OFFICIAL ME3 HypeThread: 9 on GS, RPGOTY confirmed? Spoilers= suspensions

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#251 Posted by finalfantasy94 (26755 posts) -

OK, I think we covered the Shepard type enough with the last poll, so it's on to a new one. I gotta say, I kinda expected to see more female sheps in there. With every general topic asking what gender people liked to play in games that gave you the choice, female showed a strong popularity. The most common grounds being, "well if I gotta stare at a character's ass for 5 hrs....".

But anyway, it's time to see which system you'll be saving the galaxy on.

AdobeArtist

I see the character as an extension of me. Therefore I dont like playing a female created character in this type of game. Also ass dont show up as much when your in full armor at least sheperd armor. The side female characters seem to have no problem wearing stuff to show the butt.

#252 Posted by Lief_Ericson (7082 posts) -

I have to replay ME2 since Mordin and Zaeed died (I do not want to think of a campaign without Mordins wit).

#253 Posted by SPYDER0416 (16736 posts) -

I got Mass Effect 2 on PS3 so I could get all the goodies and trophies. I regret not getting ME1 and 2 on PC, but I'll have to live with that. At least with Mass Effect 3 I can enjoy the save file changes they touted on PS3.

#254 Posted by Goyoshi12 (9687 posts) -

Super NES Mass Effect 3 FTW! :D

#255 Posted by AdobeArtist (22982 posts) -

[QUOTE="Animal-Mother"][QUOTE="finalfantasy94"]

just finished my insanity playthrough with my second character and got my plat. Just gatta beat the dlc missions and im ready.

finalfantasy94

how was insanity. I haven't even bothered to touch it yet. It's the last achievement I need.

I think its difficult depending on what class you choose. For that playthrough I was soldier so I had all the weapons and most of the ammo types. To be honest if youre just patient all the battles arent that hard especially when you get more upgrades. Just gatta know when to pop your head out and a good spot for cover. Also having slow mo helps. Only time I was screaming was the collector fights cause of certain monster types. Also the team AI can be down right dumb at times. Not taking cover on own sometimes and even when you point them to cover they will ether not take it or sometimes run into battle.

Overall dumb team AI aside its not that tough mainly the collectors are a pain.

I found the two best cIasses for Insanity are Infiltrator and Sentinel. The Infiltrator (what I played to get that achievement) having access to the Widow Maker sniper rifle, enhanced with the Assassination Cloak. And the Sentinel with the Tech Armor making that cIass highly defensible against any onslaught.

#256 Posted by Animal-Mother (26991 posts) -

[QUOTE="finalfantasy94"]

[QUOTE="Animal-Mother"] how was insanity. I haven't even bothered to touch it yet. It's the last achievement I need.anthonycg

I think its difficult depending on what class you choose. For that playthrough I was soldier so I had all the weapons and most of the ammo types. To be honest if youre just patient all the battles arent that hard especially when you get more upgrades. Just gatta know when to pop your head out and a good spot for cover. Also having slow mo helps. Only time I was screaming was the collector fights cause of certain monster types. Also the team AI can be down right dumb at times. Not taking cover on own sometimes and even when you point them to cover they will ether not take it or sometimes run into battle.

Overall dumb team AI aside its not that tough mainly the collectors are a pain.

Don't bother playing new game + on insanity either. There's just no point.

Ya I like scaling enemies. But they're ridonc on insanity
#257 Posted by Slashkice (13473 posts) -

So it was probably already known earlier, but I just saw the artwork for (squad spoiler)

[spoiler] EDI [/spoiler]

bwahahahahahahahahaha is all that needs to be said. Ah, such a stupid, pandering addition.

#258 Posted by AdobeArtist (22982 posts) -

So it was probably already known earlier, but I just saw the artwork for (squad spoiler)

bwahahahahahahahahaha is all that needs to be said. Ah, such a stupid, pandering addition.

Slashkice

Could you PM me a pic of this?

#259 Posted by Giancar (19069 posts) -

[QUOTE="Giancar"]

[QUOTE="Animal-Mother"]

Just finished my playthrough, everyone survived the suicide mission, had a romance with miranda and kicked major ass.
March 16th can't come soon enough.

Animal-Mother

and Paragon? cause it would be just like mine! :P

Ya I always play paragon or the good guy whenever they give you the chance. It was nice because I finished the game once when it came out and now only my second time So I closed up a bunch of the original games achievements + all the DLC so I got a little more of a full experience with knowing how the beginning of the third is going to start.

haha me too, feels bad to be a prick in Wrpgs :P

Insanity is not that hard, it has though spots like the Collectors stages, but that's it. Soldier and using slow mode with a good old Sniper should help you.

I got it in my first play through :cool:

#260 Posted by Slashkice (13473 posts) -

Could you PM me a pic of this?

AdobeArtist

Done. Check your PMs.

#261 Posted by padaporra (3433 posts) -

Could you PM to me too?
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EDI needs some Shodan in her.

#262 Posted by Animal-Mother (26991 posts) -

[QUOTE="Animal-Mother"]

[QUOTE="Giancar"] and Paragon? cause it would be just like mine! :P

Giancar

Ya I always play paragon or the good guy whenever they give you the chance. It was nice because I finished the game once when it came out and now only my second time So I closed up a bunch of the original games achievements + all the DLC so I got a little more of a full experience with knowing how the beginning of the third is going to start.

haha me too, feels bad to be a prick in Wrpgs :P

Insanity is not that hard, it has though spots like the Collectors stages, but that's it. Soldier and using slow mode with a good old Sniper should help you.

I got it in my first play through :cool:

Ya maybe after the third one comes i'll go back and beat 2 on insane with a more renegadish character
#263 Posted by finalfantasy94 (26755 posts) -

[QUOTE="Animal-Mother"]

[QUOTE="Giancar"] and Paragon? cause it would be just like mine! :P

Giancar

Ya I always play paragon or the good guy whenever they give you the chance. It was nice because I finished the game once when it came out and now only my second time So I closed up a bunch of the original games achievements + all the DLC so I got a little more of a full experience with knowing how the beginning of the third is going to start.

haha me too, feels bad to be a prick in Wrpgs :P

Insanity is not that hard, it has though spots like the Collectors stages, but that's it. Soldier and using slow mode with a good old Sniper should help you.

I got it in my first play through :cool:

that was basicly my stratigy. I mainly used sniper on the heavy duty guys like those enough shockwave guys from the collectors. I also used ice bullets so people could just freez and wouldint be able to shoot or do anything.

#264 Posted by AdobeArtist (22982 posts) -

[QUOTE="AdobeArtist"]

Could you PM me a pic of this?

Slashkice

Done. Check your PMs.

Thank you, much appreciated :)

#265 Posted by siLVURcross (26106 posts) -
Dat OP.
#266 Posted by AdobeArtist (22982 posts) -

Dat OP.siLVURcross

Some of Ironbass' finest work, ain't it? A real thing of beauty :)

#267 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -
To sneer the poll question. I will be picking it up on the same system I picked the first two up on, which is PC. So far this series has only cost me $10. $5 for each of the first 2 on Steam. I will pick this one up when it goes on sale. I wish it was going to be on Steam as well.
#268 Posted by The_Pacific (1795 posts) -
IT's not even a RPG anymore so I wont be buying it. So sad too, since I was a huge fan of the 1st one and should of seen this coming when the 2nd one was barley an RPG. AA score is my hype
#269 Posted by Ace6301 (21389 posts) -
Having seen the recent concept art for [spoiler] EDI and the Protheans [/spoiler] I have to say they both look dumb. I feel like DA2 all over again right now. Feels bad man.
#270 Posted by waltefmoney (18030 posts) -

IT's not even a RPG anymore so I wont be buying it. So sad too, since I was a huge fan of the 1st one and should of seen this coming when the 2nd one was barley an RPG. AA score is my hypeThe_Pacific

This one is supposed to be a more of an Ar Pee Gee than the second.

#271 Posted by The_Pacific (1795 posts) -

[QUOTE="The_Pacific"]IT's not even a RPG anymore so I wont be buying it. So sad too, since I was a huge fan of the 1st one and should of seen this coming when the 2nd one was barley an RPG. AA score is my hypewaltefmoney

This one is supposed to be a more of an Ar Pee Gee than the second.

Yeah, I highly doubt that now that they've shoehorned kinect into the game. Just looks like a cover based TPS to me with tacked on, online pass MP. It's a huge pass from me.
#272 Posted by waltefmoney (18030 posts) -

Yeah, I highly doubt that now that they've shoehorned kinect into the game. Just looks like a cover based TPS to me with tacked on, online pass MP. It's a huge pass from me.The_Pacific

I don't think little voice commands with the Kinect are capable of ruining a game's RPG status(if that exists).

#273 Posted by Kandlegoat (3147 posts) -

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#274 Posted by waltefmoney (18030 posts) -

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Kandlegoat

#275 Posted by finalfantasy94 (26755 posts) -

[QUOTE="Kandlegoat"]

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waltefmoney

that picture and reaction is just priceless.

#276 Posted by Sagem28 (10498 posts) -

I found the two best cIasses for Insanity are Infiltrator and Sentinel. The Infiltrator (what I played to get that achievement) having access to the Widow Maker sniper rifle, enhanced with the Assassination Cloak. And the Sentinel with the Tech Armor making that cIass highly defensible against any onslaught.

AdobeArtist

I played my first insanity playthrough with the Engineer, it was a cakewalk.

The drone is so damn useful, easily taking Scions/Harbringer out of the battle, great distraction. Bonus power was dominate, so with the drone + a dominated enemy + Ai Hacking, nothing could touch me. I died like only 5 times the entire playthrough.

Also put points in Cryo if anything got to close to me I could just freeze them.

Engineer rocks :P

#277 Posted by ioannisdenton (2058 posts) -

[QUOTE="finalfantasy94"]

[QUOTE="Animal-Mother"] how was insanity. I haven't even bothered to touch it yet. It's the last achievement I need.AdobeArtist

I think its difficult depending on what class you choose. For that playthrough I was soldier so I had all the weapons and most of the ammo types. To be honest if youre just patient all the battles arent that hard especially when you get more upgrades. Just gatta know when to pop your head out and a good spot for cover. Also having slow mo helps. Only time I was screaming was the collector fights cause of certain monster types. Also the team AI can be down right dumb at times. Not taking cover on own sometimes and even when you point them to cover they will ether not take it or sometimes run into battle.

Overall dumb team AI aside its not that tough mainly the collectors are a pain.

I found the two best cIasses for Insanity are Infiltrator and Sentinel. The Infiltrator (what I played to get that achievement) having access to the Widow Maker sniper rifle, enhanced with the Assassination Cloak. And the Sentinel with the Tech Armor making that cIass highly defensible against any onslaught.

you forget the Vangaurd class, sometimes it is so devilsly powerfull, by the end of the game you just charge. Also shotgun to the face NEVER gets old. in all my shepards i chose shotguns. Engineer is also powerfull.
#278 Posted by TheOtherTheoG (2287 posts) -

Art book spoiler character opinions: [spoiler] Not a huge fan of the EDI's design, honestly, very robotic, you would expect a more hologram-y, not physical, sort of appearance from, you know, an AI. Think Avina on the Citadel, more like that would be better. The prothean is better, it's a retcon of their original design (the more tentacle-y ones in the statues at Ilos, compared to the more insectoid, collector-ish ones now), but one which is easily circumvented (since it's kinda implied that the protheans were multiple species). I prefer the new design, honestly. [/spoiler]

#279 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -
To sneer the poll question. I will be picking it up on the same system I picked the first two up on, which is PC. So far this series has only cost me $10. $5 for each of the first 2 on Steam. I will pick this one up when it goes on sale. I wish it was going to be on Steam as well.AmazonTreeBoa
Sneer........wtf was my phone thinking when it auto corrected that? Anyways sneer should have been answer.
#280 Posted by N30F3N1X (8037 posts) -

Sneer........wtf was my phone thinking when it auto corrected that? Anyways sneer should have been answer.AmazonTreeBoa

That's nothing.

http://9gag.com/gag/1735809

Have fun.

#281 Posted by TheOtherTheoG (2287 posts) -

[QUOTE="AmazonTreeBoa"] Sneer........wtf was my phone thinking when it auto corrected that? Anyways sneer should have been answer.N30F3N1X

That's nothing.

http://9gag.com/gag/1735809

Have fun.

I genuinely cannot stop laughing. Thanks...
#282 Posted by N30F3N1X (8037 posts) -

I genuinely cannot stop laughing. Thanks...TheOtherTheoG

:D Ducking phones!

#283 Posted by AdobeArtist (22982 posts) -

IT's not even a RPG anymore so I wont be buying it. So sad too, since I was a huge fan of the 1st one and should of seen this coming when the 2nd one was barley an RPG. AA score is my hypeThe_Pacific

Please tell me this doesn't have to do with 30 year old standards :|

#284 Posted by anthonycg (2017 posts) -

[QUOTE="The_Pacific"]IT's not even a RPG anymore so I wont be buying it. So sad too, since I was a huge fan of the 1st one and should of seen this coming when the 2nd one was barley an RPG. AA score is my hypeAdobeArtist

Please tell me this doesn't have to do with 30 year old standards :|

Well I wish there was more micromanagement in the game. ME1 wasn't the best RPG in that respect either but it did have a lot of things that you could customize and experiment with. And being able to pimp out your entire squad was awesome. And then there's PC mods! There wasn't enough of that in ME2 imo.

#285 Posted by SaltyMeatballs (25158 posts) -
Epic thread.
#286 Posted by ironcreed (14083 posts) -

I played the first two on the 360, but recently picked up 2 on the PS3 as well and really like the way it handles with the DS3. I'll be getting the PS3 version and expect it to score 9.0.

#287 Posted by texasgoldrush (9290 posts) -
[QUOTE="waltefmoney"]

[QUOTE="The_Pacific"]IT's not even a RPG anymore so I wont be buying it. So sad too, since I was a huge fan of the 1st one and should of seen this coming when the 2nd one was barley an RPG. AA score is my hypeThe_Pacific

This one is supposed to be a more of an Ar Pee Gee than the second.

Yeah, I highly doubt that now that they've shoehorned kinect into the game. Just looks like a cover based TPS to me with tacked on, online pass MP. It's a huge pass from me.

Nevermind the fact that Bioware stated that there are more customization options for weapons and powers,,,,you aren't listening. Just because of "RPG elements" doesn't make it good...and really the "RPG elements" which are really strategy elements wrongly called "RPG elements", in the first game sucked. And the clash between trying to be an action game and have RPG combat made Alpha Protocol awful.
#288 Posted by anthonycg (2017 posts) -

[QUOTE="The_Pacific"][QUOTE="waltefmoney"]

This one is supposed to be a more of an Ar Pee Gee than the second.

texasgoldrush

Yeah, I highly doubt that now that they've shoehorned kinect into the game. Just looks like a cover based TPS to me with tacked on, online pass MP. It's a huge pass from me.

Nevermind the fact that Bioware stated that there are more customization options for weapons and powers,,,,you aren't listening. Just because of "RPG elements" doesn't make it good...and really the "RPG elements" which are really strategy elements wrongly called "RPG elements", in the first game sucked. And the clash between trying to be an action game and have RPG combat made Alpha Protocol awful.

Alpha protocol made itself horrible. Gameplay sucked big time and the AI was dumb as a brick.

#289 Posted by The_Pacific (1795 posts) -

[QUOTE="The_Pacific"]IT's not even a RPG anymore so I wont be buying it. So sad too, since I was a huge fan of the 1st one and should of seen this coming when the 2nd one was barley an RPG. AA score is my hypeAdobeArtist

Please tell me this doesn't have to do with 30 year old standards :|

No this has to do with the standards set by ME1 :|.

2 was pushing it but now 3 is just a cover based TPS in my eyes.

#290 Posted by Jankarcop (10187 posts) -

[QUOTE="AdobeArtist"]

[QUOTE="The_Pacific"]IT's not even a RPG anymore so I wont be buying it. So sad too, since I was a huge fan of the 1st one and should of seen this coming when the 2nd one was barley an RPG. AA score is my hypeThe_Pacific

Please tell me this doesn't have to do with 30 year old standards :|

No this has to do with the standards set by ME1 :|.

2 was pushing it but now 3 is just a cover based TPS in my eyes.

You keep ignoring when someone lists how ME3 has more RPG elementas than ME2 :|


Just look at a screenshot of the squad point selection and compare it to ME2's. Or the weapon customization.

#291 Posted by anthonycg (2017 posts) -

[QUOTE="The_Pacific"]

[QUOTE="AdobeArtist"]

Please tell me this doesn't have to do with 30 year old standards :|

Jankarcop

No this has to do with the standards set by ME1 :|.

2 was pushing it but now 3 is just a cover based TPS in my eyes.

You keep ignoring when someone lists how ME3 has more RPG elementas than ME2 :|


Just look at a screenshot of the squad point selection and compare it to ME2's. Or the weapon customization.

I'm not going to make any guesses about that until release. There seems to be more but we're still unsure of how useful they are. For example there's a headshot stat now. So are they going to sabatoge my aim and force me to put points into it or is it going to be like charisma was in Fallout New Vegas where you could get all of the perks of high charisma in other ways?

#292 Posted by padaporra (3433 posts) -

I'm not going to make any guesses about that until release. There seems to be more but we're still unsure of how useful they are. For example there's a headshot stat now. So are they going to sabatoge my aim and force me to put points into it or is it going to be like charisma was in Fallout New Vegas where you could get all of the perks of high charisma in other ways?

anthonycg


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Headshot stat? What do you mean?
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Aiming in the head will of course deal a lot more damage (and you will probably be able to improve that with mods and skills) but what decides if your shots hit or not is your skill alone, just like ME2.

#293 Posted by khoofia_pika (13517 posts) -
Awesome thread. Can't wait for this game, looks so awesome. Mass Effect 2 is my favourite game of all time, and it looks like this might be able to top that.
#294 Posted by Mordred19 (8259 posts) -

do we know yet how many discs it's on? and how are dialogue skills and leveling up handled? (like ME1 or 2?)

#295 Posted by anthonycg (2017 posts) -

[QUOTE="anthonycg"]

I'm not going to make any guesses about that until release. There seems to be more but we're still unsure of how useful they are. For example there's a headshot stat now. So are they going to sabatoge my aim and force me to put points into it or is it going to be like charisma was in Fallout New Vegas where you could get all of the perks of high charisma in other ways?

padaporra


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Headshot stat? What do you mean?
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Aiming in the head will of course deal a lot more damage (and you will probably be able to improve that with mods and skills) but what decides if your shots hit or not is your skill alone, just like ME2.

There is a stat that increases your ability to make headshots. It may simply be something that increases headshot damage but there is really no way to tell. That's why I don't think it's really possible to argue too much about it.

#296 Posted by padaporra (3433 posts) -

[QUOTE="padaporra"]

[QUOTE="anthonycg"]

I'm not going to make any guesses about that until release. There seems to be more but we're still unsure of how useful they are. For example there's a headshot stat now. So are they going to sabatoge my aim and force me to put points into it or is it going to be like charisma was in Fallout New Vegas where you could get all of the perks of high charisma in other ways?

anthonycg


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Headshot stat? What do you mean?
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Aiming in the head will of course deal a lot more damage (and you will probably be able to improve that with mods and skills) but what decides if your shots hit or not is your skill alone, just like ME2.

There is a stat that increases your ability to make headshots. It may simply be something that increases headshot damage but there is really no way to tell. That's why I don't think it's really possible to argue too much about it.


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You got that from where? The leaked script?

#297 Posted by anthonycg (2017 posts) -

[QUOTE="anthonycg"]

[QUOTE="padaporra"]
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Headshot stat? What do you mean?
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Aiming in the head will of course deal a lot more damage (and you will probably be able to improve that with mods and skills) but what decides if your shots hit or not is your skill alone, just like ME2.

padaporra

There is a stat that increases your ability to make headshots. It may simply be something that increases headshot damage but there is really no way to tell. That's why I don't think it's really possible to argue too much about it.


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You got that from where? The leaked script?

It's on one of EA's conference videos. I'll try to find it.

#298 Posted by finalstar2007 (25452 posts) -

Loved Mass Effect 2, i will make sure i get this after a price drop though

#299 Posted by anthonycg (2017 posts) -

[QUOTE="padaporra"]

[QUOTE="anthonycg"]

There is a stat that increases your ability to make headshots. It may simply be something that increases headshot damage but there is really no way to tell. That's why I don't think it's really possible to argue too much about it.

anthonycg


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You got that from where? The leaked script?

It's on one of EA's conference videos. I'll try to find it.

I found it in a fan made video. Check out 4:48

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6R6xx21L6A&feature=related

[edit] Why can't I link things?? :(

#300 Posted by -Snooze- (7304 posts) -
Soooo, will the other femshep models be available to use?