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We’re you one of the few people that player Mass Effect 2 without playing the original Mass Effect, and said to yourself “*** is going on”? Well Bioware realizes that they didn’t do such a great job of bringing new players up to speed in Mass Effect 2, and is looking to rectify the problem with Mass Effect 3.

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I do admit that ME2 started sort of abruptly, and if I hadn't played the first one already, I probably would have been a little lost. I guess this is something that's needed.
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Sounds like a good idea. I can't wait for this game to come out. I've been playing through the second one again to make sure I have a proper character to import
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“If I’m a new player and some guy walks up to me and is like, ‘Oh Shepard! Remember that one time?’ I would be like, ‘No, I don’t remember that one time.’ So we wanted to make sure that there aren’t those moments that the player is like, ‘Who is this? What’s going on? What are they talking about?’”

so sacrifice continuity and immersion of a god damn RPG for the millions who have played the games so far, just to placate the few hunderd thousand potential new buyers. the only way this will be justified is if ME3 sells over ten million copies.


at this point i'm close to just waiting for someone to upload the Tali Zorah story bits to youtube.
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so sacrifice continuity and immersion of a god damn RPG for the millions who have played the games so far, just to placate the few hunderd thousand potential new buyers. the only way this will be justified is if ME3 sells over ten million copies.

at this point i'm close to just waiting for someone to upload the Tali Zorah story bits to youtube.

Did you read the source? It states that if a savegame is imported the game will play as intended, it'll change if you don't import one.
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so sacrifice continuity and immersion of a god damn RPG for the millions who have played the games so far, just to placate the few hunderd thousand potential new buyers. the only way this will be justified is if ME3 sells over ten million copies.

at this point i'm close to just waiting for someone to upload the Tali Zorah story bits to youtube.

Did you read the source? It states that if a savegame is imported the game will play as intended, it'll change if you don't import one.

same was said of ME2 before it came out, but it'll likely go even further to erase your choices and back story from the previous game.
post #7 of 44
@FLCL
What was the point of that video? I thought Jade Empire was fairly bad :|
Also, why is this bad? Sounds more like you just want to complain about everything Mass Effect 3 instead of taking any 'improvements' as a good thing. Unlike you, I started off with Mass Effect 2 and then played the first because of it (Which was... odd to say the least.) "Loss of immersion," because new players can be eased in while old players can continue on their merry way?
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I'm just BioDrone fishing, the video was the dynamite.
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Can you say "Bye-O-Ware"?
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Don't really see what's so wrong about this... Import a save, get all your choices and backstory from ME1 and 2, and skip the recap...

Don't import a save and get a generic story recap. What's wrong with this whole thing? This is all improvement, nothing was taken away. Is it the "altered AI" that's getting you all up in arms? From the way it sounds, it's just in regards to reacting/responding to a player who's new (i.e. has no imported save). So... what?
Edited by Cantii - 1/24/12 at 7:12am
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