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Old 06-26-17, 06:02 AM   #176
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Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda - 3/21/17

Should I start over with all the new changes?
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Old 06-26-17, 08:18 PM   #177
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Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda - 3/21/17

Unless you want to bang Jaal I don't see a reason to start over.
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Old 06-28-17, 10:06 AM   #178
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Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda - 3/21/17

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Should I start over with all the new changes?
They've made a lot of subtle changes to animations throughout the game, as well as some decent tweaks to the character creator (it's still restrictive) and a pretty thorough amount of bug work done. It won't be like playing a brand-new game, but it does have a lot more polish than it had at release. Personally, I really enjoyed Andromeda despite the flaws, but it's in a much better state now.
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Old 06-28-17, 10:16 AM   #179
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Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda - 3/21/17

I re-made my character after the most recent changes - she looks a lot better, but there are still some instances during cutscenes and conversations where her facial animations look weird, though not nearly as bad as before. The eyes are a lot better, but the mouth needs more work.
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Old 06-30-17, 12:17 PM   #180
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They've made a lot of subtle changes to animations throughout the game, as well as some decent tweaks to the character creator (it's still restrictive) and a pretty thorough amount of bug work done. It won't be like playing a brand-new game, but it does have a lot more polish than it had at release. Personally, I really enjoyed Andromeda despite the flaws, but it's in a much better state now.
I scrapped my save and decided to start over. Glad I did. I was nearly loathing this game the first go around. The weird animations were so distracting that I didn't pay enough attention to the story and got completely lost. I still can't figure out the whole research, blueprint design thing very well. I don't know why they had to make upgrading so complicated and not really fun.

I'm enjoying the game a lot more now. It looks much more polished. My main beef is the on screen text is really small and hard to read on my 40 inch tv.
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Old 07-17-17, 06:31 AM   #181
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Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda - 3/21/17

Tried the free demo, played the first mission, uninstalled the demo.

Wow, I did not expect this game to be that bad.
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Old 07-18-17, 03:13 PM   #182
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Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda - 3/21/17

Sounds like no single player DLC is planned, only MP.

Casey Hudson, who directed the original Mass Effect, is returning to Bioware to run the studio.
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Old 07-18-17, 03:36 PM   #183
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Casey Hudson, who directed the original Mass Effect, is returning to Bioware to run the studio.
That's good news for the company, he was also on Anthem before leaving so hopefully he has a positive impact on that game right away.
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Old 07-23-17, 03:04 PM   #184
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Tried the free demo, played the first mission, uninstalled the demo.

Wow, I did not expect this game to be that bad.
I was extremely underwhelmed for about the first 25 hours of gameplay, too—the tutorial seems to go on forrrevvverrr—but I really enjoyed most of the remaining 85 hours I played. I grew to like characters I initially hated (Peebee) or were completely apathetic about (Vetra). Drack ended up being my favorite krogan from any Mass Effect game. Liam, Cora, and the kett are still incredibly uninteresting, though.

Like all Bioware games, once you hit a certain level (maybe 25-35), none of the combat is challenging on Insanity. But given how incredibly difficult it was early on (because I kept trying to tackle things I was under-leveled for), I was OK with it. Once I was not constantly hiding from everything in order to survive, combat became really fun.

It was definitely the least-good of the four games, but overall it's a pretty good combat game set in a so-so setting with a handful of really great missions and a couple of stand-out characters. I'm fine without DLC, but I would like to see a sequel. Just make it a bit more daring the next time.
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