The first details for Mass Effect 3 multiplayer have been revealed.
The floodgates are opening. I've been very intrigued to see how multiplayer would work out. This looks very promising.
This just seems tacked on like a last minute idea. "Yeah we'll throw that in...it seems like a good idea, we've never had a good excuse to throw it in untill now but since theres a big war going on it's great timing"
Agreed At the end of the day it's there word againt ours, we don't know if they've been "hard at work with it" or not letting the SP sufer (which in my opinion I think they have)
They said they opened up another studio for multi-player. "To reach that level of quality, last year BioWare opened a studio in Montreal .... Both studios work together as partners, lead by the core Mass Effect team, unified in a single vision." So at least we know it wasn't just tacked on, nor did they compromise the single-player.
actualy i think EA combined its MMO studio with bioware & thats how they got another studio which also explains why SWTOR is being developed by bioware
If you want to play a multiplayer game then go play a God damned multiplayer game and leave mass effect alone. Like the nine thousand mp focussed games that etch throughout the last two decades aren't enough? Who the FUCK picks up mass effect and thinks "Oh yeah this totally needs to be made competitive with limited level design?" Jesus Christ it's like asking for your bacon sandwich to be integrated into ice cream. Whether or not it's good is besides the damn point. It shouldn't bloody happen. I want to play an rpg no matter how badly bioware seem to think I'd rather play a gears of war rip off.
it doesnt hurt to check how the MP will work, its not freacking COD you know, there is NO PvP mode, just alternative Co-op missions that you can skip if you want to.
Well at first I was thinking versus multiplayer not Co-op. I could actually see some of this working out. Too bad there isn't a 2-player offline co-op. Maybe the feedback from this will be use in developing a Mass Effect MMO, if Bioware decide to do it. But still I hope this decision to make multiplayer doesn't result in a weak SP experience. I would of still like to got the game this year without the multiplayer and the delay.
Im sold!! Sounds awesome.
Just reading the article makes me realize how much this game will either be very good or bomb so bad Bio should just be called EA from then on. I love Mass Effect and just hearing more and more news coming out just ruins this game more and more for me. This seems like they are just trying to do a horde/firefight style coop just so the casuals that they are so called "Catering," To can beat the game easier and not cry if they die in the single player. I might not even preorder this anymore because of this.
So your cancelling a pre-order because the game has an optional mode that you dont need to play if you wanna get the optimal game in sp?
Like sage said below "Success in multi-player will have a direct impact on the outcome of the single player campaign" DIRECT IMPACT....I thought it was "Optional." This is just a way for the casuals to get a good ending in ME3, because there is no way to twist the words harder then saying its optional and then saying it will have a direct outcome in the story. So yes I am canceling my preorder until there is more info. EA has ruined the franchise to the point that I cant even enjoy it anymore.
A direct impact yes, but only if you decide to play it... The way I see it like this: You can play the SP without ever touching the MP and you'll still have the full ME3 experience OR you can play both and the MP parts will help you in the SP with the galactic readiness thing Win - Win
"It is important to note that the system is entirely optional and just another way players can have control over your game experience – it is still possible to achieve the optimal, complete ending of the game in Mass Effect 3 through single-player alone." I wonder where you stopped reading...
my non-MP gamerscore will beg to differ.
"Success in multi-player will have a direct impact on the outcome of the single player campaign" I dont like this part. Ill give it a chance though. Im not gonna make any disingenuous assertions
I think it's saying it will have an effect to the coop singleplayer campaign, not regular singleplayer.
http://gamingeverything.com... "It is still possible to achieve the optimal, complete ending of the game in Mass Effect 3 through single-player alone."
my optimal, complete ending is when I 100% the achievements. which will NOT be possible without MP.
hello there, phantom disagreer. So I take it you're saying, "Achievement points aren't worth a second thought?" (don't get mad at me for guessing, you didn't bother to comment). To which I say: We are both men of gaming. Lies do not become us.
I like the idea of co-op, perhaps the next (if there is going to be one) Mass Effect game could have a 2 player co-op system of the entire campaign and each player can choose a companion etc and have interactive dialogue a la SWTOR. But a few random co-op missions that can probably be completed within the hour? meh
So happy this was announced im even more keen to get it i put off getting singleplayer games as i played them for 20 years before getting my first online rage message. I fell in love knowing i made a angry frustrated player on the other side of the world so they spiral into 2nd rate mum jokes then send them a friend request, online multiplayer saved me from giving gaming away totally.
Co-op is teh good choice, nything else would have suck .. still not thrilled about it but i'll give it a chance and i'm not getting my hopes up .. IF uncharted and creed managed to do it properly , mass effect can ..and i hope they will BUT we'll need more info and feedback to decide that
i am waiting for some more information...>_>
I don't know why devrloper have this consistent need to add multi-player into every game.
As much as you dont like it.. its because of business. Thats why
hacked on Multi-player? Gee that will sure sell allot of copies.
Actually, it probably will. You discount just how many people out there let MP define their gaming experience. And it makes sense. Multiplayer falls right in line with BioWare's continued efforts to diversify the series in order to attract new customers that aren't RPG fans.
"You discount just how many people out there let MP define their gaming experience. And it makes sense." Not everything needs to have MP tbh.
I don't disagree. But the reality is it can be an easy way to expand your audience which equals easy money. And after streamlining the crap out of ME2 to the point that some now see it as a shooter-with-choices... it certainly isn't surprising.
Yea. It's not one of those areas that are just clear cut. Some games makes it work in the sense that the SP and MP can work hand in hand, and other times, some games just makes it apparent that it suffered by tacking on MP.
seriously? six character classes, different difficulty settings, conversation trees, morality rankings, romance subplots and dozens of star clusters to explore aren't enough?
No wonder why I seen Shepard doing Dodge rolls and running much faster than in the previous games, reminds me of Uncharted/Gears a little bit.
"Why did you decide not to include it as a part of the main campaign?" "Our priority and focus with Mass Effect 3 has and always will be to deliver a complete and satisfying single player experience." That's exactly what I wanted hear. Thank god.
^This. Now I'm actually a bit interested of the MP, since it's totally own experience, and you won't be playing as Shepard, but make new character, keeping the SP personal still.
well i was getting the game anyway putting multiplayer on the game is just a bonus for me cant wait!!!
can we make love in mutiplayer? lol
"50G-Inter Species Sex Scene Achievement Unlocked"
I was apprehensive, but that actually sounds quite brilliant. You don't have to do it, although it affects and deepens the story of the SP campaign if you do, although you can achieve the optimal ending in SP without having to play Co-op, it's being done by the partner studio so there's absolutely no way it can affect the polish and quality of the SP, and YOU CAN PLAY AS A ****ING KROGAN!!! I mean, seriously, if it works, what's not to like?
Commander Shepard is actually more than a commander? Is he able to control these armies and fleets because he's a SPECTRE or is it because he's "the chosen one," or did his superiors decide to let him have his way? anyway, I still am really interested in this stuff. As long as the campaign is still re-playable and many hours long, that is.
you know, the problem isn't the multiplayer itself but how bioware sweared up and down that there was no multiplayer in ME3. How can we trust them to tell the truth about SP?
its not Biowares fault im sure Visceral also didnt plan on Dead Space 2 multiplayer. the thing about EA is they let their Devs do what ever they want with a new ip & if its successful, EA goes & tries to make it "better" Dead Space,Mass Effect & Dragon Age are good examples. AND on top of all this EA is planning on using the online pass system, at least with ME2 we got free content
whats with all the hate, its not full multiplayer, there is no teams against teams, they simply added 3 player co-op and everyone loves co-op.
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