X360 Friday, September 14, 2007 | 11:21 AM

Mass Effect characters video

Mass Effect characters video

Microsoft and Bioware released this video unveiling a few of the numerous characters of Mass Effect. Some great voice acting in there.


Characters #1

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Commented on 2007-09-14 11:36:29
outstanding stuff! :-O
Commented on 2007-09-14 11:42:21
lip syncing still not right, but as good as you will get without mo-capping ala HS on ps3

other than that, puts all JRPGs to shame, just hope the gameplay does too
Commented on 2007-09-14 11:43:42
Just AMAZING stuff from Bioware, this game will be EPIC!!! and yes the Joker is voiced by Seth Green!
Commented on 2007-09-14 11:44:20
Did I hear some Seth Green? Looks amazing. Already Game of the Year for me.
Commented on 2007-09-14 11:48:15 In reply to acm2000
Well there is still 2months of polishing and this is all realtime in-game coversations, not pre-rendered like HS. plus as an RPG it has masses and masses of voice acting/coversation in there.
Commented on 2007-09-14 11:55:51
amazing work
Commented on 2007-09-14 11:57:43
Syncing is still a BIT iffy... doesn't change the fact that i would sell all my xbox games and not buy another one JUST for this game
Commented on 2007-09-14 12:10:21 In reply to dcdelgado
Posted by dcdelgado
Well there is still 2months of polishing and this is all realtime in-game coversations, not pre-rendered like HS. plus as an RPG it has masses and masses of voice acting/coversation in there.
HS cutscenes are mostly game engine afaik, and used mo-cap on the voice actors faces, i think lair did too, looked good, not perfect, but the best seen so far in a game, of course thats ignoring the games it was attached too
Commented on 2007-09-14 12:13:52
One of the best games to come this year...confirmed!

http://images.gamersyde.com/gallery/public/6341/90...
If you look at Talis face...like REALLY look into it, you well get to see her eyes and nose :D.

I can't believe they are still polishing this masterpiece, it looks pretty much perfect in everyway.
The only thing that can put it in a minus point is the sync.
Heavenly Sword got it spot on, and if they make Mass Effect the same then we got 2 of the best mo-cap cinematic games in our hands.
Commented on 2007-09-14 12:18:05
this leaves me speechless...
Commented on 2007-09-14 12:30:26
Godbless BioWare.
Commented on 2007-09-14 13:50:28 In reply to Slique
Posted by Slique
Godbless BioWare.
Amen.
Commented on 2007-09-14 13:52:55 In reply to Sath
When you watch the video also, you can see her eyes flicker in and out too, from behind the visor :)
Commented on 2007-09-14 14:00:10 In reply to acm2000
Posted by acm2000
HS cutscenes are mostly game engine afaik, and used mo-cap on the voice actors faces, i think lair did too, looked good, not perfect, but the best seen so far in a game, of course thats ignoring the games it was attached too
Fell the fact still remains, it is pre-done on HS. In Mass Effect it will be like oblivion, a engine that tries to sync the lips movement with the sound. If i'm not mistaken there will be alot more conversation in Mass Effect then HS so pre-done lip-sync would take alot of time and space.
Commented on 2007-09-14 14:03:59
I love Krogans xDDD

Game of the Year, oh yeah!
Commented on 2007-09-14 14:12:43
Absolutely brilliant. We also see a different Shepard in the Nihlus conversation than the standard one we've all become very familiar with.

THe lip-sync is off a bit, but then I don't think you're going to be focusing very much on that when you're actually playing the game. Right now we're very critical of the small tidbits we do get from Bioware. Also, most people will probably be playing this game on a large HDTV sitting far back enough not to notice any issues..
Commented on 2007-09-14 14:26:14
OMFG!! that was awesome! cant wait for this piece of software to hit my eggbox!
Commented on 2007-09-14 14:26:39
Krex is astonoshing. Ususally most reptilian aliens in games and movies just look like sorry excuses for humans in lizard suits. They really look like they created a whole physiology for these species, as nothing look superfluous or tacked on for sci-fi bemusement. Incredible.

Now more from those sexy tentacle headed blue girls.

Sad how all these alien girls are hotter than Oblivion chicks.
Commented on 2007-09-14 14:49:18 In reply to indigo0086
Posted by indigo0086
Now more from those sexy tentacle headed blue girls.

Sad how all these alien girls are hotter than Oblivion chicks.
do i really need to say anything? *just rolls his eyes* lol
Commented on 2007-09-14 16:35:48 In reply to dcdelgado
Posted by dcdelgado
Amen.
Hal-al-looyah Brotha!

Wow - this will be the first game I'll actually WANT to talk to everybody I see...!
Commented on 2007-09-14 17:09:02
lol ok i hate to join the back and forth but let me clear something up here about lipsync

HS is a 4-8 hour hack and slash game with premocaped faces...woo hoo

Mass Effect is a UNIVERSE of gameplay with god knows how much dialog and discussions, not to mention the characters themselves in the cutscenes put HS to shame even.

Not to mention people seem to keep neglecting that BioWare is still fine tuning the game so if the lipync is off by 100ms then they'll solve it, its not that big of a deal in the first place and is pretty much unnoticeable unless your sitting right up on the screen listening hard and watching the lips move, how about stepping back and looking at the facial expressions and changes, and all of the suttle movements and changes in expressions...


BTW the KROGAN LOOK WICKED!!!!! This games gonna be a godsend! Guys just watch that first alien talk the fat alien one, hes WICKEDDDDDDDD.... the attitude of the guy at the end kind of reminds me of vulkans from startrek doesnt it? the kinda arrogant ... im better than human kinda undertone
Commented on 2007-09-15 16:28:52
wowa this is amazing stuff, i cant wait anymore
Commented on 2007-09-15 21:16:13
look at the Krogan's eyes, they actually Dilate =O
Commented on 2007-09-16 10:48:43
dilate?!? damn! u r absolutly right! i didn't notice the first time i watched it

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