We just got our mits on the X06 Demo for the upcoming planet-hopping, RPG saga, Mass Effect. As Commandeer Shepard, you'll have to master the art of conversation, in addition to the art of war during your quest to prevent a race of evil machines from playing wicked with the galaxy. Similar to developer Bioware's previous games, Jade Empire and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, outcomes in Mass Effect hinge upon the haste and/or compassion you show in your words and deeds.
The new footage takes place entirely in-game, and walks you through some of Mass Effect 's unique nuances. The action takes place on the planet of Caleston, showing just how you'll employ squad tactics during battle. And those who take issue with colossal amount of talking may very well love the interrupting feature. If you don't care to wait for some alien blowhard to put an end to their soliloquy, Mass Effect allows dialogue actions to be executed in real time.
Mass Effect won Best RPG at this year's E3, and given how well Bioware's choose-your-own-destiny approach has in the past, we're expecting great things from the game when it drops later next year.
Until then, click the Movies tab above to check out Mass Effect 's video walkthrough