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Discussion in 'Games' started by mdsx1950, Nov 30, 2009.

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  1. Mass Effect 1 was better than 2

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  2. Mass Effect 2 was better than 1

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  3. Both were equally good.

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  1. mdsx1950

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    The PC version of Mass Effect 2 will only have a serial code copy protection like Dragon Age: Origins. Online authentication or similar annoying concepts are not planned. The key is supposed to be printed into the manual. Furthermore the number of installations is not limited. :D :toast:

    Mass Effect 2 will be released on January 26, 2010 (North America)and January 28, 2010 (Austraila) for PC and Xbox 360.


    Mass Effect 2: System Requirements
    Minimal:
    • Windows XP SP3 / Windows Vista SP1 / Windows 7
    • 1.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent AMD CPU
    • 1 GB RAM for Windows XP / 2 GB RAM for Windows Vista and Windows 7
    • 15 GB disc space
    • DirectX 9.0c sound card
    • Keyboard / Mouse
    • 256 MB (with Pixel Shader 3.0 support). Supported Chipsets: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 or greater; ATI Radeon X1600 Pro or greater.


    Note ::: NVIDIA GeForce 7300, 8100, 8200, 8300, 8400, and 9300; ATI Radeon HD3200, and HD4350 are below minimum system requirements.

    Recommended:
    • Windows XP SP3 / Windows Vista SP1 / Windows 7
    • 2.6+ GHz Core 2 Duo Intel or equivalent AMD CPU
    • 2 GB RAM
    • ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, or better recommended
    • 100% DirectX compatible sound card and drivers (DirectX August 2008)


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  2. Jstn7477

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    Seems pretty light on the specs except for HDD space. I wonder why the HD 4350 would be below system reqs, since it should be almost 2x better than a 3450.
     
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  3. mdsx1950

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    Yes i wonder why but most users will be able to kill the game :).

    Even users with moderate PCs should be able to play the game pretty well.
    :cool:
     
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    The anticipation is killing me. :(
     
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    It's also good to see that this game isn't a DRM infested piece of crap, as all you need is the serial number to install the game. I think the original Mass Effect didn't even need a product key.
     
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    The game is based on unreal engine 3, so if your current computer can run unreal tournament 3 you should not have a problem with this.

    And BIG thumbs up for no DRM crapware, thank god.
     
  7. Mussels

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    no DRM? i'll buy it now.

    i may well cheap out and just buy a CD key online, but i'll still legally own it
     
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    Dragon Age: Origins has a serial and DVD-check. Neither are required, by nature, to use the software but are made required for the sake of digital rights management. The same can be expected of other upcoming EA titles.

    DRM free games are install (doesn't ask for a serial nor looks on the disk for a serial) and play (disk in drive or not, no online activation). An example of this is 18 Wheels of Steel - Extreme Trucker.
     
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    while it may not be DRM free, i have an equation for you

    non-invasive DRM = good
     
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    I have an opposing equation for you:

    all forms of DRM = bad

    One of the above is, therefore, an inequation. :p
     
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    we'll never go back before the days of serial keys, so we'll always have that as a form of DRM.

    but hey, that was around before they called it DRM so it doesnt count :p
     
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    I gave one example (released 2009) of where that isn't the case. A lot of budget games have no DRM (e.g. like from ValuSoft). ValuSoft keeps releasing new 18 Wheel of Steel games so I have to assume they are doing fine without DRM. Only the big publishers bother (e.g. EA, Activision, Valve, Ubisoft). Perhaps they feel it is their duty (and they are sorely mistaken) to police the software market.
     
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    Dunno about Mass Effect, but played Dragon age yesterday at a friend. He coudn't get rid of me for the entire afternoon! :D Really adictive game...Has anyone tried running it on a laptop?
     
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    There's a thread dedicated to Dragon Age here.

    Mass Effect has little in common with Dragon Age except being developed by Bioware, published by EA, and the player can make plot-altering decisions.



    If you are thinking about getting Mass Effect 2, you should definitely pick up Mass Effect. Mass Effect 2 is one of the few games that will use saves from the original; moreover, I doubt Mass Effect 2 will be very easy to follow without playing Mass Effect.

    In order to unlock all achievements in Mass Effect, you have to beat it no less than three times and start a fourth (Normal, Veteran, Hardcore, and continue one of those three to reach level 60).
     
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    sounds cool i havent played the first one yet.
     
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    They probably mistook the HD4350 with the HD3450. The HD4350 is an adequate graphics card with 80sp. It'll do leaps around the X1600 Pro from the minimum specs, processing-wise.



    Heck, I can play Mass Effect 1 in my Ferrari One with a HD3200 @ 380MHz. Not that it's a very enjoyable experience, though.
     
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    looks weak specs,hope its not final or it is?
     
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    Unreal Engine scales well with hardware. Seeing as it is a console port, the hardware of the Xbox 360 limits it more than anything else.

    The game is launching in less than two months so I imagine those would be the official requirements.
     
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    im barely on the minimum but as long as i can play it, i dont give a f***
     
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    OMG! You just have to play it! Trust me its awesome! :rockout:

    Its final. Though its weak specs. The graphics will still be awesome just like the first. Actually a little better. And its great because majority of gamers can play this game. Even those with moderate PCs. :cool:


    Dont worry. Looking at your specs. You should be able to play the game very well. One of my friends has a PC like yours and he was able to play mass effect 1 on max details with no AA. :)
     
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    i'll have to admit it it was pretty good at first, but then it started to get very replicated all over. almost all the side quests were about the same thing i got hella bored halfway and had to just finish the game :cool:
     
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    Side missions arent that great. But the gameplay and story line is pretty damn awesome and interesting. :cool:
     
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    yeah main story was pretty good. game did suffer from the same long loading times though. in fact, i think even dao has better loading times. let's hope they fix that in me2
     
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    Cannot wait i really liked the first game.
    Its one of those games i played a few times just because i liked it so much.

    Playing it again on pc after i completed the 360 version was great as the pc version was sharper and was tweaked.
    All i want is a storyline continuation and a few tweaks here and there. As long as the missions arnt boring. Even then i was so into it i didnt care.

    Looks like its only just above the originals specs. Its probly just a tweaked engine much like going from episode 1 to episode 2, half life 2.

    Load and texture popping wasn't that bad in mass effect, it was worse on the 360 tho. Batman has texture poping, i think all Unreal Engine games have it a little.
     
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    Even i played the game 3 times. Once as a Soldier (75% Paragon) and twice as an Adept. One time i played at about 90% Renegade and the other about about 80% Paragon.
     

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