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#1021 Ryuukishi   Come with me if you want to not die CAGiversary!   9935 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago   Has been playing Final Fantasy Type-0 HD
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Posted 31 December 2011 - 05:03 AM

Mako for the lose. For. the. lose.

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#1022 js1   Badassfully CAGiversary!   4262 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 31 December 2011 - 06:02 AM

I liked the Mako more than planet scanning..

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#1023 ratzombie   aka yunkie CAGiversary!   12862 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 31 December 2011 - 10:12 AM

I also liked the Mako. :hides:

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 03:36 PM

I'll take the Mako over the paper airplan- er Firewalker any day of the week. I never had a problem with it. Terrible terrain on planets and questionable mission design is another story.

 

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#1025 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 04:00 PM

I liked the Mako more than planet scanning..


Same, but both kind of sucked and both games would have been better without that junk. Same with the Firewalker. They should just focus on the story and questing like they do in the Dragon Age games, and not add in all that other crap IMO.

I'm pretty stoked for ME3....but not sure if I'll get it at launch. I have a small backlog (including Skyrim) that's built up as my hacked live account has been locked down for investigation since late October. I won't buy any more games until I clear that out first.

I did put an early access token toward ME3 on Goozex and I'm 22 in line there, so maybe I'll end up getting it through there while I'm working on the backlog.

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 06:24 PM

Has anyone found any good ME3 wallpapers for the PC yet? I've done some searching, and the official ChubbyNinja bioware ones are OK, but haven't found anything really cool yet.

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#1027 AvengedBacklog   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8977 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 08:02 PM

I also liked the Mako over the Firewalker...the only downside to the Mako was how most planets had the same terrain making the Mako not much fun to drive.

#1028 MSUHitman   Checkmate Arcade Co-Host CAGiversary!   12292 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2012 - 02:25 AM

Has anyone found any good ME3 wallpapers for the PC yet? I've done some searching, and the official ChubbyNinja bioware ones are OK, but haven't found anything really cool yet.


I imagine the CE will have some cool ones.

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 01:34 AM

Hehe, http://kotaku.com/58...-idea/gallery/1

I love it but yeah you gotta change the traditional gameplay, tweak it Mass Effect style because it's still Monopoly.

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#1030 chubbyninja1319   There has been an awakening. CAGiversary!   4464 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago   Has been playing Dragon Age: Inquisition
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Posted 03 January 2012 - 04:34 AM

I'd so buy that Monopoly set in a second.

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#1031 AvengedBacklog   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8977 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 12:51 PM

I'd bite on that Monopoly set too if it were sub $20. I love Monopoly too but theres already so many themed versions out...I'd hope Mass Effect would find some way to stand out a little bit more.

#1032 Ryuukishi   Come with me if you want to not die CAGiversary!   9935 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago   Has been playing Final Fantasy Type-0 HD
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Posted 03 January 2012 - 04:51 PM

PSA for Mass Effect 2 players, the Arrival DLC is currently on sale on XBLM for $3.50. Just don't expect it to be good like Kasumi and Lair of the Shadow Broker. :P

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#1033 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 04:56 PM

I liked Arrival a lot. Probably my second favorite DLC after Shadow Broker.

I wasn't a big fan of the gameplay in the Kasumi DLC, and I'd already finished my two playthroughs by the time it came out so I never got much chance to use her as a party member.

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#1034 Ryuukishi   Come with me if you want to not die CAGiversary!   9935 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago   Has been playing Final Fantasy Type-0 HD
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Posted 03 January 2012 - 05:03 PM

Not having any squadmates with you was a huge minus for me with Arrival. ME2 has a much better combat experience than ME1 so Arrival wasn't as dire as Pinnacle Station, but Mass Effect is at its best when it's balancing that combat with character interaction. And even as far as the combat went, having Shepard solo for the majority of the DLC just made it seem very one-dimensional.

I dug how Stolen Memory mixed up the gameplay a little (though the "adventure" portion does get old after repeated playthroughs when you already know how to solve the puzzles). Kasumi herself was a great character, and of course the Locust SMG is invaluable throughout the entire game for classes without assault rifle training.

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#1035 Anexanhume   Charge! CAGiversary!   3037 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 03 January 2012 - 05:31 PM

I liked Arrival a lot. Probably my second favorite DLC after Shadow Broker.

I wasn't a big fan of the gameplay in the Kasumi DLC, and I'd already finished my two playthroughs by the time it came out so I never got much chance to use her as a party member.


The bonus of the Kasumi DLC is the Locust SMG. You can get that as soon as you're done with the first mission for EM as it is a good gun.

#1036 AvengedBacklog   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8977 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 06:14 PM

I thought Arrival packed a pretty decent punch, even though it was one of the weaker DLC's. Good setup for ME3, so well worth it at that price.

For me, I'd rank the story DLC as follows:

Shadow Broker, Kasumi (for the SMG and Kasumi is a BAMF character), Overlord, Arrival, Firewalker.

Not counting Zaeed or any of the DLC that came as part of the game's release (ie the Normandy dog tags, which I personally thought were one of the game's most underrated missions)

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 06:17 PM

I never even finished Firewalker on any of my characters... :-#

Hope that doesn't bone my galactic readiness. :lol:

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 04:00 AM

I still haven't played Overlord, the CAG in me is still waiting for it to go on sale again since it hasn't since I got ME2. I loved LotSB though, that's probably my favorite DLC of any game ever. And Firewalker just flat out sucked.

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#1039 AvengedBacklog   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8977 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 05:04 AM

I still haven't played Overlord, the CAG in me is still waiting for it to go on sale again since it hasn't since I got ME2. I loved LotSB though, that's probably my favorite DLC of any game ever. And Firewalker just flat out sucked.


Actually, Overlord (along with Kasumi and LOTSB) went on sale last year around Christmas time. I remember being pissed because the week before I bought a points card to get Kasumi and LOTSB and paid full price for those downloads then found out 2 days later they were going on sale. Thankfully, I had enough points leftover to snag Overlord when it went on sale.

#1040 Ryuukishi   Come with me if you want to not die CAGiversary!   9935 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago   Has been playing Final Fantasy Type-0 HD
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Posted 04 January 2012 - 03:02 PM

Gamestop preorder bonuses:


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Posted 04 January 2012 - 03:08 PM

That video is why I never modified my character, the default Shepard is a fucking badass.

#1042 Ryuukishi   Come with me if you want to not die CAGiversary!   9935 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago   Has been playing Final Fantasy Type-0 HD
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Posted 04 January 2012 - 03:23 PM

On the BioWare site it actually says that only the Defender armor and the Valkyrie rifle are exclusive to Gamestop; all preorders will include the M55 Argus rifle (second one in the video).

Personally, I used to be real keen on getting all of the exclusive preorder bonuses for games (paid through the nose on eBay for some of that ME2 stuff :lol:), but Dragon Age II was so choked with dozens of exclusive bonuses from so many different places, I kind of made my peace with not catching 'em all. :)

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#1043 Streetskillz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   80 Posts   Joined 3.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 03:30 PM

The thing that really kills me about this is once again fuckin EA is gonna make us enter a code for some online pass (ME2's Cerberus Network). And that code is usually only good for one console use... Unless we can save it to the cloud, anybody know if that's possible?

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 04:12 PM

And so the pre-release insanity begins. I have it preordered at gamestop, so I'm covered there. I just hope the other retailers don't have awesome exclusives cuz that'll get expensive. I sell retailer exclusive dlc.....rarely buy it.

I'm surprised they haven't announced a Facebook game or an ios / android app tie-in. Maybe a galaxy at war app is still coming.

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#1045 AvengedBacklog   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8977 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 05:14 PM

I already have the CE preordered at Gamestop. Do I need to do anything in order to make sure I get these bonuses or are they only for the standard edition?

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 05:50 PM

If nothing else pops up for Amazon, I may actually switch my pre-order. However, I've heard so many horror stories about gamestop not having sufficient quantities, I"m inclined to stay with Amazon.

#1047 Ryuukishi   Come with me if you want to not die CAGiversary!   9935 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago   Has been playing Final Fantasy Type-0 HD
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Posted 04 January 2012 - 05:55 PM

I preordered at Best Buy when they briefly had the CE for $69.99, so hopefully they get something too. From the FAQ on BioWare's site it sounded like there is more to announce but the Gamestop bonuses leaked so they had to confirm them early.

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#1048 AvengedBacklog   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8977 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 06:15 PM

hopefully Best Buy won't blow Gamestop's offer out of the water...I'd hate to have pay a fortune for the code on eBay after release since there's no Best Buy around me.

#1049 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   42349 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2012 - 06:27 PM

Guess I need to pre-order a non-CE at Gamestop to make sure I can get their pre-order bonus as well as the Amazon pre-order bonus. I have a CE pre-ordered at Amazon currently.

I doubt Best Buy's pre-order bonus will be better than either Amazon or GS.

#1050 Ryuukishi   Come with me if you want to not die CAGiversary!   9935 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago   Has been playing Final Fantasy Type-0 HD
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Posted 04 January 2012 - 06:37 PM

They should have custom BioWare-themed skin packs for Tali's face. Like, preorder from Amazon and you get Merrill, preorder from Best Buy and you get Mission Vao, preorder from Gamestop and you get Amy Rose.

Just sayin'

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