Originally Posted by ChaosTheory
Sums it up perfectly. ME was one-of-a-kind for me. I'm unfortunately not optimistic that we'll ever get another franchise that allows so much perceived customization of your experience over an epic 3-game arc. When you consider the effort it took to continue your choices/character into ME2 and ME3, combined with the outcry BioWare got over the ending and the fact that they've basically painted themselves into a corner with any story progression following the events of ME3 (leaving us only with prequels and sidequels), I really don't believe any current game company would attempt it again. Therefore, a similar emotional investment is unlikely.
Hope I'm wrong, though.