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Eurogamer Expo 2011: Most wanted

We highlight the titles that we're excited about come this Christmas


Mass Effect 3

Bioware’s Mass Effect series is everyone’s favourite example of how to combine sci-fi plotting, action and role-playing. However, although Mass Effect 2 improved on its predecessor’s combat system, it still drew its fair share of complaints, particularly when it came to ease of movement and accurate ranged weapon hits while in the midst of a firefight.

This is clearly something Bioware has gone to some pains to improve on. We got a look at the latest evolution of the combat system, which gives more flexibility to the action when it comes to sprinting, ducking, and rolling for cover. It’s possible to keep up a fast pace of movement while sending a volley of fire towards enemy targets, too.

We didn’t get much insight into the overreaching plot of the latest instalment, although the developer has already indicated that that Mass Effect 3 will continue its predecessors’ tradition of deep character interaction. We can confirm that several of your old teammates have definitely made it into the third instalment.

Mass Effect 3 is due out in March 2012.

That’s it for our highlights of Eurogamer Expo 2011, but you can also check out our round-up of the best up-and-coming indie titles from the show.

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