Played the demo, and it was fucking awesome. The sound design they have done is amazing. Combining Singularity and Throw made the most ear drum arousing sound ever.
Gonna wait until the PC demo to do multiple playthroughs of it though. As I can't stand the consoles horribly unstable FPS and terribad controls.
Got the Art of the Mass Effect Universe book from Barnes and Noble today. I'll keep it spoiler-free, but the concept art for Mass Effect 3 is GORGEOUS. It's everything you could wish for and more. Some of it surprised me, even. Suffice to say, you'll all enjoy what ME3 has to offer.
Some of the art was scrapped, though. Although, their idea for the final boss fight was really fucking cool. A bit disappointed and unsure if it made the final cut, though. Fucking spoilers in my art book
I need to go through Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2 trying to get as many people killed as possible.
I bought Battlefield 3 (new) for Xbox 360 a while ago, would that mean i get access to the demo on the 14th? I entered all the codes but i didn't sign up for the Battlelog thing.
Interesting that Anderson has a full skill tree in the demo.
Demo was pretty good. Wrex's VO sounded inconsistent.
What is this "no early PC demo" I'm reading on /v/? This better not be serious.
Never mind, was some douche complaining we get it on the 14th.
Now to fill my post with useful information: I present you all new male hairstyles.
And the female ones as well.
I see you're in the same /v/ thread that i'm in.
It's unsettling when I see this stuff in here, bad case of deja vu.
To give two sides of an argument.
It's great that you want to visit a forum with no dissenting opinions, but this isn't BSN. If someone is worried about the outlook of the game for whatever reason, they've every right to express it in a post. The same goes for those of you who are super excited and think Bioware is fucking amazing and can do no wrong, or very little wrong.
You want a circlejerk? Go to BSN.
It's perfectly fine to express concerns, but to blatantly claim the story is going to be shit within a month of it's release, based off an old leaked script, is pushing it a little too far.
Who the fuck cares if he's 'telling' you to do anything? We're on an internet forum, tell him to go fuck himself, laugh, and leave. I could tell you to go burn Bioware's studio to the ground, it doesn't mean that you have to fucking do anything other than laugh and say 'what a fucking moron'.
I think the story will be subpar as well, this 'old script' is a pretty good indicator of their direction in terms of development. You really think they've changed everything out of that script? Or hell even most things? No, they've probably tweaked it a bit and changed some minor things, but to assume that they've redone the entire thing in this short amount of time is laughably optimistic. Talk about 'blind optimism'. Until i'm given a reason to think the story will be good, whether by more info or playing the game, I will rightly presume that the quality of the game will be what the script and the action-y trailers have portrayed it to be.
Ignoring everything and saying 'oh it's old' or 'they'll fix it, i'm sure' is ridiculous. Related.
I'm not saying it's definitely going to be terrible, but all signs are pointing to it being less than fantastic, and i'm running with what i've got until its proven otherwise.
Anyways, I see your point. I thoroughly enjoyed the demo, even though a lot of the features we've seen in the latest trailers weren't present in it, because who knows how old that build is. So far, 2012 seems pretty quiet for video game releases. ME3 will most likely be one of the biggest ones.
Who knows, maybe Bioware swallowed a couple diamonds, and that's what going to be shit out as the whole product.
Second, there were three leaks and one of them isn't old.
Third, reviews and factory copies are already away.
Fourth, you really haven't done crap to disprove anything in the other direction anyway. "I hope the game doesn't suck, it shouldn't suck, right?" is an opinion, and not even an opinion based on anything objective.
You being personally invested in no way magically mitigates the crappy points. Your opinion >! Bioware's work, now matter how much you think it does.
So for the Facebook minigame, is there a specific way to hit the buttons to get the demo code, or is it random for each attempt?
If anybody has a spare demo key, I'd be willing to gift them a small Steam game (<$10).
I thought they didn't put long hair because of the hair rule in the military (like hair should not be touching shoulders or whatever)
You know to be honest, seeing some of the new trailers of ME3 and having plaid the demo I'm not too stressed out whether or not the story will be as epic as the first one anymore. I mean obviously I would prefer it to be just as, if not more so epic and well written, but the cinematic quality of ME3, and the fact that, for once, I'm seeing a life-like, large scale, interstellar war in a game is enough to keep me happy if the story winds up being a slight let down. I'm fed up of seeing TV shows/movies/games where such wars seem thoroughly underwhelming compared to what they're made out to be - hopefully, at the bare minimum, ME3 will do that well.
Also, playing the ME3 demo gave me some serious War of The Worlds vibes (2005, not the book or the older movie). When the Reaper which touched down in front of me eventually turned around and walked off into the distance and I could see its underside above me it reminded me of the tripods. It was really, really cool looking.
Then they 'balanced' the gameplay :(
Trade someone Section 8 on Steam for a demo key, if you have one spare.
Off the current topic, but does anyone remember the medical lab on Noveria with the sick patients and the doctor (the one who asks you if you'll make a cure for them in exchange for a pass into the maintenance area)?
I swear to god there's a piece of equipment in that room with him that has the black mesa logo on it. If anyone has a save file around about then take a look.
lol, in retrospect an image search may have been a better option than a text search. I figured I'd have more luck looking for a forum post going, "hey guys, who caught the black mesa logo on Noveria," than actually finding a picture of it
A bad assumption.
Seriously though the hair does look better