NowGamer - BioWare wants Mass Effect 3 to be a 'best in class' third-person shooter. Mass Effect 3 details have spilled online recently, with story and character news begining to hit with some regularity.
Is that why the game gets gets less and less like an RPG?
Yes. That is why. I don't really care. As long as the levelling up is still there.
Guess they're finally admitting what I've said for year; Mass Effect is a mediocre shooter masquerading as a mediocre RPG. Final came to their senses and decided to make a proper shooter. Too bad they're a few marbles short or they would have decided to make a proper RPG. SMH.
Well, we all know that Mass Effect is more like RPG-lite. But it is still a fantastic series. I can't wait for ME3 to be able to finally see the conclusion of the story.
"we all know that Mass Effect is more like RPG-lite.' Well ME2 and now ME3 is, ME1 have the most RPG elements. ME1 was RPG first and TPS second.
Except Bioware have said ME3 will be more of an rpg than ME2 without the clunkiness off ME1, besides ME2 was an incredible game whether it was rpg lite or not.
"besides ME2 was an incredible game whether it was rpg lite or not." Playing ME2 after beating ME1, makes it feel like an average TPS( when next to UC2 and GeoW1&2).
Simple Answer: Its already better than Uncharted. As for Gears of War, No. For Mass Effect to beat Gears 3 it would have to match that Feature Set in Gears 3: 4 Player Campaign Co-op, Horde Mode, Beast Mode! The PS3 cant do a game that looks as good as Gear 3 or Mass Effect & play "said" game in co-op campaign online, it cant be done. This is why Killzone 3, Resistance 3, & Uncharted 3 wont have the very important "online campaign co-op feature" that is a must to compete with the top flight Gears of War 3. With that said, I'm buying Mass Effect 3, PERIOD! Its a fantastic game with an epic story. I'll always buy Mass Effect, its earned my money!
I don't think it can really compete when it come's out um lets see, what was it, oh year, WHEN IT COMES OUT NEXT YEAR!
Good luck bioware ur going to need it if you want to compete with those mighty titans.
In 10 years time when I look back at games that defined this generation. Gears, Mass Effect and Uncharted would already be side by side at the top of my nostalgia list. (along with a few others)
enough to compete with NaughtyDog! The story will be a fabulous one because ME was no slouch on Gameplay or Story! on the other hand. gears was so if anything gears has a lot to prove! This year it's a given. ND will own with Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception.
Wrong genre Bioware, your specialty is Rpg....why do they need to do this? Can't say i'm surprised though, after ME2.
Well it has a big wall ahead of it. Uncharted 3 is going to be very hard to top. Gears should be big too. All three games better be good.
Did you see Fallout go after Uncharted? Don't be stupid guys. Stick to RPG elements and make the fans happy instead of yourselves. Sides, word is ME3 doesnt come out till 2012. So you can kiss competition goodbye cause DECEPTION WILL GET GOTY.
They should have just said "ME3 going after gears" because Uncharted is way out of its league.
Maybe out of its genre. Out of it's league, don't let fanboyism cloud your sight. ME is one of the best games out there sure the story line had a hiccup in ME2 but i'm positive BioWare will make the third installment awesome. Not saying that Uncharted is bad, game is gorgeous and it makes me wish i had a ps3. However, Bioware shouldn't really be too concerned about the 3rd person shooter feel and more along the storyline and the rpg elements.
Mass Effect 3 should just go after the first and second games - and top them. Although that'll be tough because the first two are simply awesome. What I'm getting at, is that Bioware should just keep the game series seperate from any other series. Just expand and improve upon the formula.
I'm buying the one that let's me duck behind cover & shoot! :)
They're just going to fail like Ninjoke Theory and Ensucked.
What BioWare should try to concentrate on is saying ME3 will be the best RPG out there we will try our best to surpass the Witcher II and Skyrim. Not this 3rd person shooter crap. Get your shit together BioWare and stop doing what EA tells you.
These sound like the comments of a Corporation and not a developer....
. If Bioware wants to tap into the 13+ million gamers that have made the Gears Of war franchise the number one selling TPS this gen, then they will have to streamline the game play further and add some of these features. Multi-player: You can't talk about being a genre leader this gen without mentioning Multi-player. Gears is ALWAYS in the top ten on XBL, even years after the last release ( 2008 ) and if Mass Effect wants to be considered in those ranks, they will have to offer more or at least in their case some kind of multi-player. Horde/Firefight Mode: This has also become standard in Gears and other games and is a great way to add some replay value to a game. Gears 3 will now offer the opportunity to play as the enemy against the humans ( Beast mode ) which should up the fun factor substantially. Co-op: Co-op has also added a lot of value and is now becoming a standard feature as well with Gears 3 offering the entire campaign in 4 player co-op. The Mass effect universe is perfect fo such an adventure. The biggest problem I have with Bioware is they are owned by EA who continually keep trying to ram their corporate strategy down everyone's throat. I refuse to sign in with EA to play one of there games. I think moving forward EA's corporate strategy is what is holding Bioware back the most.
They are surely promising a lot... let's see if can they deliver.
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