Submitted by Dailynch 987d ago | opinion piece

Mass Effect 4: The Future Of BioWare's Series

NowGamer: BioWare's new Mass Effect game is currently in development at BioWare Montreal, but just where can the series go? Prequel or sequel? (BioWare, EA, Mass Effect, Mass Effect 4, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

Dovahkiin  +   987d ago
Looking forward to playing as a new character, assuming that is the case. I love the ME universe.
Zha1tan  +   987d ago
Bioware once a great developer like so many others before EA got their grubby little mits all over you.

ME3 is my last BioWare game. Not going to even play the third DA either. They abandoned their loyal fans for the MTV/ADD crowd because of their crave for some extra cash. Fail company is fail...
da_2pacalypse  +   987d ago
I feel like an idiot when I actually look forward to DA3 :( I'm such a huge fan of the series, I've read all the books, comics, and played all the games and have full gamerscore on them... But in my heart, I know DA3 will probably be just as disappointing as DA2 :(
Zha1tan  +   986d ago
I was crushed by the old republic but yet again just another MMO with content you could complete within a month with no end game other than 3 PVP arenas.

And people wonder why everyone goes back to WoW in the end, its a juggernaught with to much content which is why Blizzards new MMO Titan is taking so long to develop.
TotalSynthesisX  +   987d ago
Why a prequel or sequel? I figured they would write an entirely new story with the same setting as it has been in the past three games, just with new characters, a new threat, and new events.

Like the article said, a sequel that follows the same storyline as Mass Effect 3 would have to be MASSIVE in order to cover every ending. What happens when all life is merged with synthetics (Synthesis)? What about when all technology was destroyed (Destruction)? Or when we made nice with the Reapers (Control)? Or, lastly, how can you make a decent sequel when all intelligent life in the galaxy is destroyed (Refusal)? The possibilities of subsequent events would take years and years to write and program, and I doubt even next-next-gen consoles would have the storage space to hold such a game.

As for prequels, it would have to be a contained story that can't change the current storyline. If so, there's a possibility it may be less interesting and significant than the first three games (Admit it: What is more interesting and significant than uniting a galaxy full of diverse alien species to fight a synthetic race of world-destroyers that wipe out all organic life every fifty thousand years?).

I just think it would be easier for all of us if Bioware just went the alternate storyline idea rather than being forced to choose between the confined, canonically-correct prequel/sequel route.

Not sure if I made sense with any of that.
Blastoise  +   987d ago
Just make something else already. I'm tired of spacey third person shooters/RPG's.

I wish Bioware would just go back to making good games like Knights of the old republic and balders gate

They've been a shell of their former self for the entire generation
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Godmars290  +   987d ago
If They're asking players what they want in the wake of not giving them what they wanted to the bad degree they did with ME3, then I'm not seeing good things.
jmc8888  +   987d ago
Hopefully not a prequel. Though a Turian vs. Human first contact war might be interesting.

The problem is, all of the prequel stuff was just small storylines in the epicness of the original trilogy. That's why I feel it should be sequel. You're not pigeonholed in, and can make things epic without having to reconcile what came after it already.

In order to bypass that limitation, you need to either do a reboot, or an alternate timeline. Hopefully they just give us a new trilogy that is later sequentially.
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AznGaara  +   987d ago
It would make most sense for it to be a prequel concerning the First Contact War. That being said I much rather them do something else instead of another Mass Effect game. I loved ME1 and really liked ME2 and to some degree ME3 but the series needs to be on a hiatus.
mananimal  +   986d ago
Bioware is DEAD. RIP

Its Over, these Journalist keep ignoring the obvious, this is no longer the Bioware that fans will recognize, EA has once again ruined a great studio & stifled creativity. Stop writiing these articles as if the fans will EVER forget the facts. Bioware is dead & gone, I dont expect them to make anymore great games period. Im not looking forward to anything from this studio any longer, there no longer relevant.

Move along, nothing to see here.

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