Remember the generic marine in the Bioware teaser?

#1 Edited by Doctorchimp (4078 posts) -

I don't think anybody's said it and I was just thinking about it.
 
But if your Shepard didn't make it couldn't that marine with the sniper have been the new character players would take control of? 
 
I'm just speculating but judging from the leaked EA pre-order screen for Mass Effect 3, couldn't the game start with Earth getting destroyed and if you don't have Shepard you start off on Earth surviving the attack. 
 
Kind of like how you picked how Shepard's background was in the first game, you would dictate the character's backstory on what you do in the first hour or so of gameplay. 
 
EDIT: Nevermind...

#2 Posted by ReyGitano (2467 posts) -

I thought Bioware said that if Shepherd dies in your game you won't be able to carry that save over.

#3 Posted by Doctorchimp (4078 posts) -
@SlashseveN303: Oh okay...wow. Pointless topic is pointless.
 
I was under the impression if your character dies they had a new one.
#4 Posted by Three0neFive (2297 posts) -

The death storyline isn't canon.
 
Which really makes me dislike ME2 even more thamn I did already. I mean, the big thing for ME2 was "OH SHIT YO, YOU CAN DIE AND IT WILL MAYBE POSSIBLY EFFECT THE STORY WINK WINK NUDGE NUDGE"

#5 Posted by ReyGitano (2467 posts) -

I feel like I've destroyed a young boy's dream.

#6 Edited by Doctorchimp (4078 posts) -
@SlashseveN303: Not really, I was going to play Mass Effect 3 with my Shepard anyway. My head was definitely spinning with all the story divergences though that I thought Bioware was going to push out. I guess instead of that they're going to implement multiplayer...
#7 Posted by Jedted (2390 posts) -
@Three0neFive said:
"The death storyline isn't canon.  Which really makes me dislike ME2 even more thamn I did already. I mean, the big thing for ME2 was "OH SHIT YO, YOU CAN DIE AND IT WILL MAYBE POSSIBLY EFFECT THE STORY WINK WINK NUDGE NUDGE" "

If some of party dies then that DOES carry over into ME3.  If Shepard dies then that's end of the story right there, can't have the ME trilogy without Shepard. :) 
#8 Posted by GlenTennis (3145 posts) -
@Jedted said:
" @Three0neFive said:
"The death storyline isn't canon.  Which really makes me dislike ME2 even more thamn I did already. I mean, the big thing for ME2 was "OH SHIT YO, YOU CAN DIE AND IT WILL MAYBE POSSIBLY EFFECT THE STORY WINK WINK NUDGE NUDGE" "
If some of party dies then that DOES carry over into ME3.  If Shepard dies then that's end of the story right there, can't have the ME trilogy without Shepard. :)  "
Right they never said before the game that "you could die and then in ME3 shit will be all crazy." They just said that you could die. And you can, if you somehow really messed things up.
#9 Posted by Fenrisulfr (142 posts) -

Developers have been known to lie about stuff in their games before.  So there's the possibility that the character you see may be the one you control. 
 
This is pure speculation though, and a lot of it.  Face it, that'd be the perfect point in the series where you'd go, "Oh shit!"

#10 Posted by Mrnitropb (2090 posts) -
@Fenrisulfr said:
" Developers have been known to lie about stuff in their games before.  So there's the possibility that the character you see may be the one you control.  This is pure speculation though, and a lot of it.  Face it, that'd be the perfect point in the series where you'd go, "Oh shit!" "
I've said it before, but if they pull a Raiden on us, I'll start knifing dudes. 
#11 Posted by Ferginator4k (737 posts) -

I dont think you will play as that Marine but i think its possible he could end up as a party member.

#12 Posted by Kierkegaard (602 posts) -

Heh, I thought this title was going to be an ironic jab and how bioware has introduced yet another shave-headed buff male that looks the same as every other version of that archetype. Also, you're idea is way better than what they'll end up doing. 

#13 Posted by Jimbo (9866 posts) -

You can play as 'That Marine' in Crysis: Warhead if you really want to.  Cor blimey, Guv'nor!  Aliens!
 

#14 Posted by Mars_Cleric (1595 posts) -

I thought you were going to say he would be one of the companion characters 
well...I think he might be
#15 Posted by PhatSeeJay (3322 posts) -
@Mars_Cleric said:
" I thought you were going to say he would be one of the companion characters well...I think he might be "
That's pretty much a given when you look at the first teaser they put out for Mass Effect 2 with Legion.

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