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No! Where are You Going Wrex?

Posted by deckard47 on June 12, 2009

These two bits just in from Casey Hudson, awesome-fantastic Mass Effect 2 guy (all via Kotaku):

All the squad members that you pick up are completely new characters. Some of them from races that have never been in your squad before.

It’s going to be larger squad, a lot more varied and very, very different kinds of characters. Everyone that you can take with you is a different character from before.

Which sounds bad. It makes me sad. I worked so hard not to kill Wrex and Ashley (and conversely, I worked even harder to kill Kaiden). But wait:

In some cases, it is possible that squad members from ME1 could end up in your ME2 squad. Again, we’re trying to approach this with respect for the characters. Nobody is being clumsily shoehorned in or casually written out. All surviving squad members are at least present as NPCs with important story roles.

Interesting. I guess I understand. If they used all of the old characters, then the would either have to do it Harry Potter style (every single characters is reintroduced, along with their strengths and weaknesses, at blinding speed), or they would have to have a “last time on Mass Effect” thing and have it be loooonng. This is going to be weird. But it should work out. I’m actually excited that they can create a whole new cast of characters, using the already established world. It should save a few of them from being the “giant  narrative mouth of exhibition.” That’s right Bioware, I’m waiting to judge you on stuff I’ve only heard of, let alone seen. Watch yourself.

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Also, if you’re interested, here is a long, cool interview with Gabe Newel at G4 about lots of Valve stuff. I suggest you read it this instant.

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Oh, and here is a totally awesome post by Ron Gilbert where he travels slowly through The Secret of Monkey Island, explaining a bunch of cool behind-the-scenes stuff as he goes. If you know most of the game front and back, you really should read it, it’s funny and it will make you want to play the game again.

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One Response to “No! Where are You Going Wrex?”

  1. Sam said

    Shit! That guy sounds smart and shit, and ME2 sounds REALLY FUCKING GOOD.

    From the line to see the daily show at bonnaroo!

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