X360 Tuesday, April 10, 2007 | 9:08 AM

Mass Effect: Transmission

Mass Effect: Transmission

After a teasing campaign on Youtube, Bioware finally released the complete version of the "Transmission" video for Mass Effect. The video quality is quite poor in kills all the details on the characters. Are at least I hope this is why they look so average.


Transmission

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Commented on 2007-04-10 09:28:02
...this was exactly my thought.

i really hope, the quality of the vid is just poor. i hope they didn't remove the high detailled textures on the characters faces we saw in screenshots* last week.

best regards,
ScarJack


* e.g. the first screenshot here: http://xboxyde.com/news_4184_en.html
Commented on 2007-04-10 09:44:30
The quality seems the same to me, in the video. In the screenshots they do not look to good and I think the reason for that is the video was a small resolution. Therefore, the screenshot were blown up at least %10000 from the original size.
Commented on 2007-04-10 09:52:47 In reply to rezehnder
Posted by rezehnder
...this was exactly my thought.

i really hope, the quality of the vid is just poor. i hope they didn't remove the high detailled textures on the characters faces we saw in screenshots last week.

best regards,
ScarJack
Video is from an old build (the Transmission video has been on Youtube since 26th of March) .

Screenshots from last week (the ones which blew everyone away after days of downgrade total talk) were taken from a very up-to-date build.

http://masseffect.bioware.com/forums/viewtopic.htm... <Read the OP and then the final post of page 1.
Commented on 2007-04-10 09:54:16
Although this is old built and is nothing like the new ones BioWare released, which means the good ones, I take this as how the game could be and is.

I for one, can't wait for this game to come out, and hopefully BioWare gives us a release date anytime soon and confirms a Collector's Edition...at least confirms a CE if not release date.
Commented on 2007-04-10 10:02:34 In reply to Kaioken20
Posted by Kaioken20
... http://masseffect.bioware.com/forums/viewtopic.htm... <Read the OP and then the final post of page 1.
ok, so the screenshots from last week were all in-game (not only in-engine!).
this means, the game will look famazing :-D - no doubt.

does anyone know if bioware will give us a demo before the game-release? (there has been this "demo-walkthrough" for some month now)

best regards,
ScarJack
Commented on 2007-04-10 10:08:33 In reply to rezehnder
Posted by rezehnder
ok, so the screenshots from last week were all in-game (not only in-engine!).
this means, the game will look famazing :-D - no doubt.
We can only take their word for it. BioWare don't come across like people who would BS you, but they'll catch a crap load of flak if they have been telling porkies!
Posted by rezehnder
does anyone know if bioware will give us a demo before the game-release? (there has been this "demo-walkthrough" for some month now)

best regards,
ScarJack
That makes too much sense, so...it probably won't happen :P

A demo would be great.
Commented on 2007-04-10 11:18:34
A demo won't be released, been confirmed.
Commented on 2007-04-10 13:19:11
How about an alternate version with Keith David getting confused and reading his Saint's Row lines? (WARNING contains cusssssssssssssing)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb6ALxDCYaY
Commented on 2007-04-10 14:14:20
This game is due out in June isn't it? That is likely near final in-game footage. And it is the best looking RPG footage i've seen. You all need to stop whining so much.
Commented on 2007-04-10 14:26:40
hmm, those images have the same new Sheppard face they said they changed to, so why those images have same quality as the crappy ones that came out before? I hope the game looks like the images last week....if not...it still looks ok :)
Commented on 2007-04-10 14:37:59
Looks awesome, people complaining are looking for the wrong reasons.
I'm excited for the prospect for a new game with a decent storyline and voice actors.
Commented on 2007-04-10 15:17:44
? I saw this video a week ago on Gametrailers.com in HD quality. The version there looks better than this one.
Commented on 2007-04-10 16:01:59
You graphic whores need to sort yourself out, in regards to the pure technical levels sure this vid isn't amazing, but the direction is perhaps the best I've ever seen in a game...
Commented on 2007-04-10 16:27:00
any CONFIRMED release date on this game yet? i dont know if it will be on may 15 like the rumors have been saying because of the announcement of the halo 3 beta being on may 16...any thoughts?
Commented on 2007-04-10 22:17:42
May 25th so far for the UK
Commented on 2007-04-10 22:35:51
It needs more clarity in texures and hdr light and it will be awesome.
Commented on 2007-04-10 23:00:57
Maybe for once instead of criticising the video for looking "bad" when it doesn't, talk about the contents of the video itself, its interesting and theres got to be a reason why they showed us that video. The faces actually look like they are watching the video and taking it in which was very good aswell.
Commented on 2007-04-10 23:06:03 In reply to lukasblue
Posted by lukasblue
It needs more clarity in texures and hdr light and it will be awesome.
it's a You Tube vid blow up from another poor quality vid. There's actually another vid out there with intense fighting involving the female dressed in white armor. It's quality is just as poor.
Commented on 2007-04-10 23:31:24 In reply to prodygee
Posted by prodygee
? I saw this video a week ago on Gametrailers.com in HD quality. The version there looks better than this one.
Agreed. Go over to gametrailers and watch this vid in HD quality. It'll blow you away.
Commented on 2007-04-10 23:32:07
Why release such low quality videos in the first place?

I mean, it just makes people assume that is how the game might look and is downgraded or something.. Why not just release great looking videos when the game is ready.

I don't get it
Commented on 2007-04-11 00:31:40
Looks good to me
Commented on 2007-04-11 17:22:04
It was released as a big mail campaign. As such they had to have the video done a while ago to get out. My guess is that if Bioware gets done what they want, you'll have really detail cahracters in conversations and then they'll turn down the details in action
Commented on 2007-04-14 17:00:18
looks almost like it's youtube quality...

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