CVG: Just how important is BioWare's port to Sony's console?
About as important as FF13 for 360 fans I'd guess. A few spoilers in there for people who haven't played the game.
Remember how 360 gamers clamored (and still clamor) for MGS4, a game from 2008? A good game is a good game, and ME2 is among the best, now playable on PS3.
The unreal engine fine and enjoy Mass Effect. Its a good game, but not the same thing as MGS4 as far as the times go. Remember, MGS4 cant run on the 360, so that isn't even a possibility. Also I dont remember anyone hating on ME. MSG4 is still called a 40 hour movie with 1 hour of gameplay.
also, the words "hand me down" are totally wrong in this situation. Hand me down implies its to small for the original and is now being passed on to someone or something smaller. Not the case and very poor choice of words IMO. Flaimbait if anything. This gen has shown that there can be multiplatform games that are of equal or lesser and sometimes greater value. If you look at the SNES genesis era and saw a multiplatform game, there are obvious differences due to platform specifications. This gen is much closer than they are apart. People need to get off that as I can guarantee the next gen will be NOTHING like this when it comes to similarities. I think the right phrase to use would be hand me over or pass me across. In that the original is letting someone (or something) else try it on for size and see if it can be worn differently. Sometimes a suit may not look quite right on one person but look smashing on someone else.
More like a GOTY edition with some spicy flavors!
but among the best... hardly imo
There is no proof to say that MGS4 couldn't run on the x360. Except for the whole disc debacle, that's about it, I would think. I'm curious to see how MGSRising turns out, to compare to MGS4. And, you kidding me? People downed Mass Effect all day. Of course, until it was announced for PS3, same for BioShock..
Didn't read the article cause I didn't want any spoilers. Anyone wanna do a quick spoiler free summary?
@No way,.. How the hell would MGS4 run on 360 ,..? It is 50 gigs large when compressed,.. DVD9 - at least 2,5gigs Ms takes of, for protection on each disc,.. that leaves you with 5.5 to 6 GB,.. + redundant data (that repeets trough all the disks,.. ) It would take them 8-9 DVD9s just to fit it on the system,... If you take that in consideration,.. and they have to pay for royalties on each DVD,.. they would be paying you for the game at 60usd ,.. More likely game would cost 170usd,.. which is ridiculous,.. Same goes for most PS3 exclusives,.. they would need at least 3dvd9s with rediced production quality,.. Like FF13,.. which looks/sounds like crap compared to ps3 version due to compression,..
@Foker, @no way said *except* for the disc issue it could run fine. So arguing the disc issue is a moot point.
It would'nt be so much about the disc issue, but rather the content of the game. Do you realize how many Sony/ Apple references there are in this game? Kojima Productions would have to replace all of these if it were to come out for the xbox. It's not reasonable unless you were paid quite a heavy sum of money to do so.
Learn to read..
Well Mass Effect is also on PC so it's not just restricted to Xbox only.
I made the same comment later in the thread.. Didn't see this. Some people tend to forget that. Great game on 360 and PC.
The PS3 version is supposed to have the DLC that has come out since the orginal release, plus they have said they are going to do something special for PS3 fans to help introduce the series to them. I played the orginal way back when I still had a 360, but didn't get to play ME 2 so this is going to be great.
especially not if the PS3 ends up with the best version of the game.
Here's hoping their intro sequence can make up for the lack of character import :)
What I love the most about the release is it proves who the fanboys really are. Those who used to say it was great once it was exclusive to one console who are now saying it's average etc.. It's sad really that peoples view is based on exclusivity. It won't sell as well on PS3 though due to multiple console owners already opting for the 360 version but a few may pick up the more full PS3 edition for collectors sake and because they genuinely like the game.
But mass effect 2 is an awesome game, FFXII is a Meh game...
I've owned a PS3 for a few years. This summer, I won a bunch of 360 games (including Mass Effect 1 and 2), so I went out and bought a 360. I actually *just* beat ME1 this week and just started ME2. And I have to say, PS3-only owners are in for a treat. It's a fantastic game. As a big fan of games like Oblivion and Fallout 3, I can say this game will appeal to those types of gamers. The RPG elemts are dialed back in comparison, and of course this is a Sci-fi game, but many of those same elements are in place. If you only have a PS3, pick this up. And if you have a 360 and haven't played it yet, what are you waiting for? :-)
Bioshock launched exclusively on 360. A year later it came out on PS3. It was still a great game but it didn't sell jack shit. Bioware have to make the PS3 version great or it will suffer. Bioware have to understand that there are many multiple console owning households who could easily buy ME2 on 360 for a big discount. If the PS3 version is technically weaker (even slightly) this will damage the sales. It has to be better. The rumoured Mass Effect Genesis should be included. It could be another condensed way to tell the ME1 story. An interactive flashback. With at least an hour of gameplay. Just my two-pence worth!
If so it's a very good hand me down.
Just like what the article stated.
Yep and goes along with this sentence: "Put another way, Mass Effect 2 coming to PS3 in January is a big, big deal."
IMO the very best game in all XBox library. Soon to be part of PS3 as well. Glad to have more people enjoy the journey. Please tell the frieds all about it so we're all guarenteed next iterations of this awesome saga. This is what next-gen gaming is all about.
No. We're in 2010 now, not 06-07. 99.9% of devs now do proper PS3 ports, and some multiplats have even been better on the PS3. Bioware are skilled devs and they know what they're doing. This version will be better than the 360 version.
Well considering what happened with Dragon Age...I'm not gonna be surprise.
Dragon Age was superior on the PS3?
Dragon Age was a tradeoff. Slightly higher res textures, but lower frame rate and a few missing effects (such as water filters). Only the PC version really came out ahead.
didn't make the console versions of the game... Edge of Reality did. http://www.edgeofreality.co...
OMG Dragonage sputted and spuddered and nearly choked my ps3. I mean at one point I thought I was gonna have to call Sony 911 to get a paramedic to revive my psWii's powwa of da cell!!
no one is laughing at your comment, nor do they think its clever.
Dragon age ran fine on my ps3 except for this one time where Liliana went all retarded on me XD (wasn't exactly like this but close enough)
And you can tell by the massive disagrees with no agrees! Edit: LMAO @ above video(DarkFantasy)! Almost got an aneurysm from that!
Hahaha, that video is hilarious. You can't hate on a glitch like that, ;)
"This version will be better than the 360 version. " You had to go there?? I would never be so bold to pretend I know enough to make a statement like that. Considering ME2 on the PC and 360 ties into the first game with game saves and it is done well. I would say everyone's getting a good game here.
Alot of times, when these kind of games get ported over to the PS3 a year later, they're better. For instance, the AI in Bisoshock was better on the PS3. Some games have had better textures. Some games have had more EXCLUSIVE content. Just spittin facts. You think they're gonna port this game over and add nothing to it? Blasphemy.
They will probably add some improvements to make it better than the 360 version, i also belive PS3 owners are getting the DLC realased for it for free? could be wrong though. But that alone will help it out. Anywho who cares if it was (as said above if it was a hand-me down, its a very good one) its Mass Effect 2...Should be pretty good!
On the PS3 version. I have the PC version already, but this is pretty good news for people who only own a PS3.
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Will Xbox fanboys ever get over this? Sad.
"Will Xbox fanboys ever get over this? Sad." Ummm why? Do you see anyone complaining in the comments here or do you THINK Xbox fanboys are somewhere crying over this? Get over yaself
You just did. lol
"You just did. lol" Wha.......?
He say's you're a 360 fanboy. Which is true. You are.
What does that have to do with what he said? VINNIEPAZ is right about what Troll_Police said, I don't see any Xbox fanboys crying or lamenting the fact that Mass Effect 2 is going to the PS3. Troll_police is the fanboy and what he said didn't even fit the situation. He was in fact trolling, despite his name.
What about us PC fanboys?? Don't we get to cry over this too?
AHHH well. Ill be getting this version too.......lol
Without doubt one of the best games of 2010. How can it be anything but good if you've only got a PS3. I'm not even an RPG fan and I loved the game, lot of shooting though, that probably helped :)
Before they release and sell over 2 million on other platforms. DMC 4, Tekken 6, Final Fantasy 13, GTA 4. . .all taken before release, when it matters. Thats why I never had hope for MGS 4. Ps3 is the king of hand me downs that don't sell Bioshock, Ninja Gaiden 2 and now ME 2
Well it's kind of difficult for Sony to compete on that front. The 360 had very few exclusives to "steal".
So you are saying, ndibu, that you would rather support "stealing" last gen exclusives from an older platform (PS2) for your current gen console (Xbox360) than have a console (PS3) steal CURRENT GEN exclusives from it's competitor (Xobx360)? Ahh, this is why MS loves it's fanbase lol @below fridgidD Yup, I think you're right. It'll be interesting to see but I know, right now there are 10 PS3 exclusives I'm locked in to buy next year. That's over $250 ONLY for PS3 exclusives ON DISC retail and that's only of what I know of now. There's no possible way I'm spending money for PS3 exclusives like WKC2, Motorstorm, KZ3, Socom, LBP2 etc etc on a game that's a year old still at 60bucks no matter the content on it. Tops it's a rental but even then, when will I have the time to go through it when I'll be plouging through atleast 6 PS3 exclusives during the summer months. I just don't see it happening but hey, there are many PS3 RPGers around so maybe... if only ME2 was more heavy on RPG than shooting though
I think that has now changed with many great exclusives from MS which just tells you how important the Xbox platform now has become. Plenty exclusives are being stolen by Sony, but that in my opinion is just a good thing. Share the fun, because I personally think exclusivity is just something that benefits the console manufacturer not necessarily their consumers. In reality, I don't see it as stealing. It is just natural progression. Why wouldn't you want to double your customer base?
Mass Effect was not a exlcusive. A exlcusive is Gears 2 and halo 3, halo wars, halo ODST, and halo Reach.
"Xbox 360 knows how to steal exclusives" yeah true, guess what,... "xbox 360 also knows how to "dumbdown" exclusives too" :)
PS3 never steals exclusives. The developers go to Sony wanting to learn their tech, put their games on the PS3, and in almost everycase give the PS3 gamer exclusive content.
Not many exclusives worth stealing from the 360. Bioshock was a game that made me want a 360, and so was Mass Effect. I thought Gears would be, but once I played it on my little brother's 360 I was cured of that illusion. Left 4 Dead is the only one left I want on my PS3, and that will most likely be happening sooner or later. Console battles used to be about exclusives but for some reason this is the generation of the multiplat. Most are so close to identical that side by side, pixel counting comparisons are needed to see the difference, but somehow the notion that the 360 is better persists. It's crazy. Oh well. Sales don't equal quality, and never will.
That's all well and good, but now those "hand me downs" are done. The sequels? All day 1 on PS3.
hate to inform you but sony moved on to better things like actually making new i.p's lolz:-D ps no games for x360 until gears 3, it's going to be a looooong wait haha
This game is coming in January at a bad time when all the excellent ps3 exclusives are hitting. This is going to bomb big time in sales not very many folks will buy this.
if it bombs or not. theyre making it. they have my 60 bones. its not gonna make the game any more enjoyable if it sells a zillion copies vs if they sold just one
If that's what you want to call it :)
jesus, i'm not really that bothered about ANY 360 games coming to the PS3. there are so many exclusives i'm waiting on or already own, where would i find the time? keep em
I totally agree....there will be a ton of ps3 exclusives coming out that are better than this game and folks aren't going to even bother with it. If EA wants the sales they expect for this game they should move it to late spring.
i know that ME is an excellent game, but it just seems to me that people just want things they can't have, and when they finally get it they just buy it because they see it as some sort of point scoring. there was far too many exclusives before MOVE launched and now it's almost impossible to keep up at all
Just...no. I can't see why would want to play, or more look forward to a game just because it's exclusive to your platform. ME2 is an excellent game that every gamer should play, and is probably better than a lot of the exclusives you're waiting for or whatever.
We love great games too, ya know... :)
We love great games but I am wondering if the PS3 community will like this as much as the xbox since all the PS3 gamers pretty much get great games from sony every year.
I'm very interested to see if it lives up to the hype. I haven't played it yet but its been praised like its the second coming. I can't wait to see for myself.