BioWare: Mass Effect 2 Is Kinda Like Empire Strikes Back

Brooding, more serious. Can we expect that from Mass Effect? According to BioWare co-founder Greg Zeschuk:

"If you recall, Empire Strikes Back was the darker chapter and that is how we designed the ME2 story and experience: to try and make the player reflect on the challenges of the character." Continuing, he tells IGN, "If you put ME2 next to the original it is definitely a darker, harder game." Zeschuk is reiterating what he told Kotaku back in September.

The second Empire Strikes Back took the Star Wars characters and put them in the worst situation imaginable — well, not as bad as putting them in the newer Star Wars movies, but still pretty bad.

Mass Effect 2 picks up "soon after" the first game as Commander Shepherd is crewing up "a dozen of the galaxy's most dangerous operatives" just as a new menace threatens to wipe out the humans.


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    sovereign: shepard ... i am your father.
    shepard: thats not true thats impossible
    sovereign:search your fellings you know it to be true
    then shepard jumps off the platform the end

    Just as long as the 3rd game doesn't have some small cute furry race.

    I never found ME to be challenging at all, it was fun and it was extremely entertaining (I've played it through about 3 times now), but even if ME2 is harder I still don't see it being difficult.

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