Krogans are actually bats in Mass Effect video

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Game developers find their inspiration in a variety of places. Like any art form, character design can be an amalgamation of different images and styles. In a new video all about Mass Effect, some of those inspirations might surprise you.

Here is the new video from Did You Know Gaming?

What I find most interesting is the fact that Krogans were actually based on a specific species of bat. Furthermore, in early designs they had eyes on the side of their heads, but this is an evolutionary development of prey rather than predators, so they shifted the eye position to the front. Salarians are based on our classic view of aliens – they would be the species that would have abducted humans for research purposes in our time period. It’s a cool idea and made even more amusing considering that Mordin was modeled on an aging Clint Eastwood.

While most of the facts and easter eggs will be familiar to fans of the franchise, it’s still nice to see them brought together in one place.

Most of us are still waiting for any new details about the upcoming Mass Effect game. However, considering that the game is still very far from release, I doubt we’ll be seeing any news any time soon. I suppose we’ll just need to console ourselves by replaying the trilogy, or sinking our teeth into Dragon Age: Inquisition. I think that we will actually get more clues about Mass Effect 4 from the changes and developments to the Dragon Age franchise – the studio has used both franchises as learning experiences and there is certainly plenty of cross-pollination between them.

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Last Updated: September 15, 2014

Zoe Hawkins

Wielding my lasso of truth, I am the combination of nerd passion and grammar nazi. I delve into all things awesome and geek-tastic. I believe people should stop defining themselves and just enjoy playing games, so let’s get on with it!

  • OVGrounded new game+++

    How would you feel if YOU had 4 balls?

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Like a juggler.

    • Hammersteyn

      As long as no one kicks me in all four at the same time, I’d feel awesome.

    • Admiral Chief Assassin

      KICK ‘EM IN THE QUAD!

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        QUAD DAMAGE!

    • Bianca

      I would feel with my hands, obviously.

    • Dutch Matrix

      Go ask our Public Protector…

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Yes, the new DA will tell you what Bioware has learnt after releasing DA2 & ME3. If it’s really more of the same then I wouldn’t expect anything better.

    • OVGrounded new game+++

      Its EA… will wait and see.

      • Kensei Seraph

        We already know that there are going to be micro-transactions in the multiplayer.
        Hopefully that is enough to satiate the EA execs.

  • Kensei Seraph

    Is it wrong that I want these guys in the Mass Effect 4?
    http://betweenfailures.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/2014-07-19-BFP1263-seaworld.png

  • Hammersteyn

    Renegade, Paragon. In the end it didn’t really matter…

  • GooseZA

    Now here’s a game series I’d consider getting on next gen if they released a remaster.

  • Dutch Matrix

    Thad epic header image… I need a hi-res version of it. My cave can use that on a canvas print…

  • Dutch Matrix

    Greatest story ever told?
    Oscar opened the toilet door. There stood Urdnot Wrex, glaring at him like he was the Genophage.
    The Krogan slowly raised his shotgun. “Payback’s a bitch, human…”

  • Bianca

    I’m playing nr2 again to fill the void.

  • Skoobaz

    Finished ME2 Last Night!
    Balanced Infiltrator. Normal Difficulty. I didn’t do too terribly at then end. Only one main team member died that wasn’t loyal anyway and a bunch of Normandy crew I didn’t care much for either.

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