Bioware's creative development director Alistair McNally says Mass Effect : Andromeda is the best and largest Mass Effect to date
Ah man my body is ready. New Mass Effect will be amazing!
did it ever happen that a developer say that a new episode is the worst yet?
Like hell I'm gonna trust EA and reviewers after Mass Effect 3 success.
@abzdiine not a videogame developer, but Josh Trank said something just like that when Fantastic Four came out.
Good thing I can try it out before release myself on Xbox One with EA Access. Likely get early beta testing too. Looking forward to this, but if it turns out to be sh!t, I will know for myself instead of the corrupt game "journalist" that will lie to get you to buy it without knowing the truth! EA Access rocks! Will get to try Battlefront for myself early too. EA Access is only available on Xbox One though. I wish all big publishers would do this, because the game is available for 10-hours of play time. The actual game, not a demo or some other spiffed up part.
Watch it get delayed and downgraded...
I doubt it, this isn't Ubisoft we're talking about here, Bioware has consistenly released great Mass Effect games.
Yeah its EA that we are talking about... Have you forgotten how bad they can get?
@Hammad ..........did you not play Mass Effect 3. In what world would you consider that game great?
@ coolman, being somewhat of a stepdown from ME2 and it was still better than the vast majority of games from its time It just depends if you can take a lackluster ending and not let it sully the whole experience.
Mass Effect 3 was a great game. Weird ending yeah but great game none the less. EA has done a lot of good over the past few years. I have no complaints about them this generation. Did they made some mistakes last generation yeah but i think they got away from that long ago now. They have consistently put out good products. I dont consider BF4 an EA issue but a DICE issue. Dice writes the code and had plenty of time after the debacle that was BF3 and still got it wrong.
@HammadTheBeast Except for the fact that they absolutely butchered the most important part of the trilogy, the ending. Every single decision you made was pointless, and every aspect of story telling that made Mass Effect a great series was thrown out the window so they could meet a deadline.
"Bioware Says 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Is "Best" & "Largest" Mass Effect To Date" well, duh? Shouldn't it be?
"Introducing the new Mass Effect! It's not as good as the other three, but it's alright like." 10/10 IGN
@abzdiine soon as i read the title thats the first thing that came to my head
meh, one of the most overated developers and series in gaming.
All because they screwed up the end of ME3. Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2 were both outstanding games and deserve all the praise in the world. The characters, story, and depth of the Universe Bioware created in those games were incredible. They achieved what most developers can only hope to do and that's get the player emotionally invested in the characters so you actually care about them. In fact, this even continued for the first 90% of Mass Effect 3 but things fell to pieces the moment you boarded Illusive Man's space station. Had they just gotten rid of four characters, Kai Lang, Jersey-shore (meat-head + the reporter), and hologram-kid... it could have been a great game.
I hope it allows for real open exploration of the planets where they are lively and interesting things to discover. Even if it is materials to upgrade the ships and have the upgrades obviously evident, hopefully visually evident.
I hate those missions. Searching for things, and finding just about nothing. I would rather they skip planet or space exploration for a good narrative story instead.
ME1 was awesome. I hope they re-find that magic.
can't wait to play it but i am not setting my expections really high. Many of the talented people over at bioware have left over the years also this is so like company line, its not like a developer will come out and say their next game will be bad or worst than before after that whole every choice will matter and than removing most of our team mates we saved in mass effect 2, i don't think bioware should be talking. now is the time to let your game speak for itself PR depart met should be hyping not developers
@abzdiine Developers usually wait until you buy it, it sells well, then they make the new version a few years later and begin trashing the last version, telling you how bad it was and how they wished they had done so much more.
I think we the gamers should be the one deciding whether its the best or not. In my opinion i still think Mass Effect 1 was the best in the series. I doubt this one will top it and i doubt any other protagonist will top Shepard in the Mass Effect series. And i doubt there will be someone in the crew better than Garrus.
Its Always hard to introduce a new protagonist after 3 insanely good games. Reminds me of Halo 5 and Spartan Locke who is introduced next to Chief. SO far I like what I'm seeing from the Andromeda.
To tell the truth, Halo 5 will be shared by Locke and MC. If Locke fails to give a good impression upon gamers, they can go back to MC. I think Locke is a badass though. And also the problem here is that the new protagonist will likely not meet any of the old crew except Liara since Asari have a long life span. But getting Shepard out of the equation completely is not exactly a wise move. Hopefully the game is good though.
Halo 5 has sci-fi legend Nathan Fillion though. They knew what they were doing there, everyone loves him.
Hoping they dont dumb down more of the gameplay like what happened to Dragon's Age.
Some day developers will learn to put confidence in saying less is more. Bigger is not always better.
Hope I can still make the same face I used for the trilogy lol
if it can be more like mass effect 1 with all the upgrading/features given more depth and characters given more customization depth then yes thats that can make it the best.
the original trilogy left some mighty big ass shoes to fill... all im going to say... so many good times, sooo many bad ass characters
They've talked soooo much, showed so little.
You sir deserve a bubble. They need to show us something and stop talking for a while.
Doubt this will be out until 2017 sometime. I try not to anticipate things too much. Probably an age thing.
I swear, Bioware. If I can't holster my damn weapon again, and you guys repeat the mistakes you made with ME3, I'm never buying a another game from you.
Not even if they release a game after that which does -everything- you've ever wanted from a game? : P
Yeah, nothing ruins a conversation like a gun in the face - it's sucked the immersion out of so many (otherwise decent) 1st and 3rd person shooters... ME3 is probably the worst offender - Hell, the 'select' button wasn't even being used, which leads me to conclude that the holster mechanic was conciously removed to prevent idiots from putting their gun away mid-fight. That said, Dragon Age: Inquisition did have a sheathe/holster button, so I expect it'll be in Andromeda too... I'm hoping they'll also use something similar to the Dragon's AI for shootable air/spacecraft, flying Alien wildlife and enemies of all shapes and sizes - from mercs with jetpacks to winged Thresher-Maw-alikes! and while I know Bioware have stated otherwise, a part of me still hopes that long-lived characters like Liara, Grunt and EDI make some sort of an appearance or are at-least referenced... but so long as Ashley's still dead, I'll be happy.
I liked not holstering my weapon. It made me feel like a true American!
Am i the only that's extremely annoyed by the fact that bioware have only been talking about how amazing, mindblowing, incredible and massive this game is ever since it was announced? With absolutely no gameplay.
Nope. I'm always suspicious when devs do this and only show CGI trailers instead of actual gameplay, and I'll continue to remain skeptical until they prove otherwise
Not sure what you mean Mass Effect the first time it was shown, was shown in the Frostbite engine in real time, I didn't hear anything about CGI...ie not in engine or pre-baked etc. https://www.youtube.com/wat... and https://www.youtube.com/wat... sooo I'm pretty sure its likely not CGI lol as Frostbite 3 very much looks that good and I wouldn't even see the use of using CGI for such a short scene if you consider how expensive that is. Mind you...if your a Mass Effect fan and follow the news...you'll know it was in REAL TIME, all in-engine. https://twitter.com/YanickR... Confirmed the very same day. I don't even get how hard that is to believe that its in real time either as it looks good, but we've seen some EPIC looking games this gen running in real time. For those who are at the "we need gameplay" yes..that is for when EA and Bioware are ready to market it before release. I don't think they are trying to sell you RIGHT NOW lol, who the hell makes such a choice almost 2 years before the game's release? lol Could I not demand such a thing in 2014 when it was first shown? Lets wait until next E3 before we say "nah"
I don't know why you wrote all that waffle as the trailers showed no gameplay whatsoever. I am not too concerned about the graphics, it's a given it would be better than DQ I as that was cross gen in this wasn't. Showing gMeplay can answer a few questions like - Is this a cover based shooter like ME3 or a space rpg ? - will exploration of random planets be better than it was in the other 3 games - Details about looting and inventory IMO Horizon is an excellent example of how to do it right. It was announced with a decent amount of gameplay thrown in.and then some more details thrown in. We have a good idea of what gameplay will be like without giving away intricate details of everything about the game. if they are not ready to show gameplay for Mass effect then it was announced too early, especially if the release date is 2017 which it probably will be.
EDMIX What's with the unnecessary rant? "For those who are at the "we need gameplay" yes..that is for when EA and Bioware are ready to market it before release. I don't think they are trying to sell you RIGHT NOW lol, who the hell makes such a choice almost 2 years before the game's release? lol" Well done on trying to make a valid point but failing miserably. THE POINT IS is that the game was announced, the devs have speaking it up ever since with NO gameplay to back it up. That is NOT giood practice at all. finished.
Oh I agree with you. Talk is cheap and Bioware is trying to sell this game on meaningless CGI hype and PR buzz words at the moment. Until they show gameplay, Andromeda is of no interest to me whatsoever.
I think they merely want to wait until they are close to release before marketing it fully. Of course they could show you content now...... Why should they? lol, they still have a marketing department that has plans for E3 and other trade shows. In due time.
If it's like Mass Effect 1, I will be all in, do not get me wrong part 2 is not bad, but I felt like every game got worse after Mass Effect 1, for example if Mass Effect a 10 out of 10 to me, Mass Effect 2 would be a 8 out of 10, and Mass Effect 3 would be a 6 out of 10. So I am hoping the next game won't feel like a 4 out of 10 for me, the game was so unique with part 1, then it just turn into a full out shooter by part 3. If they wanted a shooting game just make a spin off, like the guy above said take part 1 and add around it for the next series or you lost me...... before I play it I will watch a walk through of one spot so it do not spoil the game for me, if I see a whole bunch of mass effect 3 or even more of GPS in one stage, I will just have to leave the series permanently. The only Mass Effect I never beat was part 3, it lost what made it special and lost my interest, I wish I could force myself to finish it.
I disagree deeply with that. Mass Effect 1 had a great concept that they just couldn't do on that limited format. The idea of what they where "trying" didn't kick off and Mass Effect 1 ended up feeling like it was "trying" to be an RPG and have exploration etc and it just failed at that. Mass Effect 2 and 3 bring the series to more action and ignore the RPG aspect if they can't properly do it on the hardware. Mass Effect is just as much as an RPG as Resident Evil 4 is.... Consider what I'm saying... You get (XP) after all your missions to buy gear.... You get (money) after chapters in RE5 and in areas in RE4 to buy gear.... Because of the mission structure of Mass Effect, its hard to see it as a RPG with such a linear path with no area or concept of grinding to be stronger, everyone will be just the same power level when at the end. I'm sorry but they tried in Mass Effect 1 and it was right to get rid of it with 2 and 3 as why keep failing? They are not getting a install on 360, they are not getting a bigger format etc thus...why try to do the exploration RPG thing if EA or MS won't pay for the extra DVD's to make it more open for that concept? Now that we have HDDs in all systems and Bluray, it makes sense to try that Mass Effect 1 concept now, it didn't last gen. I personally liked Mass Effect 2 and 3 lightyears more then I liked 1. 1 isn't a bad game, its concept is merely not conveyed properly, Mass Effect 2 and 3 fully understand what they are and focus on that. I hope the next game is like Mass Effect 1, but I hope its like what they ORIGINALLY wanted 1 to be, not what ended up being Mass Effect 1. The execution of that game is utterly bad! Soooo many lifeless planets in that game, empty space of nothingness or areas that were just bland. I hope with the space they can aim to make real ,huge cities that all have many, amazing quest ala a Elder Scrolls or Fallout game while still having a cool main quest. If not, my only hope for a cool Space RPG with lots of quest and character is with Bethesda.
Is this one going to have classic BioWare rpg goodness, or is it going to be just another shooter again? I dont buy your games for the cover mechanics. And when are we getting a sequel to Jade Empire? It's a fantastic IP, with tons of potential to mine. I mean, there's 3000 years of alternate history and mythology to explore! I get that some people like a pretty, space-based fps, but that's not what you've been awesome at for more than a decade. Perhaps tying Bethesda, you guys are the best rpg makers in the business. Make a damn rpg!
that classic BioWare team is long gone
Of course. Would be weird if they would say "Hey, our newest mass effect is not as good as last one, and is also smaller".
You took the words right out of my mouth : D
Please keep talking your game to a pedestal that is too big for you to match... Don't talk about your game unless you have something to back what you say up. Da2, ME3, DAI weren't up to par for what you promised and you wonder why we get mad....Just save the PR spinning for when you actually have footage you can show, I get things may not be ready to show just yet so then hold off of opening your mouth.
DAI was freaking awesome dude. Has one of the best Co Op multiplayers too. I dont think it is remotely fair to compare it to the steaming pile that was DA2.
It was better than 2 but it wasn't as good as the first game. The promised a huge open world and while they (kinda) delivered it felt like an offline MMO, too many stupid pointless side quests of get this, kill that which lost the focus on the okay story. The combat was better than 2 but Origins is still the best.
My favorite part of Mass Effect wasn't the characters, combat, or story. The music and the lore is what sucked me in
There seem to be many games nowadays that favor largeness over a good concise story. It's kinda sad.
Indeed. It's with all good entertainment, be it books, movies or games ... you gotta trim the fat to make it great or it just gets bloated and boring (at least in parts).
There's nothing like the Mass Effect trilogy in gaming. I can't wait for this and I'm surprised that they decided to go into another Galaxy, instead of concentrating on the Milky Way.
I hope its better than Inquisition. While it was a great game, I didn't feel immersed in its world at all. Mass Effect series always had me invested in its lore and story. Maybe I am just a space opera sucker :P Still, I am surprised we didn't get any gameplay to this day. Mightily suspicious.
I really hope they keep the multiplayer aspect of 3. Loving the multiplayer in Dragon Age. Ive sunk hundreds of hours in to it and would love to play something similar in the new Mass Effect.
Of course they would say that...
have they shown any gameplay yet?
I agree with most concerns here, about what ME3 was and what it will be but we can't ignore Dragon Age: Inquisition, when Bioware took a ***** *** ***** that was Dragon Age 2 (I actually liked it) and revamped the franchise quite superbly. My body is still ready.
Meh, Mass Effect died with the conclusion of the third one.
Wow i cant believe its going on 10 long years since i first read an article on the first mass effect! I said long but the truth is short because since i started gaming on the xbox360 & ps3 time has past me by like no tomarrow, its like father time had a vise grip on me lol part of me wishes commander shepard was in this mass effect. Thinking back on one of the endings from ME3 when shepard was on the floor dead and then suddenly he took that fast breath had me going nuts like holey shizzle, it was then that i wanted to continue my journey with commander shepard! As if 3 games was enough wich its not! Lets hear it for commander shepards fourth outing on current gen hardware! Game on!
Hope it as less bugs then the others.
After replaying 1&2 and not wanting to play 3 (again) i have my doubt it's the best.
Not sure if I want larger, DA:I was pretty large, but it was rather poor. Granted all three Mass Effect games were great, so hopefully that trend continues.
"BioWare says..." Enough talking. Show something. This is ridiculous. It makes me realize how great it is when a company just puts out a teaser and shuts up about their game until public builds are ready to be previewed. BioWare just keeps patting themselves on the back about things nobody but them can see, and have been doing so for upwards of a year in regards to this game.