Mass Effect 3 trailer inspires us to Take Earth Back

Monday, 20th February 2012 03:37 GMT By Brenna Hillier

BioWare has released the full Take Earth Back cinematic trailer for Mass Effect 3 after its debut during The Walking Dead today.

The trailer was teased last week, but is now available in its entirety.

Mass Effect 3 releases on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in March 6 in the US, March 8 in Australia and March 9 in Europe. A demo is available now and winning praise for both single- and multiplayer modes.



  1. DarkElfa


    #1 3 years ago
  2. Kuwabara

    Too bad the demo was shit, in every aspect! In my opinion mass effect 2 was over rated big time, but atleast the demo for mass effect 2 was much better than ME3.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Talkar

    I thought the MP component of the demo was pretty good, but i still won’t be buying it, not because of the demo, but because of the whole “You can only get every item in the game if you own an iDevice”. I can’t support such a decision, no matter the game.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. wamp

    so following your logic, I should not have had batman arkham asylum for the xbox because you can play as Joker, “only if you own a” playstation 3.
    glad i didn’t followed it, cuz i was gonna miss a hole of a lot

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Mike

    There are only two developers that have never let me down in recent time: Bungie and BioWare. I really don’t think the latter is about to start.

    Bring it the fuck on.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Edo

    #5 I’m guessing you didn’t play Dragon Age 2?

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Talkar

    You’re allowed to have your own opinion, just don’t be a dick about it.
    I can only show the devs that i’m not supporting their decicions by not buying their products.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Moonwalker1982

    To each their own. After DA2 i was really skeptical about ME3. But the demo took that away, i loved the demo. And hell…i even love the co-op, it’s actually goddamn fun and addictive.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. viralshag

    I wasn’t too keen on the MP at first but I played a fair bit of it over the weekend and I guess I can consider myself converted. With friends I imagine it will be a lot of fun.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. absolutezero

    So why is this cgi trailer acceptable when everyone was crying about the Aliens and Far Cry 3 ones?

    After the massive threat that was instilled in the first game and continued to be built up through out the second seeing all those Reapers just shooting red lasers directly downwards is pretty underwhelming.

    Thats how they wipe out all life in the universe then? Red lasers.

    Still though that leap towards the end was badass. BADASS man XD totally Sherpard awesome.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. brotherhoodofthewolf

    agree with 2. pretty sure every feature in that demo has been done better in other games.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. YoungZer0

    Since Mass Effect developed into a pure Third Person shooter now, shouldn’t it be better? Let’s be honest here, the gameplay in Mass Effect 2 was not fun, it was quite honestly pretty boring. So was the ME3 demo. The demo was so boring, that i stopped after 30 min.

    I started playing Mass Effect because of the rpg-elements, the writing and the art-direction. The art-direction gets more generic with every entry and the writing is … well, we know better. “We fight, or we die!”? Really?

    Let’s not even talk about missing rpg-elements. Bioware said they wanted to make a perfect match between Mass Effect 1 and 2. I didn’t get that from the demo.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. DSB

    I could’ve gotten over the gameplay if only it had had a story.

    If only Bioware made games like they made trailers.

    In light of the book fiasco, I also notice that the Makos are being set down by dropships. That’s kinda weird. Back when I played Mass Effect, we dropped those fuckers from orbit, and they were fine!

    Still a great video though :P

    @12 It’s pretty much standard operating procedure for Bioware to hype every game as “everything to everybody”. They did it for ME2, DA2 and ME3.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. NiceFellow

    Funny I just see the usual silly setup of unbeatable odds / hugely advanced aliens that some people running around on the ground magically beat.

    At first I thought ME might pan out into something interesting – a decent SF Universe with interesting quests. Instead it’s steadily morphed into a second rate TPS that everyone including most journos want to excuse because it’s seen as a critically good example of modern Western action RPG.

    In reality the series features cool CGI trailers featuring implied gameplay that never transpires. You need to turn to something like Uncharted / Tomb Raider engines/controls for that kind of running, guning and leaping over obstacles. ME is just stiff and stilted in actual execution.

    It also never really earns any real involvement – it simply asks for it on the basis of circumstance “Earth’s in big trouble. Shepard is the boss. Epic” that you never actually experience in the gameplay or actual interactive elements of the game.

    I guess it could be argued this is par for the course in games – but personally I find the series very lacking now and the demo only confirmed this for me.

    The multiplayer looks promising though – ironically enough.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. osric90

    I don’t want “partial” I want FULL.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. TheWulf

    The demo was okay. That’s all I can say, really. I played it, and it was honestly more of the same of Mass Effect 2. That’s fine. I have no objections because there were parts of ME2 that I enjoyed (Morden’s mission for one, but most of it had to do with Legion).

    I don’t know how they’re going to convince me to want to do this, though. As a xenophile, my attitude is going to be screw earth, I’m off to hang with the interesting aliens. I’m sorry, Bioware, but I’m not one of those normal people that you’ll be able to play like a fiddle. I suppose this is why it takes a truly exceptional story to actually play me. (Obsidian are good at this.)

    Still, so long as Legion is there, and there’s plenty I can do to help out the alien races, then I’ll be happy. Retaking earth will be the eh moment. “Do I have to?” But I will anyway, driven by an ethical sense of it being something that I should do, even if it is utterly dull.

    This is fine, anyway.

    The worst part of Mass Effect 2 was by far and wide the ending, so I’m prepared for ME3 to have a terrible latter half of the game, too. I mean, everything from going to “TEH CENTAR OF TEH GALUXEE,” to fighting “ZOMG TEH HOOMAN REEPAAR” was pretty bloody bad. It really was. Sorry. And worse was that it was on my list of predictions for how Bioware could have dropped the ball in Mass Effect 2, so it wasn’t even surprising.

    “Hrmn, they’re kidnapping humans for their ‘ultimate evolution!’ I wonder where they could be going with this?”

    Sigh. Bioware. HIRE WRITERS.

    However, everything before that latter part was great, even including Legion and his mission. It was just everything after they went to the centre of the galaxy that became fairly awful.

    So I’m expecting to have some fun times leading up to the ending, and then steadying myself for a ridiculous, yet amazingly dull ending.

    Typical Bioware, I suppose.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. TheWulf


    I know, right? I have nothing against Bioware but their main plots can be pretty terribad. And I don’t understand this because the side stories in the Mass Effect games are actually good. (Amalur could have benefited from having good side stories, since it was ALL side stories.)

    I’ve been yelling “HIRE WRITERS!” at them and Bethesda for the longest time. I mean, Neverwinter Nights was a snoozefest. And none of the expansion packs for the original were gripping, either. In fact, they were all downright dull.

    Neverwinter Nights 2 was slightly buggy, but it was also incredibly charming, warm, and funny. It was a great story. Then you had Mask of the Betrayer (the expansion pack) which could chill you to the bone and feel emotional highs and lows unlike anything else.

    So why was NWN2 so much better in the writing department?

    NWN2 was developed by Obsidian.

    Obsidian are a development house almost entirely comprised of writers. Therefore, the solution to the problems that Bethesda and Bioware seem to be suffering with seems to be MOAR WRITERS. They need to hire an entire cadre of talented writers.

    They need board rooms of writers tossing clever ideas back and forth. They don’t have this, and this is why their games tend to suffer. I mean, with ME2, with the side story stuff they made something of an effort at least (and I appreciated it).

    The side story stuff in Mass Effect 2 actually gave me hope for the rest of the game.

    But no, the ending was terrible.

    The answer to this is writers.

    Bioware, Bethesda, both of you. Stop being such cheapskates and for the love of all that’s good – hire more writers!!

    I KNOW you have the potential to be incredible, and it’s incredibly galling and annoying not seeing you live up to that potential. Sure, your games sell, but you guys can’t feel good with games that are so substandard compared to what you could be making, can you?

    Two things I do not want RPGs to be: Narcoleptic and groan-inducing.

    There are some developers that I feel are lost cases, like Big Huge Games. But Bioware, Bethesda… damn it. :| You two could go places.

    More. Writers.

    I wish I could poke their brains with this.

    #17 3 years ago

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