Mass Effect is getting a "4D holographic experience" at California's Great America amusement park | PCGamesN

Mass Effect is getting a "4D holographic experience" at California's Great America amusement park


Great America are teaming up with EA to create a special, Mass Effect-themed attraction. It will feature settings and characters from Mass Effect and will open next season in a newly renovated action theater. 

While it says it's 4D, don't expect to be off meeting Cthulhu or anything. Here '4D' is likely referring to extra sensory things outside of your normal cinema experience: moving seats, aromas, stuff being squirted in your face, actual people shouting at you, smoke - that sort of thing. 

"This exciting guest experience involves cutting edge technology customised for Great America and delivers 4D effects combined with a live performer and incredible special effects," says the press release. "Great America guests will be taken on a thrilling adventure across the galaxy where they will travel through awe-inspiring landscapes, face off against bigger than life adversaries and ultimately help save the day."

And there isn't really any more to go off than that at the moment, but I don't care because it's Mass Effect and Mass Effect is a universe I'll take any chance to dip back into. Now I just have to get PCGamesN to fly me out there to try it out.  

Cheers, PCGamer.

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2 Years ago

Part of me hopes it'll involve the space magic of biotics, so that one can experience teleport-punching in a way more real than they ever have before. I was always a fan of the sheer spectacle of teleport biffing as the gunplay was a little dull by comparison (but then, I find gunplay dull in comparison to most things).

Another part of me though is screaming. 'Are you mad? Do you WANT to lose your lunch that badly?'

Maybe I do. Maybe I do.

Footnote: As an aside, anyone who's ever complained about the ending of Mass Effect 3 utilising space magic has always left me a bit baffled. I just scratch my head at it. Is it a sheer ignorance of proper science or is there more to it than that? The problem is, you see, that everything in Mass Effect is space magic! All of it! Even the parts they apparently like???