The Alien franchise is OLDER than Mass Effect...
so this thread is pointless...
unless mass effect was a book written in the 60's... then meh lol
Science Fiction and space suits and space ships are older then Mass Effect. NEXT. Pointless.
My goodness, I am not getting through to you at all?! I was not saying the "Alien/Aliens" universe tech looks like the Mass Effect universe's tech, they are completely different themeatically, both in design and technology!
What I am trying to get through to you is that the designs in Prometheus have more in common with the designs from Mass Effect than they do from the Alien/Aliens universe. Both Mass Effects and the Alien/Aliens designs are vastly different from each other, and no I do not see how the designs from Mass Effect look "inspired" from those of the Alien/Aliens universe. The way you are making it sound is as if all "space sci fi" design concepts look alike to you, talk about a mind numbing statement.
Mass Effect's design has a very dull, bland, boring and most of all sterile look to it. Oh sure some might call it "sleek", but to me the lack of detail to it doesn't automatically make it sleek.
Just because Prometheus is set in the Alien (or is claiming to be) universe, doesn't automatically make them look consistent to one another.
This is exactly what happened with the Star Wars prequels, the design and functionality looked/worked completely different to that of the Star Wars originals. Mhm yeap people pulled out the same old excuse of "no, it just looks more sleeker, so your opinion is wrong", and don't even get me started on the damn midichlorians BS which ruined the concept of the force completely!
Prometheus's and Mass Effect's designs not only looked similar, but they were presented in almost the exact same way (background, design, camera angle)!
I am also sick of seeing spaceships and such done in CGI when it looks a whole lot less convincing than miniature models, not to mention CGI is a whole lot more expensive (talk about your lose/lose scenario). Remember from such movies such as "2001 A Space Odyssey", "Star Wars (originals)", "Alien", "Aliens", "Alien 3" and yes even "Alien Resurrection", the visuals looked so much more unique, convincing and real looking (yes they are all inspired by something, but done right) than any expensive cartoon CGI you'll see in movies today. Just because it is "up to date" doesn't automatically make it better.
Final summation is that overall there are many factors that play into the resemblance of Prometheus's designs to that of Mass Effect's designs, from it's presentation to the expensive cartoon CGI, and yes even Ridley Scott confirmed in a rather odd way no less!
If you don't see it then so be it, I can accept that no problem, I just find it stupid when people don't seem to understand a fairly simple concept being shown forth to them. It is funny when Ridley states "grunge" is over done nowadays, when in fact it is quite the opposite, seeing nothing but bland, boring, sterile cartoon CGI than anything else.
I already had/have a difficult time with the concept of the movie being shot in the illusion of "3-D" (which is the worst thing to happen to movies since the Star Wars prequels), but at least I can opt to see it in "2-D".
Prometheus has a lot to live up to, here's to "hoping" it doesn't ruin the Alien franchise even more so than it is now (if that is even possible).