Casey Hudson has revealed that the core experience of Mass Effect 3 will use the conventional Xbox 360 controller, rather than Porject Natal.
Well thats what i wanted to here :D
I would think they'll use Natal for something. But I prefer that the vast majority of it to be used with the normal controller :)
Hardcore development studios (at least the good ones) are smart enough to know that they shouldn't venture anywhere beyond using Natal as a Hybrid solution. The controller will always be the core and Natal will be used to enhance the gameplay...the best of both worlds. I good use of Natal for ME3 would be heads-up or navigation displays. Such as when you are navigating through the star maps...could be pretty sick and non-invasive to the actual game play.
If Milo is anything to go off of I could really see a game like ME taking advantage of the way we interact with the characters in game.
Nothing to complain about here. ME was never built with Natal in mind. Period. They shouldn't be trying to force it and I'm glad they aren't. If they want to try a Natal RPG, save it for the next project. ME is apparently superb without it if you've read any reviews for the latest entry. I know 360 owners (like myself) are hungry for news of hardcore Natal games, but this is not and should not be the one.
Hardcore games that use the controller will continue to use them but enhance the gameplay with natal. If Natal sells enough, most hardcore game will add some feature that use the tech as an option. Things like signals to the team, picking up items, throwing of grenades and right hooks, could all be done better with motion.
Looking forward to see how they can augment Natal into ME3 as an addition, not a requisite!
WTF said they would even use natal? Erghh I really hate how people think because MS/Sony are making their own Motion thingy means that They want to replace the normal controller with them. let's be real now Video Games started with Controllers and it will stay like that forever.
Of course controllers will stay around forever, people are just interested in seeing what the future holds for their favourite games :)
That's What I wanted to hear myself... Good news..
Good news :)
sweet dude, although I'm not too big on motion controllers.
as much as im looking forward to mass effect 3, I wouldnt want it if it was a motion controlled game.
no crap =P
Natal is reserved for casual carnival games (ones that compensate for Natal's poor response time).
That's fine but I do hope they try and use some Natal for ME3. There is only so many of the same looking identical planets, mines, rooms, etc you can go thru in 3 games before you look for I don't know.. something new and inventive? Bioware seems to suffer from what a lot of RPG dev's do and that is being complacent and stuck in old mechanics that are quickly becoming out dated. If there was one game that jumped to the front of my mind when I saw the voice/speech/face recognition demo was Mass Effect. So sick of looking at a stupid dialog wheel and having to use a boring controller to do that..
No, since they dropped the proccessor, it will use the 360 power and will gimp MASS EFFECT 3, so diffenlty better with only 360 controller.
wow finally a conversation about video games in n4g where we can all agree all gamers, 360 and sony fanboys alike agree that we love our controllers. i for one would trash all this casual natal, arc, gem whatever bull##$t and keep playing with a controller whether its a sony or 360 game. peace
mass effect has utilized 100% of the machine's power it can't spare 30% for natal
I don't give a s*** what the 360 version does. I won't be using a controller at all. Mouse and keyboard all the way.
I know a lot of people like to post how superior the PC versions of games are. The truth is it is subjective (depends on what the person looks for in a game). What you will find in most cases is that most people prefer to play games on console over the PC version. Case in point: ME2 on 360 will easily out sell the PC version. The PC version will have a lower price and better graphics, yet more people will buy it on 360 alone. Controller are more emersive than mouse and keyboard, despite what the common belief is. Mouse and KB do not have the same feed back and comfort found in the controller and usually remove some of the challenge of lining up a good shot. I get move excitement from the gameplay when the game is done well on the controller.
That is because Natal and core games don't go together very well as proven by the Burnout demo they showed, so this is no surprise at all. And expect many more announcements like this from other devs as well.
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