When it was announced that BioWare would be leaving Mass Effect protagonist Commander Shepard behind, some fans were none too pleased.

That debate still rages about the upcoming Mass Effect: Andromeda , but senior development director Chris Wynn says fans shouldn't be so grim.

When one fan said a Mass Effect without Shepard would be "embarrassing," Wynn replied on Twitter :

"I am well versed in the caparinhia, delicious. Be open minded to a Mass Effect with no Shepard, it can be good."

It's tough to leave the Shepard triology behind, no doubt about it. Role-playing and sci-fi fans alike consider the first three Mass Effect titles to be some of the best games ever, and to see a fresh effort without the only protagonist they've ever known, well, one can understand the dissent. However, this is BioWare. They can make good with just about any character, right?

In the past, we've heard the studio say that Mass Effect: Andromeda will be the "best and largest" installment ever , and they also want the new adventure to appeal to both veterans and newcomers . Hopefully, we'll hear more about it soon.

Related Game(s): Mass Effect: Andromeda

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BikerSaint
BikerSaint
4 years ago

Ha, maybe you should've given this one to John SHEPARD to post "in memory of my fem-Shepard's death at each of the different endings of ME3.

BTW Ben,
Don't know if you've noticed but soon as you've inputted your articles over the last few days, the comment numbers go bat-sh*t crazy with non-existent numbers for a while…..
for example, the Battlefront said 27 comments9after 26 minutes),
Bioware/ME4 said 32 comments soon after posting,
And The Helldiver's post said 58 comments 1 minute after posting(but at that very same time, only this post of mine here was actually posted in all 3 of these threads


Last edited by BikerSaint on 10/26/2015 11:54:42 AM

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
4 years ago

Yeah, I know. No idea what causes that.

Good to see you back, though. 🙂

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
4 years ago

OK, Ben.
And thanks for the welcome back!

And as soon as I get a new PC tower, I'll start to send you some articles again(hate this %#^*#$ laptop I'm using now).

Anyway, I'll need to get your email addy once again as my old tower died on me with all the info & addys I had in it.

Underdog15
Underdog15
4 years ago

Z'OMG!!!! It's the saint! He's back!

*hallelujahchorus*

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
4 years ago

Hey Underdog, glad to be back.
How ya doing?

Underdog15
Underdog15
4 years ago

Good, man. Busy these days, but good. Glad you're back!

SirLoin of Beef
SirLoin of Beef
4 years ago

I'm totally OK with a new protagonist for the next Mass Effect game.

Corvo
Corvo
4 years ago

Bioware, just make the combat fun and make my new guy have different personalities based on the renegade and paragon system. Make there be a middle ground and you'll make a good game.

FM23
FM23
4 years ago

Agreed!

FM23
FM23
4 years ago

As long as the new character is solid. None of that Raiden in MGS2 nonsense!!! Shepard had his time. His story is complete. Don't give him the Kratos/Master Chief treatment. Let his character live on in gaming history and move on.

I welcome a new Mass Effect. Some of the best games I ever played. ME2 is my favorite game of all time. Hope they get a new engine to power their games as the stiff movements need reworking. And hopefully they are taking notes on Witcher 3's storytelling mechanics. Safe to say, by ME3, alot of side story was discarded for all out action.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
4 years ago

I think most fans want Shepard because of the way it ended. If it had done a better job tying up lose ends, etc… I don't see this being an issue.

Just a side thought though, we essentially created Shepard. We created a class, how he/she looked, the dialogue choices. I don't think it's that much different with a new character. I won't mind.

Temjin001
Temjin001
4 years ago

I liked Sheppard but I'm plenty fine with a new crew and captain.

I can't wait for more Mass Effect!

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
1 year ago

I think most fans want Shepard because of the way it ended. If it had done a better job tying up lose ends, etc… I don&#39t see this being an issue.

Just a side thought though, we essentially created Shepard. We created a class, how he/she looked, the dialogue choices. I don&#39t think it&#39s that much different with a new character. I won&#39t mind.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
1 year ago

Ha, maybe you should&#39ve given this one to John SHEPARD to post "in memory of my fem-Shepard&#39s death at each of the different endings of ME3.

BTW Ben,
Don&#39t know if you&#39ve noticed but soon as you&#39ve inputted your articles over the last few days, the comment numbers go bat-sh*t crazy with non-existent numbers for a while…..
for example, the Battlefront said 27 comments9after 26 minutes),
Bioware/ME4 said 32 comments soon after posting,
And The Helldiver&#39s post said 58 comments 1 minute after posting(but at that very same time, only this post of mine here was actually posted in all 3 of these threads

Last edited by BikerSaint on 10/26/2015 11:54:42 AM

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
1 year ago

Hey Underdog, glad to be back.
How ya doing?

SirLoin of Beef
SirLoin of Beef
1 year ago

I&#39m totally OK with a new protagonist for the next Mass Effect game.

Underdog15
Underdog15
1 year ago

Good, man. Busy these days, but good. Glad you&#39re back!

FM23
FM23
1 year ago

Agreed!

Temjin001
Temjin001
1 year ago

I liked Sheppard but I&#39m plenty fine with a new crew and captain.

I can&#39t wait for more Mass Effect!

Underdog15
Underdog15
1 year ago

Z&#39OMG!!!! It&#39s the saint! He&#39s back!

*hallelujahchorus*

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
1 year ago

OK, Ben.
And thanks for the welcome back!

And as soon as I get a new PC tower, I&#39ll start to send you some articles again(hate this %#^*#$ laptop I&#39m using now).

Anyway, I&#39ll need to get your email addy once again as my old tower died on me with all the info & addys I had in it.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
1 year ago

Yeah, I know. No idea what causes that.

Good to see you back, though. 🙂

FM23
FM23
1 year ago

As long as the new character is solid. None of that Raiden in MGS2 nonsense!!! Shepard had his time. His story is complete. Don&#39t give him the Kratos/Master Chief treatment. Let his character live on in gaming history and move on.

I welcome a new Mass Effect. Some of the best games I ever played. ME2 is my favorite game of all time. Hope they get a new engine to power their games as the stiff movements need reworking. And hopefully they are taking notes on Witcher 3&#39s storytelling mechanics. Safe to say, by ME3, alot of side story was discarded for all out action.

Corvo
Corvo
1 year ago

Bioware, just make the combat fun and make my new guy have different personalities based on the renegade and paragon system. Make there be a middle ground and you&#39ll make a good game.