What Will You Do Once Mass Effect 3 Ends?

By Kyle Durant

April 15, 2011

Let’s face it; we’ll all miss Shepard once his saga comes to an end later this year in Mass Effect 3. That leads many to wonder how the post-story gameplay of ME3 will work out. The first Mass Effect game had a New Game + Mode and Mass Effect 2 let you explore the Universe after the story’s conclusion. It would only be fitting for the third installment to combine these two gameplay elements into one and that’s exactly what Bioware has done. It’s already been confirmed that Mass Effect 3 will have a New Game + Mode but Mass Effect series executive producer, Casey Hudson, has stated, “it’s a hybrid of the two”.

He went into more detail about Mass Effect 3’s post-game stating, “We’re going to have a version of the post-game state that you can go back to and finish more stuff, but then we’ll have stuff you can loop back around and do in new game+.” It pretty much sounds like two separate options but I’m sure it will be a bit more complex than that. It’s possible the character you’ll end up controlling (we don’t know the ending of ME3) will be weaker or stronger after the story is completed. Who knows…maybe Bioware will pull the ol’ Red Dead Redemption post-story surprise?

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Kyle Durant

Pretty much your above average gamer who plays games profusely and appreciates them even more. Been gaming since the NES but is in love with anything PlayStation. No I am not a typical fanboy...I appreciate each system for their strengths and recognize their weaknesses. I just love the PS brand. (Think along the lines as someone who likes to read but loves one author in particular). Ever since my time as #2 in the world at Resistance 2, I have taken video games much more seriously. Don't get me wrong, I am a laid back, fun guy to game with...but I always play to win.

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