Kinect Support In ME3: Has EA/Bioware Gone Too Far?

Geek Revolt writes "Yesterday it was reported that Bioware might add Kinect support to Mass Effect 3, a decision that could cause a slight uproar among gamers. “If” this rumor turns out to be true—has EA/Bioware gone too far in their pursuit of selling more copies of ME3?"

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Kran2697d ago

HOW?! How the heck is adding Kinect support going too far?

The kinect support IS OPTIONAL.

You DO NOT have to use it. It's brilliant that they're adding the option. They should add optional kinect/ PS Move with as many games as they can so long the interface actually works.

The fact that it will have Kinect (if the rumor is true) is not a bad thing because nobody is forcing you to play it on Kinect. Play it with a controller if you want to. People really need to stop s***ing themselves about this information.

green2697d ago

From E3 09 when Microsoft announced that there will be Kinect hybrid games, Mass Effect was the 1st game that sprang to mind that IMO would greatly benefit from this addition.

When you play Mass Effect you have to constantly press the RB to bring up the weapon wheel in order for you to select a weapon or Biotic power. This pauses the game and breaks the flow of what should be seamless combat.It's not Biowares fault, its just that there are no other buttons to press on the controller.

Kinect would be great in the sense that you are using your standard controller and to use force push, lift,stasis or warp could all be done with one hand gestures.

IMO it would help the combat of the game greatly so i have to say i completely disagree with this article.

tehpees32697d ago

so even when 360 owners get a game worth playing on kinect you still get somewhere complaining?

theIMP2697d ago

To be honest if they just used the mike in Kinect (which work pretty damn well if you ask me) to be able to get through the conversations would be bad a$$ as far as I’m concerned. I would be very happy with just that option.

TBM2697d ago

Personally I don't need any of the motion stuff for this game. To me it seems pointless.

gamingdroid2697d ago (Edited 2697d ago )

I don't know what the crying is all about, but the fact is that people complained about Kinect in this order:

a) doesn't work
b) then it was, no games
c) then it was no quality games
d) then it was no hardcore games
e) then it was, it is pointless and takes away resources from perfecting controller based games

See where this is going? See who is complaining on an optional feature?

Apart from that, imagine if you could say "Normandy fly to Citadel!"

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LocO_o2697d ago (Edited 2697d ago )

I think the uproar is coming from the fact that Kinect support has practiclly been confirmed but no word on Move support yet.

If you think about it MS and Bioware have a good relationship so this would not surprise me.

On the other hand Sony and EA have a good realtionship so Move support is a possible, unless Kinect is implemented in a way that Move cant.

Edit: Say anthing anti Sony and you get many disagrees. I own a PS3 and a 360 but my PS3 is my go to console and love it to death so need to think I am bashing Sony.

Machioto2697d ago (Edited 2697d ago )

I’m pretty sure the first part of your statement isn't why people are upset,I think kinect implementation isn't bad but what can they do to enhance the experience other than a gimmick,psmove seems better because it can be comparable to a mouse.

suicidalblues2697d ago (Edited 2697d ago )


Totally agree. Even though I think that Move is overall the better interface between the two, if they can use hand gestures for the speech and weapon wheel that'd be cool- and something that using Move for wouldn't make sense because you'd still have to pick up a controller.

But that would go against the "you are the controller" slogan. I wonder if MS will let the hybrid be as easy as we're thinking?

Just_The_Truth2696d ago (Edited 2696d ago )

i do hope you realise i'll most likely just be voice control(which the pseye can do) or a separate mini game.

Solidus187-SCMilk2697d ago

It would be cool if you could punch that reporter lady with the kinnect.

Tony P2697d ago

Actually, I think some articles go too far with their overzealous headlines.

darksied2697d ago

Exactly. I despise the Kinect myself, but as long as it doesn't interfere with my PC experience, I could care less what the 360 version is doing.

Come to think of it, couldn't they then put in Move support? It's basically a shooter with RPG elements, I think the move would be a better choice, no?

How do you move forward with the Kinect?

GameOn2696d ago (Edited 2696d ago )

with the analogue.... Your not another one of those people who cant think beyond the "you are the controller, pew pew" are you?

Breadisgood2697d ago

I agree, it's hilarious how people actually get worked up about things like this concerning Kinect.

If you don't have Kinect, then I don't see how this is going to affect you in any way. If you do then it's a nice little bonus for you.

theIMP2697d ago

They care because it's MS and anything MS has got to suck on this site. It's as simple as that.

MagicAccent2697d ago (Edited 2697d ago )

Well said.
If people want to flail around like idiots while trying to save the galaxy, it's 'their' choice.

I can imagine it now:

Garrus: Come on, Shepard!

Kinect gamer(aka Shepeard): *panting* Let's wait here a second. We have to... Check our medi gel or something.

Garrus: *sigh*

videoxgamexfanboy2697d ago (Edited 2697d ago )

lmao bubbles for the laugh @magicaccent

KingZFlipper2697d ago

@Kran I definitely agree with you. Many titles like ME3 should add kinect/move to it's support. It doesn't need to be like "You have to use kinect or move", it's just needs to be optional. I think developers should do more things like bioware might do.

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wiggles2697d ago

The author has the worst straw man argument ever. How is working with an innovative technology in a hardcore game ever bad? It only opens the doors to further the gaming experience.

Even if it turns out just to be used for hacking mini games, or for menu navigation, and OPTIONAL then only good can come from it.

I would much rather see an established giant developer take a risk on a new technology or stray from their roots because they have the luxury. A smaller developer could get on the map with a successful new implementation of RPG's or using Kinect in a hard core game, but the risk is so much. Bioware has the money and the knowledge to back up Kinect in ME3, and to reshape the genre, there is no reason to stop them.

VampiricDragon2697d ago

as long as its optional its not too far.

If it wasnt then yes

Fishy Fingers2697d ago

It wont be integral to the experience, dont see what the fuss is about.

death2smoochie2697d ago (Edited 2697d ago )

How is this bad if its an OPTIONAL feature?
Good grief.

Looks like we have the usual disagree kinect monster running about in every Kinect thread pushing the disagree button for anything Kinect related LOL

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