Mass Effect 3 script features as much dialogue as first two games combined

Mass Effect 3's audio lead Rob Blake has revealed that Mass Effect 3 will include almost as much recorded dialogue as the first two games combined.

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A core staple of the Mass Effect series is participating in conversations with a wide variety of colorful characters. Given the sheer number and the multiple possible outcomes of these virtual chats, it's not entirely surprising to hear that the first and second games in the series each sported over 20,000 lines of recorded dialogue. Mass Effect 3, however, will include almost as much dialogue as the first two games combined.

According to a tweet from the game's audio lead Rob Blake (via BeefJack), Mass Effect 3 will include over 40,000 lines of voice acting, compared to the 20,000 lines found in the first game or the 25,000 lines of chatter from Mass Effect 2.

Shepard's final chapter will also let players with Kinect join the conversation.

Players will be able to defend Earth from the Reaper invasion when Mass Effect 3 launches on March 6, 2012 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

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    October 13, 2011 11:15 AM

    Jeff Mattas posted a new article, Mass Effect 3 script features as much dialogue as first two games combined.

    Mass Effect 3's audio lead Rob Blake has revealed that Mass Effect 3 will include almost as much recorded dialogue as the first two games combined.

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      October 13, 2011 11:21 AM

      Good thing you guys made such a fuss over them compromising single player in favor of adding multiplayer so they had time to get all this extra stuff crammed in before you all cancelled your pre-orders!

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        October 13, 2011 11:25 AM

        I didn't see a lot of whining about this on Shack.

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        October 13, 2011 11:45 AM

        having that much dialogue doesn't meant the sp gameplay is top notch or terrible - won't know till people start playing, but having that MP in there is just to keep people around for the DLC that will follow for the rest of the year

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          October 13, 2011 12:06 PM

          That's a ridiculous line of thinking. If they weren't going to keep it long enough to take advantage of DLC, they weren't going to keep it at all.

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            October 13, 2011 2:40 PM

            I've seen lots of planning to try to keep players around playing a specific game long enough so when a DLC comes out it is still relevant to them , doesn't happen all the time or even a lot but it does

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      October 13, 2011 11:43 AM

      me want. me want now.

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      October 13, 2011 12:06 PM

      I'm going to have a Mass effect marathon someday. I have both games on my HD from a Steam sale, still unplayed.

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        October 13, 2011 12:07 PM

        I have played through ME1 twice, and goddamn...the second time was horrible. I only liked the dialogue bits.

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        October 13, 2011 12:16 PM

        You're missing out on some good gaming

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        October 13, 2011 1:35 PM

        WTF, get to playing them!

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        October 13, 2011 2:44 PM

        You can speed run 100% ME1 in about 21 hours on hardest.

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      October 13, 2011 1:35 PM

      Good, I hope that also means its as long as the first two combined as well.

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      October 13, 2011 1:51 PM

      Golly fuck. I wonder how many DVD's it will be?

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        October 13, 2011 2:43 PM

        1, there aren't any graphics, just voice.

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      October 13, 2011 1:54 PM

      I will co-op the fuck out of this on max difficulty. it's gonna 0wn.

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      October 13, 2011 1:54 PM

      Who the fuck reads anything in Mass Effect? Its all about the headshots and multiplayer !!!

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        October 13, 2011 2:18 PM

        Obvious troll is obvious... At least I hope you were trolling.

        If you want to play some shitty sci-fi 3rd person multtiplayer shooter, go play Gears of War. Mass Effect 2 already went too far in that direction, imo.

        I, for one, am glad to hear that bioware is spending some time and effort on the storyline.

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          October 13, 2011 2:39 PM

          I'm pretty sure it was sarcasm, dude.

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      October 13, 2011 2:46 PM

      I just hope you can "skip" the voice dialogue if you want. I can read faster than I can listen and sometimes I don't have as much time.

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        October 13, 2011 2:48 PM

        They've always had this option I'm pretty sure. I know for sure the PC version of ME2 did.

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          October 13, 2011 2:57 PM

          That's right.. I was thinking of another Bioware game.. Dragon Age: Origins.. on the PS3 you couldn't skip it as far as I could tell.

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        October 13, 2011 2:49 PM

        They could take voices out of the Mass Effect games entirely and I probably wouldn't care that much.

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        October 13, 2011 2:54 PM

        X button on 360, not sure about the other platforms.

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      October 13, 2011 2:48 PM

      That's a lot of multiplayer taunts!

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      October 13, 2011 3:03 PM

      good ol' favorite, Commander Shepard is still a jerk: http://youtu.be/-PjTuSQNLI4?hd=1