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  Reply # 588080 28-Feb-2012 22:55 Send private message

I really liked ME1, but got lost in ME2, wondering if I need to finish ME2 to play ME3?

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  Reply # 588102 29-Feb-2012 00:29 Send private message

networkn: I really liked ME1, but got lost in ME2, wondering if I need to finish ME2 to play ME3?


You should definitely finish ME2, the whole point of this style of RPG is the story. 

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  Reply # 588134 29-Feb-2012 07:42 Send private message

Though in saying that there will be a section at the beginning of ME3 where you can quickly make the major plot decisions of the previous two games if you haven't finished them. You won't get the smaller plot points carrying over into 3 but at least the big stuff will be sort of customisable.

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  Reply # 588136 29-Feb-2012 07:45 Send private message

Got my ME2 saved game all ready to go ... German Shepard will live on in ME3




Yes I am a employee of WxC (My Profile) ... but I do have my own opinions as well Wink

             

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  Reply # 588147 29-Feb-2012 08:32 Send private message

gehenna: Though in saying that there will be a section at the beginning of ME3 where you can quickly make the major plot decisions of the previous two games if you haven't finished them. You won't get the smaller plot points carrying over into 3 but at least the big stuff will be sort of customisable.


Wow really? Was that in the demo or something?

I'm still torn on a couple decisions I made, I didn't save the Council in ME1 and I didn't save Kaiden Alenko who, I understand, would still be in ME3 were he still alive unlike Ashley Williams who left of her own accord after ME1. Was happier with my choices in ME2 however...

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  Reply # 588163 29-Feb-2012 09:13 Send private message

JimmyC:
gehenna: Though in saying that there will be a section at the beginning of ME3 where you can quickly make the major plot decisions of the previous two games if you haven't finished them. You won't get the smaller plot points carrying over into 3 but at least the big stuff will be sort of customisable.


Wow really? Was that in the demo or something?

I'm still torn on a couple decisions I made, I didn't save the Council in ME1 and I didn't save Kaiden Alenko who, I understand, would still be in ME3 were he still alive unlike Ashley Williams who left of her own accord after ME1. Was happier with my choices in ME2 however...


in the demo you can pick the option where Ashley Williams dies and Kaiden Alenko lives , or the other way so i presume you can do it in the actual game

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  Reply # 590878 5-Mar-2012 20:45 Send private message

Well I pre-ordered my Collectors Edition.... it better be worth it!!

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  Reply # 590897 5-Mar-2012 21:32 Send private message

vexxxboy:
JimmyC:
gehenna: Though in saying that there will be a section at the beginning of ME3 where you can quickly make the major plot decisions of the previous two games if you haven't finished them. You won't get the smaller plot points carrying over into 3 but at least the big stuff will be sort of customisable.


Wow really? Was that in the demo or something?

I'm still torn on a couple decisions I made, I didn't save the Council in ME1 and I didn't save Kaiden Alenko who, I understand, would still be in ME3 were he still alive unlike Ashley Williams who left of her own accord after ME1. Was happier with my choices in ME2 however...


in the demo you can pick the option where Ashley Williams dies and Kaiden Alenko lives , or the other way so i presume you can do it in the actual game


Ash might be back in 3.  Kaiden was pretty much a walk-on walk-off in 2.  He didn't really do anything so if he's in 3 it'll be as much as Ash could be. 

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  Reply # 591275 6-Mar-2012 14:26 Send private message

gehenna:

Ash might be back in 3.  Kaiden was pretty much a walk-on walk-off in 2.  He didn't really do anything so if he's in 3 it'll be as much as Ash could be. 


Hmm, quite right. The plot thickens! Just 3 more sleeps to go :-)

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  Reply # 591314 6-Mar-2012 15:47 Send private message

gehenna:

Ash might be back in 3.  Kaiden was pretty much a walk-on walk-off in 2.  He didn't really do anything so if he's in 3 it'll be as much as Ash could be. 


Probably best to keep spoilers of the story of ME1 and ME2 out of this thread directly as there might still be people playing them before ME3 comes out.

Anyway if you want to know more about what decisions carry over these pages covers it

http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Save_File_Transfer 

http://www.masseffectsaves.com/desc.php

Also the two mass effect saves websites have lots of save files you can "borrow" for importing if you can't be bothered replaying me1 or me2 and what to change what happened.



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  Reply # 592653 9-Mar-2012 09:12 Send private message

Thanks for the link Ragnor, I've used that site before and had forgotten all about it!

Sooooo is anyone at home able to check if we can play yet? is the release time/date restricted to US timezone? would be good to be able to have a crack after work so either way should be ok for me.

Wife is away for the weekend so I see the pc going to the lounge & the 42 inch being used for some ME3 goodness!

TabutiNZ on Origin, don't forget!

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  Reply # 593466 11-Mar-2012 11:23 Send private message

Dang it...  I'm still waiting for my copy to arrive :(

Knew I should have bit the bullet and ordered through MightyApe instead...  ah well



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  Reply # 594104 12-Mar-2012 13:08 Send private message

Well one weekend down!

Thoughts so far - Awesome, good job Bioware you have another pearler! Very immersive game play & fantastic story so far. There are some big decisions to make resulting in whole species being destroyed!

Gameplay is top notch, I havn't found any bugs at all in single player and have enjoyed it.

Multiplayer is pretty cool, i didn't do the demo at all so this was my first taste of it. The store system is very random, you buy one of three different packs that contain weapons, mods & characters, It is all random so you end up getting the same items even if you have it already..

Bit of lagg from time to time, nothing major & to be expected

How have the rest of you found it?

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  Reply # 594106 12-Mar-2012 13:09 Send private message

No Spoilers please! (Not that any have been posted so far)

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  Reply # 595458 15-Mar-2012 08:46 Send private message

Very keen to avoid spoilers myself so you won't get any from me :-)

So far I'm very impressed, it's way more streamlined in feel than 1 or 2, more concise, to the point. I could spend hours in the last games running around the Citadel trying to find someone but they've really cut out the unnecessary time wastage and distilled it down to the fun and important bits. The story is indeed epic.

Early on I had two occasions where a team mate got stuck on terrain requiring a restart (Save first!) but other than that my gameplay has been glitch free. Combat also seems to feel more snappy somehow.

Can't believe people have finished this already, I only feel like I'm scatching the surface and am probably 7-8 hours in. I guess that's only a days play for some folk... Haven't tried multi-player yet, will probably take a look once I've completed the main story.

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