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#81 dammitmattt

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 12:54 PM

Nah...don't worry about it. I'm paying for it with credit or gift cards so my options are limited to Amazon, Best Buy, or Gamestop. All are sold out online but I might be able to find it in-store.

I'm confused on whether this content will be available day one, but it seems like it will so that's fine. I'm more worried about in-game stuff than I am about trinkets, art books, soundtracks, etc.
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 12:55 PM

Did anyone else think the running animation looked odd? When shephard and anderson were running along the building edges, it totally threw me off.


Yeah, BioWare has taken quite a bit of flack by fans for the running animation. I didn't notice it until someone mentioned it, but yeah, it does look a bit silly. Hopefully that's just a symptom of not being the final game.
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 01:47 PM

Did anyone else think the running animation looked odd? When shephard and anderson were running along the building edges, it totally threw me off.

The animations have always been off in the Mass Effect games. The female running doesn't help much.

I really don't see why this is such a huge deal, ME2 did the same thing with Zaeed.

The only difference is that non-CE people have to pay for this instead of getting it free with all new copies.
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#84 Indy aka Rex

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 02:08 PM

The CE is 20 bucks more and it's like... 70% of the "bonus content" is armor that wouldn't cost more than 3 dollars if bought separately, something in it had to be tangible in order for people to buy it. Nobody really cares about the packaging any more.

What's BS is that it's day-one, but even then, the Zaeed DLC was (supposed to be) day-one too, it's not like this is new for them.
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 02:27 PM

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 03:46 PM

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ARE YOU BUYING THE PC VERSION, KIRBU!?
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 04:51 PM

A rep moved promotion credit around for me when I upgraded to CE
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Posted 02 March 2012 - 12:06 PM

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 05:05 PM

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 05:13 PM

Got my game preloaded, I might do something stupid like run it through a VPN in vietnam to get the game earlier.
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Posted 02 March 2012 - 07:33 PM

Wal-Mart is pimping CE's in their weekly flyer, so I guess I'll stop by the one before I hit EB Games to pick up my regular copy, just in case one's there.


It's kinda funny/sad watching Hudson come out and basically give away parts of the ME3 plot to prove why the DLC isn't mandatory.
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Posted 02 March 2012 - 10:46 PM

After finding out how much I'll end up paying for ME3 through Amazon (I'd end up paying the same with shipping as I would paying for it locally with taxes), I might just go to Wal-Mart, K-Mart or Best-Buy to see if they have the CE available next week.
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#93 KnightAttack

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 10:54 PM

So uh, I hope any 360 owners aren't going to get screwed over by this:

Mass Effect 3 can't import ME2 saves from the Cloud on 360. So...you have to have a data transfer it from HDD transfer, memory card or Data Stick. If you don't, you're old saves won't work.
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Posted 03 March 2012 - 11:10 PM

So uh, I hope any 360 owners aren't going to get screwed over by this:

Mass Effect 3 can't import ME2 saves from the Cloud on 360. So...you have to have a data transfer it from HDD transfer, memory card or Data Stick. If you don't, you're old saves won't work.


That's a glitch Bioware needs to fix. Thank god I don't keep my saves "in the cloud".
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Posted 04 March 2012 - 12:04 AM

Woah, good thing I never gave a shit about the cloud saves.

Goddamn, two days til the CE is in the mailbox. I've had that shit preordered since last June. This final stretch of waiting is agonizing.
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Posted 04 March 2012 - 12:24 AM

Can I copy the save to the cloud and then copy it from the cloud to my new xbox HDD? That was my plan. If not I'll have to go to plan B. A USB memory stick will work? I'm sure I have one of those laying around.

Edited by St0ph, 04 March 2012 - 12:24 AM.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 12:56 AM

Can I copy the save to the cloud and then copy it from the cloud to my new xbox HDD? That was my plan. If not I'll have to go to plan B. A USB memory stick will work? I'm sure I have one of those laying around.


That would kind of render Knight's post invalid. So, no, you can't copy it to the cloud, you need the original file on physical media.
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Posted 04 March 2012 - 11:08 AM

That's gotta be some EA stupidity (like when Phil's wife had issues with her Dragon Age DLC). Hope I don't have any issues. I'm using a different 360 now (upgraded my old one thru a trade in deal), but the same physical media.

Wonder if they'll figure out a workaround. Doubt the number of people affected will be large, but it would suck if they just left them hanging.
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Posted 04 March 2012 - 11:39 AM

Sure glad I never copied my save up to the cloud. I think I have my ME2 save on my memory stick, so hopefully that works. what a debacle.
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 01:15 AM

I read somewhere that ME3 is going to have a day-one patch that fixes the cloud issue. Not that it necessarily matters to anyone who's posted, apparently, but good for other people.
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 08:28 AM

This is a non-issue for 99.999% of gamers. You can easily resolve the issue by copying your save file from the Cloud to local storage. And everyone has at least some local storage.

Aside from the pitifully small size cap of 512MB, I love Cloud storage and I've been using it for all new game saves since it launched. I'm not sure why you wouldn't want to use it since it's free with gold and you won't have to worry about your hard drive crapping out, making you lose precious saves.
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:56 AM

In about 25 hours, I'll be playing this game. Love it. Pissed that I can't play it all day though, stupid test the day after.
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:31 AM

Stupid flight to Denver tomorrow morning that was scheduled TODAY. I still might go at midnight anyway because I'm an idiot.
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 12:43 PM

This is a non-issue for 99.999% of gamers. You can easily resolve the issue by copying your save file from the Cloud to local storage. And everyone has at least some local storage.


Based on what I've read, it might not be that simple, particularly if you played ME2 on a different 360. But if there's a patch inbound it's all academic anyway.

Looking forward to the game... I'm going to be jealously watching everyone else's progress for a while, though. Ordered it online. Hope it arrives in a pretty timely manner. As if I wasn't already going to get left in the dust by everyone else's progress.
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:40 AM

Found a Collector's Edition at Wal-Mart.

Head's up to (PS3) and possibly 360 owners


The activation code is 58MB, while the DLC is 583 MB.


Also, the Collector's Edition case is fucking terrible. It's not very easy to get the disc out. Be careful!
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:46 AM

Two quick question for you guys.

I've never played a Mass Effect game, and haven't played a BioWare game since Jade Empire.

Should I be playing the first game on 360 first?

I've heard the PS3 build of the second game comes with stuff that was DLC for the 360 version. Is that stuff included on disc, or did it come on those of those goddamn one time use promo codes? Basically, if I buy Mass Effect 2 used, am I pretty much screwed out of the additional content?
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:09 PM

Two quick question for you guys.

I've never played a Mass Effect game, and haven't played a BioWare game since Jade Empire.

Should I be playing the first game on 360 first?

I've heard the PS3 build of the second game comes with stuff that was DLC for the 360 version. Is that stuff included on disc, or did it come on those of those goddamn one time use promo codes? Basically, if I buy Mass Effect 2 used, am I pretty much screwed out of the additional content?


First off, dude Mass Effect 2 on PS3 is $20 new, and sometimes can be seen for as low as $10. It's not that much money. As for the code, I can't remember. I remember it was like a 700MB download, so it's possible.

Also, it's completely up to you whether or not you want to play the first one. The first one's good, but is outshined by the 2nd one. If you do go PS3 though, the biggest decisions from ME1 that will effect a little in ME2 and likely more in ME3 are in a 20 minute interactive comic when you start the game though.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:21 PM

Is the iOS game any good? I'm too poor for the real thing. :(
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:47 PM

Wow, it sucks that you can't use the same face you created in Mass Effect 1 and used in Mass Effect 2. Something about the faces created in ME1 not having codes associated with them. So if you created one in ME1, used the same one in ME2, ME3 will not recognize it.

Lame.
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 03:14 PM

My CE is supposed to be here on Friday from Amazon. Had a bit of a scare when I couldn't find my game saves from 1 & 2.
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 03:21 PM

Wow, it sucks that you can't use the same face you created in Mass Effect 1 and used in Mass Effect 2. Something about the faces created in ME1 not having codes associated with them. So if you created one in ME1, used the same one in ME2, ME3 will not recognize it.

Lame.


When I imported my save from my PS3 version, it gave me some weird ass looking Shepard to begin with, not just the default.


Played about 2.5 hours, stopped to do some studying. Will get back at it soon though. Enjoying it a lot, although I'm not a huge fan of the redesigned Normandy. I liked v2 the best.
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 05:39 PM

Sounds like it's an issue they're working on (face imports). I guess I'll try to import my Shepard and hopefully it works. If not, I'm shallow enough that I might wait until they fix it so I can play it with the homely Shepard I created.
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 06:03 PM

damn, Mass Effect 1 seems to be sold out everywhere. I guess I'll wait a few months for the hype to die down before looking for a used copy again.
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 06:55 PM

Can't you just input the face values into the game?
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:19 PM

Sounds like it's an issue they're working on (face imports). I guess I'll try to import my Shepard and hopefully it works. If not, I'm shallow enough that I might wait until they fix it so I can play it with the homely Shepard I created.


I got the error, but my gal was mostly right. I just needed to change the hair color. It may be that it can input some of the face data, but not all of it.
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:42 PM

i have been playing for the last 5-6 hours and am enjoying it. still seems like more mass effect and that is great to me.
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:58 PM

Buy.com is worthless and showed my order status as processing for like the last 5 days, and Amazon mysteriously had the PC CE as in stock again, so I cancelled from Buy.com and ordered from Amazon - with Prime, that both saved me money and will get me the game sooner. So now trying to finish my ME2 all-DLC replay before Thursday.

Side note: apparently Buy.com and Best Buy shares a call center... after reaching somebody on the phone (because the site wouldn't let me cancel an order that was in processing), she thought she was talking to a Best Buy rep...
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:07 PM

I got the error, but my gal was mostly right. I just needed to change the hair color. It may be that it can input some of the face data, but not all of it.


Yeah, I'll give it a shot and see what comes out the other end. If I can live with it, great. If not, I guess I'll put some more time into Alan Wake :)

I'll give it a week or two... and hopefully it'll get fixed.

Edited by SickBoy, 06 March 2012 - 08:11 PM.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:09 PM

Stupid game just cost me 3 hours because a mission glitched.




WARNING (this happened to me on PS3, and I've heard on other systems as well): when you visit the prisoner at the Presidium, make sure you tell them to let her go. If you do not, you will likely get the Paragon points, but the mission glitches.


I just lost about 3 hours of play because I now need to go back to an earlier save to find one where I hadn't made this choice yet.
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:22 PM

Maybe it's just because of the Insanity difficulty, but it's been a terrible experience combat-wise. Shield guys? We'll just remove a character that has the ability to remove them and leave you with two squadmates that can't do jack shit to shields only armor (and there hasn't been any armored enemies yet :(). The grenade spam is ridiculous and the enemies just spawn from god knows where. I love how the grenades and turrets are only meant for you.

At least the game looks nice. I do like the sectioned off health bar as you will frequently use medigel compared to ME2.
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