Bioware has admitted that the final episode of its Mass Effect trilogy will be much more difficult than its predecessors, stating that “normal” mode in Mass Effect 3 will be as hard as “veteran” mode in the previous two releases.
Time to get your friends involved? We think so!
This change makes a lot of sense, since it seems Bioware would like to encourage players to explore the multiplayer functionality of the new release, which is unique to the trilogy. While the idea of having a multiplayer element has come under fire from some critics, executive producer Casey Hudson has defended it, saying the multiplayer element of the game makes sense.
“This really is the beginning, middle, and end of a whole galactic war, because it’s fundamentally different in that way, we realized multiplayer can be a compliment to Commander Shepard’s very rich, engaging single player story experience.”
He also added that it’s about giving the player choices, noted in the fact that you can play as Human, Krogan, Asari, Drell, Salarian, and Turian when you’re involved in multiplayer.
So what about this difficulty thing? Well, BioWare isn’t saying that they’re intentionally encouraging players to experiment with multiplayer – that’s just an assumption we think is fair – but I don’t think it’s going too far to say that the first two games were a little easy on normal, with veteran feeling just about right. I think it’s a good thing they’re making it a little tougher; This will serve to make the threat of the Reapers feel more ominous and should, as a whole, make the game more challenging and immersive.
At this time, Mass Effect 3 is scheduled for release in March. We’re hoping to be able to preview it for the fans of the series and give all of you an idea in what’s to store so make sure you keep checking back for more news!