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Old 08-26-2007, 05:58 AM   #121
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Sexual themes and Partial Nudity are pretty broad, that could mean any number of things. Hell, Crimson Skies had Suggestive Themes in it's rating. The ESRB is a little nuts sometimes. Hell, it gave Jade Empire an M rating, for reasons that escape me.
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Old 08-26-2007, 02:16 PM   #122
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I think the M rating comes from the Blood and violence. From those videos I posted last night, at one part
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one of the soliders went through some huge pole/spike/whatever it was
and yeah, the developer or whoever was presenting Mass Effect, said that was the M rating. Though, I sure there is more to the rating than that.


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Old 08-26-2007, 02:49 PM   #123
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PAX'07 Mass Effect footage.

Looks great!
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Old 08-26-2007, 03:14 PM   #124
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Thanks for the link. It does look great. I definitely gonna go pre-order it.


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Old 08-26-2007, 03:20 PM   #125
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Thanks for the link. It does look great. I definitely gonna go pre-order it.
Can you pre-order it already?


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Old 08-26-2007, 03:29 PM   #126
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Can you pre-order it already?
At EB Games/Gamestop here in Edmonton, I can pre-order a game whenever I want really. I could pre-order The Force Unleashed, Mass Effect, Turok, or any game for that matter. As long as it's in the database you can pre-order it. I pre-ordered Super Smash Bros. Brawl back in March, and it's not released till December. So, as far as I am concerned, you can at certain places.


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Old 08-26-2007, 09:01 PM   #127
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Im definately getting this for the 360! cant wait! richest dialogue in a videogame!
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Old 08-27-2007, 06:33 PM   #128
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Mass Effect looks exciting. Bioware's talent shines again.

Of course, I'd wait until a PC version is released. I have no doubt that such a release would come somewhere down the line, given Bioware's history of such releases.

Ultimately, the later PC version is more modifiable.
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Old 08-30-2007, 05:18 PM   #129
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Release date is officially Nov 20th.

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I think the M rating comes from the Blood and violence
I read on the Bioware forums, from a dev, that it's violence and side view of a breast. Which is interesting and probably will be removed in the final build.

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Old 08-30-2007, 08:01 PM   #130
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Ah, yes. Just heard about release date, just before I clicked into this thread.

Excellent. We now know a confirmed release date for Mass Effect. Thankfully, it comes out two days after my birthday.


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Old 08-31-2007, 03:33 AM   #131
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Old 08-31-2007, 12:26 PM   #132
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Ah, yes. Just heard about release date, just before I clicked into this thread.

Excellent. We now know a confirmed release date for Mass Effect. Thankfully, it comes out two days after my birthday.
19 days after mine, but what I'm really happy is Mass Effect comes out right before the lull in the College Football Season. Now I have my December planed, just hope no one was expecting presents this year.
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Old 09-01-2007, 06:03 PM   #133
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Do you think, like previous Bioware franchises that Mass Effect will eventually be adapted to a PC version?
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Old 09-01-2007, 07:23 PM   #134
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Do you think, like previous Bioware franchises that Mass Effect will eventually be adapted to a PC version?
I hope so with every breath of my being

I would like to think they will, considering this game is going to be phenomenal..
They did for Jade Empire (another awesome game) so I could only hope that Mass Effect will see success on both platforms


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Old 09-01-2007, 10:21 PM   #135
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I was thinking of getting the Mass Effect book. Has anyone read it?



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Old 09-02-2007, 02:05 PM   #136
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^ It's not great literature or anything, but well worth getting if you're going to get the game. It has a lot of background info about the Mass Effect universe. It introduces the villain (Saren) and one of the main NPCs of the game, so it will give you some idea of the direction the story will go in, without directly spoiling anything...


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Old 09-02-2007, 04:50 PM   #137
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Do you think, like previous Bioware franchises that Mass Effect will eventually be adapted to a PC version?
Though I'll buy the 360 version anyway, I would expect so. I'm about to see a Bioware game that stayed on the consoles forever. And they were PC developers to start with.


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Old 09-03-2007, 09:14 AM   #138
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Everyone branches out sometimes. Blizzard used to be renowned for their Real Time Strategy games. And Diablo. Now their biggest game is by far is an MMORPG.
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Old 09-03-2007, 06:14 PM   #139
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I liked the book it gives you a good back story for the game and i throughly enjoyed it and was reading it every minute i could and I'm kind of disappointed about the date i think there put it so far back for the Christmas rush


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Old 09-17-2007, 12:45 PM   #140
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IGN has a nice new walkthrough of one of the planets. Nothing really new but it's nice to watch and it shows us a new planet .

This radial menu thing looks to be an improvement over BioWare's NWN attempt... which came off as dialling an old-fashioned phone - so "hurrah" for that, eh?


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Old 09-17-2007, 12:56 PM   #141
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Old 09-17-2007, 02:08 PM   #142
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Heard Sbarge in the walkthrough? That guy has a very distinguishable voice. Weird sometimes. It's like all of a sudden Carth's in Mass Effect. Like in that episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender where he's that professor: I recognized him immediately. Anyway, nice video. Together with The Force Unleashed, this could be the game that convinces me to buy an X360, though I'm still hoping both will eventually be released on PC.
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Old 09-17-2007, 04:24 PM   #143
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Aye... Gamersyde has a example of that here. It's the first five minutes of the game, though, and while nothing special spoiler-wise you may want to skip the video if you're afraid of ruining the game .

Speaking of Gamesyde, it has a pretty nice collection of videos for Mass Effect.


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Old 09-17-2007, 09:30 PM   #144
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You can also go to Gametrailers and they have some new videos on Mass Effect. There are some wicked gameplay videos and a couple of interviews that were posted today.


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Old 09-24-2007, 05:58 PM   #145
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wow. just wow. that's all i have to say about this game after checking out the trailers and gameplay vids. i'm now seriously considering the purchase of an Xbox 360 just for this game. from what i've seen, Mass Effect is going to kick some serious backside just with the gameplay. combine that with what is by far some of the best next-gen visuals i've seen thus far, and this is truly going to be an awesome game.

and then, you have the sheer size of the game. from what i can tell, Mass Effect is going to be one of the largest single player RPG's ever. more content is definitely a plus as long as it doesn't get repetitive or derivative.

i just can't believe that i've waited this long to check this game out.


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Old 10-22-2007, 01:50 PM   #146
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Mass Effect has gone GOLD!

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Here's what you'll get for an extra $10:

  • A Mass Effect fiction book titled "Galactic Codex: Essentials"
  • A 36-page guide to the Mass Effect universe, including a Citadel timeline and a guide to all non-human races, biotics and the key locations in the Perseus arm of the galaxy
  • An additional Mass Effect art book titled "A Future Imagined"
  • A 36-page collection of BioWare's concept art for the game
  • A bonus DVD of exclusive Mass Effect background material and additional content including:
    "The Vision of Mass Effect" documentary
    "The Making of Mass Effect" documentary
    "Interactive Storytelling" documentary
    "Inside BioWare" documentary
  • 18 Mass Effect themed gamer pics (three unique sets of six)
  • 16 dashboard themes (four unique sets of four)
  • Ten songs from the Mass Effect soundtrack
  • Five historical Mass Effect trailers from X05 through E3 2007 and the official TV trailer
  • A demo for Blue Dragon and videos for Lost Odyssey, Halo 3 and Halo Wars
  • Design galleries featuring 600 concept images fully commented by the Art Directors


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Old 10-22-2007, 08:30 PM   #147
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As well as those in the U.S (from what I hear will get this), can get a bonus disc if they pre-order it.

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* A short documentary on DVD introducing the game
* 12 Mass Effect themed gamer pics (two unique sets of six)
* Eight dashboard themes (two unique sets of four)
* Three songs from the Mass Effect soundtrack on a CD
* Four historical Mass Effect trailers from X05 through E3 2007 on DVD
* A demo for "Blue Dragon" and videos for "Lost Odyssey," "Halo 3" and "Halo Wars"
I'm probably gonna pre-order it after class tomorrow. And I'll probably get the Limited Edition as well. Too bad, the extras I listed are U.S-exclusive (read above). Though, I'd wonder why since BioWare is IN Edmonton, in which, is where I live.

Still, I'm excited for this game.


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Old 10-23-2007, 05:56 AM   #148
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Though, I'd wonder why since BioWare is IN Edmonton, in which, is where I live.
I'd imagine it has something to do with Microsoft being the publisher, they're a US company after all.

You being so close and all, you could just sneak in a steal a copy .


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Old 10-23-2007, 06:53 AM   #149
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i just can't believe that i've waited this long to check this game out.
Well it's not out yet so no one has really checked it out yet technically



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Old 10-23-2007, 11:58 AM   #150
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well, if that wasn't enough news on Mass Effect for ya, Game Informer is the first to publish a review of the game. its not on their website just yet, but if you're a subscriber to the magazine, the review is right next to the Halo 3 review.

they gave it a 9.75 out of 10 which is the same score that they gave Halo 3. they said that this game is an example of some of the best storytelling in any video game ever. then, there are the little things like the dialog that they nailed on the head as its one of the first games since Half Life 2 to really take advantage of excellent facial animations to convey emotions. combine that with the top notch voice acting, and you have a great recipe for some excellent dialog moments. their complaints was that the AI seemed to be a bit buggy, and combat ranged from being very easy to very hard at some points.

anyways, i'd post a scan of the page, but since i don't have a working scanner, that's a bit difficult at this point. still, its nice to see a review in even if it feels just slightly premature.


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Old 10-23-2007, 04:25 PM   #151
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and combat ranged from being very easy to very hard at some points.
Well duh!
Depends whether you're fighting shlummies or the main boss or whatever...I've always found that to be a very funny thing to say in reviews.



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Well, since there is diffrent world of course there will be diffrent opponent. Some of the world will probaly be very easy, when other is hard. It's not like in Kotor that you need to go to all the world to finish the game
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Well duh!
Depends whether you're fighting shlummies or the main boss or whatever...I've always found that to be a very funny thing to say in reviews.
Well, that's not what the reviewer probably meant. When reviewers say that, is that, late on the game, you'll fight enemies weaker than the ones you would find, let's say, on the beginning. Anyway, it's a critic on the difficult balance.


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Old 11-03-2007, 12:07 AM   #154
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I read on the Bioware forums, from a dev, that it's violence and side view of a breast. Which is interesting and probably will be removed in the final build.

I really hope your right... because this game looks awesome! But my parents are kind of on the strict side... and they wouldn't want me getting this game, even though I'm 18.. I guess I'll just have to move out lol..


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...or just modify the rating on the cover art and then show it to them.
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Something like that?
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I really hope your right... because this game looks awesome! But my parents are kind of on the strict side... and they wouldn't want me getting this game, even though I'm 18.. I guess I'll just have to move out lol..
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...or just modify the rating on the cover art and then show it to them.
What good it'll make? There aren't any games that are not recommended for people above 18, anyway... Even the ones of AO rating.


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o_O B...because his parents do apparently care. However, they may not care if he's getting a game rated for, say, Everyone or Teen.


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Anyway, it's a critic on the difficult balance.
lolz seriously?

My point is that that is quite relative and always a difficult thing to balance in an RPG with level-up system...



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