Mass Effect Player Majority Chose Paragon Playthroughs, Says Dev
Despite it being on a temporary hiatus following a rather lackluster fourth act, BioWare’s Mass Effect series continues to represent a golden standard that other RPG developers continue to look up to while crafting their own IPs. Known for its immersive story, diverse combat, and smart writing, the Mass Effect series allowed players to forge their own path while leaning towards either good (Paragon) or evil (Renegade) in terms of player choice. At least, that’s what BioWare had planned, though it has been revealed that the overwhelming majority of players simply stuck to Paragon playthroughs.
Former BioWare Cinematic Designer John Ebenger recently responded to a Tweet wherein it is joked that despite a developer’s best efforts to create quality content for both sides of the table, the player sticks with doing nothing but good deeds, leaving a lot of work unseen. Ebenger responds stating that something like 92% of Mass Effect players were Paragon, something that disappointed those that worked on the games and put a lot of effort into making the Renegade route an enjoyable one.
Yup. Something like 92% of Mass Effect players were Paragon.
And we put a lot of work in to the Renegade content too 🙁 https://t.co/lywwx7n4Hy
— John Ebenger (@EbengerJohn) February 19, 2020
I’d love to say that I was the exception and left a bloody trail of bodies in my Shepard’s wake, but, well, my DFTG co-workers don’t call refer to me as a cinnamon roll because I’m a terrible person. I think we can all agree, though, that we kicked the guy out of the skyscraper as Shepard in Mass Effect 2. It just had to be done.
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Ryan is a writer and the head editor for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he isn't writing, Ryan is likely considering yet another playthrough of Final Fantasy IX. He's also the DFTG cinnamon bun.