Mass Effect 4: Why Isn’t Commander Shepard Coming Back

It has been confirmed that Mass Effect 4 will have a completely new focus, since Commander Shepard’s destiny has been fulfilled and there’s nothing much to go on about. There are mainly two reasons that won’t allow the hero of Mass Effect to return in upcoming games, at least not as a main character.

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GusHasGas1951d ago

Hooray, Mass Effect is ruined & doomed now!

Senyra1951d ago

Not necessarily but yes the original story ended for good.

Canary1951d ago


That happened a long, long time ago.

Senyra1951d ago

Not now, I just gave my opinion about why Shepard won't come back at all.

JohnnyBadfinger1951d ago

No Shepard no Mass Effect. Enough said. Like taking Mario out of mario

SpideySpeakz1950d ago

Sorry, I don't see Shepard's name as the title like Mario. The entire Mass Effect universe doesn't revolve around Shepard. I'd like to see someone NEW for once.

Deadpoolio1950d ago

That just sounds stupid...How the hell is it ruined because they choose to focus on a new story that doesn't involve Shepard? His story is pretty much finished...People complain when other games keep going with the same people, they also never said that they wouldn't ever do anything with Shepard

3-4-51950d ago (Edited 1950d ago )

First game was awesome. It felt like a real world that existed.

I was pretty disappointed with ME2 & 3.

2 had Thane, but it also was 90% " Go find person A, get attacked, leave area with them."

ME3 was just.....ehhhh, lazy

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pacostacos1951d ago

If only EA wouldnt have bought bioware...smh

Cobberwebb1951d ago (Edited 1951d ago )

As time passes, my disappointed in ME2 and 3 grows. I've just lost all interest in this universe. I'll only be slightly interested in the new game if it is set AFTER the events of ME3 and even then it will not be likely a day one purchase.


most people will disagree, but you are not alone.

the more i think about it the less i like it, to the point that now I can't see myself playing it. there is a lot that went wrong with it that just turned me off the game completely.

medman1951d ago (Edited 1951d ago )

I disagree completely. The journey through the three games was among the best experiences I've had in videogames. The ending could be considered questionable, but for me it in no way "ruined" what my Shepard had experienced up to the finale. If your experience was completely tarnished by the final 20 minutes and that ruins the series for you, I would question if you enjoyed the ME galaxy to begin with. The characters in Shepard's crew are memorable, far more than most in gaming.

UnHoly_One1950d ago

The fact that the ME universe and the characters they created were so great and memorable is exactly WHY the ending ruined the series for me.

I have played through ME 1 and 2 at least 6 times each, doing different things, with different character classes, etc, then ME 3 comes along and destroys everything in the last 15 minutes.

I expected to replay ME3 at least 6 times, plus playing through the whole series of 3 again a few more times on top of that. But no, haven't touched any of them since the ending of 3 killed it for it.

Instead of having a reason to go back and see how many different things I can change and see differently, there is no reason to go back, because I'm going to get the same trash ending regardless.

It still infuriates me over a year later every time I think of that garbage.

Cobberwebb1950d ago

Don't get me wrong, I had fun and it has NOTHING to do with the ending. I wasn't one of those screaming for clarity or whatever. For me, Mass Effect was perfect, Mass Effect 2 had great characters but the planet scanning and the terminator at the end was terrible. And in Mass Effect 3 Shepard should have been wearing a shirt and tie, the game's story in general was bad.

Blachek1951d ago

I think the game play was terrific with choices and actions that altered outcomes, the writers did a fantastic job in my opinion. I enjoyed the ending, I liked it enough to play through to see the others and got hooked to the ME3 multiplayer along the way.

I am excited to see what they produce.

Senyra1951d ago

It's true. The next game will focus an entire new story, probably after the events of ME3 with a new protagonist and enthusiastic new companions.

Blachek1951d ago

I think it would be good to have a new set of playable characters and storyline trajectories.

I believe it should be a sequel and it would need to make some assumptions as to your choices from the decisions from the 1st trilogy. It would be incredibly difficult to further the universe without picking a plot line to run with.

The Meerkat1951d ago (Edited 1951d ago )

With the power of the new consoles I want to be the main character.

The consoles could synthesise any name I type for my character and blend it seamlessly into conversations.

The Kinect / PS Eye could capture my features and make the character look just like me.

They could even record me reading a page of text to get my voice print and from that recreate my voice to say anything they want in game. There could also be personality settings. So I can pick between polite and rude version of me. With one dropping F-Bombs every few minutes like Deb in Dexter.

I want to say bye bye Commander Shepard and Hello to ME.

Phoenix761951d ago

If they are doing a new mass effect game it should centre around the tech left behind by the reapers and an alien race who stumbles across it. Which would be a more ideal setting. But that my opinion

Senyra1951d ago

That's quite an interesting idea and BioWare will most likely make at least some great quests about that.

Foxgod1951d ago

I would like to see some intergalactic space faring, instead of Milky way traversing.

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