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E3 2012: Mass Effect 3 Lands On Wii U

Posted by Mike Mason

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Mass Effect 3 has been announced for Wii U.

EA's space epic was included in a third party games reel. We're unsure as yet if there are any enhancements for the Nintendo version; we're sure we'll find out soon.

Are you interesting in boarding the Normandy on Wii U?

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User Comments (32)

g1i1ch

#5

g1i1ch said:

Nintendo Land looks good to me, hell I'd get it just for the Ghost Mansion game

hydeks

#6

hydeks said:

looks like a good game. I tried playing the first, couldn't get into into it BUT I heard Mass Effect 2 and 3 and different and better, so it's definitely a must buy for me

Nintendo Land looks good to me too, but I think they focused too much time on it.

WiiLovePeace

#7

WiiLovePeace said:

I've played & beaten Mass Effect 3 already, I personally thought the ending was really good & there weren't any loose ends to tie up, it was perfect. It's gonna take a whole lot of exclusive functionality on the WiiU for me to play Mass Effect 3 again, without the ability to bring my saves from the previous games into ME3.

The_Fox

#8

The_Fox said:

Mass Effect 3 is fantastic so I'm certainly glad to see Nintendo gamers be able to experience it. I wonder if it will include a synopsis of the first two games otherwise those who have never played it are going to be lost.

GazPlant

#10

GazPlant said:

It doesn't make sense to me to bring the finale of a 3-part series to Wii U... Still, Mass Effect on a Nintendo platform is great news, just would have preferred a trilogy edition so I had a reason to get it. I just bought ME3, had to suffer it's canon-breaking plot and I don't want to buy it again...

GuardianKing

#11

GuardianKing said:

I think the only reason people complain about the ending is because it wasn't "open". It was a good ending, but it felt too good, sort of like you had no control over it. I like it though.

Sabrewing

#14

Sabrewing said:

Without the first two to preface it, I don't see the point. The PS3 installments are already weaker than the 360 version because of that.

kdognumba1

#15

kdognumba1 said:

I already have all 3 Mass Effects on 360 so I'll be passing. I wonder how they're changed up though.

GreenDream

#17

GreenDream said:

@mamp LOL who knows, maybe the Wii U will have a surprise new alternative ending where you throw the Reapers into the Sun by dragging them with the touchscreen!

eviLaTtenDant

#18

eviLaTtenDant said:

While i'd also prefer all three coming to the Wii U i guess it's just not a viable option.Haven't played a technology based action RPG so far and this looks quite good. Might be hard to pass up for me.

Sean_Aaron

#20

Sean_Aaron said:

I also would like to play the previous games in the series first - maybe they'll be download releases? I have a friend who's played the games on the Xbox and is replaying the 3rd one now. I like the look of it, so I'm keen to check it out if it stands on its own story-wise.

arrmixer

#21

arrmixer said:

If they come out with a triology ... I'm in.. but don't want to buy this game without having experience the other two...

Fuzzy

#22

Fuzzy said:

Great game, and the most refined of the 3 I believe. They might do what they did for the PS3 ME2 release and have a comic book-style recap of the previous game, where you get to make some of the more important desicions.

If there are enough added perks to the Wii U version, I might pick it up for cheap somewhere down the line.

C-195

#23

C-195 said:

Boarding the Normandy? No. Blasting it out of the sky? Yes!

Sorry, Mass Effect is one of the many RPGs I can stand and magic isn't even involved for once.

TimboBaggins

#24

TimboBaggins said:

Really think they should have made a bigger deal about this at the press conference. They mentioned it for like 2 seconds. How about Mass Effect 1 and 2 as downloadable titles? that would be pretty awesome.

ahleung

#26

ahleung said:

The ending is bad due to many different reasons on many different aspects. That's why so many players disliked it, because everyone could find some reasons of their own.

I try to list some with as least spoiler as possible.

1. Plot holes.
Big ones even turned the ME1 story into a joke.

2. Bioware lied.
They promised something about the ending that turned out not true.

3. Protagonist's sudden change of character.
He/She seemed like forgotten all his/her principles, and lost some important memories........

4. The truth about the villain doesn't make sense.
Far from it.

5. Unbelievably brutal outcomes.
Although not mentioned by the ending itself, events in the ending in fact would lead to very serious, brutal consequences. Makes you wonder if these were what Bioware writers really intended.

6 Sudden change of story main theme.
In the last 10 minutes, you were suddenly asked to sacrifice big for solving a problem that was never what you went there for.

7. Lack of closure.
For most of the characters you loved (some could even be your boy/girl friend) for 3 games, you wouldn't know what happened to them.

8. All different endings were 90% the same.

9. Your choices didn't matter.
Players made hundreds of decisions throughout ME1-3. But they have almost no influence to the endings.

Kisame83

#27

Kisame83 said:

@GazPlant
I didn't think it contradicted ME 1 at all. I think the cutscene AFTER you make your decision was haphazard and smacked of "we ran out of time." Probably did, due to the leak a few months before the release. But the actual revelations? Sovereign discusses what could be seen as his views on it, and the mini-Reaper you can talk to in 3 goes a bit into it and sets up the revelations from the end.
Sovereign (ME 1, for those worried im doing ME 3 spoilers)-
“...your civilization develops along the paths we desire. We impose order on the chaos of organic evolution. You exist because we allow it, and you will end because we demand it.”
"We are eternal. The pinnacle of evolution and existence."
"The cycle cannot be broken...The pattern has repeated itself more times than you can fathom. Organic civilizations rise, evolve, advance, and at the apex of their glory they are extinguished."
"We are each a nation."

And a lot of people wanted Chrono Trigger-esque multiple endings. But to be fair, all three games end on a somewhat similar mechanic. Final encounter, a choice or two, and stock end sequence. ME3 is a fantastic game, and while the end may not have lived up to the hype it was, at least, consistent.

Henmii

#29

Henmii said:

Good news! The Mass effect games seem to be pretty strong scifi games. I would love to play it. A pity though that we have to do without 1 and 2, especially since it is a trilogy!

ahleung

#30

ahleung said:

@Kisame83 In fact, the biggest contradiction with ME1 is,

[--------------ME3 spoiler--------------]
If Citadel AI (Catalyst) has been controlling Reapers all along, why did Sovereign and Saren needed to go through all those troubles in ME1?

Sovereign's quote from ME1 "we have no beginning", "We are each a nation - independent" were also apparently wrong as Reapers were built and controlled by Catalyst.
[/--------------ME3 spoiler--------------]

And the "Chrono Trigger-esque multiple endings" expectation didn't came out of nowhere. It was hyped by Bioware themselves.

[--------------Bioware staff pre-ME3-launch quotes--------------]
“It’s not even in any way like the traditional game endings, where you can say how many endings there are or whether you got ending A, B, or C…..The endings have a lot more sophistication and variety in them.” -Casey Hudson, director

“[The presence of the Rachni] has huge consequences in Mass Effect 3. Even just in the final battle with the Reapers.” -Mac Walters, lead writer

“There are many different endings. We wouldn’t do it any other way. How could you go through all three campaigns playing as your Shepard and then be forced into a bespoke ending that everyone gets? But I can’t say any more than that…” -Mike Gamble, associate producer.
[/--------------Bioware staff pre-ME3-launch quotes--------------]

MattL

#32

MattL said:

Need to start clambering out of my coffin more often. Never played a Mass Effect game, never even seen one! Methinks a little reading up is in order, as I do like a bit of Science Fiction.

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