"According to a member from Mass Effect 3's official forum, he/she said that "Probing Planet" is no longer in Mass Effect 3."
Sounds interesting, hope it makes the game more fun because mining was lame
Not only was the mining lame but the whole premise was just ridiculous. After spending insane amounts of money and resources on Shepard and the Normandy they can't spring for a few upgrades? It just makes no sense.
So is it still an RPG? They seem to keep streamlining and replacing more and more RPG elements. Haven't really played it since ME1. Tried ME2, but couldn't get into it and Miranda was kinda fugly.
Was it ever an rpg? I think it was always a third person shooter with a few rpg elements. ME3 is no different
Well ME1 was sort of an RPG with crappy combat, ME2 was less of an RPG with better combat. Apparently in ME3 if you want to you can fast track through all the dialog and decision making thus getting you back to the combat quicker, which I guess would make it more like GeOW but with less steroids :) So you have a choice, more RPG or more TPS.
Awww.... So i cant probe Uranus anymore??
I personally liked the solar system exploration aspect and as long as that's still in tact with several dozens systems w/e
I hope they get rid of or enrich fuel. There was really no reason for it to be in the game.
I hope they get rid of the fuel system, it has no reason to be there, just like the ammo system.
Lets just get rid of everything that makes it an RPG and make it a strait up FPS lol.
There's a bit of difference. Ammo serves a richer purpose in changing overall combat behavior. It is a mechanic that affects the game and how you play it in a way that isn't completely binary. Fuel serves only to curtail your flying around the solar system. There's no benefit good enough and no consequence dire enough to make keeping refueled even kind of interesting. "Lets just get rid of everything that makes it an RPG and make it a strait up FPS lol." No genre is defined by bad mechanics.
Thousands of years in the future and yet there's still a need for fuel bet all the oil companies are happy. Probing was a dull experience I dislike ammo system but it makes me feel less OP compare to a reheating system. I highly doubt me3 fully going back to its roots even though part of me wish it would.
There better be a lot of search and rescue missions then.
To be honest, Mass Effect was never really an RPG (and more like an action adventure game with RPG elements). That became especially evident in the second game. It's also clear that Bioware is trying to emulate Gears of War. While that in itself is not necessarily a bad thing, it is sad to see a once celebrated role-playing developer churning out substandard RPG fare (Dragon Age 2) or generic (albeit enjoyable) action-adventure or third person shooters (Mass Effect). I sometimes wonder if the lustre of Bioware is wearing off, and whether soon they'll be regarded as a joke (like Lionhead and their godawful fable games).
Glad the hear this I thought planet mining was tedious and boring
Well we'd better atleast be able to drive the Mako around.
Is it just me or is ME3 becoming less and less of an RPG and more or a action adventure game with alot of depth
that's why i'm skipping ME3.tired of studios looking for massive appeal instead of pleasing loyal fans.
As much as I'm a fan of RPGs I'm fine with it to be honest. In my opinion ME1 was never good at being an RPG, ME2 was awesome at being an action adventure though. It seems to work better for this particular franchise.
Planet mining was something I read a lot of complaints about on this site. It might be an element of RPGs but it still was pretty tedious.
RPG or not it was boring as dirt. It was so badly designed and so glaringly tedious that I often wonder why they thought to include it.
ME1 was terrible and ME2 was good so I'm glad that ME3 is going in this route.
I did wish the planets in Mass Effect 2 had more side-missions than they did.
Man...thank god for that! Both the mining and zig zagging exploration from 1 &2 were thoroughly tedious and boring that always made me groan and sleepy. Ruined an otherwise stellar experience. Hopefully they wont bung up #3 with such inane crap.
-Well.. Now we know why they pulled the Commander Shepard Dialogue Line "Ahh.. Mining, A gentlemen's past time" -from that Article i read earlier.. -Honestly i didn't mind mining, it was like my right before bedtime, put me to sleep activity in ME:2, but i guess it's nice to see them bring something new for Part III. :D
Thats music to my ears mining was so boring the mako was better.
Planet mining. Now there's a thing ! the most irritating, pointless, boring game killer ever dreamed up. classic Bioware misguidedness.
Honestly is this game even an RPG anymore?
What? Do boring mechanics make an RPG?
Ahhhh... I really wanted to probe Uranus!
So... they've even replaced mineral gathering with combat?
Glad they got rid of the mining bit, but really, that "article," if you could call it that, really needs to be cleaned up if he wants to be taken seriously.
Search and rescue should be awesome. It would be nice if some stealth is thrown into the rescue process.