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Abilities in Mass Effect 2 Have Shorter Cooldowns

Softpedia writes: "It's now less than one week to the launch of Mass Effect 2, the first big role playing experience of 2010. The title developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts will be bigger and better in every way than the first installment in the series and some of the biggest changes will affect combat. It seems that biotic users might be the ones to benefit the most from the changes."

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thabigboss2375d ago

i just got into mass effect after owning it for 1 year. I thought it was boring at first so i stopped playing, just this past week i gave it another go and realized what i was missing on its a great game. I just gotta finish it and mass effect 2 is just around the corner.

kneon2375d ago (Edited 2375d ago )

and I found it boring at first as well. It's a bit better now that I'm a further along but it's an extremely annoying game. When I die in combat do I really need to go through the same 5 minute conversation every time? I really hate the combat system so I die a fair bit and having to go through the same dialog over and over is really aggravating.

dgroundwater2375d ago (Edited 2375d ago )

After I finished my first playthrough I found these concerns just "went away." The combat is fine, it is fairly stiff but you learn to deal. Conversations can be fast forwarded by pressing a button too.

gamingisnotacrime2375d ago (Edited 2375d ago )

The combat is pretty much broken. I was getting killed a lot because when the action picked up, the frame rate would drop drastically and aiming was a chore, while the enemy was hitting me i was struggling with the frame rate.
And even with that i think the game is great, and i know Bioware improve its shortcomings in ME2, so ME2 will blow us away

kneon2375d ago

I know I can fast forward, and I do it every time. but it's still annoying as there are still way too many key presses needed to get through a long conversation. Or is there a skip to the end button that I'm not aware of?

GameOn2375d ago

I never found slowdown to be a problem with ME. Sucks to be you I guess.

badz1492374d ago

I don't know but I always feel like RPG = hack&slash! just like how I can't digest Borderlands! and the more I see the gameplay videos of this game, it's more a TPS than a RPG to my eyes! I have a good enough PC to run the game but have never been bothered to! ME2 is shaping quite nicely in the reviews department and congrats to Bioware!

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playstation1232375d ago

Who cares about this game?? It reminds of me star trek lame.

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ASSASSYN 36o2375d ago

What is you gamertags thebigboss and kneon?

rogimusprime2375d ago (Edited 2375d ago )

people are going to have problems understanding that sentence buddy.

They could be playing PC, or on a modded xbox. One of the advantages of being banned is you don't care WHEN the game is supposed to come out, lol.

kneon2375d ago (Edited 2375d ago )

I'm playing it on PC so no gamertag

R6ex2375d ago

From the videos, ME2 cool-down system seems worse off than ME1. While its faster, the cooldown period means all powers can't be used. This means much of the time you can't use any power at all. At least in ME1, while 1 power is taking its long duration to cooldown, there're several other powers you can use. So far, it seems for ME2, once you use 1 power, all the powers have to wait out the cooldown time together.

I hope I'm wrong.

But from the gameplay videos, I fear for the worst!

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