VIDEO | X360 Friday, June 5, 2009 | 6:24 AM

E3: Mass Effect 2 in action

E3: Mass Effect 2 in action

Although we're far from done with the E3 videos, here's our special end of the show treat. Shot 10 minutes before the final curtain fall, a four minutes long sequence of Mass Effect 2, just for your eyes. You'll see Shepard and his team leading a violent assault on a space station in a barrage of laser and biotic magic.

E3: Gameplay combat
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Commented on 2009-06-05 07:12:48
Great Video. no HD but thanks for uploading this video :)
Commented on 2009-06-05 10:29:44
Wow the combat looks TONS better!
Commented on 2009-06-05 11:32:56
Hmm...it looks much more improved than i expected. I just hope the PC version won't be too far away.
Commented on 2009-06-05 11:40:49
LOL, what have you guys been smoking? It looks exactly the same as in the first game. Which is not a bad thing at all, because the first game lacked only in side missions. This mission plays exactly like any of the later story missions in Mass Effect, only difference is that it's much darker and the lighting effects are more interesting. But the actual combat gameplay is 1:1 from the first game.
Commented on 2009-06-05 11:46:30
I reckon that the pc version will be released 6 months later like the original.
Commented on 2009-06-05 11:58:09 In reply to Krilekk
Err, since when could you:

1) Leap over cover?

2) Assign positions to your squad members in real-time? (in the 360 version)

3) Administer destructive headshots and dismantle enemies bit-by-bit?

This is MUCH better than the previous game and will add a lot more tactical oomph to the gameplay. Oh, and I don't smoke (smoking is for retards who have no concept of cancer, strokes and the fact it makes them stink).

:o)
Commented on 2009-06-05 12:13:32
Everything seems improved including the frame rate that seems solid now.
Commented on 2009-06-05 12:35:42
Cool! This is looks SO much better!
Commented on 2009-06-05 13:14:10
holy crap that was so cool.
Commented on 2009-06-05 13:30:05
I reckon it'll be the best game this generation once it's released. Just fantastic.
Commented on 2009-06-05 13:42:06
So today's the final day of E3 right?
Commented on 2009-06-05 13:55:46 In reply to Trebby
No, yesterday was the final day.
Commented on 2009-06-05 14:36:04
@blmbox It won't - Mass Effect 3 will take that title... :)
Commented on 2009-06-05 14:46:18
i wonder why som any seems to play male character, as that one... can it get more boring visually?

however, the game looks good, but i hope there will be som nice outdoor environments of the same kind as the first planet in the original, for instance (think it was called "prime" something). you know, with trees, kickass lighting, and stuff. would be boring if it only will be generic dark space-ships and that kind of stuff, but thats my opinion
Commented on 2009-06-05 14:46:20
Wow, it really seems like the framerate is improved! It was my main problem with the first game, all the stuttering and technical problems.
Commented on 2009-06-05 15:11:11
beautiful!
Commented on 2009-06-05 15:13:07
btw, for those who're interested IGN have uploaded several new DIRECT FEED videos... gameplay, yeah. follow the link =)

http://xbox360.ign.com/dor/objects/14235013/mass-e...
Commented on 2009-06-05 15:34:50 In reply to spif2001
Posted by spif2001
@blmbox It won't - Mass Effect 3 will take that title... :)
Aah, touché!

And Nepton, you're thinking of Eden Prime; the first planet you visit. But yeah, I agree that the planets need to have a lot more variety about them. I personally found it quite difficult to motivate myself to go on side missions, because everywhere you visited lacked personality.

It sounds like they're going to improve that though, amongst many other things.
Commented on 2009-06-05 16:12:01
Day 1 purchase. Even though I will buy the PC version, glad they fixed the frame rate on the Xbox 360 ver. Lock your frame rate developers!!!
Commented on 2009-06-05 18:32:30
Anyone else noticed that the assault rifle has a secondary fire option?
Commented on 2009-06-05 18:53:26
Wow it really does look like they fixed the little things that were missing before.

i loved the story, loved the game itself, but it just needed... more and they seem to be bringing it the "weapons that kill a 1000 times over" sound wicked hehe and was what i was missing i wanted to eventually be able to get something litterally f*cking awesome...

i also hope they do more with the secondary planets and the planets in general the small 2-3 buildings etc wasn't enough and also i hope they give us more control over our ship.
Commented on 2009-06-05 18:55:05 In reply to nepton
Posted by nepton
btw, for those who're interested IGN have uploaded several new DIRECT FEED videos... gameplay, yeah. follow the link =)

http://xbox360.ign.com/dor/objects/14235013/mass-e...
This game is SOOO a must buy for me now.
Commented on 2009-06-05 18:58:58
Only thing missing is the sweet lense flares when you fire your weapon from the first one. Hopefully they will add them as they gave it a cool Sci-Fi feeling....
Commented on 2009-06-05 19:17:12 In reply to Frozpot
Posted by Frozpot
Only thing missing is the sweet lense flares when you fire your weapon from the first one. Hopefully they will add them as they gave it a cool Sci-Fi feeling....
what weapon?!

I had pistols/shotguns/bioptics and the only lens-flare I saw was from the giant mecha geths. We need need more giants vs. us on foot.
Battling them in the mako isn't as Epic as it shoul've been.
Commented on 2009-06-05 21:14:24 In reply to xxxuserxxx
Posted by xxxuserxxx
what weapon?!

I had pistols/shotguns/bioptics and the only lens-flare I saw was from the giant mecha geths. We need need more giants vs. us on foot.
Battling them in the mako isn't as Epic as it shoul've been.
What?? Dude, get out of the Mako and battle those suckers. The XP you earn from taking them down is fantastic.

The key is once you spot them, drive the Mako in out of way position, get out and attack them from a position of cover. Don't be impatient, just take your time and bring them down.

Oh and one more thing.........Bring Tali with you, she wreaks havoc on the Geth big and small.
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