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PCPowerPlay confirms, multiplayer in Mass Effect 3
Brisbane, Queensland
13493 posts
not sure what to think about this. hopefully it hasn't taken their focus away from making a great single player experience.

That’s right - Mass Effect 3 is getting multiplayer! We travel to BioWare’s office in Edmonton for hands-on time with the series’ first foray into online gameplay, and chat with Mass Effect Series Producer and Mass Effect 3 Project Director Casey Hudson about the decision to go multiplayer in the epic battle for the galaxy.

the cover reads:

Fight alongside your friends as the galaxy goes to war!

co-op gameplay perhaps?
08:55pm 10/10/11 Permalink
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Brisbane, Queensland
7963 posts
co-op would be alright i guess, also hope they dont take time away form single player to add in a half-asses multiplayer
08:57pm 10/10/11 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
4494 posts
Yeah it doesn't sound good for the genre. That being said, Baldur's Gate pulled off a way of doing it, where people join the player's party with their own characters to help, though I never really tried properly.

Come to think of it, holy s*** Baldurs Gate II was an amazing game. Frikkin, wizard asylum on an island,
09:01pm 10/10/11 Permalink
3091 posts
its so simple to pull off co-op though... just let the players possess one of your party's companions. No big deal right?
Its cool going through a campaign with a mate
09:29pm 10/10/11 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
4495 posts
Well, I'd prefer if it at least plays a sound bit "Assuming direct control" every time.

edit: something like this in fact.
09:40pm 10/10/11 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
5972 posts
Gears of War has a great co-op system, just posses any of the four charactors seamlessly, as if it wasn't even a big deal, just like "oh hi dude I'm totally human now and not a bot choice ay" and the other guy's like "oh yeah that's totally awesome lets kick some arse!!" and then your like "yeah"
09:59pm 10/10/11 Permalink
Hobart, Tasmania
3237 posts
Sounds like another excuse to market an online pass in a game they might not have been able to swing it with otherwise. Can't blame EA for thinking of the shareholders!
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