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

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

Posted 23 February 2017 - 06:28 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.

10 hour trial through EA Access on XB1.  That should hopefully be enough for people to get interested in the characters or decide it's not for them. 



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

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 12:38 AM

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.

I kinda felt the same way going into ME2 and then ME3 and look now.  We'll see soon enough, but from the spoiler-free previews, this seems like some good Mass Effect squad action.  I'm optimistic about the new crew. 

 

#donttrustcora



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

Posted 24 February 2017 - 01:37 AM

http://www.gameinfor...h-the-game.aspx



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

Posted 24 February 2017 - 01:52 AM

http://www.gameinfor...space-epic.aspx



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

Posted 24 February 2017 - 02:45 AM

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.

That's because nothing has happened yet to get attached or like a certain character because of a certain backstory quest. Loyalty missions are back, oh yeaaah.



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

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 04:13 PM

I kinda felt the same way going into ME2 and then ME3 and look now. We'll see soon enough, but from the spoiler-free previews, this seems like some good Mass Effect squad action. I'm optimistic about the new crew.

#donttrustcora

This is probably an unpopular opinion, but looking back I definitely think the ME3 squad mates were weaker than ME1 or ME2. Javik had some funny commentary but I didn't think EDI or James was a great squad mate and would have much rather had Wrex back full time.

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

Posted 24 February 2017 - 04:37 PM

This is probably an unpopular opinion, but looking back I definitely think the ME3 squad mates were weaker than ME1 or ME2. Javik had some funny commentary but I didn't think EDI or James was a great squad mate and would have much rather had Wrex back full time.

I completely forgot James' name until I read this. When I talk about ME3 with my coworkers, I always referred to him as "the tank guy".



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

Posted 24 February 2017 - 06:38 PM

Who would be the main villain in ME: Andromeda? And since this is set in a time AFTER Shepard, which of the three Reaper decisions (Destroy, Synthesize, Control) would be canon?



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

Posted 24 February 2017 - 10:14 PM

I completely forgot James' name until I read this. When I talk about ME3 with my coworkers, I always referred to him as "the tank guy".

Related:

 

Lol, gets me every time.  :rofl:



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

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 11:36 PM

This is probably an unpopular opinion, but looking back I definitely think the ME3 squad mates were weaker than ME1 or ME2. Javik had some funny commentary but I didn't think EDI or James was a great squad mate and would have much rather had Wrex back full time.

Nah, I think this is very fair.  We had the least time with the ME3 newbies.  Javik was great, but we didn't have much time with him.  James was all right, but didn't have enough time to endear us to him, etc.  I kind of feel the same way about Grunt and Samara.  They never really resonated that much with me and in Grunt's case, would have loved to have Wrex back permanently. 

 

All that being said, we also got Mordin, Thane, EDI, etc.  They can't all be slam-dunks. 

 

But Garrus, that's my dude.  Love that mother f'er.  Best wingman ever. 

 

 

Also, there are some slick new AI themed hoodies at the biowarestore.  http://www.biowarest...ouse_options=77

 

Lastly, dammit, February's lootwear shirt was ME themed and it features a sick image of the Nomad.  But I didn't order it, because I was trying to be responsible.  I hate me sometimes. 



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

Posted 25 February 2017 - 05:32 AM

Mass Effect: Andromeda has gone Gold!!

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Edited by Spybreak9, 25 February 2017 - 05:32 AM.


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

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 05:47 AM

New video is up on the Andromeda Initiative website.  5 of 6, on weapons and powers, presented by Liam. 



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

Posted 25 February 2017 - 07:08 AM

New video is up on the Andromeda Initiative website.  5 of 6, on weapons and powers, presented by Liam. 

Good stuff in that last briefing.  Somehow I missed watching #4, so I'm caught up now.  One more and Pathfinder helmet is ours. 



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

Posted 26 February 2017 - 01:07 AM

This is too cool for words:

http://fraghero.com/...ionship-option/

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

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 01:30 AM

It certainly gives you freedom of choice, which is cool. 

 

Following the devs on twitter, though, it seems like the whole idea of sex in this game and Bioware in general is out of control for me.  It almost feels gratuitous now.  I'm certain I'm in the minority on this, but I have zero interest in sex in my games and more in just general relationship development.  I like having a LI (looking at you Liara) and I like establishing and nurturing friendly relationships (Garrus, my man), but playing as a galactic pin-cushion or a two-bit hump n' dump space bad boy does not sound particularly intriguing to me. 

 

But, you know, if they're out or whatever, I'll look at Cora's bewbies.  No touching though!  =;



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

Posted 26 February 2017 - 10:38 PM

Hit it and quit it...... now in two galaxies instead of just one. 



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

Posted 27 February 2017 - 10:27 PM

http://www.polygon.c...ting-space-porn

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

Posted 27 February 2017 - 11:51 PM

I don't navigate to Polygon anymore.

 

I do hear what's the general topic and all I have to say is we live in a world post The Witcher 3 now.



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

Posted 28 February 2017 - 01:58 AM

Unrelated, it looks like quite a few people at Bioware are busting ass on the Day 1 patch, though it may not be incorporated into the EA Access 10-hour trial by the 16th:

 

http://www.vg247.com...-access-launch/

 

VG247's take on the "soft core porn" commentary and a Bioware comment in response:

 

http://www.vg247.com...om-studio-head/



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

Posted 28 February 2017 - 06:03 PM



17 minutes of gameplay from Peebee's loyalty mission.

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

Posted 28 February 2017 - 11:00 PM

I only made it through about half of that video and I did like what I had seen a great deal.  I'll watch it all and see if it's as good all the way to the end. 



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

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 12:51 AM

It's swell that they're being so transparent (finally).  But, that's too much for me.  Nuh-uh.  I'm not watching 17 minutes of a loyalty mission!  I'm saving that for the game!



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

Posted 01 March 2017 - 02:21 AM

There's only one Asari for this Commander Shepard.

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

Posted 01 March 2017 - 03:48 PM

It's swell that they're being so transparent (finally). But, that's too much for me. Nuh-uh. I'm not watching 17 minutes of a loyalty mission! I'm saving that for the game!


Just so you know, there's barely any cutscenes in the video, it's almost all fighting and some light puzzles. I get where you're coming from but this video has a lot less story than the title probably implies.

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

Posted 01 March 2017 - 07:05 PM

Just so you know, there's barely any cutscenes in the video, it's almost all fighting and some light puzzles. I get where you're coming from but this video has a lot less story than the title probably implies.

I second this statement.  There's really no plot points or cutscenes in there, save the beginning. 



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

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 01:17 AM

I trust you guys, but no, I've seen enough.  I'm in cryo for 20 more days. 

 

 

The one thing I was looking forward to prior to release was the MP tech test.  Aaaaand it's been cancelled.  Our pal Simo gave me the heads up on this link.  Very disappointing.

 

http://www.ign.com/a...ble-at-pax-east

 

oh wells.  I'm loving the hell out of Horizon on PS4.  That'll hold me over just fine. 



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

Posted 02 March 2017 - 01:32 AM

I trust you guys, but no, I've seen enough.  I'm in cryo for 20 more days. 

You mean 15 days.  O:)

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

Posted 02 March 2017 - 02:25 PM

My console preloaded the game last night.  :whee:  ~41 GB.



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

Posted 02 March 2017 - 03:27 PM

My console preloaded the game last night.  :whee:  ~41 GB.

Holy crap, that's a biggun.   They did say it was bigger than all past ME games as well as DA: I for areas to go to.   File size would show that, plus that's before the day 1 patch. 



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

Posted 03 March 2017 - 01:49 AM

Don't hate me, I'm just passing this on:

 

https://www.amazon.c.../dp/0744017912/

 

http://www.biowarest...r-edition-guide

 

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Mass Effect: Andromeda Initiative Backpack: A two-pocket Andromeda Initiative backpack that holds a 15-inch laptop. Unit dimensions (outside of backpack) 12.5 x 17.75 x 4.5

Alternate Premium Hardcover Guide: An exclusive hardcover version of the complete guide. A must-have for every Mass Effect fan! Only available in the Pathfinder Edition.

DLC Code Inside: Get a head start on Day 1 co-op play with the MultiPlayer Booster Pack, which includes weapons and equipment to kick-start your progress (entitled instantly, limit one per match).

Welcome Letter: An introduction letter, written by the mission’s founder, Jien Garson, welcomes you to the Andromeda Initiative.

Galaxy Chart: A full-color 11”x17” map of the Andromeda Galaxy.

Field Journal: A 32-page journal with field notes and sketches about the Initiative with space for your own note-taking needs while on your adventure.

Branded Envelope: The Galaxy Chart and Welcome Letter come packaged in an Andromeda Initiative branded envelope.

Mobile-Friendly eGuide: Unlock the enhanced eGuide for strategy on the go, all optimized for a second-screen experience. Limited quantities! Once this Pathfinder Edition box is sold out, it will no longer be available, making this a must-have for collectors!