Earlier this morning, EA announced that they will be bringing Mass Effect 2 to the PS3 in January 2011, however, it looks like Mass Effect 1 won't hit the PS3 in the future.
thought they published it so no way can they put it on ps3..
if they rework and rename it a bit like Tecmo did with Ninja Gaiden 2 sigma
PS3 has been taking exclusives left and right, I'm really starting to feel like I only need 1 console, especially when move comes out. Aww men, great time for PS3 owners. I mean come on, PS3 owners just got the used-to-be-console-exclusive "Potential GOTY for 360" game. Lmao if you ask me. It definitely looks like EA and Sony are becoming best of friends.
well the game is too old so it dont think it worth it
Which was better IMHO EDIT : Talking Sigma here
I prefer ME1 to ME2, but can see why they'd want to just go forward with ME2. You don't need both to get people into the story and this is just setting up for ME3 on all HD platforms.
If Mass Effect 2 Sells Well on PS3, Bioware and EA could release the First game under the title "Mass Effect: Origins"
I think the first game really gave the backdrop story of the second one. I enjoyed it immensely and it is unfortunate that the first one won't be available for the PS3. I guess the third ME game will be a multi-platform release.
but is it really worth it to rework an old series? Sigma was still pretty new so I can see people still having an appeal to play it. Quick question, Since Sony published Final Fantasy 7 can Square release it on the 360? Not trolling just want to know how this publisher thing works.
As I've noted, it depends. Ninja Gaiden and Ninja Gaiden 2 were both published by Microsoft, but a name change and some new content later and they're both on PS3. It just depends what the stipulation was.
so if EA include a catch up story in the now confirmed bonus content (which common sense tells me it will probably be in the way of a movie telling us the events of me1)that then allows ps3 owners to jump straight into the much more superior mass effect 2 then thats thumbs up all round then 360/ps3 owners will both be upto date in time for me3
I think MS also published Ninja Gaiden 2 yet Ninja Gaiden Sigma came to PS3. aww.. nvm i was too late -.-
I'm guessing Bioware will just fill us in the situation through the hours of bonus content for the PS3 owners.
Sounds like a good guess. Lets see how EA/BioWare sorts out this issue. BTW, is it really needed to fully play the first in order to enjoy the story in the second? because that wouldnt make any sense even to newcomers to the series on the xbox. From the ME2 demo I played, there is an introduction of sorts to the events happened in ME1, and you actually can set a new character up, and start a new adventure.
As long as there's a good recap it shouldn't matter much.
what about the choices of keeping characters alive or killing them off that changes the story abit. i wanna know what they plan to do about it
Sony Published Ghostbusters, but that ended up on 360. Publishing rights isn't IP rights. EA own IP rights to ME, not MS.
This doesn't make sense, i am certainly Pre-Ordering ME2 but playing it without being familiar to it's History would be weird.
MS published and practically funded the first Mass Effect. I think that's what's stopping them.
Well Thats A Shame. But Still I Am Just Too Damn Happy For ME2.
I played ME2 on pc without having plyed the first one and it wasn't weird at all. Fantastic game but i don't see why i should buy it for ps3...
You don't NEED to play the previous game for it to make sense. All of the important plot moments in Mass Effect 2 are fairly straight forward sci-fi and can be be grasped by anyone regardless of whether they've played the first or not.
all of the important plot elements in Star Wars Empire strikes back as well...but would you have even nearly cared as much as you did when Vader said "Luke, I am your father!". Needed? no, but to say its "straightforward sci-fi and can be grasped by anyone" is not really doing the story justice. If the game was that shallow it wouldn't be as good as it is.
Actally vader said "No.. I am your father"
well if you are willing to read (they have all the background story of ME1 in the x360 version) you can get some ideas. However, the only draw back is you'll be missing on the character import from ME1 thing (that you can actually see how it plays out through ME2) which i thought is quite interesting. Well i guess at least you can still import ME2 to ME3 then.
Nothing would stop them adding a brief story recap. Blu-ray has the storage.
Lol I guess you can read wiki or actually i think there are youtube vids that have a short clip on the story of the first one.
ME2 is better than nothing, but the story will be very hard to follow without 1.
no need to follow. my guess in part one is Saren ally with geth to take over the galaxy and Shepard come in to save the day. part 2 pretty straight forward, recriut teams and destroy the enemy. same as part 2 and part 3. I'll play ps3 version for trophies.
If it not legal issues with MS, its proabbly that they're thinking of updating the gameplay and inventory engine and it would take to long. That it'll be out after ME2.
They just need to make like a downloadable codex of ME 1 or better yet a 2 hour animated comic (Dead Space style) But who am I fooling. EA once said they had no plans to put the ME franchise on PS3 and yet here we are.
I don't care which one is better I want to play them both in order.
This kind of sucks. I do hope they will change their mind and give us the first one some way. Either that or at least give us a good way to know what happened during the first game. I do plan on buying the second but still I hope Im not that lost since I havent played the first.
I love ME2. It is loads better than the 1st. One of my favorite features was how you truly felt you were continuing YOUR Shepard's story since what you did in the 1st game impacts the second. For PS3 only owners, it's kind of a bummer how they can't use ME1 data to continue their Shepard's story. Although, getting the single disc game is REALLY inticing.
the "bonus" content might be related to ME1 without affecting the contract with MS.
Buy a 360 and play it, what a bunch of fanboys
Play the first ME on the PC
seriously..... I'm happy for everyone that only has a ps3, but owning both consoles is so much better
Honestly, as a PS3 and PC gamer, there is NO REASON for me to own an Xbox 360. Firstly, I don't want to support a company like Microsoft after their RROD fiasco and their dirty business tactics. Secondly, I don't want to pay $50/year for an online gaming service that should be FREE. Thirdly, the 360 games that I'm interested in playing can be played on the PC regardless. That's where I played Halo and Mass Effect(2), it's also where Gears of War and Halo 2 are. I'm concerned about value and getting the most out of my hard earned money. I suppose if money isn't an issue or you like wasting money, getting both is a viable solution, but I also believe in voting with my dollars and Microsoft doesn't earn my vote.
Honestly,that´s a shame. A lot of enjoyment I had with ME2 came from the characters and decisions I made in ME 1,so fingers crossed that EA is able to bring over the first ME to the PS3.
That's really too bad. 2 steps forward, 1 step back. You'll be stuck with Wreav instead of Wrex because you'll no longer have the option to have not killed Wrex in ME1. You won't be able to carry over a romance with Liara, Ashley or Kaiden. No clue who Saren and Sovereign are. No idea what a Geth is and why it's so hostile towards the Quarians. I could go on and on. Basically... you'll be missing out... a lot.
Either that or they could recap and then have you make all of the choices. Which I believe is also bad because it would make the first kind of obsolete.
It could enhance the experience because we've already played Mass Effect on the PC and would like to carry over our decisions without going through the motions again.
its not any steps backward, its a step forward. Hopefully this means ME3 (dont know the series is this inevitable?) will be muliplatform. It would have been nice to get ME1 and 2 on a single bluray though.
For the money I invested for the DLC, will the PS3 get more? That will be a huge slap in the face for me and others who have the game. I can care less about the port.
MGSR is doing it, ME2 can do it. As I said before, third party exclusives are all but dead. And that's not a bad thing.
a single layered blu-ray could fit both mass effect games. and the official mass effect 2 page says that with all the bonus content that this is the perfect entry point to the franchise so yes i expect at least something that would explain the me1 story.
This is stupid mass effect 2 comes to the ps3 but not 1 you have to play 1 first then play 2 o well you guys can play it on pc or xbox 360 but this is a let down
That's like saying, you need to play all MGS or MGS4 to understand Metal Gear Solid: Rising.
Since Metal Gear Rising is a new story that doesn't require prior knowledge of former Metal Gear Solid games (which have a chronological storyline).
Would be nice, but not needed to understand Mass Effect 2... they did a pretty good recap in ME2
I think it is awesome that ME2 is going to PS3, but I do find it a little strange that the first isn't. The first does contain a fair amount of story and I am one of those people that prefer it to the second because it is more RPG orientated. Still, at least for now, one is better than none. PS3 will probably get the first sooner or later.
I've never seen so many hypocrites in my entire life. When this game was exclusive to the Xbox 360, people bashed it and called it an awful game that they don't need. Now look how the tables turned. The same case with Alan Wake, jealousy jealousy and jealousy
Errm... I don't think so.. All I recall reading was "I can just play teh superior version on teh PC lolol." That's what I did. =P
I'm talking about the PS3 fanboys
So am I. That's all I read from PS3 fanboys, "I'll just get the superior version on the PC."
The PC version was always the superior version. I played both games on my PC and don't regret it one bit :)
i can't see whay they wouldn't want to release it on ps3, all i can think is that it's because of some legacy of when ms was publishing the first one. anyway, an important qquestion is, will mass effect 3 be released on ps3 at the same time as the xbox version?
Easy way to fix this. Playable "Memory Reconstruction". Take choice segments from Mass Effect 1 and make them playable. Easy. Also add some dialogue options so that the player sets the choices for things like Werner. Requires more work, but game isn't coming out until 2011 anyway. Unless Bioware are lazy fcks.
I'm doubting the cred of this one. This guy only said an "EA rep". Of COURSE they are going to tell whoever talk to them that. And this is the Examiner, so they usually don't just get their news from thin air;they usually source their stuff. They don't usually do any self-investigation, and I'm wondering where he got the story from, since no source was mentioned. Not allowing the PS3 users to be able to partake in the decision making that could make ME2 go a different way that if you just fire it up raw doesn't make any damn bit of sense, either. EA owns the publishing rights, and Bioware owns the IP. They can do whatever they want to do with it. MS can't tell them one way or another, so there's nothing stopping them there from pulling the trigger. More proof that I think this guy isn't as creditable as we might think he is.
actually the decisions from 1 result in pure cosmetic differences in 2, no game changing effects are there, sure some people might be alive while others dead or changed but none of it affects the story or how events play out in ME2 in any ways other than nostalgia, that was my biggest problem with them touting that consequences would be felt from game to game, it wasn't true when it came to the actual story.
A good summary with videos or at least a story recap can make the trick just fine. I mean the BluRay can hold that without a problem... make that space to work out Bioware xD
Either read the ME1 synopsis on Wikipedia or purchase it for cheap on the PC.
Just like they said they had no plans to bring Mass Effect 2 to the PS3 *Cough* =)
At least this means Mass Effect 2 on PS3 means Mass Effect 3 will also comes out on PS3.
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