So I've been thinking about a fourth playthrough of Mass Effect. Yes, fourth playthrough. This time I would be playing it on my new Xbox 360/new XBL account and thus I have achievements to be earned. Anyway, I decided to visit the astounding Mass Effect page to see if I was potentially unaware of any DLC packages aside from "Bringing Down The Sky." Interestingly enough, there doesn't seem to be any mention of this title update on the page. Weird, but that's irrelevent. (Edit: Nope, I'm stupid. It's there! >.<)
As I scrolled down the page, I came across this alien tidbit of information:
ReceptionMass Effect is the first in a planned trilogy of titles from Bioware, intended for release across the Xbox 360 and PC platforms. It's said that subsequent games will accept the player's save data, ensuring a cohesive experience with the same character from start to finish. BioWare invested a large amount of time and effort into establishing an expansive universe for Mass Effect, ultimately creating a world with the complexity and robustness of older franchises like Star Wars and Star Trek. This attempt at creating an intricate universe was recognized by many critics and fans alike, and the game received almost universal acclaim, selling around 1.6 million copies in six weeks from its release.
Come again?! I feel like I have been living under a rock, I must have been for me to have not heard this before, especially since Mass Effect is one of my all time favorite games. As those who have played Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) and KOTOR II may know, this form of transitional technology was not available in Mass Effect's spiritual predecessors. This is most likely because the technology did not exist at the time, but I also thought it was very much a design choice-one that we would see a return of in Mass Effect. Is this correct? If so, when was said information released? Lastly, could anyone provide a link?
Help's always appreciated! :D
If this is correct, I may very well have to play the game again.