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PSXE Poll Update: PlayStation Fans Split On PS Phone

We figured this would end up being inconclusive. But we do have to consider that we don't have the finalized specs just yet, and we also don't have a price.

Our recent poll asked readers if they were interested in the new PlayStation Phone, and it's basically split down the middle: while about half say they're at least somewhat intrigued by the idea, the other half doesn't have it high on the priority list. The rumors have been flying for the past few months and while the unit's arrival is inevitable, the question is whether or not PlayStation followers will be in line to pick it up. Unfortunately, the specs - which certainly haven't been confirmed - don't appear to be all that special; it actually seems more like a low-end phone. Then again, we can't trust one overseas source on this matter, and we'll really have to wait until the phone is unveiled at next month's show in Barcelona. Only then will we be able to judge.

This month, we want to know if you're interested in another new addition to the PlayStation universe: Mass Effect 2. It's finally arriving on Sony's machine with all the current DLC (and it utilizes the new ME3 engine), but as the franchise was only on the 360 and PC thus far, Sony followers may have missed out. This might cause a bit of a barrier, especially considering that ME2 is now a year old; maybe most will just wait for ME3 before jumping on board. What do you say?

Tags: playstation phone, ps phone, mass effect 2, me2, psxe poll update

1/9/2011 9:40:29 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (58 posts)

playSTATION
Sunday, January 09, 2011 @ 9:55:08 PM
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first to vote on the mass effect poll, no wonder its 100% lol.
mass effect 2 waaaay down on my list of must have games for this year.
2011 is all abt ps3 exclusives such as twisted metal, the guardian, k3, r2, infamous 2 and ofcourse game of the year uncharted 3.

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Akuma07
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 1:55:38 AM

The mass effect poll has 1 option for yes, and 3 for no.

Could of at least had 2 yes options and 2 no.

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Underdog15
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 7:28:50 AM

@Akuma
It's hardly that black and white, lol.

1 option for yes
1 for maybe
1 no because you don't like it
1 no because you played it on 360.

Basically, there's only 1 answer that allows you to say you don't like it. The last one clearly indicates you're not the type of person to invest twice into the same game (and rightly so). Chances are if you have a 360, you probably have Mass Effect 2.

So for those two, it's a good idea to have the two alternatives.

Maybe is a necessary one for lots of reasons, the best one being the fact that there are SO SO SO many top notch PS3 AAA titles coming out this year. Chances are, most of us can't invest in all the exclusives, let alone a game that's already been out on another system for a year. Perhaps others are waiting for reviews or maybe they're holding out to see the differences between the PS3 and 360 versions. There are lots of reasons for maybe, so it's a great option.

And obviously, 'yes' is necessary. They aren't going to put in 2 yes answers... What will it read? "Yes, because it'll be freakin' sweet" and "Yes, because all my friends say I should"? There's no reason for 2 yes answers.

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Scarecrow
Sunday, January 09, 2011 @ 10:07:02 PM
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Killzone 3, 'nuff said.

No time for something inferior like that rpg FPS.

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godsman
Sunday, January 09, 2011 @ 10:21:04 PM

The graphics on the ME2 demo looks horrible. I hope they fix that first. It looks so much better on Xbox. Buy a couple of these year-old Xbox ports, I could've bought an Xbox.

They should put the ME2 game on discount $30-$40 right from the start. Star Ocean 4 went on sale on Xbox to $20 in 6 months. 1-year after the PS3 release, it's still $50-60. This makes no sense.

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___________
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 1:15:10 AM

inferior my a$$!
ME2 is actually fun, allot more than i can say about KZ2 and what probably will be KZ3.
anyone who misses this is not a gamer simple as that!
simply put, theres a reason why so many sites gave it GOTY!

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Underdog15
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 7:32:41 AM

@Cowpatty
Weren't you going on a month back or so about how incredible the blueish explosions were in KZ3 beta? You were freakin' out about how incredible it looked, then went on about how they'd better not screw it up like they usually do. (Your words, not mine)

You don't have to like KZ2, but you REALLY can't expect people to agree with you about it being a poor production... espeically when you were freaking out about KZ3 beta a while back.

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Temjin001
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 9:44:52 AM

"They should put the ME2 game on discount $30-$40 right from the start"

My bargain shopper sensors indicate to me that the game could be had for $30, or less, nearing ME3's release ;)

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Gordo
Sunday, January 09, 2011 @ 10:17:41 PM
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Yip, Mass Effect 2 on the PS3 is a day one purchase for me.

Love a good sci fi story...

Puzzled about the negative reactions to this game since it has been announced as coming to the PS3.

It's a AAA title with all the DLC crammed onto one big disk. What's not to like about it?

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Beamboom
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 1:13:35 AM

Indeed, guys. It's *so* day one for me that it hurts!

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Temjin001
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 1:21:48 AM

"Day one for me too. Maybe Mass Effect 2 simply got a 96 on Metacritic by accident. "
Well, Forza 3 sure as heck got a 92 by accident =p
Actually, more like GT5 getting a 84 (Forza 3 was great until GT5 released)
THen again, I suspect GT5's score wasn't by accident. Maybe even a calculated effort by haters. Haters spawned from hell 0_0

RARR! NINJA TIME!!

PS not that I mind ME2 having a 96%. That's okay by me, I don't know if I'd had taken interest if it wasn't for the series reputation in the first place ;)

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Underdog15
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 7:38:27 AM

@Temjinn
Yeah, with GT5 scoring as it did in comparison to Forza 3, it's hard to take most critics seriously. There are far to many wannabe critics that get their scores included by metacritic. lol

@the others
I voted maybe. That style of game isn't typically my thing. I haven't even really given Fallout 3 much of a chance yet. (Although I picked it up bargain bin and will get to it eventually)

So for me, I don't see how I'll be interested in another FPS rpg. But with the critical acclaim it's gotten, I am curious. Hence the maybe instead of the 'no'. If it turns out the port is shoddy and it's of lower quality to 360, then it's a definite no with so many AAA PS3 exclusives coming out this year.

Fact of the matter is, you gotta be choosy with your titles this year. No matter what I end up picking up, there's no way I'll be able to buy every game I want to buy this coming year. So even if ME2 is a definite YES, with so many other definite YES's on my list, it isn't so definite. Thing is, I gotta trim down my definite yes list...

Which makes me a sad panda...

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tes37
Sunday, January 09, 2011 @ 10:21:35 PM
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I'm more than likely going to pass on ME2. I have a few ps3 exclusives to buy real soon and may not have the time to play anything else.

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Underdog15
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 7:39:58 AM

Me too. Even if I wanted it for sure, I can't guarantee I can get it.

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godsman
Sunday, January 09, 2011 @ 10:23:30 PM
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I'm still not sure about the PS Phone yet. It looks pretty ugly compared with the PSP Go. Let's hope they revise that. I prefer an Xperia and PSP2 bought separately at the moment. I might change my mind in the future though.

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Snaaaake
Sunday, January 09, 2011 @ 10:23:44 PM
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Definitely not getting Mass Effect 2.
Maybe Epic Games and Bioware can team up and make an RPG Third Person Shooter.

Oh man..............*drool at the thought*

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cLoudou
Sunday, January 09, 2011 @ 10:33:26 PM
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Getting ME2, but not day one. Had to get new tires (damm snow). May get it the following week or sometimes in February.

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PasteNuggs
Sunday, January 09, 2011 @ 11:28:51 PM

Ya snow blows. 6 inches so far in Nebraska and its still going.

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StangMan80
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 12:44:39 AM

How about driving a Fox Body Mustang in the winter? There are no tires that can keep any Mustang on the road in the Winter, well unless you live in Florida...




How about them Seahawks!!!

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Highlander
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 12:54:43 AM

Snow? Wassat? Oh, wait, we have about 4 inches on the ground already (since this evening) and more to come. In the mid south, that's a snow day of biblical proportions.

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BikerSaint
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 4:58:05 AM

I got 8 inches here in New Jersey

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BikerSaint
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 5:09:19 AM

Hey Highlander, not sure if you saw my last post about the alleged specs in the last phone thread, so here it is again for ya.....
(it's still all Greek to me though, LOL)

Engadget has posted more on the specs on this phone.

It's now confirmed that said Xperia-branded device is powered by a Qualcomm Adreno 205 GPU, along with what's likely to be a 1GHz Snapdragon QSD8255 as featured on the HTC Desire HD.

Interestingly, Neocore is reporting an impressive 59.1fps benchmark, which is a huge improvement from our exclusive look back in early December. Quadrant also reports a high score of 1,733, but hey, there's no saying that this is the final build, so the graphics performance may get even better.

Other tidbits found in the latest leak include the generous battery capacity of 1,500mAh, the 854 x 480 resolution on a 4-inch LCD, a 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash sans 720p video recording (although it's probably just that the leaksters didn't look in all the submenu in the camera app), 512MB RAM, 512MB ROM, a microSD slot, SIM slot, micro-USB, and a second mic on the back for active noise cancellation à la Nexus One.

More here....
http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/07/sonys-playstation-phone-gets-in-depth-preview-in-china-playsta/

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Lucifer
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 9:39:45 AM

No snow here in Illinois. Sorry guys.

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Temjin001
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 9:48:28 AM

Yeah, Stang. I hope the Seahawks take the Superbowl. It could happen =)
The wild card team NY Giants a few years ago stunningly toppled the undefeated Patriots. Now we just need the lowest scoring playoff team (in history?) of the year taking the Superbowl.

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Superman915
Sunday, January 09, 2011 @ 10:36:03 PM
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nah, simply wasnt my thing. ill try the demo again i guess.

and i just got a gorgeous HTC evo. i dont need a sony phone. A droid PSN app would be nice though.

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dkmrules
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 12:50:57 AM

Evo is good, hopfully you got it for $99 AT radioshack. But imo the epic is better. Faster processor/gpu, better camera, better screen, keyboard.....

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SmokeyPSD
Sunday, January 09, 2011 @ 11:07:53 PM
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Unless when it actually comes out it really is hugely technically disappointing I'm getting it hands down. Can't wait to play it again optimized with the new engine and on my big 42 inch screen.

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Alienange
Sunday, January 09, 2011 @ 11:35:35 PM
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I can't be playing ME2 without having finished the first one. Seeing as how I almost never turn my xbox on, it's not likely to hit my collection any time soon.

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Qubex
Sunday, January 09, 2011 @ 11:36:59 PM
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Well, I really couldn't wait for this, but finance dictates now that I go for Killzone 3 as a day one purchase, together with Uncharted 3. ME2 I can wait 6 months for and add it to the game collection a little later on :)

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Jawknee
Sunday, January 09, 2011 @ 11:46:05 PM
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ME2= PASS.

Not going to support a company who can't even get their cut scenes to run at a smooth frame rate. :)

As for the phone, no thanks. Looks nice but my iPhone works great and when ever I want to play games I play my PS3, PSP or DSi anyway.

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Temjin001
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 1:15:48 AM

Well, lets hope Bioware clears that FMV stuff up for the final release. It'd be negatively consequential if they didn't. Better yet, lets pump up the FMV to a higher bit rate while they're at it.
But FMV aside, there's still a whole lot of content there to like ;)

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Jawknee
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 1:19:48 AM

How were the FMV's in the 360 version? The PC version seemed ok.

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Temjin001
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 1:23:44 AM

They were decently good. Not BLu Ray quality FMV, but no chopping and tearing.

BUt seriously! Screen tearing in the FMV? How did Bioware manage to make that happen for the PS3.

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StangMan80
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 12:41:23 AM
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I am keeping a very close eye on the PSPhone. I'm interested in the official announcement and full specs. But the big thing will be the price.

ME2... eh. I'm not sure about this game. I have never liked any game I played on the Xbox, will there really be that much of a difference in gameplay?
Well saying that it is going to be ran by the ME3 engine and have all the DLC, It might make a difference, plus it most run a lot smoother and have better graphics.

now that ME2 and ME3 is coming to the PS3, They have too five us the original ME somehow, right? us PS owners who have not played this series are behind.


How about them Seahawks!!!

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dkmrules
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 12:49:07 AM
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Hmm it all depends on the carrier. If it somehow lands on sprint (which is a LONGSHOT) then I will consider it. If it doesnt, well there are plenty of high spec androids on Sprint for me to choose.

And speaking of ME2, I would love to have it but I simply dont have the time, and have a sizable backlog of AAA games. Hell I bought assassins creed brotherhood on sale on Amazon a few weeks ago and I havent had the time to play it with gt5 in my house!

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Temjin001
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 1:12:34 AM
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I'm sort of compelled by ME2 on PS3, but I can't ignore the fact that the complete play experience is only on 360. The first two games are tied into each other so much it's almost hard for me to picture playing ME2 over again without first playing ME1. It's almost like one big game.
Don't let this scare away prospective buyers, though. I'm sure there's plenty to enjoy for newcomers. And they'll be dialed in for ME3 and any other possible future installments as well. Who knows? Maybe in 10 years there'll be a Mass Effect 7 where only the hardcores would know that the game began exclusively on 360--where did Final Fantasy begin guys? =)

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___________
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 1:20:01 AM
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i was worried about sony, there not a very big phone company so how can they compete with apple?
but going in with those specs?
assuming there correct, is plain suicide!
IF its dirt cheap than maybe 1 or 2 people will get it, but hey this is sony NOTHING they sell is cheap!
there laptops are a good grand more than others with similar or better specs.
if i was to buy a VIO with my toshibas specs i would be looking at over four freaking grand!
my X500 only cost me 2500!
same as there TVs, bravias are a good 500 or so more expensive than samsung or panasonic or even sharp equivalents.
so if they go into the market with those crappy specs and charge roughly the same as what other phone manufactures do there going to sink 1000 times faster than the titanic!

as for ME2 im really looking forward to it!
i only got about half way through ME2 than alan wake and the onslaught of last years games hit so i never got a chance to finish it.
this is the perfect time to finish it, and refresh my memory of ME1 since its been ages since i played it.

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Akuma07
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 1:59:32 AM

Theres one thing you dont understand.

The majority of the world arent bothered with specs anymore. Everyone is casual. They dont care if the phone has a 1 million ghz processor, its just a number to them, as long as it sends txts, plays games, runs Android, and has thousands of Apps, the world simply doesn't care one single bit.

We are part of the minority who actually want a GOOD phone, with GOOD specs.

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___________
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 6:52:12 AM

so people are going to pay say 500 bucks for a phone with inferior specs when they could spend the same and get a phone with much better specs?
its confirmed, my faith for humanity is lost!
since when do you pay for less?
i thought inferior things were suppose to be cheaper, not more expensive!

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Snaaaake
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 7:14:50 AM

Dude, there's Sony Ericsson, what makes you think Sony can't sell a phone?
I repeat, SONY ERICSSON!!!

Why do you even think that Apple the biggest phone manufacturer in the world?
Motorola, Samsung, LG and most definitely Nokia are in the fray too.

iPhone is a overrated and it's the only kind of phone Apple is pushing out.

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Jawknee
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 11:59:16 AM

Snaaaake, you know better than to try and make sense of this lunatics posts.

Also, iPhone is hardly over rated. Best phone I have ever owned. I can't see myself trading up for any of the competition. My only gripe is no Flash Supprt when I need it.

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Clamedeus
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 2:45:54 AM
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I played the demo for ME2, was fun and cool but nothing mind blowing i'm going to pick it up when it releases, it got me interested in it, so let's see what it has to offer when i get it in my hands and play it.

I have this odd feeling like i played a game like this before. Anyone else getting the same feeling as me when they played the demo?

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Kai200X
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 3:09:15 AM
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I'll buy the phone regardless, so the games just the bonus to me.

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gangan19
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 3:55:20 AM

Me too if sprint has it

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BikerSaint
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 5:06:18 AM
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Since they'll both be somewhat different in the way they're carrying over from ME1, I both, need, and also want both versions.

I just hope they don't take this series over to the Wii & 3DS, so I won't need to buy 4 different versions of ME2.

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Devhour
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 5:53:56 AM
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Day one purchase for me too.
Waiting for 21 January. :)

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qwerty__91
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 6:15:41 AM
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Seriously depends on the specs for the psp phone. And I also want to hear how the games are going to work. Apparently there is a psp app that you press when you want to play a game.

Tbh I can see this being the Ngage of this generation.

As for mass effect 2 - definitely a day one purchase!

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Snaaaake
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 7:34:12 AM

Oh man dude, because World once had the same avatar as you I keep thinking that you're him.

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Temjin001
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 9:56:45 AM

Same here, Snaaake. Same here.

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swapnilgyani
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 7:45:02 AM
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Unless Sony Eircsson finds a way to put in some form of physical media for gaming in to the PSP Phone, I cannot make it my primary handheld gaming device.

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qwerty__91
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 7:58:03 AM
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Haha right that's it I'm changing my DP later!

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 8:02:55 AM
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Well stating my bussiness of ME2 i tried to look passed it so i watched videos of the gameplay online, this is not an RPG people, this is just a third person shooter which descion making events. I have lost all interest in the series to be honest.

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Temjin001
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 9:18:03 AM

Mass Effect is Mass Effect. It doesn't fit well in anyone's conventional idea of what a TPS shooter, RPG, or decision making game should be. Or any other static genre. Games like Uncharted, Oblivion, and Heavy Rain deliver a better more focused effort for each of those more specific genres. The sum of ME's experience delivers entertainment unique from any other game I've played, and, as a whole, it's more than well worth my time. Even if it isn't a pure bred game.

BTW, the original ME was hardly a great "RPG." It was clunkier than necessary in more ways than I care to list. And the changes to ME2 made the experience more focused, and imo, a better game.

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Jawknee
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 12:02:18 PM

"this is not an RPG people, this is just a third person shooter which descion making events."

EXACTLY!!! I really wish people would stop hailing this game and Bioware as the new Square or king of RPG's. Not even close.

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WYO1016
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 10:38:48 AM
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ME2 is a fantastic game. Everyone should at least give it a shot. The videos posted online and the demo don't do it justice at all.

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kraygen
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 4:02:56 PM
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What if we want Mass Effect 2, but no until it's as cheap on ps3 as it is on all the other systems.

I know it comes with all the add ons, but why should I buy a bargain bin 360 game at full price just because they put it on ps3 a year later? When it's cheap I'll pick it up.

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booze925
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 6:56:03 PM
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how come theres no option like
"No, I don't give a crap about Mass Effect."

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ZShadowninja
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 9:25:12 PM
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I love ME. I'm glad that the ps3 community can now experience it. Although that demo had some "strange" moments in it. I have the game but I'm really curious about the comic that is in this version.

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