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Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda - Out today

Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:04 am
by Alvin Flummux
Is the music more like ME1? It had a special main menu theme, hell a certain feel throughout, that felt way more sci-fi than what followed.

Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda - Out today

Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:23 pm
by RockerShaun
Anyone had any problems in this with regarding finishing a multiplayer match and then just losing connection to the server at the end of the game and not getting any experience/ credits etc from the game??

Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda - Out today

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:01 pm
by Dblock
Just discovered a new alien race . Love this gooseberry fool

Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda - Out today

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:43 pm
by mcjihge2
Ive had a go at MP.

Its a lot looser than ME3, in that the controls are not as precise. Cover isnt snapped to or from, it just seems abit more random if your in it or not. And peeking around corners isnt automatic, you seem to have to manually click the stick to change look direction. Theyve also removed warp which is bad. Powers in general seem to not have many visual clues indicating if theyve worked or missed. And Ive had a good few games with very bad slow down.

On initial testing, the MP is not as good as ME3 MP.

Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda - Out today

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:46 pm
by FatDaz
mcjihge2 wrote:Ive had a go at MP.

Its a lot looser than ME3, in that the controls are not as precise. Cover isnt snapped to or from, it just seems abit more random if your in it or not. And peeking around corners isnt automatic, you seem to have to manually click the stick to change look direction. Theyve also removed warp which is bad. Powers in general seem to not have many visual clues indicating if theyve worked or missed. And Ive had a good few games with very bad slow down.

On initial testing, the MP is not as good as ME3 MP.


This is disappointing to hear. I loved ME3 MP despite its piss poor connection issues on PS3

Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda - Out today

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:08 pm
by mcjihge2
Its still early. Ive only had about 5 goes of MP. And at the moment Im still used to gears of war 4 horde which feels so much more polished - And thats saying something.

Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda - Out today

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:10 pm
by FatDaz
Does it still have the random pack unlock system? And character class / pre defined skill sets?

Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda - Out today

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:25 pm
by mcjihge2
Yes random pack unlocks. and yes charcter class predefined skills. Not much has changed, except its now in a higher resolution, and youre back to square one to open up all the weapons/characters etc.

Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda - Out today

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:28 pm
by RockerShaun
Multiplayer wise it's largely identical to ME3. I don't know about anyone else but I'm going to focus on campaign for now, multiplayer is great fun but the amount of disconnects, boots to dashboard, lag etc I'm having means it's hardly worth playing at the minute. Hopefully the servers and such like will stabilise.

Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda - Out today

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:08 pm
by JiggerJay
This just feels so bland. I'm about eight hours in, asides from my ryder having no emotions, I'm not too fussed by the character animations. The general bugginess of the game is grinding my gears a lot now, had people pop in/pop out, been shot by someone who hasn't formed yet, been shooting people who suddenly become unshootable and walk away!

I loved the first and second games as well, everything about this just feels rushed out without purpose, I have no interest in the story or the characters so far even the voice acting seems dry

Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda - Out today

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:47 pm
by Bertie
JiggerJay wrote:This just feels so bland. I'm about eight hours in, asides from my ryder having no emotions, I'm not too fussed by the character animations. The general bugginess of the game is grinding my gears a lot now, had people pop in/pop out, been shot by someone who hasn't formed yet, been shooting people who suddenly become unshootable and walk away!

I loved the first and second games as well, everything about this just feels rushed out without purpose, I have no interest in the story or the characters so far even the voice acting seems dry


Yeah, I'd agree with that. The open world stuff is stripped straight out of DA: inquisition, the EOS map is very familiar.

Just a bit dull.

Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda - Out today

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:49 pm
by Frank
Alvin Flummux wrote:Is the music more like ME1? It had a special main menu theme, hell a certain feel throughout, that felt way more sci-fi than what followed.


It's nowhere near as good as any of the Mass Effect 1 music (dat map screen tune :datass: ). It's mostly forgettable.

Really weird how the whole game manages to be worse than everything that came before it. It's playable but it's nothing to really write home about.

Was roaming the Tempest after doing the first Vault on Eos and got chatting to PeeBee, and she's saying what she thinks of certain squadmates before they've even joined the team :| You kind of think stuff like that shouldn't happen in such a major release.

Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda - Out today

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:07 pm
by JiggerJay
Bertie wrote:
JiggerJay wrote:This just feels so bland. I'm about eight hours in, asides from my ryder having no emotions, I'm not too fussed by the character animations. The general bugginess of the game is grinding my gears a lot now, had people pop in/pop out, been shot by someone who hasn't formed yet, been shooting people who suddenly become unshootable and walk away!

I loved the first and second games as well, everything about this just feels rushed out without purpose, I have no interest in the story or the characters so far even the voice acting seems dry


Yeah, I'd agree with that. The open world stuff is stripped straight out of DA: inquisition, the EOS map is very familiar.

Just a bit dull.


I really want to enjoy this, I even booked Thursday off work to play this and bought a second copy when my shopto copy didn't arrive on time. I'm just so disappointed with it all, like Jeff said on the bombcast it feels like it was rushed out at the end of the quarter to make the yearlys look good

Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda - Out today

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:29 pm
by chalkitdown
Spoilers abound from start to finish.

How did they strawberry float up this game so much? :lol: Those facial expressions are incredible.

Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda - Out today

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:51 am
by Mafro
What's with the Pingu lips? :lol: :lol: :lol:

That bit with the Krogans fighting, is that camp voice real? :lol:

Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda - Out today

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:13 pm
by chalkitdown
The Krogan Shia LeBouf moment was amazing. :lol:

Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda - Out today

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:42 pm
by Brerlappin
chalkitdown wrote:The Krogan Shia LeBouf moment was amazing. :lol:


strawberry floating died at that bit :lol: "just..DOOOO IT!!". The last minute or so when "only human" kicks in was incredible. And that final shot of the bioware logo with all the other devs EA killed...strawberry floating brutal :lol:

Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda - Out today

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:54 pm
by Cal
Brerlappin wrote:
chalkitdown wrote:The Krogan Shia LeBouf moment was amazing. :lol:


strawberry floating died at that bit :lol: "just..DOOOO IT!!". The last minute or so when "only human" kicks in was incredible. And that final shot of the bioware logo with all the other devs EA killed...strawberry floating brutal :lol:


It's a pretty damning video - but I guess worth noting that it's unlikely (perhaps?) that no single person is going to encounter all that bugginess in their playthrough.

Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda - Out today

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:05 pm
by KjGarly
chalkitdown wrote:The Krogan Shia LeBouf moment was amazing. :lol:


This.

The Krogan fidgeting was the only other thing I've seen so far from that vid in my game apart from PeeBee's backward pistol.

Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda - Out today

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:16 pm
by jawafour
Cal wrote:It's a pretty damning video - but I guess worth noting that it's unlikely (perhaps?) that no single person is going to encounter all that bugginess in their playthrough.

Absolutely. Andromeda seems to have become a victim - not *entirely* without cause - of the internet "perceived knowledge" noise. It does have some bugs, odd bits and weird animations... but I suspect these are small aspects of a much bigger picture. Some GRcadians have noted here how they're enjoying the game but that will get drowned out by the "Andromeda is sh!T! Worst game eva???!!11!?" YouTube response.

I'm not excusing the bugs in such a high profile, big budget game - and some of these vids are pretty funny! - but it does feel like things have been a tad over the top.