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Old 11-04-2007, 12:34 PM   #161
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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..
I know you were joking, but I actually would want to move out if I had parents that were that protective...


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Old 11-04-2007, 12:56 PM   #162
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Old 11-05-2007, 01:30 AM   #163
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Ive already got the name, background, and ideal look for my Shepard selected. And a copy preordered.

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Old 11-05-2007, 11:49 AM   #164
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I just can't believe that I've waited this long to check this game out.
At least you got to the party earlier than I did.

I am even looking for Xbox 360 games to justify the expense of buying an Xbox and a television.


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Old 11-05-2007, 04:44 PM   #165
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Im gonna pre-order it tonight. Can't wait


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Old 11-05-2007, 04:50 PM   #166
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Im gonna pre-order it tonight. Can't wait
I'm trying to decide if I want the limited edition or not. $10.00 more!
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Old 11-06-2007, 06:56 PM   #167
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I've pre-ordered it already, but I've tried to get the LE instead, but apparently you can only pre-order it online.


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Old 11-07-2007, 06:30 PM   #168
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Pre-ordered it. Done. Now I think I'll walk over to that cryogenic stasis sleeping capsule...


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Old 11-08-2007, 03:32 PM   #169
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Old 11-08-2007, 05:25 PM   #170
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As well as:

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You'll need to complete Mass Effect a number of times to complete the game 100%. Oh yeahhhhhh. Too bad, I won't have my Xbox 360 once it's released.



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Old 11-08-2007, 05:35 PM   #171
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Here's a new Mass Effect article on IGN: http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/833/833639p1.html
Now I see why it got the Mature rating. I preordered over the internet in order to get the Special Edition, even shelled out the extra cash to get it shipped overnight.
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Old 11-08-2007, 05:58 PM   #172
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Man this game is a money-no-object thing to me now. Although the video was'nt that steamy. It pretty much looked like they were building a shelving unit and the woman fell over. Still, it touched me...


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Old 11-08-2007, 07:18 PM   #173
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Got it Reserved at GameStop, getting before the Thanksgiving Break, gonna eat some turkey and play Mass Effect all those four days off


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Old 11-13-2007, 12:07 AM   #174
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This game is going to kick KOTOR's ass, big time. Looks like we can say goodbye to being railroaded into playing Jedi and play exactly the way we want to play. Just imagining how this could be modded if it comes to PC is mindblowing. A KOTOR conversion where Revan can make Juhani purr, if that appeals to you.
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Old 11-14-2007, 03:03 PM   #175
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Although the video was'nt that steamy. It pretty much looked like they were building a shelving unit and the woman fell over. Still, it touched me...
Well according to reports the two females building the shelving unit got the game banned in Singapore. Maybe it was the interspecies shelve building that offended the Singapore government. Guess it touched them too.

Also saw where Mass Effect is selling for almost $200.00 on ebay reports are some Kmart stores got a little overzealous. Too bad there are no Kmart’s around here.
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Old 11-16-2007, 10:27 AM   #176
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The reviews are already coming out....

http://www.ctrlaltdel-online.com/news.php?i=1517

"...there is a lot of KOTOR familiarity in this game, while still being fresh. KOTOR players will definitely feel right at home though." ... except for the real-time combat.

I have the feeling my brain will not be my own for a very, very long time after next Wednesday....


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Old 11-16-2007, 08:05 PM   #177
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Played it!

Not on my console, but on friend's home. He won't lend me, though, as he's pretty addicted. (How he got it though... I don't know or care)

I've played the first obligatory "level", on this colony of New Eden. Hehe, the reviewer up there is 100% right. The game loads before the graphics are completely loaded, but the game is all skinned on seconds. The battles still weren't exactly difficult, but I died twice (and I'm a Bioware games vet), just because I went fighting 'Rambo style' instead of using a more cautious approach, hiding behind stones and walls (Believe me, you'll need it).


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Old 11-16-2007, 08:50 PM   #178
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Sounds like it's an awesome mix of Brothers in Arms and KotOR. I think I'm gonna pass out :/


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Old 11-17-2007, 10:51 AM   #179
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Sounds like it's an awesome mix of Brothers in Arms and KotOR. I think I'm gonna pass out :/
Join the heap brotha!


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Old 11-17-2007, 02:37 PM   #180
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Just one thing I'm wondering about the game. From all accounts it looks great but a complaint I have about this style of game is how lonely it gets. Take Elder Scrolls for example, you can spend an hour not encountering anything, or very little.
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Old 11-17-2007, 04:56 PM   #181
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Just one thing I'm wondering about the game. From all accounts it looks great but a complaint I have about this style of game is how lonely it gets. Take Elder Scrolls for example, you can spend an hour not encountering anything, or very little.
I've just played the first level and a little on the Normandy. And, since I WON'T spoil anything for ANYONE, I can say that I saw enough people. Besides, you won't be walking vast empty spaces, with just terrain and terrain and terrain. Remember, there are several planets, so the game will focus on the gold, the crowded places, the cities, not the spaces between them.


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Old 11-17-2007, 05:20 PM   #182
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I've just pre-ordered it from Play.com and now all I have to do is eagerly anticipate its arrival.

Something that caught my eye was that it's rated 12+ here in the UK but as a Mature game (which is 17+ isn't it?) over in America. Ever so slightly odd.
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Old 11-17-2007, 05:23 PM   #183
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That happens all the time, where they would change the ratings or even the content in a game.
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Old 11-17-2007, 08:32 PM   #184
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I've just played the first level and a little on the Normandy. And, since I WON'T spoil anything for ANYONE, I can say that I saw enough people. Besides, you won't be walking vast empty spaces, with just terrain and terrain and terrain. Remember, there are several planets, so the game will focus on the gold, the crowded places, the cities, not the spaces between them.

Also...unlike Elderscrolls...in M.E. you have a squad...companions. The major appeal of this game to me - as in KotOR and NWN - is the personal interactions you can have with your crew...


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Old 11-17-2007, 08:44 PM   #185
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Also...unlike Elderscrolls...in M.E. you have a squad...companions. The major appeal of this game to me - as in KotOR and NWN - is the personal interactions you can have with your crew...
A thing I have noticed on my play(Again, not spoiling) was when a party member apologized when my Shepard version was shot. I answered that it was not her fault and she just 'smiled'. Yes, smiled. Not a warning by the end of the cutscene or anything, I just knew I had gotten closer to her. Fantastic.


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Old 11-18-2007, 01:06 AM   #186
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Man, I'm gonna have to wait so long to play this game; I don't even have a 360 yet. Too stinkin' expensive. This'll be one of the first games I get for it, though. Hearing you guys talk of playing it makes me feel like a hungry beggar looking in the window of a restaraunt, watching the people inside eating grand foods.



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Old 11-18-2007, 01:19 PM   #187
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I don't have enough money for Mass Effect!!!! Looks like I might have to wait until Christmas....
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Old 11-18-2007, 06:30 PM   #188
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Two just baked reviews:

OXM (Oficial Xbox Magazine) - 10,0

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Mass Effect = Game of the year (?)


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Old 11-18-2007, 09:24 PM   #189
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I pre-ordered and I'm going to pick it up on Tuesday, I can't wait. I think is one of the nominees for best game of the year along with Assassin's Creed, another awesome game.


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Old 11-18-2007, 11:16 PM   #190
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I really should get around to getting a 360.

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I pre-ordered and I'm going to pick it up on Tuesday, I can't wait. I think is one of the nominees for best game of the year along with Assassin's Creed, another awesome game.
Assassin's Creed is an awesome game, but it won't get the Game of The Year prize. I would expect Bioshock or Mario Galaxy to earn it now.


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Old 11-19-2007, 10:45 AM   #192
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:24 AM   #193
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I really should get around to getting a 360.
What are you waiting for.

I ordered Mass Effect online and now I'm having to tell myself not to go to the store tomorrow and purchase it because the special edition will be here Wednesday.

Was reading some of the reviews and one states after you finish you can start over with the same PC and the same equipment. How many times did I want to do that in KOTOR or TSL. Still it would tend to make the game a little too easy.

Add on: Not all the reviews are good. Matt Peckham of PC World did not care for Mass Effect calling it
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Old 11-19-2007, 06:15 PM   #194
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EB Games called yesterday, my game will be ready first thing tomorrow.

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Old 11-19-2007, 06:23 PM   #195
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Been looking forward to Mass Effect for well over a year now, only a couple more days to go until it finally arrives...

Must admit though I haven't given Assassin's Creed much of a play through fear of the ring of death, which I don't really want this close to ME's release.
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Old 11-19-2007, 06:39 PM   #196
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well, i keep hearing on a number of reviews that Mass Effect is rather buggy, and combat takes a strict #2 emphasis in the gameplay. the good news is that the RPG part of ME is the #1 emphasis in the gameplay. ME has an epic story with unsurpassed interactions with other characters in addition to a much more fluid system of renegade vs saint approach to the choices you make instead of a good/evil thing that's been the staple of recent RPG's.

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Old 11-19-2007, 07:00 PM   #197
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Really, the only thing that seems to be a little off is the presentation, like stingerhs said. There seems to be a few bugs. Put everything is nailed down pat. Possibly good enough to be a decent shooter without the RPG element. Yeah, I can't wait.


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Possibly good enough to be a decent shooter without the RPG element.
I don't think it would do well if it was just a shooter...


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Old 11-19-2007, 07:09 PM   #199
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I don't think it would do well if it was just a shooter...
Well, it wasn't really made to be one, but based upon the review, it good have been one. The combat would have been restructured different and what-not. But, it's an RPG and I am much happier that it isn't.


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well, i keep hearing on a number of reviews that Mass Effect is rather buggy,
Noticed that aswell, though I can usually deal with the low frame rates or texture pop-ins that seemed to be mentioned all the time it's just the really really long elevator rides that have me worried especially since there seems to be a few delivery/run around side missions within the Citadel itself. Not sure if it's between areas that are connected through elevators but I really hope not.

Heard nothing but compliments for the main story though so can't wait for that.
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