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Sonicfan11589

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I've noticed Mass Effect 3 on the Wii U is SUPER CHEAP for BRAND NEW on amazon.com
I have some questions:
-Is there online/offline multiplayer? What i mean by offline is are there bots?
I've also NEVER played this series before, it looks like a good game from the IGN review i watched.
-If it is online, how much attention does it get on the Wii U?

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Ecto-1

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I am usually able to find matches unless I am playing during the off peak hours (late at night). The multiplayer mode is not a competitive mode, it is co-op. Up to four players work together to fight increasingly difficult waves of enemy bots while completing different objectives. I think you can play this mode by yourself, but I wouldn't reccommend it as the difficulty is tailored for four players and on your own you can easily get overwhelmed. Overall, it is a really good game and it is well worth what amazon is charging for it. By the way, the Wii U version includes an interactive comic movie thing that explains the plot from the first two games and lets you make some of the pivital decisions. I had never played any of the Mass Effect games before this one and the comic was a great intro to the game's universe.

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It's not a bad game, it's actually great game - it is "terrible" and "worst" to some because of the not-so-bad ending. If you say it is dirt cheap, go for it, but if you have a chance, just buy trilogy for other console or PC

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Sonicfan11589

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Does it also make use of the Wii U Pro Controller?

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shingi_70

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Its a good game people tend to say its retroactively bad due to the ending.
The multiplayer is a horde mode where you and 3 other players are fighting waves of enemies and doing objectives.

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dumedum

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I haven't played for a while but at least a few months ago the online was very active and worked smoothly. The downside is that the online doesn't use the game pad's maps like the single player game. You can't play with the Pro as far as I know, and it will defeat the purpose, because this is the SE that makes great use of the game pad.

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It's fun. Co-op means it helps to have friends available to play. One of the best aspects of the game is building your character and customizing the load outs/powers. Unfortunately the options are a little more limited in multiplayer (compared to the super-powered avatar you can wield in solo). Still, if you covet the idea of carefully balancing your powers, weapons, tactics, etc to discover an effective/favored role and then teaming up to take down hordes, definitely go for it.

I don't think the trilogy was particularly successful (the pay off is hardly worth the effort). As such, ME3 on Wii U stands pretty well on it's own. All three games are worth playing, but it's pretty easy to get burned out by the third game, and going back to the first is a little rough. So I think it's pretty reasonable to jump in with the final game and see it through. You'll probably enjoy ME3 more that way as it's more disappointing as an end to the trilogy than a game on it's own standing

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It does use the Wii U Pro controller and that is usually the way I prefer to play it thanks to the Pro's great battery life.

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Ecto-1 wrote:

It does use the Wii U Pro controller and that is usually the way I prefer to play it thanks to the Pro's great battery life.

Well, great battery life for a seriously inferior experience. If you play it on the Wii U and you don't use the Game Pad, then clearly you should have played it (cheaply etc) on another console IMO.

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dumedum wrote:

Ecto-1 wrote:

It does use the Wii U Pro controller and that is usually the way I prefer to play it thanks to the Pro's great battery life.

Well, great battery life for a seriously inferior experience. If you play it on the Wii U and you don't use the Game Pad, then clearly you should have played it (cheaply etc) on another console IMO.

Don't get me wrong, I love the gamepad. I just didn't really feel it's uses in this particular game were worth being tethered to a wall outlet when that little red light came on. Also, in the multiplayer (which the original poster was asking about) the gamepad adds nothing; it just shows a scoreboard.

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Ecto-1 wrote:

dumedum wrote:

Ecto-1 wrote:

It does use the Wii U Pro controller and that is usually the way I prefer to play it thanks to the Pro's great battery life.

Well, great battery life for a seriously inferior experience. If you play it on the Wii U and you don't use the Game Pad, then clearly you should have played it (cheaply etc) on another console IMO.

Don't get me wrong, I love the gamepad. I just didn't really feel it's uses in this particular game were worth being tethered to a wall outlet when that little red light came on. Also, in the multiplayer (which the original poster was asking about) the gamepad adds nothing; it just shows a scoreboard.

Giving my nephew the GamePad to activate the powers while I plowed through the game was an eye-opening co-op experience. After a little tactical debriefing, he felt like a totally wicked boss as he flung and crushed and tore apart my enemies. We made for an unstoppable team.

Same with my wife. After those sessions, once I was ready to see ME3 through again, I made sure to foist it upon her. She's fairly experienced with dual analog, yet uneasy about diving into the deep end of an intense solo campaign. She certainly wouldn't be able to navigate complex powers along with shooting simultaneously. The GamePad was the perfect life preserver. I was able to expertly dispatch and maim the enemies while she could flail around with the guns (she's actually pretty good). In a few more stressful sections I took over the Pro controller, but she mostly forged ahead on her own. She even played extensively by herself when I was out of town with friends.

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dumedum wrote:

It does use the Wii U Pro controller and that is usually the way I prefer to play it thanks to the Pro's great battery life.

Also, in the multiplayer (which the original poster was asking about) the gamepad adds nothing; it just shows a scoreboard.

yeah, that's why I hated it. They were too lazy to include the same groovy map in multiplayer.

@ACK - you mean that you played together with different controllers at the same time? I agree with you. I was addicted to using the powers and assigning them like I wanted every time, taking the best powers from the teammates and assigning them to me.

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@ACK That does sound like it would have been a neat coop experience. I mostly played alone, so I never really thought about it that way.

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A must have for any RPG Fan.

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I am a huge fan of the Mass effect franchise, I got into it first because the choices you make actually carry over to the next game. The game-play is nice, have a good amount of choices and combinations, but the first one's game-play left you a little wanting in the combat.

Some of the choices you make in the game are really difficult >.< it really gets you emotionally evolved, even more so if you had played the other games before. Mass effect one and two both got games of the year but not shore about 3 though. The ending of it at the time was really bad, but they ended up fixing it witch was nice. ^.^

And yes they do have online, but its basically like hoard mode with you and three other people. That is actual quite fun and played it quite a bit, but the first ending made me quit mass effect. I had every single DLC for the first two games and ready to buy all of them for 3, but the ending did kill that >.< but like I said they fixed the ending.

A cool thing about the ability's online is like in the actual games they can combine, so lets say you through out a biotic lift and another guy that's a Engineer uses incarnate. It incinerates everyone that was hit by biotic's, works really well with biotic singularity.

I have put in a few hundred hours in the three games overall. ^.^

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With the 'enhanced' ending built into the WiiU version, the ending probably comes off as atleast passable to first timers. The original ending definitely goes down as one of the biggest disappointments in my game life. Only because I loved the general ME universe so much.

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