Uh, I just got a really awful sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach. Why?
Karpyshyn hasn’t been involved with Mass Effect 3 due to his work on Star Wars: The Old Republic.
That’s from a Eurogamer article about fan outrage over the canonical errors in the most recent Mass Effect book, ironically entitled Deceived.
Now, I have the book but haven’t started it yet because I’m finishing up some other reading first, so I can’t say whether or not the book is really as bad as the Internet is claiming. I imagine and hope that it’s not and that thing’s have been a bit over blown, as is often the case. But the sinking feeling I’ve gotten isn’t because of the book, it’s because the same guy who wrote the first three books and two games, didn’t write the third game. The story has been the major driving force for me in the game, and between Karpyshyn’s absense and the change late last year to delay and include multiplayer, I’m really wondering if we’ll get a strong finish to the trilogy.
I hope so, but I’m going to start planning for disappointment. I’ll be extremely happy if I’m wrong.