Official Mass Effect Discussion Thread (8.5) - IGNORING = SUSPENSION

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#1 CaseyWegner
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too many threads being made about it. keep it here or in its official forum.
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#2 InsaneBasura
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I hurd it's only 5 hours long if you stop playing it after five hours.
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#3 i-lick-monkeys
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Maa effect will own in 3 more days,

and yes its longer then 10 hours

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#4 ProtossRushX
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yeah i say this game will get 8.0-8.5 an is will not betriple A on gamespot imo
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#5 gingerdivid
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This is the first game to actually make me consider getting of my high horse and purchasing a 360.

But I keep on assuring myself that it wont be as good as Baldur's Gate 2, it's worked thus far.

EDIT: How's S.T.A.L.K.E.R?

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#6 i-lick-monkeys
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yeah i say this game will get 8.0-8.5 an is will not betriple A on gamespot imoProtossRushX

it has to get AAA here

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#7 DHReese
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I hurd it's only 5 hours long if you stop playing it after five hours.InsaneBasura

Lol. This game is the suckzores.

Now for those that have actually played it, I read on the Mass Effect BioWare forums that they decided for slowly popping in textures instead of frequent loading screens. What are you thoughts/opinions on that?

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#9 DaysAirlines
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how do you finish a 10 hour game when the 360s adverage life span before rrod is only 8 hours?

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You must be a lemming. RRODs happen as soon as you plug in the console. ...lemmings lately.
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[QUOTE="ProtossRushX"]yeah i say this game will get 8.0-8.5 an is will not betriple A on gamespot imoi-lick-monkeys

it has to get AAA here

maybe it will get a 9 but if it gets anythin above a 9 i will be like omg no wai and go out anbuy a 360

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Now for those that have actually played it, I read on the Mass Effect BioWare forums that they decided for slowly popping in textures instead of frequent loading screens. What are you thoughts/opinions on that?DHReese

link? and who said that?

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Now for those that have actually played it, I read on the Mass Effect BioWare forums that they decided for slowly popping in textures instead of frequent loading screens. What are you thoughts/opinions on that?

DHReese

It's not that bad,it happens more then it did with GeoW but it shouldn't bother you that much.

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#13 JiveT
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I haerd itz moar wurldz thn fantazy st@r!

But does it have Laconian armor?

I'm thinking an 8.5 for this game as well but I don't know just a bad vibe. I hyped it AAA personally.

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#14 Sir_Graham
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This is the first game to actually make me consider getting of my high horse and purchasing a 360.

gingerdivid

It's definatly worth the price of a 360 but the entire time your playing you will be wishing you could play it on your PC. In time it will drive you insane and you will crack like I did :lol:

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#15 Bansheesdie
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The TeamXbox ME review is going live 9am EST on Monday November 19 aka tomorrow

Mass Effect is one of the most anticipated games of the year and that's why we have prepared some massive coverage for the launch of the game. Be sure to visit us next Monday at 9 A.M. EST.

From the creators of the critically-acclaimed "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic" and "Jade Empire" comes an epic space saga exclusively for the Xbox 360 that spans the entire galaxy. Set 200 years in the future in an epic universe, "Mass Effect" places gamers in a vast galactic community in danger of being conquered by a legendary agent gone rogue. A spectacular new vision from legendary developers BioWare, "Mass Effect" challenges players to lead a squad of freedom fighters as they struggle against threatening armies to restore peace in the land.

Source

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#16 JPOBS
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mass effect.

That is all.

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#17 EPaul
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Its going to get a 8.5 i just have a feeling
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#18 DHReese
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[QUOTE="DHReese"] Now for those that have actually played it, I read on the Mass Effect BioWare forums that they decided for slowly popping in textures instead of frequent loading screens. What are you thoughts/opinions on that?Bansheesdie

link? and who said that?

http://masseffect.bioware.com/forums/viewtopic.html?topic=598074&forum=104&sp=30

At the very bottom, dev post.

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#19 Bansheesdie
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http://masseffect.bioware.com/forums/viewtopic.html?topic=598074&forum=104&sp=30

At the very bottom, dev post.

DHReese

Thanks, and the way its explained it sounds completely reasonable. Also, there could be a lot of worse things that could happen then some low notice texture popping.

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#20 colmusterd28
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Reviews don't matter on this game... its going to be the finest experience in our medium this year and maybe next year. We'll see if Gamespot remembers that when they "review" it...
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#21 Anti-Gamer
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some people already beaten the game.
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Reviews don't matter on this game... its going to be the finest experience in our medium this year and maybe next year. We'll see if Gamespot remembers that when they "review" it...
colmusterd28

how do you know?you haevnt played it yet

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#23 Newnab
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I can't afford to get this game until Christmas. I WILL be getting it, reviews good or not, but I'm interested in seeing what it gets across the review sites on Monday.
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#24 DHReese
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[QUOTE="DHReese"]http://masseffect.bioware.com/forums/viewtopic.html?topic=598074&forum=104&sp=30

At the very bottom, dev post.

Bansheesdie

Thanks, and the way its explained it sounds completely reasonable. Also, there could be a lot of worse things that could happen then some low notice texture popping.

Yeah no problem. Reassured me greatly when I read that.

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http://masseffect.bioware.com/forums/viewtopic.html?topic=598074&forum=104&sp=30

As stated, it's an issue with how the Unreal 3 engine handles streaming in textures when the game runs. It's not something we can simply patch, we've already optimized it as much as possible - one could argue that ME is a much larger game than GoW or BioShock.

It does depend on the transition from one spot to another though, as a load game on different world would cause the engine to have to clear out the old data and load up the new, causing the delay to be longer.

And, load screens can get more annoying since we spread the load over the course of the level. You'd see "Loading" windows pop up constantly and halting all gameplay as you move from one end of the Citadel to the other, instead of the textures gradually loading in, but still allowing you to move about.Brian Chung - Tree Artist

Brian doesn't reallystate this, but is this only for indoor environments or when you're running around the worlds?

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#26 DHReese
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http://masseffect.bioware.com/forums/viewtopic.html?topic=598074&forum=104&sp=30

[QUOTE="Brian Chung - Tree Artist"]As stated, it's an issue with how the Unreal 3 engine handles streaming in textures when the game runs. It's not something we can simply patch, we've already optimized it as much as possible - one could argue that ME is a much larger game than GoW or BioShock.

It does depend on the transition from one spot to another though, as a load game on different world would cause the engine to have to clear out the old data and load up the new, causing the delay to be longer.

And, load screens can get more annoying since we spread the load over the course of the level. You'd see "Loading" windows pop up constantly and halting all gameplay as you move from one end of the Citadel to the other, instead of the textures gradually loading in, but still allowing you to move about.Bansheesdie

Brian doesn't reallystate this, but is this only for indoor environments or when you're running around the worlds?

I'd say both as he mentions the Citadel and different world seperately. Although as you'll be in similar areas for a good amount of time, I'd hopefully think it won't be that much of an issue. Or we could just go get some munchies and let them all prefectly load if we get really worried.8)

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#27 Bansheesdie
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I'd say both as he mentions the Citadel and different world seperately. Although as you'll be in similar areas for a good amount of time, I'd hopefully think it won't be that much of an issue. Or we could just go get some munchies and let them all prefectly load if we get really worried.8) DHReese

Brian does mention Gears, which doesn't have too much of a texture streaming problem it only shows when you go through a checkpoint or in the beginning of a cutscene.

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#28 Big_player
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a lot of people over at the bioware forums are reporting that the 12 hour length is ridicuolous and some are past that and have only just graced the main storyline.
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[QUOTE="InsaneBasura"]I hurd it's only 5 hours long if you stop playing it after five hours.DHReese

Lol. This game is the suckzores.

Now for those that have actually played it, I read on the Mass Effect BioWare forums that they decided for slowly popping in textures instead of frequent loading screens. What are you thoughts/opinions on that?

Theres a ton of texture poping indeed

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#30 Bansheesdie
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Theres a ton of texture poping indeedBlueBarad

How much is a ton and how obviouse is it?

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[QUOTE="InsaneBasura"]I hurd it's only 5 hours long if you stop playing it after five hours.DHReese

Lol. This game is the suckzores.

Now for those that have actually played it, I read on the Mass Effect BioWare forums that they decided for slowly popping in textures instead of frequent loading screens. What are you thoughts/opinions on that?

If true, Bioware should fix the texture pop-ups and maybe the framerate. Still, Mass Effect is going to be a great RPG. :D

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#32 dlind70
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I hurd it's only 5 hours long if you stop playing it after five hours.InsaneBasura
TEH IRONY :o But seriously, it's gonna be an amazing interative experience for as long as you make it. Like the feel of a classic 70's sci-fi movie. :D
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[QUOTE="colmusterd28"]Reviews don't matter on this game... its going to be the finest experience in our medium this year and maybe next year. We'll see if Gamespot remembers that when they "review" it...
i-lick-monkeys

how do you know?you haevnt played it yet

A lot of people already have the game.

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Mass effect will PWN U NUBS TO KINGDOM COME
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#35 CaseyWegner
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Reviews don't matter on this game... its going to be the finest experience in our medium this year and maybe next year. We'll see if Gamespot remembers that when they "review" it...
colmusterd28

remember a preconceived notion? :|

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#36 SpideR_CentS
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will be AAA here. looks amazing. Haters will be pwded
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Its going to get a 8.5 i just have a feelingEPaul

So wrong...so wrong

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#38 TheSystemLord1
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a lot of people over at the bioware forums are reporting that the 12 hour length is ridicuolous and some are past that and have only just graced the main storyline.Big_player

Chespace on NeoGaf dropped 13 hours into sidequests and grinding alone before the main quest. 43 hours total.

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[QUOTE="i-lick-monkeys"]

[QUOTE="ProtossRushX"]yeah i say this game will get 8.0-8.5 an is will not betriple A on gamespot imoProtossRushX

it has to get AAA here

maybe it will get a 9 but if it gets anythin above a 9 i will be like omg no wai and go out anbuy a 360

Your intelligence is astounding.

I'm guessing 9.5 here. Really don't care what it gets, the game looks amazing.

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#40 darklord888
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I just finished one of the biggest missions in the main quest. All I have to say it OMFG! it was like the last episode of a 24 season where there is like 50 big twists and everythings gone crazy!

Best level in a game. EVER!
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#41 CushVA
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few more tidbits on length, including a reviewer (1st link)

28 hours:http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=8642375&postcount=2065

45 Hours:http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=8643506&postcount=2070

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#42 im_different
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if this game doesnt get an AAA the amount of suicide threads will be insane. ill stay away from sw for a while if it does flop.
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few more tidbits on length, including a reviewer (1st link)

28 hours:http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=8642375&postcount=2065

45 Hours:http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=8643506&postcount=2070

CushVA

So around 25-30 hours for the main quest alone, and about 40-50 for everything? Thats respectable.

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#44 Gh0st_Of_0nyx
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[QUOTE="CushVA"]

few more tidbits on length, including a reviewer (1st link)

28 hours:http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=8642375&postcount=2065

45 Hours:http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=8643506&postcount=2070

Bansheesdie

So around 25-30 hours for the main quest alone, and about 40-50 for everything? Thats respectable.

How come people are posting that it's only 12 hours long then :?
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[QUOTE="CushVA"]

few more tidbits on length, including a reviewer (1st link)

28 hours:http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=8642375&postcount=2065

45 Hours:http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=8643506&postcount=2070

Bansheesdie

So around 25-30 hours for the main quest alone, and about 40-50 for everything? Thats respectable.

Thank god for actual estimates, I'm tired of hearing about how the game is 12 hours just on the main story alone :roll:.

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#46 Bansheesdie
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[QUOTE="Bansheesdie"][QUOTE="CushVA"]

few more tidbits on length, including a reviewer (1st link)

28 hours:http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=8642375&postcount=2065

45 Hours:http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=8643506&postcount=2070

Gh0st_Of_0nyx

So around 25-30 hours for the main quest alone, and about 40-50 for everything? Thats respectable.

How come people are posting that it's only 12 hours long then :?

EGM podcast or the 1Up show...something along those lines. I don't remember the name of the actuall show.

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#47 -Tretiak
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Looks like we'll be seeing the Uncharted and Mass Effect reviews on the same day. :shock:
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#48 Funkyhamster
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Hmm... lots of people who have the game seem to have complaints about it.
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Can't wait for Mass Effect, I just beat Crysis and will be ready for MassEffect when it coems out.(been waiting for Mass Effect for a while)

Looks like we'll be seeing the Uncharted and Mass Effect reviews on the same day. :shock:-Tretiak

Better get some popcorn for that day, probably tomorrow. I wonder what it would be like if both flop.

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#50 OGTiago
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I heard this game was 200 hours long with all the sidequests. :roll:

Lol, this game is gonna own.