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Rumors of the Mass Effect TV show “get sick of me,” says a former BioWare writer.

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The lead author of Dragon Age talked about the issue of television adaptation Faced with Mass Effect, it’s unlikely to please fans.

Everyone knows that video game movies are usually terrible, but things can be different on TV shows, especially when the Last Of Us show is released. At least one should know what he’s talking about, but doubts about the outlook for the rumored Mass Effect series.

Although not officially announced yet, there is little doubt that the rumors that Amazon is creating a Mass Effect show are true. But already some people say it’s a bad idea – including the guy who created the sister series Dragon Age setting.

Former BioWare lead writer David Gaider has never worked on Mass Effect, but Dragon Age works in a very similar way, especially when it comes to using the protagonist and companion characters.

“Mass Effect and Drago Age have a custom protagonist,” Guider wrote on Twitter. “That is, on TV shows, you have to choose whether the protagonist is male or female. Boom, soon you alienated the entire bundle of embedded fan bases that had their hopes.

“Second, those protagonists are designed to be a bit blank, where players fill in their decisions. This doesn’t work in passive media. So suddenly the protagonists themselves Have their own personality … and their own Talk.. That would be strange. “

Gaider explains how the in-game companion is used as a code for the player’s “emotional involvement”, and that the protagonist himself is “quite boring”.

He also predicts that many of his peers will not appear outside of cameos, for the sake of clarity and time. Instead, he suggests that series makers may want to focus on the main plot. He describes the plots of both games as “serviceable” at best, so I think that’s a mistake.

“Interactivity was a star, not a plot,” says Gaider. This has always been an important issue in adapting video games to movies and television.

He leaves hope for a more successful approach that is simply set in the world of the show, rather than a direct adaptation of the game.

“At some level, this TV series needs to answer the question,” What is Mass Effect? ​​”That means making something To be recognizable Mass effect. That means retreading the ground in a way that fans don’t need, and it’s probably unresponsive, “Guider concludes.

He points out some interesting points, which can be applied to most adaptations of video games (although they need to be The Last Of Us, which does not provide a player agency in terms of story or character. (No), so it would be interesting to see what Amazon will do in the end.

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