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Mass Effect 4: 'There will be no more Shepard'

Commander Shepard won't be the protagonist in Mass Effect 4, or whatever the next series entry is called, according to BioWare Montreal's Fabrice Condominas. (BioWare, EA, Mass Effect, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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SynGamer  +   1097d ago
This is a good decision. Shepard was a great character, had an amazing run over the course of three games, and ultimately was the hero we wanted him to be. It's time to move on and experience more of the Mass Effect universe with new characters and races.

Now, as for my want list...I would like to be able to purchase "miners" or whatever you want to potentially call them. Essentially I want to purchase units that will go to planets and explore/mine automatically for me while I'm playing. The more dangerous the planet, the better equipped/higher level miner will be needed. Even though resource mining was cut down considerably by the end of the series, I still found it an unnecessary task.

I would also like more diverse planets/terrain/people. In ME3 colonies were being wiped out left and right, so in ME4 I'd like to come across colonies that are rebuilding. Perhaps new tech/resources can be discovered this way? All I know is the planets felt very empty at times, even when people were inhabiting them.
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otherZinc  +   1097d ago
I'm Friggin Pissed!
This Is Bull*h*T!

I beat Mass Effect 1, 6 times.
I beat Mass Effect 2, 7 times.
I beat Mass Effect 3, 2 times.
Each play-through was 60+hours except 1 time at 45hrs; longest 89hrs.

No Commander Sheppard...whatever! Superheroes Don't Die:
The Master Chief
Marcus Fenix
Iron Man
The Hulk
Wonder Woman
Young Ninja Ryu Hayabusa
And more...
Even that weak*ss Drake is runnin around somewhere

Mass Effect jumped to my personal 2nd favorite franchise of "All Times"; this is over 30years of gaming.

I bought 2 copies of Mass Effect 3, NOT for the multi-player co-op with my son, because he would HOG the game. So, I bought 2 Collectors Editions for us!

I dont like the new direction. I wont be buying this series again until further notice! Like Ninja Gaiden Series, its HORRIBLE NOW, I'll never buy another Ninja Gaiden Game Again, 3 was horrific!...or til Itagaki comes back!
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SynGamer  +   1097d ago
Grow the hell up. We don't even know anything about the new ME game aside from the fact that Shepard won't be in it. The first 3 games were stellar, why potentially ruin the legacy of the series with potentially inferior future games? Shepard wasn't a superhero. He was human (ish, don't want to give away too much for those who haven't played all of the games).

With a universe so vast, I see no reason to keep dragging on with Shepard and the gang. They had a great run, now I want to meet new people.
Norrison  +   1097d ago
Cool story bro, send it to Bioware.
medman  +   1097d ago
I hope you're joking otherZinc. ME is my favorite franchise of all time, jumping Zelda from the days of my youth on the original NES. It is my favorite because the character is my character. It is me. I own it, I own the story, the interactions with various galactic races. I've played many great titles this gen, from Uncharted to Metal Gear to Gears etc. For me, nothing comes close to what Mass Effect has done this gen. Hopefully Bioware will stun me as much with what will come next as they did with this trilogy.
JKelloggs  +   1097d ago
Want a medal?
EVILDEAD360  +   1097d ago
Great move.

Can't wait to see new characters and experiences in the Mass Effect universe next gen.

spicelicka  +   1097d ago
calm down, like really...calm down
medman  +   1097d ago
I loved every game in the ME trilogy. Can't get enough of them. If fact, my gaming history is very extensive and the ME2 and ME3 collector's editions were the first and only collector's editions I have ever purchased. And I go back to the Atari, Caleco vision, NES days of my early childhood. It will be interesting to see if the next generation of consoles will allow developers to give us more varied worlds (not as much repetition in environments) and better A.I. I'm really looking forward to so much from this next console generation. I hope I won't be disappointed.
dcbronco  +   1097d ago
Maybe send an away team to take care of things like that. You get more out of it if you handle the away team as a side mission. But you still get the minerals, upgrades and other stuff if they do it.
Parasyte  +   1097d ago
Fine by me. They should make it more RPG styled, maybe kind of like TES. Let you choose your character's race and more customization options.

Also, don't let Casey Hudson anywhere near it!
Diffraction_Fos  +   1097d ago
The last game was rather disappointing. If the new game is still going to use that same formula, I'm done with the franchise. IMO the first one is still the best.
Roccetarius  +   1097d ago
Yeah, i think a lot of people are done with it, if that's the case. ME3 focused on being a Hollywood movie, more so than previous games.

It's a shame, but at least Cyberpunk 2077 will fill that void.
Parasyte  +   1097d ago
Agreed. I loved ME 1 and 2 but 3 ruined the whole franchise for me.
dirthurts  +   1097d ago
I loved ME3 myself.
Don't believe the un-hype. The game was great, and the ending was well suited to wrap up the trilogy.
Diffraction_Fos  +   1097d ago
To each their own, I guess. IMO, ME3 felt like a run-of-the-mill closure to a series, done without much thought or effort on Bioware's part. Not really that surprising since DA2 was pure s**t.

Maybe this new "re-take"(or whatever) on the franchise just might be what is needed to bring back the spirit of the first game again. Or maybe it'll go the DmC route and totally piss off it's core fans. Either way I don't care much for it anymore.
krazykombatant  +   1097d ago
"the end was well suited to wrap up the trilogy" BAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHA! !!!!!

The ending was pathetic, anyone that says otherwise is an idiot who didn't invest the hours many of the other hardcore fans like myself had put into the series, it was a slap to the face with a turd. I refuse to ever buy another BioWare game ever again.

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KaBaW  +   1096d ago
@dirthurts -
While ME 3 was no where near the same game as ME1, element wise..
I'd agree with you. ME3 is still a good game, and I'm fine with the ending.
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NeXXXuS  +   1097d ago
The last game was amazing. The only thing disappointing about it was that ending.

@krazykombatant - So you're not buying a game from the same company because the game itself was good but the ending was kinda crappy? ok.
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Me_My  +   1097d ago
They are going to really delve deep to revamp the series after the glitches and wanna be halo/gears of war that the 3rd installment of the series brought.
KMCROC54  +   1097d ago
If that's the case then screw ME ?, EA just give battlefield 4 better yet you shelf ME for all I care. No Shepherd equals garbage.
Thefreeman012  +   1097d ago
That was obvious. I don't mind. Maybe the next game will let you select everything about your character kinda like skyrim or something . I don't really care as long as the story doesn't suck as bad as ME3
Software_Lover  +   1097d ago
I just want a better RPG experience ala Mass Effect 1 but upgraded. I want my actual equips to mean something in the gaming world. If I go to a water planet (hypothetically) with a freakin water shooter on extreme difficulty I want to get my @$$ kicked.

I want exploration. I know people didn't like mining, but I want to explore different planets and meet different people. Knights of the Old Republic did this very well.
KaBaW  +   1096d ago
@Software_Lover -
I wish they'd also just, well you know ... make a new Knights of the Old Republic. :/
Soldierone  +   1097d ago
The only bad thing about the decision is, wasn't it YOU that was Shepard? So taking him/her out is basically removing this character you have created for 3 games?
KaBaW  +   1096d ago
I think I would kinda prefer to have the choice of my race.. but, that seems wishful thinking.
Also, they need to bring back the diverse customization; for both armor and weapons.
I wouldn't mind the opportunity to either buy new ships, or customize the one we get.
They one thing I really want, though, has to do with the planets, cities, and locations.
As for planets, I would like diverse and multiple locations of each (or, most) planets.
As for cities, I'd love for there to be more to do. Like how KoToR was. They got busy.
If I remember correctly, that is. Some cities had games, racing, and battle arenas, etc.
Also wouldn't mind for some cities, or locations, to go to that were 'neutral' just to visit.
Meaning that you can go to said cities, or locations, and not just because you're fighting..

Although, I think that most of this stuff is wishful thinking, and prolly won't happen.
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frost330  +   1096d ago
The Legend has ended.....
MasterD919  +   1096d ago
I'd bet that there is a nod or two to him at the very least, plus Shepard armor DLC seems likely.

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