StickTwiddlers has a new retrospective that takes a look back on Mass Effect, and the history of Commander Shepard from 2007-2012.
The history behind the Mass Effect series is a tumultuous one filled with huge critical acclaim, massive controversies and even an actual trip into space. It also cemented Bioware as one of the few developers who were truly willing to push the envelope not only in terms of typical RPG mechanics and storytelling, but with their attempts to create truly inclusive games that could directly appeal to anyone regardless of gender or sexual orientation.
Whilst Commander Shepard’s journey may be over, Bioware have confirmed that the Mass Effect series will continue into the next generation of consoles. Bioware have even gone as far as asking the fans for direct feedback as to what they want to see in Mass Effect 4.
Everyone who has been involved in the development of this series, no matter how big and small, should be incredibly proud of this incredible gift they’ve given to gaming. Mass Effect is a series that has left a firm imprint on gaming and will forever live on in the fan-favourite lists of the many gamers who still listen to the spectacular soundtracks, don their N7 gear and continue the fight in the Mass Effect 3 multiplayer – patiently awaiting the arrival of the next instalment of a universe they have grown to love so passionately.
What is this - the 4th retrospective on Mass Effect within a couple of months? The 5th?
Bioware's attempt to reach out and appeal to sexual deviants was rather annoying. Wouldn't be surprised if the next installment in the Mass Effect saga introduces a race where everyone look like children, in order to appeal to the pedophiles.
Incidentally, I wonder if being opposed to pedophilia makes me a 'pedophobe'…