Next Mass Effect game to be penned by Halo 4's lead writer

BioWare has announced some of the team leads for its upcoming Mass Effect title, including Chris Schlerf, the lead writer on the project. Shlerf's last project was a little game called Halo 4.

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-Foxtrot1535d ago

Hmmm....not sure how I feel about this

Halo 4 was good but the story wasn't all that.

nX1535d ago

This actually drops my anticipation for ME4 significantly.

Godz Kastro1534d ago (Edited 1534d ago )

Really? I thought it was really good and set a good tone going forward in the series.

They must have some type of faith in him to hand over a million dollar franchise over to him starting in the new gen. Lets see what he does.

TheWatercooler1534d ago (Edited 1534d ago )

Me too. Halo 4 was the lowest metacritic score. Surely they could have got someone better. We will have to see how it turns out

Torque_CS_Lewith1534d ago

Actually Halo 4 was the best in the series story-wise.

ABeastNamedTariq1534d ago

Opinions... Aren't they grand?

Torque_CS_Lewith1534d ago

They are. And a lot of people share mine. Others don't and that's okay.

spicelicka1534d ago

I think the script writing was bad, but the story was actually good.

CorndogBurglar1534d ago

The story in Halo 4 was very good. However, you had to go do some research if you wanted to understand it.

A lot of what happened in Halo 4 refers to a lot of the story from the novels and expanded universe. If you hadn't read the novels, or at least looked in to the backstory of the Forerunners online, then you would have no idea what was going on, or who this Didact guy was.

Also, the story telling in Halo 4 didn't help anything. It acted like all the people playing the game already knew all this stuff that was never explained in any of the games.

Agent20091534d ago

Poor storytelling is a poor storytelling. Period.

I'm officially worried about the future of Mass Effect.

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moegooner881535d ago

Won't lie, my hype dropped a bit for the game, but I hope Shlerf proves me wrong.

Godz Kastro1534d ago (Edited 1534d ago )

That's one heck of an honor. Halo 4 did have a great story. The whole rampancy issue with Cortana was a great twist.

Color me interested...


I guess that went over my head then. Cool spin either way.

-Foxtrot1534d ago

A twist? We pretty much knew she would go into rampancy since the end of Halo 3 since the way AI's work in the Halo universe has already been explained to us.

Not really a twist is it.

Mister_Audrey1534d ago

The plot in Halo 4 was boring and forgettable.

But the plot in Mass Effect 2 was pretty bad and poorly written as well and people still liked it. Maybe it will work out.

At any rate, I now have zero anticipation for Mass Effect next.

Allsystemgamer1534d ago

Don't see how the humanization of a dying AI holding on to her life while suffering for the sake of humanity and a single human who knows nothing about human emotion is bad...

Mister_Audrey1534d ago

Because it was boring and forgettable.

The whole campaign was boring and forgettable. The only thing I remember is how 343 wanted Halo to be Call of Duty so badly that they nicked Halo 4's boss-fight from Call of Duty 4.

DJustinUNCHAIND1534d ago

Halo 4 had one of the best campaigns out of all of them.

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