Mass Effect: Andromeda

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Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda

Postby Waylander » 10 May 2016 20:33

Finally a PROPER game series, deserving of the AWESOME mantle, gets officially announced as appearing at E3. And we have our BF1 at EGX killer already. :D (assuming it's there of course lol )

http://www.masseffect.com/news/an-updat ... omeda.html

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Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda

Postby Bluepip » 20 May 2016 19:40

Very much looking forward to seeing this at E3. Wonder if they'll show any gameplay. Will defo have to suddenly come down with some form of illness and take time off work which will co-incidently happen to be at the same time this is released :D

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Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda

Postby Waylander » 12 Jun 2016 20:46



Disappointed there wasn't a full blown proper trailer for this at E3 tonight, but what I have seen here looks incredible. Think I like that character at the end.... :whome:

Some screens & info here: http://www.gamesradar.com/ea-shares-beh ... -andromeda

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Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda

Postby Navid » 15 Jun 2016 13:52

Big info dump from reddit:
EA Play Trailer
-The new ship is called the Tempest. It's small enough to land on planets
-Asari, Salarians, Krogan etc are all in Andromeda
-The Mako has a boost feature
-Biotics are back
-You can switch shoulders during combat
-Facial animations are smoother/more detailed
-There is more than one Ark
-Before leaving, the Arks were located above Earth
-Passengers on the Ark have been kept in some kind of stasis during the journey. Female character is first to wake up

Mac Walters (YouTube Live at E3)
-Characters are a huge focus, Frostbite allows them to create more detailed characters
-The dialogue system will be familiar but they want to push the envelope with new mechanics
-There will be an 'evolution' of the morality system
-The protagonist's name is Ryder
-The woman at the end of the EA Play video is a FemRyder
-The goal of this game is to move forward. There will be callbacks to the trilogy however
-Ryder has a family. This family ties into the storyline (Maybe siblings, parents etc)
-ME3 multiplayer was a surprising success but they understand that fans didn't like how it tied into the single player, aims to improve this
-Development in the game is in the final stretch, they only want to show stuff that's totally finished and polished
-The Mako is the only vehicle in the game

Polygon and IGN interviews with Mac Walters/Aaryn Flynn
-Mass Effect 3's ending and your decisions won't affect Andromeda
-Relationships and romances will be more realistic
-Friendships and romances will take into account character temperaments. Some may be harder to talk to.
-Romance won't be limited to checking in a few times, then getting a romance scene.
-Mass Effect Andromeda is a story about becoming a hero
-The characters will be much younger and untested, drawing from themes of feeling out of depth or like an outcast
-Humanity are the aliens this time, it's the story of a stranger in a strange land
-BioWare are aiming for a character that is more than just a typical space marine, someone who recognises the impact their presence is having
-Instead of your character already knowing a lot about the Galaxy like Shepard, you're going to be discovering all of this stuff with them
-You won't have the kind of support Shepard would have. You're not exactly a Spectre this time
-The story of the game will be more personal this time, even though the scale is still grand
-The trilogy will act as a foundational background, but won't be a focus. There will be explainations for new players on what Krogans are, what mass effect field are etc.
-The trilogy was about a cinematic, grand, space opera with a titular character. With Andromeda they want to move away from this
-Instead of saying "You are this person" it's about saying "This is your role and this is the way you can play it"
-Andromeda will still be a human centric story, as it gives the player a foothold in the alien narrative
-In ME1, humans found themselves to be the underdogs in a larger galaxy, and this is ultimately a core theme of Mass Effect, not just the trilogy
-BioWare kept trying to solve the vehicle problem in the trilogy, but this time they've made it a core focus and tried to fix it early in development
-The online component will have no impact on the main story this time. There will be more positive ties between the singleplayer and multiplayer
-The core elements of branching dialogue, relationship building, exploration etc will remain intact
-Andromeda will feel like you're playing Mass Effect for the first time, as the setting/characters are new and unfamiliar, yet nostalgic to returning fans

Yanick Roy (Studio Director)
-RPG elements are of course still there, allowing the player to control the story their way
-BioWare aren't worried about moving on from Shepard, they believe that as long as all the core elements of Mass Effect are there, people will play it
-There will be companions with 'loyalty' missions and new ways to get to know them
-The multiplayer will be similar to ME3's but with more freedom, dynamic gameplay and 'chaos'
-There will be more customisation than we've seen before. We can "own" our environments
-Andromeda is their biggest game ever. Exploration is a major factor, similar to what they tried to achieve in ME1
-Planets will have essentially one biome, inspired by planets from things like Star Wars
-There will be different ways to communicate with the races of Andromeda. Diplomacy, aggressiveness, combat etc
-The order in which you do quests/talk to people may also influence opinion of you and humanity
-We will be able to choose male/female, but they want to go a little bit further with this. More details to come soon
-The female Ryder isn't exactly the default face. There is a bit of a twist this time around but they can't say more yet
-The protagonist's role will be vast, their goal is to find a new home for humanity and the other races accompanying them, requiring a character of many qualities
-There will be references to the trilogy, but not so much as to flood new players with information
-The way the translators will understand the languages of the Andromeda species will be explained
Aaryn Flynn (PlayStation Access and Inside Playstation)
-The trip to Andromeda has taken a really really long time (hundereds of years)
-The game draws parallels to today's space exploration advancements/themes
-The N7 character has nothing to do with Shepard
-New species. Some old, some new, some completely mysterious
-Choices will affect the species you encounter
-Planetary exploration is essentially the same mechanic as ME1, but much MUCH bigger/better with more freedom
-There's much more to the Tempest than meets the eye
-The 'Ark' is a huge part of the story, not just where Ryder wakes up
-Main character will be human, you can choose to play as a male/female Ryder
-There is a sense of continuity in the Mass Effect universe, despite starting fresh in a new Galaxy
-Mass Effect Andromeda is story/characters first, then with a large focus on seamless loading, exploration
-Frostbite has forced them to rebuild everything from the ground up, it's a clean slate in more ways than one
-Mass Effect VR is a possibility

EDIT: New Info (Various Sources such as Twitter and news websites)
-Same-Sex romances are still there
-Info about the collectors edition is coming this fall
-As the game runs Frostbyte, the PC hardware requirements will be similar to that of Battlefront and Inquisition
-More news may be coming in weeks instead of months. -Codex entries will be detailed and in-depth as usual

Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/masseffect/com ... a_from_e3/


Waylander wrote:Think I like that character at the end.... :whome:

Well you can play as Female Ryder and be creepy about liking your own character... lol

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Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda

Postby Waylander » 15 Jun 2016 17:46

The One True Awesome Game

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I already can't decide if Ryder should be male or female. Either way, they'll be romancing females... lol

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Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda

Postby Keyop » 15 Jun 2016 18:00

Looking forward to this one for sure :)

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Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda

Postby pablo2008jedi » 16 Jun 2016 06:52

I could never get into this series, which is strange as it's a genre I like. Maybe cause I only played the 3rd one.

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Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda

Postby Waylander » 07 Sep 2016 20:18



Looks like Destiny a bit here! lol A lot like my Hunter in the Vault of Glass raid!

But better.... obviously.... ;)

Full trailer is coming on N7 Day in November! :D :dance: :woot:

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Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda

Postby Navid » 07 Nov 2016 18:46

New trailer, gameplay "reveal" will be at The Game Awards on December 1st.


Edit: The whole we are going to use the female version of Ryder (the player character) to promote the game sure didn't last long... lol

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Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda

Postby Waylander » 07 Nov 2016 19:39

Swwwwwwwwweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetttttt!!!! Now here's a real feckin AWESOME game!!! FINALLY! lol