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Game News First Mass Effect 2 Reviews

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by VentilatorOfDoom, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. VentilatorOfDoom RPG Codex Staff

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    We all know ME2 will win all Codex Polls for GOTY 2010, but you should still inform yourself why it is THAT awesome.
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    <a href="http://xbox-360.nowgamer.com/reviews/xbox-360/8967/mass-effect-2">Some site with xbox 360 in the URL</a> scores it 9.8/10!!
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    <p style="margin-left:50px;border-style:solid;border-width:1px;border-color:#ffffff;padding-left:5px;">And here, the reviewing of Mass Effect 2 is possibly the worst combination. It rides along on its story – something we can’t talk about in any detail for risk of spoilerising its many delights – while at the same time being as close to perfect as any game can conceivably come.</p>
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    Close to perfect.
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    Whereas <a href="http://uk.xbox360.ign.com/articles/106/1062898p1.html">this other site also with xbox 360 in the URL</a> rates it 9.6/10.
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    <p style="margin-left:50px;border-style:solid;border-width:1px;border-color:#ffffff;padding-left:5px;">From the very first scene, you will be hooked. And the farther you dive into this epic action role-playing game, the better it gets. It fulfills the promise of its predecessor while continuing to push the boundaries of what we should expect in a videogame.</p>
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    I'm grateful that I live to see how the genre gets redefined and how BIO yet again sets the standard for future RPGs.
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    Spotted at: <A HREF="http://www.gamebanshee.com/news/96548-mass-effect-2-reviews.html">Wail Of the Gamebanshee - a lvl9 spell</A>
     
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  2. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    Actually?

    I wouldn't be surprised if it did.
     
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  3. Trash Pointing and laughing.

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    GOTY? Perhaps. RPG of the year? No.
     
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  4. WhiskeyWolf RPG Codex Polish Car Thief Patron

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    People drink sand not because they are thirsty, people drink sand because they don't know the difference.

    Na bezrybiu i rak ryba. He.
     
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  5. Chinese Jetpilot Arcane Patron

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    Haha, you stupid little men. You are thinking in such small timeframes...a year....

    GAME OF THE DECADE!

    Official Xbox Magazine, the only publication that counts, reviewed the game and gave ME 2 a 9.5.

    Just take a gander at these juicy tidbits:

     
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  6. WhiskeyWolf RPG Codex Polish Car Thief Patron

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    Some people never learn.
     
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  7. KalosKagathos Prestigious Gentleman Learned

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    That's good design.
     
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  8. WhiskeyWolf RPG Codex Polish Car Thief Patron

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    In a sea of shit.
     
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  9. YourDaddy Educated

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    Can this get any better?
     
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  10. Black Arcane

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    More reviews from Black@RPGCodex
     
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  11. Felix Arcane

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    THEY FIXED IT!
     
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  12. entertainer Arbiter

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    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    oh wait its IGNorance
     
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  13. Wulfstand Prophet

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    Actually I have almost constant lag spikes once every 5 minutes or so, which seem to go away after I've played for like 2 hours or so. It's very fucked up considering the fact that I'm playing the game with the lowest settings possible (except for the resolution, which I kept at 1024x860), and since from what I remember I didn't have any sort of problems like these in me1, not to mention in most of the "next-gen" games.
     
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  14. garren Arcane

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    I don't even bother to read any game reviews anymore. They're just full of dumbfuckery. And I don't have the patience to dig decent coverage through heaploads of crap.
     
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  15. ricolikesrice Arcane

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    I doubt the codex would sink as low as vote a game RPG of the year that is linear as fuck, low on CnC, featuring crappy console combat, has barely any RPG elements and basically plays like a shitty interactive movie featuring some preset badass teen hero with dumb combat and QTE like gamep .... errr wait what ? forget it :wink:
     
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  16. Melcar Arcane

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    That ass.
     
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  17. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator Patron

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    I'm picking up my pre-order on Tuesday. Can't wait. :D
     
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  18. Felix Arcane

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    I look around for pc reviews and saw this.

    that's how extreme Mass Effect 2 is. :smug:
     
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  19. Chinese Jetpilot Arcane Patron

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    The romances really are that good.
     
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  20. AlaCarcuss Arbiter

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    Oh shit, here we go.....

    I'm betting that by about Wednesday there will be 6 or 7, 30+ page ME2 threads dominating the front page at the codex. And it will be the same shit all over again as it was with DA, with the usual crew bashing it from pillar to post and other's defending it for "what it is" :roll:
     
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  21. Clockwork Knight Arcane

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  22. Kashrlyyk Scholar

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    The same site states: "Worse than Fallout 3 10/10". If "9.8" is "as close to perfect as any game can conceivably come" what did the tester who did the Fallout 3 review smoke?
     
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  23. Herbert West Arbiter

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    There's nothing horribly bad or incredibly good in this game, it's very medicore in fact and quite boring. Although playing it right after finishing DA, which was seriously good, raised my expectations.
     
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  24. LazyD Liturgist

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    There both equal steaming piles of shit..

    2/10
     
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  25. toro Arcane

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    ME2 beginning is one of the worst possible and is quite misleading for the entire game. But is definitely correct to say that DAO is a better game in almost any aspect.
     
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