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

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#511 blinknot4   Not My President CAGiversary!   5886 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 February 2017 - 03:35 PM

The GS exclusive Ryder Funko is up. (Also, Archon is definitely a price error at Amazon still, GS has him for $19.)

http://www.gamestop....gamestop/139726

 

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#512 Ryuukishi   My ambitionz az a Ryder CAGiversary!   11182 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 16 February 2017 - 06:59 PM

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.


Yeah. I don't think there was a ton of thought behind it other than, what would make for a big, scary, and shocking final boss. I don't think they had any definite ideas at that point of where ME3 would go in terms of revealing the Reapers' motives.

#513 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49876 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 16 February 2017 - 07:41 PM

ME Andromeda Loot Crate:

https://www.lootcrat..._term=andromeda

#514 gogomo  

Posted 16 February 2017 - 07:47 PM

ME Andromeda Loot Crate:

 

From the website:

When will it ship?
The crate will ship in May 2017.

That's two months after the game's release!  That's a long wait.  I'd probably be done and have the disc traded in by then.  Hype will have been tempered.



#515 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49876 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 16 February 2017 - 07:48 PM

Some of us will be on playthrough #3 or #4 by then. Right?

#516 gogomo  

Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:54 PM

Some of us will be on playthrough #3 or #4 by then. Right?

Haha.  True.  I can see that.

 

(Personally though, I can't do that.  Bores me to tears regardless how great a game is because I already know what is going to happen next and what I need to do.  I've only replayed games a few times.  I did Paragon and Renegade playthroughs in older ME games to see all the reactions, for example.  Those are the only games that come to mind where I've replayed a campaign...)



#517 Ryuukishi   My ambitionz az a Ryder CAGiversary!   11182 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:05 PM



*hyperventilates*

#518 Spybreak9   $exy Game Scholar CAGiversary!   9435 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:15 PM

Lol

#519 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49876 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:05 PM

Oh, my pants are much too tight after watching that video. I think they may have finally gotten combat right with what they showed in that video. I see aspects of ME1, ME2 and ME3 combat. Cool down beam weapons haven't been seen since ME1 and they seem appropriate for just those versions. Slug throwers taking ammo, also appropriate. The Helios weapons having heat seeking seems very cool. The skills and biotics look good, though we'll have to see in practice.

#520 CaseX   CAG addict CAGiversary!   2113 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:56 PM

We have to look at that ugly character model every time we upgrade our skills?!?!?!  Jeez.  They seriously couldn't have spent more time and money on the characters?!?!?

 

One more month....



#521 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49876 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2017 - 10:05 PM

I think you can suffer through the skill wheel. Also, I'd like to bet a custom character model will be there instead of the stock ones.

#522 blueweltall   Kill the Batman CAGiversary!   6421 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 02:23 AM

I didn't watch the video since I'm in a media black but that still screen shot alone is impressive looking.



#523 Spybreak9   $exy Game Scholar CAGiversary!   9435 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2017 - 09:29 PM

I didn't watch the video since I'm in a media black but that still screen shot alone is impressive looking.

Without getting too spoiler-y, yeah if you want to play that way, you can play that way. You want to use that gun, you can use that gun. RRRRRPPPPPPGGGGGGGG!



#524 chubbyninja1319   Where's my stuff!? CAGiversary!   5406 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 09:46 PM

I didn't watch the video since I'm in a media black but that still screen shot alone is impressive looking.

I'd say this one is VERY safe.  It's 100% pure gameplay on planets/area's that are rather non-descript.  There are some specifics on weapons, but that didn't bother me at all.  Nothing surprising, IMO.  I'm pretty much like you, in a media black-out for now. 



#525 chubbyninja1319   Where's my stuff!? CAGiversary!   5406 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 09:48 PM

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.

The story goes, I believe, that since Humans were giving Reapers a run for their money, the Reapers were experimenting on creating a human reaper.  Since the Reapers had never been defeated before, it sort of makes sense that they would try to replicate a species that is proving that it *may* be superior.  Therefore, the Reapers would still be the most powerful if they combined the best of their kind (crazy superior A.I.) and the best of this new species (i dunno....a skull?).  Can't remember where I read that, but that's what stuck with me. 

 

All that being said, I never thought on it too much. 



#526 AvengedBacklog   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   13143 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 11:20 PM

There was also a reference that the Reapers did this with every generation they harvested, going after the race that was at the "pinnacle" of existence.

#527 chubbyninja1319   Where's my stuff!? CAGiversary!   5406 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 11:35 PM

There was also a reference that the Reapers did this with every generation they harvested, going after the race that was at the "pinnacle" of existence.

Right, so the only lingering question I had was, how come we never saw any major variants of the Reapers?  But, then again, it really didn't take me out of the moment when playing any of the games. 



#528 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49876 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 19 February 2017 - 11:48 PM

We apparently needed an invasion of robotic calamari.

#529 blinknot4   Not My President CAGiversary!   5886 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 21 February 2017 - 08:36 PM

As you guys know, Toy Fair NY was last weekend. They announced a Sara Ryder version of the McFarlane figure series. (Previously we only knew about http://a.co/1OSLHdX.) Should be $19.99.

 

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#530 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49876 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 21 February 2017 - 11:19 PM

Bye bye more money.  Now they're a matched pair. 



#531 Spybreak9   $exy Game Scholar CAGiversary!   9435 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 22 February 2017 - 02:27 AM

You guys have a problem.  :rofl:



#532 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49876 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 February 2017 - 06:36 PM

http://www.polygon.c...ass-effect-pack



#533 Tora Chan   Making gainz and taking names CAGiversary!   638 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

Posted 22 February 2017 - 06:41 PM

"one of the white cards is ‘an armored Krogan war-clitoris’"

 

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#534 Ryuukishi   My ambitionz az a Ryder CAGiversary!   11182 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2017 - 03:37 PM



#535 Ryuukishi   My ambitionz az a Ryder CAGiversary!   11182 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2017 - 04:28 PM



So, Natalie Dormer is playing an asari in Andromeda.

The video features Natalie Dormer wearing an N7 jacket with the red sleeve stripe.

On a personal note... Well, let's say that some fantasies were fulfilled today. Fulfilled HARD.

#536 Spybreak9   $exy Game Scholar CAGiversary!   9435 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2017 - 04:46 PM

Lol, Holy shit!

#537 Ryuukishi   My ambitionz az a Ryder CAGiversary!   11182 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2017 - 04:56 PM

Different, longer vid:



#538 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49876 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2017 - 05:16 PM

Just when I think they've sold me on the combat, they give me another video that just sells it that much harder. :drool:

 

Also, for the love of everything that's holy, let Dr T'Perro be a romance option.

 

Furthermore: 



#539 Ryuukishi   My ambitionz az a Ryder CAGiversary!   11182 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2017 - 05:24 PM

Also, for the love of everything that's holy, let Dr T'Perro be a romance option.


Maybe Ryder can give her... just the T'P.

#540 Tora Chan   Making gainz and taking names CAGiversary!   638 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2017 - 06:21 PM

I'm not sure, but I kinda feel like the squadmates from ME 1-3 will overshadow the squadmates for Andromeda. I honestly don't feel too interested in any of the team members that have been shown.