Zombra wrote:So I am in favor of a main storyline, if any, that doesn't kick your ass too hard to get it done ASAP. In fact it would be great if you completely lose the thread from time to time, with no clear road forward, to encourage you to follow other storylines for a while.
Hmm. Where to go next is derived from clues acquired while executing certain side quests? That sounds more entertaining to me than big signposts that read, "This way to next main quest checkpoint."
The thing about the side quests in ME, they take the player literally light-years off the main path. You can't tell me that such a side trip takes "hardly any time lost at all." Meanwhile, supposedly there is a clock ticking, foreshadowing the approach of Doomsday. Naturally, taking a jaunt of 10, 20 light-years to fetch someone's lost whatever is in order!