So I guess they showed a lot more of the next Mass Effect game at Bioware's panel at SDCC this past week. They also talked a lot about it too. It will be focused on exploring planets and to help with that they've announced that the Mako will make a return in a major way.
There's some early footage of the new Mako roaming a planet in this news bit from the Escapist.
What do you guys think? I'm super excited myself! :)
I think the return of the Mako itself is a mild positive. But the idea that exploration might be returning with hopefully the tech and resources needed to actually make it interesting has me excited. I got into Mass Effect cause it was a weird hodgepodge of space operas and I thought the near complete abandonment of exploration was a major mark against the later games. I'm hoping the design philosophy finds itself in the level design as well. You have literal teleporters and cyber ninjas as class options...having to go down shooting galleries right into entrenched enemies with no options to bypass or change the parameters of the fighting seemed a bit weird.