A former BioWare writer says a Mass Effect series is "not a smart concept."

Because of the protagonist's nature and the way his personality develops, David Gaider understands how tough it is to transfer an RPG to a passive medium.

A former BioWare writer says a Mass Effect series is "not a smart concept."

We previously informed you that Amazon Studios is close to producing a series based on BioWare's popular science fiction saga Mass Effect. Negotiations are underway, and an agreement appears to be near, albeit there is one person who opposes the idea: David Gaider, a former studio scriptwriter who worked on titles such as Dragon Age, Neverwinter Nights, KOTOR, and Baldur's Gate, among others. He is an important person because he spent no more than 17 years in the company's levels.

Gaider has expressed why he believes a Mass Effect series could result in an inappropriate product via his Twitter account: "It relieves me to realize that the project is not for a movie, but for a series." Regardless, the concept makes me shiver (I feel the same way about Dragon Age), contrary to popular belief... ", he says.

One of the issues is the protagonist's personality.

Gaider believes that the fact that the games allow us to customize our characters is the first of the problems that could occur, because the need to build a fixed one would make some saga fans feel excluded. "First and foremost, you must select between a woman and a man." "Wham, you've just alienated a lot of fans right from the bat."

"A character in a video game is like a blank canvas that is completed with the player's decisions, and that will not work for a passive medium; it will make the protagonist have his own personality and his own story," he said. "It'll be bizarre..." says the narrator. Finally, when it comes to projecting the end outcome, Gaider has been forthright, indicating that there is a danger that it would be "a retreaded product that fans do not require."

The trilogy makes a comeback

Mass Effect Legendary Edition, which includes the original trilogy (and its DLC) and is available on PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X | S, and Xbox One, is the best way to experience the complete tale. Mass Effect Andromeda, the fourth and last game in the series, is available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, as well as PS5 and Xbox Series X | S thanks to backward compatibility.

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