BioWare Creative Director Discusses Mass Effect Unsolved Mysteries In New N7 Day Video - Prima Games

BioWare Creative Director Discusses Mass Effect Unsolved Mysteries In New N7 Day Video

by Liana Ruppert

It’s N7 day and while we don’t have any new game or port announcements, we do have an awesome Mass Effect unsolved mysteries video with the creative director! 

The new video comes by way of the Ars Technica podcast and it showcases Creative Director Mac Walters talking about our beloved Mass Effect franchise in celebration of N7 Day for this year. While usually this day houses big reveals, the team’s focus is squarely on the new Dragon Age coming up as well as few other unannounced projects, so while a new Mass Effect is on the way – it’s still a long ways off. 

He began by talking about what he believes the “canon Shepard” story is – which was met with a pretty vague answer to stay on the safe side since there are so many ways Shepard can go – though he did talk about his own playthrough where he destroyed the reapers and his Shepard died with no sudden breath cutscene. 

What I found interesting is the question about husks. “Do reaper husks retain any of the personality of the converted individual, even if they have no control over their own actions,” asked redditor ‘Gatsu66’. Though the answer should be obvious, it was a relief to see that – canonically – that husks are just that: husks. They don’t retain any of the personality traits or memories of the victim, which is a relief because talk about traumatic. 

There are other answers he tackled, which you can see in the video above. What are some of your unsolved mysteries regarding the Mass Effect story that you’d be interested in learning more about? More about the Leviathan, perhaps? Or maybe more on “Brain Camp” and the origin story of the Illusive Man explored through the books and comics? Sound off with your N7 Day thoughts over on Twitter @PrimaGames! Or you can hit me up @DirtyEffinHippy! With over 31 playthroughs of the trilogy, I will never turn down an opportunity to talk Mass Effect. 

Liana Ruppert

With an arguably unhealthy obsession with Dragon Age and Mass Effect, Liana is wildly passionate about all things in the gaming community. From shooters, to RPGs, if it's out - she's playing it. A medically retired US Sailor and now full-time hoarder of gaming collectibles, Liana's passion for everything in the gaming industry is palpable. Also, if you lose her in a crowd, just casually mention any BioWare game and the crazy pterodactyl screech will without a doubt follow. You can follow her on Twitter @DirtyEffinHippy or email her for editorial inquiries at [email protected]!