bill-swift - March 13, 2012
You've seen the Kinect before right? Its that Wii like motion sensor setup for your XBox 360 that is often featured in commercials where small children use it control overly cute animals or housewives trying to do Zumba classes. Motion control technology really has not had much of a market for the hardcore gamer, an idea that is contrary to company's philosophy of.
At least not until now and Mass Effect 3. This game is bringing a new edge to the Kinect hardware and making some serious changes to the popular sci-fi shooter as you know it.
Any fan of shooters is sure to have found himself yelling a team mates, enemies and sometimes even the game itself. So the new interface for the game is really quite natural. You will be issuing commands to your team and interacting with characters simply by talking to them. That's right, you will be able to now have full on conversations with fictitious people.
Since they're usually more interesting than the real ones you may have to be careful not to get sucked too far into the action and say, miss four consecutive days of work. The system will even allow you to deal with your in game tasks, such as switching weapons or making a concussive shot, with a voice command.
For those of you who don't have a copy of the game yet, I won't spoil the plot, but this game with its strong team mechanics even in single player mode and a more realistic combat experience are well worth buying the Kinect for, since you probably don't have one already. If you want to see it in action you don't have to wait, just take a look at the videos below and you can see the action for yourself.
Article by Katie Gatto