The Star Wars Of The New Generation Is…

The Star Wars Of The New Generation Is…

Well, according to Gears of War designer Cliff “Dude Huge” Bleszinski, it is…

Sci-fi role-playing franchise Mass Effect. Here’s the quote – from an interview with website Gamasutra:

The thing that was cool was that Mass Effect is kind of an RPG for me, with the cover-based shooting. I think there’s a reason why it’s been successful. Because gamers love Gears.

It’s like well, here’s something that’s like Gears, but even has more depth, and a different setting. It’s Star Wars for this new generation, right? Well, and the addition of the potential for having sex in a video game is also very powerful.

That could be a throw away quote, sure, but I’d say that the Star Wars for “this new generation” is, wait for it, Star Wars. Nothing against Mass Effect, nothing against Dude Huge. Star Wars, as much as George Lucas continues to mangle it, still has wide appeal with younger generations.

More in the link below.

Cliff Bleszinski: Creativity, Design, and Reality [Gamasutra via IndustryGamers]


  • Episode 3 was pretty awesome, especially the final hour or so. And the cartoon network series is really good too. Better than the movies, I’d daresay. Maybe Mass Effect could become a animated series? I know I’d watch it. I’m picking up the Trade Paperback when it comes out.

  • No offense, but Star Wars isn’t Star Wars anymore. Episodes 1 and 2 were terrible and the Clone Wars is just something else all together. Not terrible, just not Star Wars. It’s like Star Wars Jr.

    With Battlefront 3 in Development Hell, all adult fans have left are the videogames and comics. Both of which rock, but it’s far from what Star Wars was: a Universe which encompassed books, comics, games and movies.

    • I wouldn’t be quite as harsh, but I agree that the newer episodes don’t really hold up to the older trilogy. And as to Warlok, watch twilight? The new episodes were dumbed down for the same kids that are now into twilight, the people who dislike the newer episodes will be the same people that hate twilight. What I would give to go back in time and stop Jar Jar Binks from ever becoming a character.

      Anyway, back on point. The ‘new star wars’ seems like a ridiculous idea in the first place, let alone calling Mass Effect it. Star Wars was incredibly popular, and still is decades later, it appealed to a surprisingly wide audience which most SciFi could never do these days. I would say the closest thing to a Star Wars of this generation would be Avatar, simply for popularity. Though I think Star Wars has a lot more complexity and staying power.

      Also am I the only one that thinks its a bit wrong for Bleszinski to be complimenting Mass Effect by comparing it to his own game? He might as well have said ‘Yeah its a really good game, but only because it copies some of the game mechanics of my game, which was awesome.’ Seriously “I think there’s a reason why it’s been successful. Because gamers love Gears.” seems pretty arrogant to me.

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