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Old October 1 2011, 05:19 PM   #91
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Re: What next for Mass Effect?

That's why I added that "new BioWare offshoot" caveat.
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Old October 1 2011, 07:02 PM   #92
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Re: What next for Mass Effect?

Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk have recently indicated that they'd be open to a Mass Effect MMO.
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Old October 1 2011, 07:30 PM   #93
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Re: What next for Mass Effect?

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Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk have recently indicated that they'd be open to a Mass Effect MMO.
I would so pay for that.
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Old October 1 2011, 10:54 PM   #94
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Re: What next for Mass Effect?

They're also talking about a movie based on Shepard's story. It's early days yet and it's going to be made by Legendary Pictures who have a rather drastically varying track record so there's no telling yet if this'll be good or bad.
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Old October 2 2011, 03:55 AM   #95
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Re: What next for Mass Effect?

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Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk have recently indicated that they'd be open to a Mass Effect MMO.
God I hope they move in another direction. Can't really say I'm a fan of MMO's. I much prefer a well written single player campaign over pretty much anything else.
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Old October 2 2011, 04:49 AM   #96
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Re: What next for Mass Effect?

I agree, although TOR's emphasis on story has certainly piqued my interest. If TOR is successful I don't see why BioWare wouldn't do a Mass Effect MMO in the same manner, with your character exploring the galaxy while pursuing a real, developing storyline.

Man, I really need to get a new PC so I can play TOR.
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Old October 2 2011, 06:12 AM   #97
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Re: What next for Mass Effect?

Thats another fear I have. I'm a console gamer and really always will be. I don't want to see a new Mass Effect game become a PC exclusive.
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Old October 2 2011, 06:20 AM   #98
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Re: What next for Mass Effect?

It's possible they could make it for consoles, too. DC Universe Online was developed for the PS3 as well as PC. I haven't played DCUO, though, so I can't vouch for its quality.
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Old October 2 2011, 12:05 PM   #99
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Re: What next for Mass Effect?

The franchise is certainly able to support an MMO, but I'm just not sure if I'd actually play it. What little experience I've had with the genre has left me scratching my head and wondering why it's so damned popular. It's an overly complex RPG with a shallow (and mostly text based) story with the kind of social interaction that only really works if you join a large clan and make it a second job or something. It' like the futon of gaming (neither one thing nor t'other.)

Not sure if I'd want to see the franchise go the FPS route either. Besides Valve made games, FPSs aren't exactly known for their well written narratives. From what I gather they're increasingly just a flimsy excuse to sell gamers a slightly updated version of the same multiplayer game they're already playing.

I think the preferable option would be to stick with the same essential action-RPG format and just start a new story with a different character.
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Old October 2 2011, 12:48 PM   #100
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Re: What next for Mass Effect?

I have absolutely no interest in a Mass Effect MMO, but it does sound like the most logical option.
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Old October 3 2011, 04:49 AM   #101
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Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk have recently indicated that they'd be open to a Mass Effect MMO.
I'm starting to hope that The Old Republic bombs spectacularly after the first month and scares Bioware away from the MMO market.
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Old October 3 2011, 12:28 PM   #102
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Re: What next for Mass Effect?

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The franchise is certainly able to support an MMO, but I'm just not sure if I'd actually play it. What little experience I've had with the genre has left me scratching my head and wondering why it's so damned popular. It's an overly complex RPG with a shallow (and mostly text based) story with the kind of social interaction that only really works if you join a large clan and make it a second job or something. It' like the futon of gaming (neither one thing nor t'other.)

Not sure if I'd want to see the franchise go the FPS route either. Besides Valve made games, FPSs aren't exactly known for their well written narratives. From what I gather they're increasingly just a flimsy excuse to sell gamers a slightly updated version of the same multiplayer game they're already playing.

I think the preferable option would be to stick with the same essential action-RPG format and just start a new story with a different character.

I'd have to concur,
These sort of game styles tend to niche me out because I'm not a GAMER even though I spend a lot of time playing Battlefield Bad Company and Mass Effect there is something more obscessive about the Mass Multiple player Online genre. (or what ever it's called.)
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Old October 3 2011, 03:39 PM   #103
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Re: What next for Mass Effect?

-Brett- wrote: View Post
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Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk have recently indicated that they'd be open to a Mass Effect MMO.
I'm starting to hope that The Old Republic bombs spectacularly after the first month and scares Bioware away from the MMO market.
Doubtful since TOR has set a new record for EA in terms of pre-order. If the game is anywhere near as good as the early buzz suggests then TOR will be about for many years to come. However no need to fear because I doubt even if an MMO Mass Effect came out that EA would stop making console games in the universe.

Also any MMO would be 4-5 years away as I doubt EA would want to have TOR & ME mmo's competing in the near future and MMO's longer to make.
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Old October 11 2011, 01:58 PM   #104
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If the game is anywhere near as good as the early buzz suggests
There have been many, many (...many) games over the years where that hasnt happened though.
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Old October 12 2011, 01:18 AM   #105
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It's Bioware and it's Mass Effect. I have complete faith in their ability to make Mass Effect 3 one of the greatest games ever made.

So yeah...It'll be an "alright" game.

On a side note. I'm so proud of Bioware for being a canadian company. Hell, in my eyes Commander Shepard IS Canadian.
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