While Mass Effect 2 was a huge title last year, not all PlayStation 3 owners are overjoyed at the prospect of the award-winning RPG hitting Sony's machine this week.

Perhaps it stands to reason that the results are mixed. The majority of those who responded to the latest poll are at least intrigued by BioWare's evidently excellent title, but half of the positive responders are still in a "wait and see" situation. I suppose it depends on how you interpret the results but no matter how you interpret them, there doesn't appear to be a definitive answer. Well, if someone really wanted to play ME2, they could've done so by now, provided they had the financial means and the proper motivation. Plus, we have to admit there's always a trace a bitterness hanging around…you know, the bitterness that such a great franchise was exclusive to another console for quite some time. That's expected and accepted. For our part, we're in a "wait-and-see" situation, too. Just wait for our review this week and then see what you think…

This week, after seeing that "FinalFantasyXIII-2TheGame" domain, we want to know: how many of you want it, if it turns out to exist? And is there a caveat to your desires? In other words, do you want it but only if Square-Enix changes a lot of things…? We're always sort of inclined to give this RPG company the benefit of the doubt but those times seem to be fading fast.

Related Game(s): Mass Effect 2

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Akuma_
Akuma_
9 years ago

You know what was stupid about the ME2 poll.

There was only 1 answer that said "yes i want it"

the other 3 answers all said no…..

SmokeyPSD
SmokeyPSD
9 years ago

I agree, it was a slanted Poll

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

LOL!

You guys are psycho. lol ( a little joking there of course!)

There was one absolutely yes answer, true. But it was not "slanted". What other type of "yes" answer did you want?

"Yes, because all the cool kids are getting it." ????

Come on, seriously?

There's a yes I'm getting it and a maybe.

2 very important possibilities. The third possibility is 'no'. So why have two "no"'s?

Well, to me it was obvious. One no because you simply aren't interested. The other no because although you would play it, you can't justify owning two copies of the same game.

I felt there's no reason to have a second yes or a second maybe. It would NOT make sense.

You need two no's to give context to the reasoning. Afterall, the fact that it appeared on another system is important. If I owned it on XBOX already, I definitely wouldn't get it for PS3 as well. That's just strange. If you are the type of person who would, then obviously your a big enough fan of the game to be "Absolutely yes!!" anyways.

So, yeah… true there was only one yes answer, but it was hardly a "slanted" poll. That's just silliness and a bit of fanishness. Especially when the "yes" was a resounding "YES Absolutely must have!!!!"

Here is the ONLY way it could have been "Slanted" with the 1 yes and 2 no options. It would have HAD to look like this:

"Yeah, I'll probably get it"
"Maybe, we'll have to see if the port is worthy of PS3 standards"
"No, FPS RPG's aren't my thing", and
"No, I tried it once, I won't try it again"…

Then yeah… THAT would have been slanted. There was absolutely NO tone in the poll that suggested people shouldn't get it. If it had only had 3 options, you would have no argument.

It needed the fourth option.

If anything, it was slanted in FAVOR of the game. Instead of having 38% in a single "no" category, it had the biggest 'no' at a lowly 25%, while 'maybe' sat at 30% and 'yes' sat at 31%.

You're guys' statements simply have no validity.

P.S. I can't remember how I voted, but it would have been "Maybe" or "Yes". I'm definitely not at "no".


Last edited by Underdog15 on 1/17/2011 8:54:36 AM

Shams
Shams
9 years ago

It was something like:

a. Yes, day 1.
b. I'll wait, maybe later.
c. I'm sure it's great but it's not for me.
d. I played it last year on the pc or 360, so no.

Me? I played it twice already, just not the DLC, so I'll get it for sure later on the cheap. I know Ben said he'll be reviewing it later, so that's good.

Akuma_
Akuma_
9 years ago

Underdog15….. TL:DR

Akuma_
Akuma_
9 years ago

1. Yes I want it at launch
2. Yes I want it, but i will wait a little bit
3. I want to see how it goes first
4. Not interested.

jjlive168
jjlive168
9 years ago

I think where square Enix is failing is that they are trying to cater to two crowds and that doesn't work its like trying to be a boss and a friend it ends up failing it just doesn't work. What square Enix should have done is gave people the OPTION from the "twitch" game style and the classic turn based style a simple click of a but to to give people the choice of how they want to play and enjoy the game…does any one agree?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

yeah but even that wouldn't have saved it. It still needed real exploration, towns, NPCs, etc.

SnipeySnake
SnipeySnake
9 years ago

I would have definitely liked that option but what World said was true.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Certainly wouldn't have hurt any. It would have been one key part of the FF franchise in there at least. Still needed more to be completely forgiven though.

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

hehe, I had a hard time on this weeks poll. I voted B: "Yes, but they better …"
But my feelings are more, "Yes, I hope it's going to be great"

I was pretty impressed by the overall positive response to the ME2 survey.
If I remember right, it looked like a close majority of voters were favorable to either getting it right away, or eventually getting it down the road.

If you look at VGchartz, I think ME2 is around 2.5million for x360. So assuming that the actual 360 user-base is closer to 40million, that's only a measly 6.25% of those 360 gamers who actually bought it new. Maybe the series will reach a bigger audience on PS3?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I'll be getting ME2 somewhere down the line. Bioware is pretty darn good and I'm starting to get used to RPG lite. The true issue here is with ME2 showing up on the PS3, and with a better engine, will it score better than 360?

I think it scored to well BECAUSE it was exclusive. Obviously the game is full of bugs and gleeks and hiccups if you base anything on the demo. So, will the corrupt give it a better score to hide their previous BS? Check IGN later for confirmation.

Truth be told, I'd get FFXIII no matter what, cuz I liked the characters and it was still good. But I voted for the caveat because with those I would consider a first day purchase, without, I'll wait the three months for it to plummet to $20 like FFXIII did.

AshT
AshT
9 years ago

totally agree with World on ME2, demo was quite buggy, i had to restart the demo couple of times, i hope the game is better than the demo.

kraygen
kraygen
9 years ago

Yeah, I didn't even finish the demo because after I had to restarted it again and was trying to complete it a third time, it froze again and I couldn't stand watching the 5 minute intro again. Who makes demo's with video's you can't skip.

PorkChopGamer
PorkChopGamer
9 years ago

No conspiracy. No puppetmaster. No cigar smoke-filled back room with magazine editors agreeing to push a secret agenda for a game that wasn't even an exclusive in the first place. The game scored high and has received accolades because it's a fantastic game. It's that simple.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Hey World,
What in hell is a gleek?

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

A "gleek" on the school bus when growing up was an action a kid preformed with their mouth by causing a saliva duct under their tongue to be compressed. Effectively projecting a silent stream of warm saliva in a desired direction. Oh yes, a number of unsuspecting kids on my school bus had the unpleasant experience of learning first hand what a gleek was =p

Fane1024
Fane1024
9 years ago

I quit the ME2 demo after I got trapped outside the space station.

So, yes, hopefully the game is less buggy than the demo.

That said, ME2 would be a D1P if I didn't have a huge backlog.

I'll probably end up paying around $40 for it.


Last edited by Fane1024 on 1/17/2011 2:22:00 AM

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

@Porkchopgamer

I've heard nothing but praise for the most part, myself. I also don't think there's some strange comspiracy. So, I'll probably be getting it myself eventually. (Like most people here, my purchasing schedule on games I want won't match when I WANT to get them. Too many games this year!!) lol

However, the demo is quite glitchy. I'm sure they'll touch it up, but it's pretty irresponsible, imo, to release something that buggy as a means to convince people to buy the game.

@Wreckless
Usually the highest scoring reviews show up first. Not always of course, but often. I find it usually has to do with a little more favor being shown due to the excitement of getting the game prior to release.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

Temjin, all: I would just like to say I know the person who invented the damn gleek. I remember it vividly…he said he woke up one morning, yawned, the gleek inadvertently happened, and then he kept trying to do it voluntarily.

This was a good 20 years ago, I believe. I reserve the right to say I was friends with the inventor. I swear. 🙂

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Fair enough, but I believe in some conspiracies, how else does something so buggy and twitchy do so well?

Anyway, yes I think the game actually gleeked at me. But I still like sci-fi and while I think bugs should affect a score, they don't affect me much until they start to affect the experience too much so I'ma get it when I can.

PorkChopGamer
PorkChopGamer
9 years ago

You're, of course, basing this off of a demo while reviews are based on the final product? If that theory suits you, carry on.

sunspider13
sunspider13
9 years ago

Gleeking is awesome. Used to gross out the girls in sixth grade by doing that. LOL good times.

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

Ben, lol

jjlive168
jjlive168
9 years ago

Well that's just a different story in itself…hopefully if there is apart 2 they add all those things…I couldn't even complete XIII, I was 26 hours in and I just stopped mainly the combat just wasn't as enticing I have to say I miss watching my characters do looped movements standing in one place lol…I'm going to go finish xenogears again sigh SQUARE SOFT you are missed

NoOneSpecial
NoOneSpecial
9 years ago

There are just too many damn good games coming out this year, and ME2 is on my list (not D1P, but to be bought at some point). I just don't know how I will be able to buy all these amazing games.

As for Final Fantasy, I'm torn. It will definitely not be a day one purchase and this point, I'm not sure about it at all. We will just have to see.

This is guaranteed to be one of the best years in gaming history, and I can't wait for the first big title to come out (LBP2)!

Here's to a great year ahead!


Last edited by NoOneSpecial on 1/16/2011 10:28:36 PM

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Meh, there's nothing bitter about Mass Effect 2 being exclusive to the Xbox for so long. Consoles need exclusives. When you think about it, it's kind of sad. The 360 really doesn't have much anymore in terms of quality exclusives. Gears and Halo but I think those are even subpar compared to Uncharted and Killzone. I think what causes more bitterness is when you see exclusive games go to the Xbox as they always get dumbed down. It's no coincidence that a majority of once Sony exclusive 3rd party games end up with lower review scores once they go multiplat.

As far as the new poll. I chose C. I'll listen to what Square has to say but I'm not buying anything on day one from them unless it's console exclusive. They just seem to do much better work when focusing on Sony devices. Contrast their PSP works with their console works. There's no comparison. Their PSP games far exceed anything they have done on a console this gen.

NoOneSpecial
NoOneSpecial
9 years ago

I'm with you all the way on that. It's a damn shame to see what has happened SE this generation. I just hope they can bring themselves back before it is too late.

As for exclusives on consoles, you're right. Exclusives are the games that decide which console one would purchase. I myself was looking at a XBox a while back because of the communtiy aspects but after I saw Uncharted and Gran Turismo and realized they were exclusives, my descision had been made.

However, as I have said before, a true multiplatoform game is one that tailors itself to each specific console. It must be built from the ground up for each one to truly get the best experiences. I believe that if more multiplats were crafted like so, then we would hold them to a much higher standard.

But then again, that's just my humble opinion, and when your name is No one special, what does that mean? 😉


Last edited by NoOneSpecial on 1/16/2011 10:36:33 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I agree no one special, sadly I think it costs too damn much these days to make each game from the ground up. Back in the day, the SNES Mortal Kombats were far superior to the Genesis, and that was because it was the more dynamic piece of hardware.

Now they aim for "Little to no difference" in multiplats, but truth be told the PS3 always gets screwed in some way. Imagine if they had made Mortal Kombat II on Genesis and then ported it to SNES. Or as a more recent example, just about every Dreamcast game ported to PS2 was still better on Dreamcast.

The only ray of hope is that many devs use PS3 as the lead, but that doesn't stop the gimping due to it having to be on DVD format. Cheers to Castlevania for just putting the 360 version on two DVDs.

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlulSyBI2aY

Say what you want about SNES, World, but as you can clearly see from the video, "blast processing" makes gaming like F1 racing. And if you don't got it, well, like the vid shows….

… and yes, that commercial was real. I remember seeing that very one on TV when I was younger.

NoOneSpecial
NoOneSpecial
9 years ago

Yeah, that seems to be the setback for everything. Cost. That is the one reason why exclusives are (usually) better than multiplatforms. Since they are focused on just on console, they can devote their resources to fit it perfectly to that one console. The other devs just don't have enough money or are too greedy to invest so much into one game, even when that investment may make all the difference between how good the game is (and eventually, how much profit it generates). Some companies theses days think way too shot term when it comes to this, and that's is why exclusives are better.


Last edited by NoOneSpecial on 1/17/2011 7:30:28 AM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

lol, I remember that commercial, but it doesn't really prove anything. Is there even such a thing as blast processing?

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

Blast Processing was only as real in your head as Sega would allow you to believe from their commercial… (i think that made sense)

These days, if a company pulled something like that it'd be considered an insult to our intelligence.
=)


Last edited by Temjin001 on 1/17/2011 7:49:00 PM

Pandacastro
Pandacastro
9 years ago

They should have made the demo better like have some of the comic and made are choices and then play Me2 and see how the choices affected it.

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

They could fill a whole BD with the amount of "should haves" the demo presented =p

MadKatBebop
MadKatBebop
9 years ago

I already own ME2 for the 360. I thought it was fun, not the best RPG I have played but pretty good. I kinda feel bad for the 360 though that they lost ME2 as an exclusive. The ME series was like their version of the Uncharted series.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

really? I just figured their version of Uncharted was Gears of War. Not that they are similar in any aspect of story but a pseudo-archeological adventure TPS is more of a Playstation fan thing where a shaved-Gorillas with guns TPS is more of a 360 fan thing.


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 1/16/2011 11:06:24 PM

Oxvial
Oxvial
9 years ago

Nah on Sony there isn't a counterpart for ME, but now they also have the franchise.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
9 years ago

No way in hell I'm giving Squeeenix a second chance.

The ONLY thing that would make me attempt to buy FFXIII-2 is a better cast of characters. But that won't probably happen.

Oh, I can't wait for them to say "Americans just don't understand the game."

The irony.

Looking Glass
Looking Glass
9 years ago

What about Versus?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Did you get XIII scarecrow?

___________
___________
9 years ago

i was going to get it on thursday, but now they pushed it back to the same day as DS2.
sorry guys, but DS2 gets priority!
not to mention the LE comes with extraction which i have been dying to play, finished the first 2 missions when i had my wii and put of finishing it till this released.
shame, guess no new games for me this week.
🙁

kraygen
kraygen
9 years ago

If they make it, I'll play it at some point, but not until it's dirt cheap, I've just lost all faith in most game companies anymore and only a very select few games are worth $60.

DazeOfWar
DazeOfWar
9 years ago

I plan on picking ME2 up sometime but not sure when. I'm not sure if I really want to spend $60 on a game I already had a year ago. I'll probably wait for a price drop.

On the new poll I would be open for a XIII-2 but I never even finished XIII and they would need to do some serious changes to the game. I did not like the 20 hrs of boring just to get to the fun.


Last edited by DazeOfWar on 1/17/2011 12:16:17 AM

Gabriel013
Gabriel013
9 years ago

I voted to wait and see but then I already own the xbox version.

If I didn't then I wouldn't hesitate to buy the PS3 release.

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

Here's something promising I didn't know. THe Lens of Truth website revealed that the ME2 demo is a 2 month old build and the final release version will be of noticeable higher quality.

WOO HOO =)


Last edited by Temjin001 on 1/17/2011 1:58:32 AM

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
9 years ago

As far as i'm concerned it's a third person shooter not an RPG, ME2 seems to have taken a lot of the RPG elemens out of the 1st game. I played the demo even and it just did not interest me.

As for Final Fantasy XIII-2, as i have stated may times before, i loved FFXIII, i thought it was a thirlling experience which never outstayed its wellcome. As for a sequel, i would prefer just an all new FF game, as i think the charm of the series is starting a new game, in a new world, feeling completely fresh, though if they do make a sequel, i hope at least the combat is the same style, i loved the classic turn base style, but if they changed it to that it would just seem to inconsistant.

aaronobst
aaronobst
9 years ago

Do yourselves a favour and pick it up…

I offer a 100% money back guarantee!!

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

I'll probably get ME2 eventually. Not D1P, though. My next purchase will be LBP2, then we will have to see how the money flow is going. I have a wife, you know, so naturally, as much as I like to believe I wear the pants, I'm not really the boss. :p Sex is a powerful motivator… and if video games hold back that aspect of my life, then video games suddenly fall back down the priority list. lol!

As for FFXIII-2, if it releases, I've been doing some thinking.

I wholeheartedly believe now that the FF franchise will never return to it's former glory. True, I was disappointed by FFXIII, but I still really liked it. And certainly enough to platinum it.

So I think I'm going to look at FF's, not as must have's anymore, but as something I will evaluate for what they are. Certainly if I had done that with FFXIII I likely would have liked it a little better. So that's my approach now.

I would probably enjoy an FFXIII sequel and would be happy to see one. However, I doubt it'll be a D1P with all the other exlcusives PS3 has nowadays. True, it's sad FF is no longer my favorite franchise, but I'm sure I'll continue to enjoy the games for the most part.

Is this what it's like to lose your faith? Well… with the right perspective, it ain't so bad.

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

quite candid there, underdog =)