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PostRe: Mass Effect: Andromeda - March 23rd - Reviews incoming
by Fade » Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:54 pm

They saw it, they just didn't give a gooseberry fool.
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PostRe: Mass Effect: Andromeda - March 23rd - Reviews incoming
by BID0 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:37 pm

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Apparently it was done deliberately. At least that's a conspiracy going back to February. Maybe that's what borked the facial animations that some people have a problem with.

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PostRe: Mass Effect: Andromeda - March 23rd - Reviews incoming
by Gently-Parted Ringpiece » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:38 pm

captain red dog wrote:So what happened here, have Bioware had a big turnover in staff since ME3? I really don't understand how these issues have occurred, if you look at ME1 the facial expressions/animations seem far more advanced than what we are seeing here. The stuff we are seeing here reminds me of the early PS2 stuff when FIFA was full of lifeless zombies!

I downloaded ME1 last week thanks to EA Access and I was amazed how well it holds up visually.


It isnt the same studio. Andromeda is made by Bioware Montreal (who have never released a game before) and the original trilogy is by Bioware Edmonton.
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PostRe: Mass Effect: Andromeda - March 23rd - Reviews incoming
by Pedz » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:46 pm

I know the whole gun this g being backwards is being funny, but in one of the.previous games, for some an entire ship was facing backwards and firing, so a gun is less of a thing.
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PostRe: Mass Effect: Andromeda - March 23rd - Reviews incoming
by Venom » Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:07 pm

BID0 wrote:Apparently it was done deliberately. At least that's a conspiracy going back to February. Maybe that's what borked the facial animations that some people have a problem with.

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The nose in the character model looks much bigger then that of the model Jayde Rossi. Is it possible that a decision was made to make her look less sexy because of gender politics - i.e. a female lead's personality should be the draw to gamers - not her looks?


Gently-Parted Ringpiece wrote:It isnt the same studio. Andromeda is made by Bioware Montreal (who have never released a game before) and the original trilogy is by Bioware Edmonton.


Do we know what the Bioware A-team is working on? I'm hoping a new Star Wars RPG.
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PostRe: Mass Effect: Andromeda - March 23rd - Reviews incoming
by Frank » Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:45 pm

Venom wrote:
BID0 wrote:Apparently it was done deliberately. At least that's a conspiracy going back to February. Maybe that's what borked the facial animations that some people have a problem with.

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The nose in the character model looks much bigger then that of the model Jayde Rossi. Is it possible that a decision was made to make her look less sexy because of gender politics - i.e. a female lead's personality should be the draw to gamers - not her looks?.


It's definitely what the internet seem to be thinking at the moment. It is a bit weird paying for a face actor and then not having the actual character even look like her. It's not the same situation with BroRyder at all. He looks identical. Same with Shep and Kaidan in the original games...

EDIT: Also, I'm playing this super slowly so I've just got to the new-Citadel thing. Addison is an absolute weapon. I hope I get the option of killing her at some point. Dreadful writing. I'm sure she's not meant to be that instantly detestable.
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PostRe: Mass Effect: Andromeda - March 23rd - Reviews incoming
by KjGarly » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:34 pm

Completed my first Remnant Vault and I'm enjoying it. No bugs or glitches so far.
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PostRe: Mass Effect: Andromeda - March 23rd - Reviews incoming
by Meep » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:37 pm

I don't know why people are complaining about the female Ryder preset. It is the one face in the game you can alter to your heart's content. Unfortunately, even in that case you are limited by what the game itself is capable of generating.

IMO, it doesn't look that bad when it is not being distorted by the terrible facial animations.
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PostRe: Mass Effect: Andromeda - March 23rd - Reviews incoming
by Frank » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:58 am

How have they managed to make even the planet-hopping on the galaxy map time consuming and tedious? If you *need* to visit every planet in a cluster to explore and mine for minerals, etc, who thought it was a good idea for a stupid cutscene of space every time you move from one planet to another? :dread:

Genuinely tempted to stop playing until they patch in the ability to skip it. Absolute morons.
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PostRe: Mass Effect: Andromeda - March 23rd - Reviews incoming
by CuriousOyster » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:53 pm

Shopto delivered the goods today, yus.

Really handy playing some from EA Access, disc in and continued to where I got to. Established first outpost, really enjoying so far.

Time to try multiplayer, cant remember how 3's was tbh.
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PostRe: Mass Effect: Andromeda - March 23rd - Reviews incoming
by Frank » Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:52 am

Why are the enemies so bullet-spongey in this? It's not good combat if you're literally just there in cover headshotting a guy nine times before he goes down.

Tried the multiplayer, too. Awful. It defaults to the mode that's "recommended for lvl 10 and above" despite it being the first time any of us have touched it, so we're all level 1. Spent less time alive than it spent loading the mission. I've got no idea why they even bother :fp: Horde modes are the dullest new "feature" ever.

Tried to hit on Cora and she shot me straight down :(
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PostRe: Mass Effect: Andromeda - Out today
by CuriousOyster » Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:08 am

My first quick match it asked me what level bronze, silver or gold I wanted to search for, bronze naturally since level 1.

Got to about wave 6 before everyone died proper. Was good fun and a proper challenge, seems like loads to unlock. Can see me playing the MP a fair bit.
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PostRe: Mass Effect: Andromeda - Out today
by Frank » Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:52 am

Did you have a full squad? Never been interested in playing with randomers (especially in what's in essence a co-op mode) so I started a game with my brother and we both got absolutely obliterated. Wonder if they actually scale the amount of enemies depending on how many are playing or if they've even been lazy there. It's not good combat, so an entire mode around it is a disaster before it's even got anywhere.
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PostRe: Mass Effect: Andromeda - Out today
by Green Gecko » Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:04 pm

Sorry, I've barely played ME2 and that's it but feck is this game an almost daily source of GIF sauce.

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PostRe: Mass Effect: Andromeda - Out today
by FatDaz » Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:38 pm

Surely that GIF is ME3 not andromeda?
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PostRe: Mass Effect: Andromeda - Out today
by CuriousOyster » Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:32 pm

Yup thats Shepard and the tidy side piece :slol: Still funny anyway.

Id like some ridiculous glitches (non game breaking) only had fat alien dog things float in the air and start twitching.

Need binoculars to read the mission objectives bloody hell. Take it no way to increase text size?
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PostRe: Mass Effect: Andromeda - Out today
by Green Gecko » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:43 am

Ah I thought maybe it was an npc, I blame giphy. I love glitches. Except when I've paid for the game.
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PostRe: Mass Effect: Andromeda - Out today
by Dblock » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:58 pm

Enjoying it even more now that I have a full crew. I want to run this gooseberry fool so im going evil on all of them and being selfish. Taking credit for everything.
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PostRe: Mass Effect: Andromeda - Out today
by Venom » Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:48 pm

I forgot to cancel my order from Amazon. I was planning on playing Horizon Zero Dawn but Mass Effect Andromeda is whispering to me!
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PostRe: Mass Effect: Andromeda - Out today
by Hexx » Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:17 pm

Struggling to see the big problem with this .

Wonky facial animation aside, it's more Mass Effect.

Love the MP too

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