TIME Calls Mass Effect 2 "The Avatar of Video Games"

TMC: TIME Magazine's article "The Short List of Things to Do" is a guide to what you should see,what you should skip and what you won't be able to avoid. Inside that list figures Bioware's Mass Effect 2 at # 3 for the week of January 22 calling it " the Avatar of video games - except it's better written "

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Kamikaze1353404d ago

I really can't wait to get my new PC in the next two months. I'm DYING to play this! Still need to beat the first though, lol.

Chubear3404d ago

When TIME starts talking about a VG, you know it's.....

deadreckoning6663404d ago (Edited 3404d ago )

WOW, very impressive for ME2!

"Hopefully not. While Avatar is HUGE in the Box Office and the visuals are amazing, that story SUCKS. I don't know, but it's just so generic, too derivative, badly written, and boring."

I agree with that wholeheartedly Saaking. Avatar was a good movie, but there were SOOOOOOO many plot holes that the movie can't be considered a masterpiece.

Tony P3404d ago

"When TIME starts talking about a VG, you know it's..... "

...gonna be an awesome game! That's what you were going to say instead of downplaying, right?

Yessir, Chubear, an awesome game.

Saaking3404d ago (Edited 3404d ago )

Hopefully not. While Avatar is HUGE in the Box Office and the visuals are amazing, that story SUCKS. I don't know, but it's just so generic, too derivative, badly written, and boring.

It's a good movie, but nowhere near a masterpiece. ME2 on the other hand is set to deliver one of the best stories video games have to offer and will, hopefully, have great sales as well.

Anyways, on the bright side,Avatar is only 2 million dollars away from surpassing Titanic in Worldwid gross (about time someone sunk the Titanic!)

heroicjanitor3404d ago

This confirms what I thought, people don't know that games like uncharted 2 are HUGE in comparison to fifa or something. The quote says "The state of the art in grand-scale, two-disc space operas"

This means he thinks that 2 discs means it is state of the art.

IdleLeeSiuLung3404d ago

Now that they fixed many of the issues the first one suffered, the second one should be great.

Already order ME2 Limited Edition on Xbox 3260 for release day delivery!

xTruthx3404d ago

Dang, ill trade you my xbox 360 for that xbox 3260 one idlelee ;)

PS3Freak3404d ago

They should have compared it to a movie that is actually good. Basically what they are saying is; "Mass Effect 2 is a game the looks great, but has the same tired old story used so many times before".

Not bashing ME2, but Avatar.

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OpenGL3404d ago

I personally think that this is an insult to Mass Effect as I found Avatar to be extremely generic with nice effects. I would rather Mass Effect 2 be the Hurt Locker of video games. :)

Major_Tom3404d ago

Avatar is pocahontas with stellar graphics and some of the driest story telling and bad acting of the last couple years.

baum3404d ago

I wonder how much he got paid to write that.

commodore643404d ago

" the Avatar of video games - except it's better written "

wow, high praise indeed from TIME magazine.

peeps3403d ago

"except it's better written"

well the story in avatar is generic as hell. was a good film but so so so predictable. the cliche's in it made me cringe. the writing wasn't celever in the slightest.

Christopher3403d ago

Horrible comparison.

Avatar is a movie that supposedly - I haven't seen it yet - advanced CGI and motion capture technology to the next level and have made a sense of what to expect in the future with the combination of acting and CGI enhancements. But, it's also a lackluster, typical colonization movie.

Mass Effect 2 has not made vast improvements from a technical perspective and won't set any guidelines for such things in the future (that would be Uncharted 2 and Crysis 2). From most reviews it's more fun and has a more TPS-friendly gameplay, but the storyline still has its issues and the graphics are only slightly improved.

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GiantEnemyCrab3404d ago

"the Avatar of video games - except it's better written"


This game has seriously got good buzz! I can't wait to get back on board the Normandy.

Fanb0y3404d ago

Dayum, you just went there!

003404d ago

All this good news is making the wait so hard.

QuantumWake3404d ago

Well some of you are lucky that you get Mass Effect 2 in 2 days.. I have to wait till Friday! Man this sucks!! WHY!!!

The real killer3404d ago (Edited 3404d ago )

I already have this game, but this pure a HYPE!!!!!
It's a good game, but why suddenly almost everyone hype this?

Cold 20003404d ago (Edited 3404d ago )

Looks like somebody has been living in a cave for the last 2 years :)

Anyways ME is going down in the history of this gen as "one of those games"

003404d ago (Edited 3404d ago )

Why even try? nobody is going to trust you or take your opinion worth merit.

Fanb0y3404d ago

Eh, maybe this is one of the few games that deserve it?

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The real killer3404d ago (Edited 3404d ago )


Why bother to react? stupid litle kid.
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Cold 2000

And here i'm think why i live ;)
It's only a question why they suddenly hyp this game i did not bashing this game becouse i love this game, but the hype is not good for this game.

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Arnon3404d ago

You hate everything 360/Microsoft, and you're telling us about Mass Effect 2 and trying to downplay it.

I'm pretty sure that's why nobody takes you seriously.

lowcarb3404d ago

The Mass Effect hype will be the least of your worry's this year for 360 and PC.

Bigpappy3404d ago

It was during the NFC US Football championship game. That is not a cheap add and is intended to hype the game. Apparently EA disagrees with you and they are the ones taking all the risk. I will go with EA on the one but thanks anyway.

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Arnon3404d ago (Edited 3404d ago )

"Are you so dumb?"

I... cant tell if this is a rhetorical question, or you're just completely contradicting yourself. You're calling people "dumb", "stupid", "kid" and "boy", and yet your grammar and overall punctuation is atrocious.

"I already have this game, but this pure a HYPE!!!!!
It's a good game, but why suddenly almost everyone hype this?"

Nope. Pretty sure there's nothing in here that states you love the game. But good job though, trying to refute your original post, and at the same time solidifying your original intentions by stating that the game is complete hype.

Calling someone a "boy" over the internet in turn makes yourself look like a "boy".

likedamaster3404d ago

Saw that ad, it was awesome. It was pretty epic actually, got me hyped for it even more. Too bad the Saints won though. (oops)

hoops3404d ago

I don't really think anyone is going to take YOUR word for anything Xbox360/PC related

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chester3404d ago (Edited 3404d ago )

first time in a while that i'm actually appreciative that i was laid off.

mind you, i'd rather just take the days off work to play it, but i'll live with what it is.

*edit: i'm not saying i want to be unemployed, but i'm going to enjoy playing the game, that's all. i'll still be looking for a job as well.

kaveti66163404d ago

Wow. You're a major optimist,