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#1 Muhammad Farrukh

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 15:07

Bioware Asks For Mass Effect 4 Suggestions


"Would you be more interested in a game that takes place before the trilogy, or after?"




Bioware has requested the help of fans in deciding whether the next Mass Effect game takes place before or after the events of the Mass Effect trilogy.


Mass Effect executive producer Casey Hudson took to Twitter to ask gamers for their input about when they'd like to see the next title take place.


"Parsing through your thoughts on the next #ME game," he revealed. "Would you be more interested in a game that takes place before the trilogy, or after?"


It's not the first time Hudson has asked for player feedback about the next Mass Effect title; earlier this month he revealed that a new Mass Effect game was in the early stages of development, though admitted the team was still uncertain regarding story specifics.


We also know that the next game will go somewhere new and won’t star a character similar to Shepard, but this latest tidbit of information raises quite an interesting dilemma. If the team decide to pursue a prequel, they need to be careful not to conflict with any of the series' already-established canon, while a sequel would need to be set sufficiently far in the future that the varying endings of Mass Effect 3 don't create continuity problems, unless of course previous choices are once again incorporated as was the case between the original games.


It seems the team are aware of this though; earlier this month BioWare Montreal studio director Yanick Roy revealed that the next Mass Effect title "will be very respectful of the heritage built over the course of the first three games."


What do you think? Would you prefer to see Mass Effect 4 take place before or after the events of the Mass Effect trilogy?



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Posted 21 November 2012 - 15:21

I'd prefer a prequel. Either dealing with races in the previous cycles like Protheans or Inosanon. Come to think of it , playing as a Salarian in the Rachni Wars might be pretty interesting.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 15:47

They have a lot to work from with a prequel (e.g. Rachni Wars, First Contact War, Metacon War (Prothean war against the Reapers). I think I'd rather see that than a sequel. They'd have to choose one of the possible endings in Mass Effect 3 for a sequel which would anger some fans.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 15:50

A game set in Prothean-Reaper war would be freakin' awesome

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 15:54

I'm personally leaning towards a prequel as well, an awful lot of material to work with. Something coming after Mass Effect 3 is bound to irk a portion of the fanbase no matter what they do. Also as a request.. don't mess with the formula.. stick with what made the ME series one of the best action RPG's. Streamlining is good.. dumbing down is not.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 21:52

I've been talking about a prequel for years. Call it Mass Cause.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 21:54

I'd like to see a game that explores Prothean history in more detail, but playing in the actual Prothean war knowing that you're doomed to fail would be a bit of a downer in my opinion.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 00:01

Something with more exploring, more open world and perhaps something that focuses more on a plot very different to the original, it could even be at the same time from a different perspective.

Hows about playing as a krogen or a geth?

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 00:07

I'd like to see a game that explores Prothean history in more detail, but playing in the actual Prothean war knowing that you're doomed to fail would be a bit of a downer in my opinion.


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Posted 22 November 2012 - 00:08

A prequel would far more interesting. The more 'developed' a games story becomes, the harder it is to imagine further plot developments. Something around the first contact or soon after would be pretty interesting stuff to work with.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 00:26

I want a sequal because we all know a prequel is going to end with the terms set in ME3's ending.

So I'd want BioWare to have a "fresh start" so to speak. Don't put too much on their plate and keep low expectations on them.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:01

Easy. Different keys for jump and cover.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:06

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 05:06

I want a sequal because we all know a prequel is going to end with the terms set in ME3's ending.

So I'd want BioWare to have a "fresh start" so to speak. Don't put too much on their plate and keep low expectations on them.


I think i agree...sequel would be more interesting somewhere far in the future. Not 100 years far, but lets say 1000-5000. Wont happen though :D
If prequel, maybe previous peak in civilization would be good.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 18:30

Mass Effect: Diary of a Comparatively Teenage Shadow Broker.