Mass Effect 2 screenshot
Mass Effect 2 screenshot

VideoGamer.com: Mass Effect has been confirmed as a trilogy, three distinct stories which fit together but all work on their own as self-contained experiences. Have you been able to think about Mass Effect 3 yet? What processes are you having regarding Mass Effect 3?

AC: We charted out the path for the story of Commander Shepard, and we know where we want his story to end. Of course, if you look at some of the trilogies which look like they didn't plan it out from the beginning, the results are muddled. So it was important for us to know exactly where we wanted to go for the second one, and also know where we want to end up for the third one, so everything makes sense and everything will be explained. As a teaser, all I can say is, if you play through Mass Effect 2, the ending's going to be amazing, but boy do we have some surprising twists and turns for Shepard in three.

VideoGamer.com: BioWare's a huge developer. Has it got the manpower to already be working on Mass Effect 3?

AC: Right now the team's still working on finishing the game. But we've also migrated to working on all the downloadable content. That's our next focus. And then a select team of people have, as they get back next week, will start envisioning the very early pre-production phases of Mass Effect 3… oh sorry, the Mass Effect trilogy. I think that's how we usually say it! We can't announce Mass Effect 3, but we can say the next chapter in Mass Effect.

VideoGamer.com: You've confirmed Mass Effect as a trilogy, though. Everyone knows that.

AC: Yeah. It's really weird. You can't say Mass Effect 3, but you can say, we're making 2, and we're making a trilogy. You say the next chapter in the Mass Effect trilogy.

VideoGamer.com: When Mass Effect 2 releases, it'll have been just over two years since the release of Mass Effect 1. Are we looking at a similar sort of timeframe for Mass Effect 3, or will it be shorter?

AC: Probably around the same timeframe. I mean, hopefully!

Mass Effect 2 is due out for the Xbox 360 and PC on January 29 2010.

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Handwipe

"VideoGamer.com: Do you know how the transition is handled? Does the game simply ask you to insert disc two, or is it woven into the story or the universe in a cool way? Do you know?"

Who the fuck cares?? Just be happy they are making the game epic enough to fit on 2 discs. Fuck man get a life at the end of the chapter it will tell you to switch discs. That is the most logical way to do it at the least inconvenience to the player. Give your head a shake. Did you think they tell you to switch discs in the middle of a boss battle? How did you become a video game journalist? I have no experience in that job and I would ask way better questions than you.

ANYWAYS, on a side note, this game is going to be incredible. I honestly think this will be the best single player game of this generation. Im talking in terms of story, characters, presentation, RPG elements, action, exploration. It simply wont be matched. Unless maybe Mass Effect 3 is released sometime in the next few years.

For all the fanboys out there: I own a 360, PS3, and a decent gaming PC. PS3 has some excellent games and in my opinion uncharted 2 was one of the best single player games ive ever played. 360 is simply where its at though if you want to experience the best games, if youre only into console gaming. Mass Effect 2 will be better than Uncharted 2 no doubt I already bet my hardcore PS3 fanboy buddy $100 that it will get higher review scores. Uncharted 2 is simply not original enough.
Posted 07:11 on 04 January 2010
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FantasyMeister

Only 6 weeks to go! I'm currently juggling lots of great games and I've got more to come from Santa (I sneaked a peek at his Amazon order). But I think it's a no-brainer that I'll be dropping them all to play Mass Effect 2.

I'm also getting this vibe that the sequel is going to sell even better than the first one, hope that's the case.
Posted 17:43 on 18 December 2009

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Release Date: 29/01/2010
Developer: Bioware
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Genre: RPG
No. Players: One
Rating: BBFC 15
Site Rank: 189 1
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