In the latest of a series of attempts to gauge fan opinion on the future direction of the Mass Effect series, BioWare’s Casey Hudson has taken to Twitter to see whether gamers would prefer the next game to be a sequel or a prequel.
No. Prequels are the lazy-writer's copout. "I can't think of new material, so I'll just show you some stuff that you already know is gonna happen! But I'll add a few peripheral characters and cameos for the lore hounds. Best part, is that I don't even need to write an ending, cause, you know..."
if they do different timelines like Star Wars then it could work, maybe the time of first contact with aliens.
maybe they could try focusing on leviathans and do a story about them trying to regroup and claim their place in the galaxy or smthng
Why not just a different story in the ME universe? Different characters etc... What might be awesome: the main character is a privateer and missions and storyline follow the more "seedier" side of ME. There are countless options if we just go with a different story. It doesn't have to be a "Save the universe" sci fi story. Just a great story with great gameplay.
@thorstein I have also thought about a mercenary or something similar. Will you have a conscience? Will you take any contract? Also you obtain weapons by either scavenging them from a fight, or spend hard earned money on more exotic and powerful guns, armor, maybe ship upgrades or something. That would definitely be a great concept :)
I wouldn't mind a Vita prequel; involving one of Shepherd's crew as the protagonist. Maybe a storyline based around Garrus's time in C-Sec & later on as Archangel. How about pulling off assassinations as Thane? Or pulling off elaborate heists as Kasumi! Unreal Engine 3 runs well on the handheld, so it's definitely doable!
That could actually work. I can imagine there was alot of tension during that war, would help understand why turians and humans were a little bitter towards each other in the past three games.
NO. We want to know what happens to Shepard, or at least what happens AFTER Shepard. Nobody cares about prequels.
after the craptastic ending to the trilogy they should ABSOLUTELY not do a prequel.
Why does there have to be a next one? Why cant a developer be happy with a trilogy and then move on? There nothing wrong with making a new series in the same game world with a different name perhaps but developers are getting lazy these days and milking games too much and its why crap like IAP etc are getting more power in the market as people are losing interest.
what about a story showing how the reapers came to be, when the world was overcome by synthetics
Not all prequals are bad. MGS3 for example was brilliant.
the difference with mgs3 is that we didnt know the story-outcome....unlike ME,you know what happened so its pointless playing something u know how it will finish + the choices would be pointless too
They should make a side-story involving Garrus and the fun he had inbetween Mass Effect 1 and 2 when he was 'Archangel'.
I'm not sure how it can anything but a prequel. Say what you want about Mass Effect 3's ending, but it was very conclusive.
A prequel would make a little more sense in the grand scheme of things.
just make a new threat, something coming from another galaxy, or something coming from a newly opened gate. it's not that difficult.
Except there are 3 different ME3 endings they need to deal with.
make it WAY into the future of the series, when reapers are just relics of old, with completely new species and everything. just use the same universe.
why not make a new series. why must we feel the need to create more sequels to series that has plenty. let Mass Effect breath a bit and make a new series. then you can come back to it.
No prequel. I think, as much as I like Mass Effect, BioWare should move on to something new.
bioware is making another ME game after ME3 fiasco
Casey just bring it back to its RPG roots but im sure EA will have something to say about it
Well it is difficult to continue after the end of ME3. There are 4 drastic endings to the game and you have to plan a story around all these choices and all the other choices in the games. It would be easier to do a prequel. I would like it set between ME1 and ME2 where sheperd is dead.
No Prequel! Spoiler Alert.... Most gamers who completed the game successfully know we heard that gasp of air. Either bring back Shep or create a new hero (with a Shep cameo). Prequels are highly overrated.
I hate pre-quels!
Why are they even asking us for input? Doesn't this compromise their artistic integrity?
Ha! Like they had that in the first place.
You honestly bought that BS?
Haha, of course not, my comment was a joke.
You honestly couldn't read that as sarcasm? I'm disappointed, Godmars. You've recovered your bubbles, yes, but you've lost your perception!
no prequels....we already know whats happening the next ME should be years after me3
If they have to ask their customers what they want, then it's obvious they're paranoid that they'll start another firestorm like the ME3 ending. Just make a 4th one. Maybe set a few years after ME3.
Given this and other events the one thing I think I'd like to see in ME4 is this guy being put in it so his character can be bitch slapped over and over again. Might even buy the game then.
after me3, i see no reason to continue the franchise. bioware wants to listen to feedback, i think that is full of shit. after lying about what they promise to add on me3, i don't believe the fact they want feedback.
Does it really matter? These "fans" are going to bitch and complain regardless.
Since they're just milking it at this point and don't have any problem writing nonsense, they should do whatever they feel like doing. Honestly, does it really matter at this point? Before, during, after, it doesn't matter, people will buy it regardless. IMO, they should have stuck with the just the trilogy like they said they were going to do.
Unfortunately do to EA I wont be playing anymore Mass Effect games. Just hope they don't screw up Dead Space because that's the last game from them I like.
Not a sports guy huh? Fifa, NHL, Football etc. All games I buy every year simply because EA makes the best NHL, Soccer and Football games available on the market...(well there is no competition for Football so I don't really have anything to compare it against that has an NFL license) I would LOVE another Dante's Inferno. Can't wait for Dead Space 3 as well.
dead space 3 is now gears of space dante inferno is a completely god of war rip off. i wait for the king of the genre which is god of war prequel as for survival....the amnesia games are out there and the new one is in dev,project zwei and the last of us is all i need when it comes to survival.
@ shempo "dead space 3 is now gears of space" I don't agree with that. Additions may have been added but but story, enemies the lore...all Dead Space. I don't play a game just for it's control mechanics. All shooters have the same control mechanics. All RTS games have the same control mechanics. Suddenly Dead Space 3 is a rip off of Gears? Quantum Theory is a rip off to Gears. Not Dead Space. "dante inferno is a completely god of war rip off." It's similar no doubt, but I don't hear you complaining about PS Allstars. "this game got good scores except gamespot which was reviewed by a lame nab nobody like and doesnt have a single clue about fighting games" http://n4g.com/news/1124541... In FACT you seem to be supporting it, but yet frown upon Dante's Inferno. Again, it's a hack n slash so there are going to be similar game controls. I have played ALL of the God of War games and have the HD collectors edition. I still think GoW2 is the best out of the 3 and I enjoyed Dante's Inferno's story over GoW3's. "i wait for the king of the genre which is god of war prequel" What are you talking about? What do you mean wait? Are you saying that you didn't play Dante's Inferno? It came out like 3 years ago. You make no sense on saying you will wait for the new GoW game. You didn't even know it existed until last year, so why would you have passed up on a game released 3 years ago to "wait" for a game that wouldn't have even been announced till 2 years later? "as for survival....the amnesia games are out there and the new one is in dev,project zwei and the last of us is all i need when it comes to survival." Why are you off topic? Why are you mentioning Playstation games in a conversation about EA? Are you so insecure with your purchase that you have to advertise Sony's games in an EA article?
Firefly!! ME Style. Do this.
Yes and no. Early ME stuff was closer to being a B5 rip-off, and since B5 was great, that can only make ME better. Also, they really wrote themselves into a hole with ME3's ending. So, I guess that's no and no. In general I prefer sequels over prequels... ME3 had such a terrible ending. Part of me would like to see a subsequent game "fix" all those issues. Another part of me isn't sure that's possible. And a third part of me knows it's pointless to even speculate on ME as a series, since Bioware no longer exists.
I am more in favor of moving the galaxy forward, as opposed to going back. I would like to see the Mass Effect galaxy possibly interact with neighboring galaxies in the next game. Introduce new species not only in the Milky Way, but in the Andromeda and others as well. Expand the scope. Hopefully that will be possible on the next gen systems. An intergalactic story would be tremendously entertaining. The possibilities for Mass Effect are endless. Whatever direction they choose to go, I will be taking the journey.
After finishing ME3 shortly after the game released, i can never look at the franchise the same ever again. I don't trust those reponsible anymore.
It's your game. Surprise us.
please work on a new ip for the remainder of this gen and then make the prequel/sequel next gen please dont milk mass effect, theres way too much of that nowadays
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