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

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

chubbyninja1319

Posted 07 March 2017 - 11:27 PM

I picked up a couple of the new Funko Pops at Gamestop today.  I got Jaal, Liam and Peebee.  I'll get the GS exclusive Ryder should be out soon and I saw the Archon as well.  Of the bunch, Peebee is so perfect.  I love having an Asari funko pop and still wish it was Liara.  Liam has some nice detail, also.  Way cool. 



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

Posted 08 March 2017 - 02:39 AM

What everyone has been waiting to find out about:

The banging!

https://www.vg247.co...izzing-bioware/

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

Posted 08 March 2017 - 04:10 AM

I picked up a couple of the new Funko Pops at Gamestop today. I got Jaal, Liam and Peebee. I'll get the GS exclusive Ryder should be out soon and I saw the Archon as well. Of the bunch, Peebee is so perfect. I love having an Asari funko pop and still wish it was Liara. Liam has some nice detail, also. Way cool.


I don't even like Funko Pop figures very much, but that Peebee just looks really great. I picked one up too.

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

Posted 08 March 2017 - 02:55 PM

I don't even like Funko Pop figures very much, but that Peebee just looks really great. I picked one up too.

I ordered all of them.  GS sent me the GS-exclusive one already, others are pending shipment from BB and Amazon. 



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

Posted 08 March 2017 - 04:17 PM

https://www.vg247.co...-play-the-game/

 

I like this. There shouldn't be an "ideal" set of choices where you get to see/do/save everything. You should make the choice you want to make and get a story based on that choice. I also like the idea of maximizing the possible differences between playthroughs because I'm planning to do several. :)



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

Posted 08 March 2017 - 05:39 PM



#607 1mhot3K   DealHunter CAGiversary!   329 Posts   Joined 2.3 Years Ago  

Posted 08 March 2017 - 06:41 PM

I'm going to have to stay in a galaxy far far and away from this title until price drops and my backlog is shrunken up significantly. But I'm a huge fan of the Mass Effect series. I'm eventually definitely going to make my way to this title for sure!



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

Posted 08 March 2017 - 08:22 PM

PS4 Trophy list, so we know it'll be the same on the XB1 side of things:

 

https://www.exophase...a-psn/trophies/



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

Posted 08 March 2017 - 09:07 PM

PS4 Trophy list, so we know it'll be the same on the XB1 side of things:

 

https://www.exophase...a-psn/trophies/

 

Wow, they look amazing. I'm in love.

 

It's a little weird to me that you can get the Insanity trophy by beating the campaign on Insanity OR completing Gold objectives in multiplayer... kind of trivializes it IMO. Oh well!



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

Posted 08 March 2017 - 09:10 PM

Wow, they look amazing. I'm in love.

 

It's a little weird to me that you can get the Insanity trophy by beating the campaign on Insanity OR completing Gold objectives in multiplayer... kind of trivializes it IMO. Oh well!

Hardcores like us would do it in single player, of course. 



#611 kcobra22  

Posted 08 March 2017 - 10:02 PM

comes out to $65 after tax & shipping for me. Also for anyone ordering, it says "will be shipped by June 2017", so not sure when they'll actually ship.

 



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

Posted 08 March 2017 - 10:08 PM

Hardcores like us would do it in single player, of course.


You know it!

Loot Crate bought'd.

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

Posted 08 March 2017 - 10:27 PM

You know it!

Loot Crate bought'd.

That's up for purchase now!?



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

Posted 08 March 2017 - 10:27 PM

You know it!

Loot Crate bought'd.

My wallet is crying for all of the ME: A stuff I've bought. :joystick:



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

Posted 08 March 2017 - 10:29 PM

PS4 Trophy list, so we know it'll be the same on the XB1 side of things:

 

https://www.exophase...a-psn/trophies/

I'm a little confused about the Match Maker trophy/achievement:

 

"Complete romances with three different characters across all playthroughs."

 

Just speculation, but would this mean YOU bang three people or you orchestrate 3 couples to bang each other? Because that is what a Match Maker is, right? Someone who brings others together....



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

Posted 08 March 2017 - 10:52 PM

I'm a little confused about the Match Maker trophy/achievement:

 

"Complete romances with three different characters across all playthroughs."

 

Just speculation, but would this mean YOU bang three people or you orchestrate 3 couples to bang each other? Because that is what a Match Maker is, right? Someone who brings others together....

That's a meta-achievement, so that is likely one you'd only get on a third playthrough. 



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

Posted 08 March 2017 - 11:24 PM

13/8 Days and counting!

Mass-Effect-Andromeda-1.jpg



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

AvengedBacklog

Posted 09 March 2017 - 01:05 AM

Nice trophy list, should be fairly straightforward.

Tempted by that Loot Crate, but wallet already hurting....

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

Posted 09 March 2017 - 02:17 AM

Nice trophy list, should be fairly straightforward.

Tempted by that Loot Crate, but wallet already hurting....

Let me tell you about wallet hurting. ;)  This is what I'm in for:

 

PS4 Deluxe copy @ BB w/BB SB + XB1 Deluxe Copy @ BB w/BB SB (lessened by GCU & Visa Checkout)

Die-case Nomad CE (lessened by Visa Checkout)

RC Nomad CE (lessened by lots of RZ certs + Visa Checkout)

CE guide (paid for with AMZ credit)

Pathfinder guide kit 

All the Funko POPs, including the GS exclusive and BB exclusive ones

Andromeda LE Hardcover Art Book

Loot Crate

 

So yes, my wallet and I aren't on speaking terms for ME: A.  It's my damned weakness. 



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

Posted 09 March 2017 - 11:56 AM

Let me tell you about wallet hurting. ;)  This is what I'm in for:

 

PS4 Deluxe copy @ BB w/BB SB + XB1 Deluxe Copy @ BB w/BB SB (lessened by GCU & Visa Checkout)

Die-case Nomad CE (lessened by Visa Checkout)

RC Nomad CE (lessened by lots of RZ certs + Visa Checkout)

CE guide (paid for with AMZ credit)

Pathfinder guide kit 

All the Funko POPs, including the GS exclusive and BB exclusive ones

Andromeda LE Hardcover Art Book

Loot Crate

 

So yes, my wallet and I aren't on speaking terms for ME: A.  It's my damned weakness. 

You're supporting a game franchise that you love. Nothing wrong with that and worth every penny if you ask me.

 

 

I'm sure your wallet will forgive you sometime soon.



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

Posted 09 March 2017 - 02:29 PM

Ha, my loot list:

:xb1: Mass Effect Andromeda Deluxe Edition - $44.49 (Amazon price error)
:xb1: Mass Effect Andromeda Super Deluxe Edition digital preorder - $89.99 (EA Access discount)

Best Buy steelbook - $9.99
The Art of Mass Effect Andromeda - $20.37
Mass Effect Andromeda Adult Coloring Book - $9.35
Mass Effect Andromeda: Nexus Uprising novel - $5.18
Peebee Funko Pop - $10.99
Mass Effect Andromeda Loot Crate - $59.99



#622 gogomo  

Posted 09 March 2017 - 02:30 PM

It's a little weird to me that you can get the Insanity trophy by beating the campaign on Insanity OR completing Gold objectives in multiplayer... kind of trivializes it IMO. Oh well!

It's been a long while since I played the multiplayer in ME3.  Are Gold objectives really that hard?  Doing 5 is the equivalent of a whole Insanity playthrough?!?!



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

Posted 09 March 2017 - 02:37 PM

It's been a long while since I played the multiplayer in ME3. Are Gold objectives really that hard? Doing 5 is the equivalent of a whole Insanity playthrough?!?!


No doubt it will take some effort, but there's no way it's as much as beating the whole campaign on Insanity. I'm sure more people will get the achievement that way, just like I'm sure more people got the Unwavering achievement in ME3 by being carried through multiplayer than by completing every mission in their Insanity playthrough (not me though 8-) ). All in all this looks like a very easy completion. There's not even an achievement for beating the game twice.



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

Posted 09 March 2017 - 04:01 PM



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

Posted 09 March 2017 - 04:13 PM

Ha, my loot list:

:xb1: Mass Effect Andromeda Deluxe Edition - $44.49 (Amazon price error)
:xb1: Mass Effect Andromeda Super Deluxe Edition digital preorder - $89.99 (EA Access discount)
The Art of Mass Effect Andromeda - $20.37
Mass Effect Andromeda Adult Coloring Book - $9.35
Mass Effect Andromeda: Nexus Uprising novel - $5.18
Peebee Funko Pop - $10.99
Mass Effect Andromeda Loot Crate - $59.99

Why do you need 2 copies of the game?



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

Posted 09 March 2017 - 04:17 PM

I read today that Drack is 1400 years old. That sounds awesome. I hope he has tons of stories about what he was up to in the Milky Way during the first contact era. Maybe he has some opinions about Clan Urdnot... God I am looking forward to having all of these squadmate conversations for the first time. :)



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

Posted 09 March 2017 - 04:25 PM

Why do you need 2 copies of the game?

 

I like buying games digitally when I know it's something I'm going to be playing consistently for a long time (Destiny, Gears 4, etc.), so I won't have to futz with the disc. But I also generally like having physical copies, especially for my favorite series or if it's a special edition. Sometimes the answer is to just get both. :)

 

Also you reminded me that I ordered the steelbook from Best Buy...



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

Posted 09 March 2017 - 04:27 PM

Good stuff, Ryu about the MP info above.  Looks like they learned a bunch from the ME3 MP, as well as what seemed to work in DA: I MP. 

 

I read today that Drack is 1400 years old. That sounds awesome. I hope he has tons of stories about what he was up to in the Milky Way during the first contact era. Maybe he has some opinions about Clan Urdnot... God I am looking forward to having all of these squadmate conversations for the first time. :)

I'm thinking they might have found some worthy squadmates for ME: A? I know we had some reservations, though it looks like they might have pulled off what we thought wasn't possible. 

 

In other news, my BB-exclusive Sara Ryder Funko shipped out. 



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

Posted 09 March 2017 - 04:33 PM

I like buying games digitally when I know it's something I'm going to be playing consistently for a long time (Destiny, Gears 4, etc.), so I won't have to futz with the disc. But I also generally like having physical copies, especially for my favorite series or if it's a special edition. Sometimes the answer is to just get both. :)

 

Also you reminded me that I ordered the steelbook from Best Buy...

Damn it, now you're making me think about pre-ordering the Super Deluxe Digital Edition for that reason. :wall: 



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

Posted 09 March 2017 - 04:38 PM

I'm thinking they might have found some worthy squadmates for ME: A? I know we had some reservations, though it looks like they might have pulled off what we thought wasn't possible. 

 

Yeah I'm feeling pretty good about them generally.

 

Cora - Confident, experienced, seems like a Miranda type. I like her hair. :)

 

Liam - Don't know a ton about him yet, but he seems all right. Hopefully he doesn't fall into the Kaidan/Jacob trap of being boring. I don't know what his "hook" is yet.

 

Peebee - Yes, the young/spunky/blunt female companion is an established BioWare type, most recently seen in Inquisition's Sera. I liked Sera and I'm sure I'll like Peebee too, bring it on.

 

Drack - I'm looking forward to all the crazy war stories that this guy is sure to have. A cross between Zaeed and Grunt, I'm really excited to have him on the squad, he seems awesome.

 

Vetra - I think I read that she comes from a rough background and values loyalty above all else. Ton of potential here for the female version of Garrus, the ultimate bro. I see her as a best friend and confidante for Ryder, like Liara in the Milky Way trilogy if you didn't romance her.

 

Jaal - Don't know anything about him really, but I like that we're getting an Andromeda alien on the squad, I'm interested to find out about his circumstances and motives for joining up with Ryder.