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Mass Effect 3 Tease?

In response to a tweet or two from Geoff Keighley about premieres and teases to be included with today's announcement of nominees for Spike's annual video game awards, EA's Patrick Buechner adds a tweet of his own saying "Bioware fans pay attention ..." Adding more fuel to the fire is a post on with: "The latest screenshots for BioWare show mystery new game." Mass Effect 3? A game where Commander Shepard plays poker with Wallace and Gromit? Seems we'll know more soon. The nominees will be announced later today, and the Spike VGAs air December 11.

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32. Re: Mass Effect 3 Tease? Nov 17, 2010, 17:20 JoeNapalm
Creston wrote on Nov 17, 2010, 16:56:
Bioware's answer?

C) Disregard entire game mode, and replace with Dumbest Minigame Ever Invented!


You hit the nail on the head with that, Creston.

Bioware looked at what was wrong with ME1 and, instead of FIXING it, they just carved it out of the game entirely.

Baby and bathwater, both out the bloody window.

The "oh, the inventory sucked anyway, so who misses it" perspective is understandable...if there weren't successful examples of how to do it right.

Look, I own a PS3. I don't hate consoles. I just hate what consoles make devs do to games that would otherwise have been awesome on the PC. ME1? Great game - but it would have been a lot better without the screwed up GUI and Halo-esque repetitive, limited environments...both of which are indisputably the result of console-oriented design constraints. For ME2, they identified the problem areas...then just craved them out like the Spanish Inquisition going after a rumor.

I enjoyed ME1 and ME2, but I can say that and still be very disappointed by the poor design choices, and concerned that ME3/DA will go even further in the wrong direction. Anyone who refuses to learn from history, etc.

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