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I just played it on PC before I played ME2 on PS3 so when I had to make my choices in the interactive comic I actually cared about the consequences. Any PC built in like the last 5 years can run ME1 so no big deal tbh.
No S***! Of course! I've told you PS3 Superfans ME1 was significant! You cant replace 60hours with a 15minute "comic"! IGN, yes IGN tried to appease PS3 fans telling them they had the most complete version of Mass Effect 2? IMPOSSIBLE! For all you phonies saying "story" is soooooo important, Mass Effect 2 on PS3 is impossible to fully enjoy without the brilliance of Mass Effect 1!
I played both 1&2 on 360, and I can say as much as I love this series; I can say with all honesty none of the decisions made in the first game greatly affect what you do in part 2. Im now playing part 2 on PS3 and im playing the game the exact same way story wise as I did on the 360 with the save being carried over. Again i'll say you really don't need ME1 to play ME2 on PS3:
@TMB stop being a fanboy and why the hell would you play ME2 on two consoles? you dont own a 360 your just making stuff up GTFO
With me, I don't own a 360, and I was tempted to buy ME 1 + 2 on Steam, but I wanted controller support so I could play while sitting on my couch. I'm 41 hours into ME2 so far on PS3 and I love the game. Its one of the best games I've ever played. Even though I didn't play the first game, I understand what happened in the first game, and its good enough for me. I would have liked the interactive comic to have been a bit longer, but it definately helps to simplify the story from the first game.
@crzyjack hmm i did play ME1&2 on my 360 you freaking numbnuts. i own all 3 consoles because i have a decent paying job and can afford things that i want. and the reason i bought ME2 for PS3 was because i didnt play the DLC on the 360 since i wasn't paying for LIVE. so you GTFO fanboy. if you wanna check just look up zero cool 108 once you see that this is real i hope you don't feel like a complete dumbass.
I played ME1 on PC as well but I didn't care about my choices then so I doubt I'll care when I get to ME2. And I didn't feel any of the "emotional attachment" to the characters in ME1 that the author was looking for, they were all pretty dull. I just took the same two on every mission as they were all equally useless.
Relax otherZinc. It might be better if you have played ME1, but ME2 is still good using just the comic. You just appreciate it more if you played 60hours to get there.
@ravinash, I agree with that. I just dont like people saying ME1 isn't significant. I also say reviewer rating ME2 on PS3 less than a 9 needs their head checked! The game is fantastic on any machine!
ME1 quite frankly does not play very well as a game. ME2 is a considerable upgrade. The game was so hard to go back to. Love the atmosphere and talking but I hate playing the old game. Everything seems bad about the gameplay in hindsight. ME2 has better and intuitive gameplay. ME3 in honesty if done right could challenge Gears 3 gameplay.
ME3 could Challenge Gears3? see thats the problem with you people you all just like to shoot ME1 was 40% RPG 60% shooter and one of the best RPGs this Gen ME2 is 5% RPG 95% Shooter sure the game plays smoother but i was dissapointed with the level up system Bioware decided to sell out and make the game more accesible to all you COD kids
@Crzyjackbauer #1 you are not responding to a COD kid. The RPG elements are still in the game and are handled better than the first game. The upgrade system worked and required players to explore every environment to find them. #2 There is gameplay variety and story and dialogue in ME series that is well over a 20hr game. Gears of War is primarily a 5-8hr game. You can customize you charcters appearance and their cabin. There is just more to do in ME2. ME1 is overated as far as RPG elements. ME2 streamlined and even added. The level up system is similar to the first and not having to have charm slots is a bad thing? It is intuitive to have charm directly relate to how your playing the game. Paragons get the percs. Renegades get to play the vilain which is fun for some. The combat is much better. Now everything that they spoke about in concept from the first game can be actually executed ingame. If you have ever seen the concept videos from 2006 or 7 where they spoke about combining your powers and using tactics to take down a colossus for example... It can be done exactly as advertised in ME2 as opposed to the clunky combat of the first game. Bioware is on the cusp with their next RPG franchise (not the KOTOR MMO) to become an RPG powerhouse. They still have areas to improve but I think that they will take all their knowledge gained from their lessons they've learned this generation to make an ultimate RPG experience. Bethesda still to me is in the driver seat for western rpg immersion. However if Bioware can get that interactivity with their worlds to universes that they create they are fully capable having all the tools to be at the top.
Whatever crzyjackbauer you lousy PIEJACK!
But as most of us know, Microsoft owns publishing rights for Mass Effect 1 -- and I highly doubt they'll give it up (like any company would). The comic was good, but in my opinion the best way to enjoy the Mass Effect series is to actually play the first game.
Dunno why MS dosnt just publish the game on PS3 and make themselves some money. Its not like they are saving face since Mass Effect has gone multiplatform anyway.
A 15 minute comic could never be a good substitute to playing the first game. Sure, it took a couple of hours to get going, but when it did, it was awesome.
ME1 is a better rpg than the later
They are never going to get it.If you really want to play it that bad just borrow a friends 360 and rent it
why we don't need this pointless article? why bring something up that has been seen plenty of times before? why say something that is not going to matter because it is published by microsoft and is never gonna happen?
Why comment, then?
Why are articles like this still popping up? It's not gonna happen.
I'm not suggesting it's going to happen. I'm saying I was disappointed that I was told by many reviews that I didn't need ME1 to fully enjoy ME2. Which clearly I did.
Seriously, I'm buying Mass Effect 2 PS3 and I don't give a flying f**k about Mass Effect 1.
you're a moron
Because I choose not to buy a game I have no interest in? And yes if I ever had the need to learn about Mass Effect 1 which 360 fanboys like reminding us so much about then I'll visit the Wikia page. Mass Effect 1 sucks, we got the better sequel. Accept it and move on, it's looking more and more pathetic by the day.
There is a way! First: Wiki (You cant go wrong with Wiki) Second: I immersed myself in ME1 youtube summaries: There are 4 parts. The link to the first part is below. Have fun! http://www.youtube.com/watc... I easily pumped over 150 hrs into ME2 (..Gamming Crack). I was compelled to get the platinum trophy. Insanity is insane!! What a great game!
Thanks, I'll do that whenever my interest in MS1 increases. Until then here's a bubble.
Cool. I'll let you try to guess what is happening at ME2, because you won't have a clue.
You're a moron
. I would just like to say that while the story is great in part one the bugs make that game almost unplayable and in many missions, I actually did find it unplayable. I was surprised a game like that was aloud to make it out into the market with so many problems. The 360 S is always on sale some where. If you really have to play a game like that or any other 360 game, just buy the system already. Mass Effect 1 costs something like $4.99-9.99. I picked up a 360 S 4 gb ( I know, useless space saving ) for $129 over the holidays. I already had a 360 but who could resist...now I have to buy a cheaper hd upgrade...damn you M$...lol
I think at this point most people who are getting ME2 on PS3 have already played ME1 somewhere.
The first Mass Effect is such a cool story. I think a budget priced version for PS3 would be an excellent idea if it is something that can be put together quickly.
Mass Effect one is not a patch on the sequel. You don't need to have it to play the sequel and anyone who says otherwise is talking out of their arse. The games are very different from each other, almost to the extent that the original is less of a game because of the sequel. Don't believe the hype.
the best part of the ME series is importing your game saves and continuing the story and the decisions you made from the previous.
I really don't care. I've got both Mass Effect games on PC, Mass Effect 2 on PS3, and I'm also getting Mass Effect 3 eventually on both PS3/PC. :)
I do recommend the first game, you can pick it up on the PC really cheap. I bought it off Ebay for £3 and loved every minute of it. On the topic of ME2...I really wish Sony would hurry up and release the patch. ¬_¬
That's like saying "PS3 needs Halo". It's published by Microsoft, it's never going to happen... And yes, obviously it needs it. You guys are missing out on so much more than you actually think. There are tons of characters and storylines you run into in the second game if you encounter them in the first, but that stuff will never appear in your game. Go on and on about how the PS3 version is the most "complete" because you get all the DLC (which you can get on any other version anyway) but you actually get the least, since there are characters like Gianna Parasini and Conrad Verner who will never even appear in your game, let alone missing out on the meaning behind certain relationships such as Wrex and Kaidan/Ashley. There is no point to playing this game on PS3 if you miss out on the first. Ordinarily, whatever, if you get a sequel on a system that doesn't have the first game, it isn't a big deal, but this is the ONE game in history that has ever carried over pretty much everything you did into the first game, and you can't even PLAY the first game. I don't see the point.
I played mass effect 2 before mass effect(pc) and played it with a imported save and the only thing you miss out on is running into some side characters and getting emails. The game still plays the same.
i just completed Mass Effect 2 on ps3, what a game so happy it came to ps3, i agree that the comic can't replace Mass Effect but it does good job trying though, going to start my second playthrough on insanity difficulty wish me luck.
why dont u just get it on pc if u wana play it that badly, it doesnt require a super computer like newer games
No, PS3 fans don't need ME1. Sure, it would have been nice to get ME1 on the PS3 as well, but the fact is, it's not, and it doesn't hurt the ME2 experience in any significant way. I own ME1 and ME2 on my 360. Player decisions for ME1 have relatively minimal effect on events in ME2. That's simply the truth. The only thing that PS3 only owners are missing out on are some returning characters that play bit parts (excluding Tali and Garrus). Mass Effect 1, as much as I love it, is mostly walking around and talking to people, with combat that is, honestly, pretty poor. After playing ME2, and then going back to ME1, the ONLY thing I miss from ME1 (besides the awesome story; which is still better than ME2's story), is the RPG elements that they all but removed in ME2. ME2 is better paced, with better combat, and a slicker presentation. I prefer the story and RPG elements of ME1, but don't like the slower pace, and lackluster combat system. It'd be like saying that 360 owners were missing out if MGS4 came to the 360, but MGS1 and 3 didn't (MGS2 came to the original Xbox), so they were missing out. Sure, it'd be nice to have the whole experience on one box, but that doesn't make the game itself bad. People aren't evaluating Mass Effect 2 as it's own product. Instead, they are trying to gauge what a PS3 fan will get out of the experience. Just tell us how good the game is. Don't try and put thoughts and feelings in our minds concerning our own personal experience with ME2 on PS3. I'm sure some people have read the Wiki, played the PC version, played the 360 version (i'm a multi-console owner, and I'm getting ME2 on the PS3 soon, but I've played them on the 360), or watched a video playthrough or cutscenes, which isn't THAT much different from playing the game yourself outside of creating your own Shepard. I think some folks are trying to downplay this whole Mass Effect on the PS3 thing, because for YEARS, the Mass Effect series was a huge feather in the 360 library's cap. I know that I got a 360 because of Mass Effect 1, Bioshock, and Fable 2 (not into Halo or Gears, so those weren't deciding factors). Now, I can get Bioshock and Mass Effect 2 and 3 on my PS3. Fable, despite me rooting for the series, has continuously disappointed me (I own Fable 2 and 3; 3 is fun to play with my wife, but that's it), so I wouldn't be missing out on much. The main reason I have my 360 these days is because of XBLA's incredible lineup of upcoming games. Retail 360 releases are looking weak, although I'm starting to buy more multi-plat titles on my 360 these days, just to spread the love between my PS3 and 360.
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