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MCP: MASS EFFECT 3 SQUAD COMBAT GAMEPLAY

Need a little Garrus and Liara to spruce up an otherwise mundane Tuesday? As part one of a promised three-part orgy of combat videos, here’s EA’s Mass Effect 3 squad combat showcase:

It’s great to see Liara and Garrus back, but other than that, the video doesn’t give me much to chew on. This is because I’ve never issued any squad commands more complicated than “Concussion Shot That Way, Please!” More tactical-minded Mass Effect fans will be pleased to hear Commander Shepard ordering vocal flanking and overload orders, which Kinect owners can expect to mimic when the game releases next March.

Also, there will be melee combat and grenades, which we plan on rendering useless with whatever sniper rifle BioWare includes to replace Mass Effect 2’s M-98 Widow.