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Mass Effect 3 on 360

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Mass Effect 3 is a Adventuring game available on the 360. It can be played in Singleplayer Competitive Cooperative Thirdperson modes.

Mass Effect 3 is a Adventuring game. Adventure games are enjoyed for two reasons: they provide enemy encounters that require tactics and strategy to conquor, and they create a fantasy world in which to explore and adventure.

Mass Effect 3 can be played in a Singleplayer mode. Single Player Campaign games focus on one player's experience. Rather than collaborate with other players either locally or online, players progress alone. The campaign style of gameplay offers a connected series of challenges to play through. These chapters work together to tell a story through which players progress. Single player games are able to focus on one experience of a scenario, so that it is usually a richer, more visceral game.

Mass Effect 3 can be played in a Competitive mode. Competitive Multiplayer games provide experiences where players compete against each other and the computer. Obviously lending itself to sports and team games, these competitive engagements have also dominated the shooting and fighting genres because of the direct combat and expertise involved in each. Although these games were originally played in a split screen style, more recently they are played online via services such as PlayStation Network, Xbox Live and the Nintendo Wireless Connection.

Mass Effect 3 can be played in a Cooperative mode. Cooperative Multiplayer games provide an experience that is played symaltaneously by multiple players. Unlike the simple arena competitive multiplayer style games where players try to kill the most enemies, true co-operative games are designed to take a group of players through a campaign experience together. This will involve sections where players have to work together to proceed - either from the sheer difficulty as in Halo 3 on 360 or by the design of levels such as LittleBigPlanet on PS3.

Mass Effect 3 can be played in a Thirdperson mode. Third Person games view the world from over the right shoulder of the character being controlled. This enables you to see the character you are controlling as well as their surrounds. Although not as immersive as first person, third person games enable more complex moves and interactions with the environment.


Mass Effect 3

Mass Effect 3's third chapter has finally been announced, and it draws the curtain back on a beleaguered Earth under attack by the Reapers.

Following the success of both Mass Effect (360) and Mass Effect 2 (360), that stood head and shoulders from the crowd through branching gameplay and filmic voicework, Mass Effect 3 has its work cut out to maintain those high standards as it concludes the series.
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Novel Gamer review Tue, 07 Jun 2011

Mass Effect 3's appearance at E3 didn't surprise me -- but what did was the way a very simple implementation of voice technology suddenly opened my eyes to how this epic RPG universe could suddenly become a drama in which I was truly taking part.

At Microsoft's E3 presentation we were given the chance to see some action from the upcoming Mass Effect 3 - featuring a return of Shepherd and a host of new tricks. Bioware and Microsoft are making a big thing of Kinect-enhancement of games this year. We've already seen a lot of Kinect-specific titles -- largely focusing on the sports and dancing possibilities of the full-body tracking technology -- but this year could be the time we finally see how Kinect enhancements can offer a greater feeling of immersion to more traditional gaming titles.
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