SilentDark wrote:After fighting the reapers how do you top a threat like that? The best move I think would be to do something completely different. Talk of the next game being a prequel raises two likely time frames, the prothean extinction and the first contact war.
I think prequels are the only option to the continuation of the Mass Effect franchise. I agree that they shouldn't try and top the Reapers at all, leave Shepard and the Battle against the Reapers as the final Chapter. The alternative is having to make one of the 4 endings of ME3 as canon, which from what I hear Bioware's preferred ending is Synthesis, which I adamantly hate. Destroy all the way for me.
I like the idea of the Prothean extinction, did you get the Javik DLC? Its pretty revealing about just how the Protheans became so dominant in their cycle and their own problems with synthetics. It would be a very different galaxy compared to the democratic one we have in ME 1-3.
Also it was kind of an @sshole move making us pay for a character that actually has a lot of information on the previous cycle and some revealing dialog on the Thessia mission. But hey, that's EA for you