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Mass Effect Saves Humanity - for What?

The boys at BioWare said they took their inspiration for Mass Effect, their hit sci-fi roleplaying game for the Xbox 360, from their favorite science fiction films of the late '70s and early '80s. The claim seems disingenuous. Why not just say Star Wars and be done with it? Mass Effect consists of the Mos Eisley Cantina, the bounty hunters from Empire and Jabba's Palace, plus Force powers. Whom do they think they're kidding?

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M1am1U3418d ago

someone forgot to take their meds. I think Mr. Huling needs to be reminded that Mass Effect is a game, not a History Channel Biography. Jeez. Stop taking everything so literally. For what it's worth, Mass Effect is amazing. It's original, and has an incredibly detailed world that most games could only dream of having. Are there similarities between it and Star Wars, Star Trek, etc? Absolutely. But, name me a sci-fi game that doesn't share those similarities and I'll give you a cookie for finding the impossible.

Gorgon3417d ago

Rendezvous with Rama based on the novel by Arthur C. Clark?

Now I want my cookie.

M1am1U3416d ago

you may have gotten me with that one. I owe you a cookie.

Gorgon3416d ago

Thanks! Can I have it nicely wrapped?

fjtorres3418d ago (Edited 3418d ago )

...as those TV shows.
In truth, Shepard and the Spectres map better to Kimball Kinnison, Gray Lensman, and the Lensmen Series, than Star Wars. DOC SMITH is the source from which *everybody* steals. (You just wish they admitted it more often.)
Jedi's were *not* the first Space Knights/Cops, you know.
Lucas stole from Doc Smith.
If you haven't read them, pick up GALACTIC PATROL and GRAY LENSMAN and the rest of Doc Smith's works (Skylark Series, etc) and be amazed at home much of modern sci-fi and adventure fiction was lifted from his works. (Just bear in mind the prose is a wee bit dated; the stories *are* 60-80 years old...)

As for the article, its not a bad rumiation.
He takes himself way too seriously but, unlike many other MASS EFFECT commentators, this guy has at least played the game to level 20... :-)

Goodfella783418d ago

future Mass Effect game titles that will require 6 discs probably,peace out.....

ooop3417d ago (Edited 3417d ago )

To bore gamers to death with it's 5000 hours worth of boring diolouge! Ahahahahhahahaha!