Life After Mass Effect 3
Wow. Mass Effect 3 hasn't even come out yet, and we're already hearing heavy Internet rumblings from all over on where Mass Effect should be heading after the trilogy ends in an earth-shattering conclusion. Don't get me wrong, the Mass Effect Universe has tons of potential to go beyond an RPG, but where exactly will BioWare be taking us post-Mass Effect 3? BioWare still has its plate full with developing the final game, and not to mention that supernova of an MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic, so why don't we take matters into our own hands? What exactly do we want in another Mass Effect game? Here are some ideas that I think are worth mulling over.
- Jeff "Joker" Moreau's own space-sim game. Yeah, he's a crippled pilot with brittle bones, but who else can navigate the Normandy SR-2 amidst a horde of gigantic Reaper cruisers with ease? I say give Joker a leaner, meaner assault spacecraft and give the guy tons of space opera battles à la FreeSpace 2. He can even bring along EDI for the ride. If anyone can pull this off, Bioware can.
- Mass Effect, GTA style. The one thing I felt lacking in Mass Effect was the chance to drive a sleek new 22nd-century convertible in an open-world environment. I mean, you're supposed to be landing on several planet's cities but where are the cars, trucks or hovercycles? Yes, you're given the opportunity to maneuver the UT-47 Kodiak Drop Shuttle or the Mako, but I wasn't really a big fan of driving those clunky blocks. Just think of the possibilities to giving players the option of driving any available vehicle on sight. Now imagine driving a car in a bustling Mass Effect metropolis a hundred years into the future. Remember the chase sequence in Lair of the Shadow Broker? Bioware can easily top that with open-world GTA mechanics, complete with screaming pedestrians, futuristic taxis and Mass Effect RPG gameplay.
Ok, that's enough about what I think. Do you want a Liara T'Soni spin-off? Or Garrus Vakarian in his own FPS, Halo-style? A Mass Effect MMO, you say? Let us know what you guys have in mind.