Whether it’s sweet-talking your way to an awkward sex scene, or deciding which basic aspect of galactic culture Commander Shepard should admit ignorance of next, you spend a healthy chunk of any Mass Effect game in dialogue scenes. Turns out, you can thank British comedian Ricky Gervais for the direction of those scenes.
This means Gervais influenced Mass Effect 2, one of the best RPGs on PC, however slightly.
The news comes from former BioWare animator Jonathan Cooper (who is now at Naughty Dog). To celebrate the original Mass Effect’s tenth anniversary, Cooper posted ten fun animation-related facts about it on Twitter. Here’s the Gervais revelation: