Poll: What are your thoughts on Mass Effect 3?
06.05.2012 @ 22:32 #361
07.05.2012 @ 09:55 #362
07.05.2012 @ 17:54 #363
I mean a vampire cant live without sucking blood. and seeing how EA is a greedy bloodsucking economy vampire, he is soon to perish.
07.05.2012 @ 18:02 #364
Doesn't matter if EA keep pumping out shit titles. You get far with gazonkions of marketing, and the games still sell - a lot. EA are doing quite fine and won't change. Neither will BioWare - not for the better anyway.
07.05.2012 @ 18:17 #365
I also would have loved an option to tell the Reapers to blow it out of their exhaust port, and to use that ultimate armada of mine to throw Turians, Asari, Geth, Krogan, Batarian and human warships at them to prove that their way is wrong. I built the armada to destroy me some Reapers, and by the Goddess I wish we could put it to use. ›››
This. Areas like the Citadel and Noveria in ME1 were awesome. I hate what they've done with the level design in ME3.
@M4xw0lf: good observation. The mission should have been preventing the invasion, not allowing it to reach full scale and then fending off a near invincible enemy. The more I think about how many wrong turns they took in the story dept...jesus it's depressing. What could have been.
07.05.2012 @ 18:51 #366
Doesn't matter if EA keep pumping out shit titles. You get far with gazonkions of marketing, and the games still sell - a lot. EA are doing quite fine and won't change. Neither will BioWare - not for the better anyway. ›››
Well i guess...
They finally got sucked.
07.05.2012 @ 20:23 #367
This, every day this.
ME3 has gotten so much steaming pooh thrown on it due to the ending, but I was deeply disappointed by ME2 as well, and don't see a great difference between ME2 and ME3 actually.
In ME1 we had real choice. We could go where we wanted and do what we wanted, more or less. The areas were bigger, and despite the horrendous control it was great fun to drive around exploring with the Mako.
Enter ME2 and we are restrained to walking around in corridors. Heck, even the Citadel is turned into a long row of corridors with shops and ads all over the bloody place. What happened to the lovely scenery of the ME1 Citadel? It's like they decided to turn it into a mall. Would have liked it greatly expanded instead of reduced to a few shops. I wanted to go up to those hills with water and whatnot, see the people living there outside of the various districts.
The main missions had many sub-missions too, and outcomes would vary (at least slightly) depending on how you did them and in what sequence. Then enter ME2, and everything is turned into a firefight in corridors.
07.05.2012 @ 20:40 #368
Game Designer: "Well, the Normandy sets out to explore the galaxy for prothean relics, to search for a possibility to avert the impending reaper invasion. It's all very much research, science fiction, lore and deep dialogue."
Important EA Producer guy: "Right, what we'll do is: let the reapers invade the galaxy! let them wreak havoc on earth! Show the players burning cities, burning national landmarks - never liked the big ben anyway! I see little children and fields of sunflowers, all gone in seconds, really emotionally touching, like! Players don't want to think too much about what they are doing, let there be a huge gun to blow the thingies to shreds! and invent some mysterious esoteric twist to top things off! That'll be all, son."
Game designer blanches "But..."
Producer: "Get to work, my little cash cow!"
08.05.2012 @ 01:00 #369
It's kind of a good cop/bad cop routine, but they both want the same.
09.05.2012 @ 10:25 #371
By predictably making Traynor a lipstick lesbian and providing a racy shower "sex" scene for guys to oogle. Sure fooled me there Weekes.
10.05.2012 @ 11:43 #372
What was more suprising was the quality of the writing compared to say the rest of the franchise.
15.01.2013 @ 04:38 #373
Have at it!
16.01.2013 @ 01:39 #375
I really liked ME, and was so sad to see what they did to the game series in ME2, and then made it even worse with ME3, quite an achievement in itself.
People still bought it though, so I doubt we'll see a much different approach in the future from the Evil Arts team.
16.01.2013 @ 01:52 #376
Mister Mida said:
Go on the BSN...man the devs are spiteful. They blame the fans, off handedly of course, but they always blame the fans in some capacity. I wonder if toiling in EA's iron grip has left them fatigued. Ray and Greg jumped ship for a reason, and I suspect it's only a matter of time before the ship sinks.
16.01.2013 @ 02:36 #377
It must have left the devs fatigued, or worse. They're just ordinary people, and most of them are blameless for what happened - it's the management and the senior people who are responsible. It's maybe hard, but they should just stay away from the forums.
16.01.2013 @ 05:51 #378
That's a certainty, two of the "Bioware" brand studios (Victory and Mythic) removed BW from their name.
16.01.2013 @ 06:46 #379
Why must everyone blame EA for Bioware's shit? I am sorry but is EA writing the story? No, it's Bioware and the wonderful team of writers there with their imbecilic one liners like "Illegal Action" on Omega.
To me personally blaming EA just ignores the fact that Bioware is ultimately responsible and the doctors who were in favor of rushed games, which is about the only thing you can really blame EA for, were the ones mainly responsible for this turn of direction.
Also rushed games are not necessarily bad, case in point Awakening which was better then DA:O on a story level despite the glaring bugs.
I would disagree that the devs are entirely blameless, certainly some are but NONE of the writers get's any sympathy from me, they wrote the crap in their games. As for other teams. Well the Art team of Bioware doesn't get any sympathy from me either, you can blame these guys for the stupidity of the qunari design ( I am supposed to believes an army which does not use armor almost conquered Thedas? ) just so they look cool and that's just one example ( besides the overall look of DA 2 )
16.01.2013 @ 08:14 #380
Costin Moroianu said:
The individual developers, including lower-grade writers, do what they're told by the senior people. That's the way that companies work. There were also indications at one point after the ME3 debacle went public that those senior people were NOT interested in input from "the team", and that it was a top-down management/design style.
In that kind of working environment, you do what you're told, or you resign. Some obviously did resign, but the rest? People still need to earn a living.
There're things that I do blame the junior staff for, including unprofessional comments in BSN, but the games themselves are the fault of the senior designers and the management.