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Might as well get this one started now.

News

 

Game Informer Podcast

  • Bioware's Casey Hudson says: "we don't have anything to announce at this time" regarding multiplayer
  • RPG elements will be more advanced than the streamlined version of Mass Effect 2, but not has complex as Mass Effect 1
  • Exact levels and skills might not carry over, but players who import their ME2 save will not start at zero
  • If Shepard died in the end of Mass Effect 2, they will not be able to import that character
  • Husks of species other than humans will appear
  • Thresher Maws return, and one fights a Reaper in the story
  • In the beginning of Mass Effect 3, the Normandy's Cerberus technology is being examined by the Alliance and is temporarily unavailible
  • Mineral Scanning will be "changed"
  • A new Alliance character named James Sanders
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May Edition Game Informer

 

News

  • Weapons are no longer be restricted to class, but players will have limited slots to carry the weapons. Soldier is the only class that can carry all the weapons at once
  • Multiplayer is confirmed NOT to appear

Confirmed Characters

  • The Illusive Man
  • Garrus (if he survived)
  • James Sanders (NOT the soldier in the trailer)
  • Liara T'Soni
  • Kaidan Alenko or Ashley Williams (the Virmire survivor)
  • Legion (if he survived)
  • Wrex (if he survived)
  • Mordin (if he survived)
  • Ambassador Udina
  • Captain Anderson
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  • Some other things are:
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  • A new class will appear called heavy melee
  • You will find out why the illusive man is trying to kill you in the beginning of the game
  • The class tree will be improved
  • There will be more than one ending meaning you will want to play the game multipul times
  • Everything you do will have an affect, Its basically like when you go to attack the collectors base if you dont go early than everyone will die , but in this game it will be constant
  • Cambat will be harder and faster 10-15%( what ever that means by faster).
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I've heard that the weapon system is going to be much more customizable as well, some sort of hybrid between the systems of the first two games. You have specific weapons like in 2, which do their own thing in their own way, but then you pick up upgrades like in one, except these are things like scopes and silencers and whatnot, and they'll have an actual visual effeect on your weapon.

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It's great to hear that weapon customability makes a return. ME2's system, where you basically just upgraded a pool of 3-4 weapons for every type, was too watered down for my liking.

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  • Exploring planets may return, though the vehicle you drive (the Mako in the first, and the Hammerhead in 2) has yet to be revealed.
  • Worlds will be much larger than in the second, with interacting people as an example.
  • No multiplayer has been confirmed.

 

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I really hope there's either a really good, polished vehicle section, or just not one at all. They've been terrible in both games, in my opinion, and I would like them to go away, think about what they've done, and improve.

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MASS EFFECT HAS BEEN DELAYED. Sadly mass effect will be delayed till 2012, but some good news. it will be an early release so around the first or second week of january.

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They should take their time. Even though Dragon Age 2 was not as bad as many people said it could have been much better if Bioware had taken the time.

Since I prefer Mass Effect over Dragon Age I hope the finally turns out great :)

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I'm very happy to hear about that delay. This should hopefully give it that little bit more polish, and it makes my GOTY decisions easier.

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sad news everyone, our second favorite person in the game, who will also be a playable team mate will die, i wont tell you who but here's a hint, ITS GARRUS

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Uh,bip..doesn't that count as a spoiler,so maybe put it in one? lol (can't remember if it's enabled on this site though)

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No i knew it was a spoiler but i felt like everyone should know no matter what, but fine i'll put a spoiler for this one. Spoiler Alert, <font color="white">the way Garrus dies is said to be honorable, maybe he will save shepard and maybe a planet and a race or even destroy all the reapers. Happy catch grave</font>

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New information has come out that everyone will love to hear. Everyone from the mass effect universe will appear if they survived the suicide mission and the other one to where Rex could have died, even our favorite character Thane will appear ( maybe he survived his disease i dont know), the cerberus units will be split up into 3 types heavy medium, and light, if you liked the armor system in mass effect 1 you will like this game because their reintroducing it, you get to climb and you will have to build relations with the other aliens. One more note Jack will have matured, she will have gotten a little softer and will finally have hair. I find that great because i didnt play with her for that fact alone.

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I liked how Jack was super intimidating, yet scared on the inside. Though I wasn't a huge fan of that imtimidation, I enjoyed Jack's character and would like to see her be much softer in 3.

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That is perhaps the biggest success of all the Mass Effect games, that they have these three-dimensional, really appearing characters which you like to see again and again. It genuinely makes me sad to hear that spoiler, but it's a testimony to Bioware and its writers. I myself really enjoy Jack because she isn't just the hard-arse bitch she's portrayed as, but an actual human being with a good deal of emotion and feeling. Also, Warp Ammo is great.

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New Info: There will be no new romance scenes, with new characters. So you can only have a romance with characters from ME1 and ME2, and with people yiu could have them with. So that means i dont get to have relations with a krogan like wrex, and i've been waiting for that for a long time.

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For Mass Effect 3, there needs to be some kind of online system that tracks your progress, classes you've beaten the game with, what difficulty ect. Whether on your computer or your console. Kind of like halo reach had. 

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Same-sex relationships! Let the outraged Fox News stories start rolling in.

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This game needs to go back to the customization of the first, the gameplay of the second and a completely new side quest system.

It's gonna be a good game, pumped.

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Aussie, they are doing that, not to the extend of the first but they are making customizations. You can upgrade the scope, amount of ammo, specials for the weapons, armor, and other cool things