Top
180°

Mass Effect 2 gameplay tweaks detailed

The Lost Gamer writes "Bioware have made a whole host of widespread improvements across various areas of the title, with the team emphasising that minor tweaks here and there have now resulted in a much improved overall experience within Mass Effect 2 compared to its predecessor."

Read Full Story >>
thelostgamer.com
The story is too old to be commented.
i3eyond the Circle3241d ago

I'd love to see Mass Effect leap the boundary that is the Unreal Engine.

While the UE proves to pump out some graphical masterpieces a game like Mass Effect deserves a proprietary engine that can implement futuristic space and its ambiance more accurately.

Not that Bioware haven't did a magnificent job with the resources at hand.

Here's to hoping ME3 uses idTech5!

ThanatosDMC3241d ago (Edited 3241d ago )

Stream loading would be nice. I hate having to load when you walk to the lower market and walk a bit just to load again. It's forgivable but it could be made as an improvement.

Upgrading the vehicle would be nice.

kaveti66163241d ago

Bioware is owned by EA. EA is not making as much money as it would like. The Unreal Engine 3 is a highly versatile engine. I think it costs like $300,000 bucks to license. That's pretty cheap. A proprietary engine can cost millions to make and years. Bioware doesn't have that kind of time and money. EA is not willing to fund that much money for a series that hasn't sold that many copies.

IdTech5 is not, to my knowledge, being licensed out to other developers yet.

Sorry but that's the truth. I would love it if Bioware used some really awesome tech, but that's not their thing.

Cosquae3241d ago

Bioware have made their own proprietary 'Eclipse' engine before, used it for DA:Origins which despite doing well, has sold fewer (so far) copies than Mass Effect.

It translated reasonably ok onto the consoles despite being a PC orientated engine (and game) but the graphics in places look a little out of date.

Wonder if they could have used CryEngine 3 for an action RPG?

PS360PCROCKS3241d ago

@than I'm pretty sure that ME2 won't have those issues anymore. Surely it will load a little bit, but Gears 2 was tremendously improved so I expect the same here...

+ Show (1) more replyLast reply 3241d ago
thief3241d ago

Cant tell you how jealous I am of this game - the one game on the 360 I would love to have on the PS3. You are right about a new engine, but this one game where the ganeplay and story are enough to secure AAA status. Would buy it on PC, but they have dropped gamepad support, not sure if ME plays well with mkb

Korda3241d ago

It plays pretty well with mkb except when you are driving the mako

Da One3241d ago

Great game hopefully they do something with the make it more fluid

PS360PCROCKS3241d ago

"Great game hopefully they do something with the make it more fluid"

I'm going to assume you meant mako...if so they dropped it and made a new vehicle from what I know

redneck_smith3241d ago

I HATE MASS EFFECT, TALK AND TALK and TALK and TALK and no ACTION!

Nac3241d ago

Then you might be a red neck.

sofocado3241d ago

"Bioware is owned by EA. EA is not making as much money as it would like. The Unreal Engine 3 is a highly versatile engine. I think it costs like $300,000 bucks to license. That's pretty cheap. A proprietary engine can cost millions to make and years. Bioware doesn't have that kind of time and money. EA is not willing to fund that much money for a series that hasn't sold that many copies.
IdTech5 is not, to my knowledge, being licensed out to other developers yet.
Sorry but that's the truth. I would love it if Bioware used some really awesome tech, but that's not their thing."

Well said, also I think that there is still some juice left in the Unreal Engine 3. Another engine that can be use is the Evolution Engine from Digital Extremes.

Show all comments (13)