Rumors say that Mass Effect 3 might feature new gameplay modes to appeal to a wider audience. Is that such a bad thing?
I'm much more annoyed that they didn't rehired Morden's voice actor.
They might have done, they just hadn't done his voice acting in time for the E3 demo or the leaked beta.
I think this story mode/action mode stuff is a great idea, but I don't like that the author knocked the Mako stuff from the first game. Exploring planets was an excellent break from the other stuff, it felt very hard-sci-fi in a cool way, and it was a billion times better than the horrible tank platforming in ME2. I WANT MORE BORING TANK STUFF.
streamline? Oh no, I know where this is going. Don't let Mass Effect succumb to the mass media. If the Elder Scrolls can improve in every way each iteration of their games, keep the core the same, and still sell like no tommorrow, then I don't see why Mass Effect would have to take things out in order to please people.
You clearly didn't play morrowind
Morrowind has the original Charm. Skyrim is great but morrowind. Oh little me.
i was playing it yesterday. the gameplay is outdated. only mods can get me to play it.
I didn't really love Mass Effect 2, so this doesn't bother me too much. However, if the shooting part of the game was smoother, I would really be happy. ME2 seemed a little confused on whether it wanted to be a tps or an rpg and was never really great at either one in my opinion. I have high hopes for ME3 because I really like the story in these games, but I'm not holding my breath on the gameplay.
I agree that streamlining can be a good thing, I hope they change the UI so the game can have gamepad support on PC for ME3. The controls were so simple there was really no reason not to have gamepad support.
Streamlining the game will give it a vip pass into the VGAs.
Streamlining is fine as long as its optional lol. I remember being a little upset that the inventory system was completely killed between ME and ME2. Sure it was flawed but i like being unique. Also, forced streamlining can kill your fanbase, im looking at you crytek.
Couldn't help but notice the author left out Dragon Age 2. It's a true showcase of how streamlining can ruin a once promising franchise. Was it really too difficult having the ability to speak with your companions whenever you wanted, or having the full spell tree available to all of your party members...instead of half assed healers blocked from spirit heals and warriors with no range. I fail to see how beefing up the action by mashing on the X/A button to kill countless clones in the same rehashed areas made the game more accessible for anyone. Hopefully, there are 3 different modes of gameplay. I don't want to muddle through a piss poor TPS just to get to the very good story and character interactions....again. They improved the combat in ME2 but ruined the RPG elements or outright removed them. So what was left was a mediocre shooter with a very good story. If having an inventory system and the ability to sell items to vendors is too complicated for you, play the dumbed down version and shoot yourself out of countless corridors and waist high walls. If having grenades and more than 8 weapons, or outfitting your squad with better armor is too stressful, play the dumbed down version and drop a few thousand thermal rounds into all their monkey asses, and say to hell with teammates. If actually having a video game conversation is too involved, skip all of that and leave the decision making to more capable gamers. I think the game should be RPG by default but that's just me. I can understand if people just want to blow s*** up, but if that's the case, why are those people playing Mass Effect?
If people payed any attention to whats already confirmed they'd know that ME3 isnt streamlined
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