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

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#481 Tora Chan   Making gainz and taking names CAGiversary!   638 Posts   Joined 5.1 Years Ago  

Posted 30 January 2017 - 07:09 PM

Mass Effect 2 & 3 had some of the best DLCs I've ever played.



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

Posted 30 January 2017 - 08:55 PM

Mass Effect 2 & 3 had some of the best DLCs I've ever played.

Lair of The Shadow Broker - If you don't think that's the best DLC between ME2 or 3, you're really doing it wrong. 



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

Posted 31 January 2017 - 06:12 AM

Lair of the Shadow Broker upped the ante so much that every time a new DLC came out it was always judged compared to LotSB.

#484 Tora Chan   Making gainz and taking names CAGiversary!   638 Posts   Joined 5.1 Years Ago  

Posted 31 January 2017 - 02:41 PM

Lair of The Shadow Broker - If you don't think that's the best DLC between ME2 or 3, you're really doing it wrong. 

THIS ^

 

LotSB set the standard in my opinion for how DLCs should be made. I'd buy it again if I could.



#485 blinknot4   Not My President CAGiversary!   5886 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 31 January 2017 - 03:40 PM

The mission is complete. Nearly five years after release, I have finished Mass Effect 3. Putting my (many) thoughts/questions below. I simply cannot wait for Andromeda now.

 

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

Posted 31 January 2017 - 05:31 PM

Some answers below.

 

The mission is complete. Nearly five years after release, I have finished Mass Effect 3. Putting my (many) thoughts/questions below. I simply cannot wait for Andromeda now.

 

Spoiler

 



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

Posted 31 January 2017 - 05:52 PM

Congrats and I agree that 99% of ME 3 was fuckin' baller. Of course our brains only remember the negative so that ending initially was a big let down but how would it not with how much that game built up over the epic struggle that took place in 3 that was carried over from 1 & 2. The biggest thing I didn't like was when

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So does that mean Andromeda is

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Ah, all in all the Mass Effect series changed my life. Dead serious. So I can't complain too much, it's a love hate thing for something you love. Lots of hours devoted to such an amazing series. I'm optimistic about Andromeda, I really hope it keeps up with the Mass Effect standards that Bioware built up last gen.



#488 blinknot4   Not My President CAGiversary!   5886 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 31 January 2017 - 06:07 PM

Thanks shrike. Good feedback/answers and good links. I chose the Control (blue) ending - which I was very satisfied with.

Looking forward to playing some Andromeda multiplayer with everybody.

 

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#489 Tora Chan   Making gainz and taking names CAGiversary!   638 Posts   Joined 5.1 Years Ago  

Posted 31 January 2017 - 06:55 PM

Thanks shrike. Good feedback/answers and good links. I chose the Control (blue) ending - which I was very satisfied with.

Looking forward to playing some Andromeda multiplayer with everybody.

 

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Mordin is a guaranteed HOF Mass Effect character in my opinion. One of my favorite characters in any game I've played.



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

Posted 31 January 2017 - 07:06 PM

Thanks shrike. Good feedback/answers and good links. I chose the Control (blue) ending - which I was very satisfied with.

Looking forward to playing some Andromeda multiplayer with everybody.

 

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On each playthrough, I did the matching ending to their Paragon / Renegade leanings.  My Sheploo was very strong Paragon, so he did Control, my femShep was very strong Renegade, so did Destroy on her playthrough.   Was interesting too see how the other two endings worked themselves out. 

 

Also looking forward to Andromeda MP, which knowing my dotty schedule for real gameplay on consoles, may be tricky.

 

Mordin is a guaranteed HOF Mass Effect character in my opinion. One of my favorite characters in any game I've played.

Mordin and Wrex are two other "not in all of the trilogy" characters that were top-notch as well.  I'd also add in Samara, Grunt and Jack on lesser levels as well as good, strong characters.  



#491 Tora Chan   Making gainz and taking names CAGiversary!   638 Posts   Joined 5.1 Years Ago  

Posted 31 January 2017 - 07:22 PM

Mordin and Wrex are two other "not in all of the trilogy" characters that were top-notch as well.  I'd also add in Samara, Grunt and Jack on lesser levels as well as good, strong characters.  

I loved Samara, but I felt that she was slighted and not given a bigger role in the series.

 

Now whenever I think of Samara, all I remember was her being a key member of the Suicide Mission by maintaining the Biotic bubble... and I know her character could have meant more than that. It was pretty much her sitting in her room staring outside and not having much interest in personal connections.



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

Posted 01 February 2017 - 04:09 AM

Jack is bae.
jack_by_cyberaeon-d9vvv7y.jpg

Really miffed what they did with the photo of Tali. #neverforget

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

simosaurus

Posted 01 February 2017 - 11:52 AM

Currently replaying ME2 for what must be the 7th or 8th time.  I recently acquired Samara and after all this time, I still can't see a real use for her.  "maintain the bubble" is about her only real use.  On paper, she seems BA, but in execution she's just kind of there.  

 

But the game continues to surprise me.  The other day, I heard a line from Garrus that was new to me and is one of my new favorite quotes. This is the one:

 

 https://youtu.be/q9pibyTJECI



#494 blinknot4   Not My President CAGiversary!   5886 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 02 February 2017 - 01:16 AM

All of the Andromeda Funkos are up on Amazon. $10.99 each.

Sara, http://a.co/d1lPTEL

Peebee, http://a.co/eDWTkhC

Archon, http://a.co/fI3X8Vv

Jaal, http://a.co/d3PbMJJ

Liam, http://a.co/g3bvoJn

 

I'm no Funko expert (but I do love 'em) but I think Archon is incorrectly priced. I always thought the 6" versions were $16. So maybe jump on that quick in case they change it.



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

Posted 02 February 2017 - 09:38 PM

Still one of my favorite lines. (Starts at 6:19)


Also, The Expanse Season 2 just premiered on Syfy last night, if you like Mass Effect I highly recommend it.

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

chubbyninja1319

Posted 03 February 2017 - 06:37 PM

New preorder trailer with some MP footage I haven't seen before.  Not sure which region this is, though, FYI. 

 

 

Also, notice that this is a PS4 "sponsored" trailer.   I hope that doesn't mean any sort of exclusive deal in any way, shape or form.  Sony also featured the Nomad in their "King" marketing (which was admittedly pretty badass).

 

I have a PS4 and I'm loving it, but I prefer to play ME on the Xbox consoles.  That's where 99% of my gaming buddies are. 



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

Posted 05 February 2017 - 04:53 AM

I've only watched a bit of this, though what I've seen of it has been fascinating:

 



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

chubbyninja1319

Posted 06 February 2017 - 12:58 AM

Good post Shrike.  I haven't watched it all, but I love looking back like this.

 

On a related note, of all the chatter around Mass Effect 3 and Indoctrination Theory and so on, there is one Mass Effect mystery that is pretty deep and not talked about much.  Bioware held an ARG while ME3 was in development.  I believe it started somewhere around the time that the original ME3/London trailer.  Here is a link that explains the ARG. 

 

http://www.gamewatch...y-a-red-herring

 

Anybody know anything about this?  If I could ask anyone associated to the development of the OT, this is the one thing I'd ask about. 



#499 blinknot4   Not My President CAGiversary!   5886 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 06 February 2017 - 07:04 PM

All of the Andromeda Funkos are up on Amazon. $10.99 each.

Sara, http://a.co/d1lPTEL

Peebee, http://a.co/eDWTkhC

Archon, http://a.co/fI3X8Vv

Jaal, http://a.co/d3PbMJJ

Liam, http://a.co/g3bvoJn

 

I'm no Funko expert (but I do love 'em) but I think Archon is incorrectly priced. I always thought the 6" versions were $16. So maybe jump on that quick in case they change it.

Archon is up at Target - and shows $14.99. So, the Amazon $10.99 price is definitely a mistake.

http://www.target.co...on/-/A-52044090

 

Still no exclusives listed at Target or Gamestop yet.



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

chubbyninja1319

Posted 08 February 2017 - 12:32 AM

Archon is up at Target - and shows $14.99. So, the Amazon $10.99 price is definitely a mistake.

http://www.target.co...on/-/A-52044090

 

Still no exclusives listed at Target or Gamestop yet.

You can preorder the Gamestop exclusive Ryder in store.  I did this past weekend along with the GS exclusive Goofy from Kingdom Hearts. 



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

Posted 08 February 2017 - 01:29 PM

Standalone SB for ME: A @ BB (exclusive version) @ $9.99: 
http://www.bestbuy.c...nhVgiZNI9FBAxGw

 

It's now showing up as a pre-order bonus for the standard and deluxe versions of the game:

http://www.bestbuy.c...p?skuId=6848008

http://www.bestbuy.c...p?skuId=5705674

http://www.bestbuy.c...p?skuId=5705672

http://www.bestbuy.c...p?skuId=7366118



#502 AvengedBacklog   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   13143 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 04:32 PM

Hopefully that applies to prior preorders, I got an X1 version with the Visa Checkout promo which would make it a pain to return/rebuy.

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

Posted 08 February 2017 - 05:11 PM

Hopefully that applies to prior preorders, I got an X1 version with the Visa Checkout promo which would make it a pain to return/rebuy.

From what people have been saying, it doesn't. :bomb:   Check the CE thread for people's conversations about it:

https://www.cheapass...8#entry13623808



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

Posted 08 February 2017 - 06:16 PM

Got the Deluxe Edition through Amazon so grabbed the SB from BB. Saw it on CAG's Facebook post. Still think it's stupid to have to go this route, shoulda been included initially.

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

Posted 08 February 2017 - 06:51 PM

I ended up canceling my separate SB order from BB and will be canceling my Amazon orders, as by the time I add it up, it'll be better for me to buy the BB ones with the SBs at the BB GCU price and get the MyRZ points on it as well as work towards Elite Plus for another year. 



#506 gogomo  

Posted 08 February 2017 - 07:03 PM

From what people have been saying, it doesn't. :bomb:   Check the CE thread for people's conversations about it:

https://www.cheapass...8#entry13623808

That's lame for them not to include prior pre-orders.  That being said, my other steelbooks are all just sitting in a drawer anyways so I don't really need another one.  Rather keep the $25 Visa checkout discount.



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

Posted 08 February 2017 - 10:35 PM

http://www.gamesrada...ragon-renegade/



#508 blinknot4   Not My President CAGiversary!   5886 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 February 2017 - 06:42 PM



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

simosaurus

Posted 16 February 2017 - 01:29 AM

Alright, even though I have lost count of how many times I have played ME2, I've been working my way through it again in preparation for Andromeda.  I'm not too the end yet, but I am getting close and thinking about the finale and once again, I have to question:  Why a giant humanoid reaper?  After all this time, it doesn't make any sense and the inclusion is pretty jarring.  What did the Collectors/Reapers think they were doing?  I feel like Bioware was setting up something specific and then the idea was abandoned prior to Mass Effect 3 because the idea of giant humanoid reapers breast-stroking their way through space did not fit the tone they were looking for.  The whole scene was just...off.  It's the one "Huh?" moment in an otherwise perfect sequel.



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

Posted 16 February 2017 - 06:48 AM

Eh, I think it was used for shock value right. I mean you look at a huge Terminator like half created robot and go well, shit.