Or maybe, it was just a mistake. Yeah I know, boring.
To declare that a personal, inner experience gives certainty about the workings of the universe is to assign far too much value to one’s subjective sense of conviction.
I’m not that arrogant.
The brain, marvelous instrument though it is, isn’t infallible. It can misfire, seize or hallucinate, and it can do so in a way that’s utterly indistinguishable from reality to the person experiencing it.
You do not need cover mechanics to do that - though it helps.
Powers system can be adapted for FPS to compensate for no cover mechanic.
Plus Tactical Pause Mode can throw you into 3rd person so you see the battlefield and target your powers and control your squad-mates.
There are/were FPS with tactical mode.
Maybe they'll go the "bullet time" route - when time slows down and you can do a lot in "split second" - that is use your powers.
But I do not think they will do a FPS. They did the GoW type of shooter - going FPS will be a step back - at least for console gamers.
Would not feel right in First Person.
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I for one welcome the lack of chesthigh walls coverbased shooting. Its retarded at best.
But alas, that is the thing about opinions I guess, everyone is different >.< It still makes me angry though >.>
Also if ME4 tries to go more FPS focused, then I'll go from a; "Maybe I'll buy if the Story looks really good" .. To; "Fuck that shit". The best aspects in Mass Effect (And this is what fucked 3 up) has always been the; Story, Characters and Setting. The only 'Real' FPS game to have an interesting story was COD:MW1 and it hasn't ever been replicated since. Mass Effect is an RPG/Space Opera first, FPS/Cover-Based Shooter second. To swap those two around would just destroy the Series completely, even after its decline in awesomeness because of ME3.