Mass Effect Cast Interview, Part Four

Part four of The Gaming Liberty's interview series with the voice acting cast of BioWare's Mass Effect trilogy is now online, and once again we hear from Mark Meer (male Shepard), Jennifer Hale (female Shepard), Peter Jessop (Sovereign), Michael Beattie (Mordin), Steve Blum (Grunt), Keythe Farley (Thane), and several others. Let's see what nuggets we can dig up this time:
Retroplayer- Do you have any favourite Shepard quotes or scenes?

Mark Meer (Commander Shepard)- The quote I usually pick is (I should go), solely for the sheer number of times I said that phrase in the booth. The infamous reporter scenes and the scenes with Conrad Verner were fun, especially because the other characters were played by my good friends April Banigan and Jeff Page. To this day, whenever I see them, I punch April out and wave a gun in Jeff's face.


Retroplayer- How do you want Mass Effect to be remembered?

Jennifer Hale (Commander Shepard)- As an awesome game that's even better when you play as the Female Shepard.

Mark Meer (Commander Shepard)- I think that the dialogue system, and actually giving the player character spoken lines will be seen as ground-breaking, certainly. It just gives you so much more of a sense of immersion in the game. Ultimately, I'd like to think it will be remembered as the beginnings of a fictional universe which spawned an world-spanning empire that utterly dominates all media (sinister laugh).

Kym Hoy (Kasumi)- I hope Mass Effects is enjoyed by many and that the amazing work of everyone from Bioware is recognized.

D.C Douglas (Legion)- As a good husband. God fearing. Made a good strudel. That's not for me to say. More for the creators to answer. And in all honesty, if a gig I worked on is even remembered years later, that rocks! Pretty sure the ME series will be.

Michael Beattie (Mordin)- Hmm what did I read in some of the reviews- Space Opera, Space Soap Opera. You know, it has that Star Wars epic thing to it. I would love to see it as a movie since you mentioned it. I'd love to be in it and I'd love to watch it. I think it'd be great as a trilogy.

Maggie Baird (Samara)- I hope people continue to enjoy it and the story keeps people interested in the future editions.

Steve Blum (Grunt)- As the game Grunt built! Heh heh. That too, was yet another dull Krogan joke. Oh, I don't know. Maybe as a modern classic? I think it's well on it's way to that status without even trying.