Submitted by gulevski 446d ago | opinion piece

Is BioWare's Mass Effect 4 Survey a Good Sign

"Recently, Mass Effect 4 game producer Michael Gamble posted a Mass Effect fan feedback survey on his Twitter account. Gamble wants fans to "help" BioWare make the new Mass Effect game "the best one yet." I decided to take the time to fill out the survey. " | Explosion.com (Mass Effect 4, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

gillri  +   447d ago
Yes I voted for more exploration and less combat, I would like unexplored like in ME1 just done alot better
dangert12  +   447d ago
Interesting what are you reasons for this?
joab777  +   446d ago
For me, its b/c I want a space rpg and the universe of mass effect is one of the greatest ever created. So, I want them to give ME the same treatment that Dragon Age appears to be getting.

Heres how to do it. Has anyone played Destiny? Like that. Create a Mass Effect mmo. U can choose many different races and classes, as they will use ME3's multiplayer as the template for dungeons and raiding. The Citadel akready exists as do possible factions.

Imagine a guild buying a large ship and building it up...maybe that is worked into PvP. U log in and appear there etc. There r also smaller ships and rooms for each player.

As I said, there are certain planets at first with exploration etc. Maybe there r different jobs like scientist, pilot, whatever.

It could be epic with the storytelling. This would extend and flesh out the universe to a degree we hav never seen..and simply be awesome. And future content, planets, races and classes would be added.

And what I love most about Destiny, good mmos etc. is that they keep a full team and r ever evolving so feedback from fans would be crucial to building the best game possible.

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dangert12  +   446d ago
You raise some good points but how would you respond to some of those core fans, who feel that it may effect the story and fluidity of the game?

Yes Dragon Age is filled to the brim with content and exploration, but mass effect is known for it's extremely well story telling and maintaining some level of constancy from the transition of actual in game play to cutscenes vice-versa. Which creates a very rich experience for some.

Do you realise, by stating what you have, you have totally changed the face of mass effect and possibly away from the story driven game it is famously known for being. This sure is a complex and controversial topic.
moorea1  +   443d ago
I have to agree with you. I would also like to see them go back to the way the citadel was in ME1 where you could walk around and explore it rather than have to wait for it to load ever time.
Godmars290  +   446d ago
No. No its not.

They shouldn't be fishing for help from the fanbase for what game they should be making. Period.
Pandamobile  +   446d ago
Yeah, Bioware totally shouldn't listen to their fans. What are they thinking...
Godmars290  +   446d ago
Not if they were competent in the first place. What they're doing with this is trying for early placation for inability to tell/deliver a story in their game.
Summons75  +   446d ago
They don't listen to their fans to begin with....
SaintAlpha101  +   446d ago
"Wah! Bioware don't listen to their fans and reject our input! Boycott!"
"Wah! Bioware are listening to their fans and accepting our input! Boycott!"

Please don't become the Sonic the Hedgehog fanbase, Mass Effect fans.
Summons75  +   446d ago
They may be listening, but this doesn't prove they are accepting. Remember how they promised ME3 would be more of an RPG like ME1 because fans didn't like the streamlined rpg elements of 2 or how our decisions from ME1&2 would affect the ending because 2 didn't' really have much influence from ME1? Remember how they broke those promises? The fans sure do...
SaintAlpha101  +   446d ago
I never really listened, I played ME1, 2 and 3 without looking at what the internet had to say and then looked at what people thought after I had played it and built my own opinion. (Something more gamers should do IMO.)

As for the series being an RPG, I've never really seen it that way, it's always been a Sci-Fi Third Person shooter franchise to me.
If there was RPG elements in ME1, I must have missed them.

Also for the record, ME2 is my favorite of the series.
I can play it over and over and never get bored of it and I think I've completed around 14 playthroughs of the game to date.

ME1 is good but gets tedious really quickly due to it's slow pace and unrefined gameplay (IMO) and ME3 is good, but it's not worth playing since by the end, all your progress through the three games isn't worth diddly dickard.
lameguy  +   446d ago
Not sure if it's a good thing or not but I left 3 responses and each said "Do not use Kinect for xbox" so I hope they listen to that at least.
dcj0524  +   446d ago
Why not? You can use it for voice commands the your AI companions.
lameguy  +   446d ago
Several reasons really.
- I tend to play in long sessions for ME type games and talking for hours isn't fun, engaging, or what I look forward to.

- When your player/companions pick up gibberish/random swearing and then fire off a power with a 10+ second cooldown, you tend to die.

- When you actual give a command but your player/companion doesn't understand it and then does nothing at all, you tend to die.

- I'd rather have the studio developing and creating other things for the game rather then designing/implementing/debuggi ng voice.
Malakhim  +   446d ago
This is streets ahead!
Maybe they'll listen ;)
Vantage  +   446d ago
All I want is for BioWare to password protect their computers so that monkey living in the janitor's closet can't come out at night and change the script.

"And the Normandy is destroyed and the Commandr killed within the first 5 minutes of the game because I have a better story than what was in the first game. The new robot Commandr will fight bugs and go through teh portal to teh bug base and fight teh bugs."
- Closet monkey

"We want to prevent robots from killing everyone so we made robots to kill everyone so they can't make robots" - Closet monkey
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SaveFerris  +   446d ago
I hope they do take the results on board to an extent but I don't want them to compromise their own story by trying to cater for everyone.
cfc83  +   446d ago
If i had to guess its a 'this is what the fans wanted survey' , even though the game is nearly finished. These surveys dont mean anything.
ahmedghoula  +   446d ago
They want to know what the fans want, that's good.

i think people want it to more and more like DragonAge...

I want it to be like the witcher, put the human player a neutral place, maybe a space alliance, distence him/her as much as possible from earth, he was born on a colony his mother was biotic and his dad an activist to protect their rights, he was killed trying to help her, she escaped (leaving you with her asari friend)... and joined a group with people with powers like hers...

im no writer but you know.. things like that.. no good or evil, no black and white, grey decisions that no matter what you choose you always think what if choose the other one...
linkenski  +   446d ago
I usually hate when developers create something with damson pandering in mind so they can score some cheap points but I don't really think there is harm in doing this for ME4. It's an acknowledgement that they disappointed some fans with their latest games and they want people to tell them why they were dissatisfied and use that knowledge to improve on their next game.

The only negative outcome I see of this is if ME4 will get lots of fan fic like moments because some people took this survey and wrote a story they wanted Bioware to insert, maybe for romance or etc.
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