Re: Games and all things related
Fair enough. I just don't think it's too big of an issue, as long as they still deliver with a great single player, any more good features that the game gives me I'll be happy with. I think the majority of current Mass Effect players welcome this or don't give a shit either way. It's only a minority that are causing that outcry out of paranoia and as usual it's the loudest ones that get heard and as such it seems like it's a huge deal. If it brings in new players because of it then that's great, people want multiplayer in their games now, what was once a mainly solitary thing to do has turned into a great social experience.
Bioware have given it's fans 2 great RPG's, they will most likely now give them an even greater third with the added bonus of multiplayer that they're experimenting with. As I said if it's obvious that the multiplayer has somehow ruined the single player, then sure there's a reason for outcry. But right now there's no proof of that, as you said they even pushed the release date so they have more time to work on the multiplayer. That shows that they're not rushing through it just to get it out, they're spending more time to refine it. If anything this minority of fans that are causing the "outcry" should be happy they're getting extra features and not immediately pick up the pitchforks.
If anything they should be causing an outcry as to why the multiplayer isn't co-op story based.
Assassins Creed didn't get multiplayer until Brotherhood and that turned out to be pretty good from what I hear and it didn't detract from the single-player story.
Speaking of Ass Creed, 2 is getting more and more amazing. Kill the old Pazzi dude after he jumped down from the tower, he didn't get further than a meter before I stabbed him in the head. Right now I'm trying to collect all the codexes whenever I can, get to every viewpoint, get Altair's armour and renovate and buy everything. Feathers I'm not bothering with and I heard that the glyphs just give me a short video but nothing else so I don't know if I should care to go after those and go through those annoying puzzles.