With the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 seriously having outdated tech compared to a modern gaming PC it should come as a worry to players who are looking to buy Mass Effect 3 on consoles in 2012.
Of course it will be. Its mass effect.
I love the Mass Effect series but wish Bioware would add just a tad of humor in the game and make each character feel like they have and individual personality. Dont get me wrong I love serious games but I feel like all the Mass Effect characters look so serious and all have that seem WTF look. Joker is ok but even he sounds like he is forcing a joke out. Even if they kept the characters serious they could at least add some easter eggs or references to other Bioware games in ME3. Edit: Just found this video and Yatzee explains what I trying to say well at 3:06 http://www.escapistmagazine... Edit2: LOL just saw this review and think Yatzee needs to make ME3 http://www.escapistmagazine...
Have you even talked to Mordin, for example when he sings or has that conversation to you about having sex and how things like biotics can spice it up? Almost any conversation with Mordin cracks me up. Garrus's sarcasm and pragmatism at times can be pretty funny too, not to mention Wrex being pissed at pretty much everything in general. It's not in-your-face or laugh out loud humour but they always stick in these little bits everywhere that are witty and make me laugh.
There is humor in the game tho, for example, the conversations between joker and the ships AI.
Like I said Joker is ok but some times his jokes are dry. I am not saying to go all Duke Nukem on the game but even Halo and Metal Gear Solid 4 had some humor in it.
It's true that the 360 and PS3 have old tech, but there aren't any PC games that demonstrate a fundamental difference in graphics today.
I dont like the tone the article was written in. Honestly, the story is the punchline in ME,not graphics. So, from ME1 its never been eye candy for graphics whores. Gamers play games, not count pixels.
While i agree that counting pixels is for pricks, i do find it import that the design of a game it looks feel good to the eye. Its hard to get into a game that looks awkward and or boring.
I don't even know how to count pixels .....
simple shooter with simple, non original story. Me1 was better.
I liked the first Mass Effect more the the second,better story more rpg elements.I just hope that the third is more like the first than it is to the second.
Oh look you guise, another "let's throw mud at ME 3 for being action oriented" guy. What a surprise. ME might be better "for you" but don't talk sh*t about a game that you saw only for 10 minutes. What the hell were they going to show you at E3? All the RPG mechanic they readded? And non original story? Upto this point nearly everything in the world is unoriginal for God's sake. Everything is taking something from other products. At least Mass Effect is doing it better.
Being a PS3 only person, I've only had access to ME2. I was so psyched when I heard it was coming to PS3, so when the demo arrived in the store I downloaded it immediately. The first section, where the ship is under attack and Sheppard gets blown out into space, was so cinematic and cool. I couldn't wait to see more. Then the actual gameplay started. What a letdown. Some of the worst shooting action I've seen this generation, so stiff and unexciting. The demo took me from "must buy" to "maybe I'll play it eventually once it's on deep discount". Mass Effect does the cinematic thing very well, but the gameplay... not so much. Just my honest opinion.
Well all we saw other than customizing weapons was action and how new animations like climbing ladders! have been integrated. You must understand that everyone is very skeptical since the last game from BioWare DA2, was a complete and utter disaster.
Look I completely agree about how Bioware f'd up Dragon Age 2. They already had an action oriented franchise like ME and a old school rpg one like Dragon Age and they decided to make it more like Dynasty Warriors. It pissed me off a lot too but you can't just make negative assumptions from the 10 minute demo you saw. What were they gonna show to the crowd at E3? The character progression? Spending points to the attributes? What? They already said that they're adding more RPG elements to the game yet some people on N4G are still trying to throw shit to the game saying it's an action game. Mass Effect series was an action/RPG hybrid from the beginning. Granted, they take some RPG elements out like looting and inventory in ME 2 but choices (the single most crucial element of an RPG game) was there along with multiple endings and save import feature. If those aren't enough for you to call it an RPG game, I'm sorry but you're a stuck up pathetic fanboy.
Ummm this skepticism is just natural i played the da2 demo just like everyone did and it felt like crap. Obviously we didn't have a hands-on demo for me3. However, everyone is entitled to their opinion. It's been posted over and over and over again. BioWare want ME3 to be the best 3rd person shooter out there. Why in the hell are the focusing on that??? they should focus on making an epic ending to the story and great rpg filled game ONLY one thing has been shown is the customization of weapons. Which is cool and I understand them not showing the rest of the rpg elements. However, when you see so much crap from bioware like "rpg doesn't mean stats and inventory/loot" things like that show how far of the path BioWare have gotten. Oh and like foxgod said below us, you don't control the story whatsoever, and to be honest the imports might as well be useless other than characters your conversation choices have very little impact on the world thus far. I'm no fanboy and I really hope they add more rpg elements and make the final installment more like the first. How things stand at the moment BioWare is going for the casual crowd and giving very little to the long time fans. If i want to run shoot everything in my path i play COD or GTA. I'm hoping this game is epic, but as it stand right now its a tps with some rpg on the side. Don't try and let your loyalty towards bioware blind you from that.
they have learned from their mistakes from Me1-2 so hopefully 3rd will be the ultimate ME game with actual RPG elements like ME1 had a story that is done even better Me1-2 were nice stories but 3rd could blow the first 2 games story wise out of water make sure console games run smooth. Me2 on xbox360 has a lot of pop in and frame rates sometimes drop also sometimes you get in a room and it says loading so fix the game right and give us a master piece gravemaker you are right instead of fixing the rpg issues with me1 they just removed them all and made it a shooter with a story you can control
Your arguments on the genre of Mass effect are invalid, and will therefore be treated as an opinion. For example, you cannot control the story in ME, you can control the conversations. And next to that, ME only persists 50 % of shooting, while shooting games are 90 to 100 % of shooting. Theres too much managing and exploring going on in ME2 to call it a shooter. Shooter fans dont like ME, cause it goes too slow for them, hence it being an rpg. Me2 = an action rpg with guns instead of swords.
I like all kinds of games. To me, ME2 = Action RPG with stiff and unexciting action. I was blown away by the cinematic portion of the ME2 demo, but I thought the action portion just blew.
a shooter or an rpg even though reviewers called it one of the best shooters. i really like Me series played both Me1-2 twice but to me ME1 with its issues is a better RPG and better game. ME2 has more polish and just like dragon age 2 instead of fixing what was broekn in the 1st they just did something different for sequel and now they again bring back gun stats and other RPG elements
It will, its only the best series ever :) The only action rpg that keeps me glued to the screen as much as the old snes action rpg's did.
I will kindly disagree with some aspects of your statements. I don't know what managing or how you did exploring in ME2. You couldn't not explore the planet because people bitched and moaned about the mako and got rid of exploring planets. BioWare replaced our exploration of planets with scanning planets (which i didn't have problems with until my 2nd playthrough as i started to notice how annoying it was until a patch made it pretty much easy to scan. BioWare then went further with their mainstreaming by making all of the places that you go and "explore" just a couple of hallways. Why because people once again bitched about elevators so we got massive loading screens every couple of minutes. We got LESS guns, LESS powers, and for some reason we went back on tech in ME, they went from using heat sinks with no limits on bullets to frigging ammo.... ME was the better of the two because it had an awesome story. Wayyyy more rpg elements, sure the inventory was clunky BUT if you sold most of the useless things and didn't grab everything you could find, people wouldn't find themselves with useless stuff. But i guess not everyone likes dealing with an inventory which is alright. But it did not mean for them to go ahead and just completely throw it out the window and just have very few things. So far this is my favorite series in this gen so don't get me wrong I want ME3 to be the best thing in the world since pussy. I hope that the 3rd and final part of this trilogy will be great but so far i'm skeptical.
Outdated tech? Umm, well I don't know about that but what I do know is if it's even a little bit better than mass effect 2, we're in for a ride.
Well no miracles can be done on this gen consoles. I remember the time when I saw first screenshots for oblivion and I said to myself "damn my ps2 is old". I have yet to see a game to make me feel the same about my ps3.
I'm fedup of hearing about lack of power on 360 and ps3 compaired to pcs. This has been the case since pcs ran games. The old Amiga 1200 was more powerful than the snes and mega drive but they were not going on about the difference then. Games like bfbc2 kz2 and 3 halo reach gears 3 uc2 crysis 2 ect all look good on a console and play very well. Even gt5 and forza 4 look good. The developers need to stop moaning about having next Gen. They all need to be helping each other out as the games industory this Gen has seen more studios close than anyother Gen and it has been some big ones too. If it was not for games like dance Central zumba fitness just dance ect we could of seen some other studios close as well. To me developers have got lazy and want to develop games for high end pcs and just port them across to console. They should work on the console as they will get better graphics out of them that way and development cost would be less too. The 360 and ps3 still have a few years left in tham before they need to bring out te next Gen consoles because of software updates this will help keep this Gen going as they can add more and more to the console experiance. Rather than just throw out a powerful console every 5 years. This should also help some developers balance out the books.
Why have 5 people disagreed with me do they really want to see more developers be dropped and less core games? This Gen has hit big names hard. Just look at last year we had 3 very good games in blur split/second yet the sales were low and we lost 2 of the developers. We are seeing less and les new ips now because developers are sacred that the new games will not sell well. This is why we are seeing the next version of the game ever 1 to 2 years because they know people will buy the game because of the name. Look at cod they started doing a ww2 and then a mw game and because the ww2 games were not selling as well they did blackopps Which is a mw game. I'm just hoping the games industory starts to pickup on all game types soon as we could be in for a hard time over the next few years.
more like watered down beyond death across all systems bioware proved they were sell outs with this game....after promising an actual rgp they give us gears of mass effect
wonder if people calling me2 too much of a shooter picked a class other than soldier.. cause from the stats bioware pulled off the 360 n PC seems soldier was played with the most no. of times. be a vanguard, charge a couple of times n try to say you hate me2's comabat. bioware needs to give more impetus to the other classes.. which imo makes the combat relatively more rpg than the soldier.
I played soldier sure, cuz i liked to use most the weapons, however, i also play adept, infiltrator and i played vanguard in ME, i don't play vanguard in me2 because incase you didn't notice the shotgun sucks krogan balls.
as a 28 year old man, and someone who grew up with star wars, i think that mass effect is just as if not eaqually as epic as star wars.
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