You might not be able to hear what’s going on in Los Angeles right now thanks to my huge sighs of relief. To say I was nervous when I saw the rumours about Kinect support in one of my favourite franchises would be an understatement. I was petrified that they’d crowbar motion controls in and ruin one of the best series of this generation with wavy-armed madness.
Luckily, they’ve just demonstrated Kinect support on stage at the Galen center in L.A. and it’s not as bad as I expected. It’s voice control, basically. So you can speak your way through the conversation trees rather than pointing with your stick and hitting a button. Yes, it’s probably going to be a bit of a gimmick and it will probably be slower than just running through with the pad, as we’re used to. But as an extra option, it’s actually quite cool. Also, Mass Effect 3 looks beautiful.