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Negativity surrounding Dragon Age II and Mass Effect 2: ArrivalI don't believe this will have an effect on ME3, it seems to have a longer dev cycle than DAII and the fact that Arrival had so little must mean that they are hard at work on ME3. The consensus in the Mass Effect team is that they hit the sweet spot with Mass Effect 2 and seek to improve upon that rather than go for an overhaul like the Dragon Age team did with DAII.
To say that Dragon Age II worried me when things were shown in its development cycle would be a little strong, but I had concerns and these concerns turned out to be true once I completed Dragon Age II twice. It's proof that changing so much that made one game great may come to bite its sequel in the ass. Fortunately this won't be the case with ME3.
Music: Clint Mansell replaces Jack WallIf it wasn't someone of Clint Mansell's calibur coming in, I'd be very disappointed about Jack Wall going out. The music in Mass Effect has become one of its strongest points and some of my favourite video game tracks have come from Mass Effect 1 ( Main theme track) and 2 ( Suicide Mission track).
I can't imagine that Clint will do anything other than build upon and create more music that makes Mass Effect as cinematic as it is.
Mass Effect 3I'm not expecting to get everthing I want out of this game storyline-wise, my list for my ideal Mass Effect 3 crew makes that obvious, but the scene that has already been set with The Reapers has got me ready and waiting with my money.
My Ideal Mass Effect 3 Crew
In ME3 some will turn out to be crew members (some already are), some cameo appearances, some mission appearances and some location-specific appearances. I wish the following were permanent Normandy SR2 Crew.
| 1. Tali'Zorah nar Rayya |
Primary Squadmate (and GF)
| 2. Garrus Vakarian |
| 3. Legion |
| 4. Grunt |
| 5. Urdnot Wrex |
Crew member - Would make for some interesting scenes between him and Grunt
| 6. Jeff "Joker" Moreau |
Crew member - Can't not have Joker
| 7. EDI |
Crew member - One of the best new characters in ME2
| 8. Mordin Solus |
Crew member - Comedy value
| 9. Kelly Chambers |
Crew member - Mail, fish etc.
| 10. Samara |
Crew member - Always be picking Samara over Morinth, the fact that she resists Shepard makes her all the better.
| 11. Liara T'soni |
Crew member - Younger Asari compared to Samara, has unique abilities and knowledge.
| 12. Thane Krios |
Crew member - A mission that finds a cure for Thane would be a nice side-quest from all the Reaper activities that'll be going on in ME3.
| 13. Kasumi Goto |
Crew member - Easily the better pick out of the two DLC squadmates. If my Shepard wasn't a paragon I would let Zaeed burn rather than recruit him.