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Soooo....Mass Effect 3
03-20-2012, 07:07 PM (This post was last modified: 03-20-2012 07:10 PM by [wcip]Angel.)
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I've played all weekend and believe I might be about 3/5 or so through the game. The game is fun and entertaining, and some story arcs are genuinely interesting.

That being said, I'm starting to see the inconsistencies of the paragon/renegade-system. I think it's pretty ridiculous that the "good" and "evil" answers are always in the same place on the conversation wheel. Also, some of the choices feel forced. I was given a choice on a mission where the "Good" choice involved sacrificing a bunch of lives in order to save a person. This is what would normally have constituted a "evil" choice, but because the designers behind the game want us to go in that direction, they label it "good".

I'm a broken record, I know... but The Witcher 2 made this system of player choice a whole lot better. I'll explain why:

In TW2:
1. You can't foresee the consequences of your choices, especially what the long-term consequences will be.
2. You can't tell what the designers believe is the "correct"/"incorrect" or "good"/"evil" answer.
3. There is no good/evil-indicator saying you sway to the side of light or dark. Couple this with the first two arguments, and you get a system of player choice that feels like TRUE roleplaying: you make the choice you believe is right for each individual situation you're in. The way I'm playing ME3 at the moment, I'm "making a paragon character", meaning I always choose the upper right option on the conversation wheel, regardless of what I feel is correct for me and my character.
4. The choices you make in TW2 and their subsequent consequences seem like they belong in a narrative. ME3 *FEELS* like a video game, and the mechanics behind its system of choice are not disguised well.

I'm not sure I'm able to explain the difference between these two systems, but one is decidedly more enjoyable than the other.


That being said, ME3 has its charms. I am enjoying it as a game, if not for its narrative or characters.

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Soooo....Mass Effect 3 - Lissa - 02-01-2012, 04:16 PM
RE: Soooo....Mass Effect 3 - Bolty - 02-01-2012, 05:28 PM
RE: Soooo....Mass Effect 3 - kandrathe - 02-01-2012, 06:26 PM
RE: Soooo....Mass Effect 3 - Lissa - 02-01-2012, 09:33 PM
RE: Soooo....Mass Effect 3 - Bolty - 02-01-2012, 10:45 PM
RE: Soooo....Mass Effect 3 - Lissa - 02-02-2012, 05:20 AM
RE: Soooo....Mass Effect 3 - Quark - 02-06-2012, 05:45 PM
RE: Soooo....Mass Effect 3 - Bolty - 02-06-2012, 08:47 PM
RE: Soooo....Mass Effect 3 - kandrathe - 02-06-2012, 09:11 PM
RE: Soooo....Mass Effect 3 - Wyrm - 02-13-2012, 06:00 AM
RE: Soooo....Mass Effect 3 - Jester - 02-13-2012, 11:07 AM
RE: Soooo....Mass Effect 3 - Wyrm - 02-14-2012, 09:40 PM
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RE: Soooo....Mass Effect 3 - kandrathe - 02-14-2012, 11:52 PM
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RE: Soooo....Mass Effect 3 - Jester - 02-16-2012, 10:06 AM
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RE: Soooo....Mass Effect 3 - [wcip]Angel - 02-27-2012, 03:24 PM
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