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AndyMac
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Set hundreds of years after the original Mass Effect series in the Andromeda galaxy, from a mission that was launched during ME3 as a last resort in case the Reapers won.



Oh my god this combat video looks so fun. The team responsible for the awesome ME3 multiplayer is developing the combat for this game and it looks amazing.

Somebody embed this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrWgLMH8yRU

2/17/2017 10:31:16 PM

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Was going to play this right at launch but Nintendo had to go and release Breath of the Wild a few weeks earlier. So that will be occupying my time for most of March, but then I'll be moving straight to ME Andromeda on my PC.

2/18/2017 4:14:33 PM

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Bioware RPGs just pretty much automatically get my money. Had this preordered as soon as it was available.

2/20/2017 8:20:18 AM

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can this be played co-op?

2/20/2017 10:18:29 AM

V0LC0M
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I don't think the campaign is co-op but there is some sort of multi-player link to the campaign via side missions or something like that.

2/20/2017 10:32:01 AM

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Something I never thought I'd say before ME3 came out, but I'm actually looking forward to the multiplayer in this as much as the single player RPG.

ME3 has the best horde mode multiplayer I've ever played.

2/20/2017 10:22:20 PM

V0LC0M
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Yes it definitely did.

2/21/2017 10:07:09 AM

JCE2011
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ME1 = good lore/universe with tons of potential, ok RPG system with cumbersome inventory management

*EA BUYS FRANCHISE*

ME2 = SEXY TITS ASS AND EXPLOSIONS IN SPACE... + Filler story
ME3 = SAME THING EXCEPT shit we forgot about the story... uh pick an explosion color!

2/21/2017 12:40:51 PM

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hahahaha yep

2/21/2017 2:13:47 PM

AndyMac
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Story aside, ME3 had the best RPG mechanics to go along with the best shooting gameplay.

2/21/2017 2:49:40 PM

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ME1 = One of the best villains ever!

2/21/2017 4:04:07 PM

AndyMac
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10 hour Origin/Access trial just started but there was no preload for the trial, and it's a 55 GB dl. I live out in the country so it's gonna take me about 12 hours to download, but I'll get into it after work tomorrow.

3/15/2017 5:49:30 PM

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Any thoughts?? I haven't heard great things so far

3/16/2017 8:57:39 AM

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Heard the first few hours are a slog...but that's usually par-for-the-course for Bioware games. Also, apparently menus/UI could use some tweaking too.

3/16/2017 9:14:26 AM

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Can't play u til after work but everything I've read and seen looks like the game is good but has Mass effect 1 level facial animations for some reason.

3/16/2017 2:09:22 PM

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"good but has Mass effect 1 level facial animations for some reason."


Eh, even ME2 and ME3 struggled some.

The bioware style has always had some bad uncanny valley moments, see Dragon Age too.

3/16/2017 3:23:59 PM

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Facial animations have never been their strong suit.

3/16/2017 3:39:29 PM

Wraith
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Prob part of the reason their human characters often have masks and helmets and stuff covering their faces. But still, ME1 came out in like 2008 I think so they really should have sorted something better out by now.

3/16/2017 3:58:09 PM

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I've played about 3 hours and I'm feeling all the same hooks I get from any good RPG.

No doubt though it would be considered slow to someone who isn't the biggest fan of RPGs with a lot of exposition. I spent probably half of that first 3 hours on the nexus (new citadel) just talking to people and solving quests that didn't have any combat.

Also anyone who misses the traditional RPG mechanics of Mass Effect 1, they are back in a BIG way. Prepare to navigate some menus.

EDIT: Also no doubt about it, the facial animations are terrible. If that kind of thing bothered me a lot this could be a deal breaker. Also heard a lot about bad writing, but most of the writing is fine with some notable exceptions. The colonial adminstrator on the nexus is a standout of both poor animation and cringeworthy dialogue. Some lowlights include "Sorry, my face is tired from dealing with... everything" and "I refused to call him Pathfinder until he Path-found something"

[Edited on March 16, 2017 at 8:39 PM. Reason : ]

3/16/2017 8:33:59 PM

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I hate banging characters with no emotion

3/16/2017 10:29:08 PM

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"Also anyone who misses the traditional RPG mechanics of Mass Effect 1"


lol so is there tedious exploration of planets in the Mako only to find a base that looks the exact same as all the other planets with the only reward being a sniper rifle less powerful then the one you already have?

3/17/2017 9:56:47 AM

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Mako missions were tedious/repetitive... but mainly optional, and gave a sense of scale to the game I think.

Better than "mineral scanning" mini game or whatever the fuck that shit was.

ME2 and 3 abandoned the RPG aspect of the game. ME1 you could actually customize your character in depth... and if you could get over the shitty UI you could do some cool shit with weapon customization.

3/17/2017 10:05:37 AM

Lionheart
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^ Yeah and you could kinda just brute force it and just take the newest stuff if you didn't want to think about it that much.

3/17/2017 10:15:09 AM

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3/17/2017 1:19:13 PM

Lionheart
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Who are all these people who play Mass effect focusing on the human characters anyway? The alien characters are sooooo much better than the lame humans in each iteration. My squad was pretty much always Shep + Garrus + (Krogan/Solus).



Femshep x Garrus forever.

3/17/2017 1:48:56 PM

AndyMac
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Multiplayer is better than ever. Jump jets add a lot to the fun.

3/18/2017 12:27:56 AM

Lionheart
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Reviews are saying basically dragon age inquisition in space

I'm good with this.

3/20/2017 1:07:24 PM

AndyMac
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Got myself a VPN to South Korea and am playing right now

3/20/2017 5:49:49 PM

V0LC0M
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About 10 hours in, its definitely not better than the previous 3 in my opinion. The graphic complaints are spot on. This is some of the worst character modeling I've seen in a while. The facial expressions are just baffling at times. The planet resource mining part is something I absolutely loathed in Mass Effect 1 and I absolutely hate it in this one too. The combat is fun. The open world exploring is fun. The amount of weapons, armor, character powers, etc is a bit overwhelming but fun. The story is meh so far and most of the characters on your team are completely forgettable.

Early rating for me is a 7/10.

3/24/2017 10:25:14 AM

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