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#1 Mad39er

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 08:08 PM

I'm going to just steal a bunch of links and formatting from the 360 ME3 thread. There is little to no hype about this on the PS3 side but having played the demo, especially the multiplayer portion, I'm extremely excited for this game.

1 Hour ME3 Full Game Trial - PS Plus

A full 1 hour game trial is available for Plus subscribers, it's a 1 hour trial of the full game. Highly encourage anybody who is iffy and a Plus subscriber to give it a shot. The multiplayer alone is awesome. Should be live with the 3/6 Store update.

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#2 kagekiri

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 08:31 PM

I'll be picking it up release day and got the collectors edition. Haven't touched the multiplayer but I am really interested. Hope to see some of you on
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#3 evilw0n

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 12:11 AM

The "no hype" goes back to the fact that it originally only came out on the 360 & PC. With being able to carry over the stuff from one game to the next, it makes sense to keep playing it on the same platform.

With that said, think I need to go play ME2 before moving to the ME3 story line. I may get it, but as you said, it would be multiplayer only.

#4 FellOpenIan

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 03:53 AM

I'm still worried about the 20fps average that's present in the PS3 version of the demo.
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#5 Mad39er

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 05:50 AM

I'm still worried about the 20fps average that's present in the PS3 version of the demo.


Multiplayer runs seamlessly. The framerate drop only occurs in SP, in both console versions.
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#6 praxus07

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 06:04 AM

Played ME1 & 2 on the 360, and am kinda burned out on ME, but def want to Eventually get this when it hits PSN in a bundled format like ME2 collection. Couldn't care less about the MP part, so even if I have to wait a year or so to snag the bundle for under $30 it'll be worth waiting for.
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#7 lolwhat

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 06:27 AM

I'm going to pick this up for sub $20 in the holiday Steam sales. I tried the PS3 demo and it just felt like a step back from ME2. The shooting felt weaker, resembling ME1 again, so I can wait .

#8 FellOpenIan

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 06:36 AM

After the bad taste that Skyrim on PS3 left in my mouth I'm not in the mood for another poorly optimized PS3 version and, apparently, the disc swapping on the 360 version is pretty damned annoying (people are saying multiple swaps just within the first few hours simply because of the way in which the game is structured or rather how the user chooses to play...and also apparently once you start a mission/whatever which requires a disc swap there's no way to back-out).

So if the PS3 version has a crap framerate and the 360 version has disc swapping so prevalent that users intend to wait for guides to minimize it and the PC version is reliant upon Origin and has no pad support...well all of that bullshit coupled with the gross DLC stuff is really making me want to wait for a deep discount like I did with 2 (I snagged the PSN version for like $10).

I'm really not trying to shit on ME3 but BioWare and EA are making it difficult not to.:wall:
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#9 Mad39er

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 08:29 AM

Played ME1 & 2 on the 360, and am kinda burned out on ME, but def want to Eventually get this when it hits PSN in a bundled format like ME2 collection. Couldn't care less about the MP part, so even if I have to wait a year or so to snag the bundle for under $30 it'll be worth waiting for.

I don't think you'll see a bundle like ME2 was on the PS3, a year literally passed from ME2 releasing on the 360 to the PS3 getting ME2, so with all the DLC finished, it was only smart to make ME2 more approachable from the PS3 gamer side to throw all that in.

I'm going to pick this up for sub $20 in the holiday Steam sales. I tried the PS3 demo and it just felt like a step back from ME2. The shooting felt weaker, resembling ME1 again, so I can wait .

It's not that the shooting is weaker, though technically it is. They upped the difficulty across the board where the new Normal is equivalent to Veteran. I actually feel the opposite that ME3 is a nice step forward, combat got harder and more real than simply popping up from cover, shoot, duck back under, rinse repeat. I think ME3 is going to be more visceral and fun, I mean clearly the game flat out says you are in WAY over your head, it's only natural for it to reflect that.
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#10 lolwhat

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 08:31 AM

I meant "weaker" as in not as much umph in the gunplay. Compare the first fire fights of ME2 to the ME3 demo, and you'll notice how much meatier ME2 feels by comparison.

#11 Mad39er

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 03:29 PM

I meant "weaker" as in not as much umph in the gunplay. Compare the first fire fights of ME2 to the ME3 demo, and you'll notice how much meatier ME2 feels by comparison.

Meatier? Umph factor? Did you play the MP portion? The SP part of the demo is very linear and it's hard to get creative, the MP portion really opens up. The meat and potatoes are in the MP portion, the SP side is not really a good representation because you only really "play" in two linear areas, the MP portion throws you on two big maps with 3 different difficulties available(Bronze/Silver/Gold) and a lot more freedom to get a better feel for the game with an ME2 style ability/power set. Servers shut down tomorrow if you want to give it a try.
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#12 lolwhat

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 03:36 PM

I'm talking strictly about feel of gunplay, lol. The gratification is lacking to me when I pull the trigger in ME3, and that sense of power is important for shooters to nail down. Enemies don't animate as well to bullet stoppage power, the sound doesn't seem as deep, and overall it just felt a bit fake compared to the grit of ME2.

It's not game changing for most people, but it was something immediately noticeable to me. I'm sure the overall game will be more than solid, and the MP looked good. It's just a shame the gunplay feels a bit wishy washy.

#13 coolz481

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 05:24 PM

I was going to pick this up at launch, but I just got ME2 from Best Buy for $5. I figured I can play through it a second time with a different character, get my fix, and pick up 3 when it's cheaper and the DLC situation is a bit more clear.
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#14 langdon_alger

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 11:44 PM

Just played the single player portion of the demo. (played the MP a while ago)
Went and ordered the Collector's Edition from Target.
I am a horrible person. (In that I just spent $80 on a game when I have Uncharted 3 unplayed and haven't touched my $100 version of MW3 in weeks)

IF it actually ships, count me the eff in for multiplayer. That was awesome.

#15 McFryyyyyy

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 03:45 PM

didn't plan to buy this and probably wont now seeing as I am getting it from gamefly. Hope it lives up to the hype :)

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#16 drktrpr1

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 03:49 PM

I didn't have a chance to check out the MP portion of the demo, but I'm definitely down for some CAG ME3 action. I'm (hopefully) going to be able to pick up a CE tonight at a midnight release.

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#17 Mad39er

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:33 PM

Holy shit. Mass Effect 3 gets a full game trial for PSN+ users tomorrow after the update. Great way to try it all out now that the demo servers are down.
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#18 dmaul1114

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:34 PM

The "no hype" goes back to the fact that it originally only came out on the 360 & PC. With being able to carry over the stuff from one game to the next, it makes sense to keep playing it on the same platform.


Yep. But I switched to PS3 after losing my saves after ditching my 360 during a hacking fiasco (see blog). I finished re-creating my main playthrough on PS3 a couple of weeks ago, so I'm pretty stoked for ME3.

Probably won't fire it up until the weekend though when I can set aside a nice chunk of time to delve into it.

#19 Mad39er

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 05:25 PM

Got my CE @Best Buy. Also picking up my Pre order @Gamestop. #DLCwhore.
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#20 langdon_alger

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 06:27 PM

Went to BB this morning as they opened. Didn't see any of the collector's edition at the table in front, went to games and some guy is smirking because he got the last (only) 360 version they had. Went to the cart and grabbed the only ps3 edition they had. Also, no skylanders.

#21 DOMINATOR912

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:17 PM

Picked up my CE at Gamestop this morning. Played a bit of the MP, but still can't find a class I like. I'll start up the campaign sometime this week since I still want to finish the Arrival DLC in ME2 (I hear ME3 starts right after the end of Arrival).

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:53 PM

some links that can help:

Mass Effect 3 Character Creation Guide

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#23 langdon_alger

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:44 PM

has anyone tried to download the soundtrack yet? I'm having trouble getting the EA/Origin/Bioware social site to recognize me as an owner of the special edition...

#24 evilw0n

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 01:40 AM

Got my copy from Amazon today. Need to run through ME2 quickly.....yeah, right after I finish U3 and platinum Borderlands (lv 50 only thing left). Damn you life for getting in the way! :D

I may be coerced into some ME3 multiplayer though.

Mad - nice pic. You know what I mean.

#25 Mad39er

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 02:07 AM

Picked up my CE at Gamestop this morning. Played a bit of the MP, but still can't find a class I like. I'll start up the campaign sometime this week since I still want to finish the Arrival DLC in ME2 (I hear ME3 starts right after the end of Arrival).

I started out Infiltrator, they get Cryo Blast which freezes unprotected enemies and you can just headshot them at your leisure. My Starter pack netted me an Asari Vanguard(go figure) that I want to toy with, she looks mean. The hard part is more figuring out what power up bonuses and how to spec your character. Like my Infiltrator(FemHuman) doesn't have any Power damage, so speccing Power plus stuff does nothing. If she had Incinerate(like the Quarian) then I'd consider speccing power over weapons.

Got my copy from Amazon today. Need to run through ME2 quickly.....yeah, right after I finish U3 and platinum Borderlands (lv 50 only thing left). Damn you life for getting in the way! :D

I may be coerced into some ME3 multiplayer though.

Mad - nice pic. You know what I mean.

I'm just playing the multiplayer, I started up ME2 way too late to catch up to ME3's singleplayer campaign. I have no problems enjoying the multi though, it's awesome and tough.
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#26 ChalupaBatman

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 05:38 AM

I call dibs on Specialist Traynor

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#27 Mad39er

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 05:53 AM

Just got done running my Quarian Infiltrator on a Geth map on Bronze. Oh my god. Actually completed all 11 waves with 3 people total, just using a sniper rifle and Sabotage to hack every single Geth, that skill is so overpowered against the Geth it's not even funny, completely awesome. Love this game.
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#28 dmaul1114

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 02:13 PM

Got my copy last night and put it in incase it had a long install like ME2 (it didn't) and downloaded the update and the From Ashes DLC.

All set to hopefully put some major time into it this weekend.

#29 langdon_alger

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 09:06 PM

sorry Mad, that last fail was on me. Shoulda let you bleed out more instead of running in to revive...

After experimenting with most of the classes, I'm liking Adept the best. Paired with a pistol and scoped smg helps the powers recharge fast. +I love the lack of kickback on the pistol.

#30 Mad39er

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 10:23 PM

sorry Mad, that last fail was on me. Shoulda let you bleed out more instead of running in to revive...

After experimenting with most of the classes, I'm liking Adept the best. Paired with a pistol and scoped smg helps the powers recharge fast. +I love the lack of kickback on the pistol.

NP. I don't expect miracles with randoms. Best bet is to stay around people like you did, honestly it's hard to play a Vanguard because they take so much managing. I'm glad you got to play through a round vs the Geth with my Quarian, that was very easy compared to fighting Repears.

In terms of guns you start with, the only two that are good are the M3 Predator and the sniper rifle(to some extent). The M3 just gets better and better the more you use it and it kills pretty fast with headshots, plus it gets a damage modification too.

I already know I screwed up my Asari Vanguard to some extent, I shouldn't have put in points for Lift Grenade but at least I picked up my first Spectre pack and got a Gold Disciple shotgun that'll make life easier for my Vanguards.
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