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Mass Effect: Andromeda's Character Creation Is A Huge Step Backward

Posted on 03/18 18:25 in Deals | 0

It would be hard to point to them all, so I'm going to focus on just one for now: Character creation.In Mass Effect: Andromeda there's a ton of dialogue, and much of it takes place up close and personal in cut-scenes.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda is Dragon Age: Inquisition in space

Posted on 03/20 08:02 in More | 0

I'm an avowed fan of both Mass Effect and Dragon Age, but the two have always been very distinct for me.It's definitely not going to be to everyone's tastes, but Mass Effect: Andromeda leans away from seriousness and heavily into Hollywood bombast.

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'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Is The Worst-Reviewed Game In The Franchise

Posted on 03/20 16:04 in Deals | 0

Perhaps it was inevitable, but after five long years it's beyond disappointing to see that reviews of Mass Effect: Andromeda are not nearly so glowing as the previous three games.But for the time being, here's how Mass Effect: Andromeda is doing on Metacritic: Now let's look at aggregate scores for the first three games.

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'Mass Effect: Andromeda' And The Diminishing Returns Of Huge, Expensive Open Worlds

Posted on 03/21 01:44 in Deals | 0

Ultimately, perhaps the biggest problem with Mass Effect: Andromeda is that BioWare believed the game would succeed if only it were bigger and more graphically stunning than the games that preceded it.This type of game eschews hand-holding and makes the game world itself the center of attention rather than merely a big map with quests and markers.

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'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Launches On PS4, Xbox One And PC Today

Posted on 03/21 16:21 in Deals | 0

The saga continues, at least to a certain degree.I've played it for a little while now, and while it starts pretty slow, it does show important promise, particularly in its combat system.

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What's Up With The 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Backlash?

Posted on 03/22 15:55 in Deals | 0

That whatever special sauce BioWare brewed back with Mass Effect 1+2 is thinned out and maybe had its issues to begin with.Some of it is for obvious reasons, but I think there's a bit more to why people have turned against Mass Effect: Andromeda.

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Criticism Of The Facial Animation In 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' May Have Been Misdirected

Posted on 03/24 08:21 in Deals | 0

Not surprisingly, some of the people contributing to this uproar do not have a solid grasp on how facial animations in games are actually constructed.Jonathan Cooper, a principal lead animator on various Mass Effect projects from 2005 to 2010 and currently an animator at Naughty Dog, has put together a Twitter Moment explaining some of the technical reasons why Mass Effect: Andromeda’s facial animations may be the way they are.

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Mass Effect Andromeda debuts at No.1 with 55% on PS4

Posted on 03/27 11:10 in More | 0

Elsewhere Halo Wars 2 benefits from widespread retailer price cuts, seeing it climb back up to 11th.Hardware bundling also sees Rare Replay jump nine places to No.

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LittleBigPlanet 3 gets free Mass Effect Andromeda Costume Pack

Posted on 03/28 11:35 in More | 0

LittleBigPlanet 3 players can enjoy a free Mass Effect Andromeda Costume Pack, available to download today, thanks to BioWare and EA.The pack features five costumes for Sackboy and his pals, kitting them out for an adventure across the galaxy.

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BioWare will share immediate plans for Mass Effect: Andromeda on April 4

Posted on 03/30 10:46 in More | 0

Posting on Twitter BioWare wrote: "It's been a week since we officially launched Mass Effect: Andromeda worldwide, and we couldn't be more excited that our fans are finally experiencing everything we've worked so hard to create."We've received quite a bit of feedback, some of it positive and some of it critical.

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So What Did "Mass Effect: Andromeda' Learn From The 'Mass Effect 3' Ending Debacle?

Posted on 04/01 18:04 in Deals | 0

Obviously spoilers for both Mass Effect 3 and Mass Effect: Andromeda will follow.So, enter Mass Effect: Andromeda.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda hangs onto top spot for second week in a row

Posted on 04/03 18:04 in More | 0

The last Mass Effect title to nab two weeks in the top spot was Mass Effect 2, but sales of Andromeda have fallen by 78% from its first week in shops.Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands remains strong coming in at second place in as many weeks, while Kingdom Hearts HD 1.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda is getting patched to improve lip sync and crashes

Posted on 04/05 10:46 in More | 0

BioWare has announced a major patch for Mass Effect: Andromeda, addressing some of the elements that people were vocally unhappy with and/or mercilessly made gifs of.Aaryn Flynn, GM at BioWare, addressed some aspects of the patch in a post on the Mass Effect website.

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BioWare apologises and outlines upcoming changes to transgender NPC

Posted on 04/06 09:45 in More | 0

BioWare has apologised for their portrayal of the transgender NPC, Hainly Abrams, in Mass Effect: Andromeda.Taking to Twitter, BioWare issued a statement saying she 'was not included in a caring or thoughtful way,' before adding that the developer has spoken about the character's representation both internally and externally, and will be making changes to her dialogue in the upcoming patch.

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'Mass Effect: Andromeda' And How Games Take Advantage Of Their Biggest Fans

Posted on 04/06 19:08 in Deals | 0

Small fixes, nice fixes, important fixes.It's not the end by any means, the developer says: BioWare will continue working on it over time, until theoretically, it becomes a much better game.

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Early character and Tempest designs in Mass Effect: Andromeda concept art

Posted on 04/26 16:12 in More | 0

A former UI Artist at BioWare Montreal who worked on Mass Effect: Andromeda has posted some early concept art on Artstation (via Eurogamer) that shows off some of the game's early ideas.As well as that, Ryder's room on the Tempest looks to hold a massive Pringles-tube where SAM (Andromeda's AI) would've lived, rather than just on Pathfinder's desk as a sentient lamp.

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A Mass Effect fan has built an amazing LEGO Tempest from scratch

Posted on 05/02 13:10 in More | 0

A Mass Effect fan who is, as far as I can tell, some species of actual genius, has built the Tempest out of LEGO.BioWare was impressed enough to highlight Sebastian Brückner's work in a tweet this week.

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The 7 steps of Mass Effect: Andromeda grief

Posted on 05/05 16:06 in More | 0

I really really like Mass Effect.Whenever somebody asks me for my favourite ever game I usually say 'Mass Effect 2, but with the context of playing Mass Effect.

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