Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Video Game News › [CVG]Mass Effect 3 introduces jealousy, love triangles
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[CVG]Mass Effect 3 introduces jealousy, love triangles - Page 4

post #31 of 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vhati View Post
the fact people are ignoring, is that by giving the player all these choices about who to romance and etc, is that by doing so, they have pretty much made it clear that the NPCS are nothing but playthings, not people. They have no sexual preference, they lack any real motivations of their own. They written and handled in a way that removes any sort of identity from them.

Every single loyalty mission involved you making the decision on what happens. Mordin waits for you to decide what to do, so does jack, miranda, need i go on. Not one of them reacts in a way that they should, they all just react to your actions, like they really have no beliefs or motivations of their own, regardless of the drivel that they spouted to start the quest.

What should have happened is that you order jacob to put the gun down, and he refuses, and he shoots his father, regardless of your actions. He is his own man, and because of that conflict at that point, the situation between the 2 of off in a different path.

The fact is that mass effect didnt give you choice. it gave you control. You didnt make a choice and accept the consequences. it gave you This is what happens if you do this, and this is what happens if you do this. There was never a If you do this you dont know what is going to happen, whether good, bad or worse. The game never makes you react to any thing, you are always in control of what happens, and that ruins games for me.

You cant create a living breathing world, and have it revolve around you. It doesnt work that way. Either you create something filmlike that has everything revolve around you. Or you create a world that requires the player to realize that he is merely in the world and events are unfolding.

I dont need a bunch of shipmates sitting around waiting for me to tell them how they should feel. I want shipmates that tell me how they feel, and I have to deal with it. I want them to get pissed when i choose to ignore their suggestions, and carry on with the mission instead of saving some civilians. So they ignore my orders and go to save them instead, leaving me to ponder whats going to happen to him/her and how the relationship is going to be handled from then on.
While I see your point, and I do think they could have handled it better, you forget that the main character of ME is COMMANDER Shepard for a reason. I don't think it is a huge stretch for you to command them as you did in the game, and I do feel that they had their own distinct motivations and personalities, though they could have been handled better. However, I see where your coming from, and I regret that you've been flamed as much as you have for your opinion. If nothing else, I see your thought process.

Here's for loving both the ME series and The Witcher series!
Slowly upgrading.
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 750 Biostar T5XE SLI+CFX Sapphire r9 290 Tri-x OC 8GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
500GB Samsung F1 Corsair SSD Xigmatek HDT-s1283 Win 7 Ult. 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Shimian Q270 LITE Cooler Master Crossfire w/ Blues PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750w Silverstone FT02S-W 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Razer Diamonback Black Edition Steel Series 4HD Fiio E10 + Fischer Audio FA-002W + Fischer Audi... M-Audio AV40s 
  hide details  
Reply
Slowly upgrading.
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 750 Biostar T5XE SLI+CFX Sapphire r9 290 Tri-x OC 8GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
500GB Samsung F1 Corsair SSD Xigmatek HDT-s1283 Win 7 Ult. 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Shimian Q270 LITE Cooler Master Crossfire w/ Blues PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750w Silverstone FT02S-W 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Razer Diamonback Black Edition Steel Series 4HD Fiio E10 + Fischer Audio FA-002W + Fischer Audi... M-Audio AV40s 
  hide details  
Reply
post #32 of 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vhati View Post
that just makes me hate the game even more.

Earth is being raped by the reapers, but your crew cant help but catfight.

Once again, Bioware is showing that it has no idea how to write a story, or give characters depth.

Instead of a world that feels alive, they provide a world where you are in control of every situation, and everyone falls to our whim.

Bring on the witcher 2. a real rpg.
Well another "dimension" shouldn't be that bad. Oh well.. IDK If I'll like this though.. I kinda love keeping all of my toons/recruits happy in video games xD
Intel System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K 4.3Ghz @~1.344 V ASUS P8Z68 V PRO Sapphire HD5870 2GB Eyefinity 6 G.Skill Sniper 1866 Mhz 9-10-9-28@1T 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung F3 1TB, Maxtor 500GB, SG 1.5 TB LG Lightscribe Windows 7 64bit Samsung 2333HD (TN Panel) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
generic wireless keyboard from Logitech Antec TruePower New 650 watts NZXT Gamma dell optical 
Mouse Pad
simple 
  hide details  
Reply
Intel System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K 4.3Ghz @~1.344 V ASUS P8Z68 V PRO Sapphire HD5870 2GB Eyefinity 6 G.Skill Sniper 1866 Mhz 9-10-9-28@1T 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung F3 1TB, Maxtor 500GB, SG 1.5 TB LG Lightscribe Windows 7 64bit Samsung 2333HD (TN Panel) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
generic wireless keyboard from Logitech Antec TruePower New 650 watts NZXT Gamma dell optical 
Mouse Pad
simple 
  hide details  
Reply
post #33 of 46
What.... I was trying to find a way to have all the women. They need new exp area, tiger's blood so I can turn my shepard into charlie sheen.
post #34 of 46
Didn't Dragon Age have this as well? I don't know about the catfights, but I remember when complimenting a female in my group, the other female I was romancing would occasionally make a jealous remark.
post #35 of 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by tha d0ctor View Post
What.... I was trying to find a way to have all the women. They need new exp area, tiger's blood so I can turn my shepard into charlie sheen.
post #36 of 46
This sounds like another bad anime or Mexican soap opera.
post #37 of 46
I've stuck with Liara the whole time
Obsidian
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 3.6ghz 1.146v EVGA x58 GTX470 water 6GB 1600mhz 6-8-6-18 1.6V 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
SSD (80+60GB) HDD (2+2TB) Windows 7 x64 24" + 22" G15 
PowerCaseMouse
M12D 850W 800D G9 
  hide details  
Reply
Obsidian
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 3.6ghz 1.146v EVGA x58 GTX470 water 6GB 1600mhz 6-8-6-18 1.6V 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
SSD (80+60GB) HDD (2+2TB) Windows 7 x64 24" + 22" G15 
PowerCaseMouse
M12D 850W 800D G9 
  hide details  
Reply
post #38 of 46
Well, now it's time to redo a couple game-plays.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 980XE Asus P6X58D Premium Nviidia Titan X  Patriot Gaming Series DDR3 8Gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 1 TB LG BH10 Windows 7 Optoma HD141X 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Optoma HD141X Optoma HD141X Razer Black Widow Antec True Power Quattro 1200w on) 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair Vengence Razer Naga Epic Razer Destructor mat 2 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 980XE Asus P6X58D Premium Nviidia Titan X  Patriot Gaming Series DDR3 8Gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 1 TB LG BH10 Windows 7 Optoma HD141X 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Optoma HD141X Optoma HD141X Razer Black Widow Antec True Power Quattro 1200w on) 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair Vengence Razer Naga Epic Razer Destructor mat 2 
  hide details  
Reply
post #39 of 46
If I want to watch love, triangles, relationships and all that crap I'll watch oxygen channel for chicks.
Gaming should be about blowing up monsters and downing raid bosses for fat loots.
Fatal1ty
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.2GHz XFX 780i SLI EVGA 480 + Zotac 480 2 x 2GB G. Skill DDR2 @ 800MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Hitachi 2x 250GB RAID 0 LG 48xDVD/RW Windows 7 x64 Professional 3 x Acer GD235HZ 120Hz 2ms 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard 1220 KingWin Mach 1 Coolermaster HAF - X Razer Deathadder 
Mouse Pad
Razer eXactMat 
  hide details  
Reply
Fatal1ty
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.2GHz XFX 780i SLI EVGA 480 + Zotac 480 2 x 2GB G. Skill DDR2 @ 800MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Hitachi 2x 250GB RAID 0 LG 48xDVD/RW Windows 7 x64 Professional 3 x Acer GD235HZ 120Hz 2ms 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard 1220 KingWin Mach 1 Coolermaster HAF - X Razer Deathadder 
Mouse Pad
Razer eXactMat 
  hide details  
Reply
post #40 of 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by Heret|c View Post
If I want to watch love, triangles, relationships and all that crap I'll watch oxygen channel for chicks.
Gaming should be about blowing up monsters and downing raid bosses for fat loots.
I don't remember being forced to develop a relationship in mass effect 1 or 2. If you don't care for the romance then don't sweet talk the girls (or guys).
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Video Game News
Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Video Game News › [CVG]Mass Effect 3 introduces jealousy, love triangles