[Wall Post] BioWare: Mass Effect inspired ‘a lot’ by Final Fantasy film

Mass Effect 3 art director Derek Watts reveals that the game's GUI, early designs of the Normandy, and attack helicopters were inspired by the CGI movie Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within.

Source: www.computerandvideogames.com

Though fans often cite Ghost in the Shell, Blade Runner and Alien as influences for BioWare's Mass Effect universe, you might be surprised to hear that one of the developer's biggest reference points is the movie Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within.