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Mass Effect 2′s Final PlayStation 3 Version Will Impress the World

January 16, 2011 Written by Jonathan Leack

Sci-fi RPG Mass Effect 2 has been hailed as one of the best titles in recent years, and although the PlayStation 3 version has taken a year to materialize, BioWare has promised nothing short of superiority. Not only will the title run on the new Mass Effect 3 engine, but improved visuals, and free DLC make it highly-enticing even to those who purchased the PC or Xbox 360 versions nearly a year ago. However, the demo released earlier this month was quickly met with eyebrow-raises and some criticism for its standard performance and visuals. According to BioWare, the demo was running on an old build, and we’ll be seeing some major improvements in the final version.

If you’re one of the many who weren’t impressed by the Mass Effect 2 demo after all of the hype surrounding the PlayStation 3 version, then perhaps this quote by BioWare Community Coordinator Chris Priestly will help:

The demo was, for certification and testing reasons, about a 2 month older build than the final “what you will play when you get it home” version. I think you’ll see that the game is noticeably better at launch. =)

The PlayStation 3 version of Mass Effect 2 is coming out this week, and will include Kasumi – Stolen Memory, Overlord, and Lair of the Shadow Broker DLCs all bundled on a single blu-ray disk. If you haven’t played Mass Effect 2 already, and you enjoy dynamic stories with dialogue options, then this is an easy game to recommend. I personally own the PC version, and have beaten it twice, but I currently have the PlayStation 3 version on pre-order through Amazon with a free $20 promotional credit.

Mass Effect 2 launches this Tuesday, the 18th, and will be available for purchase as a hard copy, and on the PlayStation Store.