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Old 05-23-2009, 03:05 PM   #1
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Mass Effect 2 Details Alledgedly Leaked from OXM


VG247 has some info about Mass Effect 2 that supposedly leaked out from the next OXM by some blokes on NeoGAF. Here they be, in a bulleted list.
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  • You will play as Shepard, but for how long is unknown
  • There is a new species called the Drell and Thane is a new character who is an assassin and may join your party
  • Planets - There will be a Krogan planet, and Illium, an Asari planet, that is like Coruscant from SW. Also there is “Omega” with is like an anti-Citadel in that it’s huge and it’s the bottom of the barrel whereas the Citadel is the height of civilization. Also a Cerebus mothership will act as a location of significance.
  • Story - The ultimate story is still civilization fending off the Reapers, but this chapter will deal with this Cerebus corporation and it’s enigmatic leader. There are human civilizations disappearing and it’s up to Shepard to investigate, it’s termed as a “suicide mission” which may lead to the details of the teaser.
  • New vehicle that controls better than the Mako…a “new” control scheme.
  • Totally revamped inventory system
  • Elevator system revamped where you will get the sense of scope of where you’re at and where you’re traveling.
  • No more texture pop in.
  • Secondary races like Volus and Elcor are much more mobile, giving more depth and makes things more interesting.
  • Choices are more meaningful and there is a real risk that major support characters (i.e. anyone not Shepard) can and will die.
  • Also on the story, they’re super-hyping the ending, saying that it’s much more grand meaningful in ME2.
  • More weapons, more species, more/new team members.
  • Returning team members, locations, weapons.
I still can't freakin' wait for this game. Ruumis needs to give me my copy of ME1 back so I can blow through it a third time.
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Old 05-23-2009, 03:34 PM   #2
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Another fall release... this will be our second year in a row of 'Everything releases in November' that breaks the bank and leaves me with games I still haven't played six months later.
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Old 05-23-2009, 03:45 PM   #3
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Another fall release... this will be our second year in a row of 'Everything releases in November' that breaks the bank and leaves me with games I still haven't played six months later.
What's the tally so far?
Modern Warfare 2
Mass Effect 2
Assassians Creed 2
Bioshock 2
Batman
Blur
Starcraft 2?

That's just off the top of my head.
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Old 05-23-2009, 03:49 PM   #4
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Dragon Age: Origins will probably have a fall release.
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Old 05-23-2009, 04:04 PM   #5
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Yeah, I too an excitedly scared of the holiday release schedule, and this is prior to any E3 announcements.

Also, I absolutely loved the ending of ME. I thought the last hour or two of that game was simply incredible, so when they talk about expending the scope and meaning of the sequels ending, I get very excited indeed. ME is easily among my favorite games so far this gen, and I an really looking forward to the sequel.
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Old 05-23-2009, 04:07 PM   #6
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I'm pretty sure I heard ME2 won't be out until early 2010, and that's directly from Bioware.
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Old 05-23-2009, 04:28 PM   #7
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Indeed, this year its Dragon Age:Sumthingorother
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Old 05-23-2009, 05:05 PM   #8
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Man, everytime I see a ME2 news I really think I need to play the first one... I have it, but never played. I think it's time
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Old 05-23-2009, 05:31 PM   #9
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New species, motherships and planets. I really hope they had all this planned beforehand and are not pulling these out of nowhere. Sounds like a great game though, don't get me wrong, I just don't want to see things not being planned well ahead with the novels and all that also in the mix. You can do it the (for exmaple) Babylon 5 or Lost way. Both can be great but ultimately Babylon 5 still remains superior.

Another worry of mine is what this does to original Mass Effect? I mean some years into the future, we have the whole saga playable but the first game(s) just don't feel that great because the sequels added so much depth and gameplay elements, fixes and so on.
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Old 05-23-2009, 05:58 PM   #10
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Phinor: Omega was mentioned in the book that was released prior to ME1 as being a sort of anti-Citadel, and in the game Cerebrus is given a lot of mention - and actually, is kind of a loose end that you never quite tie up. So I'm pretty sure they had at least the idea of these things planned out, even if they didn't have all the details.
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Old 05-23-2009, 06:07 PM   #11
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Another fall release... this will be our second year in a row of 'Everything releases in November' that breaks the bank and leaves me with games I still haven't played six months later.
Quoted for absolute truth my friends.

If only the Too Human trilogy would pan out...
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Old 05-23-2009, 06:33 PM   #12
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Darn..I thought this one would have Co-Op play through the main campaign :-\
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Old 05-23-2009, 06:52 PM   #13
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I hope they revamp the combat system, as flowing as it was I barely did anything with the 'spells' they had. It's not that they should be more powerful but I think a better scheme can be worked out considering their background. I'm not demanding fireballs but I do think that they could be more creative. I mean celerity with 'vibro' blades would be neat, more stealth options, just anything.
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Old 05-23-2009, 07:22 PM   #14
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Phinor: Omega was mentioned in the book that was released prior to ME1 as being a sort of anti-Citadel, and in the game Cerebrus is given a lot of mention - and actually, is kind of a loose end that you never quite tie up. So I'm pretty sure they had at least the idea of these things planned out, even if they didn't have all the details.
Good to hear. I did read the first book and did play through Mass Effect but I'm bad at remembering short references, names and such at least on the first time through whatever media it might be (book, TV, games).

As far as my second play through Mass Effect goes, I'm still waiting for Steam to drop the price from the ridiculous 45 euros. I know it's cheap in retail but I really don't want to buy anything with limited activations in it even with revoke tool. Hard drive crashes (had one in 10 years, but still!) and simply forgetting to run the tool are both reasons enough to not do it
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Old 05-23-2009, 08:09 PM   #15
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Another fall release... this will be our second year in a row of 'Everything releases in November' that breaks the bank and leaves me with games I still haven't played six months later.



I thought this was January or February?
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Old 05-23-2009, 09:09 PM   #16
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One think I think is important that I've yet to hear about is respec!
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Old 05-23-2009, 09:20 PM   #17
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I just want this game and Modern Warfare 2. Oh and Assassin's Creed 2. Oh and don't forget Bioshock 2. But that's it. Oh and you have to get Starcraft 2. But other than...ahh who the hell am I kidding. Another poor November it looks like.
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Old 05-23-2009, 09:23 PM   #18
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Last I heard it was slated for Spring 2010.
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Old 05-23-2009, 09:29 PM   #19
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Quoted for absolute truth my friends.

If only the Too Human trilogy would pan out...
Don't worry, it will. I patiently await TH DLC and TH 2 Rise of the Giants.
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