BioWare's promising new space opera Mass Effect is shaping up to be one of the years must-have exclusives for the Xbox 360. Myarcadeplanet.com talks about some of the innovative features that will cause this title to stand out.
cant wait for this AAA game. feel bad for the playstation only fanboys who will miss out on this great game.
Never gave this game as much as a second glance, but after reading this article, I understand why the guys at EB Games think I'm crazy for not wanting to pre-order it. I definately will now. I agree, too bad for PS3, but I hope that someday every 3rd party title will be released on all consoles so fanboys as much hatred for each other.
It's going to set the new standard for RPGs IMO. I've had my pre-order down since January. I can't wait for it to come out, so here's hoping that it doesn't get delayed any longer.
Honestly I hope it does get delayed to january or february only because its a new ip. Lost planet sold like crazy when it was released in january simply because there was no competition and normally games that sell really well get alot of additional financial assistance and believe me if microsoft sees mass effect as a successful franchise they will pour even more money into it which will lead to an even better sequel and even better third game.
Really I hope too human, bioshock, and mass effect get delayed till Q1 2008 for that reason alone.
It has a completely different demographic it a appeals to. GTA4 and Halo 3, while major releases, are not RPG's. RPG are fairly infrequent on the Xbox 360 at the current time. This game should be able to stand head to head with those major releases.
I can understand your point of view, but I really think this is going to be a stand out title. It will get caught up to some extent in the Halo frenzy, but they're so different, and appeal to such a different audience that I think it will really stand out regardless. I just want to get my hands on it and play it already!
but we are getting White Knight, which looks amazing. So, i feel bad for 360 owners they arent getting that.
White Knight looks pretty good, but Mass Effect is going to be amazing.
White Knight is another so so sony title that's been delayed again and again, or atleast it's being developed at a snails pace.
Mass Effect is going to be a monster RPG. Definitely going to play this, looks very promising, and I don't doubt it.
Your comparing White Night with Mass Effect?
I agree, the two games seem pretty unrelated once you look past their RPG nature. They both have the pluses, and assuredly will have the minuses.
Game of the year so its gonna be 2 game of the years for microsoft.
yup thats the problem time and money. and leading off is overlord. then its all over when mass effect is released.
I hope this game sells really well in the presence of giant sequels. We need more new IPs and this looks to be an exceptionally good new IP. Lets pray for Mass sales.
I know I will be purchasing it, I was floored by the original Knights of the Old Republic. In fact, that game in tandem with Halo caused me to purchase an Xbox.
I KNOW! there are sooo many games coming Q3 and Q4 I mean how the hell am I suppose to pay for all that. I actually am kinda hoping some of them will be delayed because I don't know which one to get!@!@!
Graphics: amazing, some of the best I have seen.
Gameplay: both action and turn-based, along with special powers/abilities.
Size: an entire galaxy to explore.
Not only that, but it has a very well done dialogue system and huge customization options (for both yourself and your vehicle).
This game will be awesome, I can't wait.
While it looks utterly amazing now, I'm expecting it to have some flaw. Some minor detail that bloggers with argue about for months. In my opinion, I think this game will be one of the top games this year, if not the best one.
Every game does have some sort of flaw and it is also based heavily on the opinion of the person playing it. Nothing is perfect.
M.E is guarenteed to be amazing, this is the type of rpgs the PS3 lacks. Best looking game of 2007, FAR better looking than heavenly sword and drake. If you dont believe me go on mass effect's website and look at the
pictures. The realism of the character models are amazing, the PS3 shows nothing like this, not even MGS4. Mass effect looks like a CGI movie. The 360 is a powerhouse, now we know why itagaki chose the 360 as his main development platform.
I've seen white knight story and the character animations are horrid, especially the main character. He runs like an utter queer. There's nothing special about white knight, Mass effect is a TRUE next gen RPG. Graphics(Best of 2007), animation, immersion, gameplay, next gen evolution of interaction with characters.
ONLY ON 360!
Mass Effect is one of those games that will rival Halo 3 itself.
I agree -- quite a few friends of mine are looking forward to it more than any other game.
"He runs like an utter queer." That was hilarious lex. White Knight story looks nice but it certainly isnt anything to brag about and besides mass effect blows it away graphically. Plus never really been into the japanese rpgs myself.
You are also right about those games lex. Heavenly sword has nice lighting and very fluid animations but doesnt compare to Mass Effect graphically and uncharted is a joke. It is completely over rated in terms of graphics and isnt even in the same league as mass effect. Why do sony fanboys cling to that game, I will never know why.
Still, I am aniticiapting heavenly sword. Hopefully I'll get to play it at my friends house on his ps3.
New mass effect screens!!!!!-
Heavenly Sword and Mass Effect have set the bar for Motion captured game. Can't wait for ME. First day purchase.
that was pretty funny about the guy running around like a queer. Well, I must agree that if you are an Xboxer, then this is going to be a very merry Christmas for you. I mean, I have games for the box that I still havent played. But it's nice to know that we are getting to the point to where you have so many quality games coming out that it really doesnt matter if there is a slow month or two in between, because of the titles you will still have to play as well as the extended life online multiplayer brings to games, you won't ever have time to put the controller down if you want to keep up.......and that's a very good thing.
i usually hate this console war/flaming but
are you really comparing this
both trailers are from 2006 so dont say anything about how this game or that game is more recent
From that gameplay demo, White Knight looks like a Final Fantasy Clone. It also looks like there is too much micromanaging. Selecting an area where you want to go hints at linear gameplay, which I think is last-gen gameplay. The combat looks fluid though, the parries and blocks looked cool. That transformation thing could be expanded, lets hope theres some innovation there. Combat transformations have been done before (Legend of Dragoon anyone?)
White Knight looks like a decent game, but don't expect it to be an instant classic.
Just not as sharp or clean as mass effect. But hey that's why they make them so we want to play them.
yeah after watching both youtube videos. i will take MassEffect of White Knight, thanks very much.
This is one game that will make jump and get a 360, if this turns out to be as good as I am thinking it will be, then a 360 will be part of my setup...........My gosh bioware you guys do some good stuff...
I could of sworn i had 6 bubbles, now i'm down to 5 even though no one has disagreed with me. Hmmmm. Seems as if some sony fanboys are on the prowl again.
lol fanboys on the prowl here have a bubble
I lost mine as well, though it seems no one has disagreed with me either...
Watch and see. Games will change for the better!
Not sure how it's going to change the market but i'm pretty sure it's moving the market forward. Seems like they're taking everything to the next level for action rpg's.
How can you compare WHite Night with MASS EFFECT? WOW! two totally different games. WHITE NIGHT looks like its a Japanese interpretation of a Western RPG.
GOTY? Whether it's GTAIV, Halo 3, or Mass Effect, 360 ftw! heh.
Seriously, though- Mass Effect looks totally badass. Even the prequel novel is pretty decent. If this game is even anywhere near as good as KOTOR, I'm hooked.
And yes, graphics = shiny.
This will be the canonical case of great graphics turning a solid game idea into something that's beyond cool. Hope it all turns out!
This game is awesome the graphics are top notch. There isn't anything else to say about this title just simply awesome. A must buy for anyone who likes to get their moneys worth out of a game.
Bioware gets enough credit. With all the hype that surrounds Squares RPGS. They are constantly putting out new IP and pushing the RPG genre in a whole new direction. The graphics in Mass Effect alone put most other games to shame. And the scope of having all these different races and a whole solar sytem to explore is unmatched in all other "next gen" RPGS. Game of the year in my opinion.
I agree. name one sub-par below average game that has Biowares name on it? there is a certain pedigree to their product. Baldurs gate, KOTOR, Jade Empire, Mass Effect. Story, and character always comes first, even with the shiny, incredible graphics of Mass Effect, I am sure character and story will be much better.
The Western Hemishperes answere to SquarEnix?
Yeah Bioware are really good. Jade Empire has some really good graphics for xbox. I like all their rpgs they have put out.
I agree with bloodmask. I dont understand why square's rpgs are so overhyped. I would rather take on the role of a sci-fi badass commander (mass effect) then a guy that looks female (final fantasy)
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