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

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

Posted 10 May 2016 - 06:59 PM

Damn it, I was about to post the same thing:

 

http://arstechnica.c...inning-of-2017/

 

Didn't we have the same thing happen with ME3, where it slid into the beginning of the following year? 

 

EDIT: Too good not to share:

https://imgur.com/MZXpxZM



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

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Posted 11 May 2016 - 09:13 PM

This was official via EA financial discussions a few months back.  But, really, is anybody surprised by this?  At least they didn't announce a major shift and it's going mobile or some nonsense like that. 

 

I remain grounded.  I love ME more than any other gaming franchise, but the OT was so, so so SO good, I don't know if Andromeda can capture that same magic in such a way.  So, I'm frothing just like the rest of the gang 'round here for this one.  But, I'll blow my load when I see the true game reveal.  Until then, I'm staying grounded (and unjizzed).  :shame:



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

Posted 11 May 2016 - 11:17 PM

Dance party, get hyped!

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

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Posted 11 May 2016 - 11:29 PM

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

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 10:40 AM

I do no think any of us honestly expected this game to release in 2016.  As Chubby said, the EA financial meetings had this pegged for 2017.  Anyway, it's the third release window that sticks, so I wouldn't be surprised if we got one more, "It takes time to give you the best game possible" message and we see this delayed until next summer.

 

Excited to see what they have to show next month.  Hopefully there is dancing.



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

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 10:25 PM

Good news, guys.  Microsoft finally figured out how to do multi-disc games digitally.  That means we may be able to play ME2 and ME3 digitally on the 360 and X1. 



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

Posted 14 May 2016 - 07:20 PM

:joystick:  :joystick:  :joystick:  :joystick:  :joystick:

 

Great news.  Hopefully they'll run better than I've heard ME1 run, though again, we know the engine differences between the three games. 



#188 Ryuukishi   My ambitionz az a Ryder CAGiversary!   11172 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 02 June 2016 - 04:58 PM

Getting close now... I wonder if we'll see any pre-E3 leaks.

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

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Posted 03 June 2016 - 04:54 AM

Nothing so far, but we'll see. The bigger question is: will we see game footage or a reel of Bioware employees diligently working? (sarcasm)

That 4D ride in California looks pretty badass tho, eh?

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

Posted 03 June 2016 - 11:22 PM

I think it's time to see some gameplay.

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#191 blueweltall   Kill the Batman CAGiversary!   6399 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 June 2016 - 01:24 AM

I hope they are using the frostbite engine.



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

Posted 04 June 2016 - 07:30 AM

I hope they are using the frostbite engine.

I'd be surprised if they didn't, or a heavily modified version of the engine. 



#193 blueweltall   Kill the Batman CAGiversary!   6399 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 01:05 AM

My E3 prediction, Mass Effect Trilogy Remastered for the holiday or Mass Effect 1, 2, and 3 digital with every copy of Andromeda on Xbox one.



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

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 04:48 AM

I'd happily take that. I'd love the OT on Xbox One.

#195 Ryuukishi   My ambitionz az a Ryder CAGiversary!   11172 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 12 June 2016 - 07:18 PM

45 minutes. This is it people!

#196 blueweltall   Kill the Batman CAGiversary!   6399 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 June 2016 - 08:12 PM

He just confirmed it, the next Mass Effect! Frostbite engine too!



#197 blueweltall   Kill the Batman CAGiversary!   6399 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 June 2016 - 08:31 PM



#198 Ryuukishi   My ambitionz az a Ryder CAGiversary!   11172 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 12 June 2016 - 08:31 PM

That was cool. I was hoping for more gameplay though... Can't wait to pick that trailer apart frame by frame. :)



#199 Sir_Fragalot   wants Startropics 3. CAGiversary!   8692 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 June 2016 - 09:13 PM

I really hope the combat is more like 1 & 2 and less Gears of War like, like 3.



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

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Posted 12 June 2016 - 09:56 PM

I thought it was a pretty lame update since it had like no gameplay footage. After this many years in the pipeline we should have some actual details!

#201 Mjkjets   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   143 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 12 June 2016 - 10:01 PM

I still haven't bought a next-gen system. Waitng to see ME-A. This looks promising. I really wanted to see the galaxy map.



#202 Ryuukishi   My ambitionz az a Ryder CAGiversary!   11172 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 12 June 2016 - 10:11 PM

After letting it sink in a little and watching the teaser a couple more times, I'm feeling more disappointed that this was our third E3 in a row of rocket launch footage and developers sitting at desks. I was hoping for something to really chew on this time. Like a trailer that went into some specifics on the story and characters, and/or a 5 or 10 minute gameplay demo.



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

Posted 12 June 2016 - 10:11 PM

Eeeee, love it but I'm wondering if they're holding some of the footage off for E3 week. I was flipping through my news on Flipboard and saw the new trailer and went wait EA had a press conference today!?



#204 Ryuukishi   My ambitionz az a Ryder CAGiversary!   11172 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 12 June 2016 - 10:28 PM

Yeah EA's whole conference was pretty lame actually. Barely any info on Visceral's Star Wars game except confirming that it exists (not even a title), a cool trailer for Titanfall 2 but one that already came out earlier in the day, and another behind the scenes teaser for ME. Aside from that it was all sports (like a LOT of sports) and Battlefield, neither of which does anything for me.



#205 blueweltall   Kill the Batman CAGiversary!   6399 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 June 2016 - 10:47 PM

EA press conference never have been good though.

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

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Posted 12 June 2016 - 11:31 PM

A few seconds of Mass Effect is better than nothing, but jeez, less than a year before release and they can't give us a proper teaser?  Or even a  Fuck ing synopsis?  At least they showed their team working on it again; good to know they have employees, I guess.  Oh, and it's big.  Really big.  Bigger than anything they've done before.  At least that is what they keep telling us.  This game better be so big that if I want to, I can pilot my Normandy SR3 over to Skyrim and fight some dragons.  I better be able to cruise over to the Cosmodrome and crush some Fallen Dregs in the Mako, if I feel so inclined.  That's how big it should be.

 

Oh, and I'm sticking by my prediction of November 7, 2017.



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

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Posted 12 June 2016 - 11:56 PM

Ah boy.   I'm a broken record at this point.....love ME to death, favorite game series of all time .... yadda yadda.  But that wasn't even a story trailer!  And godd-effin-dammit, they showed people at their desks.  No.  I'm on lockdown on this game.  I'll resurface on November 7th for the annual celebration of all things Shepard and the old crew and spend a few bucks irresponsibly, but other than that, give me a nudge when we have a release date (I say May 2017) and a CE announced. 

 

General rant aside, I liked what I saw.  The game is purdy as all get out and it looked ME-ish.  The Tempest looks cool, but a little derivative of the Normandy.  It was cool to see a straight up Mako and the Kodiaks, too.  I'm sure we'll all love this new game, but F Bioware's marketing and PR department right in the ear. 

 

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

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Posted 13 June 2016 - 12:05 AM

Yeah EA's whole conference was pretty lame actually. Barely any info on Visceral's Star Wars game except confirming that it exists (not even a title), a cool trailer for Titanfall 2 but one that already came out earlier in the day, and another behind the scenes teaser for ME. Aside from that it was all sports (like a LOT of sports) and Battlefield, neither of which does anything for me.

Dat Titanfall 2, tho.  Holy crap that looked amazing.  The way both the single and multiplayer trailers ended had me hooting and hollering. 



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

Posted 13 June 2016 - 07:04 PM

Ahuh, leaked Amazon date is March 31, 2017.



#210 Ryuukishi   My ambitionz az a Ryder CAGiversary!   11172 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 13 June 2016 - 08:49 PM

So apparently Mac Walters was interviewed today (I don't have a source link) and dropped some additional info:

- The player character is indeed called Ryder
- There is more than one Ryder (sounded like maybe a Fallout 4 situation where both characters exist and you choose which one to play. Probably a brother and sister in this case)
- The female version of the character will be the default choice and the focus of marketing, opposite to Shepard
- BioWare is in the last leg/polish phase of development and is still planning to hit the early 2017 release timeframe