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Submitted by journovampire 1451d ago | news

Mass Effect PS3 enjoys 'visual changes'

Bioware has revealed that Mass Effect 2 is likely to see some "visual changes" on PS3 - and will "play differently" to the 360 version of the game. (Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, PS3, Xbox 360)

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Meisadragon  +   1451d ago
hmm
its unreal engine 3 right.
plenty a tool  +   1451d ago
and
it's coming 1 year later. bioware are a great dev, and i expect them to equal or surpass the 360 version easily
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bjornbear  +   1451d ago
I really wonder what they mean
Dragon Age was equal if not better on PS3! so Bioware know they PS3 stuff =D

plays different?! what could that mean!? =O more RPG options? Maybe they heard all the feedback people were saying of it having too much emphasis on shooting and not enough on RPG and thus will add more?!?!

either way, it will be a great dea =)

I rather wait if it ends up being superior =D
-Alpha  +   1451d ago
The PS3 version of Dragon Age runs really poorly, the framerate is horrible. Yet it managed to outscore the 360 version on some sites, mainly because the 360 has the worse textures/graphics (but more sustainable framerate, while the PS3's graphics were superior to that of the 360 version). Of course the PC version outperforms both.

I like Bioware. I wonder how much better ME2 will be on PS3. I'm still wanting to get it on the 360 so that way I can have the whole collection, both ME1 and ME2 on 360. But I may end up skipping ME1 if ME2 PS3 version explains it properly.
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xboxlj  +   1451d ago
@bjornbear
And just how was Dragon Age better on the PS3? I agree that the PC version was much better than console versions, but how was the PS3 version better than 360?
dragonelite  +   1451d ago
@bjornbear
It's what you think is more important the fact you can claim you have better textures or the fact you have a higher frame rate.

Still have a feeling EA forced them to do it and just so they can earn some back. To be honest EA is really starting to milk their big studio if you ask me DICE working on multiple games and Bio ware doing the mmo DA 2 and Me 2&3.

If EA pushes dice so far to do all those side project,and the result is that battlefield 3 will suck may god have mercy for them because i won't.

About the changes i would say probably some of the shaders that won't run on ps 3 or other 360 gpu effects. Some has to give in and they will probably put something back that is just as awesome.
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moparful99  +   1451d ago
I hate it when developers give these vague answers.. All this accomplishes is to pour fuel on the flame wars... But given biowares competency in this industry and the special time and attention that the ps3 version is gaining I don't see how bioware could screw this up... I pray they don't seeing as ME2 is that 1 game on the 360 that I'm truly jealous of..
nycredude  +   1451d ago
dragonelite

"may god have mercy for them because i won't."

Lighten up man it's just video games.
tacosRcool  +   1451d ago
Well at least we all hope Bioware will do a good job
Sarcasm  +   1451d ago
Alpha-Male, the reason why the frame rate on the PS3 version of DA seemed "poor" is because it has V-Sync enabled. It also has more Anisotropic filtering which made all the textures look more clearer.

I think ME2 for the PS3 is in good hands.
paintsville  +   1451d ago
I'm not sure what the visual changes line actually means? Historically the UE3 games have not performed well on ps3. However, this is a very talented group of people working on this game. I am confient that they'll be able to get the sony fan base a good rendition of this great game.
outrageous  +   1451d ago
Mass Effect on PS3...Visual changes???
I don't think Mass Effect will look anywhere near as good as the 360 version. I've had this discussion before, Mass Effect runs on a highly developed 360 engine and I suspect the PS3 version will run 540-640p with alot of strange lighting and nowhere near as detailed. Nobody needs to freak out, but Bioware and EA are just giving everyone the heads up so when it releases in a couple of months people don't have high expectations and are disappointed.

Of course maybe they are saying it will look different in a good way like 60fps and 1080p...and...um....well, you know what I mean. If this doesn't look pixel perfect, EA is gonna have a problem explaining it. Same goes for Valve and Portal 2...better be perfect.
-Alpha  +   1451d ago
@Sarcasm

It still ran noticeably poor. I don't understand the disagrees, I stated a fact about the differences between the versions.
paintsville  +   1451d ago
@Alpha
Unfortunately ANY comment that puts ps3 at a disadvantage, be it true or not...and your statement about dragon age was right on the money, i still have it for ps3....will pile up the disagrees(even if they haven't played it themselves).
SaberEdge  +   1451d ago
Well, he was put on the spot by the question the PS3 mag asked him. He said that it would probably have some visual changes and play a little differently, if only because you are using a different controller, but it didn't seem like he was referring to anything specific, more like he was trying to give them some kind of answer that would satisfy them.

If they were talking about visual upgrades they would have simply said "visual upgrades" or "visual improvements".
ExplosionSauce  +   1451d ago
@ Paintsville
You mean advantage?...
I think the reason why they disagreed is because he said the PS3 version, despite having poor frame rate, had better textures/graphics and scored higher than 360 in some sites.
That was the kicker.

Unfortunately when you put ANY console at an advantage of disadvantage, you will get disagrees.
_________

I'm sure Bioware will do just fine with it. Not sure if I'll play the game again, but we'll see what happens.
MRMagoo123  +   1451d ago
I have DAO on my ps3 and i cant see these bad frame rates its supposed to have when are they seen because i have missed them completely and ive have completed it with every class in the game once each? I have noticed the large difference in graphical quality tho compared to the 360 version maybe thats why it scored better because real and made up are different things.
Aloren  +   1451d ago
@MRMAGOO123
That's pretty easy to see when you compare both versions. I have both and made the test, I ran it on both consoles and just switched the HDMI channel, and while the ps3 version looked slightly better and had more vivid colors, it still had more framerate issues than its counterpart.

Now of course, both version are perfectly playable, so that's not so surprising that it didn't bother you, but in a side by side comparison, the differences are pretty obvious.

I wonder how ME2 will turn out on ps3... I'll probably get it anyway.
skrug  +   1451d ago
@Alpha-Male22

it's your wording

"The PS3 version of Dragon Age runs really poorly, the framerate is horrible."

makes it sounds like it's so horrible it's almost to the point of unplayable.
Psfan999  +   1451d ago
@Alpha, you're not allowed to say anything remotely negative about the ps3 on this site. :\
ChineseDemocracy  +   1451d ago
Let's hope these changes are for the better.

Bioware has a great track record, so have some faith.
specialguest  +   1451d ago
A little concern about the PS3 version
This is my theory. They've stated that there will be visual differences between the PS3 and 360 version. If the PS3 version was to be better graphically than the 360 version, they would have capitalized on that fact in order to gain sales, and compensate for the one year delay. However, they didn't state that. So what does this mean? Guess we'll just have to wait and find out.
NarooN  +   1450d ago
@outrageous
"highly-developed 360 engine"? WTF is that? Mass Effect 2 ran on the friggin' Unreal Engine 3. UT3 on PS3 looked better than Gears of War 1 on the 360 (confirmed by Cliffy B. himself) and it ran on the same engine, ran at a locked 30fps @ 720p. If anything ME2 might look better but it's yet to be seen, since this is Bioware making it and not Epic Games.
morganfell  +   1450d ago
Are some people in this thread just absolutely oblivious to the changes in the U3 engine over the past several years? Apparently. This isn't the same U3 engine from 2007.
Sony360  +   1450d ago
Just like every multi plat game.

Oh shit wait a second.
cgoodno  +   1451d ago
It is to bee seen if we will 'enjoy' these visual changes. The responses don't necessarily make it look like a good thing. At least we know it will have an intro for those who haven't payed ME1. Hopefully it's something along the lines of a choose your path story so you can design a character that will be more than just the default character option going into the second game.
AndrewRyan  +   1451d ago
You can enjoy the changes all you want.
All I know is that I HAVE ALREADY enjoyed the best visuals a year before you will. Thank you PC.
cgoodno  +   1451d ago
Actually, AndrewRyan, I enjoyed them on my PC as well...

Don't jump to conclusions.
AndrewRyan  +   1451d ago
So you are going to get it on your PS3?
I am almost positive if you have already played this game once, you would not get it again on another system, it would be a waste of money! Especially if you are downgrading from PC to PS3.
cgoodno  +   1451d ago
I own ME on 360 and PC...

I see no issue supporting a game on multiple platforms if I plan on playing it multiple times. I've played both games more than five times through.

If I have the option to support the game coming to the PS3, I see no reason to not do so and play it again. Graphically speaking, it's more than acceptable on both platforms.
specialguest  +   1451d ago
k-k-k-k-kombo breaker!!!!
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mirroredderorrim  +   1451d ago
@Buying
Maybe your brain is having screen tearing? Cause Bioware are topnotch. I enjoy their PC love way more so than console love. So enjoy bashing the PS3 version when 360 is barebones PC at best.
Persistantthug  +   1451d ago
Honestly, I'd be a little bit worried about ME2 because Bioware really are PC developers.......
I've noticed alot of PC developers seem to have trouble or "growing pains" with not only the PS3, but with consoles in general. Bioware didn't make Dragon Age: Origins for the consoles, Edge of Reality did ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... ).

On the plus side, Bioware does have EA to help if need be.

But yeah....I think it's reasonable to expect some kind of growing pains for the PS3's version considering Bioware has never really done a PS3 game before.
But once that hurdle is overcome, their future games should be that much better...

Who knows, maybe they'll get comfortable enough to eventually bring their Star Wars MMORPG to the PS3.
*shrug*
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khushand  +   1451d ago
You forget about dragon age on ps3 which was netter than the 360 version
not as good as the PC version though.
Persistantthug  +   1451d ago
@khushand.....No I didn't forget.....I mentioned that in fact........
Bioware didn't make either of the console versions of Dragon Age: Origins......EDGE OF REALITY did.

What I've noticed, is that many PC developers, unless they can get do it or get it done easily, they tend to avoid console development....DOUBLY so for the PS3. Call the reasons lazy, financial, or staff and resources...this is generally what I notice....they try and stay in their comfort zone, "go with what they know", so to speak.

But in this case, EA OWNS Bioware and won't allow them to continue avoiding consoles or the PS3 because consoles is what brings EA its most money.

So basically, I think we should all consider ME2 as a sort of "training grounds" for Bioware. And just as in real life, TRAINING is how ones mistakes are made and ironed out.

The good news is, is when training is over, said trainee is typically better than before.
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corneliuscrust  +   1451d ago
well
I guess it WAS netter..
HeavenlySnipes  +   1451d ago
Im sorry but
Do you guys actally notice the framerate and all hat crap when playing these games? I know FFXIII on ps3 looks better than the 360 version (I have it for ps3 btw, its sucks ass lol) but when I looked at a comparison ideo I couldn't tell th sifference. People like overexaggeating on the site. I've yet o play a multiplatform game where I could notice the difference between the 2 console versions. (Well maybe dring screenshots but not during gameplay)
peowpeow  +   1451d ago
@ Heavenly snipes
It probably isn't the average framerate that bugs people, but the occasional slow-downs that are very noticeable if fps hits the teens.
CobraKai  +   1451d ago
I'm hoping the visual change is Miranda's face!!
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jony_dols  +   1451d ago
EAs Medal of Honor crew, have used the PS3 as their lead platform. Both MOH Single player and ME2 use Unreal 3.

Im sure EA will lend the support of the MOH teams talents if ME2 has any dev problems.
Elven6  +   1451d ago
bjorn: BioWare didn't do the console ports of Dragon Age, it was done by a company called Edge of Reality.
YoshiMeetsU  +   1451d ago
I'm glad it was finally mentioned. The broken record of "Bioware did excellent on DAO" was starting to get annoying when they don't even know what they are talking about.

And nowhere does this article says "PS3 enjoys". Spin after spin on this site.
Hallmark Moment  +   1451d ago
Sounds like the devs are saying the PS3 version is going to be inferior and computerandvideogames.com spun what was said in his article. Even the way computerandvideogames.com asked the questions suggested fanboyism.
bustamove  +   1451d ago
It sounds like you need to reread the interview.
avengers1978  +   1451d ago
They probably mean the contols them selves play different. Of course it can look better if they take the time to actually make it better instead of just a stright port.
SkylineR  +   1450d ago
Who knows?
Bioshock on PS3 showed that a late port to it doesn't necessarily mean a better end product. Ah well, you can always just go play it now on a high-end PC and it'll surpass both 360 and PS3 versions. And you don't need to wait until next year.
gman_moose  +   1450d ago
This is a non-controversial way of saying...
We couldn't get it to look or play as good as the 360 version.

Why didn't he just come out and say it? It's not like people aren't going to notice, or expect it, considering almost every multiplat lately has looked and performed better on 360. I'm gettin f***ing sick of it.
avengers1978  +   1450d ago
Why would hte PS3 "enjoy" visual changes if it didn't look as good as the 360 version. And really most multiplat games look and play identical on either console.
rebirthofcaos  +   1451d ago
If by "play differently" it plays like a RPG instead of a shooter then ill purchase it.
Montoya  +   1451d ago
STFU Mass Effect 2 is a great GAME. If you only own a PS3 you should be happy to have the chance to play it. Whether you think it`s an RPG or a Shooter or both. I already own it for the 360 and I`ll be buying it for the PS3 aswell. Move support would/will be awesome, the wheel system and targeting system would work perfectly w/ the Move.
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BulletProofVess  +   1451d ago
whoa
calm down montoya.
people can have their own opinion.

unless its Omega4 he doesn't deserve one
Def Warrant  +   1451d ago
lol ME2 is a shooter with limited RPG elements. Only sheep will think otherwise.
ico92  +   1451d ago
he wasn't actually calling Mass Effect 2 a bad game, but he does have a point , compared to most WRPG/JRPG Mass Effect 2 has a heavy emphasis on action or to be more specific shooting
Why o why  +   1451d ago
unless its Omega4
lol, id add a few...but he's n4gs equivalent to greengerg
Montoya  +   1451d ago
Ok. I apologize for the STFU (that was rude) I got kinda excited again, I apologize. Oh my GOD I`m a Mass Effect Fanboy... o_o ..LOL...

But, anyway.....

Mass Effect is a GREAT GAME. Period. RPG or Shooter.

@def warrant

You have no idea who I am, what I`m into, what I believe and how I think. Only blind 15 year old who just watched Zeitgeist as their first source of information and think they have it all figured out, call people sheep. Calling people sheep is so typical it in itself sheepish.
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StanLee  +   1451d ago
I've always said the same thing, Mass Effect is a mediocre shooter disguised as an even more mediocre RPG. Who knew that combination would make for a great game.
ThanatosDMC  +   1451d ago
ME2 lost a lot of the RPG elements of ME1. Yes, they dumbed it down to a shooter. Have you played both games, Montoya?

But yes, ME2 is a great game. I choose it for GOTY instead of GOW3. GOW3 is a poor man's DMC.
Blacktric  +   1451d ago
Whoever's thinking that an RPG game is defined by letting players to add points to their characters' stats and letting them fight with D20 rules are completely wrong. Mass Effect 2 is an RPG game because it lets players to decide how the game will progress and end. If it was a shooter with light RPG elements, then there wouldn't be like 3 different endings along with the possibility of losing your crew mates. Wake up, this is 2010 not 1995.
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raztad  +   1451d ago
Hey Tanatos, WTF has GoW3 to be with ME2? your comment was totally unnecessary.

BTW DMC4 is a poor's man DMC, Bayonetta is a poor's man DMC. GoW never pretended to copy DMC.
MRMagoo123  +   1451d ago
IMO i thought all the DMC games where shit but i have loved all the GOW games. ME2 is indeed a shooter with stats thats all it is if i want an RPG fix i wouldnt be looking there.
ThanatosDMC  +   1451d ago
I've always hated GOW series after it came out and was compared to DMC1. Yeeah, personal hate. Nvm... dont mind me.

But ME2 has more appeal than GOW3.... ::runs away::
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Foliage  +   1451d ago
GOW had elements ME can never matched. The level of visuals is something the 360 has never come close to matching. GOW had exceptionally polished gameplay, while ME suffers greatly in that category. In fact, the only thing ME might have over GOW is character development, but GOW was never supposed to be good in that area.

You can disagree all you want, but everyone knows it is true.
Beahmscream  +   1451d ago
100% agree my good man.
Figboy  +   1451d ago
Montoya, I have a PS3 and a 360
I have Mass Effect 1 and Mass Effect 2.

Mass Effect 1 = RPG in the same vein as Knights of the Old Republic (one of Bioware's BEST games)

Mass Effect 2 = 3rd person shooter in the same vein as Gears of War.

I enjoyed both Mass Effects, but ME2 REALLY disappointed me and my wife, who were annoyed that Bioware pulled a bait and switch with Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2.

The RPG elements are extremely scaled back to the point of being non-existent.

The story in ME2 isn't nearly as good as the story in ME1, and in truth, feels more like a filler story to set up what will no doubt be a FANTASTIC story in ME3. Personally, I think Mass Effect should have been a 2 game franchise as far as Shepherd's story is concerned, then other games in the series could branch off to new characters and plotlines.

I'm eagerly awaiting ME3, but interestingly enough, I'll probably buy it for my PS3, because I prefer the controller. Who knows, I may just end the series on my 360, since I like to keep my series in a set on one platform (like the Metal Gear and GTA series; I buy on PlayStation: Splinter Cell, etc, I buy on Xbox).
SaberEdge  +   1451d ago
What you wrote makes no sense to me. There is not that much difference between the way ME1 and ME2 play. There are a few minor changes here and there, but they both essentially feel like the same kind of experience.
PirosThe4th  +   1451d ago
@SaberEdge
You probably never even played the first one...
It is clearly downgrade... no extra power ups or armors equipping with many guys... no inventory system...
Barely leveling up system to make up... which is jsut so bland... The first one was perfect... but the shooting was crap... so why not mix the elements of the 2 in order to make 3 perfect!
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Figboy  +   1450d ago
the thing i don't get is that if you voice
criticisms towards a universally praised game, suddenly you are deemed a hater.

for me, PERSONALLY, Mass Effect 1 is better than Mass Effect 2. i did like that Mass Effect 2 improved combat over ME1, but not at the cost of the RPG elements. i don't see why they had to strip down the RPG elements for part 2.

the story in ME2, in my opinion, IS weaker than the story in ME1. characters behaved VERY out of character (Kaiden and Liara stand out the most), and the plot just wasn't as engaging as the plot of the first.

here's a recap:

Mass Effect 1 Plot: Rogue Spectre Agent Saren is after an incredibly powerful and dangerous artifact long thought to not exist from a race of "mythical" beings called the Protheans. Our hero, Commander Shepherd, is on a quest to bring Saren down and recover the artifact, and discover the truth behind the existence of the Protheans and their creation, the Geth.

Mass Effect 2: After being recruited by the mysterious Cerberus corporation, Commander Shepherd is on a quest to locate the source behind a massive rash of human colony disappearances. I won't go too deeply into the plot of ME2 since it's only 8 months old, and many folks haven't played it, but that's the overall gist of it.

I'm sorry, but the plot of ME2 is just very small scale, compared to the plot of ME1. it's not a horrible plot by any stretch of the imagination, but it really does lack the scale and impact of the plot of ME2.

The best part of ME2 is the characters. The party members you recruit in ME2 are absolutely fantastic, but the real meat of the ME2 experience IS recruiting your party members and completing their personal quests to gain their loyalty. That part is great. the CORE story of ME2 is weak compared to the first.

if I could combine the plot and RPG elements of ME1, with the characters and combat of ME2, that'd be AWESOME.

as a long time fan of Bioware (since Balder's Gate and Neverwinter Nights), i know what they are capable of as an RPG developer, and Mass Effect just isn't the top of their game.

people's opinion of Role playing differ, and while I agree that an RPG is taking on a role of a character and playing through the story, Bioware's M.O. has ALWAYS been giving the player a surprising amount of control over how they evolve and upgrade their character. some of us long time RPG fans LOVE to upgrade stats, and this current generation of RPGs have been lacking severely (Demon's Souls is one of the few that really let you craft your character. Mass Effect 1 also let you really choose a path and skillset for your character, unlike ME2).
omi25p  +   1451d ago
i thought a Role playing game involved being the character and making your own choices throught the game, rather than upgrading your character, because you know your playing the role of the character....
KratosGirI  +   1451d ago
I wanna see I wanna see!
Why o why  +   1451d ago
hmmm
you coulda just used stickers to deface ur move controller :(

hmmm

Awesome Move IS definitely Awesome definitely
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KratosGirI  +   1451d ago
It was easy to remove. All I needed was a damp cloth.

Besides, Awesome Move is Awesome :D
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jack_burt0n  +   1451d ago
yes move is awesomes you should have lit it up after drawing on it :)
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FAGOL  +   1451d ago
hmmmm as long as there ar'nt major performance and graphical issues then i'm ok with it.
Ravage27  +   1451d ago
Superior MLAA tech is pretty much confirmed at this point imo. I just hope that there will be lots of content added in.
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raztad  +   1451d ago
Why do you think MLAA is confirmed? I havent heard any word about something that specific.
FAGOL  +   1451d ago
I have'nt heard anything about that. As much as I want that to be true I don't think lying about it is a good idea.
Ravage27  +   1450d ago
should have worded it differently but i wasn't trying to mislead anyone
i'm just predicting that MLAA will be used because according to DigitalFoundry's latest article on the LBP2 engine, it's easy as hell to implement and is already provided to all devs. When Bioware talks about the different strengths of systems, i assume this must be one the features they meant.

"MLAA is now a part of the Edge tools available to all PS3 developers and it's effectively a drop-in component that can be added in an afternoon of coding - expect to see it in many more titles, not just those from Sony."
http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...
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units  +   1451d ago
When asked what PS3 brought to Mass Effect that 360 couldn't, Zeschuck said:

"The important thing is that, fundamentally, [PS3] has a very different architecture. Visually, there are probably some changes - I mean, there are differences in the way the memory is allocated, and the graphical processor is all different.

"We're not going to get pulled into the argument over which is the more powerful; at the end of the day, they both are, and we can do whatever we want on them.
facelike  +   1451d ago
Good, I thought I was the only one who read this article.
Beefstew4u  +   1451d ago
lolz
commodore64  +   1451d ago
interesting that the title read:
"Mass Effect PS3 enjoys 'visual changes'"

Can you imagine if it read:
"Mass Effect PS3 suffers from 'visual changes'"

To be sure, the outcome of the visual changes, was not made clear from the article, yet the title presented as a positive!
In light of other recent inferior ps3 multiplats, is that a wise conclusion?
Reputable analysis of multiplat evidence seems to indicate otherwise.
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bartbart  +   1451d ago
AGREE
Good point commodore
jony_dols  +   1451d ago
I dunno EA are extremely experienced with the PS3, their devs know the hardware inside out.

Especially with all the source code already there, they have a year to optimize it to the PS hardware. Also the Unreal 3 engine has proven itself very competent on the PS3 regardless of the developers.

Bioware's Dragon Age was ported across to the PS3 and it was a quite successful first time effort. I'm quite optimistic that the PS3 version of ME2 will be equal if not better than the Xbox version.
jneul  +   1451d ago
@commodore it will be funny if they are upgraded, thus proving you wrong, anyway i can't wait to see what bioware do with it, dragon age on ps3 was a good port
Motorola  +   1451d ago
Ok commodore, imagine it does. But in reality, it doesnt! AMAZING RIGHT? JUST LOOK AT THE TITLE
jony_dols  +   1451d ago
What the hell, people disagreed with my comment. Why?

Because I said EA devs have 4 years experience working with the PS3 hardware?

Or that Unreal 3 runs stabilaly on the PS3?

Or that the Bioware devs have 12 months to port the finished ME2 code over?

Fucking idiot fanboys that disagree with anything.
Naughty Dog  +   1451d ago
So the visual thing could go either way.
Convas  +   1451d ago
Ahhh, another intelligent life-form. Besides the ones who will rush in here saying "Oh-EM-GEEEZZZ, ME2 graphical powerhouse on PS3 confirmed!".

+Bubbles
fullmetal297  +   1450d ago
Seems like people want to skip the article and get straight into the argument these days.
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jizzyjones  +   1451d ago
So its gonna run worse then, least it will be on 1 disk :)
Montoya  +   1451d ago
First off ME2 runs well, better than ME1 especially when installed.

and secondly the PS3 has ran the most impressive software of any console this gen. Bioware is very talented and they will make it happen.
SaberEdge  +   1451d ago
ME2 runs better, as in it has no screen tearing and a better frame rate, but sadly it also looks worse than ME1 in the fact the texture resolutions are not quite as high and there is no anti-aliasing like the first one had.

All in all I still prefer the better performance of ME2 over ME1, but I think the actual graphics were somewhat better in the first game.
SirRunic  +   1451d ago
Gah. I want this game.
redDevil87  +   1451d ago
:O
I wanna see this!

Hopefully they change the way you mine for minerals and resources.
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SuperStrokey1123  +   1451d ago
I just want this game to come out for PS3, im super pumped for it. Have they set a date yet?
redDevil87  +   1451d ago
january they said
SuperStrokey1123  +   1451d ago
Thanks!

I gotta preorder this badboy!
jack_burt0n  +   1451d ago
Just having the best game on 360 on ps3 is enough on one bluray with all the DLC that is WIN WIN WIN.
plenty a tool  +   1451d ago
yeah its like totally awesome
and enough to make you soil your underwear!
Lykon  +   1451d ago
mmmm soil in our underwear. soil, filth, unidentified matter
enkeixpress   1451d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(1)
JohnApocalypse  +   1451d ago
I bet the PS3 version is going to have very, very long loading times
BeAGamer  +   1451d ago
sound the troll alarms
DasBunker  +   1451d ago
i bet uncharted will have long loading times on the 360.. oh wait that will never happen.. unlike other exclusives games on other certain consoles...
JohnApocalypse  +   1451d ago
You ever played ME2
Roonie  +   1451d ago
I bet
your still hurt that ME2 is now on ps3...
MaximusPrime  +   1451d ago
Wow. Thats the most dumbest comment I came across
mrcash  +   1451d ago
doubtful, installation will definitely help if it comes down to it. I'm sure bioware will do the game justice on the ps3, I hope it comes with all the dlc and some extras cuz i havent purchased any of it and it would be great to have it on one disc.
Thoreau  +   1451d ago
see john, you are going to have to guess
i have both systems (ps3, x360) i could simply send you a pm and let you know.
BYE  +   1451d ago
Are you trying to distract from the ridiculous 360 loading times in that game? lol

I played it on PC, which has second to no loading times at all. Completely different experience!

It will be faster on PS3 as well, it's still the most powerful console.
Jazz4108  +   1451d ago
Ps3 can produce better graphics but the problem is getting there you have to sacrafice frame rate and long loading times and my god the ps is running some ancient operating system with its mandatory installs and weekly firmware updates. The ps3 is a mess.
Sylmaron  +   1451d ago | Funny
Loading times are not an issue at all on PS3.

The biggest loading times are on Xbox360 because it RRODs all the time and you will have to wait till you get the next one.
redDevil87  +   1451d ago
lol

nice troll ownage
DeathGazer  +   1451d ago
lol
Funny bubbles for you.
Motorola  +   1451d ago
god of war 3: NO LOADING TIMES. DDD:
sdtarm  +   1451d ago
LMAOOOO
BUBBLESSSSSSSSSSSSSS
vhero  +   1450d ago
That made me laugh a little nice.. However we won't know the changes till it comes out.
Sony360  +   1450d ago
28 dumbasses agree with this troll

Just goes to show who follows these articles.
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redsquad  +   1451d ago
Well, the PS3 has had a hardrive as standard for years, so why not use it?
n4gno  +   1451d ago
Some ps3 fanboyz are trolling with...facts, xbox fanboyz allways lie.

big difference.

"sacrifice framerate/loading time/ancient operating system/weekly firmware update"

wow, how desperated you are :) (pure bullcraps)
Carlos_Irwin_Estevez  +   1451d ago
@jazz
Worthless MS employee, i mean seriously cant the guys hire some quality assurance testers instead of worthless scum that troll the internet.

The 360 is an outdated dvd, no hdd, cheap pc components thrown into a cheap shell and sold to idiots who dont know any better.
YoshiMeetsU  +   1451d ago
"The biggest loading times are on Xbox360 because it RRODs all the time and you will have to wait till you get the next one. "

So basically you don't have an argument so you just decided to throw out the 12 year old troll eh.. hahah your ammo bag is running low.

"Some ps3 fanboyz are trolling with...facts, "

BUWHAHAHAHAHAHA beyond delusional.

"The 360 is an outdated dvd, no hdd, cheap pc components thrown into a cheap shell and sold to idiots who dont know any better. "

With some of the best games this generation and the #1 HD console. Yeah, it's okay you're mad. Sore loser.. whatever you want to call it.. Show me your rage!!!!
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bartbart  +   1451d ago
The saddest part
Is that he got agrees. N4G is pathetic. No wonder the net views this place as a joke.
P_Bomb  +   1451d ago
@yoshi
Jazz had no argument either. Difference is Sylmaron made a funny at the troll's expense. Probably not the best time to be calling the PS3 OS outdated when the NEW 4GB Slim 360 just finished making headlines last week for not being able to play Halo Reach co-op, lol.
maxcer  +   1451d ago
this place is considered a joke because of all the childish comments that makeup the majority of posts
vhero  +   1450d ago
Wow YoshimeetsU way to label yourself a fanboy.
moparful99  +   1451d ago
Seriously you had to start this?? How do you still have 5 bubs? How can it be an ancient OS if the ps3 has frequent mandatory updates? Also firmware updates are not weekly, more like monthly and each one usually adds a feature or two and adresses issues if there are any... Just because sony takes the feedback of the community and acts on it more then once a year doesnt mean the system is broken.. Ohh and just like every other troll i've shut down using this excuse there are only 65 games out of the hundreds for the ps3 that have any form of madatory install.. Sorry but you and your comment fail...
mrcash  +   1451d ago
The only thing you have to sacrifice is time and money, it takes alot of time and cash to get the most out the ps3 but in the end its worth it for the fans.
TheGameFoxJTV  +   1451d ago
Ha
And what support do you have for that? XD
TheGameFoxJTV  +   1451d ago
Um
The 360 has mandatory updates as well.
capjacksparrow  +   1451d ago
I'm gonna
Trade in my 360 version for this one! I'm super psyched, this was my favorite 360 game ever. I mainly use my PS3 for all multiplatform games, so ME2 PS3 was a great idea! I still have my 360 for games like Fable III and stuff.
plb  +   1451d ago
Fable III will also be on PC
TheGameFoxJTV  +   1451d ago
Indeed
And that's where I will be buying it. I hate paying for XBL so I'll snag Fable 3 on the platform where I can play the game I paid for the way I want to.
TheGameFoxJTV  +   1450d ago
Lol, why are you guys disagreeing? I WILL buy it on PC, that wasn't an opinion. You can't disagree with that.
segamaniaco  +   1451d ago
He added: "It think it will play a little differently. I mean, right from the start, you have a different controller, and that alone will change the way the game feels."

ill play mass effect with motion controller

yesssssssss, Sony won
kevnb  +   1451d ago
yet again
taken right out of context.
likedamaster  +   1451d ago
It does not say it will have Move controls or that it will look visually superior than its Xbox equivalent. It might most likely be inferior. Just saying... don't get your hopes up fanboys.
Baka-akaB  +   1451d ago
doesnt mean it going either way .
Bioware still managed an all around better version of dragon age on ps3 . I doubt they'll have much issues , without necessarily thinking it will be better
bartbart  +   1451d ago
DAO
Framerate says otherwise.
SaberEdge  +   1451d ago
Both versions of Dragon Age had their trade-offs. Besides, Mass Effect 2 is a much more graphically advanced game than Dragon Age, the latter of which was pretty average looking.
MRMagoo123  +   1451d ago
what frame rate problem are you talking about fartfart have u got a ps3 to prove these claims or are you just following the other 360 fantards because i have the game on at the moment and i cant see any frame rate problems even during fights with alot of enemies.
MRMagoo123  +   1451d ago
hey likedaloser you suck just saying.
Fishy Fingers  +   1451d ago
Finally got round to playing it on the PC (both consoles died, sad face) and it's really a fantastic game. Prefer it to the first easily.
INehalemEXI  +   1451d ago
I'm playing it on PC too been 360less since 09 after the 3rd died.Yeah, Way better then the first.
devilhunterx  +   1451d ago
No elevators? Purchase confirmed!
Jack Klugman  +   1451d ago
""We're not going to get pulled into the argument over which is the more powerful; at the end of the day, they both are, and we can do whatever we want on them. When you create games, you want as many people as possible to play them, so this is a great opportunity to reach a huge segment of the market. "

Sorry CVG Bioware isn't going to be baited by your typical fanboy BS.
TheColbertinator  +   1451d ago
Great game.My favorite on 360.Get it,its damn good
cliffbo  +   1451d ago
graphical downgrade incoming
Baka-akaB  +   1451d ago
"I was supposed to be angry at the oversimplifications and changes" from mass effect 1 to mass effect 2 who supposedly made it less of a rpg , but actually i whatever ME2 is , rpg or action game or watered down hybrid , i found the change was for the far better .

Now they could always bring back a few customisation options for the new interface in me3
mrcash  +   1451d ago
I enjoyed both equally, the way bioware deliveres the story is better than anything I have played so far, you really feel like you're part of it they are a great developer. and yes I've played HV and AW.
MsmackyM  +   1451d ago
I will be getting ME2
I considered briefly buying a 360 to play the game, but didn't want to. Would have rather beefed up my pc; but don't like the idea of sitting at a desk to play a game. Now I finally get a chance to play ME2 in January. It would be nice if they added Move support for it.
DeathGazer  +   1451d ago
Hope they fix the textures a little.

Some are N64 quality on the 360.
maniac76  +   1451d ago
why mention about which is more powerful,but we know ps3 is,just takes the time to use the tech. cant wait for this,been holding of xbox even with the new slims rroding or wotever they call it now. all ps3 needs is left for dead lol
OhReginald  +   1451d ago
I think the real reason why they undergo these changes is because the 360 version tried to be like the PC version and ultimately failed. PS3 will be the BEST console version of Mass Effect 2. I own it for the PC and it is amazing. I don't think the ps3 will beat it, and I LOVE my ps3, i am just saying the truth.

I am just glad they aren't doing a sloppy cash-in port. They are actually working on this hard. I can tell.
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OhReginald  +   1450d ago
8 disagrees? In what way was my comment wrong? jeez there must be some uptight 360 fanboys up in hur.
jneul  +   1451d ago
yay i can't wait to see the changes made, fingers crossed for visuals and move, that would really make bots cry, also not should not all you bots be playing on halo right now??
Convas  +   1451d ago
@Jneul
*Sigh* How old are you? You really believe that a bit of eye candy on ME2 for PS3 is going to make human beings actually shed tears?

N4G really is a joke.
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Gilliand  +   1451d ago
agree
It seems to have gotten even worse lately.
house  +   1451d ago
dude
should have been here in 07 that was really bad
Pistolero  +   1451d ago
no, it's a lot worse now....go read the old articles...the comment section is tame compared to the way it is now.
ALFAxD_CENTAURO  +   1451d ago
Also, all DLC's on Blu ray =).
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