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[QUOTE] Instead of posting about contentious real life incidents I thought I should post about contentious games, namely Mass Effect! The new [URL=https://youtu.be/pyZw_oqk7Q8]trailer for ME Andromeda[/URL] dropped recently and news about the game is starting to bubble out. Since there's mostly just talk right now my thoughts on the game could change quite a bit once some videos are released but so far the PR stuff sounds positive. Some early thoughts: The ability to mix and match skills sounds like it could create some fun styles. While I'm certain I will spend hours tinkering with my character's face it's entirely possible I'll spend hours goofing around with power combinations. Perhaps at some point I'll play the actual game. The introduction of extra melee weapons such as hammers and swords makes me hopeful I can re-create the crazy characters such as those cyber ninja that were in ME3 multiplayer. It sounds like you will investigating world upon world of waist high walls. Cover based shooting is the true universal language. The creators are going to keep trying to make a land vehicle until they get it right. Still, I don't think anything is going to beat the cockroach-like Mako with it's indestructible hull and ability to drive vertically up mountains. It's frustrating that they have yet to show profiles of the characters. BioWare games are just fancy dating sims so I need to start planning on who my future space girl/boyfriend is going to be. [/QUOTE] Mass Effect - now that's good escapism. Probably one of my favorite "mainstream series" (I do think there are many very valid criticisms regarding the awful way they concluded the original trilogy, though). I hate Dragon Age, so as far as I'm concerned that series exists to work out potential problems that can then be avoided in Mass Effect (like the reputedly shitty content-bloat/hypertrophic quest system from Inquisition). I'm pretty psyched about the ability mix-and-match myself. I am a true Red Mage at heart; the ends-justify-the-means philosophy of min-maxers is antithetical to my own preferences although I do enjoy finding powerful combinations of various skills/cards/techniques/whatever. It will be hard for me to resist some sort of space-melee weapon... although I have always wished they would get a bit more creative with their futuristic methods of inflicting harm. ME has previously been all about "space shotgun," "space assault rifle," and so on. Do you mean to tell me that all these different species that evolved independently from humans all arrived at minor variations on the same shit I would see in "Guns & Ammo" magazine circa 1992? Obviously I need to keep my expectations for weirdness in check, but perhaps they will slip one or two weird ideas in there beyond "space fire bullets" and "space ice bullets". But honestly, I'm pretty excited. I am not seeing any particularly exciting prospects for space love yet but I'll certainly keep an eye out.
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