CVG - Debate: Will BioWare blow us away or suffer from divided focus?
Nope, but multiplayer's nice all the same.
no. it takes space and (or) time and effort which all could be focused on the single player. NOT every game should have multiplayer goddamitt!!! I've bet the mp on mass effect 3 will be played for a little while and then turns into ghost city after one month of launch. I know sp games succeeded in having a fun MP like uncharted 2 but the odds that this may suck is very big.
The Co-op mode is being developed by the partner studio Bioware Montreal, rather than Edmonton who work on the main SP, therefore there isn't really any possible way that the MP can negatively affect the SP, the SP would be identical whether the MP were there or not, so that argument is completely flawed.
The Mass Effect universe is built for co-op IMO. Besides, when you do the single player missions, you have three team mates with you already, so whats the difference?
People tought Uncharted did not need multiplayer but look at how that turned out which was amazing. Multiplayer is always a nice part of any game. I wont be suprised if God of war 4(We all know they will be part 4 because big games just dont end even when devs says 3 will be the last)..Any way i wont be suprised if God of war 4 has multiplayer.
i dont care about the multiplayer, i only care about the story and how it ends.
Well I will wait until it has been released to pass my judgement. What I would say at this point, is that Co-op was added to try and increase sales. If sales increase in a major way, then from Bioware and EA's perspective, it was needed. As a gamer and fan of the series, if it feels like content is missing to accommodate
Co-op could be cool, other than that not sure. Tieing up the story is all need for my £35 though anything else is a bonus.
No it doesn't need Multiplayer, but then again almost 40% of the games on the market do not need Multiplayer but haven it anyway. Anyway it's a + which is a good thing.
its co op so yh it's a nice touch
It doesn't need it, per se, but, bearing in mind it's being done by the partner studio so the development of the SP cannot be affected whether it's there or not, I'm absolutely fine with it being there. Besides, it sounds a fair bit more interesting than most supposedly tacked on MP modes.
Yes ever since i played the awesome mass effect 1 i thought it would be a nice addition why do people fear multi that much if it wasnt around today i wouldnt play games anymore i must have at least killed over 200,000 people online 38,000 just in cod 3, i just find single player a grind these days if a game doesnt have multi i usually wont buy it untill its $5 i guess ME has been strong enough without it but i welcome it.
making the Sp is separate from the one making MP. I beleive the Montreal Bioware is handling the online coop while the core team in Edmonton is doing the story as always. People complaining about it as if its going to hinder the SP experience when it really isn't
I don't think it will hinder the campaign. I just don't think it is necessary. I'd much rather have 2 - 3 hours extra single player content. Or even just one extra mission in the vein of Lair of the Shadow Broker.
@earbus: That was the longest incoherent sentence I think I have ever read. On topic though, I think ME3 will benefit from it simply because it is co-op. The question that was handed to us though, does it really need multiplayer? No, no it doesn't, but as others have said, it is a nice touch.
This is the third entry in the series, so I don't think it needs it right now. Had the game offered this option to start with then the series would have probably sold better though. The reason I say that is because I know a lot of people that will only buy games that a campaign/multiplayer option. So I think in the future, pretty much every game will offer some sort of multiplayer aspect. I love the series either way though.
I really enjoyed ME1 and ME2 and those didn't have multiplayer. It would be nice to play ME with co-op or so, but I believe the series can do without.
Nope. But you know that little thing called the "online pass" now EA has a reason to slap it in there....again....
I'm gonna buck the trend and say a definite yes. Its the last game in the franchise and outside of DLC multiplayer will add longevity if done well.
Apparently, the author of the article did not follow up on this story before writing this article, or he just wrote the article to get people irritated. Either way, if he had followed up on the fact that ME3 is getting multiplayer, he would have known that Bioware has confirmed that the "Multiplayer" is co-op featuring missions that expand on the games story. To me this is perfectly fine.
No, but as long as it doesn't affect my ability to get to the absolute highest level and such in the singleplayer or with-hold story elements or generally affect the quality of the game, I don't honestly care.
If you want multiplayer in your RPG go play an MMO. Every other type of RPG should be left alone. Especially if its focus is on a strong story and immersion into the universe.
nope,but its EA and they like to ruin franchises with all this mp crap..
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