By sagesebas 29 Comments
With the release of ME3 coming in little under a year, and me finishing my second playthrough of ME2, I got to thinking what is the fate of Shepard?
It is pretty common knowledge that Shepard died in the very begining of ME2, it setup the story of ME2 pretty nicely, and introduced Cerberus. The existence of a a pro-human organization was key to the development of the story and setup the whole Reaper invasion very nicely. It also made many of the decisions in the game very hard. On one hand Cerberus was a shady group with a dark past, on the other I felt that a lot of the time I kind of agreed with Cerberus. You know what maybe giving the Collector base over to The Illusive Man seemed unethical, but at the same time what has to be done just has to be done. One of the things I loved about the game was that you never knew if Cerberus was actually bad or if they were doing the necessary work to ensure that the Reapers were to be stopped in the future.
So I ultimately ask to you, what do you think the fate of Shepard will be? Do you think he will actually die in the end? Will that even feel conclusive, as Bioware has shown before that Shepard can be brought back from the dead? Will he trimuphantly defeat the Reapers and save humanity? This has to be a major concern over at Bioware as ME3 has been touted as the end of Shepard's story. I think they have a lot riding on it, and how the trilogy ends will color the perception of the story for years to come.