Casey Hudson: Should ME4 Be Prequel Or Sequel?
Assuming that you’ve accepted the inevitability of Mass Effect 4, what kind of game would you like it to be? It’s a question that is obviously looming large for BioWare, no doubt still smarting from the Mass Effect 3 backlash and eager to do everything possible to avoid a take two.
That’s surely why Casey Hudson recently took to Twitter to ask what fans would like to see in Mass Effect 4. That question was, to put it mildly, a bit open ended, but presumably whatever responses he received were helpful, because he’s back to do it again, and this time he’s making the request very, very specific. Yesterday, he asked “Parsing through your thoughts on the next #ME game. Would you be more interested in a game that takes place before the trilogy, or after?”
The overwhelming response from twitter followers is somewhat reassuring. Almost all of them argue vociferously against making a prequel. “Let’s see the galaxies outside of the Milky Way. How does the civilizations work post Reaper invasions,” offered one respondent, while another said “before would sadly become the Star Wars prequels and we all know how that went,” possibly the truest statement ever made. So what do you think, Game Front? Let us know in comments, and if you’re opposed to making a prequel, please also go to Hudson’s twitter feed and let him know too.
Of course, we have our own suggestions for how Mass Effect 4 can be great. They definitely do not include a prequel.