BioWare’s Prelude To E3 ‘Mass Effect 2’ Video; New Footage & Concept Art Included
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The team behind Mass Effect 2 sat down for a cool new video preview of what to expect out of the mecca for all of the biggest video game reveals of the year: E3.

In the video, the team discusses the improvements you will see: the immediate notice of a better playing game; the demo some will be able to play at the convention; new weapons we’ll be able to use; the A.I. enhancements and how enemies will react; how much darker the game is visually, in tone, and musically; new species of aliens that will be featured; and the much-talked about feature that allows your stats from the first game to set the foundation of your sequel adventure — most notably, the absence of any of the characters who perished in Mass Effect.

Keep in mind, this is just a preview video and no real details are given, they’re just telling you what’s coming and what will probably be unveiled at E3. For a prelude video, I assure you, it’s exciting to watch. I can only imagine what will come out of E3! Plus, there’s some new footage and concept art to peek at.

Click over to watch the video.

Two things that really caught my attention was the A.I. and the new weapons that were briefly touched on. With the A.I., they say that enemies will this time have those natural reactions: they will grab their arms when shot; their legs give out if hit; they’ll crawl if not killed; they can jump behind cover; their limbs can and will fall off. This kind of natural reactive A.I. has been promised many times, but rarely works the way it sounds. With the weapons, they’ve apparently developed many new ones, including one that sounds devastating; described as “When you hit somebody, you kill them a thousand times,” which has me very curious. My character is a master of biotics, so I never had the chance to try weapons, but I’m going to have to give them a spin just to try that little pretty out.

Stay tuned for word on some of the goodies that come out of E3 with this and other exciting games.


[Source: via CHUD]

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