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22 hours ago, Tank said:

I was excited but not overly amazed by the comparison pics— but IGN has a big video now with in-game footage and BioWare released an official breakdown of some of the bigger changes. I’m pretty amped now. I’ll also be playing it on PC for the first time, so it should feel shiny and new.

Not sure what my build will be yet. I’ve tried them all and always found Infiltrator to be the most fun. BroShep never does it for me.

Companion-wise, For story I like to take Garrus or Tali as a regulars given that they are the only ones you can use full in all 3 games. But generally I base my squad on the combos I’ll get from my build and the type of enemy we’ll face (synthetic vs biotic vs soldiers).

 

 

 

I was meaning to ask you how are you enjoying gaming on a PC compared with your console experience?

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Side quests can make or break a game for me. In ME2 there were a lot, but they seemed organic and tied to the main quest. In ME3 you randomly overhear somebody mention they dropped their hammer on a p

I actually tried some playthough videos... the fact the PC doesn't speak (outside of the same 3 reaction/action lines) really hurts the experience. I checked some walk throughs and I'm about 3/4 of th

It’s been interesting. Here’s what I have played since I got it— State of Decay 2: This is a lower budget open world zombie survival game that I live despite all it’s flaws. I had played it exten

It’s been interesting. Here’s what I have played since I got it—

State of Decay 2: This is a lower budget open world zombie survival game that I live despite all it’s flaws. I had played it extensively on the Xbox, so I got it to compare. I could see performance and graphics improvements instantly, but the game isn’t a graphical wonder to start with.

SW Squadrons: I got an Oculus to link to my pc to fly an x-wing in VR like I always wanted. The game has moments of being awesome, but isn’t great enough to love. The VR was cumbersome and glitchy, but glad I did it.

Cyberpunk: Probably the first AAA game I tried for PC. You can see all my comments in the thread we have for it, but  it was too much of a clunker to compare it to a console experience.

Disco Elysium - a throwback to the point and click games from my youth. Loved it. First game where I was mouse and keyboarding it instead of a controller but that fits the game style.

Gabriel Knight - one of said point and clicks from my youth. ...nostalgia was not enough to get me through 90s era gameplay.

Some Shadow Run Titles - I was really forward to these. I missed out on traditional PC RPGs having been a Mac and console guy. I loved Wasteland on my C64 back in the day, so when I saw a handful of SR games bundled cheap I nabbed them. Turns out, I really don’t love full RPGs. I just couldn’t get into them.

Fallout 76 - I loved Fallout 4 on PS4 and am excited to play it on PC with fun mods— but I played it too recently on the PS4 and I want to wait until I can return to it remembering less. I thought maybe despite all the bad reviews 76 would give me a fresh feel for that universe— but I should have listened to the reviews. It’s forced multiplayer set comes with so many arbitrary limitations that it’s just super not fun.

Dragon Age Origins - So... Generally I do not like fantasy. Early Covid, I was out of games and somebody recommended Inquisition, and I ended up really liking it. I knew the older games were more traditional RPGs but (like Fallout 4) I enjoyed the console-ized modern version hardcore fans seemed to hate. I’m actually up for a job right now that would be for the Dragon Age universe, so I decided to go back and play the others. It’s been... tough. I really am struggling with the control scheme and play style. Having older graphics doesn’t help.

Given how much Cyberpunk shit the bed, I don’t feel as though I have given my PC a true modern AAA gaming experience yet. Everything has been older, not top tier, or a remaster.

I have learned that I will never be a keyboard/mouse gamer. My son makes fun of me for it, but I find the intuitive use of a controller infinitely more immersive and organic. I also don’t love gaming at my desk in a chair. I like a couch and putting my feet up. In my new place I’ve arranged my office so I can have my 64” TV near the PC. I haven’t had a chance to try it, but I am going to run games to the TV so I can play PC titles on a couch.

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I think the remastered Mass Effect might be the game that gives you your next gen AAA PC fun fest. Here's hoping. You must've noticed the better framerates since switching to PC though.

I freakin loved Disco Elysium so much. That game was a breath of fresh air.

If you're trying to get into fantasy Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is superb.. it has more of a "low fantasy" style, particularly in mood, design, and feel than Dragon Age. There are loads of mods to improve it too. From simple HD texture and model overhauls to make it feel current-gen, to gameplay overhauls and the like. I'd suggest Skyrim since it's basically fantasy fallout, but it requires A LOT of modding to make it awesome.

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Witcher 3 was on sale for like $8 and I tried, I really did-- but could not get into it and found the control scheme just weird an unwieldy.

 

And yes-- in general, Frame rates and resolutions are definitely better overall. While I was playing Cyberpunk I was annoyed that what I was seeing didn't match the quality of what I saw Youtubers getting. My son (PC gamer for 3 years now) came and fiddled with settings and made it look way better.

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If it helps, Tank, because the earlier Dragon Age games play much rougher... you can pretty much listen to the story/dialogue stylings on YouTube by just typing like: Dragon Age Origins Conversations etc. 

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I actually tried some playthough videos... the fact the PC doesn't speak (outside of the same 3 reaction/action lines) really hurts the experience. I checked some walk throughs and I'm about 3/4 of the way through but I think I am going to just quit. (unless I get the job). I'm with the Dwarves and good lord, do I hate Dwarf shit.

DA had a good take on Elves and made up a couple new races of their own, AND had some super interesting differences in human cultures... so why are they doing the same ol tired Tolkein/D&D version fo Dwarves. WE LIVE UNDERGROUND AND FORGE STUFF. Zzzzzzzz.

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Forgot, I also got Watchdogs Legion for the PC and it was such a stinker I forgot about it. Total bummer too cause I loved the first two.

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Loved playing Dragon Age Inquisition! Looking forward to the next game they release - there was a trailer a little while back.

Good luck with the job you are up for in this universe Tank!

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Trophy achievements were announced recently for the Legendary Edition and can be viewed here:

https://www.exophase.com/game/mass-effect-legendary-edition-xbox/achievements/

Good news that the ally achievements for ME1 have been adjusted so we don't have to stick with the same 2 throughout a run of the game and can pick and choose for each mission more or less.

Bring on Friday!

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Ah no - sorry to hear that Tank. Amazon dropped mine off yesterday afternoon and I was nervously watching the download (and then the day 1 patch), installing (PS4 copy on PS5), and keeping my fingers crossed!

A little disadvantaged in not having played the originals (for reasons mentioned earlier in this thread), so not sure what has improved, but all I can say is that I am thoroughly enjoying the first game! Playing as infiltrator on hardcore and managed to get to the point of finishing the first planet after citadel, rescuing Liara. 

Bloody great game!

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