During the "Iterative Level Design Process of Bioware's Mass Effect 2" panel at GDC 2009, a few videos were shown to illustrate just what BioWare's process is for, well, designing levels for the sequel to last year's well-received role-playing game.
Thats sweet! Im looking forward to it!
Though I still need to finish the first game.
Is it just me or did that look like the chase in Star Wars episode 2
someone tell me if there's hardcore, interplanetary, alien porn in this one.
I can't wait for Mass Effect 2! I'm holding on to my ME1 saves like they said to see what's up with that. I liked how they use that lil' music at 0:35 on the first video. It's a song from ME1, I always liked it. About these videos, definitely looks realy earlu build like the title says. Wasn't too excited about these but great to look at nonetheless.
The combat looks much more intense and faster and I really dug the Blade Runner/Fifth Element cut scene in the car. Game looks amazing for early development. Guess that OXCGN site got its wish despite the naysayers. http://www.n4g.com/events_g... Mass Effect 2 is leading the user poll and here it is! lol Can't wait. :)
Nice! I saw N7 armor on the character in the cutscene. Hopefully it's Shepherd. Notice how they included no dialogue for the man? The subtitles would've confirm whether it was Shepherd or not. It seems we have a Asari companion. Does this mean Liara is gone? EDIT: For all the haters, this is just showing the level design and transition, it is not the final product.
It could be the consort in Mass Effect 1: Sha'ira.
No the subtitles call her Seryna.
Looks amazing! Can't wait. Hopefully the release date doesn't slip to holiday 2010.
FINALLY!!! Sonething from Mass Effect 2!!! This is by far one of the most wanted titles for me!!! Need to see even more info now...
the mods are hard at work, be nice children lol. Anyway yeah this is the one game that will make me buy a 360 again.
i gave my 360 to my lil bro didnt really want to so i planned on getting another one sooner or later anyway. Edit to above-yea ps3 has held me down quite nicely though. something about having all the systems that i just like.
hahaha THE ALHA BUILD looks on par with uncharted 2 and we all know bioware are better devs than ND this game will be amazing and it will be a open world rpg that will last me 60hrs will you fanboys play uncharted 2 for 9hrs
good work mr mod ;p. Another game i can not wait for. All these pc,360,and ps3 games coming out i dont know what to do.
I thought it was an exclusive 360 title? Am I wrong?
i will give you the benefit of the doubt with that comment lol. Yea its going to be on pc also.
Becuase i enjoy games it dont mean i have no life. Its called saving money. it might get you somewhere someday. But its totally different if you got a familty to look after. I got 3 hobbies gaming and i go out banger raceing and drifting, great fun.
I played the first one on my PC, and I thought I'd read that this one wasn't going to be on PC due to lack of PC sales. I played it on a rig I purchased for Doom3/Half Life 2 in around 2004. That rig today plays COD4/Mass Effect/Left 4 Dead/Gears of War all in Wuxga resolution and higher resolution textures, and framerate than the console counter parts. Many you can use your 360 gamepad with, and play from the couch. There are flukes like Assassins creed that have higher requirements than god himself, but they patched it and fixed the specifications. Unless the developers optimize the games to run with a dual sli 512mb videocard, Then you'd need to upgrade to play the game. The only game anyone in the PC world has needed to upgrade their PC for is Crysis. Or unless the 360's hardware some how doubles in power since 2005. Its just an ignorant argument to pretend that a console game which performs nothing like a Crysis, or a Stalker is going to require some super investment. Its just silly. Good to see theres progress on this one, Loved the first one. Also, I've been gaming since before nes. There is no such thing as "console exclusive." I'm sorry. Either you can play it exclusively on a single device, or you cant.
You know what I mean. What I mean is not everyone plays PC hell I don't I have a emachine that I got in 2005 my videocard is a 256, you think I'm buying Mass Effect 2 or Alan Wake on my PC? No. I'm buying them for my 360 It's just the way it is with alot of 360 games. 360 is made by Microsoft.
Why does this conversation have to take place in every 360/PC game? You are all getting the game so play it on whatever system you want.
"It's just the way it is with alot of 360 games. 360 is made by Microsoft. " yes Necro 360 IS made by Microsoft, good job mate and here is your cookie :) haha didnt really understand that last sentence but anyways if your saying most people will buy it for 360 than pc that may be true but it doesn't mean you can't count it as a 360 exclusive because its not its coming out for two systems are bonita fish big? uh its what you call a trophy fish soooo.... i mean Son: whats with this guy dad? GUILTY WITH THE STORIES
best movie ever.
Not only is it going to be on PC, it's being developed simultaneously with the 360 version as well. The first Mass Effect port was outsourced to Demiurge Studios and started development, I believe, near the end of the development of the 360 version.
Looks like Mass Effect 1. and that was overrated trash
im surprised how many people seem to hate that game it took me some time to get into it, but once i did i enjoyed it thoroughly.
As much as 360 fanboys tease about PS3 games being shown of too early, bet they're wetting themselves now. Have been even though its been concept art up to now.
Are you obsessed with 360 fanboys?
Of having some game that i'm not all that interested thrown in my face as being better than one I am, and getting branded an Xbot for questioning a PS3 game.
Ahh ok, I got you. just so many fanboys in the comment zones talking about 360 fans alot instead of talking about the game or whatever. Sorry
It's A-L-P-H-A footage taken off-screen with a cheap Camera,what were you honestly expecting?
dammit i want this game so bad!
Quoted for truth.
wtf why people hate on this already its showing alpha footage! and who cares what system it comes out for still should be a good game, heard the first one was very nice other than a few video problems, plus BIOWARE.....KOTOR.... ring any bells? pc probably is going to run it the best regardless though AAND they never confirmed that its not coming out on ps3.... so im still hoping something crazy happends
I'm surprised nobody said it. Are they showing the development process or is that just textures that still haven't "popped-in" yet. :) Anyway, it's just an alpha but it looks the same as the last game. Also, it looks like it's stuttering like the first game as well. Now all they need to do is copy and paste that same room 20 times and the game is done. :) I loved ME1 but there were some glaring problems like framerate, pop-in and the exact same rooms and mines over and over again. Not a game breaker but obvious things that need to be corrected in part 2. Also, is it me or do they have some of the worst character models when it comes to movement?? The facial stuff is great but the way the characters walk like they are on ice and the lack of any death animations suck. Seems like they just throw a rag doll middleware effect on it and call it good. Why can't they take the same care with the rest of the character's body as they do the face? This game will be massacred in reviews and gamer feedback if all the problems remain unfixed in the sequel.
Calm down GEC (you've gotten worse) its in Alpha stage. I enjoyed Mass Effect 1 immensely and will be playing it again on my current account. Mass Effect 2 will again raise the bar for RPG storytelling and from the looks of it, combat will be very tight and polished. Don't hate, congratulate, people.
so it's true you will be needing your old saves, unless this is just a demonstration. the combat seems to not choke so much, i hope that the development progress of this game goes smooth.
Considering it's been a year and a half since the last game and they've already got an engine to go on, I'm shocked that it looks this incomplete at this stage. Hmm...
What are you blind, or did you just not notice the development stages listed at the bottom; as the stages got further on more and more detail was added, and you never got to see the final stage. This wasnt a demonstration of the game itself, it was a demonstration of the way they develop the game.
Hmm... Yes, I did notice that, but it still didn't look very far along to me, I guess.
Wow. i never played ME1 before but i was excited to see footage on this game and i tought it was going to be impressive.. but it wasnt IMO
Looked interesting. will check that out. Just watched this also. http://www.eurogamer.pt/vid... Looking good also.
your stuck so far up sony arse you can see nasim feet :p Just messing, dont get all angry on me. Yeah that game looks great cant wait to get my hands on that.
I thought you would post a better looking video of ME2 but no, you posted a video of a sequel to an 8 hour action game. Tsk, tsk. ME2 is a heavy-hitter 40+hour RPG in the works by the best story-tellers in the industry. Take your ps3 spam elsewhere.
Looks more cinematic then the first ME.
I wonder if they can match the quality of the defacto charators and the built from the ground up Customized ones in this new game. Thats freaky looking seems to be on par with some CGI movies already in the dialog(ue) scenes.
people are insulting the beta's graphics already, and then at the same time can't help but to want it to go multiplat... ...and because it's not going multiplat they resort back to bashing the game. hold up, i think i'm stuck in a loop hole for a second :)
Take GiantEnemyCrab for example. He used to be a fan of games but now he's just a fan of Phony...err, I mean Sony. ;) Mass Effect 2 will be huge.
And you impersonate a cheerleader over the internet morganfail, nobody cares to look at that link.
wtf? wake up people play killzone 2 its amazing
i hope they work more on it and use for the next part(me3) the crye.3 and port all the old ones to the ps3 in maybe 2013? :D i may buy it!!! and call it the mass effect box trilogy or someting like that
VERY early dev work, but cool to see.
Mass Effect 2 and 3 are my top two wanted games this generation. Bioware has yet to disappoint me and after going through Mass Effect three times I can't wait to see the story develop in part 2.
Am I the only one who can't see the cutscene footage? For whatever reason, it doesn't load on here, or on the other site. I try to youtube it, and it's been removed by the user. ARGH I want to see it damnit.
This so owns Uncharted 2's leak.
I'm not sure if that was sarcasm or not. Either way, this is not final gameplay. This is just showing how they create the game. Uncharted 2 was actual gameplay that was shown to people as such.
They said they were trying to make the game play more like a shooter and I have to say it looks like they are achieving that goal. The combat looked a bit faster and more intense then the first game did. I can't wait for the game I just hope they hurry up and release it soon.
wow get some f!cking glasses, moron.
Dude... I got reported for 30 days for bleeping 3 letters out of that word. You're skating on thin ice by only bleeping out 1. Change it or they will report you. Don't you hate that?
looks really good its just alpha stage so its no where near in terms of graphix what is it going to look on the final product. http://video.aol.com/video-...
i guess we're getting spoiled on PS3 with games like killzone 2, uncharted 2 and god of war 3 this console war is getting boring... it's not even a fight anymore, it's a massacre i feel sorry for you xb!tches XDDD
I like some of the new armors.
Underwhelming? Guys...it's just them showing steps in the design process. I really like Mass Effect. You all need to play it instead of knocking it. It's only 20 bucks on PC.
i dont play shiat looking games mate
Mass Effect was one of the most beautiful games out last year! What are you talking about?
the combat has really improved. The cover system is almost at par with gears.
I hope this one is not Elevator Action 2009.