Last week, a promotional video showing the Kinect integration in Mass Effect 3 was release. action. The Kinect integration actually appears pretty useful, especially in the issuing of commands to the non-player teammates. They do mention that while there is almost a second of lag while the Kinect interprets the command, it ultimately does pay off.
Joystiq had some hands on time with it, and has some good things to say about it. For example, you can point to a location and issue a move command via voice. While the command is being processed, you may have moved on to target an enemy, but the system remembers where you were pointing when it was spoken. All in all, it seems that the “Better with Kinect” moniker really does apply, as issuing commands in more or less real time seems a lot more appealing than hitting that pause menu and breaking the flow of the game.
The demo for Mass Effect 3 launches on February 14th on PC, PS3 and of course Xbox 360, with the full game being released in March.