I recently had the chance to play three hours of Mass Effect Andromeda. If you want in-depth impressions, you can find those here. However, there were also A LOT of details I noticed as a fan of the series that I thought were worth collecting, so here they are. All 50 of them.
At a recent preview event hosted by EA and BioWare, we got the chance to play sections of Mass Effect Andromeda. After the play session, we also sat down to chat with producer Mike Gamble about the legacy of the series, the love for its characters, and what fans can expect from (and after) Andromeda.
Game Informer: Mass Effect Andromeda was pitched to the public as a standalone game apart from the trilogy. What have been some of the challenges in breaking away from the first three games to create something that has to stand on its own legs while respecting the legacy of what came before?
There have been a few definitely....
Lego City Undercover was an early Wii U game that, in spite of its many charms, didn't seem to get the shot it deserved. It remains one of TT Fusion's most beloved titles, and now the studio is hoping to share it with more players with a remastered version. In addition to coming to PlayStation and Xbox platforms for the first time, the updated Lego City Undercover delivers a feature that was conspicuously absent the first time around: As a new trailer shows, Chase McCain will be able to clean up...
With the launch of the Nintendo Switch a little over a week away, Nintendo hasn't shown off one important detail about the system: the interface.
Luckily, we've finally had some hands-on time with the system and can show you what it looks like. The system is still missing a mysterious (and likely substantial) day-one update the public will have access to when they get the system, but the video below offers a glimpse of what it'll be like to futz around with system options before you inevitably dive into Breath of the Wild.
Join Ben Reeves and me, Buttz, as we look at title screen, make Miis, and listen to the dazzling sounds of the Nintendo Switch....
With the Nintendo Switch set to launch in just over a week, we decided to open our system and get a good, close look at it. In addition to looking at the Switch itself, we put the new Nintendo device and its various components next to other systems like the Vita, 3DS, and Wii U GamePad to show just how it stacks up to other consoles and handhelds you may have in your house. We did the same for our copy of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
The Switch box contains the Switch itself, the docking station, the right and left Joy-Cons with straps for each, the Joy-Con grip controller, an HDMI cable, and a power cable. Nintendo Switch launches worldwide on...
The newest, hotly anticipated Mass Effect game is here in little over a month and I recently had the chance to play a slice of the game. I played through the opening mission and then a section from the middle of the game, where I had almost complete access to my squadmates, powers, and The Tempest, the ship that functions as your base in the game.
I admit that I sat down to play Andromeda with much trepidation. Mass Effect 2 is, after all, my favorite game of all time. Seeing BioWare in the unenviable position of having to carry the series in a new direction while also upholding the legacy of the series had me wondering if the developer could pull it off. Now,...
During a recent preview event held by EA and BioWare where the press got hands-on time with Mass Effect Andromeda, BioWare revealed that players will have the option to select what gender Commander Shepard is before starting the game. Whatever choice the players make will have an affect on Andromeda, though BioWare did not go into detail about how it would influence the story.
For more on Mass Effect Andromeda, be sure to check out our hands-on preview as well as...
Patch 7.2 PTR - Build 23623, Raid Testing Schedule - Feb 23 - 24, Weapon Size Changes
Concordance of the Legionfall
The latest Patch 7.2 PTR build added a new Artifact Trait with 50 ranks, Concordance of the Legionfall
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Ion alluded to some of this in his post last week, but essentially the goal here is to address what we believe to be the core of the issue with the 7.0 final traits: the large gap in player power it created between...
Console launches are exciting, but they are also risky. The first batch of a new technology is rarely the best batch, the games are usually underwhelming, and it's expensive, but many are still eager to adopt on day one. Why do we do that?
I am excited for Switch because I want to play a new Zelda on a new console and I also have the luxury of yelling, "It's for work!" at the people questioning my financial irresponsibility. I can't deny, though, that one of the main reasons, possibly the main reason I am getting a Switch on day one, is because it's exciting to be part of the early adopter crowd. I don't want to be left out. It's not a good reason, but it's the true...
Prospective Nintendo Switch owners can add one more indie game to their radar, and it looks mighty impressive.
Matt Thorson's multiplayer-focused action game TowerFall drew major accolades from gamers a few years back, thanks to its tight controls and retro flair. His newest project retains the same visual art style, but trades mayhem-filled multiplayer arenas for brutally challenging platforming sequences.
Celeste started as a four-day experiment for...
PTR Patch 220.127.116.11876: Item Functionality Changes and Bug Fixes
A new PTR patch went live today, February 22. The patch includes item functionality changes and bug fixes.
Originally posted by Blizzard (Official Forums)
Class Specific Items
The Danganronpa series has many staples we have come to love. We can expect a group of eclectic ultimate high school students, masters of their respective arts. We can guess they'll be faced with death somehow, usually at the hands of their own classmates. And of course, we can count on their suffering being mocked by the merciless cackle of the one and only Monokuma.
Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony, the upcoming entry in the series, sticks to this classic formula, but makes it shine with a bevy of brand new features. In my hands-on time with the PS4 import version of Killing Harmony, I discovered plenty of nods to the original...
These days, Suda 51 and his team at Grasshopper Manufacture are known for making games with stylish visuals, surreal storytelling, and resonant themes. Many of the studio's games, like Killer7, No More Heroes, Shadows of the Damned and Flower, Sun, and Rain possess a distinct identity. The company's latest project is an HD remaster of its very first game, The Silver Case, originally released on the Sony PlayStation back in 1999.
While Suda 51 always wanted The Silver Case to see a Western release, it just wasn't in the cards until recently, when localization company Active Gaming Media approached him about taking on the intimidating task...
Daybreak Game Company's H1Z1: King of the Kill will soon join the short list of games that have aired on prime-time television with its upcoming Fight for the Crown tournament. The CW Network will broadcast King of the Kill's first official multiplayer team competition on April 20 at 9 p.m. EST. CW Seed, the network's online hub, will also host a five-part documentary series leading up to the tournament. These episodes will follow the pre-match preparations of Echo Fox, a professional eSports team that will be competing in the tournament.
Featuring a single match between 15 teams of 5 players each, the Fight for the Crown...
Pokémon Go captured the world when it launched in summer 2016. Beyond the excitement of traveling to new locations to catch monsters and meet like-minded trainers, one of the things that made Niantic's collaboration with The Pokémon Company so interesting was the mystery that surrounded nearly every element about the game.
The mystery was thrilling at first, but after a while, being in the dark wore on users of the app, and they decided to do something about it. Players scoured their local areas, data-mined the app, and started crowd-sourced sites on where to find the best monsters and how to be the most efficient trainers they could be.
Each time a new major...
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