According to a report launched by Deadline, Amazon would be close to making a deal to produce a TV series based on Mass Effect, the famous Sci-Fi saga that has helped make BioWare one of the most important software houses in the video game scene
David Gaider, lead writer of the three chapters of the Dragon Age series and now away from BioWare from 2016 after 17 years of collaboration, commented on the story, saying in reality rather concerned about how the philosophy behind Mass Eff
“I’m relieved to know that the Mass Effect/Amazon deal is for a potential TV series and not for a movie. Even so, the possibility (and the same goes for Dragon Age) makes me shudder a little, unlike many fans who seem… excited? For starters, Mass Effect and Dragon Age have a personalized lead, which means that the TV show will have to choose between a boy and a girl. Boom, you’ve just alienated a whole part of the fan base from the start that was feeding its hopes.
Secondly, those protagonists are designed to be a bit of a clean slate, which the player fills with his own decisions. It won’t work with a passive medium. So, suddenly, the protagonist will have his own personality and his own story. It’ll be weird.”
Gaider then said he was concerned about how the companions could be treated, how some might be neglected in favor of the narrative plot, and how the bond created between the player and these is fundamental both for Mass Effect and for D The interaction with the characters is the focus of the BioWare sagas, as “both the plot of Mass Effect and that of Dragon Age were, at best, useful. And I’m not saying it in a derogatory way. The stories had to take the player into account. Interactivity was at the center of everything, not the plot.” What do you think of Gaider’s point of view?