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Some Thoughts on Mass Effect Andromeda

Some Thoughts on Mass Effect Andromeda
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I've already posted that in my CSF Facebook page, but have decided to repost that here, since it is my blog after all. Feel free to disagree, but my opinion is nothing but intuition. Something none can prove until the game will be launched.

 

Why I don't believe Mass Effect: Andromeda will be as cool as the original trilogy.

 

Original Mass Effect has a strong dramatic storyline where the main hero fights sacrificing own life and lives of own friends for the sake of Earth, Consul Space, and the whole Milky Way. They have to survive to save the rest of the galaxy, they fight for the home, for the mere survival of the sentient organic life. It's either them or Reapers. No other option.

 

What about MEA? A handful of people arrived at the unknown galaxy to explore it. They have nothing left behind, no families, no home. Either they survive or not doesn't matter. I don't see anything that is worthy for them to stand for. To give away their lives, to fight. No strong motivation, no real drama.

 

In spite of the poor graphic, I still enjoy playing original Mass Effect. BioWare tempts us with the new graphic and hundreds of unexplored Andromeda worlds.

 

That's what makes me doubt I will like it, too. These worlds have no meaning either for me nor for the team of the explorers. They are might be beautiful, but... I am not going to see anything familiar with what I will be able to relate myself, anything that will matter, anything that will make me wishing to fight (read: to play) for.

 

Games aren't only graphic. I really hope BioWare will come up with a storyline that will make me feel a connection. For now, I expect just beautiful, but absolutely alien world which I don't have any urge to explore.

 

 

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