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Preview Shocking Report From RPS: First Hours of Mass Effect: Andromeda Stinks

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Zed, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. Zed Watashi wa Nihon no RPG ga daisuki

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    Tags: BioWare; Mass Effect: Andromeda

    John Walker of Rock Paper Shotgun has played the first few hours of Bioware's highly anticipated Mass Effect: Andromeda, the epic sci-fi role-playing game due later this month (March 21 NA, March 23 Europe – as if you hadn't marked your calendars already).

    Apparently, he thinks it's a badly written piece of crap. Wait - what - how could this be?

    [...] The first few hours of Andromeda are a gruesome trudge through the most trite bilge of the previous three games, smeared out in a setting that’s horribly familiar, burdened with some outstandingly awful writing, buried beneath a UI that appears to have been designed to infuriate in every possible way.

    [...] I’m at a loss. What I expect from BioWare is slightly dodgy combat, but splendid writing and characters. What I’ve seen so far is some decent enough combat (but nothing beyond what you’d expect in a third person shooter), and some of the most dreadful writing. I cannot emphasise enough how poor it’s been.​

    Thank you for the report, John Walker. We are all very shocked.
     
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  2. Make America Great Again Azalin Arcane Patron

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    Everything is shit,I am shocked
     
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    why are you posting news about this

    literally who even cares
     
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    Because the Codex likes to laugh at Bioware when even the mainsteam media thinks they are terrible.
     
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  7. Outmind Educated

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    I never got the Mass effect hype. True, I've only played the first game, but already it seemed like a watered-down version of KOTOR story and character-wise with minimal rpg elements and mediocre combat. Now I see the hype for Andromeda EVERYWHERE, especilly with PC Gamer whose FB feed is so oversaturated with Andromeda news that it's not even funny anymore.
     
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    You can fuck with guys, girls and aliens, no matter which gender you play.
     
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    Guess Battle Brothers won't have to worry about competition after all when everyone simultaneously realizes Bioware writing is shit and then falls in love with complex turn based combat!
     
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    Why does every character look like a retard, is that typical Bioware standard as of late?
     
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  12. Ignatius Reilly Scholar

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    Their most inclusive game to date.
     
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    So the writing is... good?

    Not sure what to make of this. Its like a Muslim complaining about something meaning its probably something I would favor unless we're talking about a plague or a cataclysmic meteor strike.
     
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  14. Tao Educated

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    I think this game is not that anticipated as you say. There are more negative comments than positive in every video and news i read so far. I suspect the moron of Walker knew this and made a clickbaiting article as he usually does.
     
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  15. ArchAngel Magister

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    I read that article and it is gold. Especially funny when he shows the retarded companion AI that instead of using stairs decides to jump over a rail and down some barrels or both companions standing on a nearby sofa while waiting for the player or not being able to just follow the player but first running in random directions and then coming back :D
     
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    Didn't you get the memo that Oblivion character design is the pinnacle of inclusivity?
     
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    I just don't understand how these multi-million dollar companies could keep making terrible UIs. You'd think there'd be a pretty solid guideline for what works by now. Somehow they keep mixing up their cinematics and UI departments. Maybe a ploy to pad the playtime.
     
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    So does this mean its good?
     
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    Fixed.
     
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    Well, as I mentioned in another thread, I have become less hawkish on the less/fewer divide since I learned that in all of recorded English-language usage, "less" has been "misused" by the highest practitioners of English writing. I also feel like there's a reasonably good chance that the who/whom correction in the game is wrong, since getting the usage right is not really so easy. But it just struck me as a funny issue.
     
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    Not going to happen tho.
     
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