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Andromeda

Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:39 am

US release 21 March
EU release 23 March

It's up for preorder on Origin right now!
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Re: Andromeda

Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:25 am

Considering the mess they made with the ending of ME3, I'll wait patently for reviews of actual players who made it to the ending for their opinions.

Then again, from what has leaked from the story so far I have a good idea of what the twist is at the end of Andromeda already. It is said the game takes place 600 years after ME3. In reality it is closer 60,000 years later and you never made it to the Andromeda. You're back just in time for the next Reaper cycle.
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Re: Andromeda

Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:57 am

That doesn't make sense, though- they'd be able to look at the constellations and be able to tell that they weren't in Andromeda.
 
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Re: Andromeda

Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:00 am

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Re: Andromeda

Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:42 am

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That doesn't make sense, though- they'd be able to look at the constellations and be able to tell that they weren't in Andromeda.


Actually, you could easily tell by looking at extra-galactic objects and quickly notice that you aren't in the Milky Way. ;)
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Re: Andromeda

Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:03 pm

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That doesn't make sense, though- they'd be able to look at the constellations and be able to tell that they weren't in Andromeda.

Actually, you could easily tell by looking at extra-galactic objects and quickly notice that you aren't in the Milky Way. ;)

Yup, and constellations are of no help anyway since they only look the same if you are viewing them from the same spot within the Milky Way. Furthermore, many of the constellations will likely be unrecognizable after 60,000 years due to stellar motion, even when viewed from Earth; so you really can't tell the difference between being someWHERE else and someWHEN else based on constellations alone.
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Re: Andromeda

Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:05 pm

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Yup, and constellations are of no help anyway since they only look the same if you are viewing them from the same spot within the Milky Way. Furthermore, many of the constellations will likely be unrecognizable after 60,000 years due to stellar motion...

But.... neighboring galaxies are identifiable within that length of time. You'd still be able to figure out, maybe not exactly where/when you are, but *generally* when/where you are.
 
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Re: Andromeda

Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:12 pm

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Yup, and constellations are of no help anyway since they only look the same if you are viewing them from the same spot within the Milky Way. Furthermore, many of the constellations will likely be unrecognizable after 60,000 years due to stellar motion...

But.... neighboring galaxies are identifiable within that length of time. You'd still be able to figure out, maybe not exactly where/when you are, but *generally* when/where you are.

Right. You need to use galaxies, not constellations.
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Re: Andromeda

Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:19 pm

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NTMBK wrote:
That doesn't make sense, though- they'd be able to look at the constellations and be able to tell that they weren't in Andromeda.


Actually, you could easily tell by looking at extra-galactic objects and quickly notice that you aren't in the Milky Way. ;)


True but how many players would actually realize this versus just going with what they're told in the game? Sci-fi writes like to abuse real sci. Why? Fi why.
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Re: Andromeda

Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:20 pm

Yeah, that's the gaming industry coming up with their own version of Hollywood physics.
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Re: Andromeda

Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:08 am

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NEVER EVER PREORDER.

OK I will.
Though I'll wait til around March 1st or so.
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Re: Andromeda

Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:13 am

I get the criticism for preorders, and go ahead and judge me, but I'm playing this game whether it's a 6/10 or 9.9/10.

I'll probably do another run through ME1-ME3 right before; usually take me about a month. Maybe do a male Paragon, haven't done that recently since the game just plays too well when played as an evil bitch :D.
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Re: Andromeda

Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:40 am

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I get the criticism for preorders, and go ahead and judge me, but I'm playing this game whether it's a 6/10 or 9.9/10.

What if it's a 3/10?
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Re: Andromeda

Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:59 am

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I get the criticism for preorders, and go ahead and judge me, but I'm playing this game whether it's a 6/10 or 9.9/10.

I'll probably do another run through ME1-ME3 right before; usually take me about a month. Maybe do a male Paragon, haven't done that recently since the game just plays too well when played as an evil bitch :D.


I'm definitely going to play it, but I'm waiting a few months until it's been patched and drivers are updated. Too many broken games these days.
 
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Re: Andromeda

Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:12 am

I think this game is probably going to be a massive failure. From what I've read they're going for no man's sky with the mass effect universe tossed in. Depending on how skillfully they made this happen it could be the best exploration/resource/crafting game to date or another vanilla one and ruin the game.
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Re: Andromeda

Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:14 am

I'm hyped but what was the last good game Bioware put out?

Dragon Age: Origins. Back in 2009.

Sure ME3 had good action gameplay bits... and ME2 had good character storylines. But neither was overall excellent. Mechanically all their recent games have been deficient and the over-arching stories have been lackluster affairs. DA:I was the culmination of everything wrong with where their games have gone. It was a miserable and forgettable experience.
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Re: Andromeda

Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:32 am

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I get the criticism for preorders, and go ahead and judge me, but I'm playing this game whether it's a 6/10 or 9.9/10.

What if it's a 3/10?


Then the criticism is warranted :D
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Re: Andromeda

Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:38 am

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I'm hyped but what was the last good game Bioware put out?

Dragon Age: Origins. Back in 2009.

Sure ME3 had good action gameplay bits... and ME2 had good character storylines. But neither was overall excellent. Mechanically all their recent games have been deficient and the over-arching stories have been lackluster affairs. DA:I was the culmination of everything wrong with where their games have gone. It was a miserable and forgettable experience.


I'll step in front of the bus and say it: I enjoyed DA:I. Even replayed it at least once; hell, I enjoyed DA2, and even replayed it once too.

And that's not ME.


ME, and I don't mean one particular game but the story that comprises all three, beginning to end with DLC, has to be my favorite game series. The story of the first is the most engaging- the second is the best overall game, adding in characters and making the gameplay interesting, and the third gets the gameplay mostly right (least frustrating). But I take altogether.

So even if it's a 3/10 as JBI mentioned, I'm still playing it ;).

(note that I'm not admonishing anyone else for not preordering- I have no interest in trying to convince you, I'm just stating why I did)
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Re: Andromeda

Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:14 pm

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yogibbear wrote:
I'm hyped but what was the last good game Bioware put out?

Dragon Age: Origins. Back in 2009.

Sure ME3 had good action gameplay bits... and ME2 had good character storylines. But neither was overall excellent. Mechanically all their recent games have been deficient and the over-arching stories have been lackluster affairs. DA:I was the culmination of everything wrong with where their games have gone. It was a miserable and forgettable experience.


I'll step in front of the bus and say it: I enjoyed DA:I. Even replayed it at least once; hell, I enjoyed DA2, and even replayed it once too.

And that's not ME.


ME, and I don't mean one particular game but the story that comprises all three, beginning to end with DLC, has to be my favorite game series. The story of the first is the most engaging- the second is the best overall game, adding in characters and making the gameplay interesting, and the third gets the gameplay mostly right (least frustrating). But I take altogether.

So even if it's a 3/10 as JBI mentioned, I'm still playing it ;).

(note that I'm not admonishing anyone else for not preordering- I have no interest in trying to convince you, I'm just stating why I did)



Oh yeah I'm going to play Andromeda, but I'm not preordering because none of their recent games have been, for me, great games. I did love the Mass Effect series as a whole, but it was mainly the investment from ME1 that kept me playing.
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Re: Andromeda

Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:29 pm

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I get the criticism for preorders, and go ahead and judge me, but I'm playing this game whether it's a 6/10 or 9.9/10.

What if it's a 3/10?

I have played 0 Bioware games that I would have considered to be less than 7/10, I can't imagine they would sh*t the bed that hard. They seem pretty good at taking our feedback, I have confidence this will be a fun game.

Now that I've gotten a taste of HDR gaming on my PS4 Pro on my 65 inch OLED, the question of PC or PS4 has suddenly become an unexpectedly real one. That's WITH a 34 inch 1440p gsync monitor... the living room setup has actually been impressing me more. Didn't expect that to ever happen!
 
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Re: Andromeda

Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:02 pm

The preorder bonuses are insultingly terrible, just to pour salt in the wound of pre-ordering.

It's a digital edition; You can still buy it on launch day if you want for exactly the same price! Pre-ordering just tells EA that you're so desperate for Mass-Effect related content that you will open your wallet blindly for any old garbage they stick the label on.
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Re: Andromeda

Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:02 pm

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NEVER EVER PREORDER.


I know, I know. Hell, I spout this all the time. It's freely giving money without a finished product. I break the rule from time to time. Considering I loved all three ME's, even the one everyone was critical about, this is one of those times I break the rules.
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Re: Andromeda

Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:12 pm

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I get the criticism for preorders, and go ahead and judge me, but I'm playing this game whether it's a 6/10 or 9.9/10.

I reserve this action ONLY for the next Half Life. Since it will never happen, I will never preorder a game again. Keeps me in check.
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Re: Andromeda

Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:27 pm

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The preorder bonuses are insultingly terrible, just to pour salt in the wound of pre-ordering.

It's a digital edition; You can still buy it on launch day if you want for exactly the same price! Pre-ordering just tells EA that you're so desperate for Mass-Effect related content that you will open your wallet blindly for any old garbage they stick the label on.

Don't get to preload if I wait til launch day, unless of course I subscribe to Origin Access (which I usually do both to play early and to get the silly discount.)
Aside from which, the only garbage I recall out of EA in the last ten years is Maxis related or Battlefield (never was a fan, though I enjoy it occasionally.)
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Re: Andromeda

Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:46 pm

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I have no reason to care about peoples anti preorder crusades.


The crusade is a noble one. And I usually follow it with a few caveats. Am I happy that big publishing houses holds the keys, no. But sometimes in order to support those game developers I deem worthy I have to put up with them. Believe me when I say, I wish all game dev studios could do their own thing like Blizzard. I would rather throw money directly at them than have to resort to going through the large publishing houses. (I'm looking at you EA!) Bioware is one of the few that I am willing to throw money at.
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Re: Andromeda

Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:45 pm

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I get the criticism for preorders, and go ahead and judge me, but I'm playing this game whether it's a 6/10 or 9.9/10.

I'll probably do another run through ME1-ME3 right before; usually take me about a month. Maybe do a male Paragon, haven't done that recently since the game just plays too well when played as an evil bitch :D.

Yeah, I started a random ME1 game as FemShep, heard the voice acting (Jennifer Hale I think) and that became my default.
 
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Re: Andromeda

Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:54 pm

FemShep > MaleShep

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Re: Andromeda

Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:03 am

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Believe me when I say, I wish all game dev studios could do their own thing like Blizzard.

Err, the Blizzard that is owned by Activision?  ...
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Re: Andromeda

Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:38 am

LostCat wrote:
tanker27 wrote:
Believe me when I say, I wish all game dev studios could do their own thing like Blizzard.

Err, the Blizzard that is owned by Activision?  ...

They were big enough that when they merged it became Activision Blizzard.
 
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Re: Andromeda

Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:19 am

Correct....but they host their own games; You don't see other Activision games on their launcher. And you buy directly to Blizzard....so.......
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