Cliff Bleszinski has been speaking about some of his personal favourite games. Among them Mass Effect, which Cliffy says he loves “more than Star Wars.” Oh – and 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand.
Mass Effect kind of reminds me of Star Wars like Uncharted reminds me of Indiana Jones
I didn't get a Star Wars vibe from Mass Effect. I thought it was a bit more Star Trek-like. Nor did Uncharted remind me of Indiana Jones. There's no way you could play through Uncharted 2 and think "Oh, it reminds me of Indiana Jones".
I always said, the Mass Effect is the best, most realized universe created since the Star Wars universe. I still prefer Star Wars though... but Mass Effect is amazing in its own right.
@NathanExplosion How can the Uncharted series *not* remind you of Indiana Jones when it and other adventure films like it were cited as big influences on development? Uncharted is a great franchise, but good lord it's pretty darn obvious where they grabbed ideas from. Heck, Amy Hennig said they drew influence from stuff like The Goonies, National Treasure, and The DaVinci Code in addition to Indiana Jones.
Nathan ya gotta be joking about that statement, they even had an ad with Harrison ford in it...I wonder why?
Depends on what you define as universe. The most realized universe I seen is Eve Online. Then again I am specific and discussing interstellar travel commerce and warfare in space. Course this will likely encompass so much more when Dust 514 comes online and we get ground combat. Many people dont know the breadth of Eve Online. The universe is so vast you can fit Mass Effect into over and over again. And it's character creator shames any other game. They have a new trailer as well: http://www.youtube.com/user... Incursion: http://www.youtube.com/user... Butterfly Effect: http://www.youtube.com/user... The Character Creator: http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Now all they need to do is make a Mass Effect in the Star Wars universe
A videogame that has been around for 3-4 years vs. a cultural Icon and phenomenon that is almost 35 years old and is stringer now then when it debuted. Mass Effect is nothing compared to Star Wars. A game that started out with promise to only have a overhyped sequel vs. the most popular moves in American history with dozens of novels continuing the story and universe, tv series, comics, videogames, etc. Star Wars wipes its a$$ with Mass Effect and Skywalker would destroy Shephard without moving a finger. The thought of Mass Effect vs. Star Wars actually angers me that someone, not just Cliffy, would even begin to argue that Mass Effects weak ass 4 year old history could compete with Star Wars' legacy.
Nathan Drake is a India Jones type character, looting treasures and making wise ass remarks. Mass effect is kind of a star wars type story, but you get to choose your own path. I think mass effect is far better than the most recent 3 starwars movies, but I love the first 3 movies soooo much, and such starwars games as Dark forces 2: jedi knight, shadows of the empire, and X-wing V.s. TIE fighter are some of the best games ever that the little kiddies dont know about. Even jedi power battles is BAD ASS. Super starwars??? AWESOME
Wenis, ever heard about Knights of the Old Republic? It's obvious why Mass Effects reminds people of Star Wars: Bioware previously did their take on a Star Wars game, and then created a spiritual successor in their own original universe. The whole "mass effect" biotic powers are simply the in universe alternative of "the force"...
KOTOR > Mass effect. Specially the story, the story and backround of Kotor is better than the movie's story
The original KOTOR is something I have yet seen replicated from Bioware. That is there best RPG in my opinion and one of the best games ever made. People can disagree with you but if yolu can't explain why, it's hard to believe you have even played it. I had it on the original Xbox and it still is memorable, more than Mass has been for me. And I love the Mass universe as well.
I've heard great things about KOTOR and would like to experience it but I absolutely despise RPGs. I get so bored and wish I could control my character and do what I want. I'm sorry I miss out on the stories though. I wish SWTOR wasn't an MMORPG. I want simulation-based gameplay so it can control/play like the trailers. P.S. I didn't disagree with either of you.
not me for me ME is better than KOTOR never mind ME2 its universe is soo much more compelling
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I agree completely! The Mass Effect Universe can go on for a very long time. Cant wait to play ME3. Halo Universe is the same, there is a tremendous amount of story to be told.
Why would someone disagree on a potential of a universe?
Mass Effect is like star trek with more action.
Disagree. ME has Biotics. SW has the force. Both are used like telekinesis most of the time.
It reminds me more of Star trek than Star Wars. Anyways, I personally don't like it more... For me it's:Star Wars>Star Trek>probably something else here>Mass Effect
Star wars is average at BEST.
Nah. I don't think so. The prequels were but nothing can beat the originals.
The prequels are an abortion. Episodes 4-6 are magic and the novels taht continue and expand the galaxy and lore are incredible.
even after 2 and now on to 3rd game. I think we will see more ME games in the future maybe more of a MMO but i would like bioware to continue to make single player ME games and i will continue to buy them
Mass Effect is much more akin to Star Trek, in my opinion, but I would have to agree with him on this. Now, perhaps if the fabled Star Wars HBO series ever gets released, it will be more in the vein of Mass Effect, but right now I prefer the feel and tone of Mass Effect more than Star Wars.
I agree. Mass Effect reminds me more of Star Trek anyway.
indeed. But I think it is closer to Stargate than Star Trek. Star Wars/Sesame Street < Mass Effect/Stargate Sadly either Cliff himself or Epic in general don't give a crap about 'space', or anatomically correct representations of human characters so one has to wonder if he's in the closet about his ME presence or just incapable of translating that into an Epic IP for mature audiences.
Cliffy B, the more things you say, the less respect real gamers have for you.
Real gamers don't troll N4G, so I don't know what you're talking about. Cliffy B is usually pretty lame, but I agree with him here. I'm not a fan of science fiction. Star Wars doesn't interest me, yet I could read the Mass Effect codex all day and wish there was more.
Really? So saying he prefers a game to a movie means he loses respect from gamers. I dont think you know what your talking about
this guy just wants attention, and mass effect is a great universe
me and sexy cliffy alike then
... i really hope you are a girl...
What are you? Homophobic?
Who cares.... really?
You do apparently...
Your comment makes no sense. He cares that N4G is a second home to worthless articles like this, not what Cliffy B thinks. The fact that you have any agrees is funny.
I care, so I guess your comment is a bit fail.
The fact that you care what fantasy universe Cliffy B prefers is more than a bit fail. After the last three SW movies I'm sure a lot of people like a lot of things better than SW.
I'm sorry that I like Cliffy and the games he makes, what was I thinking.
Maybe you'll be lucky and get to find out what his favorite color is later.
Mystic must be one of the girls Cliffy didn't want to sleep with in high school.
Cliffy really likes shooters Starwars has a huge universe that the comics and games expand to
Same with mass effect, theres some books, a number of comics, and theres a movie in development.
Hell of a comparison .....
Mass Effect will never be able to, and has not even come close to the cultural phenomenon to Episodes IV-VI. To argue otherwise is folly. The movies, comics, and novels have created a universe so vast it is rediculous. I have read at least 20 Star Wars novels (the Jedi Academy Trilogy being my personal fav and also Darksaber) and Mass Effect is nothing compared to Star Wars. In 30 years, if there is still Mass Effect we can start to have the conversation. Until then, Star Wars has impacted 4 generations of people. Mass Effect is a video game franchise hoping that the 3rd installment can replace what the sequel took away from the first Mass Effect.
Starwars is 35 years old. ME is 5 years old. Still, I'm a fan of starwars, and yet I also prefer Mass Effect.
Star Wars is kind of a mess canonically. There's been a lot of messy rearranging in the last few years to accommodate the prequel trilogy as well as that silly cartoon show.
meh. i enjoy mass effects universe and i love star wars universe, which a lot of people dont know the depth of without reading the novels. both however, are better than the gears universe lol
I agree that star wars and mass effect universe is more interesting than gears but you come off as sounding like a douche saying it like that lol.
That's your opinion. In my opinion, Star Wars is stale and stagnant, stuck in what I perceive it to be a transition(?)...I don't even check for anything Star Wars.
What a goomba thing to say.
Cool story bro' ! Going back to re-reading "Ender's game" . trashing him aside , at least he acknowlede the awesomeness of Vanquish ... or course later tarnished and polluted by 50 cent's game
I am a big fan of Mass Effect, not sure if I share the same opinion.. But ME can grow to be as BIG if Bioware continues to improve on what is already a successful franchise
It is possible but you gotta thank Star Wars was so revolutionary at it's time. It's going to be pretty hard to make something that big when it was so well excepted by the majority of the world that had access to entertainment. I mean, I don't think I could get my dad or mom into ME. But you're right, if Bioware can continue to push it, it might get some nice attention later on.
Mass Effect will never be as big as Star Wars. Ask anyone what about Star Wars and they know... ask most people about Mass Effect and they have no idea. End of argument.
couldn't agree more, i couldn't tell you much about ME even if you payed me
I heard cliffy B licks sheppards sac juice
I have to admit Snake, your avatar fits this thread well. XD
I prefer the starwars legacy way more than mass effect, but I clearly understand why he's saying this and I respect that opinion. With a good budget and a script that follow the story of the game, Mass effect could be a great film.
Cliffy B is so gay he would rather get rimmed by sheppard than by princess leia.
commander shepard can be female too, but keep trying, I'm sure you'll get there eventually.
i agree. I'm glad I'm not the only person who thinks Cliffy is a tool. ;)