X360 Monday, November 19, 2007 | 6:15 PM

Mass Effect: Nothing to see here

Mass Effect: Nothing to see here

Microsoft somehow decided that they knew better than us and most of the gaming press what was good for Mass Effect, and wanted to limit us to 4*1 minute videos and 10 screenshots for the review of the game. Needless to say this is totally unacceptable and you guys will have to wait until the official release date here in France (Friday) to see our usual videos. We are sorry about that, but there is no way around it.
Yes we are aware that other sites didn't have such restrictions for their video reviews. Business as usual I guess...
Update: Well everything isn't lost, since we have this rather nice interview from XCN for you guys.


All comments

Commented on 2007-11-19 18:17:09
Thats bullshit!
Nice one Microsoft, put unfair limits on one of your biggest supporters.
Commented on 2007-11-19 18:20:30
Yeah that sucks!! :( , but its a great F!@!ing game, i'm loving it :)
Commented on 2007-11-19 18:33:56
What's this bs? Independant reviews are not important anymore...
Commented on 2007-11-19 19:37:33
Well, i would like that someone asks Bioware why they throw away that strategic battle system (with free camera) which they showed for x06.

ME2 should have such system, + choice to play anyone in combat or no one (ai takes over, while the player gives orders).
Commented on 2007-11-19 20:02:55 In reply to lukasblue
Posted by lukasblue
Well, i would like that someone asks Bioware why they throw away that strategic battle system (with free camera) which they showed for x06.

ME2 should have such system, + choice to play anyone in combat or no one (ai takes over, while the player gives orders).
I can tell you it took the player right out of the battle, during testing the feedback was it was too complicated so they came up with the current wheel system which for the majority is much more usefull
Commented on 2007-11-19 20:27:39
Who from Bioware was answering these questions?
Commented on 2007-11-19 21:43:21
Unfortunate... I look forward to your review in the near future (but don't rush thru the game) :D

I always hold gamersyde's opinions in high regard so i'll be checking back on this
Commented on 2007-11-19 22:03:13
Ah who cares seriously...

All the Mass Effect fans have waited years for it, days wont hurt...just go out buy snacks...or whatever for Friday and its all good.

I for one can wait, COD4 is gonna keep me busy for 4 days more :D
Commented on 2007-11-19 22:14:14 In reply to miketuck3r
Posted by miketuck3r
I can tell you it took the player right out of the battle, during testing the feedback was it was too complicated so they came up with the current wheel system which for the majority is much more usefull
I thought they cut it out due to some technical problem. If this is indeed conscius decision on the part of Bioware i call that omission a big design error. Sorry for my bragging but i really want that strategic element. With that this game would be much bigger and more complex. Also it would be interesting to fight a battle with orders only without a direct participation in it.
Commented on 2007-11-19 23:06:07
Just a couple of days guys, not a biggy.
Commented on 2007-11-20 08:18:49
"BULLSHIT MR HANDMAN"
Commented on 2007-11-20 10:17:28
been playing for a week now and it's amazing, i landed on a planet that was passing through a comets tail and while walking around on foot, the sky was being littered with meteors, it is beautiful.
Commented on 2007-11-20 13:33:51
I do love an interview.
Great stuff.
Commented on 2007-11-20 16:15:05
i think mass effect is a very overrated game, but still not as much a halo. and no this is not a 360 rant, it's just about the games.
Commented on 2007-11-20 17:11:15
Its only overrated if you make it more than the facts. Its an amazing next gen space rpg. Thats a fact and its true :)
Its Not some never-ending 1000 star galaxy with total free-form gameplay, but again that was never promised, never supposed to be that :)
Commented on 2007-11-20 17:50:32 In reply to Baleur
Posted by jmd749
i think mass effect is a very overrated game, but still not as much a halo. and no this is not a 360 rant, it's just about the games.
Posted by Baleur
Its only overrated if you make it more than the facts...
Read the signs "Don't feed the troll" LOL :-)

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