Mass Effect 3, says, BioWare, is the best game they’re ever worked on. They say it strikes a perfect balance- it has a lot of RPG elements that fans wanted, and it also is a lot more action packed and blockbuster like.
“This is definitely the best chance we have in the series to really break out and go truly blockbuster,” BioWare marketing boss David Silverman told CVG. “It’s a natural entry point for new players: giant alien race launches all-out war, you have to rally the forces of the universe to counter and see if you can take them down. That’s pretty clear. You don’t need to be like: ‘Well, what about when I had this love affair?’ It’s like, who cares? It’s all out war!
“We’re hoping for a big hit. It’s the best game we’ve ever made at BioWare Edmonton. The stuff we’re doing – making the gameplay more action-adventre-y, making it on a par with some of the best action games you see today, whilst on top of that adding in these RPG elements that maybe people were upset we didn’t focus on as much in Mass Effect 2 – it strikes a balance.”
He went on to say that BioWare’s also taking feedback from people on what they like about games like Gears of War, Call of Duty, Halo and Assassin’s Creed. “We’ve done a lot of research about what people liked about Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2 and other games too – what they like about Gears Of War, Assassin’s Creed, Halo, Call Of Duty and lots of RPG games too.
“We’ve looked at all these games to see what’s resonating and what’s not. On the one hand, we don’t want to go too far down the RPG rabbit hole where Shepard starts rolling dice, but on the other hand we don’t want to ignore that coolness – where people can customise parts of their character and making them feel that it’s them in the adventure. We capitalise on that in spades in ME3.”
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