Getting so close to the release of Mass Effect: Andromeda, I've realized that I've been thinking about what I want in the next game. I know this is weird, but I think I'm not the only one doing that.
There's been talk that Andromeda might be the first of another trilogy, but that that trilogy might not have the Ryders as the core stars throughout. BioWare has no definite information, but I think they're being honest when they say that they don't know what is going to necessarily happen with Mass Effect afterwards.
Personally, I would prefer the next game to continue to Saga of Ryder. I understand that using them as the core in the next game will make it hard for a new player to just jump in at that new game without any previous playtime, which is a market that all companies try to welcome--and that's fine, acceptable, and all that (I think someone playing in the middle will inevitably play the other games, as long as they enjoyed the experience). However, keeping up with the Ryders just means we need another digital comic at the beginning to establish the universe a bit, and I'd say that comic should come with the base game, since someone just coming into the game isn't going to want to spend an extra dollar or so right off to establish some universe when they likely don't even know that it's important.
Keeping the Ryders also has this really cool idea attached to it: You don't have to play as the same Ryder sibling in each game. That is the main thing I wanted to propose here. I think it would be really, really awesome to establish the Andromeda universe with one sibling, then see in the next game how the other sibling feels about possibly being in the other's shadow or just some narratively awesome that I do not have the ability to create. Or you could maintain as the same sibling throughout. I think the narrative potential of keeping the siblings as the core protagonists is important and really awesome.
However, I know a BioWare experience is going to be awesome regardless. But just imagine the replayability? Play as Sara then Scott and again and again in the first, establishing multiple beginnings for the universe, then immediately having two options on how to run the next game.
Sorry; I just really like this idea and got a bit excited there.
What do you want in the next game?