More Reviews
REVIEWS Boss! Review
PlayStation Vita owners looking to exercise a little frustration can look to this rather low-fi title about creating a monster and destroying everything in your path.

KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX Review
Part 2 of Square-Enix and Disney's cooperative compilation cash-cow is ready to milk the series for another go, but does the milk taste sweet or is it spoiled?
More Previews
PREVIEWS Evolve Preview
With multiplayer action set as its focus, Evolve surprised us earlier this month by introducing a single-player campaign mode where you can switch between mercenaries.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Kalimba
Release date: Out Now

Persona 5
Release date: 12/31/14

Motorcycle Club
Release date: 01/01/15

Atelier Ayesha Plus: The Alchemist of Dusk
Release date: 01/14/15


LATEST FEATURES Downloadable Content Walks the Line Between Fun and Frenzied in Middle-earth
I don’t even care all that much for the Lords of the Rings brand, which makes the content falling under Shadow of Mordor’s Season Pass a pleasant surprise.

Ugly Christmas Sweaters for Gamers
If this awful trend is going to persist, you may as well do it your way.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP KevinS
RIP Ralph Baer (1922-2014)
By KevinS
Posted on 12/07/14
RIP Ralph Baer (1922-2014) I really, really hate writing obits. I really do. But I take it as a personal honor to be able to say good things about the men and women I respect, whether in this industry or just in my life, and Ralph Baer is the reason all of this exists in the first...

Mass Effect 3 Preview

Anthony_Severino By:
Anthony_Severino
10/27/11
PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION
EMAIL TO A FRIEND
GENRE RPG 
PLAYERS
PUBLISHER EA 
DEVELOPER BioWare 
RELEASE DATE Out Now
M Contains Blood, Partial Nudity, Sexual Content, Strong Language, Violence

What do these ratings mean?

Galaxy at War - Multiplayer Preview


It shouldn’t have come as such of a shock. Mass Effect is one of the few single-player focused franchises that have held off on adding a multiplayer componentsomething that seems almost necessary in this day of video games and console. It was only a matter of time before BioWare caved.

But BioWare isn’t just adding multiplayer for the sake of having another bullet point to add to Mass Effect 3’s game casethey’re pitting the entire Galaxy at War. It’s an experience that BioWare hopes to be as satisfying as the award-winning formula used in their single-player campaign. And from what we’ve seenalthough still early in developmenthas the potential to do that and more.



The entire galaxy is your lobby: Mass Effect 3’s Galaxy at War system is a large, inter-space map with battles raging on throughout. Teams of 4 players will enter individual battles taking place to co-operatively defeat wave after wave of different challenges. These waves are combat-focused, but also objective-based, and increase in difficulty and scope with each successful completion of a wave.

Neither you nor your teammates will take the role of Shepard, and instead will build a player from scratch using one of the six races in Mass Effect 3. Characters start off bare-bones, but as you earn experience points through kills and completing objectives, you can power-up most anything just as you would Commander Shepard in the single-player campaign.



Multiplayer gameplay is much like the single-playerproper use of weapons, tech and biotics are key. Selecting teammates whose abilities compliment a well-rounded assault is equally important. Using combined skills, your team will take on a variety of baddies, ranging from Assault Troopers to massive mechs, while attempting to complete objectives such as defusing bombs.

The demo I played through was early, you could tell. It was a little glitchy (the debug unit crashed on me twice within 30 minutes or so) and very difficult. But seeing what's already there and knowing the level of polish and detail BioWare brings to the Mass Effect universe, multiplayer is bound to be out of this world when the game releases on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 on March 6th, 2012.

FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.

More from the Game Revolution Network




comments powered by Disqus

 


More information about Mass Effect 3