Trailers: Mass Effect 3 - Take Back Earth Trailer

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Zen Toombs:

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Why not just glass Earth and move on? Seems simpler to me.

Well, they are, you know, reaping. :)

zombiejoe:

Jeyl:
TAKE BACK EARTH

Why? What did Earth ever do for me in Mass Effect 1 and 2? I think I'll go help the Quarians find a new home or protect the Assari's home world. Earth being in danger is just boring.

Yeah, but humans came from Earth, and Shepard is a human.

So the Reapers destroying earth is basically like saying "Hey Shepard, F*CK YOU!"

And Shepard ain't gonna take that.

This doesn't sit right with the Shepards that are pro-unity with every race in the galaxy. You know, the Shepards that look at humanity as just a part of the galaxy with many other gifted races, not as a race who should be the dominate species over all others. The idea that Shepard wants to stay and fight the Reapers on Earth after just witnessing them rip Earth's defenses to shreds, level cities with ease and destroy heavy cruisers without even flinching is just mind-bogglingly out of character. This is the same character who will later say "I know a thing or two about killing Reapers", yet needs Adnerson to remind him/her that the Reapers are after everyone, and that they cannot do it alone. Shepard will even go on and on about how unprepared Earth is but at no point during the invasion does Shepard even consider falling back and re-grouping with other fleets.

Shepard is kind of dumb now. As for this trailer, where are the other non-human characters? It's like Cerberus took over Bioware and demanded that humanity be the center of attention more so than they were in the previous games.

The marketing team seems to be hell bent on destroying all child life in the galaxy

Damn it, now I REALLY have to hurry up and play through ME2 again to get the perfect save I require.

As for the kid dying, meh. Shock value is pretty popular these days, but at least this one was executed better than the little girl blowing up in MW3. Also, why always girls that are dying? I'd much rather see a young lad running at a geth with a stick in his hand, hoping to be a soldier. That'd shock me a lot more than a young innocent girl who's playing with her little spaceship getting incinerated. Not that this shock stuff is good, but at least be less predictable when you do it.

SurfinTaxt:
The marketing team seems to be hell bent on destroying all child life in the galaxy

Bloody kids don't pull their weight, that's why.

The universe is in conflict and all the kids can do is play with toy ships.

Damn future kids, don't know what hard graft is.

Richardplex:

plugav:
"Oh no, they killed a child! We need to kill these motherf***ers!" Please, like I need any more motivation to save all sentient life in the galaxy. (Which, apparently, I'll be doing on foot on the front line, because that's exactly where you want The Only Hope Of Humankind to be when fighting giant sentient starships.)

Well made, yeah, but also really cheap.

I think it's the idea that Mordin Solus spoke of; hard to feel motivated when it's the big picture, it just becomes numbers. You need small scale things to get you attached. Hence, children dying.

Possibly one of my favorite things Mordin Solus ever talked about (He spoke alot about logical conclusions vs emotion that also made alot of sense).

pixiejedi:

David Savage:
Just realized that those trolls are Yahg husks. That's gonna be a bit of a problem. Especially if they're working in concert with them biotic-spewing Asari husks that I know I've seen.

Actually, I heard somewhere that those are Krogan and Turian husks. Could be wrong but at least that would justify there being more of them since the Yahg are not a well populated people.

The trailer is super epic, but my biggest issues is still Ashley's hair. I mean I know its petty and dumb but when its covering one eye and all over the place I know how I would react to that. I'd pretty much start spazzing out and trying to find something to throw it up with so I could you know, see, and not shoot my friend on accident with. I know they want to sexy-fi her up and all, but everytime I see her I want to go all Vidal-Sassoon on her and give her a ponytail. Good thing I really had no problem killing her I guess.

I dunno, those horns are pretty iconic. I'm pretty sure the "cannibals" that showed up in the demo are krogan, and i know the Asari ones are referred to as "banshees". If you watch the Against All Odds trailer again during the bit of actual gameplay that they show, it mentions something called a "brute", which looks like the horned ogre/yahg/husk thingy from this trailer, which therefore must be something separate. And it was never established that there's a small population of Yahg, just that they are not especially common off of their homeworld, which means that the Reapers could quite easily take their entire planet and possibly huskify (is that a word?) their entire population.

Maybe this is the cynic in me talking, but the sunflower field girl was so obliviously obvious in his badly failed attempt to cause a gut reaction that I the only reason I didn't laugh it's because it's sad they could actually believe that'd be in some way effective.

Somebloke:

Zen Toombs:

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Why not just glass Earth and move on? Seems simpler to me.

Well, they are, you know, reaping. :)

But they can't exactly Reap what they plan on turning into Husks.

Hey look, it's Two Steps From Hell again!

Sounds like two or three songs, possibly two merged at one point.

Also, it looks just like the Gears of War and Halo trailers - tug on the heartstrings affairs with a troubling emphasis on Earth. I played Mass Effect as a citizen of the galaxy; why should Earth be more important to me than the Citadel? Why would my Shepherd care?

This trailer, and all the marketing, seems to assume that the player will automatically care about this sudden threat to Earth, but why do the Reapers even care? Some sort of blood feud? And anyway, there's much better things to do than take back Earth from a swarm of distracted intergalactic robots (hey, wanna bet an EMP weapon of some sort ends up being instrumental? Kill all the reapers, at the cost of regressing galactic civilization to a Stone Age level?) who would not be focusing on my actions and objectives taken in, y'know, actually defeating the bloody things!

Subatomic:

imnotparanoid:
Shits going down huh?

Also is it just me or was the small girl really uncanny.

Seems CG artists just can't get children right, they always look really creepy (like the boy in the intro sequence of ME3, though this girl is even worse).

I thought children always looked that creepy even in real life. That could be because I hate children.

On Topic: The people who make these trailers need to start making movies. If a Mass Effect film or Dragon Age film ever gets made they need to use CG like this.

Ignuus66:
The mako's back
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Hey, look on the bright side: so is the Hammerhead :D

Also? Not a fan of the whole "take back Earth" angle, considering how the Reapers are threatening to exterminate all life in the galaxy, not just on Earth. Really, if you had to pin me down to one thing that I'm worried about for this game, it would be that. That the story of ME3 will be watered down to little more than a "kill all the alien invaders" plot, a la Halo 3.

I'm hoping BioWare isn't stupid enough to do that.

I swear to shit..if this game is nothing more than a dressed up shooter I am going to be so angry.

I also hope it is not just harder than #2, and that Biotics are useful on harder difficulties.

If they can cross those three thresholds, I will be so very happy!

Also, pretty fun trailer.

Gray, gray, gray, gray, blue, gray, gr- Wait what?

Ashley looks entirely out of place in this trailer.

Zen Toombs:
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But they can't exactly Reap what they plan on turning into Husks.

Ah, but you turn a portion of the crop into husks/collectors, that do the actual hard labour of reaping the remainder, for you.

wintercoat:

Ignuus66:
The mako's back
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The Mako was an excellent piece of artillery, it just handled like shit. At least it could take a beating, unlike the Hammerhead which exploded if you looked at it funny.

Personally my biggest problem with the Mako wasn't the handling, but it was the fact that every dropzone you land in is apparently in the middle of every planet's most jagged, rugged mountain range. I know I'm in the minority, but I'll take planet probing over spending half an hour trying to drive up mountains any day.

But yes, having just completed a runthrough of ME 2 in preparation for ME 3, I do agree that the Hammerhead gets absolutely shreaded. No joke: in Overlord I ran over two of the animals wandering around at the same time, the thing started beeping at me faintly.

SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!

Oh, wait, you already did. Silly me!

Powering through ME2 for a perfect savegame. Finished ME1 today, and should be right on schedule to finish up my character for ME3 release. Can't for the life of me figure out why people would purposely deny themselves a clearly excellent end of a trilogy because it's on Origin. After Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age 2, Bad Company 2, Battlefield 3, Old Republic, Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2 and soon Mass Effect 3 - my computer is still running quite nicely while I enjoy these games on a stable platform that keeps them easily accessible and downloadable (should I lose/break the DVD in some of those games' cases).

(Note, not looking for an argument so don't take this as some sort of declaration of flamewar >_>)

Somebloke:

Zen Toombs:
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But they can't exactly Reap what they plan on turning into Husks.

Ah, but you turn a portion of the crop into husks/collectors, that do the actual hard labour of reaping the remainder, for you.

True true. Although that still seems a bit complicated to me. *shrug*

[nerd technicalities, go!]Collectors are essentially huskified Protheans, just as Cannibals are effectively huskified Batarians.[/nerd technicalities go!

I am also reminded of this:

It was lonely.
It called to us.
It wanted to remember.

The Masters had been gone so long.
The Masters were lost when it was shattered.

Currents swept through their inner worlds. They were turned to noise. Babble.
The worlds were empty. But the body lived. It lay fallow.
The heart pumped. The lungs breathed. But the mind forgot the Masters.
It called and They did not answer.

We have become an echo of Their echo.
We have become more than we were.

Join us. Know us. Remember all our lives.
We are no longer afraid.
You would never be lonely again.
We are not your enemy. We only wish to share ourselves.

We can join them. We can be like them.
We can reach the end of evolution.

Do not fear. It is wonderful to be us. We understand ourselves.
You cannot defeat them. They will lead us into eternity.
If you could only see how we see. Know what we've learned.

They were called imshai. Those who lived here before.

Reaper. One. A mechanical device used to cut ripened grain. Two. One who gathers a harvest.

Harvest. One. The consequence of an event or series of events. Two. The yield of a growing season. Three. To gather.

Shepard. They know you. They wish you to understand. They are shepherds, too.

I'm seeing lots of Mako in that trailer. That's not a hopeful sign. Also, why they keep using the Berk for Shepard bemuses me. Why not use Femshep ever? We have four billion generic muckheads for protagonists.

No...seriously...I wanna know who the F#*K you're supposed to kill an army of frickin' Reapers. Unless Soveriegn was like a juggernaut amongst his kind and the majority of the rest of them are actualy a bunch of pussies, I don't see how it can be done. That, more than anything else, is the major reason why I'm getting ME 3...I've GOTTA see how it frickin' ends! It took 3 fleets that suffered massive casualties to bring down 1 Reaper...and even then they only won because Shepard stunned Soveriegn by killing Saren while the Reaper was possessing him.

Granted, Soveriegn had an army of Geth at his back...but this is an army of REAPERS!

RJ 17:

^^^ Oh by the way don't read that if you haven't played ME 1 yet. Spoilers abound.

OT: Pretty much gotta agree with the spoiler guy I just quoted. I really don't care if it's shitty or not by this point, I gotta see how Mass Effect ends.

Though judging by the amount of fun I'm having with the demo, I don't think the shittiness factor will be an issue.

David Savage:
I'm pretty sure the "cannibals" that showed up in the demo are krogan...

Cannibals are Batarian. Look at the eyes.

Not sure what the brutes are, but they clearly have Turian heads.

Zhukov:

Not sure what the brutes are, but they clearly have Turian heads.

Brutes are likely the Turian equivalent of Scions. Three Turian husks fused together. (I vaguely remember seeing a normal turian husk somewhere and it had the same head.)

What pains me about this is that anyone who's not familiar with the series is going to assume that this is just another game where you shoot aliens - cause that's what it looks like.

All they had to do was show a snippet of anything in outer-space, or show Garrus as part of the ground force, to show that there's more to this than just humans shooting zombie aliens. Hell, the first time I was ever interested in ME was when I saw an alien standing side by side with humans in the first ME tv spot.

*sigh* at least Bioware's better at killing off children for shock value than Infinity ward is.

Can't say I didn't enjoy the army of Mako's, though. Besides, well shot is well shot.

Mmmmm i like me some Ashley Williams.

very well made video. looked really good. just a shame origin stops me from getting the game :(

Kargathia:
I must say: this video is amazing. So amazing that it, in fact, managed to hit every single cliche I could think of, and a few more.

It would have, if Shepard dropped to his knees and cried "Noooooooo!"

This whole 'lets grease some kids to gain shock value' thing is getting kinda old.

English Stew:

*sigh* at least Bioware's better at killing off children for shock value than Infinity ward is.

It's not really shock value, it's context. It puts a face on the invasion, personalizes it so it's not just numbers and exploding buildings. Besides we don't even see if the girl dies, don't get me wrong, it's implied she dies, but we don't see it.

Zen Toombs:
Ashley, why do you have to look so bad? I loved you just the way you were. You didn't need to turn white and dress yourself up like that, really.

More on topic: Good thing I watched this on the Escapist, the version I saw at the Mass Effect website was much shorter. Also, if the Reapers can laserify Earth's cities to such a degree that the fires can be seen from space, why do they spend resources making husks? Why not just glass Earth and move on? Seems simpler to me.

Remember, they aren't trying to kill everyone. They need organic lifeforms to turn into husks, indoctrinated agents, and as a part of their weird reproductive process if what we saw in Mass Effect 2 is the norm for them.

The reaper form may be an awe inspiring force of death and doom, but being a 2km long death-machine is kind of inconvenient for the more dexterous tasks involved with crushing and harvesting a planet's population. They'd need slaves and husks to handle that part of it. If I'm looking at the demo and trailers right, there even seem to be smaller, more nimble reapers (the ones with the single dorsal gun) prowling around in between the big ones to shoot smaller things like shuttles.

As for the kid dying, meh. Shock value is pretty popular these days,

If it's any consolation, she might not be dead. She could have been turned into an indoctrinated mind-slave or an undead cybernetic abomination, both of which ARE technically still alive =P

And anyway, there's much better things to do than take back Earth from a swarm of distracted intergalactic robots (hey, wanna bet an EMP weapon of some sort ends up being instrumental? Kill all the reapers, at the cost of regressing galactic civilization to a Stone Age level?)

I'd like to think that at least ONE of the 1000's of species the reapers have exterminated over the last 30+ million years they've been at this would have at least tried that. Still don't think it would work though. Even if we assumed the reapers had no EMP defenses, they aren't truly robots either. More of some kind of weird bio-mechanical construct. Who knows if they even have electronics conventional enough to be affected by an EMP. Also, I'd like to think killing a bunch of what are essentially bio-mechanical Lovecraftian horrors wouldn't be so anti-climactic.

Either way, I think its going to be fun :D

wintercoat:

Ignuus66:
The mako's back
image

The Mako was an excellent piece of artillery, it just handled like shit. At least it could take a beating, unlike the Hammerhead which exploded if you looked at it funny.

May someone please enlighten me as to what exactly was so bad about the Mako from ME? I never had any problems with it......

Jeyl:

zombiejoe:

Jeyl:
TAKE BACK EARTH

Why? What did Earth ever do for me in Mass Effect 1 and 2? I think I'll go help the Quarians find a new home or protect the Assari's home world. Earth being in danger is just boring.

Yeah, but humans came from Earth, and Shepard is a human.

So the Reapers destroying earth is basically like saying "Hey Shepard, F*CK YOU!"

And Shepard ain't gonna take that.

This doesn't sit right with the Shepards that are pro-unity with every race in the galaxy. You know, the Shepards that look at humanity as just a part of the galaxy with many other gifted races, not as a race who should be the dominate species over all others. The idea that Shepard wants to stay and fight the Reapers on Earth after just witnessing them rip Earth's defenses to shreds, level cities with ease and destroy heavy cruisers without even flinching is just mind-bogglingly out of character. This is the same character who will later say "I know a thing or two about killing Reapers", yet needs Adnerson to remind him/her that the Reapers are after everyone, and that they cannot do it alone. Shepard will even go on and on about how unprepared Earth is but at no point during the invasion does Shepard even consider falling back and re-grouping with other fleets.

Shepard is kind of dumb now. As for this trailer, where are the other non-human characters? It's like Cerberus took over Bioware and demanded that humanity be the center of attention more so than they were in the previous games.

Not all of the game is going to be on Earth. We've explored a lot of other planets, and we're going to see more, but we never got to see what has happened to our own home planet.

And all of these things you are saying, where are you getting this information. We don't know what's going to happen in the game yet, we don't know how it's all going to go down yet. For all we know Shepard might regroup with others, go fight Reapers somewhere else, ect.

But you seem to put a lot of thought behind this, I like that.

pretty nice trailer, though the girl keeps giving me the creeps, is it me or she didn't have any eyebrows?

vrbtny:

Also : When did Mass Effect's combat turn into Lord of the Rings eg. Up close and personal with blades, trolls and shizzle?

Literally every time you fight husks. Dead reaper lvl in ME2? All I did was shotgun, melee, and shock wave.

Darkmantle:

DVS BSTrD:
FINE BIOWARE! I'll go back and replay the whole series again and make sure Ash survives Virmire. Are you happy now?

Fuck Ashley. Play through and kill her again. Useless twat.

True dat, bro. I`ve played ME dozens of times and she always dies. Every single time.

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