Mass Effect 3 Beta Leak

http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/323/index/8637528[quote]Jesse Houston wrote...

Hello everyone!

As most of you know by now, this evening an accidental leak occurred of some early Mass Effect 3 beta code.  Microsoft has advised us that through human error at their end, content which was meant for internal beta testing was flagged incorrectly and released to individuals who had signed up for the beta of the Xbox Live dashboard update.  It has since been taken down and deactivated.

We’d like to stress that the leaked code is in a rough, unfinished state and was not meant for public release. The content is not final, and is not reflective of the quality of the finished, polished game due for release on March 6, 2012 (March 9 in Europe).

One feature that was present in this early build is a set of game play modes that are in development. In the beta code they are referred to as “action mode”, “story mode” and “RPG mode”. We want to stress that these features are still in the early stages of development and will receive considerable iteration and refinement. These modes are designed to give players an even finer degree of control over their game experience than ever before.  Whether it be someone who finds the combat difficult but wants to experience the amazing story, someone who wants to focus on the action and combat game play, or fans who want the rich, story-driven RPG Mass Effect experience they’ve come to love – Mass Effect 3 will support all of these options.  We’ll have more info in the days ahead![/quote]One thing that does have me worried is the modes.

I know Jesse mentioned they are early in development but the fact that they've added an Action Mode to the single player really shows me they've given it up for EA.

[quote]Action Mode: For those who want to emphasize action and combat and minimize story management. Action mode will set automatic replies in conversation and a normal difficulty.

Story Mode: For those who want to emphasize story immersion and minimize combat pressure. Story mode will set manually-selectable replies in conversation and a minimal combat difficulty.

RPG Mode: For those who want to explore both realms of story and combat. RPG mode will set manually-selectable replies in conversation and a normal combat difficulty.[/quote]Wow, they've actually worked on an option where you don't make your own choices!


More info and screens, maybe some spoilers, to be found here http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=451016

 

 

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Thanks for posting mate!

 

Now Mass Effect 1 & 2 are two of my favorite games on the Xbox but I have to say the more I see about the next game the more concerns I have, I really hope that come release my worries will be unfounded.

i hope its gonna be good too,i still got to get round to finishing the 2nd one which i might do today actually.not sure on the mp side of it tho,it might be ok longs the single player is still top notch tho.

So when is the beta going to be released cos i should get it seeing hows i have all dlc to the past games and pre ordered 3.

Did you get a taste vote? Gutted I missed this actually - the one time all week I have an early night!

Missed it myself, absolutely gutted. People on Bioware's forum say it is great though.

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I just don't get Action Mode though. Why would Bioware even consider an option to turn the game into a straight up shooter.

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Missed it myself, absolutely gutted. People on Bioware's forum say it is great though.

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I just don't get Action Mode though. Why would Bioware even consider an option to turn the game into a straight up shooter.

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For me this would just ruin the whole point of the game.

I just want a solid SP experience, like the previous ME titles...I dont want co-op, I dont want a style in play to force that side onto my ME3 experience....just annoying all these changes for the last chapter in Shepards story

[View:http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8kHZxIBrVYU]

It just looks average. Definitely staying away from co-op! [View:http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1u92rKxnPQ4#]!

Yeah I get the feeling BioWare have been stiffed by partnering with EA.

They probably thought the cash from EA would give them bigger and better teams to make amazing games. Instead they have now been took over by EA and have lost all control. Teach em all a lesson and don't buy ME3.

Unless it turns out to be ubber awesome and all is forgiven :)