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

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#1201 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49860 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 27 September 2017 - 05:52 PM

Sad that this thread has gone quiet for over a month. 

I was at BB earlier this week and saw that the non-RC version of the Nomad model had been dropped down to $45 and the RC model was down to $129.   Might be worth looking into if anyone had been holding out on it for a while on the theoretical price drop. 



#1202 xtreme_Zr2   Mr. Sonny Crockett CAGiversary!   1018 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 27 September 2017 - 09:59 PM

I'm 200 pages into nexus uprising on my vacation and plan to finish by the end of the week. Pretty good so far. I have the deluxe edition of Andromeda waiting for me on PS4 and plan to give it an honest shot. I need mass effect back in my life!

#1203 blueweltall   Kill the Batman CAGiversary!   6270 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 04:12 AM

Totally off topic but we all played the same game here - I just completed Dragon Age Inquisition. 



#1204 Spybreak9   $exy Game Scholar CAGiversary!   9206 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 09 October 2017 - 05:03 AM

Totally off topic but we all played the same game here - I just completed Dragon Age Inquisition. 

Congrats on that but you're looking for this thread lol. Although I'll give you that that thread hasn't been active in a while...


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#1205 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49860 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 11 October 2017 - 05:34 PM

Looks like everyone who has EA Access and has been waiting for ME: A to hit the Vault, your time is here:

https://www.ea.com/n...ccess-fall-2017



#1206 KaneRobot   The Profit$ of Doom CAGiversary!   10453 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 12 October 2017 - 01:00 AM

Vault ahoy.

 

...Fuck, I need to finish 2 and play 3 already.


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#1207 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49860 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 17 October 2017 - 07:34 PM

Now in the Vault for EA Access:

https://www.gamespot...u/1100-6454134/

#1208 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49860 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 18 October 2017 - 06:40 PM

Just when I thought I've seen it all:

https://www.biowares...ion of only 100



#1209 Kojubat   Not a Pokémon CAGiversary!   1738 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 18 October 2017 - 07:20 PM

Just when I thought I've seen it all:

https://www.biowares...ion of only 100


And not a single mention of Voeld in the description.

#1210 100xp   Blizzard Spy CAGiversary!   4407 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 18 October 2017 - 07:38 PM

Just when I thought I've seen it all:

https://www.biowares...ion of only 100

I guess marketing was board.



#1211 chubbyninja1319   Where's my stuff!? CAGiversary!   5314 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 10:41 PM

Now that I've had some distance from this game...I've been rethinking my feelings toward it.  I may have been a bit harsh, because I did have fun when in combat.  But, in hindsight, I still think the game was fundamentally a mess.  It wasn't broken and the animation doesn't bother me at all.  It's the functional structure that made a mess of the pacing, progress and story for me.  Now that the game is like what, $12, I may pick it up again. 

 

I just hope they can salvage the franchise.  It's weird to think that one *not great* release can destroy a whole franchise, right? 


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#1212 Supplice   Hmph CAGiversary!   4095 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 08:56 PM

Former BioWare dev speaks out against EA's monetisation of games


#1213 chubbyninja1319   Where's my stuff!? CAGiversary!   5314 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 11:05 PM

 

Former BioWare dev speaks out against EA's monetisation of games

 

I'd like to put some credit into this article, but it's Manveer Heir.  AKA a racist piece of Fuck .  Seriously, I cannot stomach this man. 

 

Anyway, if his words are true or not, it does seem like EA is on a pro-'games as service' trend lately.  At this point, it seems like all of the creative forces at Bioware have left, save Casey Hudson who just came back.  I hope Bioware survives and finds themselves again.  I'd love a new Dragon Age right about now.


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#1214 Spybreak9   $exy Game Scholar CAGiversary!   9206 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 23 October 2017 - 11:42 PM

 

Former BioWare dev speaks out against EA's monetisation of games

 

:oldman:


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#1215 Spybreak9   $exy Game Scholar CAGiversary!   9206 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 27 October 2017 - 03:38 PM

Yeah so if you want to read some fan fiction...

http://blog.bioware....ct-anihilation/

There's a book about the Quarian Ark.

Although not fan fiction but it's fan fiction.


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#1216 chubbyninja1319   Where's my stuff!? CAGiversary!   5314 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 07:46 PM

^^  Yeah, Not sure how I feel about this.  Could be interesting if it teases out more of the Cerberus subplot.  Stinks that it's not DLC though. 


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#1217 chubbyninja1319   Where's my stuff!? CAGiversary!   5314 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 12:56 AM

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Well friends, tomorrow we celebrate N7 Day.  A little different this year since the franchise kinda skidded into a ditch in some ways, but regardless, this is Mass Effect.  And it's the 10th anniversary! 

 

This N7 Day, we celebrate!!

 

There is a cool teN7 shirt at the biowarestore and there will be new items all week 

https://www.biowares...ouse_options=77

 

There should be more news at the Bioware Blog tomorrow, as well. 

http://blog.bioware.com/

 

Call me a glutton for punishment, but just like every other year, I have my fingers crossed for an OT remaster on X1 and PS4. 

 

Cheers to the gang who's been hanging around for years chatting about this amazing series.  We have a fun little community of hooligans here.  Happy N7 Day, fellas!

 

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#1218 Spybreak9   $exy Game Scholar CAGiversary!   9206 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 07 November 2017 - 01:59 AM

I type this in my N7 hoodie while I say:

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The whole point of N7 day was to celebrate while Mass Effect was great. No point now tbh imo. MMEGA!

 

I think a fellow FB ME fan points it out fairly well when they say "N7 day used to be a day about celebration, now it's a day of mourning."


Edited by Spybreak9, 07 November 2017 - 06:17 PM.

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#1219 chubbyninja1319   Where's my stuff!? CAGiversary!   5314 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 06:23 PM

The feels, man. 

 

 

https://www.masseffect.com/n7

 

Spoiler


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#1220 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49860 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 07 November 2017 - 07:54 PM

DA Keep comes to Mass Effect:

https://masseffectarchives.com/en_US/



#1221 chubbyninja1319   Where's my stuff!? CAGiversary!   5314 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 09:21 PM

DA Keep comes to Mass Effect:

https://masseffectarchives.com/en_US/

The Career tab doesn't seem to be syncing with much of anything I did on the 360.  I blew the doors off those games and nothing from ME1 is registering.  Kinda takes the fun out of it. 

 

The tapestry is cool, though.


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#1222 Spybreak9   $exy Game Scholar CAGiversary!   9206 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 07 November 2017 - 10:24 PM

I wasn't going to watch it because I knew I wouldn't like it. Decided to watch it and yup now I'm angry.

 

Bioware is like we should distance ourselves from Andromeda, the fans didn't like it (an over exaggeration of simplicity here of course), and focus on the trilogy.

 

Yet the people would say, um no Andromeda was a good fun game, you just handled it so poorly with the EA overlords in tow - another 6 months of polish and we'd be celebrating N7 day tbh. You didn't forget what made Mass Effect Mass Effect as one could argue Mass Effect Andromeda feels like a spiritual successor of the first Mass Effect. That's because you have the exploration, the combat and the stories told through the actions done by the player. I've enjoyed every Mass Effect game since the beginning, have a lot of respect for the series. However, then these developers have the nerve to act like they came up with some of these ideas. The whole romanceable options in the Mass Effect games all started with fan feedback for the first one. It wasn't even in the game in the beginning! You have a great sense of community and team when you're playing as Shepard /Ryder and it's only natural you'd want to step up that relationship with said crew member. Jack was one of the best character growths in the ME series and it was such a touching extra addition that really made the series stand out.

 

Bioware shot themselves in the foot when they, as a whole, transitioned their gaming stories and writing into SJW waters. Listening to the SJW fanbase has been the toxic pit that Mass Effect has fallen into as of late. Bioware's fans killed the series as much as the managers of EA did. They'll do a video on Mass Effect but will not put any effort into a remaster of the series, nor a X enhanced BC support and we all know they're not supporting Andromeda any more. /rant

 

I will always wear my N7 hoodie with pride but don't try and patronize me and not mention your screw up with Andromeda and the whole muddy the Mass Effect waters thing.


Edited by Spybreak9, 07 November 2017 - 10:28 PM.

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#1223 chubbyninja1319   Where's my stuff!? CAGiversary!   5314 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 01:37 AM

Bioware shot themselves in the foot when they, as a whole, transitioned their gaming stories and writing into SJW waters. Listening to the SJW fanbase has been the toxic pit that Mass Effect has fallen into as of late. Bioware's fans killed the series as much as the managers of EA did. They'll do a video on Mass Effect but will not put any effort into a remaster of the series, nor a X enhanced BC support and we all know they're not supporting Andromeda any more. /rant

 

 

I agree.  They really did embrace the SJW thing and it went from "hey cool, inclusion, right on" to them being defined by taking this mantle of inclusion to what some might say is a distracting fault.  All while employing that racist POS Manveer Heir. 

 

However, when I push all of that aside, just me, my controller and my game....ME1, ME2 and ME3 are magic.  Those stories are so wonderful, the virtual friendships so strong, the adventure so pure and the combat so smooth (even ME1 for me)....I love it.  I love Mass Effect and this is one time I'm choosing to not let the politics keep me from celebrating an adventure that I went on with these games. 

 

Even though Andromeda doesn't hold up at all compared to the OT, maybe I was a bit hard on it.  It was fun to play even if the story was cockeyed and the quest system janked up. 


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#1224 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49860 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 08 November 2017 - 03:49 AM

This looks interesting......

http://www.moddb.com...ct-announcement

#1225 AvengedBacklog   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   13122 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 12:03 AM

Every year I get my hopes up for a ME trilogy remaster and every year I wind up disappointed.  Such a shame.


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#1226 Spybreak9   $exy Game Scholar CAGiversary!   9206 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 11 November 2017 - 04:20 AM

Every year I get my hopes up for a ME trilogy remaster and every year I wind up disappointed.  Such a shame.

Esp considering the popularity of having people play your game the first time or again with an Xbox One X Enhanced edition also being a no show.


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#1227 chubbyninja1319   Where's my stuff!? CAGiversary!   5314 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 07:13 PM

I tell ya what, I have zero interest in the Xbox One X at the moment.  But, damn an ME1 with 4K HD upgrade would make me buy the system and a 4K tv for my game room.  I really wish EA would go for the, what I believe to be, low-investment cash grab and just do a remake of ME1 and remaster 2 & 3. 

 

Nothing too interesting for sale at biowarestore for the N7 sale.  The Ryder henley is kind of tempting for some reason. 


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#1228 xtreme_Zr2   Mr. Sonny Crockett CAGiversary!   1018 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 19 November 2017 - 06:27 AM

Finally cracked open my deluxe edition tonight with a cold Guiness and a night to myself. Was so excited to start this after finishing Nexus Uprsising. Played through the first mission with the pathfinder and now laying in bed as I type this.

WTF of a turd did I just play? I literally couldn’t care less about a single character I just interacted with. I know the bar is high with Shepherd but the original trilogy had me hooked instantly. Combat was awful clunky, acting/story sucks, I have no desire to boot it back up. Was I supposed to have feelings when Daddy Ryder gave me his helmet? He was introduced and written out so quickly I’ve almost already forgotten about it.

Why did I type all that? I guess it’s a personal blog about how sad bioware has become. I wanted to try the multiplayer but I’m just going to pass now.

So here here to echoing the calls for a ME Trilogy HD remaster.

#1229 chubbyninja1319   Where's my stuff!? CAGiversary!   5314 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 05:39 PM

Sorry to hear your experienced sucked, buddy.  I think most of us got farther in before getting to that point.  I was okay with the opening, but yeah, the squad isn't like the Normandy crew.  I will say though, in hindsight, some are good.  Not Mordin or Garrus, but okay in their own way.  

 

The gameplay and combat was good though.  Maybe?  


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#1230 Spybreak9   $exy Game Scholar CAGiversary!   9206 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 19 November 2017 - 09:46 PM

I'd say Andromeda definitely has a slow start but stick with it, the game opens up immensely afterwards and you get a lot more of the backstory which wasn't really presented well for the father. Yeah, I feel a lot of people were like this in comparison to the Mass Effect trilogies. I mean, the golden rule we learned in game design is you have to hook your audience right off the bat. We can see ME: A doesn't do that and it actually hooked me about 3 to 5 hours in, which in a RPG I don't know if that's too late or just par with the course lol.

 

Gotta get to the point where you're switching from one favorite to another with the powers and combat abilities. That's when the game really starts to shine in my opinion. Also the characters will build on you, there's a bunch of stale ones but like Chubby said you'll be introduced to a few good ones later on though.

 

As a Ryder twin, in the beginning you're just there along with a civilian centric organization. If you have this mindset in place, the beginning's lack of a bombastic action sequence makes sense - all not apologizing for Bioware's faults here but I can see how things got overblown. You're out there with a bunch of scientists exploring, scanning and discovering a new universe. Contrast that with you're in the front lines for the System's Alliance meant to combat the galaxy's dangers as Shepard and it makes sense how ME: A starts. Get to the first planet you're going to have to work with, multiple quests, storyline and such and if you're still not feeling it then by all means retire the game and play something else.


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