Galactic annihilation could be an emotional experience

Saving the galaxy from annihilation has to be emotional, according to a Canadian video game developer who wants players of action role playing title Mass Effect to weigh their choices carefully as they fight for the future.

BioWare Corp, the Canadian game house being bought by Electronic Arts, is giving players a big swath of outer space to explore and defend with its upcoming Xbox 360 title.

But with some of the most realistic and best looking digital actors available in any video game to date, BioWare is also out to prove it can make players feel passionately about the characters in the story.

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Twizlex4878d ago

I think it's going to be Mass Effect or Assassin's Creed for Game of the Year. What is everyone else's thoughts for GOTY?

wageslave4878d ago

Mario Galaxy, Lost Odyssey, Mass Effect, BioShock or Halo 3. I think the last two will pickup most GotY.

The First one may get many "Platform GotY". ME GotY Adventure and Lost Odyssey GotY RPG.

the worst4878d ago

Ratchet & Clank Future or maybe Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
game of the year
Warhawk will win best online game
Assassin's Creed ,lair ,two worlds will be up
most disappointed game of this year
eye of judgement will win some kinda of award

wageslave4878d ago

Ratchet & Clank Future - maybe platformer of year or adventure of year, will probably loose to Mario Galaxy in these classes. Not in the running for GotY 2007.

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune - will end up mediocre, no awards. My guess? 7.0 / 10 - 7.5 / 10 on Metacritic.

Warhawk will win Nothing.

Assassin's Creed - GotY 2007 Candidate, if not, GotY Adventure

eye of judgement will win some kinda of award - maybe, very unique title. Maybe "best casual"...

MK_Red4878d ago

My faves for GOTY are also Assassins Creed and Mass Effect along with BioShock.
But I believe Halo 3, Mario Galaxy and Orange Box all have chance as well.


Mass Effect vs. Bioshock in a steel cage match.

I'll give Uncharted a nod for a possible dark horse.

Please... no Mario... how many Mario games exist now ? New IPs deserve more recognition in the interest of innovation. I don't think GOTY awards should be about "Franchise Clone #27" - it should be about the best game of the year that represents both innovation & critical acclaim - something new & fresh. I mean, if it's not about new IP's or innovation, but rather sales & critical acclaim, then Halo 3 would win hands down.

LOL, I really think Assassin's Creed doesn't stand a chance, IMHO.

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Zhuk4878d ago

Mass Effect is definity GOTY for me at least. It has everything a next gen title should and its from the masters of RPG's Bioware, it's truly a great time to own a Xbox 360

Kenshin_BATT0USAI4878d ago

I beat it six times trust me it has everything. By the way is it released yet?

Just kidding , but seriously don't judge a game before you play it.

IdontTakeSides4878d ago

Assasins Creed over this.. I dont own a 360 so of course I dont care for this game at all....i'll wait for INFAMOUS...!!!

dachiefsman4878d ago

okay you don't have a 360 so.....some of us WILL enjoy this game....Mass Effect WILL be a good game.....just like FF series produces good games....

fanboys go jerk your gerkin on different website

IdontTakeSides4878d ago

hmm I dont see where did I state this game wouldn't be enjoyable...btw I was answering that dudes question..about which game will get GOTY..

if I had come here and bash the 360 then i could have seen why you got ur panties so up in a bunch..I made it clear that I dont own it..nor do I care for this guys through around the word fanboys to freely around here...ur the Fanboy geting all defensive..!!

wageslave4878d ago


The designer and creator of Final Fantasy is no longer involved in the games.

Hironobu Sakaguchi is the creator of FF. He has left and is now making exclusive games for Xbox 360 with his own studio Mistwalker.

Blue Dragon recieved a 37/40 from Famitsu, and his next title Lost Odyssey is due in Japan in Decmeber.

Two more games are in the works, Cry-On (no details yet) and an untitled rumoured MMO.

If you enjoyed or respected Final Fantasy, skip the "Faux Fantasy" that square enix is going to be shilling, and get Hironobu Sakaguchi's work; Lost Odyssey or Blue Dragon.

Whatever the code-monkeys at Square churn out and slap "FFXIII" on will be so in name only. Fcuk Faux Fantasy.

IdontTakeSides4878d ago (Edited 4878d ago )

Hmm yeah yeah Blue Dragon wasn't better than I guess those code monkeys at Square don't really need him...BTW..FFX111 will single handly out perform all the exlusives he makes for M$..have fun switching disc's ..!!!

ParaDise_LosT4878d ago

Anyway, Don't put down Sakaguchi just because He isn't making games on your console.....He's still a very good dev and Blue Dragon
Is alot better than what western reviewers gave it......

Anyway....Back to the topic
Yeah Mass Effect is gonna be one heck of a great game :D

jaja14344878d ago

I know your just reacting to the posters above but don't stoop to their level and start bashing the MS. I really hope FF13 is a great game as one day I'll want to play it myself.

But you know something about 12 didn't grab me. Maybe it was because I didn't get particularly drawn into the story like I did with 7 and 10(but dear god I hated the Clystor trials). Though 12 did have top notch combat, the only real complaint I have in that department was the board system. Near the end of the game my main 3 all had pretty much the same skills. I kind of missed have a white/dark mage and my tank. But that CGI scene at the end with the air battle. Pure eye candy. :)

Zhuk4878d ago

I've played nearly every Final Fantasy (still never finished FFVII to this day, but that's another story!) and the only ones I hated was FFXI and FFXII they are definitely the weakest in the series with FFVI and FFVIII being the strongest.

In fact I thought that Blue Dragon was a far better game which was very truthful to old school JRPG's that Sakaguchi is known for while making some great gameplay advances on the standard ATB format.

IdontTakeSides4878d ago (Edited 4878d ago )

I think i've made it clear alot of times that im all for sony ...but you don't see me going around bashing the 360 or wii in post's either..I mostly stick to the post's about PS3...

@ Paradise - about the name you think I didn't choose it wisely knowing that im actually taking sides..ala.."PS3"..i t was to be ironic..kk..I could care less that "Hironobu Sakaguchi" isn't making ne games for the PS3 life goes on..where did I state that he isn't a good dev..or that his game sux...I said FF12 is better ..get over it..wageslave lil b!tch..!!!

@Zhuk I dont think FFX1 should be compared to the others..kk..

@PoG - you have the nerve to call me a fanboy when your one of the biggest Sony bashers here..i see you posting negative sh!t in most PS3 post..i hardly ever post on 360 news unless it also shows up in the PS3 section...when I read this post IF i recall some dude ask a question so I gave my opinon which was ASSASIN CREED should be GOTY..and I would rather play it over Mass Effect ne day...

Kenshin_BATT0USAI4878d ago

Hey Zhuk, blue dragon wasn't that good got it. All the ff games destroy it in terms of gameplay.

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Shaka2K64878d ago

No exclusives.
game will flop so it will eventually drop on PC.

wageslave4878d ago (Edited 4878d ago )

Ratchet & Clank has a metacritic score of 9.0 - The highest rated exclusive PS3 game.

Resistence 8.6
Warhawk 8.4
Motorstorm 8.2

Those are the top 4 exclusive games on PS3.

I'm willing to bet (metaphorically) that Mass Effect will join the following at 9.0 or above:

2 BioShock 2007 96
3 Gears of War 2006 94
5 Halo 3 2007 94
8 Virtua Fighter 5 2007 90
9 Forza Motorsport 2 2007 90

Mark my words. Write my name down and PM me if I'm wrong.

Mass Effect 9.4-9.6 / 10 on Metacritic. Which will EXCEED every single exclusive on the PS3.

Just to note, Xbox 360 owners can play these games _TODAY_:
1 Orange Box, The 2007 96
8 Virtua Fighter 5 2007 90

You might like to take it easy what you call a "flop". ME will probably exceed any game yet on the PS3.

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