The new Mass Effect 3 demo has revealed that the game might have a few potentially game breaking problems with it.
Are you crazy? The Mass Effect 3 demo rocked! I get your point about Freddy Prince Jr. though... wtf is he doing in a game anyways.
There are many more problems than just those. But a big one is the dialogue problem.
Freddy Prinze Jr. is a gamer. I'd rather have him voice it than another celeb who doesn't care about the medium. It's not like the character would suddenly go away if they hadn't cast him in the role. You have an issue with the character, blame BioWare, not Prinze Jr.
Sounds like typical internet troll whining and complaining to me
Didn't mean to imply Freddy Prince Jr.'s presence as a VA as a negative - okay, maybe a little - but rather the literal no-neck marine grunt who he's going to portray which is going to add little to the ME universe. He could have been an Elcor or Hanar. A recruited Batarian or even Vorcha if you just had to have an extra gun in the squad. Instead he's just another human. Hell, he's probably just a celeb who's replacing Jacob because Bioware got a celeb to replace him.
The criticism and defense of Freddy Prinze Jr. He ruined Fred from Scooby Doo.
"2. Not enough dialogue choices" Seriously? It's a frigging demo that takes place in two random sections of the game for God's sake. How can someone make this assessment out of a demo that's obviously made to demonstrate the action aspect of the game and call themselves a journalist?
Especially when bioware said they took the dialogues out of the demo, and when there was a leak of the exact same part of the game with the actual dialogues that's been on youtube for months.
yeah.. i agree. there should be no DIALOG choices to really make in the demo.. i mean i don't want to know what happens.
That's when I stopped reading. This author is the worst.
"The new Mass Effect 3 demo has revealed that the game might have a few potentially game breaking problems with it." Me: OMG.. really, Is it a freezing bug that does not let the player proceed? An error in the coding? Me after reading article: How the f*ck are those game breaking? These guys need a dictionary before making anymore articles :/
maybe it was just me but i kind of agrre with free things the demo was if i could say Bland? boring and MEH. I still have it on pre-ordered list but hopefully the final version is a lot better. on ps3 it did not run smooth and the new engine made everything looked so robotic. I am hoping the demo was from a old build and the final version will be much better I had a lot more fun with Binary domain demo than ME3
he is a big fan of Mass Effect so they put him in.
I downloaded it then thought better about it and deleted it without playing it. I know it will be good, I can wait 3 weeks until I get my hands on the real deal.
Did you try out the multiplayer? It rocks.
I can't, I really liked it. But I agree with some of what this author is saying. Why on earth is Freddy Prince Jr in the game?
Why are you all so hung up on Freddy? Seriously? Did he kick your dog or something? I didn't have any issue with the voice lines he gave in the demo... Seemed good enough for the game imo.
The boss. Nuff said.
Why is Chobot in the game? At lest we know that Vega will be in your crew. What is wrong with his voice acting? Seemed good to me.
Felt like a watered down Uncharted IMHO, nothing wow about the demo, except frame rate drops [PS3 version]. It's a real shame how ME changed from a RPG to a RPG-lite action heavy game. One last thing the FOV really sucks in this game, Shepard still runs like a retard...
You're the only other person I've seen mention the framerate problems, I thought I was going insane. I actually downloaded the demo twice thinking it must have just been something about the first copy of it making the framerate crawl on my PS3 but it seems that's just the way it is. I find the framerate so incredibly low I can't even play it, I have serious trouble seeing what's going on. Other than that it's.... alright, it basically just feels like the second game to me. I'll probably pick it up just to finish off the story but I can't say I see anything mindblowing in it. I also worry that we will not be allowed to do my favourite thing from the past two games and just wander around the Citadel and other pedestrian areas just talking to aliens and soaking in the atmosphere. I mean if the whole thing is about finding a way to stop the Reapers who are at that very moment tearing Earth to shreds I doubt Sheperd will have time to go get drunk and do some very dodgy dancing.
No. Uncharted is a watered down Mass Effect 3. See, I can sound stupid too.
Yeh same here. Couldn't play the demo thanks to frame rate drops.
It's more like awesome child of Uncharted and Mass Effect raised by farm from perfect parent, EA.
Facepalm, they said they force all of those things so that the game would be better than the demo. Except #3, that ones silly :p
That's it??? that's all you got?? Who the hell is permitting your A$$ to write video gaming news? They're all silly....if anything the only thing game breaking about this game is that soon reviewers/players like yourself will be unleashed on this game and that it will need "origin" to play on PC.
Art style sucked. Graphics looked tiny bit worse than me2. Ashley looks like ape.
"Ashley looks like ape." You're thinking of Mass Effect 1 and 2. In the demo, her character model actually looks decent.
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The only thing that I disliked about the demo was the health bar. I liked how they did it in ME2, it's a little weird in this one. I'll get over it though.
Okay so someone has probably said this already...it's a DEMO. Let's wait for the final release to look deeply into any problems. If anything they could be potential problems...
People have nostalgia for a poorly made 2 year old game where 90% of the game is you recruiting individuals you'll never use in the more eventful sequel? Fucking really?
Obvious troll... You're an idiot
Because he doesn't like a game that almost rapes you with an uber-close camera and feels like a mediocre TPS that's deviated from it's RPG roots wildly? That's not trolling, that's called "Um, I played the game and I didn't like these features about it, thus making my opinion on the game into a negative opinion." Now, you've insulted him for having his own opinion. You've been bubbled down.
You really shouldn't judge any 20+ hour RPG from a demo.
That's why the author said it's based on a demo and will probably change his opinion based on the final version if you read the note before but you probably didn't.
Also he said he'd play the entire Mass Effect games before plus Bioware games previously so he's best to judge on a game by a developer he's followed throughout the console generations clod.
Yes it's based on a demo but these are still story concerns for the author people. He's worried that the game has been neutered and hopefully the final version is as authentic of a game as the previous Mass Effects so chill out everybody.
i don't care! this game never dissapoiting! never!
I've never even played a Mass Effect game. But i played both the Demos. The demo for part 2 was nothing special... But the Mass Effect 3 demo was really cool!
I'm glad they didn't show much of sp in the demo cause ME is one of those game spoiler ruins the whole game. I gotta say MP was something i thought ME doesn't need like DS didn't need but i was wrong. ME3 Mp is actually pretty good and addicting
Every game has some problem, but i'm starting to like ME3. The more i play it the more i like it.
I had problems with the demo, though I would be more lengthy with my reasons. The combat still feels off. This is a third person shooter/RPG. It doesn't feel like either. The mocap for it seems to be a little effed up. When I had Femshep walking around in a cutscene semi-popping into everybody looking like a monkey with constipation it is unsettling. The level seemed way to linear. This has been an ongoing problem with the Mass Effects, they need to make me feel like I am not on rails. The first five minutes seemed like I was walking a tightrope. The presentation of the game is similar to a game from 2004. This is one of the biggest releases of the year, it just didn't feel like Bioware knows this. The menus, load screens and glitter on the game seems ghetto. I have no prob with Freddie Prinze doing a voice, I have a problem with Bioware and EA announcing this like it means anything good. While we are at it, it is pretty sad they put the Chobot in here, everytime I hear her voice I am going to have to imagine her fifty pound head. I played it on 360 and the Kinect voice commands are just plain... gimmicky. Like MS, EA and the developers got together to try and get the ten Kinect gamers who would be swayed by this. It is a lot harder saying something than just pressing a button. Again, gimmicky and sad. I didn't feel even slightly interested in the story going on. It felt computer generated and pretty sad to some of the amazing game stories put out by Irrational and Valve. This is part RPG, the lesbian scenes aren't going to flesh out a story more. The direction of the cutscenes are amazing, I just wish they weren't pasted over another boring cutscene in story content every time. Kingdoms of Amalur demo put me off, as does this.
Yeah with running animations...which will be fixed. I can't see the animations in 3 being worse than 2. My only problem with Mass Effect 3 is whether I should get it on 360 or PS3.
SOMEBODY apparently was sitting around, thinking he wasn't getting enough attention so SOMEBODY decided to write a useless, pretend-to-be-annoyed article to facilitate said attention. Yuck to him and Yeesh to his awful article. Please delete it from the internet ASAP.
I found Anderson's running funny in the demo, like someone set fire to him or like a frog runs :P though the animation had prolly applied to all npcs.
who is Freddy Prince Jr.???
I can care less about Freddie. The demo was good to me.
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