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In the latest issue of Xbox World 360 magazine, which features a massive eight-page preview of Mass Effect 3, BioWare reveals a few nuggets of information on how it's treating returning characters.

Project director Casey Hudson starts by saying that having 12 members in a squad was far too big. Instead, Mass Effect 3 will focus "on a smaller squad with deeper relationships and more interesting interplay".

However, that doesn't mean one of your personal favourites won't return, quite the opposite in fact. Hudson went on to say: "We're bringing everyone back - every main character is in Mass Effect 3 somewhere".
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I wonder what they mean here, is it just less people total in our squad we can pick out of? Or something else? I hope we still get Legion, Garrus and Wrex/Grunt, I've had the most fun playing with this squad in ME1 (Garrus and Wrex) and in ME2. (Legion and Garrus and maybe Grunt depending on the mission.)


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Hmm I can understand where they're coming from, especially with where the story line is atm. Would be hard to try and develop every character if there were the same amount as in Mass Effect 2. But I agree I want legion and garrus back, I'm almost 100 percent sure garrus will be there. I sure Miranda will be as well since Cerberus will have a much bigger role in ME3. Which i don't mind, her unrealistic proportions were nice LOL.
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Bioware sure went to crap.
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Bioware sure went to crap.
Not arguing that necessarily...but...

They're saying they'll fix one of the big annoyances of ME2. Too many squad characters. The vanilla game characters that had dialogue, and all the DLC characters that didn't say anything outside of their quests...then all the blasted "recruitment" quests over and over. Talk about a formula that gets tired after the 4th time...nevermind the 8th time.
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Hmm I can understand where they're coming from, especially with where the story line is atm. Would be hard to try and develop every character if there were the same amount as in Mass Effect 2. But I agree I want legion and garrus back, I'm almost 100 percent sure garrus will be there. I sure Miranda will be as well since Cerberus will have a much bigger role in ME3. Which i don't mind, her unrealistic proportions were nice LOL.
I know for a fact that garrus and Tail comes back, if they survive.

My choice
Garrus, Legion, Wrex(not Grunt), Ashley/Kaiden(don't really care), Tali, Miranda, Mordin, and Thane, everybody else is background character
   
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I know for a fact that garrus and Tail comes back, if they survive.

My choice
Garrus, Legion, Wrex(not Grunt), Ashley/Kaiden(don't really care), Tali, Miranda, Mordin, and Thane, everybody else is background character
They would be crazy to not bring back Tali considering the massive following she has.

I hope Legion returns; he was pure badass + Garrus.
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Tali, Garrus, and Miranda....please have them in this smaller, intimate squad
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They would be crazy to not bring back Tali considering the massive following she has.

I hope Legion returns; he was pure badass + Garrus.
Why? You would think they would not have Tali back due to he annoyingly long and drawn out Tali threads in the Bioware forums. People are way to obsessed with a make believe computer character whose face they have not seen. Kind of weird.
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Why? You would think they would not have Tali back due to he annoyingly long and drawn out Tali threads in the Bioware forums. People are way to obsessed with a make believe computer character whose face they have not seen. Kind of weird.
I hope you didn't see that Tali Appreciation Thread here on OCN.
    
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Maybe this means you can recruit whomever you want, but there will be a limited number slots on the ship? In ME1 I just stuck with the same squad throughout the entire game (and subsequent play-throughs), however in ME2 I rotated squads from time to time, but I get where they're coming from. I just hope that "We're bringing everyone back - every main character is in Mass Effect 3 somewhere" doesn't mean that they will just be standing around somewhere like in ME2.
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