New Mass Effect 3 Demo

There’s a brand new demo out on Xbox Live, and I’m sure a lot of people are going to be talking about it. The third installment of the Mass Effect series is coming out soon, and to prep everyone for it, they have released a demo. I’d like to tell you what the demo includes besides the fact that it’s a third-person, open-world RPG, but I’m actually not sure if I’m going to play it. Usually I love a good demo, but I can’t quite get myself to download this one. I love Mass Effect, so you’d think I would want to play it, but the opposite has occurred. I don’t want anything spoiling the story for me before I get the whole game, and even if it doesn’t spoil anything, it’ll only tease me into wanting the full game even more! I have the same opinion towards large previews in gaming magazines (or spoiled news on the internet) regarding games that I’m really looking forward to. I just can’t have anyone spoil huge sections of the game for me. I guess if someone is curious about picking up ME3 without playing the first two, then the demo (and previews) would make sense, but usually¬†one would think that they would want to play the first two before they wanted to play the third, because they’re not going to know what the story is about. Also, in Mass Effect, a lot of the things you do in the first two games actually carry over into the third through your saved games, so starting on the third game won’t have the same impact as playing the whole series. So if anyone plays it, feel free to express your opinion about it in the comment section. If you haven’t played any of the Mass Effect games, I would definitely recommend picking up the first and second game (they’re probably incredibly cheap now), or if you don’t want to play them, go ahead and try the demo! It’ll still give you a pretty good idea about whether or not you’ll like the full game.

Another Upcoming Release

The more I hear about it, the more I’m looking forward to Mass Effect 3. The game releases on March 6th, and I have a feeling there’s going to be a huge amount of sales starting on day 1. The last two games were amazing, and I can’t imagine this one being any different. The fact that they allow you to save the data from the previous two games and load them into the third is crazy. It’s now a true series, where something that was done in the first and second game actually affects a player’s experience in the third game. For those who don’t know what Mass Effect is, it is a 3rd-person shooter and RPG at it’s core. You play as Commander Shephard (a male or female character, depending on the player’s preference), who is hired to protect humanity (as well as other races) from a mysterious aggressor known as the Reapers. There’s a lot more backstory, but you basically fly around to different planets and solar systems where you choose to either be a good or bad guy (or girl), and help or hurt various other groups of individuals. There is a system of choices within every conversation, and this is where the RPG-style elements come into play. The only thing I am worried about is the support for Kinect that Bioware is adding. I really have a hard time imagining anyone wanting to virtually punch and stab every bad guy, as well as read the dialogue for the whole damn game, but who knows, maybe they do. We’ll see I guess…