Mass Effect 3 - Take Back Earth (March 6, 2012)

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DEMO NOW AVAILABLE (PSN, XBL, PC) 

Overview 
Welcome to the Mass Effect 3 thread. Earth is burning. Striking from beyond known space, a race of terrifying machines (Reapers) have begun their destruction of the human race. As Commander Shepard, an Alliance Marine, your only hope for saving mankind is to rally the civilizations of the galaxy and launch one final mission to take back Earth. 

ME3 will continue the storyline of Commander Shepard and will have the option to import your character from ME1 & ME2. This will affect ME3 throughout the game to various effects. Your actions in the previous games will all build the final conclusion of the trilogy.

Info (No Spoilers)

-The game will by default feature a "previously on Mass Effect" comic to make decisions with if starting from scratch. 

-The RPG elements are being beefed up, not going back to ME1, but giving more freedom with the character skills. Skill trees will be larger, and powers will evolve several times instead of just once, offering even more freedom. Weapons are ME2 st.yle with a set list, but mods make a return, not in the ME1 styl.e but allowing you to swap out different parts such as barrels, scopes, and so on, which effect both the weapon's combat performance and its appearance. 

-All c.lasss can wield all weapons unhindered now, but will have limited slots to carry them. Only the Soldier can carry all weapons at once. Probably means Adept, Engineer, and Sentinal will be limited to two, and Vanguard and Infiltrator will have three. 

-The Normandy in ME3 will look new and different. It was stripped down and rebuilt.

- The game will have numerous endings, some good, some bad, and who you have in your squad and which allies you recruit can have a drastic effect on which are available.

- There will be a New Game plus

- Advanced cover system, ladders and more agile options are added in ME3. 

- Better AI in combat - When an enemy dies, Shepard will be able to pick up and used dropped weapons. 

- Melee Combat: Each c.lass has a unique Melee attack.

Confirmed Characters:

Returning:

  • Ambassador Udina
  • Ashley Williams
  • Captain David Anderson
  • Captain Kirrahe
  • Conrad Verner
  • EDI
  • Garrus
  • Grunt
  • Jacob Taylor
  • Jack
  • James Sanders
  • Joker
  • Kaiden Alenko
  • Kelly Chambers
  • Legion
  • Liara T'Soni
  • Miranda Lawson
  • Mordin Solus
  • Tali'Zorah
  • Thane Krios
  • The Elusive Man
  • Wrex
  • Zaeed Massani
New:
  • James Vega
  • Kai Leng
  • Diana Allers

What about multiplayer?

Mass Effect 3 will feature a 4 player co-op multiplayer mode called Galaxy at War. Here are some facts about Mass Effect 3's multiplayer.

  • Activities include fighting off enemy waves and capturing enemy areas
  • You will be able to play as different alien races like Asari, Turians,Krogans and Drell, and more races and characters will be available as DLC
  • Multiplayer will affect the outcome of your singleplayer game. Your "Galactic Readiness" rating will determine the outcome of the final fight against the Reapers, though playing the multiplayer is not at all necessary to completing the single player story..
  • Multiplayer will have its own XP trees and armor customization
  • You can build as many characters as you want
  • Multiplayer is online only
  • There is no friendly fire
  • Character c.lasses include Vanguard, Soldier, Sentinel and Infiltrator
  • It requires an Online Pass, included with all new copies of Mass Effect 3.
 
What is 'Galaxy at War'?

Galaxy at War is a strategic mode that involves managing resources in the war against the Reapers. Multiplayer co-op mode, a Facebook tie-in and the Mass Effect Infiltrator iOS app will provide ways to interface with Galaxy at War.

The "War Assets" you collect in Galaxy at War directly affect the outcome single-player campaign. Galaxy at War measures Shepard's "Galactic Readiness" level, affecting the outcome of the final battle against the Reapers. It requires an Online Pass, included with all new copies of Mass Effect 3. Playing Mass Effect 3: Galaxy at War is optional. Although the system can affect the single-player campaign of Mass Effect 3, it can be ignored and the same results can be achieved by playing only the single-player campaign.
 

 

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***Space saved for further info if necessary***

C.lasses:

  • Adept
  • Soldier
  • Engineer
  • Sentinel
  • Infiltrator
  • Vanguard
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#3 ikhzo
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Good job govi..good job!

The saw the opening video of the demo. It was mind blowing. :o 

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#4 govinator07
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I still haven't finished, but since it is probably our first HUGE release of the year, why not make a thread :D

For some reason it won't let me wrote classes :x 

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#5 ikhzo
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I still haven't finished, but since it is probably our first HUGE release of the year, why not make a thread :D

For some reason it won't let me wrote classes :x 

govinator07

But you just did. :o 

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#6 govinator07
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I know, I meant in the OP. Also it won't let me write styles for some reason :x I have to put all these freaking periods in the middle of my words!
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#7 bugbag
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Very nice job Govi!

I'm very excited for Mass Effect 3. This is going to be one of the best games of the year, obviously.

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#8 ikhzo
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What's your fav. class guys?

I always prefer soldier. :cool: 

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#9 bugbag
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Me too!

We should have a poll, with different rounds for TGP's Favorite Mass Effect Character in this topic to celebrate the trilogy. What do you think?

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#10 siddarthshetty
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I played 1 and 2 as Soldier, probably will play as Soldier in this time too!

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#11 ikhzo
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Soldiers are sexy! :cool:
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#12 nintendo_warrio
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I haven't even tried the demo yet....
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#13 ikhzo
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I don't even wanna...
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Weren't you hyped for it?
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Weren't you hyped for it?nintendo_warrio

Yes, that's exactly why I don't want to watch/listen/talk about the game. I just want to experience it first hand! 

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#16 nintendo_warrio
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Hmmm...
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What's your fav. class guys?

I always prefer soldier. :cool: 

ikhzo

Shepard is a soldier.

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I play as Adept in 1 & 2 and in 3 I will too :D 

I don't even wanna...ikhzo

Such a shame really, you don't have to play the single player portion ;) The multiplayer is pretty good, that's all I'm playing. 

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#20 stephenage
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Adept may be fun to play, but you cannot deny the character of Shepard best suits the soldier class.
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Adept may be fun to play, but you cannot deny the character of Shepard best suits the soldier class.stephenage

True that! 

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#22 stephenage
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It is indeed fact.
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#23 bugbag
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Like Blade Runner's bad pacing?:P

Oh no, I just brought questions to the ME3 thread.:x

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#24 ikhzo
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Stop trolling kid.

Get outta here if you got nothing to say about ME. 

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#25 stephenage
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Like Blade Runner's bad pacing?:P

Oh no, I just brought questions to the ME3 thread.:x

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Haters gonna hate.

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#26 bugbag
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Stop trolling kid.

Get outta here if you got nothing to say about ME.

ikhzo

But when we talk about Saints Row: The Third in a Skyrim topic it's okay... Despite the grammar mistake in it's title.

Okay, I'm done 'kid'.

So, ME3... Who's getting it day one?

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Saint's Row the Third is AWESOME.
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#28 dapman418
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I do hope ME3 turns out well. I have some doubts with the different game settings (Action, Story, etc.) and the multiplayer.
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#29 stephenage
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We will see.

8.5 on GS?

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Still looking soulless to me.
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We will see.

8.5 on GS?

stephenage

That seems kinda probable.

Though Jane Douglas is clearly excited for it, as she wrote a preview stating it will blow ME2 out of the water...

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#32 bugbag
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We will see.

8.5 on GS?

stephenage

I'm going to say 9.0, but it's anyone's guess at this point.

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#33 stephenage
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[QUOTE="stephenage"]

We will see.

8.5 on GS?

dapman418

That seems kinda probable.

Though Jane Douglas is clearly excited for it, as she wrote a preview stating it will blow ME2 out of the water...

Sadly nobody cares about GS UK.

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#34 dapman418
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Everyone loves Bluffer's Guide though. :P
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#35 stephenage
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You mean B******'s guide right?
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#36 dapman418
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Yes. :P

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#37 siddarthshetty
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I didn't know it was Bluffer..:P

I still think ME 3 will be good enough to get 9.0

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#38 stephenage
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I really hope so.
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I've pre-ordered the game. :D
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I will go and buy it on release day.
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#41 ikhzo
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I will go and buy it on release day.stephenage

Those you pre-order the game, will get a pre-order bonus...An N7 Galactic Warfare Gear Bonus DLC. :D

I don't reaaally need it. But since I don't have to pay anything extra, I might as well pre-order the game.

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#42 stephenage
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Sounds pointless and means I will have to wait until the post comes to get the game. I can get it quicker if I go and buy it in the morning.
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I downloaded the demo, but still need to play it.
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Sounds pointless and means I will have to wait until the post comes to get the game. I can get it quicker if I go and buy it in the morning.stephenage

I'll play ME2 till then..haven't played the PS3 version. Need to work on my saved file. :P 

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[QUOTE="stephenage"]Sounds pointless and means I will have to wait until the post comes to get the game. I can get it quicker if I go and buy it in the morning.ikhzo

I'll play ME2 till then..haven't played the PS3 version. Need to work on my saved file. :P

Spoilers on ME2!

Who died? Was it Jacob? If it was, you should leave things like they are.:P

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Played the demo, which got me pumped. :D
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I'm still not overly pumped.
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[QUOTE="ikhzo"]

[QUOTE="stephenage"]Sounds pointless and means I will have to wait until the post comes to get the game. I can get it quicker if I go and buy it in the morning.bugbag

I'll play ME2 till then..haven't played the PS3 version. Need to work on my saved file. :P

Spoilers on ME2!

Who died? Was it Jacob? If it was, you should leave things like they are.:P

No one died in my ME2. :| 

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#49 dapman418
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I'm still not overly pumped.stephenage

I think I'm the right amount of pumped. :P

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#50 bugbag
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[QUOTE="bugbag"]

[QUOTE="ikhzo"]

I'll play ME2 till then..haven't played the PS3 version. Need to work on my saved file. :P

ikhzo

Spoilers on ME2!

Who died? Was it Jacob? If it was, you should leave things like they are.:P

No one died in my ME2. :|

Good. Did you play as a renegade or a paragon? I was both.:P