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Mass Effect - 9.75 from Game Informer

bruinbruin Registered User regular
edited October 2007 in Games and Technology
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Gears of War is no longer the best looking next-gen game in my eyes.

God, I mean...fuck.

Some new info on character classes thanks to Zetetic Elench -
Since it has been mentioned a few times at GDC and around the boards, I think it is now safe to confirm that we are going to have 6 character classes for you to customize your Commander Shepard to be as you play Mass Effect.

They are:
Soldier – Soldiers are Combat specific characters.
Engineer – Engineers are Technology centered characters.
Adept – Adepts are characters especially skilled with Biotic abilities.
Infiltrator – Characters who blend their Combat and Technical abilities.
Sentinel – Characters who balance using Biotic abilities and Technology.
Vanguard – Characters who mix their skills at Combat with their Biotic abilities.

We will have more on the different classes in upcoming updates. So stay tuned.

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  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm, sexy alien women. Where are the unsexy alien women?

    Couscous on
  • Recoil42Recoil42 Registered User
    edited March 2007
    schwing

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  • CokomonCokomon Our butts are worth fighting for! Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Man oh man!

    Those two top screenshots are the best, but they all look pretty good.

    Plus, we get some more shots of the fanservice-y female outfits. :winky:

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  • bruinbruin Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Just in case anyone missed it
    5. When is the release date of Mass Effect?

    Bob McCabe: We at BioWare do not know the exact date of release yet ... I prefer to be conservative in my guessing. If I were a fan, and not an employee of BioWare who gets to look at the schedule, I'd probably like the sound of March & April.

    It's pretty obvioous it's not coming out in March or April, but I think May/June is entirely likely.

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  • CarnivoreCarnivore Registered User
    edited March 2007
    May/June for sure.

    Nothing on the 360 can release anywhere near November. Not even something as huge as Mass Effect or Bioshock.

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  • blakfeldblakfeld Registered User
    edited March 2007
    titmouse wrote: »
    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm, sexy alien women. Where are the unsexy alien women?

    Unsexy alien women?

    How dare you sully my mind with such a blasphemous thought!

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  • capable heartcapable heart Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Does anyone else think that human male character (largely basing this on previous screens, actually) just looks like an absurd generic "play by my own rules" smoldering angst guy?

    Edit: That said, I am hyped as hell about this game.

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  • Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Does anyone else think that human male character (largely basing this on previous screens, actually) just looks like an absurd generic "play by my own rules" smoldering angst guy?

    Edit: That said, I am hyped as hell about this game.
    He reminds me of those tools from that Prison Break show.

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  • bruinbruin Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Does anyone else think that human male character (largely basing this on previous screens, actually) just looks like an absurd generic "play by my own rules" smoldering angst guy?

    Edit: That said, I am hyped as hell about this game.

    I do. Good thing you can change gender and what your character looks like.

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  • EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    edited March 2007
    ...and this is a Bioware RPG, you say? That may have gotten me a lot more interested in getting a 360.

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  • capable heartcapable heart Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    You can change it? Okay, good, sorry. I'll stop complaining now.

    Also: haha, he does look like them

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  • bongibongi regular
    edited March 2007
    i don't understand

    what's important about november

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  • bruinbruin Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    bongi wrote: »
    i don't understand

    what's important about november

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  • bongibongi regular
    edited March 2007
    ah, right

    bongi on
  • Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    You can change it? Okay, good, sorry. I'll stop complaining now.

    Also: haha, he does look like them

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    Just look at them brood! So...broody.

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  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    blakfeld wrote: »
    titmouse wrote: »
    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm, sexy alien women. Where are the unsexy alien women?

    Unsexy alien women?

    How dare you sully my mind with such a blasphemous thought!

    Where are the female Jabba the Hut-like creatures?

    Guess what the plot twist in this game will be. I'm guessing that the alien machines will actually actually be peace loving androids like CP30 who are just misunderstood.

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  • CokomonCokomon Our butts are worth fighting for! Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    titmouse wrote: »
    blakfeld wrote: »
    titmouse wrote: »
    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm, sexy alien women. Where are the unsexy alien women?

    Unsexy alien women?

    How dare you sully my mind with such a blasphemous thought!

    Where are the female Jabba the Hut-like creatures?

    Guess what the plot twist in this game will be. I'm guessing that the alien machines will actually actually be peace loving androids like CP30 who are just misunderstood.

    They wipe out all civilized life every so often for humanity's own good.

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  • ZephosZephos Climbin in yo ski lifts, snatchin your people up. MichiganRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    this is most likley may right?

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  • SilpheedSilpheed Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Houk wrote: »
    You can change it? Okay, good, sorry. I'll stop complaining now.

    Also: haha, he does look like them

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    Just look at them brood! So...broody.
    My girlfriend always refer to them as "the Cavemen", now I understand why..

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  • bruinbruin Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Zephos wrote: »
    this is most likley may right?
    I'll say yeah. Shouldn't come out after June.

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  • AnakinOUAnakinOU Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I don't know...several of those screen look really bad. It looks they're doing a N64-era-esque "drop 3D characters on top of a pre-rendered background" technique, which is really jarring. The characters just seem to be floating over top of blurry backdrops.

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  • bruinbruin Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    AnakinOU wrote: »
    I don't know...several of those screen look really bad. It looks they're doing a N64-era-esque "drop 3D characters on top of a pre-rendered background" technique, which is really jarring. The characters just seem to be floating over top of blurry backdrops.

    Those background aren't prerendered, and it's blurry because of depth of field. I think it's a fantastic looking effect.

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  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Cokomon wrote: »
    titmouse wrote: »
    blakfeld wrote: »
    titmouse wrote: »
    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm, sexy alien women. Where are the unsexy alien women?

    Unsexy alien women?

    How dare you sully my mind with such a blasphemous thought!

    Where are the female Jabba the Hut-like creatures?

    Guess what the plot twist in this game will be. I'm guessing that the alien machines will actually actually be peace loving androids like CP30 who are just misunderstood.

    They wipe out all civilized life every so often for humanity's own good.

    You are actually the key that opens up the portal to this world. Part of the game will be spent finding out how you can use yourself to close the gate.

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  • Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    bruin wrote: »
    AnakinOU wrote: »
    I don't know...several of those screen look really bad. It looks they're doing a N64-era-esque "drop 3D characters on top of a pre-rendered background" technique, which is really jarring. The characters just seem to be floating over top of blurry backdrops.

    Those background aren't prerendered, and it's blurry because of depth of field. I think it's a fantastic looking effect.
    i see where he's coming from, though. some of the models don't look like they connect to the ground. this is something i notice in, like, every 3d shot ive ever seen. it tends to look better in-game, but always weird to see what looks like a character floating atop the background.

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  • CokomonCokomon Our butts are worth fighting for! Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    AnakinOU wrote: »
    I don't know...several of those screen look really bad. It looks they're doing a N64-era-esque "drop 3D characters on top of a pre-rendered background" technique, which is really jarring. The characters just seem to be floating over top of blurry backdrops.

    I noticed that as well, and I think it is because of the lack of distinctive and dark shadows for the characters. Other than that, everything looks superfine.

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  • forbis316forbis316 Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Cokomon wrote: »
    titmouse wrote: »
    blakfeld wrote: »
    titmouse wrote: »
    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm, sexy alien women. Where are the unsexy alien women?

    Unsexy alien women?

    How dare you sully my mind with such a blasphemous thought!

    Where are the female Jabba the Hut-like creatures?

    Guess what the plot twist in this game will be. I'm guessing that the alien machines will actually actually be peace loving androids like CP30 who are just misunderstood.

    They wipe out all civilized life every so often for humanity's own good.

    Sounds Asimovian.

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  • ThreepioThreepio New Westminster, BCRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    AnakinOU wrote: »
    I don't know...several of those screen look really bad. It looks they're doing a N64-era-esque "drop 3D characters on top of a pre-rendered background" technique, which is really jarring. The characters just seem to be floating over top of blurry backdrops.



    The last two screenshots suffer from this. The previous ones, not so much.

    Unless this game gets positively ripped apart in the early reviews I think it's a pickup for me. It's purrrrrdy - and I do likes my HD.

    Edit: Peace loving Android eh? I'll show you where to shove your human-cyborg relations, ya cheeky bastard :)

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  • RancedRanced Default Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    meh

    looks great to me

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  • CokomonCokomon Our butts are worth fighting for! Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    forbis316 wrote: »
    Cokomon wrote: »
    titmouse wrote: »
    blakfeld wrote: »
    titmouse wrote: »
    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm, sexy alien women. Where are the unsexy alien women?

    Unsexy alien women?

    How dare you sully my mind with such a blasphemous thought!

    Where are the female Jabba the Hut-like creatures?

    Guess what the plot twist in this game will be. I'm guessing that the alien machines will actually actually be peace loving androids like CP30 who are just misunderstood.

    They wipe out all civilized life every so often for humanity's own good.

    Sounds Asimovian.

    Thanks, that is what I was going for.

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  • ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I can't decide which shot to use as my new background....... :P

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  • Zetetic ElenchZetetic Elench Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    It's worth pointing out that the guys in that top screenie are not the guys that come round and wipe civilisation out every 50,000 years - the guys in the screenshot are the Geth, who are another AI race.

    They still really like to shoot you, though.

    It's definitely on for Q2 release barring something unforseen, according to constant hints in interviews.

    And I'm most excited to play the character making game again. You even get to choose Shepard's backstory.

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  • jimenexjimenex Registered User
    edited March 2007
    meatbags

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  • ShurakaiShurakai Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I'm assuming the voice acting changes with your chosen character as well?

    I wonder how many times they will re-record the script. No more than four I'm guessing. (Generic white male, Generic white female, Generic black male and Generic black female.)

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  • Zetetic ElenchZetetic Elench Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Well, they've mentioned that they're working on doing something unique with the voices... My favourite theory so far is that you'll be able to pick from recorded voices and then fiddle with their pitch etc to get it how you want it.

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  • SilpheedSilpheed Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Shurakai wrote: »
    I'm assuming the voice acting changes with your chosen character as well?

    I wonder how many times they will re-record the script. No more than four I'm guessing. (Generic white male, Generic white female, Generic black male and Generic black female.)
    I'm fine with that, considering that Biowares games usually doesn't even give you one set of voice acting for your protagonist.

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  • Neo RasaNeo Rasa Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Threepio wrote: »
    AnakinOU wrote: »
    I don't know...several of those screen look really bad. It looks they're doing a N64-era-esque "drop 3D characters on top of a pre-rendered background" technique, which is really jarring. The characters just seem to be floating over top of blurry backdrops.



    The last two screenshots suffer from this. The previous ones, not so much.


    Is it possible these (especially the action shot of that lizard thing being shot) were taken while the camera was rotating? The game probably uses a blurring effect on everything but the charater models like Lost Planet and Shadow of the Colossus to keep things smooth even while changing the viewpoint quickly.

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  • ShurakaiShurakai Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    bruin wrote: »
    bongi wrote: »
    i don't understand

    what's important about november

    OMG TEH HALOS![IMG][/img]

    Also Oktober will be insane what with Grand Theft Auto IV being unleashed among the public at large.

    This fall will be crazy, just as all autumns before this. At least this year we have a few major releases spread out a little bit over the course of the year.

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  • CokomonCokomon Our butts are worth fighting for! Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Shurakai wrote: »
    bruin wrote: »
    bongi wrote: »
    i don't understand

    what's important about november

    OMG TEH HALOS![IMG][/img]

    Also Oktober will be insane what with Grand Theft Auto IV being unleashed among the public at large.

    This fall will be crazy, just as all autumns before this. At least this year we have a few major releases spread out a little bit over the course of the year.

    With a new Halo and GTA coming out this fall, does this mean the MGS4 will be gobbled up by hype for the other two, similar to what happened with MGS3?

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  • Zetetic ElenchZetetic Elench Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Neo Rasa wrote: »
    Threepio wrote: »
    AnakinOU wrote: »
    I don't know...several of those screen look really bad. It looks they're doing a N64-era-esque "drop 3D characters on top of a pre-rendered background" technique, which is really jarring. The characters just seem to be floating over top of blurry backdrops.



    The last two screenshots suffer from this. The previous ones, not so much.


    Is it possible these (especially the action shot of that lizard thing being shot) were taken while the camera was rotating? The game probably uses a blurring effect on everything but the charater models like Lost Planet and Shadow of the Colossus to keep things smooth even while changing the viewpoint quickly.

    Not really. I mean, these are from Bioware - they're going to be taken to show stuff off. I really doubt the camera was moving, except maybe as a scripted movement as part of a sequence, but it doesn't look like that.

    But I do think it might be a cinematic effect, like you see in MGS, for example.

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  • fragglefartfragglefart Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Game looks in-fucking-credible.

    My most anticipated title of this year, despite Halo 3, UT3 and GTA4 being on the horizon.

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