Many of the fans and former fans of Bioware's Mass Effects series are about to have their wounds reopened. Here comes the pain a Mass Effect 4 is in the works, but why?
The way Mass Effect 3 ended from when I played the very first edition, shattered the universe as I knew it. To me there is no practical way to bring things back to a norm found before and during the reaper invasion. The existence of a threat greater than the Reapers would just be horrible writing. To recant the bulk of Mass Effect 3's ending would stink worse than open surgery on a corpse. To subject players to any form of a prequel would just further destroy the notion that their individual play through mattered. The bold leap to years after Shepard would place players in a new era of Mass Effect. Is Bioware brave enough to venture into a new but familiar frontier?