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Cliffy B loves Mass Effect universe “more than Star Wars”

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. (Cliff Bleszinski, Mass Effect 3, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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fluffydelusions  +   1292d ago
Mass Effect kind of reminds me of Star Wars like Uncharted reminds me of Indiana Jones
IrishAssa  +   1292d ago
Ah..double post
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MaxXAttaxX  +   1292d ago
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".
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guitarded77  +   1292d ago
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.
Saladfax  +   1292d ago

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.
IrishAssa  +   1292d ago
Nathan ya gotta be joking about that statement, they even had an ad with Harrison ford in it...I wonder why?
Diver  +   1292d ago
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:




Butterfly Effect:


The Character Creator:



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Wenis  +   1292d ago
Now all they need to do is make a Mass Effect in the Star Wars universe
jeseth  +   1291d ago
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.
DatNJDom81  +   1291d ago
Who cares?
Solidus187-SCMilk  +   1291d ago
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
humbleopinion  +   1291d ago
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"...
IrishAssa  +   1292d ago
KOTOR > Mass effect.

Specially the story, the story and backround of Kotor is better than the movie's story
NukaCola  +   1292d ago
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.
JBaby343  +   1292d ago
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.
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gillri  +   1292d ago
not me for me ME is better than KOTOR never mind ME2

its universe is soo much more compelling
bozebo  +   1291d ago
Jade empire :D
Solidus187-SCMilk  +   1291d ago
vagina > tits


tits > vagina
otherZinc  +   1292d ago
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.
GodKing1337  +   1291d ago
Why would someone disagree on a potential of a universe?
theonlylolking  +   1292d ago
Mass Effect is like star trek with more action.
ECM0NEY  +   1291d ago

ME has Biotics. SW has the force. Both are used like telekinesis most of the time.
Shackdaddy836  +   1292d ago
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
frostyhat123  +   1292d ago
Star wars is average at BEST.
Shackdaddy836  +   1292d ago
Nah. I don't think so. The prequels were but nothing can beat the originals.
jeseth  +   1291d ago
The prequels are an abortion.

Episodes 4-6 are magic and the novels taht continue and expand the galaxy and lore are incredible.
showtimefolks  +   1292d ago
i agree ME universe has a lot of unknown
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
Darkfiber  +   1292d ago
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.
green  +   1292d ago
I agree. Mass Effect reminds me more of Star Trek anyway.
lzim  +   1291d ago
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.
DA_SHREDDER  +   1292d ago
Cliffy B, the more things you say, the less respect real gamers have for you.
HardCover  +   1292d ago
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.
omi25p  +   1292d ago
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
Brownghost  +   1292d ago
this guy just wants attention, and mass effect is a great universe
news4geeks  +   1292d ago
me and sexy cliffy alike then
Iroquois_Pliskin  +   1292d ago
... i really hope you are a girl...
rumplstilts  +   1291d ago
What are you? Homophobic?
Mrmagnumman357  +   1291d ago
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bageara  +   1292d ago
Okay, good for clffy
Who cares.... really?
WrAiTh Sp3cTr3  +   1292d ago
You do apparently...
MysticStrummer  +   1292d ago
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.
Perjoss  +   1292d ago
I care, so I guess your comment is a bit fail.
MysticStrummer  +   1292d ago
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.
Perjoss  +   1292d ago
I'm sorry that I like Cliffy and the games he makes, what was I thinking.
MysticStrummer  +   1292d ago
Maybe you'll be lucky and get to find out what his favorite color is later.
Objective  +   1292d ago
Mystic must be one of the girls Cliffy didn't want to sleep with in high school.
Pikajew  +   1292d ago
Cliffy really likes shooters

Starwars has a huge universe that the comics and games expand to
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Foxgod  +   1292d ago
Same with mass effect, theres some books, a number of comics, and theres a movie in development.
RayRay36  +   1292d ago
Hell of a comparison

jeseth  +   1291d ago
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.
Aloren  +   1292d ago
Starwars is 35 years old. ME is 5 years old. Still, I'm a fan of starwars, and yet I also prefer Mass Effect.
Saladfax  +   1292d ago
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.
admiralthrawn87  +   1292d ago
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
fluffydelusions  +   1292d ago
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.
WrAiTh Sp3cTr3  +   1292d ago
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.
sonicsidewinder  +   1292d ago
What a goomba thing to say.
Baka-akaB  +   1292d ago
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
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EVO-OM3GA  +   1292d ago
I Respect His OPINION
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
Bereaver  +   1292d ago
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.
jeseth  +   1291d ago
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.
Mrmagnumman357  +   1291d ago
couldn't agree more, i couldn't tell you much about ME even if you payed me
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poo342947294792  +   1292d ago
I heard cliffy B licks sheppards sac juice
AdmiralSnake  +   1292d ago
um okay...
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   1292d ago
I have to admit Snake, your avatar fits this thread well. XD
ZeroX9876  +   1292d ago
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.
modesign  +   1292d ago
Cliffy B is so gay he would rather get rimmed by sheppard than by princess leia.
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Perjoss  +   1292d ago
commander shepard can be female too, but keep trying, I'm sure you'll get there eventually.
KifKroker  +   1292d ago
Giant Douche
chidori666  +   1292d ago
i agree.

I'm glad I'm not the only person who thinks Cliffy is a tool. ;)
josephps3  +   1292d ago
what's star wars?
potedude  +   1292d ago
I think there is huge scope for the Mass Effect series to be as complex as the Star Wars series.

Mass Effect is awesome, as is Star Wars, I don't think there has been enough Mass Effect stuff out yet to make it as good as Star Wars, but there have been some stinker Star Wars movies too...
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poo342947294792  +   1292d ago
cliffy B needs to become a woman and call himself cleo b
SAE  +   1292d ago
you mean an old women that never shut up , lol
just kidding.. XD

i respect him as a person and for creating gears { if he's the one who made it } ...
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dinkeldinkse  +   1292d ago
@ Lemmi_Winks
If it just the three of us, I'll shoot myself.

If there was a woman stranded also, I'll shoot Jaffe and beat Cliffy to death with the gun.
BrightFalls76  +   1292d ago
As someone who has seen every Star Wars film on day one including the original back in 1977 along with all the re-releases and unfortunate prequels I too love the Mass Effect universe more.

It's clearly just an opinion but I would take Mass Effect, KotOR or even Jade Empire over anything Lucas has done since the first Ewok hit the screen in 1983.

I grew up on Star Wars, every other picture of me as a child is with Star Wars toys, birthday decorations, t-shirts, bed sheets, toothbrushes and even a garbage can with Jabba on it:) Mass Effect will never be bigger than Star Wars but Cliffy B is just saying he enjoys the universe Bioware has created more and I agree 100%.
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Shadowaste  +   1292d ago
I liked it better when bioware made rpg's!

They aren't that great at shooters (mass effect 2).

Games like Jade Empire, KotOR, Neverwinter Nights, Baldurs Gate, you know, RPG'S!!
TukkerIntensity  +   1292d ago
None of the characters in ME have the iconic charisma and power of the strongest characters in the SW universe. Both have great stories - but you need to support stories with great characters and specifically in these mediums great actors who can bring out the charisma of the characters.
Baka-akaB  +   1292d ago
I kinda agree , the ME universe is great , but only a select few characters are truly as memorable as star icons from movies , games or books
Troll-without-Bridge  +   1292d ago
And one more reason as to why he is lame.

Mass effect universe is dull, boring and presumptuous. Lacks charisma, humor and charm.
emekcrash  +   1292d ago
Exactly. I can see why people like it as it is a possible future unlike Star Wars, yet its so boring it hurts. Not only that, but if Mass Effect has something interesting in it, the Star Wars version is always better or just more fun (Look Kinetic powers and the Force. The Force is just so much more awesome).

Same goes with saying that GT5 is more fun than Forza 3/4 - Its just retarded. Its obviously not as fun and you can see it in the reviews and the overall opinion of... everyone that's not sucking Sony off.
krazykombatant  +   1292d ago
LOOOOL comparing star wars to ME suree ok, But comaparing Star Wars (KINECT RAILS) to ME series, its stupid as hell. HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHHAHAHA .
emekcrash  +   1292d ago
I don't think you know what I'm talking about. In ME, there are people with Kinetic powers that can move objects around ect. It's basically a Force rip-off.
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Baka-akaB  +   1292d ago
ME's use of super powers got at least two small advantages over the jedi powers . It's not woven into a whole ideology of good vs evil , when it comes to choices of powers .

Your resident mover can be a jerk as well as a saint ... while you alignement choce your type of powers in Sw . That's something i've seen to be a turn off to some folks .
TheFallenAngel  +   1292d ago
Star wars is pretty boring. I could never get into star wars or star trek. I would be pretty nerdy if I did. People already thinks that im nerdy even though I have two cars, a job, girlfriend and I love going clubbing.
A_Troll_From_Ign  +   1292d ago
So coz someone like star trek and wars there nerdy??? Gtfo
TheFallenAngel  +   1292d ago
You know thats a pretty big stereotype for nerdy people dude. Im not saying everyone that likes it are nerds.
Baka-akaB  +   1292d ago
Well it would weird if you did anyway , Star wars is as mainstream as it gets
John Kratos  +   1292d ago
I personally find Mass Effect overated, but that's his opinion, so who really gives a fuck.
jeseth  +   1291d ago
After playing Mass Effect 2 I agree. Dragon Age was better than Mass Effect.

I found ME2 to be painstakingly repetitive and boring. I like the overall art design of the races and planets but the game itslef was average at best, nothing groundbreaking at all.

KOTOR stomps ME. Never mind the Star Wars universe created by the Movies and Novels.
SAE  +   1292d ago
i don't like mass effict at all , but i love gears :) ...
yes , i bought it because of the reviews and i didn't enjoy it at all , i didn't feel it's an rpg at all ...
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bozebo  +   1291d ago
"i didn't feel it's an rpg at all"

same, but I liked it overall anyway.

There is just something about the way the universe is presented - all the tech, species, planets etc. That just works, and it's somehow pulled off without being cheesy like it is in star wars and star trek.

But er... seeing as rpg stands for role playing game, probably like 90% of games could be called rpgs lol. ME is an action adventure game in my book, but the genre hardly matters.
SAE  +   1291d ago
i still didn't enjoy it as a shooter or an adevnture or what ever you choose, i didn't like the gameplay or even the story , it's not a fun game and the story doesn't give me any feeling...
DwightOwen  +   1292d ago
Yo, Cliffy! STFU and get crackin' on Samaritan. My PC needs a challenge.
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Captain Tuttle  +   1292d ago
The great thing about Mass Effect is that everything is explained, Element Zero, the Accelerators, Sovereign etc. It's actually a believable universe. If you take the time to read the Codex you'll be impressed.

Star Wars is much more mysterious; The Force, "Hyperdrive", light sabers.

I love KOTOR though, amazing universe. Keep George Lucas far away from it and it'll be fine.
Baka-akaB  +   1292d ago
Not exactly . Star wars got as much science explained if you care to look for it . You'll find as many detailled schematics of hyperdrives than for me's equivalent . It just wouldnt be that apparent in the source movies .

Besides and mostly the serie got various eastern and western philosophy and religious undertones and a much bigger focus on pseudo-mysticism .

ME mostly got the advantage of not being born as a length limited movie , so can get away with dropping all of its science at once . Otherwise it would have been as clinical and "believable" as the beginning of star trek , and with less technical details explained .
SovereignSnaKe  +   1292d ago
Mass Effect is probably the closest thing this Generation has to Star Wars - (that could be comparable) -and Episodes 1-III don't count! :)
SageHonor  +   1292d ago
So do I :). I love Mass Effect
Bimkoblerutso  +   1292d ago
I think that the Star Wars controversy is steam-rolling the real humor of this interview...that is, 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand is one of his FAVORITE GAMES.
JoeCoolxD  +   1292d ago
Cliffy B is perhaps the worst nickname I've ever heard. It's good job his work on names doesn't portray his work on Gears.
Bigpappy  +   1292d ago
He did not choose the name. He actually tried to get rid of it and use his full name. It is really ashort first name followed by the first initial of his last. So whats to hate, his parents?
BinaryMind  +   1292d ago
It's better than Cliffski or Clifford, the Big Red Dog.
Bimkoblerutso  +   1292d ago
Or the Fart Machine. That would be a terrible nickname to have.
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