So after all of that buildup, BioWare's big mystery game is...
December 11, 2010

...Mass Effect 3? Seriously?

Don't get me wrong; no one on the face of the planet has ever been more excited for anything than I am for this game, but with all of the hype and clues BioWare's been dropping, you'd think their announcement would have been revolved around something we weren't expecting. As opposed to, you know, part three of a trilogy and a game that has been mentioned by name in Mass Effect 2's load screens. Well, that's EA's marketing for you.

But anyway, now I have a one-minute debut trailer to get excited about. If anyone here is remotely as enamored with this series as I am, take a look:

The funny thing about this trailer is that someone with no prior knowledge of the Mass Effect series would watch this and think that it's another grey futuristic shooter about Earth being taken over by aliens. I'm willing to bet that very little of the game will actually be set there, as the implications toward the end of the trailer are that Shepard will be off doing his own thing, possibly rallying an attack force Dragon Age-style or battling Reapers in other parts of the galaxy as well, since I highly doubt the Reapers are only attacking Earth.

Come to think of it, the threat of a galactic holocaust has been hanging over this series since the last act of the first game, and I'd really like to see that come to life in Mass Effect 3.

So yeah, it would have been cool if BioWare had actually been working on a new franchise, but hey, I'm excited.

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joseph_valencia joseph_valencia - December 11, 2010 (08:54 PM)
It's kind of clever, in a way. "Mass Effect 3" is so obligatory, it's the last thing anyone would expect BioWare to build up an announcement for.

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