Mass Effect 3 Demo Review
The main menu is set up as top to bottom Single-Player, Multiplayer, Kinect Tuner, and Extras. Selecting single-player gives you 3 options: Action, Role Playing, Story. The Action experience plays like Uncharted in essence. A lot of the choice is taken away such as leveling and conversation. Story mode is an in between of Role Playing and Action. Role Playing is the deepest experience with the most control. It allows you to customize your character and choose dialog choices. I enjoyed all three experiences but being a control freak and hardcore RPG player I preferred the Role Playing experience the most.
The first half of the demo is what I'm going to call Arrival. It is exactly as it sounds, the arrival of the Reapers. It was such intense, emotional, heart-wrenching, gut-punching awesomeness that I almost cried. The second part of the demo takes place further into the story. This was very different from the first part as you have a crew to work with, use, and control. It was fun to use new different powers, abilities, and weapons.
The graphics were not as impressive as I thought it would be but then again it is just the demo. The running looks different and odd. This may be to due to an added jump feature. The cover system seems to flow almost as well as Gears of War. They also added the look feature that Gears has been using for years.
Overall the Mass Effect 3 demo was a great preview of what's to come and more. Both segments of the single-player were perfect examples of what this franchise has in store and do best. I believe that with different experiences offered different gamers will enjoy Mass Effect 3 each in their own way. All new features were enjoyable for the most part. The Kinect was integrated in a unique, useful way. The multiplayer was very addictive and I can't wait to see more. Not only will I say that this is a MUST DOWNLOAD but if it cost money I would also say it's a BUY.