other EA promotions.

I did this to get all 3 ME2 DLCs and the Spore Parts. >.>

I can't wait for the Hammerhead and Kasumi DLC packs. I hope that we get get a full expansion pack a la Dragon Age by the end of the year (I'm thinking a fall/winter 2010 release would be good) to expand the story and to tide us over until ME3's late 2011/early 2012 release.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on February 16, 2010, 10:07:21 am
*END SPOILERS*
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7Oc-pstqpc
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: B.A.S. on February 16, 2010, 01:06:16 pm
ahah sweet! I finally beat the game, I was slightly confused by the end and the *Cough* Terminator  *Cough*, but besides that it was a great game. My bromance with Garrus worked out perfectly to, I almost got worried at one point during the suicide mission but he made it out alright....I cant say the same for Mordin tho. :'(
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on February 16, 2010, 01:38:25 pm
Spoiler that.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 16, 2010, 02:11:43 pm
ahah sweet! I finally beat the game, I was slightly confused by the end and the *Cough* Terminator  *Cough*, but besides that it was a great game. My bromance with Garrus worked out perfectly to, I almost got worried at one point during the suicide mission but he made it out alright....I cant say the same for Mordin tho. :'(

Haha, Same here. I nearly crapped my pants when I thought I'd lost Garrus. Shame about Mordin <_<
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Celdur on February 16, 2010, 02:13:35 pm
BAS...you didnt really remove most of the spoilers >.> the whole last part is one :P
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 16, 2010, 02:15:18 pm
Actually, that was me. I wouldn't say its a spoiler though. Who lives and who dies in the last mission is basically different in every game :P
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 17, 2010, 11:01:43 am
Here's the Hidden Wrex Romance Scene. (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/1461-Mass-Effect-2)


Seems like Yahtzee liked it, which is good.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: B.A.S. on February 17, 2010, 12:58:10 pm
BAS...you didnt really remove most of the spoilers >.> the whole last part is one :P

I thought it was pretty clear before the game came out that this game was based around a suicide mission! :P
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on February 17, 2010, 11:49:16 pm
Here's the Hidden Wrex Romance Scene. (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/1461-Mass-Effect-2)

Lies!  That's not a Wrex romance scene!  That's not a Wrex romance scene at all!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 18, 2010, 03:31:48 pm
Tonight, on Bioware Forums Theatre.....


One of the most expertly hijacked threads I have ever seen. (http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/105/index/1296739/3)

edit:

And now my new post-game version of the Tali-Garrus conversation!

Garrus: So Tali, I heard you and Shepard spent a bit of quality time in his cabin? Wanna tell me about it?
Tali: No.
Garrus: Come on! I'm sure there's a perfectly good reason why a young woman would spend a whole night alone with a dashing Commander!
Tali: This conversation is over.
Garrus: Tell me how your immune system is doing!
Tali: I have a shotgun
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on February 18, 2010, 03:34:36 pm
I was just reading through that, good stuff.  :D

So you are Dave the Seagull! I knew it!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 18, 2010, 04:24:08 pm
Man, the Bioware forums are funny.

Quote
meanwhile in dark space

Harbinger: The real threat is Shepard! We need to-

Turian Skeleton Reaper Councilor: Oh, "Shepard." The immortal organic who can come back to life with the help of a mysterious organization, who can singlehandedly destroy our vanguard and our enslaved Protheans -leaving no proof, conveniently- with the help of a rag-tag team of lovable misfits, and who can solve lifelong grudges and blood feuds through the use of an all-powerful "wheel of dialogue." We have dismissed your claims.

Harbinger: *right tentacle*
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on February 18, 2010, 06:11:37 pm
Thats so full of win.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on February 19, 2010, 06:29:02 am
So how did people here deal with the Heretics?

I rewrote them, but I'm not sure if thats the right thing to do (I am going paragon). I mean, in a way, its no different than indoctrination, but its also removing whatever indoctrination the reapers had over the heretics, if there was any at all.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 19, 2010, 07:04:39 am
All that destroying the Geth station will do is piss the rest off and kill lots of useful geth.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on February 19, 2010, 08:43:38 am
Thats what I thought.

Either way, this is hilarious!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn-swno6Ej8

I'd run too if Iron Man told me it was going to blow!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 19, 2010, 10:14:34 am
I just did that bit on my renegade run through.

Femshep actually does those lines better I think (She generally seems to have a better handle on the renegade lines) I guess Jennifer Hale is just a secret badass.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on February 19, 2010, 01:06:07 pm
All I ever did was punch that guy... I feel left out now. :(
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 19, 2010, 02:39:50 pm
Bioware Forums Drone, on the Asari Bartender:

Quote
I would vote for this, and I lick her just the way she is.

Edit: Should I edit out my Freudian slip? No, I think I'll just leave it.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Eagle on February 19, 2010, 07:13:13 pm
I like the bartender, she's such a tease though, always refusing sex.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on February 19, 2010, 07:14:53 pm
Dude, shes like over a 1000...


Though, given the opportunity my non Tali shep would be on Samara like it was his job.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Gungnir on February 19, 2010, 07:27:25 pm
Morinth's romance is by far the most satisfying.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Crazen on February 19, 2010, 07:40:15 pm
naw, I would say Mordin's, though it ends before it starts...
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on February 19, 2010, 08:28:52 pm
Well got it right this time.

The only casualties of my suicide mission were my fish... God damn it...
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Doomsday on February 19, 2010, 08:39:16 pm
Well got it right this time.

The only casualties of my suicide mission were my fish... God damn it...

I know someone here has to have some sort of webcomic. Do this. Now.


Please?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 20, 2010, 06:08:22 am
Did the last sweep of the cargo hold show a dozen tiny coffins?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 20, 2010, 06:35:23 am
Strange the the Collectors took all of your crew, but not the Miniature Giant Space Hamster or the Fish. All that was left was Joker, the Hamster and the fish. All the pets then :P
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on February 20, 2010, 06:44:16 am
I found it odd that Shepard told TiM that some people gave their lives to complete mission when... well... No one did.

Besides my fish of course <_<
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Crazen on February 20, 2010, 07:07:09 am
some crew members died regardless of your actions
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 20, 2010, 07:08:36 am
Someone did on my run, but not by that point. Mirinda must have gotten all hissy covering my back that I sided with SuZe and jumped headlong into a Collector rocket or something, since she didn't make it back to the ship on the final part. My attack team survived though. :P
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 20, 2010, 08:18:40 am
Strange the the Collectors took all of your crew, but not the Miniature Giant Space Hamster or the Fish. All that was left was Joker, the Hamster and the fish. All the pets then :P

Its not strange. The collectors are single-mindedly interested in humans. The implication seems to be that the previous 'small scale' collector activity of collecting small groups of genetically aberrant members of various species was a means of assessing the 'potential' of those species based on some criteria given to them by the Reapers. At some point they concluded their studies and decided humans were their target, and started only abducting humans.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Celdur on February 20, 2010, 10:11:12 am
because a giant terminator beaming through space is perfect
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 20, 2010, 10:13:45 am
Well yeah, they were going to make it look like Brock from the Venture Bros. You just can't see that when it was half made.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on February 20, 2010, 11:49:17 am
II've been hearing some rumors, expect a preview of new DLC at GDC.

Hopefully full-fledged add-on DLC, like BDTS, not the Hammerhead.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Xeno264 on February 20, 2010, 06:23:12 pm
I hope it'll be a full-fledged DLC, as Skyward said, but with the Hammerhead included. It makes no sense not to put the Hammerhead out without a substantial DLC to go with it, otherwise there'd be nowhere to take the Hammerhead. My question is, how does the Hammerhead get to the planet's surface? It can't be airdropped like the Mako, the SR-2 can't do that, that's why we need the Kodiak to take us down.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on February 20, 2010, 06:27:36 pm
Guessing its like the Mako, now that its a hover-tank, it'll be a lot smoother.

But I think the the DLC packs are going to be separate. The hammerhead is apparently for a few choice N7 missions, and it'll be free. If they made full DLC, it'll probably cost money.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Xeno264 on February 20, 2010, 10:38:09 pm
Anyone else done some Coalesced.ini modding? So far I've eliminated the need to search for heatsinks (while still having to reload), can storm for longer out of combat, my Biotics now affect those with special protection and I have all N7 armour pieces available at the start of the game.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 21, 2010, 06:10:29 am
II've been hearing some rumors, expect a preview of new DLC at GDC.

Hopefully full-fledged add-on DLC, like BDTS, not the Hammerhead.


I hope its Kasumi. I'm intrigued by this new team member. Hopefully the later release means she'll have a bit more interest than Zaeed. Like a recruitment mission, at least.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on February 21, 2010, 08:15:52 am
This is simply awesome:
(http://filesmelt.com/dl/Mass_Effect_Consensus_Achieved_by_bleedingcrow.jpg)
(right click > View image)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Crazen on February 21, 2010, 11:09:44 am
too small. cant read it
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on February 21, 2010, 11:34:51 am
Right click > View image

You can enlarge it from there. It's great! :D
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Xeno264 on February 22, 2010, 01:40:52 am
There's a few more on the creators Devart page. (http://bleedingcrow.deviantart.com/)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on February 22, 2010, 05:16:19 am
Awesome.  I can relate with the Garrus one.  I'm so sad that he never wants to talk to me.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 22, 2010, 12:50:29 pm
Just finished my second playthrough. This time Vanguard Renegade Femshep.

Lost Thane, Zaeed and Jack in the suicide mission. I can live with that :P
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Cow on February 22, 2010, 03:01:57 pm
Little touches like, and I don't think this is a spoiler, the fact that you can punch that space monkey thing on Tuchanka make me love this game.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on February 22, 2010, 03:03:31 pm
Yeah, the game has a lot of easter eggs and jokes if you look into it.

One of the funnier game's I've played in a while, really.

Mostly because of Joker >_>
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Xeno264 on February 22, 2010, 09:20:31 pm
There's a new patch out for those of you with ME2 PC.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on February 22, 2010, 09:23:12 pm
Anything particularly interesting in the changelog?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Xeno264 on February 22, 2010, 11:15:19 pm
Not really, just minor bug fixes mostly, and if you have any coalesced.ini mods you'll have to redo them.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 23, 2010, 03:27:25 am
Good. There are a few annoying bugs that have plagued my latest playthrough.

I think the most annoying is Charge not working properly on those moving collector platforms. I'll be wanting to knock a sucker off the edge and end up slamming into the cover I'm already engaged with. Rather annoying.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Haseri on February 23, 2010, 08:17:39 am
I think we'll be meeting a new race soon. (http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Raloi)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 23, 2010, 08:44:14 am
Yeah, they were all over the Cerberus network news for a few days.

I guess they'll be in a DLC or somehow involved in ME3.

Since ME3 will probably be based on securing the loyalty of the various races in the war against the Reapers it doesn't seem entirely unlikely that you'll need all the help you can get, even from the newbie races :P
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Snork on February 23, 2010, 09:06:49 am
I love the flu thing.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on February 23, 2010, 01:36:09 pm
Check out this amazing homemade legion costume (http://www.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=899464)!

And the Raloi also wear enviro-suits? I can see the hundreds of "I WAN SEE RALOI FAISE!" threads already O_O
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Snork on February 23, 2010, 01:38:07 pm
Dude that's just a screenshot where's the costume?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Raz on February 23, 2010, 02:01:24 pm
I think we'll be meeting a new race soon. (http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Raloi)

Bah... I'm tired of those crappy enviro-suited species. Seems to me like Bioware is just doing a short joke or using the enviro-suits as an excuse to make a new species without having to make the actual body...
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Snork on February 23, 2010, 02:07:35 pm
This is getting stupid to be honest. At least reveal what they look like underneath them.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Eagle on February 23, 2010, 02:10:26 pm
What I find silly is that none the masks of the envirosuits are see-through. Why the quarians would hide their faces seems beyond me.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on February 23, 2010, 02:12:39 pm
It may be tinted to protect their eyes from light?
They do live on ships for their whole life.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Snork on February 23, 2010, 02:25:27 pm
What I find silly is that none the masks of the envirosuits are see-through. Why the quarians would hide their faces seems beyond me.
They're Muslims.
It's so obvious dude.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 23, 2010, 03:03:50 pm
I think we'll be meeting a new race soon. (http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Raloi)

Bah... I'm tired of those crappy enviro-suited species. Seems to me like Bioware is just doing a short joke or using the enviro-suits as an excuse to make a new species without having to make the actual body...

They only wear suits because they have Swine Flu. No reason for them to keep wearing them in future releases.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Raz on February 23, 2010, 03:20:11 pm
Thus the stupid short joke. Maybe the flu will wipe them out or something.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 23, 2010, 03:26:51 pm
A rant I put on the Bioware Forums, and I'm proud of it so I shall put it here as well.

Quote
The worst mission is Horizon. You've been trotting along in a lovely manner for the first part of the game, and you've been given a sudden mission by Tiny Tim which you MUST GO ON! How fun! So, a few collector drones later and you come up to this big blast door! What could be on the other side? We must go in!
Whats on the other side you ask? 1 hour of misery, irritating enemies and a single respawn point. Enemies who are rediculously too tough for your current tech upgrades, who have barriers whowm none of your squad members that you currently have are well adapted to take out and refuse to take any damage whatsoever from any of your powers.
Scions can have a train thrown at them and refuse to take much more than a pixel of damage or stop moving in their current direction or alter their firing pattern in any way. Collector "Assassins" will Zerg rush you at any point you have no shields and promptly surround you and kill you. Harbingers will continually throw their insta-stunning, un-dodgable cover-ignoring lolrocket regardless of how many times I snipe them in the face and the cover is planned so that at no point can you possibly avoid being hit by something somewhere.
Oh, and if you slip up in any way your teamates die regardless of how many 100%+ health bonuses you research for them and leave you alone with all the deadly bee people and you can't hide in any remotely building like area because it's full of beetles and jellyfish and things that want to kill you.
And then-

"OUT OF WAY N00BZ. I R GUNNA TAKE OUT THIS NUB!"
"LOLOLBELLYFLOP! MY BARRIER R 1337 ONLY N00BZ USE SHIELDS LOL!"
"LOL HUSKS GET THEM I NEED TO CHAERG"
"LOL RUN OUT OF COVER N00B I R COMMING FOR U!"
"BELLY FLOP IS 1337 LOL"

All in all, this entire sequence made me want to pull out my hair and go to a small farm and strangle things.

This entire rant up to the "lololol" point was envisioned in the rambling voice of Dylan Moran.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on February 23, 2010, 04:38:20 pm
F***ing Praetorians...
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on February 23, 2010, 06:38:59 pm
I've never had trouble with Horizon.... L2P nub.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Raz on February 23, 2010, 06:42:08 pm
The entire game was hilariously easy. I just enjoyed it for the story. Like a mini-book. Okay, a really, really small mini-book.

The end boss was a total pushover. I finished him in a few minutes. Just unloaded thirteen sniper rifle rounds into him(Infiltrator), poof, big baddie is gone.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on February 23, 2010, 06:50:04 pm
My favorite weapon? The Nuke launcher.

Charge that up and then, boom. Roasted.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Raz on February 23, 2010, 06:51:17 pm
One-shot though, and I accidently killed myself more than once with that thing...   :-X
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on February 23, 2010, 06:54:20 pm
One shot of pure awesome win.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 24, 2010, 05:17:09 am
The entire game was hilariously easy. I just enjoyed it for the story. Like a mini-book. Okay, a really, really small mini-book.

The end boss was a total pushover. I finished him in a few minutes. Just unloaded thirteen sniper rifle rounds into him(Infiltrator), poof, big baddie is gone.

Then play it on a harder difficulty.

It gets tougher. Believe you me.

Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 24, 2010, 08:34:09 am
The entire game was hilariously easy. I just enjoyed it for the story. Like a mini-book. Okay, a really, really small mini-book.

The end boss was a total pushover. I finished him in a few minutes. Just unloaded thirteen sniper rifle rounds into him(Infiltrator), poof, big baddie is gone.

You need to fight a Praetorian on Insanity.

I've never had trouble with Horizon.... L2P nub.

... And you need to grow the hell up.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 24, 2010, 09:00:41 am
God, the Pretorian is tough enough on veteran. Especially when Garrus keeps running up to it and triggering its wave of death barrier regen attack D:
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Eagle on February 24, 2010, 09:12:00 am
Prae-

Torian?











GOOOOOOODDDDDDDD, it made me cry while playing on insanity.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 24, 2010, 10:05:56 am
Dara O'Briain tweeted about this game.

I nearly exploded in shock and glee.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 24, 2010, 12:53:49 pm
What did he say?

Also, he's not that big a gamer. I saw an interview where he said he couldn't get past the Bezerker in Gears of War >_>
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 24, 2010, 01:00:42 pm
I believe you're refering to Gameswipe, KS. And though he may not be a diehard gamer, he's certianally had his way with a fair amount of virtual entertainment, Portal and Half Life being two key ones. Or maybe I should stop being a Twit Tweeter.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on February 24, 2010, 04:01:08 pm
I've never had trouble with Horizon.... L2P nub.

... And you need to grow the hell up.

Wow, remind me to never joke with you.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 24, 2010, 04:04:23 pm
I've never had trouble with Horizon.... L2P nub.

... And you need to grow the hell up.

Wow, remind me to never joke with you.

You can joke about my political opinion. You can joke about any of my religious or moral beliefs. You can joke about my country, my accent or my class.

BUT under no circumstances may you joke over a matter which has plauged me for four hours straight, over and over and over again. For this is the Gamer's creed.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Raz on February 24, 2010, 04:12:55 pm
See, the nice thing about the Infiltrator is that I can just go invisible and sneak off somewhere to regen shields for five seconds. It's so helpful, almost overpowered.  ;D
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 24, 2010, 05:17:20 pm
I'm playing infiltrator on my attempt at Insanity.

Of course, first I have to get Bucky Shepard through ME1 because there don't seem to be any save files online which have the choices I want.

Kill Rachni queen, kill Wrex, Save Kaidan, Kill Council.

I call it the 'incompetent Shepard' play-through.

In 2 I likewise plan to make choices which will totally screw over my chances in the third game.
Reveal Tali's father was a traitor, release the genophage cure to all Krogan, kill all the heretic Geth, Betray Samara and recruit Morinth, then do the suicide mission and make sure the only survivors are Shepard and Thane and then blow up the collector base. Delicious.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on February 24, 2010, 05:35:09 pm
Screwing over your chances would actually include the opposite of your last choice im pretty sure... And I was unaware you could release the genophage cure. You can sort of hint it to Moridin but thats it....
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Crazen on February 24, 2010, 07:26:09 pm
yea, blowing up the base is a good thing. as is saving the cure for the krogan
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Gungnir on February 24, 2010, 07:55:52 pm
No, it's not necessarily good (for humanity), just paragon.

If I'm interpreting what you're saying correctly, I think that needed slight clarification. Though, maybe I'm wrong. Meh.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 25, 2010, 01:25:02 am
Yeah, I'm going with whats bad for humanity. Not whats Paragon.

I wasn't aware you couldn't directly release the genophage cure for the Krogan. In my last two playthroughs I saved it for later and destroyed it. I guess I'll destroy it if letting it out publicly isn't an option
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Crazen on February 25, 2010, 06:10:02 am
how could you realease it? it's not finished yet.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Celdur on February 25, 2010, 08:41:38 am
if you released the research so far, it would only take a few years to finish.
starting from scratch would take much much longer, especialy if you wernt on the team that made the virus in the first place.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Xeno264 on February 25, 2010, 11:03:26 pm
The Hammerhead is coming in March over the Cerberus network, along with five missions it's usable in, as part of the "Firewalker" pack. Apparently it's got heat-seeking missiles now. Can't post the link due to the fact I'm posting on the Wii (PC's buggered :'(), but it should be easy to find on Google.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on February 27, 2010, 11:24:48 am
(http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm225/SkywardDescent/dudeyoureagenius.jpg)
For those that don't get it (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SLGqwotv88)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 27, 2010, 11:41:47 am
Damn Batarians.

I'm betting we have to put up with one of those as a squad-mate next game.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Crazen on February 27, 2010, 01:13:09 pm
yea, their about the only practical race not used yet, cept Vorcha, but I doubt that would ever happen
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on February 27, 2010, 06:39:35 pm
Vorcha aren't practical.

They're the 'goblins' to the Krogan 'orc'. Yeah I said it!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 28, 2010, 06:34:55 am
yea, their about the only practical race not used yet, cept Vorcha, but I doubt that would ever happen

I think they can find a way to make Hanar and Volus squad-mates feasible. They would probably have some sort of portable mass effect whatnot that levitates them or allows them to move around faster. Or the Volus could ride around in a sort of mech suit.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 28, 2010, 06:37:52 am
I wouldn't mind having Blasto, the Hanar Spectre on my side.

Also:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v33hZF7aKd8
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 28, 2010, 06:38:43 am
The squadmates in the next game will be Kal Reegar, Patriarch, doped up biotic Volus, Blasto the Jellyfish, a collector that's turned good and Kaidan or Ashley.

But seriously, I think Kal Reegar would be a good choice for a squadmate as long as you managed to keep him alive in the second game.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Crazen on February 28, 2010, 11:12:14 am
I'm pretty shure if they could die, they cant be squadmates, cause then you would be shortchanged on your team.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on February 28, 2010, 11:15:59 am
doped up biotic Volus

Fun fact for those of you who havn't read the Mass Effect books, guys like him only get biotic powers when they are high on red sand.  Yay drugs!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 28, 2010, 03:32:12 pm
I'm pretty shure if they could die, they cant be squadmates, cause then you would be shortchanged on your team.

If Bioware are smart they could write the game so that there are alternatives to fill certain roles. Kal died? Well no problem because if Tali survived then you have a quarian and if Ashley lived in the first game you have a soldier.
But really, who says everyone has to have access to all the squadmates? Its not a multiplayer game so there needn't be any concept of balance.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Haseri on March 01, 2010, 06:52:30 am
It's going to be Kal'Reegar (Jayne? On my team? Yes please), the real first hanar spectre whom Blasto is based off of, and an elcor soldier, with guns strapped to his back.

At least those three.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on March 01, 2010, 02:02:53 pm
(http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm225/SkywardDescent/Iamtheheroomegadeserves.jpg)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Eagle on March 01, 2010, 02:45:05 pm
The new Normandy has been accommodated for personal taste.


(http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/3047/personaltaste.png)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: ilikesanta on March 01, 2010, 10:28:46 pm
What does the "F" key do in the game again? 

:P
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Eagle on March 02, 2010, 09:01:39 am
Press and hold F to continue to secks
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Snork on March 02, 2010, 09:08:46 am
F
It's pretty obvious.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on March 07, 2010, 06:45:18 am
Now for a trip down nostalgia lane:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tAcIGhh5Yo


Also, freakishly long legs D:
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Eagle on March 07, 2010, 11:03:56 am
Oh wow I totally hated the elevators. They weren't even loading screens, at the end or in between I still had to wait 5ish seconds for the loading screen to pass.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on March 07, 2010, 11:24:02 am
Though the elevator music was pretty great.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Digital Hellhound on March 07, 2010, 11:25:21 am
I liked the Normandy elevator more than the loading screen in 2...
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Eagle on March 07, 2010, 12:33:57 pm
I liked the Normandy elevator more than the loading screen in 2...
At least the Normandy elevator was short.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on March 07, 2010, 12:36:50 pm
I liked the Normandy elevator more than the loading screen in 2...
At least the Normandy elevator was short.

:l
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Eagle on March 07, 2010, 05:42:13 pm
Took like a second or two to get past, while the other elevators took like a minute. A minute of standing still. Without getting to do anything.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on March 08, 2010, 12:43:10 pm
We've got some footage of the hammerhead:
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/exclusive-hammerhead-mass-effect/62772#comments_top

Sadly, I have a feeling its just going to add a bunch of boring "N7-esque missions" that don't have any real story or dialogue.

Hopefully I'm wrong.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 08, 2010, 05:28:24 pm
"YO SHEPARD! GO SHOOT SOME DOODS!"

"OKAY!"

I can't really think of a way for them to build a decent set of story-driven missions around a big tank, but we'll see.

I'm really more interested in this Kasumi character. Hopefully she'll be a little more interesting and have more to say than Zaeed, who I suspect is lacking in those departments because they had to rush out his DLC for release date.

Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on March 08, 2010, 05:34:12 pm
Again, she may not be DLC, she may have just been cut.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 08, 2010, 05:35:29 pm
D:

But she sounded promising... and and... they added her to the news on Illium!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on March 08, 2010, 05:49:06 pm
well, I'm not saying its impossible, just that its never been said officially that she would be DLC.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 08, 2010, 06:13:30 pm
well, not officially, but she was discovered in a leak!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on March 08, 2010, 06:16:12 pm
Could you also not find her files already in the game?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on March 08, 2010, 06:35:57 pm
I'm dubious about the hammerhead.  I liked the Mako, and it looks like the controls of the hammerhead are going to be even more finniky.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on March 08, 2010, 09:19:39 pm
Kasumi? From DoA?

Sweet!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 09, 2010, 05:49:53 am
(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n125/Krakowsam/Kasumi_GUI.png)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Eagle on March 09, 2010, 09:27:42 am
She's basically a human head slapped in the tali suit.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on March 09, 2010, 09:32:16 am
I'm fairly certain that was the placeholder picture.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Eagle on March 09, 2010, 09:39:05 am
The teammate template you get of her when screwing a bit with the game using hacks is supposed to be how she is going to look. Her actual ingame model is a placeholder.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on March 09, 2010, 10:13:06 am
New, free, arc projector weapon, and what looks like new armor pieces, are on the way.
http://masseffect.bioware.com/universe/arsenal/weapons/
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Eagle on March 12, 2010, 09:20:30 am
Kasumi is paid DLC.
Quote from: Joystiq
While Mass Effect 2's in-game DLC pipeline, The Cerberus Network, continues to transport new weapons (and soon, a new vehicle) to players for free, BioWare has announced the game's first pack of paid downloadable content. "Kasumi's Stolen Memory" finally completes Commander Shepard's dirty dozen, adding a confident female thief to your anti-Reaper repertoire. It's currently scheduled to launch for Xbox 360 and PC on April 6th.

After downloading the DLC, players can get in touch with Kasumi on the Citadel, either in the middle of an ongoing Mass Effect 2 game or after the completion of the main story (lesson learned from Mass Effect 1 DLC!). Once recruited, Shepard aids Kasumi on a secretive mission of recovery, which requires a suave disguise and a run-in with an influential and predictably corrupt art collector. The content, which also provides the "Locust" SMG, a flash-bang grenade loyalty power and a new Achievement, should take about an hour and a half to complete.

BioWare is currently in the midst of "internal discussion" to determine the price of the DLC, but we'll keep you updated as soon as it's finalized. Look for some impressions of "Kasumi's Stolen Memory" on Joystiq later today. Spoiler: It looks great.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 12, 2010, 09:25:39 am
Paid!? What a gyp!


Oh well, I'll probably buy it anyway :/
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on March 12, 2010, 09:52:02 am
Gyp?

How is it a gyp?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 12, 2010, 10:01:25 am
I believe I am owed something from Bioware after I went to all the trouble to play their games.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on March 12, 2010, 10:13:24 am
But you got a ton of really cool weapons that you'll never be able to use!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on March 14, 2010, 03:53:29 pm
(http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/565/hbimn.png) (http://img28.imageshack.us/i/hbimn.png/)

Discuss.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on March 14, 2010, 03:59:18 pm
HARMONY, HARMONY,

OOOH LOOOVE!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Eagle on March 14, 2010, 04:12:12 pm
Alternate version:
(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/062/c/8/keep_the_harmony_comin___by_Chasing_the_Redline.png)


Also:
(http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/4469/1267149865442.png)
(http://imgur.com/HzHjX.jpg)
(http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2010/058/d/6/ME2__Class_Effect_by_Mul.jpg)
(http://imgur.com/y6Kra.jpg)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on March 14, 2010, 04:15:46 pm
Damn! I wanted to post the musical one!

Also:

(http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/2751/1265469117566.jpg)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on March 14, 2010, 04:40:55 pm
I know I said I wouldn't be coming back for a while, but this is just all kinds of amazing.

http://www.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=906268
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on March 14, 2010, 04:42:00 pm
I know the guy who makes that. But yeah, it's incredibly hilarious. It's like Help I Fell Down a Hole, but in Mass Effect.

(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/9203/page247.gif) (http://img716.imageshack.us/i/page247.gif/)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Eagle on March 14, 2010, 04:43:36 pm
(http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/3116/mireading.jpg)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on March 14, 2010, 07:09:42 pm
It looks a lot like Flabe's stuff actually...
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on March 15, 2010, 08:34:22 am
Spoilers. But also hilarious.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbyfplLpL98

edit:

Mass Effect Devs set up twitter and formspring accounts for the ingame characters. Hopefully hilarity ensues. (http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/105/index/1774870/1)

My Favourite:

http://twitter.com/HARBINGERREAPER (http://twitter.com/HARBINGERREAPER)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Digital Hellhound on March 18, 2010, 08:39:16 am
Mass Effect Devs set up twitter and formspring accounts for the ingame characters. Hopefully hilarity ensues. (http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/105/index/1774870/1)

You sure about that?

(Anyway, funny stuff :P)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on March 19, 2010, 09:33:20 am
Quote from: Alwayswatching
Ever read Science fiction? Which is your favourite?

Quote from: Tali
Well, it's not a book, but I caught part of that old human Earth vid - Star Wars, I think it was. It was entertaining. I liked the quarian in the black cape! He was a biotic, I think.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: ilikesanta on March 19, 2010, 02:10:00 pm
In the NEW DLC Pack (http://www.joystiq.com/2010/03/19/mass-effect-2-alternate-appearance-pack-dlc-adds-new-costumes/) Everyone gets shades!!!

(http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/644/me2newcostumesdlc.jpg) (http://img714.imageshack.us/i/me2newcostumesdlc.jpg/)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on March 19, 2010, 03:58:28 pm
Bioware has DEFINITELY been reading Facepunch.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Xeno264 on March 19, 2010, 04:49:20 pm
$2? Do not want.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Celdur on March 19, 2010, 05:39:38 pm
oh wow, garrus finaly fixed his damn armor
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 19, 2010, 06:06:39 pm
Apparently it cost him 2 dollars :P
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on March 19, 2010, 06:12:45 pm
You're assuming that the sunglasses for all of them were free.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 19, 2010, 06:40:14 pm
Microfabrication.

If an omnitool can repair tech items it can make sunglasses >_>
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: shock223 on March 19, 2010, 10:04:23 pm
$2? Do not want.

meh, the free DLC couldn't last forever.. 
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Xeno264 on March 19, 2010, 11:45:33 pm
We've a release date for the firewalker pack, it's dropping on the 23rd.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on March 20, 2010, 03:33:00 pm
Ready for round 2?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sx-W3WsQlFg
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Eagle on March 21, 2010, 02:24:17 pm
What the freck
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on March 23, 2010, 06:31:44 pm
Hammerhead came out today, haven't tried it, but I heard its pretty much crap.

As expected, to be honest >_>
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on March 25, 2010, 09:32:12 am
Project Wombat is a go. (http://www.meodia.com/news/855/mass-effect-3-project-wombat-started-most-likely-a-new-interfaceammo-hud/) I repeat, Project Wombat is a go.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on March 25, 2010, 11:53:45 am
Woject Prombat? What's that?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 25, 2010, 01:18:13 pm
That's a funny name.

I'd have called it Project Chuzzwazzer.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: shock223 on March 26, 2010, 09:53:34 pm
Hammerhead came out today, haven't tried it, but I heard its pretty much crap.

As expected, to be honest >_>

it was alright but they could have added a few more mission with it...
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Eagle on March 27, 2010, 09:45:05 am
The vehicle itself was the bomb, but the missions were just plain boring.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on March 28, 2010, 03:09:22 pm
(http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm225/SkywardDescent/deadmass.jpg)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: ilikesanta on March 28, 2010, 07:14:53 pm
^^^
You tease.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 29, 2010, 06:05:20 am
Where's the fourth party member?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on March 29, 2010, 07:36:21 am
Legion, but he's infiltrating.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 29, 2010, 07:53:40 am
Geth do not infiltrate.

Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on March 29, 2010, 08:02:58 am
Not intentionally, anyway.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on March 29, 2010, 12:22:52 pm
Geth are legion.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Haseri on March 29, 2010, 12:24:06 pm
Duh, it's Thane, doing his ninja stuff, like he did in his loyalty mission.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on March 29, 2010, 02:11:47 pm
(http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm225/SkywardDescent/taligame.jpg)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on March 29, 2010, 02:22:21 pm
Mildy NSFW, But relevant to above post. (http://img156.imageshack.us/i/taliark.jpg/)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on March 30, 2010, 10:34:45 am
(http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm225/SkywardDescent/ME2__GOOD_STUFF_by_Hungry_Spider.jpg)

I have way to much of this stuff >_>
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on March 30, 2010, 10:43:12 am
Y'know guys. I used to be part of the Bioware Community.

Now I'm just British. :-\
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on March 30, 2010, 12:10:17 pm
I do have to admit, it is really stupid that they make a huge deal over this "Bioware Community Event" and then just limit it to the US.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on March 30, 2010, 12:24:47 pm
Now I'm just British. :-\

HAHA! Douche bag!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on March 30, 2010, 01:33:48 pm
Now I'm just British. :-\

HAHA! Douche bag!

You can keep your competition, but we get the East Coast back ;)

I do have to admit, it is really stupid that they make a huge deal over this "Bioware Community Event" and then just limit it to the US.

Except New York

And Florida
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on March 30, 2010, 01:53:40 pm
Try and take it.

Come on. I dare you. 8)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on March 30, 2010, 01:56:25 pm
Board the sailships men! Ready the muskets! We're going to take down those chaps and show them what's what!

Tally ho!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on March 30, 2010, 02:38:32 pm
(http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/1069/thesnuke.jpg)

Anyone tried the Hammerhead DLC yet? How is it?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on March 30, 2010, 02:42:02 pm
GOD SAVE OUR GRACIOUS QUEEN-

Going to download Hammerhead at the weekend. Hope it's not as bad as it's bad out to be. Besides, most shark related vehicles turn out well.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on March 30, 2010, 02:53:39 pm
Hah, too true.

I've got it downloading now along with the rest of the newer (free) DLC. It'll be a cold day in Havana before they get me to pay for costumes.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on March 30, 2010, 04:32:21 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHsQR-jShWk
More crap I found.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Xeno264 on March 30, 2010, 04:53:23 pm
Anyone tried the Hammerhead DLC yet? How is it?

The vehicle itself is great, but the missions are all just standard N7 fare. The best two are the volcano station one and the one that asks you to collect artifacts and fight off geth.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on March 31, 2010, 09:04:59 am
Turn the ships around! Last minute change of plans on their part! God save the Queen!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Kishmond on March 31, 2010, 11:05:17 pm
This is probably the best game ever. The end.

And now it is bed time.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on April 01, 2010, 09:48:32 am
This looks valuable.

*slaps Miranda's ass*
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Kishmond on April 01, 2010, 01:29:37 pm
Chafing 2: The Chafening

(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b257/Kishmond/Games/Chafing2.png)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on April 01, 2010, 01:30:25 pm
I'll take it!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Ultimatum on April 01, 2010, 01:42:25 pm
Precious'll take it!

Not if I take it first!

*starts duel*
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on April 01, 2010, 01:46:29 pm
*clicks left mouse button*
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on April 07, 2010, 12:53:22 pm
Well hey, that was a quick DLC... fun though!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on April 07, 2010, 01:17:01 pm
Yeah, I heard it was short, still, downloading now.

EDIT:
Just finished, yes it was pretty short, but I rather liked it. Lovin the tux.

Also, just learned that Thane makes a Princess Bride Reference on Samara's recruitment mission if you do the paragon interrupt when meet the biotic god volus.

I am actually willing to accept Thane's existence now.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Crazen on April 07, 2010, 03:35:46 pm
The Princess Bride may be the most/only manly movie with the word 'princess' in the title
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Xeno264 on April 07, 2010, 05:08:24 pm
I'm trying to find someone I know with a Paypal account so I can buy the DLC through them...
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on April 07, 2010, 06:14:17 pm
Also, why exactly did Kasumi stash the guns and armor in a statue of Saren?
I mean, it couldn't have been a statue of anyone else?

Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on April 08, 2010, 07:21:22 am
"It's Clean."
".... It's a Plant!"
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on April 08, 2010, 02:57:07 pm
Nice little add on. Not sure if its worth the money, but Kasumi is a pretty good character. Nice abilities, fun mission and a good character, even if they did still blow us off by not giving her a proper recruitment mission and using the Zaeed method for her on ship dialogue.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on April 08, 2010, 03:26:57 pm
"It's Clean."
".... It's a Plant!"
*searches alarm clock*
"OH SHI-"
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Crazen on April 08, 2010, 10:45:33 pm
cuttlefish

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reaper_Cuttlefish

 they desighned it and named it after the same animal.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on April 09, 2010, 03:24:17 am
cuttlefish

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reaper_Cuttlefish

 they named it and desighned it and named it after the same animal.


The Reapers - So evil they named them twice.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Kishmond on April 10, 2010, 10:35:02 pm
Do squad-wide ammo powers overlap or cancel each other out?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Crazen on April 10, 2010, 10:48:15 pm
cancel, I think, so squad-wide is usless and I never use it
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on April 10, 2010, 11:28:25 pm
Yeah I never used the squad-wise stuff. It seemed to make more sense that you have everyone specialize in one type of ammo and then the concentrated impact of each would tear through enemy hordes.

Also, I plugged the computer into the TV earlier today and played some Mass Effect 2. It was beautiful.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on April 11, 2010, 05:13:30 am
The mass ammo powers can actually be really good. Especially squad shredder or squad AP ammo, since those are basically good against everything. That probably also goes for squad warp but I've never really brought Jack with me much so far.

Mass ammo is also useful on the harder difficulties where you generally don't want to spend points upgrading every character's various ammo powers individually when they could be better spent on more vital powers like warp or overload.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Eagle on April 11, 2010, 07:11:54 am
Do squad-wide ammo powers overlap or cancel each other out?
squad powers override. So you can activate it and everyone will have the same ammo power, exception being you, unless you had no previous ammo power activated.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on April 11, 2010, 10:15:35 am
I love the warp ammo. It is my own personal Jesus. Shepard.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Kishmond on April 11, 2010, 01:34:10 pm
My savior is the Arc Gun. PYEW PYEW.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Kishmond on May 17, 2010, 05:19:24 pm
bunp

Is the part where you fly into the Omega Relay a point of no return?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on May 17, 2010, 05:26:04 pm
More or less. The real super-duper point of no return is when you go to rescue the kidnapped crew; however, there is a somewhat underhanded point of no return with the Reaper IFF mission. If you do that particular mission, an unseen timer starts and you can only do one more mission before the crew is taken. As such, it is recommended to do everything you want to do before that mission because if you don't go to rescue the crew ASAP, you will lose half of them.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Cow on May 17, 2010, 05:56:44 pm
When does Legion come into play?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on May 17, 2010, 06:01:03 pm
Your team gets Legion during the Reaper IFF mission.

And this is where the secret timer comes into play. Basically, the one mission grace period that you have after the IFF mission is there so that you can do Legion's loyalty mission and then go right into the endgame.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Kishmond on May 17, 2010, 10:20:56 pm
I've almost finished the game then. Bummer.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on May 18, 2010, 08:44:12 am
Yes.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on May 20, 2010, 09:39:24 pm
Here's some good stuff about Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3! (http://kotaku.com/5544204/play-the-bits-between-mass-effect-2-and-mass-effect-3)

And also, just finished my second play through and, after much toil, I finished the game with every single solitary upgrade! Woo woo!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on May 21, 2010, 08:58:25 pm
(http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm225/SkywardDescent/vhcos8.jpg)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on May 21, 2010, 09:04:32 pm
Holy Christmas... that's really awesome!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Cobra on May 21, 2010, 10:53:40 pm
CSI Citadel station, you know I'd watch that.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: B.A.S. on May 25, 2010, 10:17:43 am
That was pure gold!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: shock223 on June 18, 2010, 10:48:29 pm
so i picked up the Overlord DLC yesterday and it's actually pretty good. not to go into it very much but the AI will piss you off then make you very very sad at the end if you do the paragon ending.

Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on June 19, 2010, 08:14:12 am
Yeah man, it's good DLC.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on June 20, 2010, 08:31:50 am
If anyone has yet to play the first Mass Effect and did not buy it for $5 off Steam yesterday, I know longer wish to know you.

EDIT:
That was a really, really good DLC! I felt pretty sad at the end when I saw David hooked up the to the VI control, with his eyes pried open and tubes in this mouth, repeating the same thing over and over.

And I got a good chuckle when the ME1 elevator music kicked on in the Geth Ship, and at the damaged security mech at the geothermal plant

Instead of doing a whole review, I'll just be lazy and say: 8.5/10, worth the price!

My main gripe was that your squad mates don't say anything again, but I guess its pretty unlikely to get each voice actor back for a single DLC.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: ilikesanta on June 20, 2010, 04:22:39 pm
Aww crap! I forgot I still never finished this game. And I just started Alan Wake too.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on June 20, 2010, 04:41:22 pm
Man, despite my Camp Comandant Shepard being desicively Renegade when I saw David all wired up like that I was slamming down the Paragon option. Awesome DLC.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Cobra on June 20, 2010, 04:55:57 pm
You know I had started working on finishing Just cause 2 but I still have a copy of Mass effect 1 which needs completion I'm going to finish that 1st.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on June 20, 2010, 05:33:20 pm
Man, despite my Camp Comandant Shepard being desicively Renegade when I saw David all wired up like that I was slamming down the Paragon option. Awesome DLC.
Yeah, I could not imagine choosing the renegade option after seeing David, much less after seeing him crying.

Not a problem for me though, I go Paragon. :P

I just feel renegade more often feels less like being a badass, and more like being a moronic douchebag.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: 762 on June 20, 2010, 08:26:31 pm
If anyone has yet to play the first Mass Effect and did not buy it for $5 off Steam yesterday, I know longer wish to know you

I wasn't going to buy it until you posted that. Then I suddenly remembered trying to buy it for 20 dollars on eBay and getting outbid. If i would spend 20 on it when I had less money, I'd surely spend 5 now. Too bad I can't play it until I get back from vacation in 6 weeks. I'm actually very excited to give it a go.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Logan Felipe on August 11, 2010, 09:29:51 pm
cuttlefish

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reaper_Cuttlefish

 they desighned it and named it after the same animal.

(http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w32/Logan_Felipe/Cuttlefish.jpg)

Having just finished the game, I find myself trying to understand how a Human form spaceship could possibly be used more effectively than a standard Reaper.

Unless...- No! They wouldn't!
Spoiler? (http://blog.foolsmountain.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/megamaid-spaceballs.jpg)


Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Galactic-Warrior on August 11, 2010, 09:31:59 pm
I highly doubt they would need a kilometer long megamaid.

That has four eyes and scary stuff on it. :P
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on August 11, 2010, 09:32:10 pm
Logan, There is no 'standard reaper'. They are all the species in which they consume. They're all unique.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Logan Felipe on August 11, 2010, 11:05:18 pm
Logan, There is no 'standard reaper'. They are all the species in which they consume. They're all unique.

I heard what EDI said. I just thought it was a bit counter-intuitive that a species that considers themselves the pinnacle of evolution would model themselves after a "weak-formed" organic species. Judging by the fleet at the end cutscene, the reapers all share the basic "cuttlefish" silhouette, with a few slight differences. My comment was more an expression of my dislike of humanoid shaped spaceships.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on August 12, 2010, 06:24:59 am
As I interpreted it, the cuttlefish design was the origonal reapers, designed after their creators.  Then, as time went on, they required organics in order to create new reapers, as evidenced by the need for human captives.  Reapers created through this process would take on the qualities of the species in question, hence humanity was chosen for it's resiliance and adapatability.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on September 01, 2010, 10:20:01 am
Trailer for Lair of the Shadowbroker! (http://masseffect.bioware.com/)

It looks quite awesome! And I think that's hover car combat!!!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on September 01, 2010, 12:10:24 pm
As I interpreted it, the cuttlefish design was the origonal reapers, designed after their creators.  Then, as time went on, they required organics in order to create new reapers, as evidenced by the need for human captives.  Reapers created through this process would take on the qualities of the species in question, hence humanity was chosen for it's resiliance and adapatability.

No one created them though, they always were. Learn2Play ME1 Nub. Plus, im pretty sure in the end cinematic they're all different in design. Also: I agree with the second half of your hypothesis completely.

LAir of the shadow broker, drool.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on September 01, 2010, 02:20:53 pm
Does look pretty cool, I liked Overlord, so I will probably like this.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on September 01, 2010, 10:32:13 pm
No one created them though, they always were.

So said a Reaper, not exactly the most trustworthy source.  Someone had to have created them at some point, even if it was a billion years ago.  The reapers either don't remember this or don't want to admit it.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on September 01, 2010, 10:33:01 pm
Sovereign was David Bowie the whole time.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on September 02, 2010, 04:56:38 am
Sovereign was David Bowie the whole time.

This makes so much sense it's stupid I didn't realise before.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on September 07, 2010, 07:14:13 pm
I LOVED the DLC!

Very enjoyable and worth the money.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on September 07, 2010, 11:14:59 pm
BAHAHAHAAHAHAHASHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!

HOLY CRAP THIS IS THE BEST GAME EVER AHHAHAHAHA

After you beat the DLc, go back to Liara's place and look at the Dossier for Legion. He has a gamer profile. Its epic. He even got suspended for taunting other players lol. Best. Character. Ever. Not to mention his COD account, god its awesome. Also, Mordin was polonious in Hamlet XD. Grunt, he reads Hemingway but deletes a Farewell to Arms, classic. And Miranda is a freak, haha!

Also I am fairly pleased with the way they handled the whole, I had sex with you two years ago and am now with Tali, thing. Pretty cool that they not only acknowledged it but it had some depth too. Liara mentions how she always noticed Tali was interested, Shepard says 'Well you could have told me two years ago' and Liara retorts with 'I didn't want any more competition'. It's little things like that that truly make the game awesome.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on September 08, 2010, 03:43:41 am
Yeah the dossiers were great.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Haseri on September 08, 2010, 05:58:40 am
And another race is added...
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: shock223 on September 09, 2010, 12:05:27 am
did anyone see the videos, some are..interesting (like Anderson talking to a Cerberus guy) while others are flat out funny (the turian getting ran over by a human driver). classic. very pleased with this DLC.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Skyward on September 09, 2010, 03:47:27 am
Yeah, the video archives were funny.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on September 09, 2010, 08:47:25 am
So game companies have been doing DLC for how many years now? And we finally have a specimen that lives up to the initial promise.

Only you, BioWare!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Logan Felipe on September 09, 2010, 11:01:33 am
Have yet to get the Lair of the Shadow Broker... After hearing this though, I'll be getting it very soon...

On the topic of Overlord, did anyone else notice the crown of thorns/crucifixion metaphor with David in the machine?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: shock223 on September 09, 2010, 10:36:21 pm
oh has anyone caught the list of the illustive man's escapades? he has done a asari matriarch..twice.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on September 09, 2010, 11:09:35 pm
Stud
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Logan Felipe on September 11, 2010, 01:40:10 am
(http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/7825/paragonverner.jpg)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Haseri on November 22, 2010, 01:43:14 am
This (http://kotaku.com/5692552/rumor-biowares-new-mass-effect-is-a-multiplayer-spin+off?skyline=true&s=i) people. And this (http://uk.xbox360.ign.com/articles/113/1135246p1.html).

What to make of it? Three codes have also been posted: One is the atomic mass of iron, the second the the coldest tempreature recorded on Earth and the last one is the link to the MI6 website.

New IP, or spin-off game?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on November 22, 2010, 08:20:04 am
Hm..... I am... disturbed and fearful if that is ME3...
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: martyk on November 22, 2010, 10:30:15 am
The new game follows rough and tumble vigilante Conrad Verner on his quest to kick alien ass.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: Logan Felipe on November 22, 2010, 10:43:16 am
I think they're releasing a mass effect spin-off online multiplayer shooter to whet people's appetites for mass effect 3, using the same engine and similar graphics as mass effect 2.

Sort of a "Mass Effect 2: ODST", or "Mass Effect: Resistance"*.

*Referring to how MGM released a low budget multiplayer FPS to whet people's appetites for Stargate: Worlds.

Remember how a lot of people were hoping they'd release a KotOR multiplayer spinoff in addition to KotOR III a few years back? This is basically the same concept. Only its actually going to happen.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: shock223 on November 27, 2010, 11:41:01 am
Hm..... I am... disturbed and fearful if that is ME3...

extremely so...

am i one of the only people who like single player RPGs to remain single player?

Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on March 26, 2011, 03:10:29 pm
Quote
A deep cover agent is missing in Batarian space, after reporting evidence of an imminent Reaper invasion. Shepard must travel to the edge of the galaxy, rescue the agent, and discover the truth behind the Arrival. Uncover new research and 3 new achievements in this spectacular new adventure for Mass Effect 2.

They arrive on March 29th. (http://masseffect.bioware.com/info/dlc/)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on March 29, 2011, 04:26:05 pm
Alrighty! I played through the DLC and I really enjoyed it. It's not as good as the Shadow Broker DLC but it's a lot like playing an actual story-mode mission, rather than a side quest.

Lots of fun!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: shock223 on March 29, 2011, 04:44:53 pm
very heavy on action though and while it does technically give you a choice, it discounts it two second later.

overall, i got the feeling that this was a marketing ploy aimed at people getting hype over ME3 rather than something on par with lair of the shadow broker.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on March 29, 2011, 04:51:23 pm
So psyched for Mass Effect 3!

And I hope we get to play out Shepard's trial on Earth. That would be awesome!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 2!!!
Post by: eropS on March 29, 2011, 08:03:03 pm
I havent gotten to play it yet ;_; stupid Cerberus network wont log me in.