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Old November 3 2011, 04:50 AM   #496
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Re: Mass Effect 3

Hey guys, guess what?

Better have a good internet connection, and XBLive or Origin. Or you won't be playing this game.

At all.
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Old November 3 2011, 05:11 AM   #497
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I have XBL, but I still think this is super lame.
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Old November 3 2011, 05:29 AM   #498
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Re: Mass Effect 3

Herkimer Jitty wrote: View Post
Hey guys, guess what?

Better have a good internet connection, and XBLive or Origin. Or you won't be playing this game.

At all.
Perhaps I'm just having a dumb moment, but do you mean to say that in order to play ME3 (including the single player) you will have to have an internet connection and XBL? Please tell me I just misunderstood cause that would be unfortunate.
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Old November 3 2011, 05:54 AM   #499
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So stupid...
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Old November 3 2011, 01:52 PM   #500
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6079SmithW wrote: View Post
Herkimer Jitty wrote: View Post
Hey guys, guess what?

Better have a good internet connection, and XBLive or Origin. Or you won't be playing this game.

At all.
Perhaps I'm just having a dumb moment, but do you mean to say that in order to play ME3 (including the single player) you will have to have an internet connection and XBL? Please tell me I just misunderstood cause that would be unfortunate.
You don't need XBL for the singleplayer, but the co-op requires it unless Bioware announces that they've added splitscreen/local co-op.
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Old November 3 2011, 07:56 PM   #501
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^Ok. Thanks. Single-player-only me was slightly worried. That's still lame, though.
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Old November 3 2011, 08:07 PM   #502
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What! A multiplayer mode that requires an internet connection!? Well that's just utterly unprecedented!!!

Seriously though, didn't ME2 require online activation, if only on first install? I think most games these days require an internet connection, so this is hardly a surprise.

Oh and I think we all knew Origin was going to be a requirement for this one. Indeed, I suspect EA are hoping that this game will do for Origin what HL2 did for Steam. Who knows, maybe it will.
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Old November 4 2011, 12:20 AM   #503
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While I have no real problem with Mass Effect multiplayer, I'm just hopfull that they include an offline mode for playing this whole "galaxy at War" thing. I don't have to many friends who game and I have even less friends who care about Mass Effect near as I do. Therefore, I'm really hoping they include an option to play with bots ala L4D. I'd really feel like I'm missing something if I can't play every part of the game.
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Old November 4 2011, 12:24 AM   #504
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I'm sure there are at least three other people around here who might be willing to play with you.
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Old November 4 2011, 12:50 AM   #505
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Herkimer Jitty wrote: View Post
Hey guys, guess what?

Better have a good internet connection, and XBLive or Origin. Or you won't be playing this game.

At all.
I really hope that's only for the multiplayer component and not the same sort of bullshit that Ubisoft pulled with Assassin's Creed II, requiring an active internet connection all the time, even with singleplayer mode.
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Old November 4 2011, 08:44 PM   #506
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While I have no real problem with Mass Effect multiplayer,
Personally it just comes across to me as something that has been shoe horned into a game that didnt need it for reasons other than making it a better game.

Actually I read an interview the other day where they described the multiplayer missions as you going in to finish what Shepard started. The single player game seemed secured the objective, but the multipl player goes in as it is clearly not over. I didnt actually like that as it gave the impression that the single player left things unfinished.
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Old November 5 2011, 03:12 AM   #507
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I don't think anyone imagines that the SP campaign will involve Shepard personally fighting every engagement of a galaxy wide war single handedly. The way they've been explaining the narrative conceit is that the MP matches are a cross-section of the countless little skirmishes by commando strike teams happening all over the place. I don't see a problem with that.
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Old November 5 2011, 03:17 AM   #508
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Yeah, that makes sense to me. Shepard can't be everywhere. At least they're using the multiplayer in a creative manner.
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Old November 5 2011, 04:29 PM   #509
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Tons of new ME3 info thanks to a leak by Microsoft.
I like most of what I see aside from the health and shield bar being permanently on screen.
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Old November 5 2011, 04:47 PM   #510
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I doubt any UI at this stage is final. I remember seeing early ME2 footage that had the old ME1 setup as well as something in between that and what they ended up using. I like they that they've apparantly fixed Anderson's mutant potato head. Not digging what they've done to Ashley though, she looks like a totally different person and it's not an improvement. Oh and the high heels and the miniskirt don't exactly help either.

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