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Old December 20 2011, 02:09 AM   #1
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Mass Effect books and comics...

I am loving the Invasion comics so far.
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Old December 20 2011, 10:26 PM   #2
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Re: Mass Effect books and comics...

Personally I found the first novel was a bit disappointing and very forgettable. Not *bad*, just...well bland I suppose. The second and third novels were a significant improvement and all the comics to date have been getting better with each new iteration...even if I suspect Invasio's only real purpose is to introduce a more overtly militaristic Cerberus and establish why (I presume) in ME3 Omega has changed hands. I'm actually hoping Aria will be a squadmate.
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Old December 25 2011, 05:10 PM   #3
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I would like Aria as a companion too.
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Old December 25 2011, 07:39 PM   #4
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I wouldn't mind Aria as a squadmate either - as long as she remembers one rule has changed slightly
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Old December 25 2011, 10:21 PM   #5
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Re: Mass Effect books and comics...

Yeah, I wouldn't be against Aria as a squad member either. I just finished up a bunch of the Omega side missions on my current ME2 play through, and I really do like her character.
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Old December 26 2011, 06:53 PM   #6
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Re: Mass Effect books and comics...

When can we expect the movie?
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Old December 26 2011, 07:56 PM   #7
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John Clark wrote: View Post
I wouldn't mind Aria as a squadmate either - as long as she remembers one rule has changed slightly
Personally I'd just like to see her reunion with Wrex. That ought to be entertaining!

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When can we expect the movie?
Last I heard they had just signed a production deal and were yet to even hire a writer, never-mind a director. So by all accounts it's still in the early stages of pre-production. Even assuming everything goes smoothly (which rarely happens) I wouldn't expect to see it on screens before 2014 or '15 at the earliest.
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Old December 29 2011, 10:32 PM   #8
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Re: Mass Effect books and comics...

I think the last confirmed "news" regarding the live-action adaptation was that Mark Petrosevich was in negotiations to write the screenplay, but I haven't seen any further word on that possibility.

There is an anime film coming out in the summer.
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Old January 23 2012, 05:36 PM   #9
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ME Invasion 4 is out.
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Old February 20 2012, 11:52 PM   #10
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Any idea when the Dietz book will come out.
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Old February 21 2012, 12:10 AM   #11
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Re: Mass Effect books and comics...

Deception has been out for around 20 days now.

Don't buy it, however. It has numerous canon and continuity issues, so a new edition is being prepared.

No additional details have been released as yet regarding this new edition, so we don't know when it will replace the current one.
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Old February 21 2012, 10:03 AM   #12
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Thanks.
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Old February 21 2012, 11:37 AM   #13
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I don't think I'll even buy the revised edition. It sounds like the book's problems go beyond inconsistencies with the lore.
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Old February 21 2012, 02:12 PM   #14
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Any continuity errors/oversights/blatant contradictions are just symptoms of the greater problem, which from what I gather is the author. The second edition may be more in tune with the canon, but unless they get someone else (like one of of the games' writers) it'll probably still be rubbish.

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Old February 21 2012, 04:07 PM   #15
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Probably. My only previous experience with Dietz's writing were his Star Wars: Dark Forces novels and Halo: The Flood. The SW ones I read way back in 1998, so I probably wasn't as aware of bad writing then as I am now, and The Flood was unremarkable though not horrible.

Sadly, I'm stuck with a copy of Deception, because I had pre-ordered the eBook version before any of these issues were known. If I'm able to update the eBook to the revised edition, I'll read it since I already paid for it, but if I have to buy it all over again I won't bother at all.
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