Mass Effect 3: Official Launch Trailer
Here is the Official Launch Trailer for Mass Effect 3. Take Earth Back!
Conclude Commander Shepard’s intergalactic journey aboard the Normandy SR-2 in Bethesda’s epic final chapter of critically-acclaimed the Mass Effect series. Commander Shepard must unite a variety of alien empires to defeat the Reapers, a fleet of sentient robotic spaceships intent on harvesting all organic life in the galaxy. On his or her journey, Commander Shepard will lose old friends and gain new allies, face extremely difficult decisions, and witness the destruction of entire species, making Mass Effect 3 perhaps the most emotionally-engaging title in the series. Combining brand new multiplayer modes and difficulty levels that cater to the ways individuals might want to play with a Hollywood-class space opera story, Mass Effect 3 is a title that should attract brand new players and veterans alike.
Here is the Official Launch Trailer for Mass Effect 3. Take Earth Back!
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Mass Effect 3 is the final chapter in Bethesda’s revered series of first-person action role-playing games. As Commander Shepard predicted, the Reapers (a fleet of synthetic-organic squid-shaped spaceships) have finally arrived on Earth, intent on harvesting and assimilating all bio-organic life forms in the galaxy. Commander Shepard and his crew aboard the starship Normandy SR-2 must travel through space, negotiating with various alien races in an attempt to unite the galaxy against a threat concerning the safety of the entire universe. Players will be faced with numerous difficult decisions on this journey: Shepard will gain new allies and lose old friends, face difficult decisions involving the fate of entire races, and ultimately discover that his own fate is intertwined with that of every living being in the galaxy. Is Mass Effect 3 a worthy conclusion to this epic series, or does Bethesda’s meticulously-crafted universe end with a whimper instead of a bang?
Players who own the first and second Mass Effect games can continue their personalized journey through this universe by importing their Commander Shepard—who can be male or female, with a highly customizable character model—into the game, retaining all the decisions they’ve made in past titles. Because of this, it is recommended that players experience every game so they can best immerse themselves fully in the story, although it isn’t necessary: if you’re jumping into the Mass Effect universe for the first time, you will still find plenty to enjoy.
For the first time in the series, Mass Effect 3 introduces a variety of different difficulty modes tied to the particular ways players might choose to experience the game. Players who bought Mass Effect 3 to enjoy the game’s narrative aspect will enjoy Story Mode, which makes combat easier and focuses on manually-selectable dialogue options that shape the game’s storyline in individually-determined ways. More interested in action-oriented content? Select the “Action” difficulty, which turns all the dialogue options into cut scenes, sparing you the difficulty of decision-making and allowing you to get right into the thick of things by amping up the challenge of the game’s numerous gun battles.
Combat in Mass Effect 3 is fun, but it doesn’t do anything in particular to change the formula of cover-based shooters: hide behind a wall, peek out and blast your enemies a couple of times, hide again, repeat. The game has a far greater range of weapons than the previous titles, with almost 50 different guns and 25 separate weapon modifications. The game also introduces static turrets and robotic battlesuits to the series, but anyone who’s played a recently-released shooter won’t find these additions particularly groundbreaking.
Commander Shepard often fights alongside a team of his crewmembers, personally selected by you, who are controlled through a tactical pause menu: you don’t have to deal with frustratingly stupid AI if you don’t want to. Players who like frenetic action might find Mass Effect 3 a little fragmented at times, simply because you’ll find yourself switching into this menu rather frequently if you want to make the best use of Commander Shepard and his teammates’ numerous abilities which does break up the flow of combat. This is partially resolved by the inclusion of special multiplayer missions, called N7 missions, which you can play alongside your friends online, or with complete strangers. These fun side-quests are an easy way to generate in-game currency to purchase weapon, ship, or character upgrades.
Mass Effect 3’s graphics are incredibly polished, giving the game an immersive and cinematic feel. The indoor environments of numerous spacecraft and space stations are crisp and polished, evoking an appropriate sense of sterility, while the outdoor environments are as grimy and realistic as any you’d see in other world-class sci-fi games like StarCraft II or Halo. Characters are particularly well-animated, and the game’s numerous alien races are extraordinarily diverse in their appearances, although perhaps a little invariable in their bipedalism. The game’s voice acting is truly excellent, and includes a number of high-profile Hollywood actors like Martin Sheen, Jennifer Hale, and Seth Green. Buzz Aldrin even makes a surprise appearance! The game’s sound effects are also brilliant: the droning calls of the towering Reapers are chilling and unforgettable.
The conclusion to Bethesda’s cinematic space opera provoked the ire of many emotional fans who sent over $1000 worth of cupcakes to the developer’s studios to protest what they considered an unsatisfactory ending. Bethesda responded by releasing a free patch adding an epilogue to the game’s conclusion, fleshing out the story a bit more and resolving some unanswered questions. While this reviewer found the endings to be satisfactory, if sad, fan reactions to the game prove how easy it is to become emotionally invested in the Mass Effect universe. Gamers looking for an epic and engaging narrative experience should look no further than Mass Effect 3, available now on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. If I didn’t convince you to buy this already, check out the game’s Z-Score: 96/100!
Here are the bonuses you can get from importing a Mass Effect 2 save file.
Single Player Walkthrough
The very first section of the game acts as a basic tutorial to combat and movement. This whole level is over all not much of a challenge. Still, there are a few tactics and tips to help speed things along. After the opening cutscene you'll be sided with Anderson as your squad mate. You only have a basic Predator pistol, but can make use of your class abilities.
Follow Anderson and take down the Husks climbing up the wall. This will most likely deplete all of your ammo, so you'll need to use melee attacks or powers to kill the next part of Husks below. Enter the burning room and gather up the spare medi gel. Attempt to open up the door ahead and you'll be ambushed by another Husk; kill it and proceed on.
In the next area you'll be up against a new type of Reaper creation: the Cannibal. They are armed with assault rifles, can throw grenades, and eat their fallen to recover health. However, they lack shields or armor so they are rather easy to kill. Your basic pistol will easily destroy the Cannibals fine as long as you stay in cover.
Head to the crash site and arm yourself with the Avenger rifle before checking the radio. An unlimited number of Cannibals will now attack from a downed shuttle. The fastest way to complete this segment is to simply deplete all of your ammo. Once things seem grim, Joker will arrive in the Normandy and save the day.