Official Thread Mass Effect: Andromeda

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  1. hrudey

    hrudey Playing Elderly Scrolls: Get Off My Damn Lawn

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    I'm still not tremendously far in, but I have to say that having Drack and Peebee together for a while was quite entertaining. I'm actually giving short shrift right now to Vetra and Liam because I've had loyalty mission stuff going on recently with Cora and some mandatory missions with Jaal, so they've mixed in and it's been good too.
     
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    Someone did some ME photoshop. Looks much better. Amazing when everyday joes can do better art than the dev itself.

    All those crazy good mods for Bethesda and R* games have an even bigger gap in quality.

    The images on the left look like last gen character models. Zombie eyeballs in 2007.... fast forward to 2017...... yep, zombie eyeballs still there!

    http://www.growngaming.com/awesome/mass-effect-andromeda-photoshop/

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  3. Intellivision

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    This game looks good as an EA Access title. I'll wait till I'd say about Q1 2018 for this game to be a freebie. Most EA Access games come out 9-12 months after launch.

    Game has been getting reviews in the mid-70s, whereas ME 1 - ME 3 got about 90% or so each. There's definitely more than just some bad animations and zombie eyeballs dragging the game down 15 pts.

    On the plus side, by the time the game comes to EA Access, it'll probably be patched a few times and have free DLC too.
     
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    Peepee looks terrible in the "improved" version
     
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    Bellybama #PoshSpiceOnlySpice

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    Yeah, I kind of think there was a reason Peebee's was designed to look more child-like with rounded features. It reflects her story line and personality.
     
  6. Tommygun.

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    Photoshop =/= making a 3d model work in every situation presented.

    And cmon, the peebee edit is nearly as bad as people complaining about faith from mirrors edge. same s***, photoshop to make them more attractive. Is every woman you know a bombshell? female characters can be designed without needing to turn people on.

    this kind of bs runs me up a wall
     
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    PeeBee? Are we running out of names or what?
     
  8. dbled34

    dbled34 Baba O'Reilly

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    It's a shortened version of her real name.
     
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  9. Bellybama

    Bellybama #PoshSpiceOnlySpice

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    I have a rare condition that doesn't allow me to see people less hot than an 8, so... :p
     
  10. wshowers

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    Agreed. And the PeeBee edit wouldn't really match her personality. Plus IMO, in game she's much prettier than the original shot of her.

    Drack and PeeBee have the best interactions. A close second is PeeBee and Cora going back and forth.

    Normally I'd agree with you. However I got a feeling that EA is going to hold off on adding it to access for a while. Bioware is probably going to drag the story dlc for the game out for at least another calendar year so I'd expect it to hit access mid Q2 2018 to early Q3.
     
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    So that's why you've never seen your mother.

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    I'm joking plz don't spank me
     
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    Bellybama #PoshSpiceOnlySpice

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    So I just finished the game, 84%, level 58 at around 60 hours... And I feel really proud after that ending. It makes you feel warm, in the cockles of your heart. Maybe the below the cockles. Maybe in the sub-cockle area. Maybe in liver. Maybe in the kidneys. Maybe even in the colon. I don't know.

    Anywho, 2 things to make sure you do.

    READ THE EMAILS! Half of the storyline is delivered via the emails, especially towards the end. People have been saying that Bioware haven't had the knack for delivering encompassing worlds for awhile now, and I can pretty safely assume that those people don't read what's put on offer. The lore becomes so much more engrossing when you dive into the codex as well.

    Be careful who you f***! I planned on shacking up with Gil, but I was courting everyone at the same time. I accidently triggered the scene that locked me into a relationship with one of the characters I didn't want. Anywho, I got to see some giant blue nipples.

    And after it's all finished, I loved the game. It's a fully realised RPG, with worlds and narratives that are directly influenced by your choices. And THAT is the biggest part of what an RPG is.

    You play a role of your choosing, and you should feel like the worlds responds to your choices. Kudos Bioware.

    (Also, don't get me started on Zelda and Final Fantasy being called an RPG blah blah, they're not. The End.)
     
  13. The Wolf King

    The Wolf King The Night is Dark and Full of Terrors
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    It's a good mix of the first 3 games but a part of me is sad we probably won't return to the milky way in this series due to 3s ending.

    But at the same time new worlds and races is probably better.

    Also prefer the conversation wheel in this rather than Paragon and Renegade options.
     
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    I really wish the Quarians were involved in this story. It was a massive gaping hole for me the entire way through. And I know it was deliberate, but with them saying this won't be a trilogy, I hate that they committed another genocide if a sequel wont get made.


    Anyway, to people that don't have the game yet, don't let the facial faux pas set you off. You're doing yourself a disservice from not enjoying an engrossing story that is SO much more than a few facial animations.

    This is my favourite Mass Effect.
     
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    I thought the combat was fantastic. Alot better than the first three.
     
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    The Wolf King The Night is Dark and Full of Terrors
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    A line in a side quest bugged me when a character mentioned "lungs like a banshee"

    Simply cause they didn't exist when project Andromeda launched.
     
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    Banshee's didn't exist? How about the mythical creature that the Banshee from ME3 got it's name from? Also known for screaming ;)
     
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    The Wolf King The Night is Dark and Full of Terrors
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    That's the one but they don't exist till 3 and this lot had already left the milky way before that.

    I'm taking the line as a nod to them
     
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    The Wolf King The Night is Dark and Full of Terrors
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    Liam is dull but that loyalty mission bought several laughs
     
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    The Wolf King The Night is Dark and Full of Terrors
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    Finished the main story and really enjoyed the game.

    Starts slow but once you set up the first settlement it's pure ME goodness.
     
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    I still can't get into this game, it just seems so average. The graphics are ok but not great, the combat is ok but not great, the story so far hasn't really grabbed me and I just find myself bored with it. I really liked the last dragon age so I gave this a shot but I just don't seem to be able to find anything redeeming about it. I'm glad the rest of you are enjoying it though :)
     
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    The Wolf King The Night is Dark and Full of Terrors
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    How far into it are you? Story didnt open up for me til after you set up the first settlement.

    And combat depends on what you level up and which weapons you develop.

    By the end of it I was a soldier with bad ass biotics and a shotgun that destroyed everything in my path.
     
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    Playing on hard helps. And planing what biotics your teammates have come in handy.

    I wish I had of gotten some powers that cut through armour early on.

    They really need to work on their inventory systems though. The weapons and armour felt almost irrelevant when it's a pain in the arse to organise it.
     
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    The Wolf King The Night is Dark and Full of Terrors
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    If it's not an assault rifle, sniper or shot gun it's not staying in my inventory.
     
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    Bellybama #PoshSpiceOnlySpice

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    Lol I didn't equip a shotgun/sniper rifle until the last 10 hours or so.
     
  26. D-V-ANT

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    You missed out so. Heat seeking explosive plasma rounds on the assault shotgun makes one of the best guns in the game hands down.
     
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    Bellybama #PoshSpiceOnlySpice

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    Yeah, I made one pretty late on. lol. I was using the unlimited ammo Revenant Laser with the lightning mod mostly.
     
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