TVGB: "BioWare marketing director David Silverman has ended the speculation and wordplay once and for all; there will be more Mass Effect in our future."
Oh for F*** sake, leave it in the dust, please make an Rpg your priority again. Even a Sci fi one again if you must. Bioware are good with Rpg's, they're inexperienced with TPS. ME ditched Rpg and tried Tps. But the Tps aspect isn't good.
Thermal Clips made it more like a TPS They are crap and only really usefull if your a Soldier Class or go in guns blazing. I never once used my squad mates or even my biotics because I could shoot and kill everything without waiting for my gun to cool down.
I found it funny how the technology regressed. They go from 'unlimited ammo' to 'clips'. Having guns overheat gave off a more sci fi, futuristic feel.
@RedDeadDestroyed Oh for f*** sake stop making the same crappy comment to every goddamn Mass Effect 3 article. You don't know anything about what makes an RPG an RPG yet you keep bitching about how Mass Effect is not one in every article. Being able to make small and big scale choices is the reason that you call a game an RPG. Just because its focused on action doesn't mean it's not an RPG. @MrSpace You also don't know what are you talking about. How the hell adding thermal clips into the game makes it more like a TPS? Is this a joke? So since those make biotics and other abilities "useless" to you, it makes the game less of an RPG? @GunofthePatriots There's nothing "funny" about it. Some, maybe most people might find the change better since you don't have to wait for cooldown and reload only takes around 1 second. It's not a big deal like some make it ought to be. For the love of God all of these Mass Effect haters on N4G, for just f*cking ONCE, have your own goddamn opinion. Every article it's the same, Mass Effect is not an RPG, it sucks because they made it into TPS, Bioware is a sellout company bla bla bla. There's always some sh*tty fad that keeps happening and there're tons of sheep on N4G that keeps following it. This year, it's hating games like Call Of Duty and Mass Effect. Pathetic.
I agree Thermal Clips made it feel like every other Third Person Shooter. I never really used my biotics and team mates as much since in the first game it had you using them as your guns cooled down. It took a little bit of strategy as well because you had to decide what enemy to take out first, which one after to use biotics on and what team mates biotic you wanted to use while your gun cooled down. It made evey battle seem differen't and fresh. ME2 was just like "Oh look a fight", Bang Bang Bang <reload> Bang Bang Bang Bang Bang Bang, fights over rinse and repeat. @Blacktric: "You also don't know what are you talking about. How the hell adding thermal clips into the game makes it more like a TPS" Maybe because adding thermal clips made it sway more on the tps side of things. The Biotics and team mates biotics were kind of useless when you could find a load of ammo and win fights based on that AND the fact that most classes could use guns that they couldn't use in ME. We get it you love ME but let people share there points without blasting them because of it.
@Blacktric Shut the f*ck up you immature prick
@WhiteLightning I am not against people who share their negative thoughts about Mass Effect but if they do it like the way RedDeadDestroyer does, I'll answer them the same way. They keep saying the same crap since mid 2010; Mass Effect isn't an RPG, it's a TPS bla bla bla. Enough! If you're calling a game like Mass Effect a shooter, then you obviously have problems or just like getting on the "let's hate this" fad wagon like most people do without having a clue.
Hey, why not. Tbh, these initial RPGs have disappointed me in their inability to stick to the genre. I like Mass Effect, but what I don't like is a series morphing mid-season. If they want to make an action game, MAKE AN ACTION GAME. If they want to make an RPG, don't start funneling out RPG elements because you want more money.
Kinda figured with the invasion on earth that it would be.
I want Mass Effect Origins that takes place hundreds of years before Shephard existed. Maybe when the Mass Effect systems were being worked with. Citadel in it's early stages or maybe a new universe all together. Mass Effect is my second favorite Sci-Fi universe ever, after Star Wars.
Yes i want to have a prequel game about the the prometheans. I know part one covered what happened (uncovering the story was the best part of the whole series) but it was so interesting and deserves to be told in full. There are so many sidestories to be told. I agree that me is right up there with star wars, only reason i like star wars more is prob nostalgia. I welcome more mass effect and where the f is kotor 3 and jade empire 2? Those were 2 of the best series ever.
prometheans lol. Yeah, I've always been mystified by the protheans as well. For PS3 pnly gamers that may not have played ME1, it even says that Prothean technology was based off of an even earlier race. I'm sure Bioware didn;t just say that for nothing . It'll all come to head in ME3 or like your good idea, a prequel.
Not really a surprise, MMO, other side-stories or spin-offs of current characters or just a continued story down the line or something, perhaps even a prequel with something like the first contact war could even happen perhaps, there's a lot of room for manoevre there. Just wait until then to throw in a pointless multiplayer mode and don't waste more of your current time trying to stuff it into ME3 wasting more time you could be spending working on the important thing in the series.
Honestly they should end it as a trilogy
Not a surprise. Shepard's story may come to a close in ME3 but they would be dumb not to continue it on for another story line in the future or past. I don't have any problem with it as long as ME3 has a good ending and story and doesn't end in some stupid cliff hanger for ME4.
ME4 will just be a pure TP shooter then ... WTF.
Why do RPG fans act deathly scared of shooters? Or HATE them? I'm NOT trying to insult you, but everyone seems to be saying some variation of your comment. Why? Its a GALACTIC WAR. Why shouldn't there be shooting? If its cause you think it's inching closer to a traditional TPS, then that's ridiculous. Mass Effect as told an outstanding story so far and to reduce it to "just another TPS" is BS.
I don't hate shooters at all, really. In fact most of the games I bought this generation ( and I buy all my games new, just to say that I invest a lot in video games ) are shooter. It must be told that this generation is satured with shooters. A lot of them are good if not great titles, but I need more diversification, this generation is getting very boring from this point of view. I said what I said because Bioware themself stated that ME3 is going to be more action oriented then ME2 ( wich was already too much action oriented to call it a RPG ), that has very few RPG elements in it ( I don' t own a Xbox 360, but I had a chance to play the first for some hours ). I love shooters, but I love RPG too. The problem is that if Bioware does not change their mind soon, we are going to have a pure shooter with ME4 ... and I want more RPGs, this is why I complain! We/I need more pure RPG games. This genre is a dying kind on consoles, and I can' t just accept it. This could drive me to boycott ME3 also if comes out a masterpiece. You said that can' t be different because ME3 is about a Galactic War ... well, in the past a lot of RPGs story were about it or sort of, so I don' t see the need to make it a shooter with few RPG elements really. And up everything I don' t see the need to make it more shooter that it was the original one. Less RPG elements, more shooter = easier to make, more people will buy it. This is why Bioware is doing what is doing. And to be honest I' m not happy at all also if I think that ME2 is a GREAT gaming experience. I hope I have explained my thought ;) PS: pardon my poor english.
@Seventh "that has very few RPG elements in it" If you're referring to the inventory then I can't sympathize. I NEVER liked managing an inventory. The shooting has always been there so the fact that people think that refining the shooting mechanics is taking a step backward is beyond me. In your case, it seems like you want something other than a shooter, however Mass Effect has been a shooter (more than any other RPG at least) from the start. "RPG elements" are not more important than the story and character development. Tell me, what are these RPG elements that it totally abandoned? I REALLY want to come to a better understanding. What Bioware is doing is blending the two so that pro shooter idiots who consider COD campaigns as "great" now see the thinking/character development/player choice side of shooters. Not to mention the wonderful universe of Mass Effect. RPG fans are firmly against that. My question is...........WHY? Mass Effect is Mass Effect. I've never played anything like it before it or after it, so Bioware has done everything right IMO.
There's a whole universe to expand on...so this isn't surprising. I'm actually looking forward to potentially a whole new crew and story. Plus they can try a few different things they wouldn't be able to try in these ME games. I don't really care what anyone says...Mass Effect keeps getting better with each game so I have faith it will be good. Can't wait for the end of Shepard's story.
I almost feel the same way, but I can't imagine it without Shepard. It would be like continuing Uncharted without Drake. I can't imagine it.
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