Talkabouts: Mass Effect 2 PS3

Posted: January 27, 2011
Talkabouts: Mass Effect 2 PS3
Mass Effect 2 comes to the PS3, but how does it compare to the Xbox 360 version? Nikole Zivalich & Adam Sessler have an in-depth discussion about Mass Effect's 2 jump to PS3.

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  • drangel_jam

    I wanna see more of her. I like her taste and opinions.

    Posted: January 31, 2011 10:22 AM
  • Akabane101

    Mass Effect was amazing on all three, PC, xbox 360 and PS3, just ran the best on the PC is all :P

    Posted: January 30, 2011 10:06 AM
  • XXXSpartan118XXX

    Why are PC guys here? This is about PS3/Xbox versions of ME2. Personally and a lot will agree the overall ME experience is better on the 360. A comic isn't enough for me. I want to experience the 40 hours or more I put into the first game. It's like giving God Of War III onto another console without giving them part 1 and 2.

    Posted: January 30, 2011 6:59 AM
  • xFlamexOfxHellx

    I got it, Mass Effect 2 is pretty on the 360... now skip to the next big thing, I mean really....

    Posted: January 30, 2011 12:40 AM
  • sinewave

    No surprise ps3 runs it like crap. Lesson here folks: ps3 is a blu-ray player that tries as hard as it can to be a 360.

    Posted: January 29, 2011 11:39 PM
  • Valkyrin

    NO!, the combat mechanics for Mass Effect 1 are so much better (well atleast to me they were) I hated (with a passion) the reloading in ME2, it was stupid technology that is worse then the over heating. Which would you rather have in real life? A gun that might overheat if you fire to much and all you have to do is wait for a couple seconds to cool or a gun that "will" run out of ammo if your not careful in a fire fight...and not all ammo in the universe will work for every single gun. I had my guns upgraded so much in ME (which you can't do in ME2) that they never over heated, so I could fire continuously forever.

    Posted: January 29, 2011 11:12 PM
  • clayishflame

    Couple things that I think need to be said.

    Zaeed and Firewalker aren't built into the game like you said. They are part of the Cerberus Network, which you get for free if you buy the game new. This is exactly the same deal xbox users got last year. Everyone who bought the game new a year ago got Zaeed for free, and he was the first character most people got after Miranda and Jacob. Nikole says she didn't get Zaeed until after she beat the game on the first time, I'm not sure why, I guess she didn't buy the game when it came, but you can't fault the 360 version for that.

    Kasumi is a different matter, but when I got around to that dlc last summer I just started a new file (which at the time was my fourth playthrough) to experience that and Overlord. What was stopping you from starting a new file to experience the dlc as part of the full story? Of course it's going to lose it's impact if you've already beaten the collectors. Shadow Broker on the other hand works great as an epilogue, particularly on my Shepards from ME1 (on a side note, I don't see how Shadow Broker would mean dick to people that never played the first game, regardless of the console they play ME2 on, but it's fantastic dlc nonetheless)

    It's a good thing they still make you pay for all of the weapon and armor dlc packs, because those really throw off the impeccable balance of the game. i had no problem paying for them on the xbox after using the same weapons for 3 playthroughs, and they made insanity a lot more playable.

    I got the ps3 version on gamefly for my seventh playthrough in the span of a year, so I didn't get the comic (or Zaeed, for that matter) so I can't say anything about how that affects the experience. Some textures do look slightly better if you're really focusing on them, but the game looked beautiful to begin with. The ps3 version only goes up to 720p, which bothers me when every game I have on the xbox does 1080p (except Oblivion, which is five years old) but I really only noticed the difference in resolution on the outlines of faces, which looked sort of choppy in brightly lit areas. I did appreciate the speeding up of the cursor in the probing mini game, but that doesn't really make the game any better than it already was.

    All in all, it's the best game of this generation regardless of the console you play it on. Maybe I would call the ps3 version definitive if I hadn't already played the dlc half a year ago, but it really doesn't have anything that the version I own didn't already have.

    Posted: January 29, 2011 3:44 PM
  • gerbg229

    i really like this game. but i think Microsoft should have tried to keep it an xbox exclusive. ps3 is kicking butt when it comes to that matter. but on the other hand im glad ps3 owners now get to feast on this games glory!!!!!!!

    Posted: January 29, 2011 2:58 PM
  • DrowNoble

    I never noticed the issues they said were in ME1, although I never played the 360 version. Both games I played on the PC.

    Good that PS3 users finally got to play this. I do agree that they need to play ME1 to get the full story.

    Posted: January 29, 2011 6:35 AM
  • flyingchicken

    Played Mass Effect on the 360, but my 360 died before I could play Mass Effect 2 on the 360. So glad I am able to replay the best video game series of my generation.

    Posted: January 29, 2011 1:26 AM
  • Flight_Eagle

    Speaking of alternate appearance packs, where are the rest of them?! I want a new appearance for, well Tali, mainly, but still!

    I had played the demo for the PS3 version, and it looked a little different. It was definitely different with the shadows and lighting, and it had a few moments when i moved seamlessly, but it was balanced out by lagging. I hope ME3 has a skippable opening cut scene. After i mess up trying for a perfect face, i don't want to have to do/watch it all over again.

    Posted: January 28, 2011 6:50 PM
  • JordTheJedi

    I didn't think the interactive comic could explain the ME1 very well to begin with, so nice to hear this confirmed by you guys and G4. Looks like I should buy that new gaming rig sooner than I planned (gonna need it for SWTOR) - then I'll just play ME1, ME2, and ME3 (once it's out) back-to-back-to-back.

    Posted: January 28, 2011 6:05 PM
  • drh1975

    I would also love to see ME1 on the PS3, but there's one tiny problem: Microsoft published ME1. Fortunately, I also own a 360 and both Mass Effect titles. That said, the PS3 release of ME2 is a win for all gamers because now everyone (except Wii owners) can experience the pure awesome sauce that is Mass Effect 2.

    Posted: January 28, 2011 5:06 PM
  • scoobythebeast

    I was looking through the old Mass Effect 2 stories from its release on the 360, and the PS3 fanboys were out in full force. Here s what one of them said,

    "REALLY?! This is what 360 owners have to look forward to! That is pathetic! This game looks so f-ing STUPID!!!!!! Gay characters, ugly graphics, lame weapons, etc... I hope all of your 360s Red Ring as soon as you insert this garbage in your trash console hahahahahahahaha!!!!!

    I wonder if that guy is saying the same thing now. God, reading crap like this makes me sick to own my PS3 and my 360. I m just glad that reasonable gamers outnumber the fanboys.

    Posted: January 28, 2011 4:57 PM
  • MasterOfWeed

    I played ME2 without playing the first one completely knowing nothing about the game I took a gamble on a game and it worked for once, ME2 is one of the best damn single player only games Ive ever played. They basically made it so you don't need to know about the first one but I bet the story is different if you load your character from the 1st one so that sucks they didn't put out ME1 for the PS3 also or at least make it available for download in the PSN I'm sure people would pay for it.

    Posted: January 28, 2011 4:55 PM
  • doomsta27

    They need to do what adam said and remake ME1 because i would buy it even though i own it already , it sucks ps3 peps cant play it because ME1 is one of my favorite games of all time , or ps3 owners should play on pc atleast because for me and millions of other players the story conection is a BIG part ME and wont be anyware close to the feel of the experience on the 360 or pc .

    Posted: January 28, 2011 4:23 PM
  • Jaucoholic

    I wouldn't really say the DLC is free. You can buy ME2 on 360 and PC for $20 and then another $35 (if you bought it used) for the DLC while ME2 for PS3 is $60. If they did include the DLC for free, then they sure charged heck of a lot extra just to play it on the new game engine.

    Posted: January 28, 2011 4:20 PM
  • P1rate

    I am very excited for PS3 owners! Enjoy!

    Posted: January 28, 2011 4:15 PM
  • SonyNmbrOneGuy

    "A major win for Sony Fanboys"....I think you meant to say PS3 gamers? ME 2 is a win for all....

    Posted: January 28, 2011 3:14 PM
  • Robertson18

    I'm glad the PS3 owners have a shot at the series because it's a freakin good one. It's only unfortunate that ME1 isn't available other than the comic.

    Posted: January 28, 2011 2:52 PM