02-04-2010, 01:35 PM
One needs only to look at KOTOR or Jade Empire to see what spaceflight would be in ME3: a lame minigame.
For what it's worth, I agree that the Mako had some value, particularly in the main quest. It was just really badly implemented - controlled like shit, handled like shit. If they were to implement something like the Mako but, y'know, actually fun to drive, that'd be A-ok by me. Similarly, the worst part of the unexplored worlds in ME1 wasn't the Mako, per se (though it hurt things), but the horrible genericism.
02-04-2010, 01:41 PM
EA owns Origin's IP, you know. And with ME3 ending the trilogy, it's perhaps time to look at ways to extend the BioWare IP....
JEFF GREEN! Quick! Have your evil overlord masters at EA hire me to design/produce Mass Effect: Privateer! I promise to make a game that everyone except Tom will love.
02-04-2010, 01:47 PM
I'd really like to be able to easily use more powers- but the 360 controller only has so many buttons. I haven't played that many 360 games, are there ways to allow streamlined use of say 5 skills?
02-04-2010, 01:49 PM
FIVE!? Ummm...yeah. The 360 has like 10 buttons on it.
02-04-2010, 01:51 PM
Originally Posted by Piemax2
Sure, I think they left out X and B for combat powers. I don't recall using them much when I was fighting. That would give you five power buttons (LB, RB, X, B, and Y (always your class power))
02-04-2010, 01:53 PM
I think x is reload?
but I don't recall using B do that at least adds 1.
02-04-2010, 01:54 PM
02-04-2010, 02:13 PM
So what is the word on the hover craft lading thing? Is it coming out? Will it be part of some larger dlc? I can't imagine that they have all the planetary stuff ready for it....
02-04-2010, 02:24 PM
B is the riflebutt/pistolwhip button. I use it all the time as a Vanguard.
Originally Posted by Dreamshadow
Charge - Shotgun - Riflebutt! Gets 'em every single time.
02-04-2010, 02:28 PM
ah, I don't change weapons that often so I haven't used B.
I guess the PS3 has an extra pair of triggers, is that right?
By the way how did Dragon Age on the xbox handle power use? I'd hate to play that with only 3 powers!
02-04-2010, 02:55 PM
My sentinel has finally got some decent headway in to the game and i do almost use one power constantly.
Yes, it is the previously mentioned and seemingly way overpowered biotic, Reaver. Playing on veteran, it pretty much means the death of any non boss, non krogran that just has a health bar. You can pretty much cast it from behind cover and it only needs a second to hit, then you can go back behind cover as they die. Many fights just boil down to me ducking behind and then avenging my dead squad by going out of cover for a second to cast reaver and then repeating. The only time i use other abilities is when i recast my extremely fun tech shield armor or i'm fighting robots and decide to use overcharge. If it has shields, normally it is just faster to touch it with my smg and then reaver, reaver, reaver. Reaver kind of makes every other biotic look useless in comparison sadly. the damn thing even seems to fear/confuse/whatever organics without shields (like fire).
Sentinel is a pretty scary class. I'd like to say it has the either the best or the 2nd best survivability/damage (with infiltrator again being the 1st or 2nd best class), but then i haven't played any other class to higher levels.
When i play through again (after finishing of course) as a renegade, going to make sure i don't take reaver.
Last edited by Murbella; 02-04-2010 at 03:02 PM.
02-04-2010, 03:13 PM
On the 360, pulling the left trigger switched the powers on the quickslots. You could have 6 total that way.
Originally Posted by Piemax2
02-04-2010, 05:47 PM
I'm playing a Soldier and with close to 500 health, the Revenant machine gun with Inferno/Cryo ammo and Adrenaline Rush you simply don't want to be in front of me. I took Fortification as my Special, since I honestly don't need anything more to put the hurt on the enemy.
Reave (on Samara) hasn't impressed me so much so I'd call it overpowered or rendering all other biotics useless. Anything without armor, shields and barriers dies quickly from assault gun or sniper fire and Pull kills mostly anything too. On Veteran you kill 3-4 LOKI mechs in one Adrenaline Rush with either LMG or Sniper fire. By midgame I think you're pretty badass with any class, or rather as soon as you learn how to play to your powers.
I approve of letting me use a LMG in space. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrap.
02-04-2010, 05:52 PM
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Everyone can use it once.
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Last edited by Telefrog; 02-04-2010 at 06:08 PM.
02-04-2010, 11:24 PM
Originally Posted by Hugin
02-04-2010, 11:29 PM
ME2 is very nonlinear, as was ME1. However, it's in a place where people apparently don't expect to see it. When you are standing at the galaxy map in the Normandy CIC, you can go to any star system available to you. You can zoom in to any cluster, and then fly to any star within that cluster. There are no strings attached, other than some systems unlock only halfway through the game. The only limit is fuel, which is so cheap it might as well be free.
Originally Posted by Daly
02-05-2010, 12:09 AM
Highly recommend people that completed it play it again on Insane, it's tough but fun. The bonuses and Reave make it liveable.
02-05-2010, 12:12 AM
12 actually. Plus the D-pad
Originally Posted by Robert Sharp
02-05-2010, 04:57 AM
There's a loading screen tip that says you can buy starmaps from vendors to unlock new places to explore. I'm 31hrs into the game and haven't seen any starmaps - did they get cut or withdrawn to sell as DLC or something?
02-05-2010, 05:06 AM
They're in there. I think there's a vendor on Omega and a vendor in the Citadel and maybe one of Illium. The maps are super-cheap and they just appear as a new system you can plot a course to on the star map.
02-05-2010, 05:06 AM
I bought 3 of 4 maps from a vendor in one of the cities/bases- not Omega, but I don't remember which of the others it was.
02-05-2010, 05:08 AM
I only ever found one on Illium. Where did you find the ones on the Citadel and on Omega?
Originally Posted by Brad Grenz
02-05-2010, 05:10 AM
Ah, I haven't been to Illium yet, it's the last area for me to explore before the endgame.
Originally Posted by Bahimiron
02-05-2010, 05:40 AM
I found about 4 starmaps in a store in illium
02-05-2010, 06:35 AM
I've only seen star maps on Illium as well.
I'm a little over 32 hours in and just finished the penultimate character's loyalty mission. Very enjoyable. I'm trying to clean up the remaining N7 missions before I plunge into what I think is going to be the beginning of the end of the story missions. It's going to be bittersweet when I finally finish the game, but I'm glad that Bioshock 2 is coming to provide some comfort.
A question for those using assault rifles. What do you use? I continue to use the (now fully upgraded) base rifle because of its large ammo capacity. I have found a more powerful, but less accurate rifle (as part of a story mission) that I've not used much due to said inaccuracy.
02-05-2010, 06:35 AM
Not if you buy those star maps!
Originally Posted by Sam Jones
02-05-2010, 07:18 AM
I need to remember to look up what the melee button is on PC. Strange that in a game that will frequently remind me of controls I memorized a week ago (yes, I fucking know left mouse launches a probe. I haven't done it because I haven't found the right spot. Aaaargh!), it never bothered to teach me that one.
02-05-2010, 07:21 AM
If you get the assault rifle accuracy update, it cures that problem quick-smart.
Originally Posted by MSUSteve
02-05-2010, 07:25 AM
It's F, I think. Not that my fingers ever remember that when they need to, like when a Turian dude is shooting me in the face with shotgun and the screen is all covered in veins or whatever the hell that stuff is supposed to be.
Originally Posted by malkav11
02-05-2010, 07:37 AM
I've fully upgraded assault rifles, but haven't tried that special gun since doing so. I'm going to give it another shot (pun!) this evening.
Originally Posted by hong