Some new rumors about the next Mass Effect reveal some details, such as an impressive number of explorable planets and the fact that it won't be a prequel.
Hope it's better than the last one
But thank God its not a prequel though.
Prequels are great, just look at halo reach & Wars while Squels ... Halo 4 .. so squels arent always good, im not saying mass effect 4 will be bad, just defending prequels
I don't care for some side story either, it really needs to be set after ME3 events to interest me.
What's everyone got against prequels? They can open up the story with new characters and explain what motivated the characters in the original game(s). Imagine someone should down MGS3 because it was "just a prequel"!
thank god I hate prequels
commander Shepard is going to come back as a cyborg reaper and garrus and crew need to take him down!!!
It's literally impossible to be a prequel so it's not that much of a surprise
It will be hard for Bioware to achieve it then, Mass Effect 3 is a masterpiece, just like the first two.
Haven't played it, but I've heard everything from "it rocks" to "it sucks". I'll be playing it for sure before the next one arrives.
The ending let it down to be honest but otherwise a great game yeah.
Mass Effect 3 gets far too much crap flung at it. It is a masterpiece and I'm satisfied with the extended cut ending.
Mass Effect 3 definitely was not a master piece. It was a good game however it was a huge let down from Mass Effect 2. ME2 being the best in the franchise in my opinion. ME3 was good but not on the same level. the ending for one was one major downer for Mass Effect 3.
All I have to say is death of franchise thanks to the "RGB" ending. The ending alone made a lot of fans me myself included to turn their backs on the franchise altogether.
I agree. It was a amazing game that got way too much crap from gamers because of how it ended - which, with the extended cut, wasn't bad at all.
I loved the last one, I just didn't care much for the end.
The journey is more important than the destination anyway.
after great work on dragon age, Im sure they will do the same here.
Yeah I'm loving the new Dragon Age!
Aside from the very end 3 was amazing. Best online co-op in a good long while too.
Mass Effect 3 was damn good (except the ending).
I only hope their next installments are as good. theyve a lot to live up to. I am so ready to jump into the next Mass Effect!
Seriously can't wait to see some actual footage after playing Dragon Age!
Can I has space inquisition?
Thats good to hear, it seems they will go back to its roots by blending Mass Effect 1 exploration system and Mako roaming with Mass Effect 2/3 action gameplay. Hopefully they add more RPG elements to the game.
Yeah I would really enjoy more RPG elements. They kind of strayed away from it in 2 and 3.
They went too heavy with shooting, true. The RPG roots must be remembered!
Yes, kind of like Dragon Age 3 blended Dragon Age 1&2. Bioware is on a roll.
They should make the space exploration part too that was planned for mass effect originally. It was planned to have 3 aspects: -3rd person shooter rpg -space shooter dogfight / planet landing -planet exploration with mako Give me that!
lol, very surprised anyone remembers that tidbit. That was originally what Mass Effect was supposed to be when the first started development. Because it was only going to be on 360 and this concept was before MS chose to use the DVD format again, they didn't plan to be hindered by disk space. (most developers didn't) Thus, Mass Effect 1 is an odd one as you can see the design of the game is really that of a game that wants to be open world...but can't. ME2 ditched trying to be a RPG, space traveling etc type game, but deep down inside......yes, indeed many Mass Effect fans clearly want the series to be like KOTOR and or clearly better then KOTOR lol, in regards to exploration. With Bluray and both systems having HDDs, I just can't wait to see whats in store for the series. This is game is going to be likely what the team wanted for Mass Effect 1.
If he says so then we are all quiet :|
Dying to see something, even a little leaked screenshot!
Here you go http://masseffectuniverse.f... http://gamingbolt.com/mass-... (Artwork) http://uk.ign.com/articles/...
I have a feeling we'll get a teaser before the end of the year... :)
Judging by how big DA:I is I fully believe it will be huge. Can't wait to get my hands on some Mass Effect!
Good! I didn't want a prequel!
Man, I really can't wait for this game. My favorite single player series of last generation. I am sure it will be a top contender this generation.
After Inquisition , even if those are different series , i dont expect otherwise , and many wont . What i want the most are planets and cities to be more than long corridors
I hope it's like Inquisition with its multiple regions, but with planets. Ooh boy. They really knocked it out of the part with Inquisition, and it truly makes me excited to see what Bioware has planned.
I think it will be. I know this is a tenuous link but compare the concept art. Inquisition and this new Mass Effect seem to have a similar scope. They are using the same engine and I think this is the path they want to go down. I will say, I don't think this will be a sequel to the first 3. Why do I think that. Again, refer to the concept art. It isn't set in the past, we know that now. I hypothesise this will be a universe reboot. All new. I actually think that is the best route for them to go. Unless they jump a really really long way forward. I think they need to distance themselves from 3's ending.
agreed completely, if they can make mass effect feel like a true open world game that would be awesome funny enough, i think ME1 felt more expansive then 2 and 3, mostly because of the mako
ME1's uncharted worlds were fun, but you have to admit, they didn't really have much to them, except a big open terrain with a couple buildings placed in random spots.
What many need to understand regarding ME1 is that the concept of the game was done before the final specs of the 360 released. They created concept for a system they didn't know couldn't actually do that based on lack of space. 360 ended up using DVD again for 2 gens a row, thus they now had to figure out how they were going to make this game work on such limited space. Its why ME1 has some features that are open world, yet the game over all is very closed off. "ME1's uncharted worlds were fun, but you have to admit, they didn't really have much to them" might be due to the limited space. KOTOR 1 and 2 and Jade Empire all were made on DVD....now they are trying to make a better looking game on the same amount of space yet bigger. It just can't be done. Its why with ME2 and 2 that concept is gone despite when ME was first announced, that being a key feature. ME4 right now is likley going to be what this team has been trying to make for a whole gen. I like ME as a series, but I like it for what they were able to do, its clear the series could have been WAAAAY better then what it was given more space to actually make what was intended. I'm very, very excited to see what they do.
Just can't get over Mass Effect 3. So much invested in those characters and that universe...for that ending.
just believe in the indoctrination theory, even if bioware dont it makes the most sense, bioware put all this effort in indoctrination yet dont use it, instead they go with some universally hated ending...
The ending was always intended to be open to your interpretation. Kind of funny how people claim there's not much choice when it came to the ending. Yet, they rely on Bioware to choose for them the correct ending interpretation (indoctrination or not).
magnetite- Seriously? http://fc09.deviantart.net/... And don't forget Mass Effect 3's final boss fight!! http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photo... The only people who liked ME3's ending were those who had never played the first two games. While the second game had without question one of the greatest intro's to any game ever made, I have to say that I'll never forget the feeling of every single hair standing on-end and the chill down my spine when you speak with Sovereign on Vermire. One of the most perfectly crafted moments in a video game. http://youtu.be/R_NAoNd4YyY
@magnetite, the choices that given were, to put it simply, were rubbish, and not real choices, just color pallet changes and a lackluster conclusion leaving the ending up to the players interpretation only works if the available eventualities are good, but non of them were except for indoctrination, and even then bioware denies this there are tons of youtube videos explaining why indoctrination should have been the way to go and why biowares choices were done because their real ending was leaked so they had to come up with something else quckly
I, like mag, played the first two games as well as the third and I didn't have any issues with the ending. To those who believe the ending was simply a palette swap, even with the Extended Cut, you simply haven't put any thought into it. Even the low EMS destroy ending is different than the high EMS destroy one (Shepard dies, Earth vaporized, squad dies. Versus Shepard lives, Earth saved, squad lives, repairs Normandy and goes to rescue Shepard). Sorry if you couldn't see it. See all it takes is a bit of thought on your part. The fact that you're still standing around waiting for an official explanation from Bioware shows that you don't want to put much effort into anything, and expect things to be handed to you on a silver platter. Leaving the ending open is only a good idea if the outcomes are good? Well, that seems to be part of the issue here as well. There was different outcomes, but you wanted a clear-cut "good" option like the previous games. Instead you essentially have each choice with pros and cons to each one. You want all pros. You want choices without consequences. Hey, you get that low EMS option, Crucible doesn't work as intended and the galaxy goes up in flames. Ooops, bad ending. Don't worry about EDI, the Crucible only targets Reapers as Hackett told you. If people want to believe it does other things like the Catalyst said, go ahead. I'm betting my life on what Hackett told me. Only Reapers are destroyed, nothing else. People on the internet believe the indoctrination theory only goes one way. Shepard resists indoctrination, wakes up, goes up to the Citadel and actually destroys the Reapers. It's my understanding that from what I got in the game isn't necessarily what this internet theory states. Maybe it didn't go down exactly like I said in the previous paragraph. The answers to explain the ending are there if people look for them though. All it takes is a little work on your part. Mass Effect 3 is after all an interactive medium, so the player has to do some of the leg work. This isn't like a movie where you sit on the couch and everything is explained to you. Might have to read some codex entries; follow the story, and when you have all the pieces will the mystery be solved. Don't wait for Bioware to solve it for you, otherwise you'd be waiting a very long time.
by good i only meant worth while not evil vs good, if everyone dies fine, but make me care, let the conclusion be well thought out etc and your jumping to conclusions because my opinion does not jive with yours, i have put hours into my understanding of the ending, my opinion is not the minority hear, and no one is waiting for anything ME3 related i assure you and your last sentence...again, very presumptuous, i, including many here have done tons of reading as well as watching youtube videos of other peoples opinions, most i have seen have decided to go against what bioware presented, we have actually done what you keep mentioning, taken the material and come up with our own conclusion
Are you suggesting the people making the game slapped the ending together, and thus didn't care about what they were doing? That's what I'm reading with the ending not being well thought out. In other words, thinking that they were lazy? I don't know, if I was someone working on the game, and I poured years into a game only to be called lazy or that I didn't put enough effort for making the ending I did that was claimed to be slapped together hastily by the fans, I'd feel pretty hurt by that. I'm not really jumping to conclusions, I'm simply disagreeing with you. There's no way to guarantee that you are a majority either. That could mean 98% of a poll which had 60,000 votes (like the one on their forums), or 79% of 500 people. There's no way to know for sure, except maybe some official record, which only Bioware would know. If you were a majority, the ending would have been redone, because what I'm reading from the fans. They didn't want an explanation. They wanted a completely new ending which fit with the rest of the story and was affected by their choices from the previous games. With a little extra closure on top. The Extended Cut took care of the choice and closure part (Citadel DLC added further closure), but clearly Bioware felt that the ending fit with the rest of the game. Sounds like they disagree with the fans. Hey, even Drew Karpyshyn defends the ending. Said the dark energy plot was not the intended ending. Rather the current, much hated ME3 ending is what was supposed to happen. Under no circumstances were the fans ever guaranteed a satisfying conclusion. Doesn't matter whether this game was a 100 hour trilogy or a 10 hour movie series split into three parts. There was even a little thing in the license agreement that a lot of people missed before they clicked the I Agree button. The entire risk of satisfactory quality and performance resides with you, it reads. Paragraph 5, for reference.
you seem to care far more about this then i so i will make this my last reply, you did assume, no matter how you word it, hell, no one mentioned lazy, i even said that their original ending was leaked so a new one had to be created quickly, that is what i was told where in the world did you get lazy from? im not sure what the rest of your post is trying to say...some people didn't like the ending so bioware added to it rather then a redo....okay i get the ending bioware went for i really do, its just me and many fans dont like it, simple as that, majority or not, it doesn't matter any more anyway your last two paragraphs are nonsense, no one is talking about guaranteed satisfaction, just an ending many considered poor and an alternative that bioware could have used and what some suggest you go with if your not happy
I destroyed the Reapers, Shepard lived, and I became a legend that overcame the biggest threat the galaxy has ever known. I don't see the issue here.
after the masterpiece called dragon age inquistion "easily goty 2014" i have total faith in bioware now
Can someone tell me if Mass Effect 3 is really this bad.I've only played it for like half an hour,and this game is a mess in gameplay.I know it's an rpg but it's so bland and generic that I can't see myself playing it for several hours.Fallout had vats to cover up its bland gameplay but mass effect's gameplay is just plain rubbish.It's a shame because the story has me intrigued and impressed.
No. No one can tell you if you should like a game or not. You already declared it didn't interest you, is that not enough?
What I did, and what I recommend you trying, is turning off all of your allies' abilities. That way YOU are constantly issuing commands. I was a vanguard and I would do the shoulder charge move into an enemy, freeze time, issue my allies' abilities to particular enemies, line up a head shot, then unfreeze time and shoot the guy. Freeze, line up another headshot, unfreeze, rinse and repeat. If you play it like a straight up shooter I can imagine it being very dull. I do the same thing with Dragon Age.
Also, you seriously need to play them in order., as it sounds like you haven't.
From what I can see. The people who thought it was bad didn't get the leviathan dlc which was free for me [can't remember why though]. It should have been in the game because it explained SO much about the origin of the Reapers. But it was still very good. If you're on the fence just dive in. You won't regret it.
Leviathan wasn't free. You had to pay $15 for it. The Extended Cut was free.
I think that's why he said free FOR ME...
Next Mass Effect confirmed to be NOT a prequel... that is all i needed to know, oh and in my opinion don't you dare ruin one of the greatest series ever with pointless ending, ever >_> I hope.
they kind of did with ME3. I wouldn't say completely ruined the ending was a big let down. but the game as a whole was nothing compared to Mass Effect 2 which was one of the greatest in the franchise.
Do you guys think that Mass effect 4 will be the continuation of the last part, which is the ME3? I would love to know if Shepard manage to survive and still alive.
Shepard is alive as seen in the high EMS destroy ending.
I wish! BW has said numerous times that the next Mass Effect game is a whole new story. Shepard's story is done and dusted. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
A prequal is not needed because the universe restarted at the end of Mass Effect 3. Is'nt that what happened?
Why can't they just correct the story?
Because, despite all of the obvious shortcuts, they don't think there was anything wrong with the story. Including the original ending.
Think i would rather have "The Han Solo Adventures" over anything "epic".