Chainsaws attached to our guns will ALWAYS make sense.
Unless the soldiers in Mass Effect use shotguns all their other "mass distorted" guns do shit at close quarter combat (most soldiers use assault rifles canon wise). So having a omni-tool that creates an extremely hot one-use blade does not fit into the universe? Seriously Mass Effect has always been about the amazing technology like Mass acceleration and Omni-Tools are an incredible technology too.
To be honest I am glad that heavy-melee made it into the game and I don´t see how it does not fit to the game concept? When a husk comes close you have to do something to fend it off and your assault rifles do shit in this situation.
No seriously you need something for close-quarter combat even in ME. Those Husks like it close and personal and Husks are pretty common in ME3 so why no heavy melee?
BTW: Yes those Chainsaw guns in Gears of War are just stupid. I mean a Chainsaw on a gun? Yeah pure american stereotypes right there.
Yea, but omniblades in ME3 wouldnt really work.
The reach is just awful, and the blades are too small.
Something like a sledgehammer or a naginata would be more efficient.
Not a naginata, a shotgun or pistol is fine at that range. You need the thing for the very close combat.
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I agree with you that the omni-blade is way too small but I quite like the other heavy-melee moves Shepard can have as Adept, Infiltrator and so on.
However wielding Mjolnir (Thor´s hammer) or a Naginata would be priceless.
Maybe Kai Leng should have had a naginata instead.
Honestly, you know what i would like to have seen?
Jack having a sort of biotic version of Gate of Babylon, just creating a shitton of biotic blades at once and sending them crashing down the enemies, wiping out everything.
It would fit her.
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There would have been so many cool moves Shepard and his crew could have in the Mass Effect setting. One thing that instantly came to my mind:
-Some sort of "Fan of Knives" ability (the one from WoW where your rogue does a blade AoE) only with biotic blades. Would fit Jack perfectly but also Adept Shepard. (like you said with the Gate of Babylon ability)
The only interesting biotic ability in ME is, for me, Singularity.
Shepard initiates the utter destruction with an onslaught of a hundred biotic fists breaking apart the enemys bones.
Then he crashes down on the enemy with a biotic hammer crackling with biotic power, crushing the organs and creating an earthquake upon impact.
The biotic energy surges back up as massive spikes from the ground, impaling the battered enemy.
Shepard finishes off with a cross slash sending a biotic wind, splitting the enemys body apart.
That husk never stood a chance.
We just need Shepard to reach the apex of evolution like Cars did, and he wouldnt have lost Earth at the start of ME3.
But then it would be a very short game.
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So basically Mass-Effect with an apex of evolution Shepard would went like that:
1- Shepard lands on Eden Prime and immediately sees this big Ship floating there (Sovereign). He then thinks "Hell yeah I´d love to destroy this motherfucking ship". So he destroys it with his biotic god powers. Afterwards Saren tells him that it was a Reaper and that he was working for Sovereign. Saren also tells Shepard that the Reapers are hibernating in Dark Space.
2. In a fit of rage Shepard takes the Normandy through the citadel Relay into dark space and then unleashes his powers crushing every Reaper in the process.
3. Shepard learns about a crazy AI that was created by the Leviathans and controls the Reapers. So Shepard hacks that AI on the citadel and turns it into his personal butler AI. Since in this scenario there would be no EDI it would also serve as the Normandy´s AI.
4. Shepard destroys the few Leviathans that are left and recruits Javik. They both proceed to be the ultimate Troll-duo with Garrus as their ultimate Bro.
5. Shepard marries Ashley. She then births him the future Biotic god/soldier children.
6. The universe never saw any Reaper and still thinks they are a myth created by a few crazy people.
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