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Mass Effect: Andromeda

Discussion in 'Gaming and PC Discussion' started by Deftex, Jan 29, 2017.

  1. Nerox

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    Admittedly I am a bit worried about it being a console port to PC. I hope the controls are not shit on PC...

    Anyway, I am currently avoiding all ME:A material because I can't wait for the 23rd (damn regional distribution).
     
  2. Otters

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    I keep seeing all of these triumphant posts and trailers about "FIGHT FOR A NEW HOME" in the new Mass Effect.

    The romanticization of violent invasion and colonization by Bioware, the definitive SJW video game company is fucking hilarious.
     
  3. Jon

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    The Origin Access Trial is now available... 10 hours is not enough.. but I'll take it.
     
  4. ScottPress

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    This RockPaperShotgun article stands out from the crowd. There have been plenty of positive previews, this one is not so full of praise.

    From the tone I gathered that it was the opinion of someone who approached the game with a skeptical mindset, as I would, and I found it interesting. Perhaps there isn't much point to it when we'll be getting consumer reviews of the full game within the next two weeks, but I can't help but be drawn to this piece.

    Even though I don't play as much as I used to, I'm a gamer and it would be shit of me to hope that a sequel in a favorite franchise of mine turns out to be shit just so I can score.schadenfreude points. Combat at least looks fun in gameplay videos and I can only hope that BW trademarks: writing and characters are just as good or better.

    I still think that preordering games is a retarded practice and I remain hugely skeptical of BW as a whole after the BSN shutdown. I will be very interested to see how they handle tech support and consumer interaction now that their best channel of communication had been purged.
     
  5. TheWiseTomato

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    Out of curiosity, why do you think this?
     
  6. Jon

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    I mean.

    Generally I pre-order because:

    1. I know I want to play the game.
    2. It allows me to get the game earlier on the day, most pre-orders come with pre-loads, which is fairly key, I think to -why- I preorder, if I do.

    I understand the thought pattern of waiting for reviews to find out if it's a -good- game, but I don't prescribe to it. If I want to play a game I'm going to play the game. I generally don't let other people tell me what my opinion on games should be.

    With that said, obviously if a significant amount of reviewers say that something is wrong, I'll pay attention, but with that said.

    Mass Effect is not for everyone, and even the individual games within the franchise causes discourse among fans.
     
  7. MonkeyEpoxy

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    Yep. I don't pre-order often anymore, but there still is the occasional time. It's usually cases like this - I know I'm going to buy the game regardless if it has great reviews, meh reviews, or is the consensus worst game ever created.

    Am I part of a problem of some sort? I guess? I'll persevere though.
     
  8. Churchey

    Churchey Supreme Mugwump

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    I think for me, I just can't trust reviewers.

    Inevitably, with every game I play, I'm a low-maintenance player. If the game doesn't crash on me and I can have fun playing it, I'm pretty okay with everything. Even if the RPS article is spot on, I'd still buy the game to play it. The ME trilogy is one of my favorite series ever. I'd play this even if it was a fanmade ME3 edit.

    I've watched Peebee's 17min mission and skimmed Liam's loyalty mission and watched a little of the first few hours. I see all these people complaining but to me it looks amazing. I guess the difference is that I am a casual gamer. With responsibilities, a wife, a job, a house, all this lame adult shit, I'm no longer giving nearly as many fucks as I did in college and highschool, where I had a job and had things on my plate, but none of it was nearly so important. I had a lot more time to game and a lot more time to bitch and moan about games.

    I feel that most game reviewers spend too much time gaming and review too critically and that their experience won't be the same as mine.

    As for the RPS review--it feels like this reviewer is being particularly hard on the game to get the clickbait-y views because he's shitting on an otherwise pretty well-received game.

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    And I'm 1:30 into my trial, still customizing my character.

    Shit's agonizing.
     
  9. Gengar

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    Hope y'all enjoy it. Been watching the preview footage and the fucking animations and dialogue... Holy smokes.

    It's just not up to par for me. Witcher was already leagues ahead in that regard around Inquisition time and the change in engine seems to have made everything worse? (actually, Inq might have been Frostbite too, not sure).

    I felt very similarly with Fallout 4.

    I don't care too much about how the game feels in rpgs (I still think the Witcher combat was clunky af), but watching that weird, unnatural, awkward animations - and from what I've seen - cringey dialogue, it'd do my head in.

    I hope they really work on that by the time the next Dragon Age game comes out. I don't think I'll be hopping on the ME train.
     
  10. Jon

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    omg I know right.

    i dont like how mine came out but I forced myself to click 'go'.

    I can always redo the first 10 hours after all..
     
  11. Gengar

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    surely there's a debug code thing that lets you redo your appearance? I remember doing that In DA2
     
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    It offers no bonus to me personally. I can live without an extra gun, skin, whatever the preorder gift is for a given game. As for preloading/getting the game earlier, a difference of hours isn't an issue either. On a larger scale, preordering tells the publisher that with good enough marketing they can sell the game regardless of launch price, day one DLC and shitty practices like locking out on-disc content (From Ashes for ME3). In general, I just dislike the culture surrounding preorders that puts implicit trust in big publishers who continue to dictate terms in the games industry despite everybody knowing that they're cunts.
     
  13. TheWiseTomato

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    Huh. I preorder so I don't miss out on a copy come launch day. Can't remember the last game I preordered for extra content.
     
  14. ScottPress

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    I don't mind waiting. I don't get the mindset of getting the game on launch day. The only game I bought on launch was CoD4.
     
  15. Shinysavage

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    What's more amusing, to me, is that as far as I can see the ME fandom on Tumblr seems to be giving Bioware a pass on this aspect of the game (or at least, taking a wait and see approach pending the actual release). They are crucifying them for the (apparent/possible?) lack of LGBT romances, and there's been a bit of debate about the appropriateness of white gamers roleplaying POC characters today, but this fairly obvious reading seems to be more or less ignored*.

    *In fairness to Bioware, there's been at least one promo video that's suggested that colonialisation will be discussed in game, and that they're aware of the implications, but still.
     
  16. unorfind

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    Still pre ordering games encourages various shitty practices of publishers like rushed buggy half arsed releases,premium content incentives and so on...
    Not to mention you are basically handing out an interest-free loan to them
     
  17. TheWiseTomato

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    Yeah, but how much luck have you had walking into a game shop for a new Pokemon game three days after release and trying to buy a copy?

    I did work in a game shop though, so this might just be me salty about customers getting angry with me personally when the game they want is out of stock.
     
  18. Dark Belra

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    To be honest, in the digital age, it really doesn't matter. Just download the game on the day.
     
  19. ScottPress

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    This. Unless you really want the $200 Super Deluxe Edition with the electric dildo shaped like the BFG from the game and a concept art book, the "out of stock" argument has little weight.
     
  20. Typhon

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    Completely aside from my opinion on pre-ordering things, not everyone has the internet to just download things. Physical copies of games still exist for a reason.

    For instance, I've moved to a much larger place than where I grew up and pay out the ass for thoroughly mediocre internet that allows me to get games when I want them, so now, for where I am, I completely agree that having a game on demand is not a reason to preorder. But I also remember exceedingly well the time in my life where I could literally have a new game shipped to me faster than I could download it, to say nothing of how much faster it was to go to a store and pick it up.

    I suspect the out-of-stock argument carries plenty of weight still for some people.
     
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