Some of the early speculation and news involving upcoming video game release Mass Effect 3 has been that there will be three different modes to choose from. These include an action setting, story setting and a role playing option. A recent breakdown from BioWare of the modes shows just how complex and improved the game play is expected to be with these new features.
The modes will set options into place as game play begins, letting gamers explore characteristics and meanings ahead of entering the play modes. The options will then be able to be altered after selecting a mode. With a number of options for each mode, it’s clear that BioWare has tried to provide an individual gaming experience for each player.
The action mode of the Mass Effect 3 is said to begin with a default structure, including bits from both the renegade and paragon settings. The action setting is also said to include the ability to float through narratives at a faster pace than a traditional mode, with different personalities and dialogue. In the story mode, reps from BioWare claim that getting through the action and fighting can be done rather quickly, allowing for more focus on the dialogue and decisions. This mode is supposed to include a fast paced feel, with an easier task in defeating any enemies.
The role playing mode for Mass Effect 3 is expected to be the same as the past blending action together. The traditional method of game play for previous Mass Effect releases has occurred in that role playing mode, filled with a blend of regular combat and dialogue.
Perhaps the most exciting news about Mass Effect 3 will be the full additions to dialogue and storylines. Each player will have the opportunity to really tailor their own experience, beginning with the choice of game mode and then moving on into the actual play. Characters will be making decisions throughout the game based on a number of things, including past relationships and life-like feelings.
With the variance of modes, storyline features and settings, ME3 is looking to really develop a unique experience for each gamer. Previous releases in the franchise have certainly achieved great popularity, but the fixes to the options screen and other modes were a major talking point during the two previous games. Of major importance is the fact that the modes and settings will be optional, meaning as an addition to the game, it won’t be hurting any players directly.