Would you buy it? Mass Effect: C-Sec

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#1 Posted by AlphaZro (74 posts) -

The Topic says it all would you play a game not as Commander Shepard buy as another character in a lesser role as a part of Citadel Security, set during the first game or something of that effect...like Halo 3: ODST or maybe a character in the terminus system....

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#2 Posted by Creamypies (4169 posts) -

As long as it's on the 360 and not the iPhone then absolutely!

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#3 Posted by guiseppe (2843 posts) -

If it's made by the same guys with as much dedication. Sure.

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#4 Posted by Brunchies (2501 posts) -

If it has as much polish and fixed the bugs from mass effect then I would buy it. even if there were still bugs, I would still buy it because it  would be an interesting experience and give more insight on the citadel.

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#5 Posted by sgjackson (544 posts) -

If it's good, sure.

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#6 Posted by rjayb89 (7811 posts) -

Richard L. Jenkins Chronicles.  I would dig that.  A c-sec dude would be interesting if the story revolved around when the Citadel got fucked up in the first game.  I cannot elaborate any further than that, sadly.

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#7 Posted by Demento (55 posts) -

As long as it is made by BioWare and not sholved off to some lesser developer. I enjoy the Mass Effect story lines, so if it was done well it would be an interesting game.

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#8 Posted by D (261 posts) -

I'd play any Mass Effect...... Shepard!
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#9 Posted by Andorski (5481 posts) -

Not sure.  Life on the citadel seems kinda boring.    I guess you can deal with things like drugs and crime (maybe even go undercover to find out about the Shadow Broker)... but all that is kinda dwarfed by the main game where you are saving the freaking universe.

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#10 Posted by AndrewB (7814 posts) -

If there was a reason for it. Mass Effect is what it is because it's part of a massive overarching story. Bioware wouldn't put out something where you played some random dude unless it tied in with the story they are trying to tell.

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#11 Posted by ArchScabby (5877 posts) -

Hellz yeah.

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#12 Posted by c1337us (5877 posts) -

I could get down with that.

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#13 Posted by TheMustacheHero (6649 posts) -

I thought this was about you playing Mass Effect and having to get birth a baby by cutting open a stomach.

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#14 Posted by LeetBalla (731 posts) -

I buy almost anything that Bioware makes.

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#15 Posted by Lydian_Sel (2536 posts) -

I'd totally buy that!! Half-life "Blue Shift" immediately comes to mind!!
 
Although I don't know if I could play C-Sec for long unless there was a really interesting plot to it like you were the Citadel Security liaison to a visiting Diplomat who's got a price on their head but OH NO, it goes deeper than that!! Or if you're in a special C-Sec branch that's in charge of the Council's Security but OH NO, it goes deeper.

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#16 Posted by Bubahula (2224 posts) -

if they put effort into it then yah i would
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#17 Edited by delta_ass (3807 posts) -

If it had Firefight, sure.
 
I'd even buy a game called Half-Life: Blue Shift. Oh wait...

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#18 Posted by UnsolvedParadox (1999 posts) -

If it's done by Bioware, I'd be all over it.

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#19 Posted by AlphaZro (74 posts) -

Now I have another question for you all, would you be more inclined to play the game if Bioware somehow made this Mass Effect side story DLC for ME2, like using the assets from the main game and made a extra adventure. While Shepard is assembling his/her squad of roughnecks, your C-sec character is fighting corruption and all the other stuff that we all imagines happens on the citadel.
 
Think about now....not a 60$ side story game but like a 15$ Add-on....    
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#20 Posted by Venatio (4720 posts) -

Yeah sure

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#21 Posted by Joeybagad0nutz (1498 posts) -

Hell Yea!!! It be even cooler if you can choose what species you are (Of course im picking human thought).
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#22 Posted by SuperSecretAgenda (689 posts) -

A retired Volus C-Sec officer returns to the scene after a group of gangsters led by his long lost evil brother return to wreck havok. Now, join Vikthar, as he takes up his assault rifle once more, to save the Citadel from petty criminals.

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#23 Posted by alsnuts2 (699 posts) -

That actually sounds really cool, youd be like the guy who evacuated the council  or other survivors.  I dont know if they could make a full mass effect sized game out of it but it would be cool to be there while everything is just going to hell.

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#24 Posted by PenguinDust (12988 posts) -

Maybe, but I doubt such a game would be made by Bioware and their craftsmanship is what draws me to their games.  Like Call of Duty: World at War, I'm not too interested in the in side stories not developed by the creators.  Are you familiar with Half-Life: Opposing Force?  It was a game set in the Half-Life universe that took place as the events of Half-Life proper were going on elsewhere.  It was an expansion developed by Gearbox and not Valve.  While, I won't speak to the quality of the game, I do know that I personally wasn't interested in it.  I wanted to play as Gordon Freeman as written by Valve, not a random soldier from some other studio.  
 
Maybe someday when Bioware makes the Mass Effect MMO, I can see it.  But, under the current market I'm not really interested in playing some unknown character who Shepard talked to in passing before going off and saving the universe.  
 
However, after saying all that, I do think I would accept a spin-off that featured any of the characters who aren't available as teammates in Mass Effect 2.  I know that Tali is a member of the new team, but beyond that I don't know what happens to those who survived.  Actually, that would be tricky come to think of it considering the potential fates of at least 3 characters from the first game. 

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#25 Posted by Jimbo (10472 posts) -

I'd love to see Bioware try some games with a more contained, personal storyline... but I don't think it's ever going to happen.

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#26 Posted by MeierTheRed (5308 posts) -
@Jimbo said:
" I'd love to see Bioware try some games with a more contained, personal storyline... but I don't think it's ever going to happen. "
I would like to see that too.
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#27 Posted by Xolare (1354 posts) -

It'd be pretty cool to see a more FPS approach to Mass Effect and making it about C-Sec would be awesome.

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#28 Edited by S0ndor (2717 posts) -

Nah, maybe if it was a completely new environment with new characters. We've already seen a lot of C-sec and the Citadel in ME and we're bound to see even more in ME2.
 
I also reckon it would feel incredibly underwhelming when compared to the main storyline which is about, ye know, saving the entire galaxy from a giant fleet of genocidal space robots with the help of a team of the finest warriors in the galaxy!
Though I must say, the prequel novels were all very exciting and epic, but somehow managed to tell very personal stories with characters that you really cared about. So I have no doubt that the Bioware writers could pull it off.

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#29 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7598 posts) -
@S0ndor said:
" Nah, maybe if it was a completely new environment with new characters. We've already seen a lot of C-sec and the Citadel in ME and we're bound to see even more in ME2. "
I don't think the Citadel is in ME2 much, if at all.  Plus we only saw one very small part of it, I think they could easily make a game that was wholey centered around it.
But I definitely think it'd work best as an ODST style expansion, rather than a complete full game.
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#30 Posted by Matfei90 (1279 posts) -
@Andorski said:
" Not sure.  Life on the citadel seems kinda boring.    I guess you can deal with things like drugs and crime (maybe even go undercover to find out about the Shadow Broker)... but all that is kinda dwarfed by the main game where you are saving the freaking universe. "
The presidium, sure, but it'd be a fair bet to say that the wards have a fair share of seediness and crime as any major city does.

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