Moribundman wrote:Bioware = "We're releasing a conversion of Mass Effect on the PC"
Xbox Fanboys = "Boo! Hiss! Hate! f**k you Bioware!"
Bioware = "We're releasing a conversion of Mass Effect 2 on the PS3"
Xbox and PC Fanboys = "Boo! Hiss! Hate! f**k you Bioware!"
Bioware = "We're allowing you the OPTION to voice control certain commands using Kinect"
***THE WORLD SPINS OFF ITS AXIS***
Seriously ladies, grow up.
Saying what you see in conversation is a little gimmicky, but allowing you to voice control powers in combat is actually really smart, while not taking anything away from the game for non-Kinect gamers.
If you've played ME1&2 on the PC and mapped all your powers to keyboard shortcuts, you'll realise that the Kinect control allows this level of real time control. If you don't fancy that, stick to pause and play dial menus using the controller. This is not even a negative thing in any way. Its either a good thing or a "meh" thing depending on your style of play.
I for one am looking forward to being able to change squad members orders on the fly without breaking play and pausing every 10 secs. And if any other human being happens to be in the house that night, I'll play the old fashioned way.
As for using PC mic for voice control I *think* kinect has some firmware in there that makes it a little more accurate than a random headset mic - otherwise theyu may as well release the feature for anyone with a PC/PS3/Xbox headset.
Seriously its as if Bioware have asked people to stick a kebab skewer down their japs eye or something.
Its an extra option for people who have Kinect and who knows, maybe Bioware will pull it off and it enhances the gameplay for those that decide to use it and haven't just put their fingers in their ears and went "lalalalalalalalalala".
Nobody's saying you have to go buy Kinect to play Mass Effect 3 so why all the negative comments. "Why are Bioware trying to p**s off all its customers by adding an extra control scheme, curse them they must work for the devil!" Seriously how is this offending you people? You don't want to use the feature then don't, its still gonna be the same game as the PS3 and PC versions.
Its optional, you can just use the pad only if you want, but what if Bioware manage to be the first company who successfully blend pad and Kinect control into the one package enhancing the game for those who aren't blinkered. What you gonna do then eh?