I am still very skeptical about Mass Effect 3 having any multiplayer component, but I'm not a little less skeptical after having played Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood multiplayer. It's possible to not be complete garbage and a bit of fun if they just deviate from the standard a bit (or a lot).
Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer?
" I just wish they could of saved the multiplayer stuff till after the Shepard trilogy was finished with. "This.
The core Mass Effect experience has always been about your own personal adventure in this massive universe (canvas) in which they allow you to form your own version of the main storyline. Putting a multiplayer component on top of that just feels... off.
Two things. Multiplayer is NOT confirmed. Multiplayer components in most games aren't mandatory. Stick to the single player game. ?Ignore it (if it's there!)
Don't like it? Don't play it. The only reason I would be mad at the inclusion of multiplayer is if it was later revealed that instead of making the single player great, they focused on the multiplayer.
" @Garrus said:" If the multiplayer is COOP then that's great. No more dumass squadmates and my reputation will not be tarnished by shit AI. "And player choice becomes very hard to do. If its somehow done well it'd be cool though. "
Well there's no need for player choice for COOP players taking control of squadmates. The way I meant to explain the COOP (which I know I barely explained it very well at all, my bad there) would be that you only take control of squadmates in gameplay and everyone can view the conversation wheel and cutscenes etc but otherwise yeah they'd just replace the bad AI in the way I'd imagine.
Another reason people believe there will be multiplayer is that Bioware was hiring multiplayer designers for UE3 and since ME is the only game that uses UE3, it's kind of telling. It's possible it could be for a spinoff but it will happen eventually.
" @Garrus: If that's how they handle co-op, with 1 'leader' and 2 other buddies taking over from crummy AI, that would be sweet. Super sweet. "
Yeah, if that's how they do it, I'd probably hop straight in to Multiplayer.
Not confirmed at all and I really doubt it. I mean, come on, think about it! Its not meant to be in the game at all. its a single player experience that really, my guess, will stay that way.
Mass Effect immerses you in the universe, not through some tacked on multiplayer.
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