Screen Critics Shaun takes a look at the future prospects for Bioware's Mass Effect series - asking where the series can possibly go next.
Hopefully selling it to a competent developer and publisher.
Unfortunately, that won't happen with EA. Also because a few people said they liked Andromeda when the majority hated it Bioware got their over inflated ego blown up even more.
I am not agreeing or disagreeing with XMessiah23x. Just wanted to say I like his spirit. I don't know how good or bad ME: Andromeda is. But I can promise that none of the shatter is making any impact on whether or not I will purchase the game. Because I am a fan of ME, I will buy and play it for myself. I have been gaming too long to be lead by others opinion.
We likely won't be seeing another Mass Effect for a long time. I am assuming Andromeda under-performed, in terms of both sales and reception. If there is another Mass Effect release, it will likely be a 'Definitive Edition' of Andromeda.
Well according to IGN, Mass Effect is on hold aka hietus and Bioware Montreal Will be a support studio from now on which means Bioware Montreal won't be to do games again and they will be forced to support other Studio with their games.
Well knowing EA, Bioware Montreal is lucky the studio didn't get mass layoffs, or get shutdown.
Bioware Montreal is reported to be getting layoffs, and downgraded to a support studio. http://www.windowscentral.c...
If they don't want Andromeda 2, possibly make a Mass Effect 4. I think Andromeda's a great game, it's a shame the poor facial animations caused the internet to go absolutely ballistic on it, because it is the weakest aspect of the game. It's a great game overall.
The facial animations are the least of its problems. The game was just buggy and would put vanilla skyrim to shame not to mention the horrendous story, script, and dialogue.
I've only played since patch 1.05, and there hasn't been any major issues bug-wise. Not perfectly polished, but there's nothing to detract from the game. The main plot is generic, but the lore is interesting. That's not a bad approach due to the nature of the "colonize a new galaxy" story. Another game that's like that is Horizon, which had great lore to make up for a generic plot. Script and dialogue are fine. Sure there are some bad lines, but that's exactly how the rest of the series has been. The least of its problems? Answer this then - if the facial animations were good, meaning they wouldn't have caused a massive negative reaction, do you think the game would have been trashed so much upon reception? Absolutely not. The internet bandwagon effect really took a toll on Andromeda.
I'd have to disagree. What a droll story, with a bland antagonist. Had potential, but things got really repetitive by the third planet. They played it really safe which Is disappointing (could be pressure from suits at EA). And that UI......my God. The UX designer needs to go back to school and learn how to design a compelling interface. Not one that strains the player by tangling them
I responded to some of those points in my response above. The Kett are the weakest part of the story, everything else is pretty interesting. I don't think they really played it safe, to me a Mass Effect 4 using the indoctrination theory would have been playing it safe. Long games like this tend to get repetitive. That usually isn't a fair complaint unless it's on the level of Mafia III, where they made no effort to counter repetitiveness. Yeah the UI is cluttered, but you get used to it. Nothing that seriously harms the game.
ME1 to 3 were awesome.
Honestly I want to see it shelved for a few years. The development stories I've read about this game speak to the incompetent time management and direction of their management. It reminds me of the Destiny 1 development. The game was scrapped and reworked several times. It amazes me how awful management becomes in big corporations.
Hopefully a game where people's faces are not tired.
How about just a remaster of the original trilogy? I have no faith Bioware is capable of producing anything that can compare to the first 3 games anymore
An attempt at F2P game then cancelation and shelved .
EA screwed the series up as usual. On a sidenote, i've been waiting for another Def Jam for years now. Knowing EA, they cant turn that series into a "live service" so they choose to abandon it. Fuq you EA.
patch ME:A and fix everything possible take it easy continue development on next ME with a small dedicated team but don't announce anything until ps5 and xbox 2. This way series will get 4-5 years break before it's in spotlight EA are known to completely stop using an IP like mercenaries but than again i do think ME is too big of a IP
There is no Bioware. Bioware is simply a title currently used by EA that used to belong to a great team of developers but is now, no more. The name is there, the talent is not. It is a lot like replacing a Ferrari's engine with a 100hp 4 cylinder made by another company and still proclaiming it to be a Ferrari. So....there is no true Bioware anymore. I loved the original ME series but the people currently in place are not capable of replicating the same quality games as the original Bioware team.
Anything to do with a sequel to Mass Effect: Andromeda, throw it in the trash and burn it. There might still be some potential with the Mass Effect universe in the future, but Bioware/EA seemed to be focussed on their own version of Destiny or The Division at the moment. Perhaps leave it until next-gen, and only if Bioware can turn itself around.
Mass effect is dead. Game over yeaaaaaaaaah. Try hard Nerd reviewers ruining gaming one review at a time. Over facial animations. Yet you stupid girls stan witcher 3 with some extra bland facial animations. Andromeda wasn't cynical enough for this new breed of sociopathic dork racists.
Fire the "writer" (if you can even call her that), Sam Maggs before working on a new game.
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