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Gogamer has a listing for Mass Effect GOTY edition, to be released 2/11/09. Has anyone seen what will be in this edition that is not in the original game?


I'm deciding between this and Oblivion GOTY as my first 360 RPG.


Any information appreciated. Thanks!
 

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Originally Posted by Bill McNeal /forum/post/15482646


Gogamer has a listing for Mass Effect GOTY edition, to be released 2/11/09. Has anyone seen what will be in this edition that is not in the original game?


I'm deciding between this and Oblivion GOTY as my first 360 RPG.


Any information appreciated. Thanks!

Well, considering that the basic ME can be found new for $30, the GOTY edition had *better* include *something* extra to justify the price, though "Bring down the sky" by itself will probably not do it.


As for choosing between the two, well; its all a matter of taste:

- Oblivion is a fantasy, open-world game, where the side quests provide the bulk of the entertainment value (of which there is tons) that runs best in first-person view

- Mass Effect is a Hard-SF cinematic adventure with fully voiced and animated interactions where the main quest provides the bulk of the entertainment value and the sidequests range from very good to trivial, but with good replay value as it really requires three playthroughs to see all the game has to offer. Mass effect is strictly third-person.


If graphics is what you judge a game by, Oblivion (as an near-launch) 360 title has nice graphics on the lower end of what is generally judge "good" on the 360--Which would be great on many other platforms, while Mass Effect (which runs off the Unreal Engine) has graphics at the high end of what the 360 has delivered to date--probably the best of any RPG out there.


Voice and NPC acting on Mass Effect is the current gold standard for rpgs and the story has genuine depth to it; Oblivion is a more traditional wprg with the stories secondary to the gameplay.


You can't go wrong with either and really should play both, but it might mot be a bad idea to play the big 4 360 rpgs in order of release; Oblivion, Mass Effect, Fable 2, and Fallout 3.

By then Alpha Protocol and Mass Effect 2 should be out and you'll be covered till 2010.
 

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I'm currently on my first run through Mass Effect... It's a GREAT game and I highly recommend it. I tried and tried to get into Oblivion, but as a long-time RPG player I really didn't like the way that Bethesda implemented the Level-Scaling feature in the game.


The crazy thing is that I REALLY liked Morrowind and played through the entire game.


I've read that there are mods for the PC version of Oblivion, and may try that to see if it helps. Anyhow, ME is a great game and I'd highly recommend it. And the "Film Grain" is kind of a personal preference. I left it on and like the effect. It kind of feels like I'm playing through a really great Sci-fi movie to me.
 

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Well, considering that the basic ME can be found new for $30, the GOTY edition had *better* include *something* extra to justify the price, though "Bring down the sky" by itself will probably not do it.

It was 12 bucks shipped just a few days ago.
 

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Originally Posted by Degenerazn /forum/post/15485243


Who in the world awarded Mass Effect GOTY?? This game nearly bored me to death.

Me 2.

Boring Traveling Sequences.

Often Laughable Graphics.

GOTY... not!
 

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It was 12 bucks shipped just a few days ago.

That's what I paid for it as well. Hopefully this game is worth that much.
 

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That's what I paid for it as well. Hopefully this game is worth that much.

it is for sure
 

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Oblivion, or Fallout3.


As of note, ME was never truely GOTY (only RPG of the yr.)-


GOTY 06'- Oblivion

GOTY 07'- Bioshock

GOTY 08'- GTA4
 

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Originally Posted by Lookilook /forum/post/15488106


Oblivion, or Fallout3.


As of note, ME was never truely GOTY (only RPG of the yr.)-


GOTY 06'- Oblivion

GOTY 07'- Bioshock

GOTY 08'- GTA4
really?!?!? whooof!


Hook it up with that sh!t you're smokin!
 

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Back to the OP's initial questions, fjtorres summed it up well.


If you've got a membership to Blockbuster, you could always rent the two games and dedicate some hours to see which you like. They've both got a ton of content, and even if you spend 5-10 hours on it as a rental, you'll have your saves you can use when you buy the game you like, with many, many more hours of gaming ahead of you.



-JR
 

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Fun fact: The Spike VGAs aren't some official be-all end-all awards in the game industry. Game of the Year simply means some publication somewhere gave it game of the year and the publisher decided to release a cheaper version of the game with any extra content included. It's a practice that's been going on long before the VGAs. That's cute you think they're some Oscar like award ceremony for the game industry though.
 

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Fun fact: The Spike VGAs aren't some official be-all end-all awards in the game industry. Game of the Year simply means some publication somewhere gave it game of the year and the publisher decided to release a cheaper version of the game with any extra content included. It's a practice that's been going on long before the VGAs. That's cute you think they're some Oscar like award ceremony for the game industry though.

Never said they were. And I'm sure there are other game reviewers (like IGN, gametrailers, gamespy) that have their own take. Just given my source for the poster, so he can "smoke" some of the stuff I was smoking..



Since we're sharing fun facts, please provide the source for " simply means some publication somewhere gave it game of the year". I'd like to know which publication actually named ME GOTY...just curious.
 
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