Mass Effect 2: Visual Tops and Flops of the Sci-Fi jewel
Mass Effect 2 has hit the markets some time ago and PC Games Hardware now shows the positive and negative aspects of the game's graphics.
Bioware's Mass Effect 2 is, like Bioshock 2 (Bioshock 2: Visual Ups and Downs of the PC version), based on the Unreal Engine, but utilizes version 3 of the structure. Thus Mass Effect 2 often looks better in direct comparison. The developers of ME2 have primarily enhanced the lighting of the engine to make a visual improvement in comparison to the first part. Thus there are new graphics options available - like Spherical Harmonic Lighting or Cinematic Lights. The textures are more detailed and especially the characters look quite good. Bioware was also successful in dealing with the Streaming system and the loading times.
But Mass Effect 2 has, as you can see on the screenshots in our gallery, its visual drawbacks, too. Some textures have a low resolution and in some situations they are not fitting together seamlessly. On the other hand the Sci-Fi game also offers visual highlights like the faces of characters. In our gallery you can find more examples for the Tops and Flops of the graphics in Mass Effect 2.
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