BioWare: No Plans To Alter Mass Effect 2's Text


Posted February 5, 2010 - By Stephen Johnson

Mass Effect 2

I like Mass Effect 2 so much, I'd marry it if I lived in Vermont, but I really don't like the on-screen text. Don't get me wrong: The writing is top-notch, but I can't frickin' read the stuff half the time because it's too small and the font is hard to read. And I have an HD TV, too. So I have to get up and sit closer to my TV to read the codex and junk. Not cool. (Man, my problems in life are pretty serious!)

My text issues pale in comparison to saps who are playing the game on SD TVs. According to many gamers, it's very, very difficult to read the text in ME2 if your TV is SD instead of HD.

BioWare is not going to fix this problem, posting this on their official forums:

"We understand that on some Standard Definition TVs the smallest text in Mass Effect 2 can be difficult to read. While this was not an intentional result, it was a byproduct of enhancements to the user interface.

After investigating potential solutions, we have determined that while this issue does affect a small portion of SDTV owners, we are unable to resolve it for Mass Effect 2 through a title update. However, we have taken note of this issue and will take it into consideration as we plan future games in the Mass Effect franchise."

While we're talking hard-to-read: How about putting a dark outline on dialog text? That way, if I'm talking to some alien who's standing against a brick wall, I can read the dialog.  Have any of you guys had similar problems? Or is the real issue here the fact that I'm slowly going blind?

Source: BioWare Forums

Tags: TV, Videogames
BioWare: No Plans To Alter Mass Effect 2's Text


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