Mass Effect Andromeda is an upcoming action adventure, sci-fi role playing game. It is being developed Bioware and will be published by EA. It is the 4th installment in the highly acclaimed Mass Effect series.The game will be further improved from the cult hit Mass Effect 3. One of the major changes in the game is that it will now be an open world game with a chance to explore new galaxies. Another exciting prospect is the new sets of characters that will be used. So further ado, let us take a look at what all this game has before its slated release in March next year.
The game takes place several years after the events of the initial Mass Effect trilogy. We get to play as Ryder, who is tasked with finding new planets for humans to colonize. The actual term used in the game is Pathfinder. Like Normandy in the previous games, this time we have our own ship called the Tempest. The game is set in the Andromeda Galaxy and apart from this, not much of the plot is revealed.
The gameplay is mostly similar to the previous games. It is still an action adventure role playing game from a third person perspective. However, it is markedly different from the previous game in its open world setting. The choice of player customisation as well as gender selection is still available. Sine, this will be an open world game, the makers have added vehicles as well for easier movement. The players have a customisable 6 wheeler ride, called the Mako.
The game features various planets for players to explore, with each having their own characteristics. The game features a dialogue tree, choices, romantic relationships with companions, and cooperative multiplayer just like the previous games.
The game is powered by DICE’s Frostbite engine. So needless to say, the graphics will be gorgeous. From what all we have seen of the Frostbite 3 in Battlefield 1 and FIFA 17, this engine is absolutely flawless. One concerning factor might be the fact that it is the first time this engine will be used in an open world game. But from what all we know, the textures, frame rates, rendering quality and depth of field are going to be near about perfect. What the end result will be, it remains to be seen. However, deep down, we all know that the graphics are going to be stunning.
The original trilogy has a cult following. So, when the trailer was released at the E3, there was an element of disbelief. Many thought that the series would end with Commander Shepard. Now that EA and Bioware are going in a bold new direction has whetted the appetite of fans. The latest trailer and teaser were extremely well received. Since not much of the actual game is revealed, the mysterious element further adds to the charm. All in all, Mass Effect Andromeda is one of the most anticipated games of next year.
From the trailer and teases, the only thing that can be said is Mass Effect Andromeda is going to be good. The game is a new take on the series and looks set to be an awesome open world RPG. The only worrying aspect is that will EA be able to pull off an open world game considering its past failures. With the departure of the previous games’s motley crew, what all characters we will get is still a mystery. So EA will either give us an amazing game like Battlefield 3 and the previous Mass Effect games or a disaster like Medal of Honour Warfighter, remains to be seen. Till then, let us all hope for the best.
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