Art Director from Bioware discussed great influences to the Mass Effect universe, some fans may find this surprising but one of the developers biggest influences is movie from Square Enix Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within.
have you seen that movie? It literally owns, although it is absurd as hell
BS, that film is massively underrated IMO I enjoyed it a lot and have waited for 10 years for Square Enix to make a FF game like FF:TSW. May not be a TRUE FF film like Advent Children was but as a sci-fi flick, it was cool.
Yea it wasn't a true FF movie, but as a sci-fi standalone flick it was really good. I can definitely see FF:TSW in ME now that they mention it.
awesome news, TSW has the kind of depth ME has been missing. hardly absurd, the spirits/dead energy is a metaphor for the elements of our reality that are killing us everyday without being able to see it, ELM, nuclear radiation, cancer etc.
Interesting news, i have faith Bioware will produce a great product.
The movie was ok, but i enjoy mass effect 100 x more. Mass effect became my favorite video game series, i like its universe even better then Star Trek and Star Wars.
I have played the Mass Effect Series to the point of tears. ME 1 on PC onces ME 2 On PS3 4 ME 2 on PC 2 Great game(s)/Story/Characters/Races /History/Depth .. can I agree with you?? Dare I say it... YES: The writers have created a much more interesting universe than Star Trek or Star Wars.
Everyone bitched because Spirits Within wasnt "Final Fantasy" enough. It was still a great movie damnit!
Ah the movie that almost made Square go bankrupt.
I hated it when I saw it at the cinema, but then I rewatched it and actually thought it was a pretty decent movie, with some excellent CGI for the time.
good movie, has some cool stuff going on also. these developers have good taste
I loved that movie! Was the first 'dvd' I ever bought, and the 1st dvd I ever played in my brand new PS2 :P ,I felt it had a FF7 undertone to it. I liked it.
WOW it was my first DVD as well. I absolutely loved the movie.
lol didn't they shit on jrpgs a while ago?
Yes, but after the disaster known as Dragon aids 2, they've piped down. I'd like to know why they weren't so vocal in the 90s. Oh, that's right, they were getting their butts handed to them by Jrpgs.
Name dropping for the sake of it.
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