news\ Sep 27, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Bioware: Decisions in Mass Effect 3 Have More Impact


One of the fantastic features in the Mass Effect series is the ability to make decisions. Each game has gave the player the ability to make the choices they want, but according to Bioware, Mass Effect 3 will amplify this feature.

In an interview with Destructiod , Bioware's Casey Hudson analyzed the decision feature in each of the first two games:

"With the first one, we're kind of launching everything, and we're kind of throwing up these huge threads to the later stories."

He then explained, "And then with the second one, we're kind of inbetween. It's actually the toughest one to make, because it has to work with previous stuff and still tie-in with other stuff a little bit later."

Hudson was then asked about the upcoming game's choices. He explained, "But with Mass Effect 3, this is really the opportunity to do whatever we want with the remainder of the story, which means players can do whatever they want with the remainder of the story. Your decision can have much bigger consequences, things that you've done earlier can have much bigger consequences. So we can really throw around a lot of big impacts from your decisions, from prior games and from decisions you'll make in Mass Effect 3."

He concluded the question saying, "It's really astronomical. The number of different ways that you can play it, the combinations of different decisions that you can make, and then all the different ways that the story can end up depending on what you're doing. The whole story, the whole galaxy ends in a way that you're going to decide."

With the wide array of choices presented to the player in Mass Effect 2, the ability to shape the entire ending to my liking sounds very enticing.

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