Mass Effect: Andromeda Articles
BioWare has created a solid RPG that’s significantly rough around the edges. This is no remarkable revelation, of course. Much ink has been spilled on the topic; but now that I’ve experienced it myself and we’ve learned what BioWare’s plans are for the game’s future, I felt it prudent to put those plans up against what I feel needs to be done to get the game in better shape.
Mass Effect Andromeda will officially go live tonight at 9:00 pm Pacific / 12:00 am Eastern. As many reviews, including our own, have pointed out, the first few hours can be agonizingly difficult with a poor tutorial system or things that simply are not explained at all. After over 140 hours collectively in the game, we’ve gone through the painful process of discovery on your behalf and offer a few words of advice to make your first experiences in game more enjoyable and streamlined.
There’s been a trend over the past decade or so to pad the value of story-driven games out with tacked-on multiplayer and to tack on story-driven single player campaigns to games that are largely known for their multiplayer (ex. Battlefield). So, when Mass Effect 3 launched with a multiplayer component in back in 2012, I asked myself a familiar question: Why?
Mass Effect: Andromeda is just over two months from taking off into the stratosphere and Bioware has been releasing a steady trickle of information about various aspects of the game. In the last two updates to the AI site, more information has been revealed about the various ships and means of travel that players will encounter in the game and what sets each one apart from the others. See what we know so far.
This week started off with a bang with Monday’s N7 Day, the annual remembrance of the Mass Effect original trilogy and Commander Shepard. On this particular N7 Day, Bioware deluged fans of the series with the first big info-dump about Mass Effect: Andromeda, the new game that is set for a Q1 2017 release. We’ve sifted through some of the announcements and information revealed on N7 Day and after to call out what we feel are five great things about ME:A coming our way.