A few hours after the news of an interest from Amazon Prime Video, the former BioWare narrative designer gives his opinion on a TV series on Mass Effect, explaining how, according to him, it does not serve the fans. His motivations were posted directly on his profile Twitter, with the tweet start present within this news.
After the news yesterday of the arrival of a possible TV series on Amazon Prime Video, David Gaider, former BioWare narrative designer, expresses his doubts about it, also speaking of the possibility of a transposition of Dragon Age. The tweets are many and perfectly express his idea about the series, together with the problems for a transposition.
His speech starts from the beginning, that is, the fact that the main character of both games is fully customizable and the idea of creating a series would take away that freedom. Just by choosing an actor or an actress, a part of the fans would see their choice go up in smoke within the rescue.
Gaider then continues underlining how it is possible to correct such errors but only on condition of tightening creative freedom, which would make the story very different from the one in the games. In the course of his speech, many users responded to the former narrative designer, pointing out how the series could be centered on the reverse and not just on Shepard.
I’m relieved to see that the Mass Effect / Amazon deal is for a potential TV series and not a movie. Even so, the possibility (and likewise for Dragon Age) makes me cringe just a little, unlike many fans who appear… excited?
Let me explain. (Thread)
– David Gaider (@davidgaider) November 25, 2021
Regarding this objection, Gaider points out that the series should still bring people they don’t know close Mass Effect or Dragon Age, thus finding himself having to explain again what those two universes are and what makes them so. In doing so, the series should retrace all the ground of the history of the two works, which fans do not need, according to him.
The possibility of a TV series dedicated to Mass Effect it would therefore be fraught with problems since its conception, for the former BioWare narrative designer, according to his recent tweets. We just have to wait for further official news from Amazon Prime Video, which at the moment was only evaluating the idea of a similar project.
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