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bioware was able to do it with some of their early characters. Obsidian does it regularly with their characters.

They should focus less on the action-hero and more on unique characters. There is a reason a 10 year vet lead developer of Bioware left the Studio, because he wasnt happy with the work they were doing, and the way the studio was heading. he wanted quality, not quantity.

It was Probably EA, they saw that Tali was popular, and said focus groups and play testing love tali, and we should put a character similar in DA2.
you know Merril was in the first Dragon Age right?
    
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you know Merril was in the first Dragon Age right?
First Dragon Age came after Mass Effect though, and Tali's popularity started way back then, I think?
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you know Merril was in the first Dragon Age right?
yes, she was in just smidgen. a smidgen more if you happen to be an elf.

Its not like she was an important character. The equivalent to the mage dude locked up in castle. He was really no one unless you happen to be a mage, and then it connected the dots, but he was still a no one.

She was not the fleshed out character you see in DA2.
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yes, she was in just smidgen. a smidgen more if you happen to be an elf.

Its not like she was an important character. The equivalent to the mage dude locked up in castle. He was really no one unless you happen to be a mage, and then it connected the dots, but he was still a no one.

She was not the fleshed out character you see in DA2.
true... but her personality was pretty much the same... small roll or not.

same with Isabella
    
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ME1 had dreadful self shadows that looked ugly but could eventually be disabled. They also added something similar to DA2 only this time I have no idea how to get rid of them. Hopefully they'll get it right for ME3.
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ME1 had dreadful self shadows that looked ugly but could eventually be disabled. They also added something similar to DA2 only this time I have no idea how to get rid of them. Hopefully they'll get it right for ME3.
They..."fixed" the self-shadowing with their "new" engine for the PS3 version of ME2. True, the self-shadowing was a little less cornea-searing, but the overall visual quality was diminished in that version. There was a great article that compared it but I'm too lazy to dig it up.

I'm pretty sure their "new" engine was just a modified UE3, can anyone confirm?
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They..."fixed" the self-shadowing with their "new" engine for the PS3 version of ME2. True, the self-shadowing was a little less cornea-searing, but the overall visual quality was diminished in that version. There was a great article that compared it but I'm too lazy to dig it up.

I'm pretty sure their "new" engine was just a modified UE3, can anyone confirm?
ME1 used UT3
ME2 used UT3.5
ME2 PS3 and ME3 use same customized UT3.5 build as ME2 with a few extra tweaks
    
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With a few simple .ini tweaks you can easily fix the shadows... I'm not at my computer right now bit when I get back to it tomorrow I will link to the tweak guide I used.
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So you guys enticed me to start my third playthrough of ME1. I deleted all my old saves so I'm playing through it again twice, doing femshep this round.
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