Mass Effect 3 is one of the many anticipated games of 2011. I loved Mass Effect 1 and 2, and I decided to make a list of things I would like to see in the epic conclusion of this fantastic RPG epic.
#1 – My choices to have a big effect.
I'm pretty sure this is one all the fans can agree on. In Mass Effect 2, we got to see some effect from the choices we made, but it didn't really matter all too much. The council, the Rachni, all very big plot points in the 1st game, but they don't get much of a mention in the second game. Considering the galaxy is at stake, I would love to see all my choices have huge effects, even game changing outcomes. I have read that over 1,000 plot choices are carrying over, and that they're going to make it have "big effects", but the thing is, they will need to follow through, or else or choices just seem like cheap gimmicks, and great opportunities are gone.
#2 – Our favorite characters to return for the entire game.
Ashley/Kaidan, and Liara have already been announced as squadmates, but so far that's it. I want the favorites to return, Legion, Thane, Jack, Wrex, Garrus, Tali, everyone. Every squadmate we loved (and of course survived) in the previous games should return to Shepard's side for the final epic battle for the galaxy, and they should return for good.
#3 – Have our Squadmates wear armor for christ's sake.
Yes, this is nitpicking at it's finest, but really, in Mass Effect 2, count the amount of Squadmate's that wore armor. Garrus, Grunt, Zaeed, Legion, and (technically) Tali. Only five out of the twelve characters wear armor. That's just sad. Everyone just wore clothing, which doesn't make to much sense. It's fine on the Normandy, but Bioware, on missions, please make the squad wear armor, they did in Mass Effect 1. At least give armor as an alternate costume with better stats or something.
#4 – If you're gonna have plotholes, dig them a little deeper please.
I'm pretty sure everyone knows the plotholes in Mass Effect 2. The game is still fantastic, but sometimes the plotholes are just a bit to much of a stretch. I know some continuity errors are needed to continue a plot further, but please, leave the plotholes out of site. If there is another scene where we lose a fight because all 13 main characters are busy while the Normandy is defenseless, I'll probably crap my pants.
#5 – Mako Please.
I don't know about anyone else, but I enjoyed Mass Effect 1 exploration. It did get repetitive, but it was all worth it for the good ol' Mako. The Mako dominates Mass Effect 2's Hammerhead anyday. I'm not saying bring back planet exploration, but do some fan service, and throw some Mako missions our way in Mass Effect 3.
#6 – Last but not least, change Ash Back!
I realize I'm in the minority, but I love the character of Ashley Williams, with a passion. She is my favorite romance, and maybe even my favorite character. Bioware, I am all for updating her body some to distinguish it from the default female body that was originally used, but why change her features? I liked her hair in a bun, that's just how I know Ash. Plus the makeup is kinda noticeable and uneeded. If anything, at least make her hair black again, I don't like the new brown. Really, she didn't need that much of an update.
How about we just change her back alltogether?
Anyway, that about wraps up my ranting and my wants for Mass Effect 3, I hope you enjoyed reading, and feel free to post what you wanted to see in Mass Effect 3.