TMC: Only 5 days left for the release of Mass Effect 2 and more magazine review scores start to appear on the internet. This time from X360 magazine and Total PCGaming both handing a perfect 10 to the game.
"X360 magazine " ummm strange...
how bout it's a good game...
Nah, that can't be it. /sarcasm
I don't even like rpg's but I find this one appealing cause it's more of a shooter with a great story. I might check it out when I have nothing else to play.
As from 2005, not one 360 exclusive has received a low score. THAT MEANS EVERYONE OF THE 360 EXCLUSIVES GETS AN 8 OR HIGHER. Its almost ridiculous. Games like Halo Wars, Banjo, Ninja Blade, even Too human (just a few examples but certainly not limited to these games). All games which we KNOW to be mediocre, all of these received nothing but praise from these 360 magazines and some supposedly "independant" magazines like Joystick, Edge, Eurogames, Gametrailers and lately even IGN. What do you make of it? A new Halo? Automatically a perfect 10. Splinter cell? BET YOUR ASS THATS GONNA GET A 9 WHEN THERE IS NO HYPE AT ALL FROM THE NON 360 CROWD. Who the hell is gonna buy a 360 for the 360 2010 mediocre line up. Lmao dont make me laugh.
@talltony funny, i was think the opposite: I don't even like shooters but I find this one appealing cause it's more of a rpg with a great story. I might check it out when I have nothing else to play.
lol everyone has different I guess.
that's why they mix genres, to get a larger audience. like when reese's put chocolate and peanut butter together. and that's why i liked Fallout 3 so much it's a FPS\TPS\Action\Adventure\Retr o\Sci-Fi\RPG. if Fallout 3 could have thrown in online\city-building\football \chinese-girl-on-rooftop\preten d-to-play-guitar it would have been extra awesome!
cant wait till Tuesday when my mass will be effected.
Woohoo! Can't wait to dig in. I have a feeling I'm gonna enjoy this more than FFXIII, if what I read is true.
I don't have a doubt that this game will kick some serious ass but is anyone else getting tired of seeing games get a perfect 10? I mean it's like ratings don't mean much anymore.
Ratings mean jack. Always have, always will. It's what's written that's most important. I had more fun with Army of Two than I did with RE5, for example.
10/10 because the game is that EPIC. watch the 30 minute Intro on the pending section. it's movie like
Ratings are meaningful only as an average. You can't base your purchasing behavior on just one score or one specific reviewer. ME2 will probably have a metascore of over 90% which means it's a damn good game. Just stick to score averages and you should be fine.
Can't wait to play this... but my xbox 360 has been making alot of noise lately and I've been getting (on and off) an e68 message! Anyone knows what the hell this is? I might have to go with the pc on this one. Edit: NVM I googled it. Seems to be a hdd failure or a result of having an external fan plugged in. Hope it's the fan cause i don't want to buy another hdd. @Stanlee I totally understand how some people can go through so many 360. When you game alot you collect alot of games and saves and friends online. Eventually you grow attached to your console and when it all of a sudden dies it's suck!!!!! You may be mad and curse at MS but eventually you will suck it up and buy another. I personally game alot more on my Ps3 but I like to have the 360 cause there are games I like on it also. If this one dies i will probably buy another just to have it for the exclusives. Dual console FTW! Edit 2: WTF why did I get a disagree? Someone probably doesn't believe I have an xbox 360. I would post a pic with it and my user name... if I gave a crap. @Stanlee It's perfectly fine to prefer one over the other. My thing is if you own both consoles then you are allow to bash all you want. What I can't stand is when people only have one and bash the other like they know any better. That being said it really hard to find a balance between teh two consoles. My rule of thumb is buy all the exclusives for the the consoles and buy the multiplats for the ones you have more friends on. I don't really care about the differences in multiplats as they are usually marginal and can't be seen unless with the naked eye. BTW have you tried going on home yet? They have added some cool games recently and all is free. Sodium is crazy fun! Add me if you want.. PSNID: NYCREDUDE Xbox Live: Pending I am not much of an online playing to pay for it.
Dude, my XBox 360 RROD'd last night after 3 plus years of faithful service. I thought I was going be one of the lucky ones. I certainly screamed a few fcuk you's at Microsoft for their piece of sh*t console but I'm probably gonna go buy an Arcade this weekend. I never understood how people have gone through 3 and 4 consoles but now I understand. It feels like my whole social life, family and friends are on XBox Live. Edit; Yeah, I was on my PS3 for much of last night and I felt lonely. I realise that I really invested a lot more in XBL than I did PSN. I'm kind of commiting now to do much more of my gaming on the PS3. I was playing Darksiders, Army of Two, Assassins Creed 2 and Modern Warfare 2 all on my XBox 360 and I have no intentions of starting over so I am almost committed to buying a new XBox 360. Had I spread them out a bit, I could have one or two of those titles to play on my PS3 and that sucks. I know I'm going to get a lot of flack because people see me as a bit of an XBox 360 fanboy but I do think each console offers a great experience, I just had my preference. Too bad it's bitten me in the ass.
2/3 reviews being from Xbox sites. Cant wait for other reviews.
Man i gotta wrap up the first quick! Cant wait to play this.
Tuesday, most likely won't be around here for a while, kinda like when Forza III came out LOL. This new launch trailer is Epic by the way. http://www.gametrailers.com...
All I know is I'm going to love this game, "perfect score" or no.
I've never seen that one, the music alone gives goose bumps. Is it just me or does that Maranda chick have, well, let me clean it up for this zone, a very round and plentyfull womanhood shall we say? Get what Im sayin? And not just in back *wink wink* Not sure why they hadda make that like that. My wife was like, why is her body so perfect? LOL!!! Thats what wives say when they are jealous :) I know, crazy, its a game for crying out loud.
I'm getting this on my 360, but i bet if this game was multi-plat it wouldn't have gotten passed a 9.
@StanLee I call shenanigans. There's no way an Xbox can last over 3 years.
@stanlee - Fix it yourself, search X-Clamp fix on ebay. It is much more of a permanent fix than Microsoft's method.
Just bought an Elite at [email protected] so I'm ready for Mass Effect 2 next week as I already preordered. I'm going to really commit more time and games to my PS3. @ Troll Police Dude fcuk off. Search my post history, I've always said I've had my XBox 360 for more that 2 years with not one problem. I really thought I had gotten a gem. Anyway, regardless, got a new Elite. Actually getting a data migration kit from Microsoft on the phone as we speak. Too bad I have to pay $13 for it. Scratch that $14 plus; taxes. Fcuking crooks! SMH! @ gaffyh And yeah, I'm going to fix it myself. The 20 gig HD is about obsolete though.
ya ive got to wrap up my 2nd playthrough of ME with my adept..5 days, well 4ish if you go to the midnight launch. midnight on the 25th cant come sooner.
I expect high scores for this game, but so far the reviews are mostly from Xbox sites and some PC sites. Xbox mags are known for giving exclusive multiplats (see how stupid that sounds?) higher scores.
a 360 magazine giving a game not coming on ps3 a perfect score? SHOCK!!!
Of course people still pay attention to reviews. There was a storm when OXM gave Mass effect 2 a 9.5/10
not a paid review fcking epic this game is.
Rack 'em up! :) Can't wait to play this epic masterpiece!
yup that's how great this game is. And no dont bring "but but MS paid for the reviewzzz" Conspiracy theory. because the last ME game also had some perfect scores. edit: lol @ the 2disagrees who are obviously from the Sony fanboys who were going to come with this arguement as we speak and saw my Comment and deceided to disagree .
ALL reviews are "paid for" or have some manner of incentive behind them, be it MS, Sony, or Nintendo. That's why reviews are a BUSINESS, not a charity. ;)
even mass effect 2 have flaws......yep ....even mass effect 2. no need to say "MS paid the reviewers"(like they REALLY did with halo3 and their 900$ swag bag) to expect a lot of over rated reviews.
only 5 days left! :) Collecter's edition for me.
mass effect looks fun
"f*ck the mods on this site" Why did you edit your comment? I caught you.
HAze perfect score from Famitsu.. paid review for sure, lol!
It will be interesting to see if it has a higher metascore than the original. I think it will because of the improved shooting mechanics and side quests.
glad xbots finally got a decent game to play and enjoy.
any decent pc can run this. even on low settings, the pc version will look better the the crapbox version
The first game is my favorite game this gen - followed closely by the Uncharted series. With a lot of the technical issues from ME1 now likely corrected and 20-30 hours of EPIC gameplay and story telling - a perfect score sounds golden. Can't wait until Tuesday.
My most anticipated game of 2010 and it's almost in my hands. :)
I can confirm that this game is EPIC (caps on). You can be a fanboy of any console..doesn't matter. If you play just the first two hours of this game you will agree. Well that's if this kind of game appeals to you. Bioware are well respected developers in my book. They have created a great game again. WOW!!!
Can't wait to pick it up!
Disagree? What the heck?
Has anyone found a good fan site for Mass Effect 2? I want to start my new game with mods on the first play through.
This is one of my most anticipated games. I would love to play it on my PS3. If Bioware don't make a PS3 version announcement by the holidays then I will pick up a 360 Elite Natal Bundle along with Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, Gears, Gears 2, and maybe Halo Reach depending on how that turns out.
Just watch the launch trailer.
There are some really crappy games with great CGI launch trailers. It's not a good idea to buy a game based off of a commercial.
Well this trailer is really good, and it's all gameplay :) CGI-Freeeeee
Amazing that 360 magazine gives its own game a 10...simply mind blowing... At least pretend not to be 100% biased, geez
Contrary to popular belief it appears that both playstation and xbox mags try to give a fair score on their games and always do their best to avoid any bias. Maybe this game is just that good.
Thank you Stewgart! I agree! Both OXM and PSM are very great magazines to look at for reviews on their respective platforms.
Yeah, I think this sort of practice would be weird in any other industry. "Official General Motors Magazine Awards Gold Star To Cadillac Escalade!" Every console's got their pet magazines though so it sort of balances out.
My Sony Vaio is waiting for this game and Splinter Cell: Conviction.
We know it's you Saaking. ;)
Busted fanboy gets busted
Till its cheaper, the last one felt like "They sold you half the game" and this already has been confirmed to not have a real ending.
I have all three consoles and I use my ps3 more then anything.But I have to say that this game looks pretty dam sweet.I couldnt play the first one because it was to boring and its not my type of game.But I cant say that it looks bad.The story sounds way more compelling the graphics look fantastic and the gameplay looks way more diverse.From what I have seen it looks like a 10/10 easily.Hope that everyone enjoys this game to its fullest.
I do agree...the first game, I couldnt even get through...if it was not for the story, I would have quit sooner...bland boring landscapes, elevator, I mean sandwhich making pauses....this game does look better, and gonna buy it for the PC vs the 360 as I did last time
Perfect 10 for Mass Effect is the so called "Uncharted 2 Effect"
i think mass effect is a bit of a love hate game. it seems either ppl think it's the best rpg ever or 'don't get it' i'm 1 of the few that unfortunatly does't get it. I've given the first a go and cant c what the fuss is over, which is annoying cus i really want a good rpg 2 get stuck into atm lol
I'm considering buy an xbox to play this game... but its alot for one game...
This isn't good news. I'm sure ME2 is fantastic, but perfect, and replayable for years to come? Gaming Journalism whores itself out for click-counts once again.
"I expect high scores for this game, but so far the reviews are mostly from Xbox sites and some PC sites. Xbox mags are known for giving exclusive multiplats (see how stupid that sounds?) higher scores." @saaking And PS3 sites are not known for giving PS3 exclusive games high scores? LOL Dude do you ever stop with your fanboy nonesense? How much does Sony pay you? LOL Btw. The game is EXCLUSIVE to MS. You need MS OS or Xbox360 to run this game. Hence EXCLUSIVE to MS. And why do you care anyways if its not "so called exclusive" to ONE only system? How does that effect you? You always bring this up as a jab to MS when in fact it makes MS more money because in order for PC users to play this game thye must buy MS OS. More money for them. And thats a BAD thing business wise for MS? LOL You're a fanboy to the end and a pretty bad one at that. You make it too easy....