OXM UK: "BioWare wants Mass Effect 3 to be the pick of the third-person shooter litter, according to executive producer Casey Hudson."
I was hoping it'd be more of an RPG but I dunno, from reading a lot of the non-spoiler articles about ME3 lately it doesn't seem like that's what Bioware want. Oh well, I can still play ME and love it for what it is, I'm still looking forward to ME3 in some sort of way but not in the excited way I wish I was.
We'll they did say it was going to be more of an RPG, but i think if they improve both that would be awesome. Although i doubt it will be the pinacle of third persons action, buy hey you never know.....
Well they better tighten up that cover system.
ME2 is mediocre in terms of combat mechanics so that is quite the bold claim.
Hmmm, I re-read my comment and it came off some what snobbish. Bioware, what I meant to say was--well, what I've already said--but if you can just make the sliding into cover a "tap button" set-up, then I think you are on the right path. I'm so use to tapping A or X(for UC?) to slide into cover, that going from running to sliding into cover; by continuing holding the sprint button, is AKWARD.
Can't wait for this game...This game and Elders Scroll Skyrim * << especially Uncharted 3 Zelda Skyward Sword Battlefield 3 LA Noire = omdssss!!!
All those games you picked come out in nov except for LA Noire. I want you to game all year too buddy.
ME1 and ME2 are both awesome so I expect ME3 will be also.
I don't think ME has ever been a top third person shooter, atlest, it wouldn't be able to compete with Gears or Uncharted/ This might change with ME3 but the level design is terrible, I often found cover placed in wrong area's and repetitive scenario's, if they can change this then I would welcome the game as a top Tps. If they can't get this down then I would hope they could drop back and pick up the Rpg side of it more. The Rpg side is a fine replacement if they can't figure out the level design. It's isn't really there fault aswell with the level design, they were once strictly Rpg makers that did not need cover placement correct or anything, but they do with ME if they are taking it in this direction again.
yes, i would also like the RPG elements to be more complex and the skill trees to be larger or something
when did they say that they'd let down on the rpg elements, bioware did that a tiny bit on dragon age 2 and everybody blew up, i think they learned their lesson, and know that people want the rpg elements to stay, better action will only help tremendously if they don't let up on the rpg elements and i don't think that they will
I'm glad to see some of the stats go. Tbh, I quite enjoyed Fable 3's "behind the scenes" approach to stuff like weapon and character development. Wonder what BioWare thinks of that game...
Why not aim to be the best RPG with a fantastic 3rd person shooter game play features? WHat is EA doing to Bioware?
Nothing, you realize EA doesn't have control of Biowares devs making the game, they're there to support them with websites, packaging, advertisment, etc. what ever is in game is BioWares doing, EA just ask can they have it done by this date basically.
It went to RPG to 3rd p/ shooter. That's sooo sad.
If it retains some leveling/gear progression aspects with the dialogue and story to back it up, AND decent 3rd person action. I really do not see any reason to complain, was the second really a considerably worse game because you didn't have to drive around some barren wasteland? I miss all the gear and a lot of the skill point stuff, but ME2 not having that didn't make it a worse game. It's not like they're making Uncharted: Shepherds Fortune.
Last Bioware game I am ever getting, just to finish up the story. Fail company is fail. Going the way of Blizzard. Alienating their original fanbase and supporters for some extra cash. Sad.
That's what happens when greedy companies own them. It's not entirely their decision to make wheter they want it this way or another. There is alway a Bobby K up there who wants cash.
Prior to Activision owning them, they alienated the other games like Diablo and Starcraft to feed World of Warcraft.
Got Uncharted & Gears of war for that. Stick to your origins.
LOL! I hated mass effect 2! AIMS TO BE THE BEST 3RD PERSON SHOOTER!? lol! thats a stretch!
I agree, Mass Effect 2 was a dissapointment in comparison to the original, it attempted to be a Third Person Shooter, and being a Gears of War player, it didn't have a chance of competing...
better add co-op campaign and competitive multi! people want the most out of there $60!
Only ADD children want that. Fans of ME and ME2 want a great single player game with an epic story. Also, most people want good grammar.
Did you even read the article? It says they are going for best in class. NO WAY they will achieve that with a single player ONLY experience. Also, most people want common sense!
hmm... if it's aiming to be best in class for third person shooters, then i'm sure they have uncharted in mind, it's the god of war of third person shooters, imagine a game as rpg awesome as mass effect, with as sweet action as uncharted 2, that would be the best. And it says here that that's pretty much the quality they're aiming for.
best 3rd person shooter.......there goes my favorite RPG series
Gears Effect 3 ? , i really want more rpg elements but apparently they are mostly going to be combat orientated
I too am worried about all this. I see people defending Bioware, but it's plain and clear to me -- ME2 was a major step down from the wonderful RPG that was ME1. ME2 was, yes, a more polished game, but it was still a hollow experience for me. ME1 had charm from it's RPG roots. I fear what ME3 will turn out to be.
It's good to reach for the heavens....but try not to talk smack like bf3>mw3 recent talk. Not that anything like that has happened....yet. But as long as they realize the benchmarks they are trying to exceed are held by uncharted & Gears then they'll do fine. Of course, rpg part seems like it will be set back a bit. Sadly.
I do hope the person meant third-person rpg I'm getting a little tire of bioware tossing the rpg-elements aside, if i want a third-person shooter I will play socom,gears,army of two or etc not ME.
Nothing wrong with Bioware wanting to improve the shooter element of ME3. ME2's combat was a big improvement over ME1, and there was much room for improvement in terms of the cover system/ fluidity of shooting/ movement. Bioware have already confirmed weapons can be customised and skills will 'evolve more' - you'll be choosing between paths in skill trees much more often. Steps in the right direction, let's just hope Bioware don't lose sight of the focus of previous games
Best TPS kinda like how Dragon Age 2 was trying to be the best Hack n Slash game? This plus less companions and the removal of "useless" stats. Gonna have to hire a full time employee to follow me around and facepalm every time I say Bioware...
Just because they're improving the TPS action doesnt mean that for some reason it's impossible to deepen the RPG elements. It's not like it's a choice between gameplay and RPG elements, that's just silly. It also said in the GI and Xbox World articles that they are deepening the RPG elements and the weapon customization, I don't see how saying that they want to make the TPS elements better as well invalidates that all of a sudden. I don't see this current obsession with 'Oh, they're making X part better, that must mean that they're making Y part worse, let's RAGE!!! And whoever said that having less permanent squadmates is a sign of dumbing down, well that's just stupid.
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