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Official Mass Effect: Andromeda Discussion (Hype/Speculation/Anticipation)

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#391 Spybreak9   $exy Game Scholar CAGiversary!   9435 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 05 January 2017 - 11:53 PM


Hahahaha

#392 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49875 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2017 - 12:25 AM

Good stuff.

 

Time to wait until tomorrow and then I can schedule my day off for ME: A release. :D



#393 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49875 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2017 - 01:27 AM

Keep an eye out on Amazon for the CE guide, currently here on GS.com:

http://www.gamestop....gy-guide/138658

 

No sign of it on BN.com yet or Amazon. 



#394 CaseX   CAG addict CAGiversary!   2110 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2017 - 01:33 AM

I don't know about that clip.  Who brings fire into a mech fight?  It had no effect on the shields and you can see that the first mech's health bar didn't go down at all.

 

Also not feeling the whole "you can swap specializations at will" thing.  One of the great things about an RPG is making choices.  Hopefully this means we won't have to do multiple playthroughs for all the achievements though...

 

Still keeping my preorder til we hear/see more.



#395 Spybreak9   $exy Game Scholar CAGiversary!   9435 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2017 - 01:39 AM

I don't know about that clip. Who brings fire into a mech fight? It had no effect on the shields and you can see that the first mech's health bar didn't go down at all.

I was thinking the same thing until I realized the video was shown at Nvidia's stage at CES2107 so yeah flame particle tech demo.

#396 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49875 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2017 - 02:30 AM

Just because you can bring fire to a mech fight doesn't mean you should. 



#397 blueweltall   Kill the Batman CAGiversary!   6396 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 02:44 AM

I'm going to start going into a Mass Effect media black out.



#398 Spybreak9   $exy Game Scholar CAGiversary!   9435 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2017 - 03:00 AM

Just because you can bring fire to a mech fight doesn't mean you should. 

Right but technically wouldn't you just blow up their on-board ammo.  :D/



#399 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49875 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2017 - 03:18 AM

Right but technically wouldn't you just blow up their on-board ammo.  :D/

Assuming you can get through its shields, which we saw it can't.



#400 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49875 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2017 - 03:26 AM

https://www.amazon.c.../dp/1506700756/



#401 Spybreak9   $exy Game Scholar CAGiversary!   9435 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2017 - 07:33 AM

Assuming you can get through its shields, which we saw it can't.

Yeah don't you know developers suck at playing their own games.

#402 chubbyninja1319   Where's my stuff!? CAGiversary!   5405 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 01:57 PM

I'm going to start going into a Mass Effect media black out.

I'm with you.  I don't need to see more.  They already have my money. 

 

Also not feeling the whole "you can swap specializations at will" thing.  One of the great things about an RPG is making choices.  Hopefully this means we won't have to do multiple playthroughs for all the achievements though...

I think I agree with this.  The great thing about the past games was a basically guaranteed good time with another playthrough due to the different specializations.  It really made the game and each playthrough different and interesting.  guess we'll see. 



#403 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49875 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2017 - 06:32 PM

I'm with you.  I don't need to see more.  They already have my money. 

 

I think I agree with this.  The great thing about the past games was a basically guaranteed good time with another playthrough due to the different specializations.  It really made the game and each playthrough different and interesting.  guess we'll see. 

In theory we're up for two playthroughs at a minimum, as each Ryder, right? 



#404 chubbyninja1319   Where's my stuff!? CAGiversary!   5405 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 07:39 PM

Here's a vid from CES of the Nomad CE unboxing and operation, including the mobile app interface. 

 

 

Guys, this is pretty slick.  It does have a front facing camera, as well.  I have the large die-cast $100 version on preorder, mainly because I know I won't use the R/C more than once or twice.  But I admit I'm thinking about this version now. 



#405 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49875 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2017 - 08:03 PM

Here's a vid from CES of the Nomad CE unboxing and operation, including the mobile app interface. 

 

 

Guys, this is pretty slick.  It does have a front facing camera, as well.  I have the large die-cast $100 version on preorder, mainly because I know I won't use the R/C more than once or twice.  But I admit I'm thinking about this version now. 

Put a pre-order in for it, you have until mid-March to decide on keeping it. 



#406 gogomo  

Posted 06 January 2017 - 08:46 PM

The ME:A Collector's Edition is $200 and doesn't even include the game!?!?!?  WTF is with these CE's not including the game.  It's not technically a collector's "edition," but more of a collector's item.



#407 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49875 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2017 - 09:44 PM

Oh damn, 20% off on Bioware store:

 



#408 Spybreak9   $exy Game Scholar CAGiversary!   9435 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2017 - 10:50 PM

The ME:A Collector's Edition is $200 and doesn't even include the game!?!?!? WTF is with these CE's not including the game. It's not technically a collector's "edition," but more of a collector's item.

That used to be the case but now they have the game with it in a game and CE bundle for $170.
http://www.biowarest...ion-game-bundle

Oh damn, 20% off on Bioware store:

https://twitter.com/...454111658561537

Ahh, nice!

I'm with you. I don't need to see more. They already have my money.

I think I agree with this. The great thing about the past games was a basically guaranteed good time with another playthrough due to the different specializations. It really made the game and each playthrough different and interesting. guess we'll see.

The thing is The Witcher 3 is part of the RPG landscape now and class switching was very popular in that one so I'd assume Bioware took note. Yeah I know what you mean but I always wanted to do all the cool stuff and not have to wait for another playthrough to be able to throw some biotic shit in an enemy's face because last time I was a gun-toting human tank, cough sentinel. :D/

#409 Ryuukishi   My ambitionz az a Ryder CAGiversary!   11168 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2017 - 06:59 PM

Also not feeling the whole "you can swap specializations at will" thing.  One of the great things about an RPG is making choices. 

 

Yeah, I'm iffy on this.

 

From what I've read, the way it works is you can mix and match skills from what were traditionally Soldier, Engineer, etc. The profiles are like sets of passive bonuses. So it's not exactly like you can switch between being a Soldier and an Adept at any time. You can switch to a profile that enhances biotic skills-- but you have to have unlocked those biotic skills in the first place.

 

Still, I generally come down on the side of making things more restrictive/class-specific. The ability for any class to equip any and all weapons was something I did not prefer about ME3. But I'm playing the game regardless so I'll judge then!



#410 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49875 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 08 January 2017 - 06:02 PM

Found the CE guide placeholder on Amazon: 

 

https://www.amazon.c...duct/0744017904



#411 blueweltall   Kill the Batman CAGiversary!   6396 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 07:14 AM

Found the CE guide placeholder on Amazon: 

 

https://www.amazon.c...duct/0744017904

It's available for preorder now.



#412 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49875 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 09 January 2017 - 08:05 AM

It's available for preorder now.

Thanks, ordered it. 



#413 gogomo  

Posted 10 January 2017 - 02:05 PM

That used to be the case but now they have the game with it in a game and CE bundle for $170.

Interesting that they only have that from their own store.  The Amazon CE listing specifically states game is not included although steelbook case is.

 

And their own store's price is cheaper than Amazon and Best Buy...



#414 Spybreak9   $exy Game Scholar CAGiversary!   9435 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 10 January 2017 - 03:17 PM

Hinted at for the moment but seamless single player/multiplayer missions?
http://www.pcgamer.c...ithin-the-game/

#415 Spybreak9   $exy Game Scholar CAGiversary!   9435 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2017 - 06:48 PM

New briefing up, Tempest & Nomad.



#416 simosaurus   Corruptible CAGiversary!   510 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 01:33 AM

Custom paint jobs for my Nomad?  I don't know why, but I got really excited over that bit.  I think I'm going to love the Tempest.



#417 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49875 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 13 January 2017 - 07:46 AM

http://www.pcgamer.c...dromeda-update/



#418 Ryuukishi   My ambitionz az a Ryder CAGiversary!   11168 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 13 January 2017 - 03:13 PM

New briefing up, Tempest & Nomad.

 

Man I am dying to explore that ship! And maybe... invite someone up to the Pathfinder's quarters. ;)



#419 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49875 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 13 January 2017 - 07:50 PM

ME: A CE guide dropped to $29.99 on Amazon.

 

Also, this is too damned funny:

http://www.pcgamesn....eda-sex-banging

 

Thank you, Google Now. 



#420 Ryuukishi   My ambitionz az a Ryder CAGiversary!   11168 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 13 January 2017 - 09:52 PM

Outstanding.