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Mass Effect 1 and 2 worth buying?

#1TerantatekPosted 10/25/2013 10:39:57 AM
I beat Mass Effect 2 twice at Launch and havent touched it since. That was on the 360.

I was wondering how optimized they are? I know i can run them at full max but ive read some people have issues with ME2, but then again they say they used like a 9800gt or something.

Is it more fun when modded? Are there any mods to make the game better? Also ive NEVER played ME1 for more than 2 hrs cause i couldnt get used to the aiming controls.
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#2NicodimusPosted 10/25/2013 10:43:00 AM
There are 4K textures for ME1 which make it look fantastic.

http://www.moddb.com/mods/mass-effect-1-new-texture-updatesimprovements-mod
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#3PhilOnDezPosted 10/25/2013 10:55:50 AM
I have the trilogy on Origin, I haven't tried to play 2 yet but 1 and 3 (multiplayer) have run flawlessly on my intel/nvidia windows 7 system with no intervention outside of running Origin as an admin (which I think is more an origin problem than ME). 3 can be nearly maxed out and still hit 60fps on intel's HD4000 and I don't imagine 1 or 2 being much harder to run than them, 3 has the most detailed environments by far, though 2 has better (from a technical standpoint) character models.
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#4NekiruhPosted 10/25/2013 1:15:37 PM
I still can't believe they haven't released a trilogy with ALL DLC included. - -;
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#5SlashmanSGPosted 10/25/2013 1:20:11 PM
No, I get drops down to 59 FPS. Completely unplayable.
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#6DerPancakePosted 10/25/2013 1:24:56 PM(edited)
Nicodimus posted...
There are 4K textures for ME1 which make it look fantastic.

http://www.moddb.com/mods/mass-effect-1-new-texture-updatesimprovements-mod


Make sure to have a 3GB card if you plan running that mod at 1080p.
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#7SinisterSlayPosted 10/25/2013 1:31:47 PM
ME1 and 2 played maxed on my 9600gt (no idea framerate, it was smooth so probably above 30)
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#8KabtheMentatPosted 10/25/2013 1:49:14 PM
Both ME1 and 2 are good games. Many consider 2 the best of the series (I'm on the fence between it and 3).

As for how it runs...I haven't played 2 or 3 on my PC yet, though I do own the Trilogy (own them all on the 360 as well). But I have a Phenom X4 II 965 3.4GHz and a 7850 2GB and 1 runs just fine at 1080p (talking well over 60FPS). The only slowdown I get is in the Citadel at times, and that's usually to like 40ish FPS. But that's not a hardware issue from what I understand, that's a game being a bad port issue. I would imagine that 2 and 3 run just fine on my system as well.

As for mods, have no idea. I think the base games are pretty good, so I don't have any interest in modding them.
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#9Terantatek(Topic Creator)Posted 10/25/2013 1:52:21 PM
SlashmanSG posted...
No, I get drops down to 59 FPS. Completely unplayable.


damn that sucks.


Also to the texture mod, i have 3gb 7950 so i think im good :)
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