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Mass Effect 3 News Bundle
Game News - posted by VentilatorOfDoom on Mon 20 December 2010, 10:30:39Tags: BioWare; Mass Effect 3
Firstly, CVG compiled a list with things they want to see in Mass Effect 3.
MAKE OR BREAK
The loyalty missions in Mass Effect 2 are the most memorable parts of the game, not only were they full of outstanding gameplay moments but they also provided an opportunity for the player - and Shepard - to learn more about his team.
Doing these missions often provided valuable insight into what makes that certain person tick and what motivates them, which often coloured how the player would play the rest of the game and treat that particular character.
It's a given that we'd like to see more of these, but we'd also like to see the characters in Mass Effect 3 be more dynamic. In ME2, once you've lost the loyalty of a team member there was absolutely no way to gain it back, which in mechanical terms could mean you'd locked yourself into a certain progression path.
We would love the opportunities to influence a characters loyalty beyond just the obvious 'loyalty missions', perhaps in numerous smaller 'make or break' moments that take place at various points of the game. This could also lend itself nicely to situations where your actions subtly affect the relationships between other members of the team, excluding you.
Of course, failing deferred successing the loyalty missions should not lead to NOT gaining the loyalty. This is not fun. You should get the loyalty anyways, e.g. through romancing or just saying it: I want you to be loyal. OK, boss.
Additionally you can learn at HipHopGamer that Mass Effect 3 will have timed decisions, thanks to Alpha Protocol. I wanted to watch it but instinctively closed the browser tab rather soon so you will have to watch it yourself.
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