With the Mass Effect 3 demo becoming available to all soon, the question is raised as to whether the much touted voice commands make for a better playing experience.
Nice. Finally use Kinect for something where I don't look like a muppet.
"open door" Is it really worth forking out for Kinect for one game?
I don't think many people look at it that way. There are a few games that are "Better with Kinect" that make it worth owning, Child Of Eden, Forza 4, Halo CEA, Mass Effect 3 and Ghost Recon. The implementation of Kinect is just a little something extra. There are different reasons to own one, I know a couple of people who own one just for the voice commands/gestures on the dash and media functions. So I guess it's all in the eye of the beholder. I'm looking forward to the voice commands in Mass Effect 3, I was skeptical at first, but they look like they are going to add a lot to someone like me and they don't take away anything from anyone or gimp the game in any way. So if you have a Kinect and want to try this, good on you...if not, then you don't have to use this feature. Options are good.
No, but if you already own one or you're looking to buy one you might want to pick up Mass Effect 3 also. Do you usually buy a console just for one game alone?
Anyone know how long the SP is?
Bioware confirmed that it'll be around the same length as Mass Effect 2 but with more replay value.
Meh Can be possible with just a mic or eyetoy 2 Nothing new
Yeah, I wonder how much MS paid them for this.
They said kinect was better than mics at blocking out enemy voice and better at detecting accents and voice variations. Kinect hate, nothing new.
Yes it can be, but it wasn't so your argument is pointless. 360 version has it, PS3 version doesn't. Simple as that. Don't be so angry that the Mass Effect franchise is just best be played on the 360 over the PS3. Just like most games. Nothing new.
Kinect already offers custom speech recognition that the Eyetoy 2 doesnt have. It also has 4 array mics to pic up the voice commands better. It does voice command better than what is on the market now. So unless a company wants to go out and spend tens of thousands on custom software or make their own voice recognition software from scratch...Kinect is the better option.
Oh, if they only had a brain. Seems hate is always based on ignorance.
It can be done but it hasnt, and wont. So argument isnt strong.
More options are good. But I don't see the point of using the feature. Who would want to talk the entire time when all you have to do is click the sentence. I can see somebody trying in out initially but will quickly get tired of it
Yeah, I'll probably try it out but I doubt I'll be playing through the whole campaign while using Kinect. It is nice to see some support from some hardcore games though.
Do some more research. While in battle you can speak commands to your team without stopping in the middle of gameplay and taking yourself out of the immersion by using the command wheel. Kinect implementation does more than just speaking an option while in a conversation.
It looks pretty responsive, more useful for the actual combat than for opening doors though.
Core games are just getting better and better with the implementation of kinect. The slogan "better with kinect" is becoming more and more relivent and truthful with games like Halo CE, Forza 4, Mass Effect and Ghost Recon. Can't wait to have once again the definitive experience gaming on the 360. Thanks MS.
There's also Binary Domain that looks good.
This is pretty dope I would use it to change weapons or to speak to someone, I don't have to pause the game it keeps the pace steady, great use of kinect I can't wait to try it
Nice will give it a try for sure.
I will try it for muself very soon.
Im wondering if Kinect is turning a profit with all this bribing and lack of interest? Maby microsoft could straighten their shit out and show some PC gaming support?
Where do you get this idea of bribing?
Do you know how little market demand there is for this thing in gaming? Bioware straight out said their not allowed to make voice controls for any other system, Not even PC Kinect. And the dificulty to make mothion and voice controls is quite difficult, for something that probably wont bring more customers. I guess Bioware just decided to be the good guys?
The only reason they decided to add Kinect functionality was the ease of implementing it. They said since Kinect already understood voice commands it took a lot less work to pull it off than using mics. I don't see how there is a lack of interest in Kinect considering the millions of units sold. I tried out the ME3 demo using Kinect and it worked really well, actually made the combat more fluid.
what I like about the idea is it's not cheesy and it places you in the heart of the battle. This is as close to real as it's going to get. Using it to command your troops there is no pausing time to change weapons there is no freezing time to tell Joe Doe, "Hey, shoot him" I would like to see this type of play style placed in all games across all systems even sports games where I can call a time out, with out having to pause the screen actually call design plays I set up in madden by moving my foot back which signals my receiver to go in motion. Sub players out on the fly it's a great concept with a little positive imagination this could be a wonderful experience
I tried the demo out using the Kinect, and it works just like in the video. Aside from a few hiccups it worked really well in combat, no more pausing every few seconds to command teammates to use powers.
Really, I am going to try it out myself and see how it works
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