BNG's James Pikover sat in on a round-table conference with BioWare CEO Ray Muzyka, who answered questions about Mass Effect 2. Here's what you didn't know.
No unlimited ammo? Eh. I actually liked how they worked the idea of near infinite ammo into the lore. And I don't really want to constantly look for ammo drops in a RPG. God knows that's why I don't carry a bow in Dragon Age.
wtf infinite ammo was the best thing they did in 1, I hated fallout 3 because of the stupid ammo, too many guns with soo limited ammo, i spent most of time with melee weapon.
Jut found this, straight from bioware: "• “Was that a reload animation I saw in the demo?” Like in the first game, most of the futuristic weapons in Mass Effect 2 do not require ammo but they do overheat. The difference now is that instead of waiting for your weapon to cool, you can hit a button to eject a small heat sink to immediately cool the weapon and get back into firing. So it’s a similar system but now you are in control of the cooldown. " There isn't limited ammo, the writer of the article is a dipsh!t, you just have a mechanic that's the same as reloading, but still with unlimited ammo
Found a real interview: http://www.digitalchumps.co... "Your weapons overheat like they do in Mass Effect 1, but they overheat into cells that are part of a clip, and you can find these universal clips of thermal heat sinks. It's similar to an ammo system; it kind of limits the number of shots you can do before you run out of thermal heat sinks. There difference is, it's something that can add tension to combat without you actually having bullets that can be expended...As you run around the environment, you're picking up these thermal clips." Tbh I'm kinda like what's the dif? Ok, so you're not hunting for ammo, you're hunting for "thermal clips". Is that any better than hunting ammo drops? Doesn't sound like it. :/
I think what it means is that your weapons overheat like they used to, but you can use the thermal things to instantly cool the weapons down, so it's optional really, just means that if you have them you can go in all guns blazing and not worry about long cool down
probably for the better and making the game harder.
It sounds like the game will be a little more action-driven.
Are pc and 360 version getting same launch date or close to each other?
Yes, I think it's the same date or within days.
I'm eagerly awaiting the superior PS3 version next year to be announced at E3.
While you are waiting, and waiting, and waiting for a ps3 version which will never appear, I will have completed the game and be playing another of the fantastic games that are set to land for the millions of Xbox 360™ fans worldwide in 2010.
just like Ninja Gaiden 2, Bioshock, Braid, Castle Crashers, Star Ocean 4, Lost Planet, Tales of Vesparia, Eternal Sonata, Kayne and Lynch, Dead Rising just to name a few? Cry Moar!
I'm not sure if the spelling mistake at 1.2 was intentional or not, but I just thought i'd let you know that you appear to have spelled 'more' as 'moar', either this was an innocent mistake, or the lamest of childish cliche's, but I thought i'd take it upon myself to inform you, to save future embarrassment.
Godamnit i cant wait for this game, i hope it sells well, it really deserves it
I'll be sure to buy it.
360 and PC both get the same release date.
im kinda happy with the no unlimited ammo. makes it more of a crunch dotn think i would have felt as needing to do it right the first time in dead space or RE1 if i had a bunch of ammo. so i think it adds fun to have to always think about ohh crap this shot better critical or im going to have to run : ) Like int he beginning of Fallout i didnt have weapons skills and ran out and was playing on hard lol i ran for my life the whole first part of the game.
I can't wait for this game, I want to play it now. Especially seeing that the weapons will have ammunication this time around it will thus make it a bit harder in my opinion which is good. I'd also like to hear more about these social apps, as well as playing the main story I have to know what happens those teaser trailers did a number on me..
Right, because apparently the guy who runs BioWare doesn't know his own game. Good job.
The quote I wrote was from the developers, the quote in this article however is not a quote, it is their explanation of what they thought, the article also says that the question were 'dumb' so I think i'll take the direct quote over the dumbass interpretation, which goes directly against what bioware have said in many video demonstrations
If you don't believe the report, that's your prerogative. I know, FOR A FACT, that you pick up ammo. You run out of ammo. I damn well played the game, but you go ahead and believe what you like. Oh, and FYI, at E3 and PAX they didn't use ammo except for heavy weapons. They didn't announce otherwise until, guess what, today officially. My bad for being informative. Next time, I'll do my best to give fake news and deliver it to your doorstep. Along with a punch in the throat. Apparently, I become more violent at night.
another big man on the internet, very pathetic.
The wait for this game is becoming quite uncomfortable. I need to play though the first one again to get my decisions just right for ME2.
You realize that games can change drastically over a period of 4-6 months, which is how old that quote you dug up was? Things are cut. Things are added. Things are changed, ammo being one of them.
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