The sequel to Mass Effect is finally here. Does it boldly go places where its predecessor dared not tread?
Pretty high from GameTrailers. GRAW and Halo 3 are the only ones I can think of that got higher than 9.7 from GT. Dunno if any others tied a 9.7.
Good score. I think it will be the highest scoring 360 exclusive. Reach will have a tough time matching that
But this does confirm GT are bias. 9.3 for Uncharted 2 because it didn't innovate but MW2 and ME2 are given a free pass? Anyways, the reviews are racking up and this looks like it could be the highest rated 360 exclusive so far.
IT IS NOT 360 EXCLUSIVE DAMNIT §§
Stop crying. Its quite amazing how many PS3 owners claim to have an expensive gaming PC but refuse to buy a 360 for £129. A top graphics card for a PC costs more than £129.
Merkaat, I love games and especially RPG's, so this ME2 are great news to me.... but when some 360 fanboys start spewing nonsense it sometimes makes me wanna see games like ME2 fail :( (I have a PS3). About the PC, personally I'm not a PC gamer but it's a happy coincidence thatr I just bought a new one with Win7 and of course a decent gaphix card, so I may play this on the PC after so many years ;)
wow calm down lol
I'm cool no worries, that was just to get my message seen :p @meekat : I don't give a damn about xbox or ps3, nor about what you think about overpriced graphic card, I'm just pointing the fact that ME2 IS NOT EXCLUSIVE there are a lot of PC gamer, whatever you think about us.
Expensive gaming PC not required for this game. It runs better at 720p than the previous game (on my 3 year old 7900 GS) while still looking better. If you have anything like the following set up it'll run great without the AA: 3GHz Intel Dual Core 2GB DDR2 RAM 7900 GS Even with a low spec it looks near enough identical to the 360 version.
This does not in any way make GT biased. Im so fed up with people calling gaming websites bias by scoring one game higher than another. Gamespot scored UC2 a 9.5 while scoring ME2 a 9. Does that make them biased? No. Cut the BS. This game is good. Learn to live with it. Play it and you'll see. If you go the rest of your life complaining about review scores, you'll never have enough time to play all the great games out there. No matter what system they're on
I knew GameTrailers would do the right thing.
gametrailers. Not knocking the game at all, but gametrailers...... LOL
Xbox costs £129 - but I could buy a PC with the spec of a 360 for about £50 and have it be much more useful to boot. So you've got it the wrong way round - by your logic everyone with a 360 should sell it and get a cheaper PC - same games anyway lol. r.
This review brought tears to ps3 fangirls!
The game might not be on the PS3, but I sure am enjoying playing it... on my PC!! Goes the show that even the great 360 exclusives can be played some where else other than on the xbox. Anyways, so far the game is great and I love the presentation in it.
My one complaint is the new reloading system. I preferred the cool down a LOT more. Still, that's only one downside, but the game as a whole has been vastly improved. The graphics are better than ME, but nowhere near the improvements many of us though they'd be. Most of the screenshots were most definitely from the Maxed out PC version. The 360 version barely looks better. I'm just around 2 hours in, so I'll continue to hold judgment till I'm done.
No it does not confirm that GT are bias. It confirms the Mass Effect 2 is an amazing game..It's been getting great reviews from other sites as well..scores i've seen so far range from 9-10..I think 3 or 4 sites gave it 10's..I know there's other great games coming out, but Mass Effect 2 has set the bar so far this yr..
PC: 94 360: 96 zuperior verzion
Game looks awesome. THink thats the longest Game Review from GT i've seen. A bit worried now since they mentioned epic loading times on 360 =/
great game. just beat it, sad that I lost 3 of my crew especially grunt and jack, but maybe if i picked different options or if I had higher paragon/loyalty they would've survived. Quite an epic last level.
I'm not doubting ME2's scores, I know it deserves them. I'm talking about GT saying something along the lines of "we won't rate a game a 9.3 or higher unless it does something new" for Uncharted 2. Then a months later MW2 gets a 9.5. Does it deserve that score? Probably, but what exactly did it do that's "new" to get a 9.4 or higher?
Cyrax, I agree with you. I love ME, and will be grabbing ME2 this weekend. But yeah, it's unfortunate that people take the inconsistency and bias in the media as a chance to defend their console, when the title itself isn't even what's on trial.
wow a disagree for commenting about my experience with the last level of the game. stupid fanboys.
got it dude..see i never knew that..makes GT look like Hypocrites..
Why is this not worldwide release?! :(
Global distribution costs more money, and since this is not one of those high-selling games, EA (or Microsoft) will only distribute it to places where they are certain it will be well-received commercially. It will sell 2 or 3 million copies, though.
MMhh im going to get it on fri in the U.S! Must wait for payday + it'll give me time to play it for a good duration of time on my weekend. l Lots of cool games rollin out now I got a big wanted list for my ps3 after ne3
F1cking high score from GT, thats really really awesome. Im looking forward to the game...
ps3 cant handle games like theseoo. and masseffect just shat on uc2 graphcially it looks better than uncharted 2 and its an openworld rpg ! fact! not to mention alan wake/reach it will blow even kz3 out of the water
you are very sad person.. btw gt is noob in reviews..
You're an idiot. Mass Effect 2 is one of those rare 360 games I actually want to play. Good thing I'm not a fanboy douchebag like the guy above me, because I own all the consoles.
What are all these amazing games you play on your PS3, Major Jack Hoff? I own both consoles and I honestly find more games I want to play on my 360 than my PS3. 2009 was the PS3's best year and the only games I really liked were Uncharted 2, Killzone 2 and Demon's Souls. I don't know, a lot of PS3 exclusives like Resistance 2 just feel second rate to me and I almost never buy any multiplatform games for my PS3. My 360 gets most of my gaming time and the PS3 is my movie player and there for the occasional good exclusive.
Mass Effect 2 > Unfarted 2
You can't just go bringing proof into this!! You're supposed to spout it out like a drunken bum wearing a tinfoil hat! This is N4G! Didn't you read the rules?! xP
The game is fantastic and it deserves every 10 it get's. You 2 just look like pityful cry babies considering it's getting 9+'s from every single site that has reviewed the game.. But I'm sure you have links showing every one of those sites connected to MS in some big conspiracy.. Getcha Tin Foil here!!! Tin Foil for sale!
but it does specify in the About Viacom section that they distribute through all these different channels, one of them being Gametrailers. You can choose to turn a blind eye to it, but hey ya never know these days. Personally, I got ME2 at the midnight launch, had a terribly sleepy day at work all while thinking about playing ME2...I love the series and pretty much everything Bioware does.
I make a joke about a person using proof to suppourt an argument on N4G and that makes me a crybaby? If you say so Crab... *rolls eyes*
but i wonder why game trailers only give 9.6+ for xbox360 exclusive,and for AAA games on ps3 GT give 9.0-9.3!!! any way can,t wait to play it :)
It is because there is a global conspiracy against the ps3. Didn't you know? All websites that give a high score to 360 games are part of the conspiracy. All websites that don't praise the ps3 to kingdom come are also part of this conspiracy. This conspiracy is threatening the ps3 fanboy gaming world. It must be stamped out and the remainder assimilated into the glorious Sony fold. SDF unite! //end sarcasm.
Gametrailers is owned by MTV, which means MTV has a partnership with Microsoft, which is logical why Microsoft is praised most of the time, I'm not sure about the score for ME2, because I was never interested in it, but sounds like a great game thought!!!!
Did it ever occur to you that this game may actually be better than every PS3 game? Because ill tell you, im 8 hours in and this game is better than every PS3 game I own. And if you dont believe Im on PSN, CygnusZero is my PSN. Ive played every game on PS3 that matters, none of them are as good as Mass Effect.
Did it ever occur to u when I said I was never interested in that game???? I have both systems, n I don't care for what system it comes out, or if u like it more than every single PS3 or 360 game out there, I don't care... I only play the games I like, no matter for what system comes out, and when I'm talking about gametrailers as being bias, they trully are, but I'm not blaming the game, comprende??? And u can't say it's better than any PS3 game, u can say it's better than the ones on the same genre, but not all of them cause its not a racing game, or a sports game or a fighting game!!!!!!
the game is not on ps3 and its gametrailers getting any ideas?
I'm not going to bother looking it up right now, but I know gametrailers have given some very high scores to PS3 exclusives. Maybe they just love Mass Effect 2, like most reviewers seem to.
I stopped going to GT, but before I did stop going there I looked up their reviews. They have zero reviews for the PS3 games that went over 9.5 whereas many Xbox 360 exclusives have gone over 9.5. It annoys me how people blurt out "GT isn't biased! GT isn't biased!" when they've shown so many times that they are. Mass Effect 2 looks great don't get me wrong, I just hate GT.
Mass Effect 2 is a great game but this is Typical Game Trailers.
I hate to say this but i really wouldnt mind if this game comes to ps3... this game needs to be played by all gamers. I always prefer 360 over ps3 but really, this game is incredible. Everything is tied in soooo well and along with combat, music, graphics, and story. By far my favorite game this generation.
renegade female shepard looks real ugly. anyways, great score for a great game here. cant wait to get it.
this reviews actually tempted me to buy this game, despite not being able to get into the first. it seems they've basically improved on everything tho and it's a nicely polished game. for now i'll stick to MAG though cus i know i'll enjoy that, but will certainly be looking to check this out, perhaps when it's on offer sometime soon (or hopefully when my housemate gets it through on lovefilm :p)
The same site that ghave halo a better story score then mgs4...
That was the funniest thing that every came out GT, as far as the score it's just someone's opinion.
Major bribe confirmed!
it looks so fake though when compared to UC2
Wow, I disagree compeltely with that statement. I think UC2 gets the win for backgrounds/environments but facial animation.. nah, I don't agree.
Everyone comparing ME2 graphically to U2 is retarded. Ones a RPG the other an action advemture. Of course U2 will be grapically superior. Although i think ME2 facial models are probably the best on the 360. The Animations in U2 dominate ME2's animation, because one is an open-world (galaxy) non-linear game and the other is a straight linear game. I agree with GT's 9.7 the game is awesome a definate must buy. (Already on disc 2) Bioware = RPG Kings
The faces in mass effect doesnt look fake compared to uncharted 2. ME2 cut scenes are in game there not prerendered like uncharted 2. In mass effect 2 those are the actual models in actual space its not cutting to a movie like uncharted 2.Bioware did the same thing with dragon age and KOTOR. Most of the detail always goes into the main characters face anyway you cant put that type of detail into a game as big as mass effect. Uncharted 2 doesnt have as many characters as mass effect 2 you go from A to B in uncharted 2. With all the side missions in mass effect 2 you cant have crazy detailed characters on that many guys in every little corner in a nonlinear game.
can't really compare them ones a action adventure game and the other is a RPG there both going to have different game play types, graphics and story telling.but i will say both games look really good,best that iv seen so far its really amazing how far along games have come from games on the Atari to 360 and ps3 games,awesome Rpgs coming out cant wait for ff13.
Uncharted 2 renders its cutscenes in-game for the short scenes and with in-game assets for the long ones...meaning that even for the longer, recorded cut scenes it still uses the same environments, charachter models, textures etc as what you play. Runs off the hardware both ways. They did this so the game could still LOAD the next parts in the background even during the longer more complicated scenes so that the player never has to wait for loads. Ever. Pretty genius if you ask me, and not even a mandatory or optional install is required. Mass Effect 2 has load times. 12.4 GB hard drive install if you wanna cut down on them. http://www.examiner.com/exa...
If you're trying to convince anyone here that a Gears of War clone is as good as something like Mass Effect, lol @ you.
epic review, hopefully HR will get a decent score. Nevertheless both are pre-ordered gow3 too. can finally use my me1 1000gs for something :D
Look it up... I'm not saying ME2 isnt a great game i will buy it, but thers no denying the marketing partnership that exists between the two. Viacom owns gametrailers PERIOD, yall cant expect unbiased reviews from this site.
when ps3's game isn't rated as high we are fanboys when everyone on gamespot video reviews cries they are right i mean where are the standards ps3 doomed ps3 owners will pass on bioshock 2 mag is doomed forza is better than GT i mean who approves those MAG and MS OR SONY'S YEAR IN 2010 again and aGAIN AND AGAIN fanboys every where
everyone who say GT is not insome way hating on ps3 is wrong halo 3 best story over MGS4 MW 2 9.5 what's new UC2 9.3 nothing new ME2 awsome(is) but 9.7 gamespot 9.0 and go look at the commenst in the review now gamespot is called ps3 fanboys now listen here GT as a whole ia aight giantbomb is great but SHANE is the reason behind GT's hate on ps3 i don't know why they haven'y fired him yet ps3's exclusive are the best on any console so why don't GT score them that way ask your self.... time to play this on my PC (maybe)
Im about 8 hours in now and its already better than every PS3 game I own. Thats just a simple fact. There is nothing on the PS3 that is on this level. Uncharted 2 is very pretty, but in the end its another Gears knockoff. Demon's Souls is a good RPG, but the visual style is weak and the story is lame. MGS4 is good, but its the worst MGS game. Mass Effect is the total package. Original visuals and gameplay, with a great story on top of it, sick replay value for an RPG. It's unmatched.
I doubt you even played uncharted 2 or own a ps3 cause saying its a gears of war knock off is retarted. Then every tps is a knock off cause its the only thing they have in common. Cause i cant remember the roid space marines in uncharted 2 or ugly mole people.
I am a big Mass Effect fan and all. I am happy about the score. However, I thought GameTrailers Editor in Chief said GameTrailers don't give scores higher than 94 if the game is not original?...I am just saying...
for xbox360 why not and let's also give best story halo 3 i mean i am one of the biggest fans of MGS4 and to give halo 3 best story over halo 3 is when you know something is wrong with GT right now gamespot and giantbomb are honest review sites
for ME2. Not much longer now.