PSU writes: BioWare drops more Mass Effect Andromeda tidbits on Twitter, suggesting no returning characters will feature.
No cameo from Samara, Liara, or Wrex? Not even an appearance from the cryogenically preserved head of Conrad Verner? Aww.
Cryogenically preserved talking heads have always been my go-to narrative device.
Asari have the longest lifespan and that's only around 1000 years. As far as I know, ME Andromeda takes place thousands of years later.
A fresh start is good!
A clean slate is a much better idea, instead of returning characters half-hearted.
Or is it just a cheap cop-out? The whole thing that was magical about Mass Effect the thing the set it apart from other RPG's was the continuing storyline. Of course it was also "a" thing that made it more expensive.
And the story finished with Mass Effect 3, that is supposed to have multiple endings. Meaning a fresh start is the only way possible.
I look forward to meeting and getting to know a new bunch of interesting characters.
The loss of Casey Hudson is gonna be gigantic, but hopefully they can overcome it.
Nothing Andromeda can do that will surpass the original trilogy in terms of story and characters. I'm betting it will still be a great time shooting and throwing biotics around though
How can you be so sure about this?. A bit premature to say such a thing no?.
Premature yes but honestly it would be like catching lightning in a bottle twice. You honestly think Andromeda's protagonist will be as iconic as Commander Shepard and the Normandy crew?
Andromeda can actually do a lot to surpass the current trilogy in every way. For one, it will definitely have better graphics. The combat and overall gameplay can be improved to a point that render's the past 3 games combat systems obsolete. Commander Shepard, even though he was cool, is still a blank slate character that you create. For party members, this time Bioware can break free from making characters that are eerily similar to characters from their past game. This time it won't be a save the world and destroy the big bad like previous Bioware games. It can also be a real rpg again. They can finally reach their vision of having an explorable world in Mass Effect. There are so many things Andromeda can improve from the original trilogy.
I was strictly referring to story and characters. It's obvious that the graphics will be better, running on Frostbite 3. I wouldn't be surprised if it surpassed what we've seen from Battlefront. RPG elements and exploration, again, improvements that are to be expected. The problem is what made Mass Effect so iconic was it's story and even more so it's characters. With barely anything related to the trilogy Andromeda is going to feel like a new ip...at least in my assumptions. I hope I'm wrong and that the story and characters live up to the quality that the trilogy had, but I just seriously doubt it will. It's ok though, I'm not accusing BioWare of being inept, it's more of a complement of how such a masterpiece the trilogy was in my eyes.
Andromeda will be related to the main trilogy. You don't need to have the same characters to be related to the games that came before. The story of Mass Effect derailed as it kept going because Bioware had so many different ideas and didn't plan ahead before making the trilogy. This time they have the chance to write even better characters than the original trilogy and write a better story too.
At least references would be appreciated
I love the idea of a fresh start. Felt like the last story concluded well enough in Mass Effect 3, and from my understanding, the new story line takes place many years before or after the last story line. I'm actually more interested to see some new enemy types.
I'm all for a fresh perspective but do we need the lame pr statement? In a universe with cryogenic freezing, species that live for hundreds of years, and the ability to remake a person using only a small piece of DNA I would think that a skilled enough writer could figure out how to fit an old character or two in there. I guess I'll just take there word for it, it just 'wouldn't make sense' smh.
More dynamic... great, less RPG more shooter... I'll of course wait to reserve final opinions till I see the game but for now my feeling is... Bioware is dead and all that's left is EA... I expect Mass Effect to end up a Battlefield clone before the series is done. EA refuses to let Bioware make actual RPG's even Dragon Age which should have been "the most RPG" was turned into a sudo action RPG.
The combat has to actually be great this time around. Mass Effect won't become like Battlefield, that's a huge jump and difference.
Am recreating Shepard in face and name so bring on the game.
Gundam already proved you don't need every story line to be based on the original.
Just the good ones. ;)
Yes! I'm looking forward to meeting a whole new cast of characters to love and hate and betray!
at least give me the biotic god
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