CC: Mass Effect 2 Project Director Casey Hudson has revealed that it will take you 20-30 hours to complete the upcoming title, depending on how you play it.
So it's twice as long as the first one. Good.
It'll be an epic, epic title XD
wooooooot that's a lot of hours for such an EPIC game
Here we go again with putting a play time on games. Like everyone has the same kill level, plays on the same difficulty or have the same play style. SMH!
Listen to the whole interview, this website has taken it out of context for their own sensationalism http://www.gamezone.com/new... He was talking about dev team members on speed runs.
now is the torrent version already out? cant wait to play it ;)
The first one took me 24 hours and 57 minutes to finish.
I said good that it was longer because I finished the first one in about 18 hours. The main quest only took about 10-15 hours to do so ME2 being 20-30 hours means the game is twice as long. How is saying that more of a great game is good bad?
Mass Effect 1 claimed to take 20-30 hours... And I beat it my first time in 10.
Are you openly promoting the illegal download of games? I am sorry but I find the illegal download of games by a gamer highly un-ethical, especially of a title that deserves funding because making games is absolutely not a cheap process and making a game that isn't just shovel ware. I mean Bioware has gone out on a limb with these titles and to not pay them their dues is an outright disgusting act, especially so when openly bragging about it.
60 is you decide to do it all, I'm guessing.
Well it's got DLC on the way as well (I think), so it's going to be good value for money!
Probably not 60 if you do everything. Maybe you can stretch to 40 but they wouldn't have said 20 to 30 if you could still have things to do at the 55 hour mark. Even so, it sounds a good bit longer than the original, can't wait.
this is good news, however its not unusual for most games to take me that long to finish them, i like to take my time, uncharted 2 took me around 20 hours also.
Xbox 360 Mass Effect 2 = 2 DVD9 20-30 Hours = Epic Winner PS3 God Of War 3 = 1 Blue Ray Disc = +25 Gig = 10 Hours = Epic FAIL
And I wondered why you only had 1 bubble....
hahah I knew that was coming. Sort of like finding your were adopted
May I saw Ownage?
timotei lmao that was funny as hell about your comment ROFL bubbles for the laugh mate owned to the max lmao
Um. Just asking a question. But whhat unlimited replayabillity are you talk g about. I've finished the game and see nothing different from the first play thru. Maybe the fact you start the new game with your weapons from the first play thru. Other than that I don't see the real need to play it again. Unless theirs a better ending? Edit: wow I see I got a disagree for asking a question. Instead of an answer. Hum what should I make of that. Maybe it doesn't have the " unlimited replayabillity" as someone is claiming. Cause I have the game and finshed it. Even though I like the game. I want to know what warrents a second play thru.
It takes alot memory for all of gow3's high quality textures. 10 hours is a great length for any single player game but for RPGs you need to be longer than that.
has no defense over this one DAMAGE CONTROL!!!!!!!
Every Droid just got
You know bluray has more space which can hold more high rez textures right? (ASK JOHN CARMACK) whether you know it or not its a fact. and no im not on damage control, i really could care less what people like you think. And how does it feel to compare a rpg to a action game lol Its funny how guys always try and diss the playstation without facts.
Epic? that wasn't epic :( your comment can be bashed easily but considering people compare entirely different genre on 360 vs PS3 there's really no point. It's a Action RPG, RPGs are suppose to last that long.
Oops bots, you just got owned. Mass effect 2 is the same piece of shiat that can be finished in less than 12 hours. For an rpg, thats just PATHETIC. But keep walking in circles and explore those big empty and same looking planets...Its absolutely useless but sure does increase your playtime! Hahaha suckers
I know I shouldn't be at all surprised but it still infuriates me to see so many fanboys soo intent on "destroying" the other sides consoles. What does this remind me of...hmm...I know religion and all the wars and conflicts surrounding basically the same ideals.
THIS IS FULL OF WIN. did you guys see the 30minutes vidoe earlier on in the pending section? it was epic. Free DLC on day 1 + 20-30 hour long game. What else would you want?
i wonder if the free dlc is what they couldnt fit on the disc cuz the said its gonna be on 2 disc o well just glad they aint holding no punches on this
a disagree huh is it gonna be on one disc now or are they holding back punches or i dont want the game anymore ur so smart let me know what ur thinkin
It's to discourage people from buying the game second hand.
o ok thanks at least u said something and i get what u said it make sense
EPic indeed! Can't wait for this.......
Now this game will be worth every penny
5 more days.
OWNED 30 hours of EPICNESS > 10 hours of GENERIC nuff said
comparing rpg to hack and slash xbots get dumber and dumber each day. FFXIII has 60 hours of gameplay just to beat main story.
The Droidz are always comparing different genres to each other. Have you so quickly forgotten about the Reach vs GOW3 or Reach vs GT5 arguments? Hypocrites.
to compare RPG length to a hack and slash, there are a lot of side quest travelling, dialouge in masseffect 2 have you guys forgotten that it's a rpg FFS !! 20-30 hours is a little bit dissapointment for a RPG, even demon souls has 50 hours first playthrough length and 60 hours of FFXIII just for main story anyways this game will be EPIC no doubt about that :) But it's so hilarious reading all these comments.
You tried and failed :) better luck next time. How does it feel to get caught hypocrite?
20-30 hours for a rpg game isn't that long to be honest. Edit: so graphic is the most selling point in a rpg game? if Final Fantasy had the best graphics in the world but only 10-20 hours of gameplay,as an rpg fan would that have been satisfying?
taking into consideration that Dragon age looks like Crap graphicaly compared to ME2.
rpg's do not allow you to do what mass effect does or have the same graphic power in console gamming ff13 a side and thaat still dont give you that many options
like what being a shooter 1st its a good game but you talking bout graphic it looks good nothing amazing it looks like it gonna be a amazing game tho especially the story wit the team based effect on the story (like what u say or do effect the story)
I hear what your saying, but ME2 isn't the typical grindfest rpg. I'd rather have 20-30 hours cinimatic and interactive gameplay than 100 hours of boring grinding. Don't forget the top-notch voice acting and story.
@7 i played demons souls for 60 hrs, borderlands for 45-50 hrs, fallout 3 for 200-300 hrs on various characters all wrpgs to my knowledge, so yeah i agree 20-30 hrs does seem low to me. But how much a person enjoys the game is utimately more important than how long it lasts, so it varies depending on the person. @7.2 yes because the most important aspect of a rpg has always the graphics -_- , music, story, character development, have always been a rpg's key factors, not gfx. Yes and i so want bioware to make another kotor for the spell bindings visuals, and not some intriguing jedi vs sith war storyline, with several interesting characters, and their interactions/developments with each other. @7.3 Except the final fantasy series is the 1 exception for rpgs not the rule, of high/er end graphics , most rpg's don't put as much emphasize as ff does, how many tps rpgs are there? Graphics are alot more important to shooters whether it be tps or fps than rpgs in general.
came home early from college to play it ! its a amazing game will buy it for pc unless there's stupid drm
I am almost sure they have removed the DRM this time
How many DVDs is ME2? It sounded like 2 DVDs because the other article about leaked X360 is 13GB. If 2 DVD discs, does disc 2 install to the hard drive or the game switches to disc 2 when the story gets to certain point?
Mass Effect 2 will be on 2 discs across both platforms with the Xbox 360 version having to swap and PC Gamers will have to install the game so swapping discs will not occur. I believe the 360's DVD disc can only hold a maximum of 6.8GB with the other 2GB reserved for some security thing. An original DVD-9 disc can hold 8.54GB of data. So if both discs are maxed out, a full install size would probably be 13GB like you mentioned. (3 discs are available in the Collector's Edition.. With the 3rd disc holding videos such as "Making-of" scenes). Disc swapping will occur at a certain point in the story. So there will be no interruption during gameplay. Installing disc 2 will still force you to swap discs. But if you do install, you get faster loading times and maybe some minor performance increase. Hope that helped! :D
Once you're onto the second disc there's no going back. Basically you're not always switching between discs.
to me it dont matter how many disc im loving the fact they re ambitious anuff to put all that content on this game i hope more 360 game follow
damn, Dragon Age took me 78 hours.
But Oblivion GOTY edition I have a whopping 240 hours
Winner 2010 Heavy Rain 10 hours 50 GB (30 GB uncompressed 7.1 True HD audio, lol) GOW3 - 10 hours (12 GB uncompressed 7.1 True HD sound) MGS4.. same... HS... same.. damn.. sony marketing is great to fill a Blu RAy.. just put uncompressed True HD audio into the disc and its full, lol.
psst.... Movies come on Blu-ray too. They really do
eh i never believe game length estimates they are generally always wrong. ME1 only took me around 11 hours mainly cause i find no reason to do any of the side quests. still a great game though. plus some of the best games are actually pretty short
If you didn't do any of the side quests you missed out. Although the levels were generic there was some good plot points that will probably carry over to the sequel.
On what? Going to all the question marks in a sh1tty vehicle to get some insignia? Visiting Mines that are all pretty much the same. Surveying Planets to get find all the elements. It gets really repetitive after the first few systems.
30 hours is short for an RPG. Is that everything or just the main story? Serious question.
Will a MacBook pro that is a about a year old be capable of running this or most other games ?? I wish they would just port this to the PS3, I don't want a 360 for just this game if I don't have too
The minimum graphics requirement is 256 Mb. It should play if your computer is that new.
That's amazing considering the sheer amount of voice recorded dialogue, the huge world and the very detailed graphics. Bioware are code wizards.
When everything is compressed and low res + low quality audio, its not that tough.
Hmm i really don't think the game is 20 to 30 hours long i been playing the game with my friend and we are 7 hours into the game and we still in the same solar sys with only 1 planet fully explore
Might have to pick up a 360 for this game. I am trying to wait to the inevitable 360 price drop that's comming or a Natal bundle but I am very tempted to "jump in" now.
Just find the best deal going at the moment and get it. You can guarantee that no matter when you get one a bigger better deal will be available a week later. That always happens to me anyway. On topic: That seems like a good length to me considering the replay value with different save files and DLC.
Usually I'd be laughing at this and calling it utter BS for marketing, but I've just come off of Dragon Age Origins with 32 hours put into it and I still have at least another 4-5 before I complete it (Yes I've been really taking my time with it). Pity my PC sucks too hard to play this though :/.
That is really short for an rpg.
you do know that ME2 has mutlible endings. unlike most RPG's where once you finish it. playing it again you get the same results. people keep talking about DS. yet i don't see the replayabillity after you finish it. deos everyone say something different,do you get better weapons than the first play thru, is the ending different. let me know casue from what i've played. it seem the same.