In this special edition of Versus we take a closer look at how much has changed visually in BioWare’s Mass Effect 2 from the demo to the final retail version. Why would we do this? Because of Chris Priestly that’s why.
Whatever the case me, the differences are pretty negligible. It seems like they did improve on the performance though which is probably the best thing out of this.
Personally I never saw what all the fuss was with the minor differences between the graphics in the first place. The game looks good, has a great story and universe. I am just glad PS3ers can enjoy it now.
Don't forget all the free dlc they're getting too. Ps3 owners are really lucky even if they can't get dibs on mass effect 1.
There will probably release a GOTY edition very soon for the X360 that'll cost you $30. And the DLS aren't free, you paying $60 for a game that came out a year ago.
DLC is still free if it's packed in with an msrp of $59.99. Those of us who played ME2 a year ago paid $49-59.99 (depending on where we got it) then the price of DLC after.
@chaos69 i paid 36.99 on amazon which offers a 20$ credit so yea i bet u paid 60$ plus more for dlc when it first came out
2nd to last pic of black guy looks like a "Failed updog joke" :P I'm glad the lighting on Miranda is fixed. She looked so freaking ridiculous the way the lighting was on the 360 version and the PS3 demo. Deformed, even.
Just picked up both on my lunch hour! Time to do some serious gaming this evening.
Still waiting for my copies!
Even if they are just minor tweaks, I am glad to see the game is performing smoother than the demo.
If this is your 1st go on ME you guys are in for one hell of a ride..looking forward to another go with the PS3 version..so I can build my character for ME3..
yeah, I am planning on doing the same. I am really intrigued by the choose-your-own-adventure intro to ME2 on the PS3. You can literally change the your ME2 experience in minutes instead of hours.
AWESOME!! can't wait!!
Which isn't a great thing imo. Each to their own though.
thats okay but there is no way it can replace actually playing the first game which was great by the way. either way im glad ps3 only owners get to experience this. i might buy it again cause i never got the dlc.
This game is a must buy for any PS3 owner, regardless of the differences the game may have!
The demo really was a turn off. I played some of the first game too and I didn't understand the accolades it got. I'm still perplexed as to why the majority of people like this series.
I know exactly how you feel, dude. Heavy Rain and Demon's Souls left me feeling the exact same way. I know they're both quality, award-winning games...but I just couldn't get into them at all. And even though I loved ME1 & 2, I can certainly understand how some people wouldn't like them. To each their own...
Well maybe thats the reason..you played "some" of the 1st..give it a chance dude it might change your mind about the series. Off topic I wish EA had released the 1st ME with this..showing you what happens in 1st as not same as playing it..
I couldnt get into the first one either. I thought I was going to love it, a TPS-RPG. But it seemed more shooter than RPG and as a shooter it was mediocre. But, I'm not doubting the praise it got, I probably needed to play more of it to invest myself into the RPG part of it. I cant remember what else I was playing at the time but it must have drew me away. Mass Effect is definitely a series I want to revisit.
See the demo really made me change my mind about ME2. I couldn't get into the first one but really liked the demo for the second one.
Nice honest reply there, to be honest I cannot get into Fallout 3 no matter how hard I try, and Oblivion is one of my favorite games of all time.
No game is going to satisfy everyone. People have different tastes in gaming.
I'm glad that everyone here recognizes that each person has different tastes. Not everybody is going to like the same things.
Sometimes you do have to play a game a fair way through before you really start to get into it. Fallout3 it takes a while to find the missions and start knowing where your going once you got out. I stopped for a while, but started a little later and really got into it. Mass effect 1, seem like bad game play at the start, but thats because you have to build up your character before he comes good, and a little further into the game the story starts to develope. So yeah, you have to invest time in these games.
i played the PS3 demo too, i didn't enjoy it so i'm not buying it.
Actually I agree I didnt enjoy the demo at all. So yeah ill be picking up LBP2 and DC universe.
too bad, it was my goty for last year. it was especially awesome (for me anyway) that uncharted 2 came out at the end of 09 and mass effect 2 came out at the begining of 10 so i got to play two fucking awesome games within months of each other.
Getting this and Lbp2 tomorrow
wondering why you got a disagree! I'm getting this and BBC2 Ultimate Edition.. off topic I never played LBP1 cause I thought it was to kiddy looking, but after watching the new Qore episode LBP2 is the SHIT!! You can do whatever, you can literally create your own mini games..CRAZY!!
Dude thats awesome! I suggest getting it at best buy. Im getting LBP2 and ME2 and they are offering a free new game with the purchase of 2 so I'm getting an extra copy of LBP as a gift. BBC2 is my favorite game you should add me my PSN ID is exactly the same as my username here. We can game shoot up some fools then create some sweet levels afterwards =D (If you get LBP2)
Am I the only one not noticing the difference?
Thank goodness. I'm starting to think that this editor (article) is being sarcastic
This is to be expected as visually there won't be any difference. I'm pretty sure the last couple months they are trying to iron out the performance more than anything. Which it seems they did based on this article.
In that first shot it looks like the shadows in the retail version are messing up Miranda's face even more than in the demo version. Why would they do that? As far as the screen tearing and framerate I was a bit disappointed with the demo in that respect and I will wait for analysis to be run on it.
I'm not noticing the difference between ME2 on PC and ME2 on the PS3 running the "new ME3 engine". Doesn't really make a difference to me tbh, just can't see where the improvements are, unless they're on the performance side of things (I know there's a performance increase from demo to retail, but am assuming the demo was running the same engine?). Seems like creative advertising to me. "ME2 on PS3 - running the ME3 engine (which is just the ME2 engine)!" Either way, am hoping the flaming can stop now and we can all enjoy the Mass Effect universe together. *shrugs*
"I'm not noticing the difference between ME2 on PC and ME2 on the PS3 running the "new ME3 engine". " lol for a moment i tough you were saying that a console game had the same quality as a PC one.
Wait what? o.0 ME2 looks much better on PC, it's to bad the gameplay ain't as great though.
I know it does - what i'm saying though is that it's supposed to be running on a new engine, and therefore you would think there would be an improvement over the PC version of ME2. As I said, it's seeming like more of a marketing ploy than anything else.
VERY minute differences. In the 1st slide of Shepard I believe if you look at his neck he has goosebumps in the retail version hahahaha! thats about it
@ sp1deynut- true that!
I don't see any difference at all....
There are differences but they are quite subtle.Probably just leads to a little more polish over all.Skin textures are SLIGHTLY better.
like as is seen in the first pic with sherpards neck. The texture looks slightly better. The most important thing is that they said theres almost no screen tearing (the demo at a lot of tearing) and that the framerate is solid.
What is wrong with Shepard's neck in the second pic? It is looking so strange! (jaggies)
If you were to read the article instead of just looking at the pics, you would see the most noticeable difference reported was a dramatic reduction in screen tearing, which for me is much more noticeable than a slightly sharper texture...
I hope that is true.
Minute differences but a boost in performance. A must buy for ps3 owners. I can't see the point in 360 owners claiming it was on 360 last year as most ppl who buy this would not have played it therefore its as good as new to them
Maybe 14 pixels worth of difference. ROCK ON!
with all the hype about comparing the demo of ME2, it sounded like the retail version was gonna destroy the demo. I don't see that much of a difference.
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