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Mass Effect: Gameplay feels like SC2
« Reply #60 on: December 14, 2007, 03:36:32 am »

Hi Guys,
Have been playing Mass Effect on the Xbox 360 - and something gives me the feeling these guys definitely played SC2.
If I were to ever expect a proper sequal to SC2 to come out, the format Mass Effect has used would be perfect. It doesn't have hyperspace travel or space battles, but it's plot progression and open-ness is not something I have seen in a game for a long time.

You can talk to people and choose conversation tree's like SC2, you can land on bases and explore them on foot, doing sidequests that can reside entirely on one space station or planet, or require you to investigate different solar systems. You can get into gun fights with people. You can jump in your ship and explore the galaxy solar system by solar system, investigating each planet, mining minerals, and can land in a lander and drive around and find energy signatures and other things.

Has anyone played it? I think its great Smiley An excellent view of what a REAL SC3 could be like with modern tech.


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Re: Mass Effect.
« Reply #61 on: December 14, 2007, 05:14:37 am »

This topic got off to a bad start. Still, I'm playing this game now as well and it is actually pretty fun. But even with the planet lander sequences, Mass Effect doesn't really resemble Star Control too much. I'd say the Bioware wanted to keep making Knights of the Old Republic games, but they also wanted to give George Lucas an enormous "fuck you". This is essentially still KoTOR without the Star Wars flavor. I'd call that a move in the right direction; if Lucas can't take his own universe seriously enough to make good prequels and would rather milk the franchise for cash then it's for the best that game developers steer clear of Star Wars.
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Re: Mass Effect.
« Reply #62 on: December 28, 2007, 03:34:37 am »

I think they have played SC2, The first thing I thought when I saw the spaceship launcher station was of Sa-Matra. But many other coincidences that occur in game made me believe so too, especially the conversation trees.
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Re: Mass Effect.
« Reply #63 on: January 03, 2008, 05:22:42 pm »

The only reviews i've really seen on Mass Effect are from PA's 3 part comic and comments on the subject and Ben "Yatzee" Croshaw's hilarious ramblings. Both of these sources have manifest positive feelings for SC2 and neither of these sources mention SC2 in their reviews. Both of them, however, mention KOTOR. So since the professional critics don't see it perhaps the similarities to SC2 are purely cosmetic and not as deep as we'd like to think.
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Re: Mass Effect.
« Reply #64 on: January 03, 2008, 09:45:48 pm »

It's Yahtzee, actually. With an H in there. I sort of know the guy. He's on SA's forums an awful lot. I haven't seen him reference Star Control ever, where did you see that?
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