Bioware honestly thinks that I’m going to sit in my living room and yell commands at my console while playing Mass Effect 3’s single player campaign. And, honestly, that wouldn’t be so bad if they acknowledged it as a gimmick and just something they’d like to try. We’ve seen a bit of what they plan to do with Kinect and maybe it could work to some extent. But they seem like they’re taking the thing a bit too seriously.
“We view them almost as additional platforms,” CEO Ray Muzyka told Eurogamer. “The Kinect plus 360, it’s optional how you play it, but we view it as another platform for the game. 360 with the controller is another platform. PS3, PC and mouse. They need to all be seamless. They have to all be really thoughtful in terms of how we integrate them.” Honestly, I’m pretty sure most people would be extremely happy just to see properly implemented PC and console control schemes. Full on Kinect integration probably doesn’t even make most people’s top ten on their Mass Effect 3 wish lists.