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Mass Effect 3 (2012)

Postby Raptor522 » Thu May 26, 2011 9:22 pm

I know for a fact I'm not the only Mass Effect fan here. Therefor, I know I'm not the only one excited about Mass Effect 3, which is due out early next year (delayed from it's original RD of holidays 2011, but easily forgivable). We don't know much about it right now, yet we have learned a lot.

Anyways, if you haven't really heard much, but wanna get caught up on what we know so far and keep up, I'll try to keep this post updated with news as it becomes available. Or at least link to the right sites so I won't have to. lol

General ME3 News/Info Sources:
Official ME Site
Update 07JUL11:"ME3 Confirmed Features Thread" (Bioware Forums) (New Thread, Old One Closed)
ME3 on IGN
ME News (Steam)
ME2 News (Steam) (I reference them both because they don't necessarily have the same news relating to ME3, for some reason)

Trailers & Gameplay Videos:
ME3 Debut Trailer (YouTube)
Update 06JUN11: ME3 E3 2011 - Emergency Broadcast Trailer
Update 06JUN11: ME3 E3 2011 - Gameplay Trailer
Update 06JUN11: ME3 E3 2011 - Reaper Base Gameplay Demo (Stream)
Update 08JUN11: ME3 E3 2011 - IGN Live Commentary
Update 07JUL11: ME3 E3 2011 - Earth Demo (With Casey Hudson) Part 1
Update 07JUL11: ME3 E3 2011 - Earth Demo (With Casey Hudson) Part 2

Interviews & Such (On Specific Topics):
Update 06JUN11:ME3 E3 2011 - Voice Recognition Debut
Update 07JUL11: The Sound Design Of ME3

This is the first topic I've started in like 3-4 years, so you know I'm excited. lol Anyways, I wanna hear what ya'll have to say about it. The conversation will go from there. As long as it's related to the Mass Effect universe, we're fine. :D



EDIT (06JUN11): Added and organized links, making this a bit more reliable for information. :themoreyouknow:
EDIT (07JUL11): Added some videos that've been out since E3, but I apparently forgot to add. My bad.
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Re: Mass Effect 3 (2012)

Postby Fluffy_the_ic » Thu May 26, 2011 9:24 pm

This. Will. Be. The. Greatest. Game. Ever. Created.
Also. This. Is. Why. I. Can't. Wait. For. E3.

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Re: Mass Effect 3 (2012)

Postby THEWULFMAN » Thu May 26, 2011 9:27 pm

Fluffy_the_ic wrote:This. Will. Be. The. Greatest. Game. Ever. Created.


After Uncharted 3,

But thats opinionated anyway. It does look awesome. Can Bioware make a bad game? :runaway:

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Re: Mass Effect 3 (2012)

Postby Grev » Thu May 26, 2011 9:33 pm

THEWULFMAN wrote:
Fluffy_the_ic wrote:This. Will. Be. The. Greatest. Game. Ever. Created.


After Uncharted 3,

But thats opinionated anyway. It does look awesome. Can Bioware make a bad game? :runaway:

KoTOR. *trollface*

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Re: Mass Effect 3 (2012)

Postby Nihillo » Thu May 26, 2011 9:38 pm

THEWULFMAN wrote:Can Bioware make a bad game? :runaway:


Dragon Age II?*

ME2 was fun but it felt like filler, as long as they give the game a clear sense of direction and a reasonable story, I'm interested.

*To be fair, it's not a terrible game, it's just... disappointing, and I confess that I was citing the "popular opinion" when I said that.
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Re: Mass Effect 3 (2012)

Postby THEWULFMAN » Thu May 26, 2011 9:44 pm

Grev wrote:
THEWULFMAN wrote:
Fluffy_the_ic wrote:This. Will. Be. The. Greatest. Game. Ever. Created.


After Uncharted 3,

But thats opinionated anyway. It does look awesome. Can Bioware make a bad game? :runaway:

KoTOR. *trollface*


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Re: Mass Effect 3 (2012)

Postby Moving_Target » Thu May 26, 2011 10:29 pm

Ummm....anyways, I'm excited to see how it all comes to a close. The possibilities are crazy good and the added gameplay mechanics sound great. Melee? Yes.

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Re: Mass Effect 3 (2012)

Postby Fingerfood » Thu May 26, 2011 10:35 pm

I haven't been following it too closely and don't really want to as I want it to be a surprise, but I hope the game has more of the RPG feel to it like ME1 did than the action of ME2.

But yeah. I can't wait, Should be great.

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Re: Mass Effect 3 (2012)

Postby VF501 » Fri May 27, 2011 5:34 am

Hopefully there will be a inventory system for armor along with the return of actual armor for squadmates with stats that matter. I for one missed the armors and addons from ME1.

Krogan Geth Foundry armor= awesome

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Re: Mass Effect 3 (2012)

Postby RED51 » Fri May 27, 2011 3:06 pm

Apparently, the choices you will make in ME3 will make that one choice on Virmire seem like a walk in the park or so I heard...

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Re: Mass Effect 3 (2012)

Postby Moving_Target » Fri May 27, 2011 6:13 pm

If that's true, I'm so for it.

Actually the Virmire part was kinda easy for me. I mean, I wanted to save both, and it sucked that the option wasn't there, but anyways, picking who to leave was kinda easy. I left Ashley because Kaiden's voice actor was Carth. Couldn't leave Carth.

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Re: Mass Effect 3 (2012)

Postby Nihillo » Fri May 27, 2011 9:21 pm

I left Carth... I mean Kaiden behind because his character was dull and wouldn't be developed any further, all he did was complain about headaches and talk about the awful time he spent in biotic academy. Ashley on the other hand still had a lot to say, she even learned to respect the aliens and be more reasonable about things in general.

That kind of ruined it for me...
Game:"you must sacrifice one of your companions to continue."
Me: "well that's easy, I'll sacrifice the one that is dull and wants to die anyway, I'm sure he'll be quite happy to have died for a worthy cause."

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Re: Mass Effect 3 (2012)

Postby Moving_Target » Fri May 27, 2011 10:41 pm

Oh, I got that dull vibe to and thought I was going to leave him first, but I changed my mind. Both Kaiden and Carth were whinners, but Carth turned out to be a bro, and I'm hoping for the same with Kaiden in the third.

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Re: Mass Effect 3 (2012)

Postby Raptor522 » Sat May 28, 2011 7:33 am

While I'm sure Bioware could make Kaiden someone who's actually interesting to have around in 3, I could never bring myself to pick him over Ashley. It just never seemed worth it. I left Ashley behind once, just to see what was different, and I regretted it for the rest of that playthrough. Plus, Ashley was one of my favorite characters & squadmates anyways.

As for the big ending itself, Bioware has said that it "will have over 10,000 variables affecting it". Pretty ridiculous.

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Re: Mass Effect 3 (2012)

Postby The_Emperor » Sun May 29, 2011 6:14 pm

Moving_Target wrote:If that's true, I'm so for it.

Actually the Virmire part was kinda easy for me. I mean, I wanted to save both, and it sucked that the option wasn't there, but anyways, picking who to leave was kinda easy. I left Ashley because Kaiden's voice actor was Carth. Couldn't leave Carth.


Ashley wouldn't put out after I snugged the blue chick, so I chose Kaiden too.


Hehehe

Anyway I played 2 before I played 1, so I'll need to play 2 again with the savegame from 1 before I play 3..

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Re: Mass Effect 3 (2012)

Postby RED51 » Sun May 29, 2011 9:16 pm

I'm looking forward to how the firefights will turn out. ME was so slow, and every Diet Dr. Pepper non-Geth would go immune and it toke forever to kill them. ME2's battles were much faster and a bit unpredictable, which made it more fun. Too bad Hardcore made Biotics utterly useless. I'm not sure how Bioware has increased overall combat speed in ME3, as they've stated, by 10% or so. The multilevel battlefields sound fun though. Although I'm not looking forward to the new Husks... as long as the so-called "cover busters" aren't always hanging put with the regular Husks, though, I'll be fine.

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Re: Mass Effect 3 (2012)

Postby Raptor522 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:48 pm

Updated with some videos from E3. <3

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Re: Mass Effect 3 (2012)

Postby THEWULFMAN » Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:10 pm

Raptor522 wrote:Updated with some videos from E3. <3



Thats a win. :o

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Re: Mass Effect 3 (2012)

Postby Fluffy_the_ic » Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:36 pm

Omniblade <3

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Re: Mass Effect 3 (2012)

Postby Moving_Target » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:50 pm

I think they're on to something. At first I thought them saying "The best in the series" was just marketing or being cocky, but I'm a believer so far. I love how there is a release date too.

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