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Submitted by badz149 1800d ago | news

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." (Mass Effect 2, PC, Xbox 360)

thabigboss  +   1800d 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.
kneon  +   1800d ago
I've been playing for about 2 weeks now
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.
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dgroundwater  +   1800d ago
@kneon
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.
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gamingisnotacrime  +   1800d ago
@ dgroundwater
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
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kneon  +   1800d ago
@dgroundwater
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?
GameOn  +   1800d ago
I never found slowdown to be a problem with ME. Sucks to be you I guess.
badz149  +   1798d ago
I'm not a fan of this type of RPG
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!
playstation123  +   1800d ago
Who cares about this game?? It reminds of me star trek lame.
2FootYard  +   1800d ago
Looks like you might.
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ASSASSYN 36o  +   1799d ago
What is you gamertags thebigboss and kneon?
rogimusprime  +   1799d 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.
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ASSASSYN 36o  +   1799d ago
I am not your buddy pal.
kneon  +   1799d ago
@ASSASSYN 36o
I'm playing it on PC so no gamertag
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R6ex  +   1799d ago
Worse off
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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