NEWS - Thursday, July 30, 2009

Commander Shepard abilities will reset in ME2

Hope you weren’t counting on importing a maxxed-out Shepard into Mass Effect 2. According to BioWare, Shepard’s abilities will be reset to zero for the sequel that an improved system can be implemented. However, the story won’t be exercising selective amnesia -- it will delve a bit into why Shepard is now weaker than before.
"There’s something that’s happening with the story that explains what happens with your abilities," lead designer Casey Hudson told Computerworld.

"It’s something we can’t go into detail about for obvious reasons, but it actually happens the other way around. Our goal with the story, in terms of getting the game started quickly and players into really compelling story situations... that dictated and allowed us to do certain things including changing the way that your abilities work and the way you develop your character."

According to Hudson, BioWare has gone in and "improved literally every system in the game," including powers, controls, aiming, stats and character building.

"All of those things have been dramatically improved, so there’s no direct way to map the stuff you had in Mass Effect over to Mass Effect 2 anyway," he said.

"That said, we’re taking into account all of your accomplishments in terms of building a character from the first game. So things you’d expect to be acknowledged, like if you were a level 60 character, or you were highly Renegade and don’t want to start out at the middle again."

"If you import your save game from Mass Effect, these kinds of things will be acknowledged in ways that map across to the new system. You will feel, even in terms of the character that you build, that you are continuing as that character."

So no worries, imported characters will remain fairly consistent going into the sequel. They just won’t be all-powerful. Look for Mass Effect 2 early next year



Site Statistics

Registered Members: 43,985
Forum Posts: 725,147
Xbox One Titles: 657
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,084
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 583
Xbox Titles: 847
Staff Reviews: 1,449
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 13,092
Screenshots: 28,876
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News

See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

Games with Gold for November - Count me in
Post by TheOutcast-XBA
1 Replies, 50 Views

Xbox One Edition Limitee Borderlands The Handsome Collection
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 53 Views

Xbox One Edition Limitee et controllers
Post by oryanphine
3 Replies, 81 Views

GOW 4 Horde Credit and XP Earn Rate Updates
Post by Nato King
1 Replies, 83 Views

Post by Nato King
1 Replies, 73 Views

Red Dead Redemption 2 releasing Fall 2017
Post by Nato King
5 Replies, 126 Views

Xbox One S Protoype Zebra
Post by oryanphine
3 Replies, 171 Views

Xbox One South Korea Edition Limitee Mother Pearl
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 108 Views

Xbox One Official China Edition limitee Lunar New Year Monkey 2016
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 122 Views

Xbox Play Anywhere Set up.
Post by Nato King
6 Replies, 189 Views

CONTEST! Win a copy of Worms W.M.D.!
Post by Variation-XBA
9 Replies, 366 Views

The Gears of War 4 Live Broadcast Airs Today
Post by Nato King
7 Replies, 223 Views

Post by Nato King
9 Replies, 269 Views

Spoiler: First 12mintues of Battlefield 1
Post by Nato King
9 Replies, 258 Views

Custom Xbox Addict Controller!
Post by Variation-XBA
8 Replies, 331 Views

© 2000-2016 - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Made in Canada
Site Design by Cameron Graphics