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Old March 14 2011, 04:45 AM   #16
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Re: What next for Mass Effect?

I actually hope bioware takes an extended break from the Mass Effect universe after the third one is completed. I would like them to revisit Jade Empire instead.
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Old March 14 2011, 11:20 AM   #17
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Re: What next for Mass Effect?

Not likely since it has become a huge game and franchise and they are making guaranteed money with them and nothing spells continuation like a 100% guaranteed success.

As others have said the universe is huge and there are many story possibilities so it's a good bet they'll continue. They could branch out into other genres but Bioware seems to be the RPG specialist so it may be risky to try something they've never (or rarely) done.

However i do second a new Jade Empire game.. that was fun and i liked to kick ass martial arts style
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Old March 14 2011, 12:42 PM   #18
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I'm not saying that a new mass effect isn't welcome but I worry about the franchise becoming too bloated.
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Old March 14 2011, 11:12 PM   #19
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Re: What next for Mass Effect?

Not to mention tired. If they keep on going too quickly, I fear the series might start to feel stale. Yeah, I'd wait a few years and then tackle it again and focus on another of their series.
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Old March 17 2011, 01:43 AM   #20
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Re: What next for Mass Effect?

I'm another one who'd like to see the same kind of RPG/Action style as the current trilogy, but from a new perspective. I also would love it if they let you have a choice of race next time around. I know that might make the conversation system more complicated for the programmers, but I would absolutely love to have to option of being an Asari, Krogan, Drell or Salarian.
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Old March 19 2011, 08:32 AM   #21
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Re: What next for Mass Effect?

I'm not sure...

Any else say that The First Contact War is a good staging ground for a story?
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Old March 19 2011, 11:36 AM   #22
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Not really. The First Contact War was really onle a couple of minor skirmishes and then the brief siege of Shanxi. It wasn't a full-blown war. If it had been, humanity would have gotten crushed, and the story of Mass Effect would have been a lot different.
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Old March 19 2011, 02:37 PM   #23
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The easiest thing to do would be to just pull a TNG and flash forward a hundred years. This way you can start fresh while still pulling from previous installments
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Old March 19 2011, 06:58 PM   #24
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The only problem I have with that is...well, where would Humanity be? Would that have giant Galaxy Class-Sized ships, or would we still be recovering from the Reapers? And what about all those Prothean Ruins we found with certain DLC, (AKA Firewalker, and exploration in ME1). If we go forward a hundred years, will we get a definite answer as to what those mean? I mean, I just can't see ME-Verse Humanity being a ton more advanced, or a ton more different.

The way I see it, if you are going to jump ahead one hundred years, as in TNG, you really need to have more advanced stuff. If the Normandy is a Constitution class, then what will be the Galaxy class replacing it in the future?
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Old March 19 2011, 07:41 PM   #25
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Re: What next for Mass Effect?

Well, that would be up to the creative staff at BioWare now wouldn't it? After all, they tackled something similar in KotoR, except in the reverse

I have faith that if they take their time they could make it work. Emphasis on "take their time"

*glares at Dragon Age 2*
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Old March 19 2011, 08:39 PM   #26
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It would. Sorry about having a Nerd Rage back there.

I dunno. I'm really not sure what they would do. I personally would like a "Life in the Verse" type thing. Set on a freighter, buildable crew. Yanno, Firefly style!
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Old March 19 2011, 08:55 PM   #27
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Re: What next for Mass Effect?

I for one am holding out for the Mass Effect - Mako Mountain Climbing Squad driving simulator.
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Old March 19 2011, 09:27 PM   #28
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Re: What next for Mass Effect?

Klingon Empire wrote: View Post
It would. Sorry about having a Nerd Rage back there.

I dunno. I'm really not sure what they would do. I personally would like a "Life in the Verse" type thing. Set on a freighter, buildable crew. Yanno, Firefly style!

Personally, I'd probably set it in the past, with events leading up to the events of the first game, perhaps a century in the past to leave room for expansion. Maybe the game would have a very different feel to it due to a difference in technology, similar to how the KOTOR games have a different feel from the rest of Star Wars.
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Old March 19 2011, 10:13 PM   #29
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Put it a century before ME1, and you wouldn't be playing as a human, as Earth hadn't discovered mass effect technology until the 2140s.
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Old March 19 2011, 10:34 PM   #30
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Klingon Empire wrote: View Post
It would. Sorry about having a Nerd Rage back there.

I dunno. I'm really not sure what they would do. I personally would like a "Life in the Verse" type thing. Set on a freighter, buildable crew. Yanno, Firefly style!
Glad to see someone else out there likes my idea of a Mass Effect game done in the style of Firefly. I think it would be the best way to really showcase the mass effect universe without being too similar to the original trilogy.
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