09-20-2012 04:03 PM
I have the option of getting either Mass Effect 2 or Dead Space 2 for $20. I really like RPG games, but am also a massive fan of action and third-person shooters. I hear Dead Space 2 is more fun to play, but Mass Effect 2 will really stay with you even after you turn your PS3 off. Which should I get first?
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09-24-2012 01:54 PM
As with any game, I try to wait it out until I can find a title used or moved on to the "greatest hits" moniker. Generally speaking, you don't get to play the games until they have been out for a while, but it will save you some coin in the long run.
With regards to the two games in question, both have been out for a while. You should be able to pick up either used for less money, and may be able to pick up both. Although, both games carry huge fan bases, and it may be a challenge to find any that anyone has been willing to relinquish.
Additionally, used games, mean used online content codes. You may lose out on the online multi player facets, in this regard, but speaking specifically for DS2, it really wasn't that great anyway. The game itself is awesome. Not sure if you ever played the first, but the sequel does not disappoint. I personally played DS1 eight times, and it never got old to me.
As for Mass Effect, I have never played the first or second, but it is a game that interests me as well. I hope to pick it up in the future, should I get more game time. That maybe effected by the upcoming release of DS3 though. I am pretty hooked on that title.
Try for both, if you can. Check out the free demos on the PS Store. I use them a lot when I am trying to figure out where I want to spend my $. I am sure you will not be disappointed in either.
Hi Johngie ;-)
09-24-2012 03:03 PM
I tried out the demos on both.
The Dead Space 2 demo was fun. The gameplay was slick and enjoyable, and the graphics were great.
The Mass Effect 2 demo was good too. The story was so immersive. My biggest complaint though was that the gameplay wasn't as fun as Dead Space 2. The third-person shooting was a little bland. It wan't bad by any means, but kind of lacks a little polish for me.
Is Mass Effect 2's gameplay slightly dull, or is it just that the demo doesn't do it justice?
09-24-2012 03:15 PM
11-04-2012 12:34 AM
Never played the Mass Effect series, but I recently completed Dead Space 2 and throughly enjoyed the entire experience.
If you want to play online, then try to get it new so you don't have to spend extra money on an online pass... ugh, EA shenanigans...