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FemShep Finally Gets a Bit of the Mass Effect 3 Trailer Spotlight

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A couple weeks ago I was complaining about how bog standard boring the multiplayer trailer of Mass Effect 3 looked. This is more like it, and not just because it’s finally FemShep taking center stage. (Honestly, she looks a bit odd to me, but maybe I’m just used to my version.) Could still use just a couple more clips that make with the talky, but this makes me want to gear up and play some Mass 3. More please.

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14 thoughts to “FemShep Finally Gets a Bit of the Mass Effect 3 Trailer Spotlight”

  1. Is this the FemShep that people were getting mad about? I thought it was a long-haired blonde…

    While I’ll be playing my own Shep still, I actually think she looks kinda cool.

  2. I’ve been waiting for this trailer (not that their job is necessarily to make me happy, but still).  The previous ones have had too much combat and too little Jennifer Hale.

    Can’t wait.  Also, can’t wait to hear y’all pretend you don’t want to talk about ME3 on the podcast every week for the next year or so.  Good luck with that.

  3. Yes, this is pretty much a guaranteed outcome… although I’m starting to suspect Bill’s feinged indifference might actually be genuine. For shame.

  4. I’ve always been indifferent to this series. I’ve played both games to completion but it took me 8 months to start ME after it was released (bought it for $12 on Amazon!) and I think 2 months to play ME2.

    I’ll play ME3, but yeah, I highly doubt I do it day one.


  5. a bog standard gun.” Well that’s sure to sway all the fence sitters. Why is it so hard to come up with pre-order incentives that actually make me want to pre-order?

  6. At this point I completely tune out all Bioware pre-order incentives. They have yet to include a gun, sword, armor, or pheasant companion that I’ll remember past the middle of whichever game it appears in. 

  7. Well, sure, we all had to wait 8 months for ME1 to come out on the PC. That doesn’t make indifferent.

    Two months for ME2 is kind of weird though. I expect you were playing through the first one again to make sure you had the save game you wanted. 


  8. Ha, yep, I did. No explanation for it either. I think I was mad at how I finished ME2 and wanted to try some different characters.

    I have a very odd relationship with this franchise. I’ve played both games, enjoyed them both for the most part although there are parts of both designs I despise, but overall I like them well enough. But I’m never in a hurry to play them. 

    Thinking about, I think my odd relationship might be w/ Bioware.

  9. I saw Joker in there, didn’t he die in ME2?

    class=”p1″>I bought it at release and then sent it to my brother so my memory might be a little fuzzy.

  10. I don’t know if he *could* die (I don’t think so), but in both my playthroughs he remained alive.  Couple of characters with “cameos” in that trailer as well – Jacob, Miranda, Justicar lady…

  11. For me, it’s about 2 cents extra to pre-order, plus perhaps some “Oppurtunity cost loss” (i.e. money today is worth more than money tomorrow).  So, all they stuff you get for pre-ordering costs you about 2 cents (the interset you would’ve earned had you put it in the bank) and denies you access to that money for x days (mind you, you could pre-order a day before…).  

    I dunno, personally as long as the pre-order is something *in* the game, I’m all for them.  It’s when the pre-order item is like.. a Ken shaped eraser for your pencil (true story) that I have to look at the provider and say, “Seriously?”

    I suppose the counter argument is, why not just put that stuff in the game for free, and offer nothing for pre-ordering… Valid point, I’ve got no response to it.  But since pre-orders aren’t going away, I hope they keep the incentives (no matter how small) coming our way.


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