Mass Effect 2 -- Problems Solved?

BioWare knows there were a few technical issues with Mass Effect. Rather than putting the blinders on and forging ahead, the team took a step back and looked at what in the development process caused those problems to exist and then came up with a new process for the sequel. As Corey Andruko, project manager for Mass Effect 2 summed it up at the close of BioWare's talk on its iterative level design process at the Game Developers Conference, "We had a little bit of a hitching on the Citadel...maybe the loading on the elevators was a little long...We definitely feel we would have been able to resolve these problems."

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lord_of_balrogs3549d ago

Personally, I didn't mind the elevator times, I mean long loads are part of almost every RPG. I mean compared to the KOTOR on the xbox, Mass Effect load times were quick. The only real problem I had with the game was the framerate stutters at areas of intense action.

Columbo3549d ago

Yeah the game stuttered and had lots of pop-ins unfortunately. It was a great game, but hampered by a few technical issues. I wonder if those are fixed if you install the game to the hard drive. Anyone know?

RememberThe3573549d ago

If they can fix those problems and keep the quality of everything else to the same level, they will have something close to perfect.

Harry1903549d ago

pop in remains( slightly better however) but the framerate issues are the same as always.

Don't worry, the PS3 version should have none of those, if you do plan on purchasing the game once more.

Acidicpack3548d ago (Edited 3548d ago )

The PC release of Mass Effect really fixed most of the problems that plagued the 360

The inventory management was worlds better

The frame rate stayed around 60 frames a second

And the loading of the textures was better at times.

If they could just find a way to make the planet exploring more fast pace and add in better side quests we will have a real gem in our consoles and PCs

Also if you install Mass Effect to the 360 hard drive it cuts the elevator loads times in half.
PS I really hope that the PS3 gets this game all gamers should be able to play a great game like this.

pain777pas3548d ago

there was tearing, textures loaded after you like could have been moving around for like seconds, and framerate issues galore on 360. Now that being said I thinks its 360s best console exclusive title because tech issues aside it was that damn good.

Neoraf3548d ago

Mass Effect = My best game EVER.

Deep story, relationships, Sci-Fi, astounding music, great atmosphere, moral choices, cinematic experience, I can't wait for Mass Effect 2!

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Bnet3433549d ago

They admit ME1 had problems at least, and hopefully ME2 will be an improvement from a technical standpoint. It seems like it will from what they are saying. Personally, I did not experience too many problems playing ME1. Maybe it's because I had the NXE install? The only problems I saw were the texture pop-ins and maybe a a rare drop in framerate on a snowy planet or large-scale battle. That being said, please BioWare, TAKE YOUR TIME. Make this a masterpiece no one will ever forget. :)

PS360PCROCKS3549d ago

Pop-in was annoying, framerate stuttering was bothersome at times and the elevators made me wanna scream. I had some parts where the game froze and I had to restart it. I actually had to return the original copy to Gamestop and get a new one because it wouldn't load an entire area of the Citadel. I'm not a hater though, I still really loved the ME, it was an engaging experience and very fun. I'm happy to know they are acknowledging the issues though. Hopefully they can use the NXE install as a reference to help themselves.

Kushan3549d ago

Good to see Progress has been made. I always felt that Mass Effect was a "good" game that could have easily been a "great" game had it not been for the technical issues. Plus, it did always feel to me that a lot of it was cut out or something, now they admit it and I'm not surprised.
ME2 is still a day-1 purchase for me, though.

Agent VX3549d ago

Mass Effect was easily in the top 10 games released so far this generation for any console. I didn't find much problems with the game at all and really enjoyed it.

Can't wait for ME2.

RememberThe3573549d ago

ME was/is a fantastic game. Easily in my top ten as well. Maybe even top five if I think about it.

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