By McAkomx Yesterday was the official public release of Biowares "Mass Effect 3" demo via XBL and Origin (later today also on the PSN) and the first impressions are very promising. At the beginning of the game you have now a choice of three modes for how you want to play the game.
The first is the "Action" mode which focuses on the combat. Moral decisions are already determined and the conversations play as cut-scenes. In addition, the player is using a "prefabricated" Commander Shepard instead of a self-created toon. The combat difficulty is adjustable in this mode. The second is the "RPG" mode, which is the classic ME experience. The player makes his own decisions in the conversations and he can create his own character. The combat difficulty is adjustable in this mode. And last but not least the "Story" mode. In this mode, the gameplay focuses on the story. The player can make his own decisions but the combat is very easy. I chose the classic RPG mode, and the game plays like ME2. Now, one could write a lot about whether this is good or bad but I just say that I had a lot fun.
What I never expected was the emotional explosion that knocked me while I was running through the first level. Not to spoil anything, but there is a particular scene in the demo where I had to cry. Imagine that, a grown man like me starts crying over a video game. But that moment when it happened was just incredible. For this experience, I thank you Bioware!
But enough talk, here's the video walkthrough for the Mass Effect 3 Demo, just for you, dear readers. Have fun watching!