Mass Effect 2: Genesis (ME1 motion comic) now available for 360

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#1 Edited by Daveyo520 (7748 posts) -
The motion comic that allowed PS3 users to make Mass Effect one story choices is now available for 360 users. So you no longer need to play through the 1st game to get a save for the second, even though you should. I am sure this is the get more people to have clear save for when 3 comes out. It is also avalible for the PC for $3.99.
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#2 Edited by PhatSeeJay (3331 posts) -

And you have to pay 320 ms points for it! Yaaay...

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#3 Posted by Daveyo520 (7748 posts) -
@PhatSeeJay: lol, ya. At least it isn't 15.  
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#4 Posted by JoMate (258 posts) -

Ha I just saved myself 320 microsoft dollars, by completing the first one for like the 6th time (I lost the first 5 saves ). 


Im just wondering though why did it took them almost 3 months to release this?
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#5 Posted by Jasta (2246 posts) -

I'll probably get it just to mess around with. It shouldn't be used as a replacement for the first game though.

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#6 Posted by Daveyo520 (7748 posts) -
@JoMate: Probably a deal with Sony.   Ya, I need a new ME1 save and I don't know if I should use this or not, it is a lot quicker.
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#7 Posted by imsh_pl (4207 posts) -

The comic is also available for the PC for $3,99.

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#8 Posted by buft (3409 posts) -

320 is a crap price, really should have been on cerberus network.

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#9 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8734 posts) -

Comic is too limited to be of any real use.

If you really want your own choices you have to go through all of it again if ya want a perfect save.
But I guess some people just want the big choices to alter.

I really liked the small nudges, emails and what not regarding my ME1 choices tho.

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#10 Posted by RGHamburger (32 posts) -
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#11 Posted by bkfountain (105 posts) -

fuck you bioware.



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#12 Posted by Daveyo520 (7748 posts) -
@bkfountain: Dude, at least you have the option of even getting it.
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#13 Posted by KingBroly (1699 posts) -

Should've been included in Cerberus Network.

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#14 Posted by MideonNViscera (2269 posts) -
@Daveyo520 said:
@bkfountain: Dude, at least you have the option of even getting it.
No, fuck them anyway. Who's actually gonna pay for this shit? It barely costs more to buy a used ME1 at this point.
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#15 Posted by Ocean_H (283 posts) -

Finished ME1 on PC and Xbox 360 a long time ago. Playing the game is far better than that interactive comic. Honestly, that comic only gives the very basic background.

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#16 Posted by Daveyo520 (7748 posts) -
@MideonNViscera: A used copy of ME1 at Gamestop cost $17.  This is only $4, that is not a lot. Also you don't need to buy it, christ.
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#17 Posted by XenoNick (1570 posts) -

It's cool they added it for 360 but it sucks they're charging for it.

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#18 Posted by Ocean_H (283 posts) -
@Daveyo520 said:
@MideonNViscera: A used copy of ME1 at Gamestop cost $17.  This is only $4, that is not a lot. Also you don't need to buy it, christ.
Steam had it for $5 during the Holidays sale.
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#19 Posted by Mutley (351 posts) -

That should of been free!

Its like saying "You want to get into ME2 without playing ME1?! Well Fuck you, its going to have to cost you."

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#20 Posted by Daveyo520 (7748 posts) -
@Ocean_H: But not for the 360.
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#21 Posted by bkfountain (105 posts) -
@Daveyo520 said:
@bkfountain: Dude, at least you have the option of even getting it.
great, there was already a free fan made tool to modify a 360 ME2 save for the ME1 choices. That's what I used anyways.

This is just another annoying example of awful nickel and diming.
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#22 Edited by Daveyo520 (7748 posts) -
@bkfountain: I am sure you had to do some questionable things to do that.
PS you are complaining about 4 dollars. Avatar stuff cost that much.
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#23 Posted by rmanthorp (4527 posts) -

What level does it put you in for Mass2? I have a level 60 save from Mass1 (which is great and shouldn't be missed) but I would like to have other saves on the go for 3 :D So excited!

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#24 Posted by Teran (876 posts) -
@RGHamburger: I think most considering getting the comic on the pc is more interested in how the story is told, not setting the decisions from the first... though it is good that you mention the web site.
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#25 Posted by niamahai (1409 posts) -

meh


i bet theres another one of these shipped free if you buy ME3 new.
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#26 Posted by SmasheControllers (2951 posts) -
@niamahai said:
meh

i bet theres another one of these shipped free if you buy ME3 new.
They already said there'd be.

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#27 Posted by Edwardryu (445 posts) -

playing ME 1 to have some consequence for ME 2 is too long. plus, I don't have time to play all. ME 2 is enough already. so comic makes sense to me. I bought it the day it was released on my PC. I buy everything about mass effect game. don't call me 'fuck'. it's not wasting my money at all for fans. plus, $3.99 whatever is not a deal to me. just drink coffee at morning. you know. you don't complain about coffee price (actually, $4 for coffee is not cheap at all comparing to gas price). it's very expensive. then people complain it? NO. so don't tell me genesis DLC is expensive. if you think it is expensive, get a life.  

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#28 Posted by xyzygy (10595 posts) -
@Edwardryu: Are you saying that you don't want to play through ME1 at all? Or have you already played it and just want to make choices through Genesis for another ME2 playthrough?
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#29 Posted by Crash_Happy (809 posts) -

Can you have Wrex alive at the end of it?

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#30 Posted by PhatSeeJay (3331 posts) -
@Crash_Happy said:
Can you have Wrex alive at the end of it?
Yep.
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#31 Posted by hockeymask27 (3696 posts) -

I'll pass. If it was 80 msp or something maybe. However I've already beat Mass Effect 1 and 2.

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#32 Posted by Delicious_Brains (170 posts) -

Cerberus Network is terrible and this should have been included with it *cough* probably Project Overlord and the Stolen Memories DLC too.

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#33 Posted by Gerhabio (1996 posts) -

Don't they HAVE to charge for it if it's in 360? 

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#34 Posted by SharpShotApollo (164 posts) -

I own 3 copies of Mass Effect 2, one Mass Effect and all the DLC across multiple platforms. I should have gotten this as a gift or something. Or a letterman's jacket. Or a gold blazer. Or another sports related award/trophy.

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#35 Posted by Teran (876 posts) -
@bkfountain said:
@Daveyo520 said:
@bkfountain: Dude, at least you have the option of even getting it.
great, there was already a free fan made tool to modify a 360 ME2 save for the ME1 choices. That's what I used anyways.

This is just another annoying example of awful nickel and diming.
 No, it's a case of them responding to their customers.  This was created for the PS3 release and enough people wanted it on the 360 that they put it out there.  Only an extremely short sighted person would call this nickel and diming especially given that they haven't tried to restrict the use of alternatives.  Believe it or not, some people want to see some presentation of the story rather than playing through an older game like that, or clicking a series of options in a third party program. 

@Delicious_Brains said: 
Cerberus Network is terrible and this should have been included with it *cough* probably Project Overlord and the Stolen Memories DLC too.
The Cerberus Network was free to most of us...
 
 
@G3RHRT said: 
Don't they HAVE to charge for it if it's in 360? 
Yeah pretty much... that said, they could have released it for free on the PC. 
 
 
@SharpShotApollo said: 
I own 3 copies of Mass Effect 2, one Mass Effect and all the DLC across multiple platforms. I should have gotten this as a gift or something. Or a letterman's jacket. Or a gold blazer. Or another sports related award/trophy.
Fanboyism is its own reward.  Says so right here in my fanboy handbook.
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#36 Posted by Daveyo520 (7748 posts) -
@Teran: People just like to hate on EA and anything to do with DLC. They for some reason think it is evil. People also feel really entitled and want free things for no reason. You know why it was free on the PS3? Because ME1 doesn't exist for them.
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#37 Posted by SharpShotApollo (164 posts) -
@Teran: You're damn right I'm a Mass Effect Fanboy, although it's not as great as a reward as some people think. : \ 
 
Seriously though, I think it should have been a Cerberus Network download or something. The comic wasn't that good and not really worth 4 bucks. 1-2 dollars would have been acceptable, and free download for Cerberus Network users would have been the right move.

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