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Re: Mass Effect 3 - There's a demo now
Omni-blades, yeah.  Used for heavy melee for most non-Krogan, non-Biotics.

The game is going to be a lot of fun.  Plotwise it may be stupid, but most fun games are at least a little stupid.  But the mechanical improvements are looking to me like they'll bring back ME1's depth with ME2's playability. 

Plus, the multiplayer is about 100 times more fun then it has any right to be, and even the limited demo creates awesome moments.    I've had a Cerberus lackey about to stomp on my head and finish me, only to watch his head vanish courtesy of the squad's infiltrator.  Saved a teamate with Stasis when a Nemesis' blade was descending on his neck.  And popped more heads then I care to count. 

 

Offline General Battuta

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i really like the mass effect codex(es), i just wish i could play a game based on them

 

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Wow, I just fired up another play through of 2 and I was right about the speech animations. They are god awful by comparision and I also noted that the body movements aren't as fluid either. Here is hoping that they have polished this up prior to release.
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Plus, the multiplayer is about 100 times more fun then it has any right to be, and even the limited demo creates awesome moments. 

I've seen two surviving members of my team defending themselves in the prefab house, situated in the corner. They were so focused on one side, they didn't notice a Phantom (or whatever it's called in english version) sneaking through the other entrance. Two silent executions, 5 seconds apart. They didn't know what hit them.


 

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If any of you fine people want a few rounds of ME3 multi with somewhat less unknown internet people, just find hlp_the_e on Origin.


Seriously, the multi is unbelievably good. Finally got myself a salarian infiltrator and a quarian engineer today.
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is anybody here playing this on the 360?

 

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Granted I have not partaken in the demo, and I'm sure there is plenty to hem and haw about and lots of spiral hammyness to go round.  One thing I did assume is that the Reapers are more interested in collecting thralls then outright annihilation, at least for the species they want to assimilate for this cycle, so long as they can achieve grid superiority, collateral damage is probably kept to a minimum.  In other words they probably can crack planets open but for the purpose of assimilating, subduing the local threats with minimal weapons output and simply allowing Indoctrination to runs its course is the objective. 

Perhaps I'm being an apologist but I think the above seems reasonable. 

Also I saw the fancy new trailer, I was happy to see Ash is wearing full body armor instead of a Miranda catsuit, though she always struck me a practical enough woman to wear her hair tied back.
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I've seen two surviving members of my team defending themselves in the prefab house, situated in the corner. They were so focused on one side, they didn't notice a Phantom (or whatever it's called in english version) sneaking through the other entrance. Two silent executions, 5 seconds apart. They didn't know what hit them.

Yeah, Phantoms.  Damned things are nasty.  I've entirely shelved the human adept in favor of the Asari, simply because Stasis works on those things but Singularity doesn't.


Kind of sucks that we'll lose all our unlocks in the full version.  But I imagine it's probably gonna get major balance tweaks anyway - the Carnifex in particular is stupid overpowered, and I expected we'd end up with the entire community using nothing but that and the one superpowered shotgun without major nerfs.

 
Re: Mass Effect 3 - There's a demo now
Wow, I just fired up another play through of 2 and I was right about the speech animations. They are god awful by comparision and I also noted that the body movements aren't as fluid either. Here is hoping that they have polished this up prior to release.
I hope people are still at least punching their palms.

 

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is that a holographic omni-tool..... KNIFE on the cover?   :wtf:

Yeah, Ezio called, he wants it back.

 

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hooooooooly **** multiplayer is fun

 

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In defense of Bioware it came across to me hard that the parts with competent writing - the character writing, the only thing these writers are really good at - just weren't shown in the demo at all. I'm not worried.

And multiplayer is awesome.
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hooooooooly **** multiplayer is fun
Awwwww yeah. Got a Quarian Engineer in my starter pack- so much better than any of the basic classes.
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Re: Mass Effect 3 - There's a demo now
Awwwww yeah. Got a Quarian Engineer in my starter pack- so much better than any of the basic classes.

So far, second only to the Asari Adept.

 
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hooooooooly **** multiplayer is fun


Multiplayer? In my RPG?

Singleplayer is all I'm interested in.

If I want multi, I'll play TF2 or soemthing...
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that's cool thanks for sharing your opinion here on hard light productions

 

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Also I saw the fancy new trailer, I was happy to see Ash is wearing full body armor instead of a Miranda catsuit, though she always struck me a practical enough woman to wear her hair tied back.
That's...snazzy.

Also, a note on the writing, the character pieces are important.  Hell, they NEED to be important and well written.  But, if the larger narrative framework is shoddy or hackneyed then it loses something along the way.  And this feels like the larger narrative is being used to setup a bunch of cool looking, but neverthless pointless setpiece backdrops for Shep and Co. to bumble around in while the Alliance and the rest of the galaxy sit there like a bunch of misty-eyed school girls with they're hands clasped ot their chests waiting for him to save the day.
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/sigh, the worst part is that I can see it coming already: Earth will be saved and the Reaper problem will be solved, all thanks to Captain Obvious and his gang who found the glorious deus ex machina in time.

Or since it's Bioware, it's prolly gonna be worse... and be some "unite the races of the galaxy" quest *AGAIN* where all the supposedly wimp races *together* suddenly are able to defeat the oh so powerful evil Reapers that have been busy destroying Earth's parks with their red flashlights for the last years.... /groan.

Spoilers ahead!

Spoiler:
It's number 1. You get the Deus Ex Machina from Mars (together with the Prothean squaddie and sexbot EDI), right after you leave Earth. Oh, and you imediately find out the TIM found a way to use that super-machine to indoctrinate all reapers and he wants to make the reaeprs into humantiites army, thus enesuring human supremacy.
The game doesn't let you agree with TIM, and he turn into Saren Mk2 (together with the similar end), but Shep still gets the option to destroy the reapers or do exactly what TIM wanted...[/u


In other words, everyone in the galaxy suffers a case of extreeme stupid.





Spoiler:
Expect the Prothean Squad member is a day 1 DLC 'From The Ashes'
 
« Last Edit: February 22, 2012, 12:59:26 pm by Gloriano »
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