BioWare: Commander Shepard isn’t dead in “brutal” ME2

By Mike, Wednesday, 3 June 2009 16:56 GMT

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1UP was privy to a behind-closed-doors Mass Effect 2 demo with project director Casey Hudson who reveals that Shepard isn’t dead at all silly, and Mass Effect 2 will allow you to explore “the most brutal parts” of the universe.

The piece goes on to talk about Thane, who Hudson describes “the most deadly assassin in the galaxy.”

However, if you fear that Mass Effect 2 will be all about shooting stuff, think again:

Mass Effect 2 is still more RPG than shooter and really shines when the game enters into the dialogue-driven cinematic storytelling choosing. BioWare has added a new twitch element, called “Interrupt,” which can be used to force action into conversation when the appropriate blinking icon (the Left Trigger, for example) appears on-screen and is quickly pressed. Frustrated by a stalling interrogation? “I’ve got nothing more to say to you,” offered up an NPC, crossing his arms in dismissal. No problem. Just “interrupt” with a quick shove … out the window. “How ’bout goodbye,” Shepard absurdly one-lined as the man plunged to his death. Wait, there was more: “So, when do we read him his rights?” followed up a squad mate.

Full thing through the link.

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